Google's Nest Thermostat is the cheapest it's ever been

Google launched a new Nest Thermostat last fall to mark the tenth anniversary of the smart temperature control range. The sleek device came in a more compact package complete with an all-new touch sensitive edge and elegant mirrored display. While the $130 Thermostat was already affordable, Google has dropped its price to $100 ahead of Earth Day. But, Amazon is offering the puck-shaped device for slightly less at $99.98 or $114.97 with a Trim Kit designed to cover up any imperfections during […]
Google's Nest Thermostat is the cheapest it's ever been

Logitech is done making Harmony remotes

After going a long time without any hardware updates, Logitech has finally announced what many of us suspected was coming. TechHive points out a post on the support forums confirming that Logitech will no longer manufacture Harmony remotes. 
While Harmony remotes are and continue to be available through various retailers, moving forward Logitech will no longer manufacture Harmony remotes.
We expect no impact to our customers by this announcement. We plan to support our Harmony community […]
Logitech is done making Harmony remotes

Smart Display tabs reordered for some to boost 'Games' as 'Wellness' disappears on new Nest Hub

Back in October, Smart Displays saw a big UI and navigation redesign. Google is now tweaking the order of tabs for some Nest Hub users to put an unfortunately large emphasis on Assistant games, though this results in a bug on 2nd-gen model that sees “Wellness” disappear.
Tapping the Photo Frame takes users to “Your morning/afternoon/evening” where they see the weather, controls for smart devices in the same room, household contacts, and other suggestions. When the revamp […]
Smart Display tabs reordered for some to boost 'Games' as 'Wellness' disappears on new Nest Hub

Katey Sagal breaks down the roles that fans most recognize her for

The beloved, versatile actress, who starred in Sons of Anarchy and Married… with Children — and, yes, Smart House — scientifically analyzes her fan base(s) in EW’s How Are You Famous?

Sagal upended expectations and reinvented herself in the drama world with this gritty FX series. "It opened up opportunity, but it opened up creativity as well," she sums up. As manipulative, protective motorcycle club matriarch Gemma Teller Morrow, Sagal […]
Katey Sagal breaks down the roles that fans most recognize her for

Denied equal opportunity in the marketplace, conservative filmmakers start to fight back

A documentary film about an African American lawyer who rose from poverty and oppression in the Deep South to the highest court in the land would seem a natural for Black History Month. Yet, in February, at the very time its Prime Video service was featuring films highlighting black history makers, Amazon without explanation stopped offering digital streams of “Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words.”
While the film was pulled despite having at one time reached No. 1 on Amazon’s […]
Denied equal opportunity in the marketplace, conservative filmmakers start to fight back

Firefox will soon stop supporting Amazon Fire TV and Echo Show devices

Mozilla is ending Firefox support for the Amazon Fire TV platform and Echo Show devices starting on April 30th. The browser will stop receiving security updates after that date, and you'll no longer be able to install it either. Of course, that also means you won't be able to reinstall it if you decide to remove it from your device or if you perform a factory reset to start from scratch. 
Amazon gave Fire TV and Show owners access to Firefox in 2017 shortly after Google announced […]
Firefox will soon stop supporting Amazon Fire TV and Echo Show devices

Best Soundbars for Any Budget

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It’s easy to assume that getting better sound means turning up the volume, but that’s not always the case. Soundbars are great for obtaining premium sound quality without cluttering up your space with huge speakers. Trust […]
Best Soundbars for Any Budget

How to build a home photography studio — here's everything you'll need

Build your own home photography studio using our favorite tech
Having access to a decent photography studio can be an expensive undertaking, but if your home is spacious enough, you can build your own from the ground up. Thanks to all the awesome visual and audio tech available today — not to mention some kickass home-office accessories we’ve found — you can start your own miniature production company in no time. Below, you’ll find some of our favorite picks for the best photography and […]
How to build a home photography studio — here's everything you'll need

Amazon Luna's 720p streams help you play with poor connectivity

It's great that some game streaming services let you stream at 1080p or even 4K, but that's not much good to you if you're worried about data caps or a sluggish connection. Amazon is coming to that realization, thankfully. It just introduced a 720p option for its Luna service that can reduce data consumption while maintaining smooth gameplay. You only have to visit the Settings tab in Luna to toggle the lower resolution.
Luna isn't the only game streaming platform with 720p, of […]
Amazon Luna's 720p streams help you play with poor connectivity