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The square Ring Alarm device, mounted on a wall.

How to connect the Ring security system to Echo Hub

Here's how to connect the Ring security system to your Echo Hub, along with tips on how to arm and disarm the system, as well as use its Live View function.
A hand sets up the Peloton Guide AI-powered personal strength training device.

Peloton’s AI-powered personal trainer is 31% off at Amazon

Google Home icon on home screen.

How to use the Google Home app on a computer

The Shark Rotator vacuum in action.

Red, green, flashing: What do my Shark vacuum’s lights mean?

ninja creami walmart deal february 2024 ice cream maker lifestyle

Get ready for summer: Ninja’s CREAMi ice cream maker is 15% off

Amazon Smart Plug.

How to set a timer on Amazon Smart Plugs

The Vizio OLED 4K HDR TV in living room.

How to connect Alexa to your TV for smart voice control

An Echo Hub mounted on the wall near a living room.

Echo Hub vs. Echo Show 8: Which is the best option for your smart home?

The iHome AutoVac Juno robot vacuum cleaning the floor.

This robot vacuum just had its price slashed from $199 to $79

A person using the Amazon Echo Hub.

What is the Amazon Echo Hub?

The Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2 installed near a door.

How to use Amazon Echo as a doorbell chime

Drop In on the Amazon Echo Show 10.

How to Drop In on an Echo, Echo Show, or Echo Dot

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The Shark Matrix RV2320S self-emptying robot vacuum on a white background.

Ends tonight: This Shark self-emptying robot vacuum is $200 off

The Shark Matrix RV2320S, a self-emptying robot vacuum that will keep your floors clean, is available from Best Buy with a $200 discount, but not for long.
The Ring Stick Up Cam Pro on display the 2023 Amazon Fall Devices and Services event.

Does the Ring Stick Up Cam Pro rotate or swivel?

The Ring Stick Up Cam Pro is a premium security camera, but does it rotate or swivel? Here's what you need to know before adding it to your home.
Someone using the Dyson V8 Origin Plus cordless vacuum.

Dyson sale: Up to 32% off cordless vacuums and purifying fans

These deals on various Dyson devices is the perfect time to pick up a new vacuum or fan from the company if you've always wanted one.
The Amazon Echo Hub includes a Favorites screen.

Amazon Echo Hub review: a smart remote for your wall

The Amazon Echo Hub gives you the buttons to finally stop relying on Alexa, but its interface comes with its own quirks.
The Ring Spotlight Cam Plus security camera, installed outdoors.

Ring Spotlight Cam Plus vs. Ring Spotlight Cam Pro: Which is the better security camera?

The Ring Spotlight Cam Plus and Ring Spotlight Cam Pro share a lot of features. But which is best for your home? Here's a closer look to help you decide.
A person using a smart light switch.

The best smart light switch for Alexa, Google Home, and HomeKit

Smart light switches add programmable control to even the most basic bulbs. Here are our picks for the best smart light watches for 2024.
The Canary Pro next to the Ring Stick Up Cam pro

Ring Stick Up Cam Pro vs. Canary Pro: Which is the better security camera?

The Ring Stick Up Cam Pro is a popular security camera, but how does it stack up to the lesser-known Canary Pro? Here's a comprehensive look at both.
iRobot Roomba i3 Plus cleaning a wooden floor.

Roomba not connecting to Wi-Fi? Here’s how to fix it

Are you having trouble connecting your new iRobot Roomba to your home network? Or does it keep falling off your Wi-Fi? Here are a few fixes you can try.
An Arlo Smart Hub on a wooden table.

Do Arlo Essential cameras require the Arlo Smart Hub?

Arlo offers a Smart Hub to help get your devices online, but do the Arlo Essential cameras require the Smart Hub? Here's everything you need to know.
Reolink Duo 3 PoE security camera mounted to wall

Reolink’s Duo 3 PoE security camera sets the bar high with innovative features

The Reolink Duo 3 PoE security camera offers innovative features that help it stand out from the pack, like a high resolution so you can truly see everything.
A coral Google Nest Mini mounted on a brick wall.

The most common Google Nest Mini problems and how to fix them

Having problems with your Google Nest Mini? Our guide will take you through common issues users have with the Mini, along with the best methods to fix them.
The Ring Video Doorbell 3 installed near a door.

Do you need a subscription for a Ring doorbell or camera?

Ring makes some of the best video doorbells and security cameras on the market, but do you need a subscription to use them? Here's everything you need to know.
The Echo Show 8 on a counter.

How to use the Echo Show as a security camera

From using its built-in webcam to viewing live feeds of other cameras, Amazon makes it easy to turn your Echo Show into a security hub. Here's how it works.
The Aeron chair in a home office.

The 5 best office chairs for long hours in 2024

A good office chair makes it easy to work overtime without any discomfort. Here's a look at the best office chairs for long hours in 2024.
A Keurig K-Supreme coffee maker sits on a kitchen counter next to K-Cups and glass of iced coffee.

From Ninja to Cuisinart: The 5 best Keurig alternatives in 2024

The best Keurig alternatives in 2024 are easy to use, support a variety of beverage types, and whip up delicious brews. Here's a look a our favorites.
Blink Outdoor cam wet from the rain.

Can you use a Blink Outdoor Camera without a subscription?

Blink's outdoor camera is affordable and has great battery life, but do you absolutely need a subscription to use it? Our guide will cover the key details.
A Wyze smart camera.

Wyze camera breach allows strangers to peer into others’ homes

Wyze insists security is a top priority for the company after it emerged that thousands of customers saw imagery from smart cameras that didn't belong to them.
28 cu. ft. Samsung 3-Door French Door Refrigerator with Family Hub in a kitchen with dark gray cabinets and a wooden floor

Samsung has the best Presidents’ Day kitchen appliance bundle deal

Samsung's President's Day deals will get you a fantastic deal on kitchen appliances with lots of savings, free installation, and haul away of old appliances.
A Bosch dishwasher in the kitchen.

193 dishwasher prices slashed in Best Buy’s Presidents’ Day sale

If you're planning to buy a new dishwasher, you should definitely take advantage of the discounts that are waiting for you in Best Buy's Presidents' Day sale.
A person using the DeWalt 20V Cordless Circular Saw.

DeWalt Presidents’ Day deals: Save on power tools and accessories

Make sure not to miss the discounts from DeWalt Presidents' Day deals if you're thinking about buying power tools and their necessary accessories for your home.
A man using a 20V DeWalt Jigsaw.

Best Presidents’ Day power tool deals: DeWalt, Milwaukee, and more

We've got the best Presidents' Day power tool deals that you can shop right now, with products made by trusted brands such as Bosch, DeWalt, and Milwaukee.
The Ring Battery Doorbell Pro installed near a door.

Ring Battery Doorbell Pro vs. Nest Doorbell: Which is the better video doorbell?

The new Ring Battery Doorbell Pro shares many features with the Nest Doorbell, yet carries a slightly higher price. But is it worth the investment?

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