Kayla Matthews

Kayla Matthews

Kayla Matthews has written about smart homes and technology for Houzz, Dwell, Curbed and Inman. She is a senior writer for MakeUseOf, as well as the founder and owner of ProductivityBytes.com.

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How millennials can learn to #adult with Amazon Alexa

Learning to #adult is something that millennials have been talking about ever since they had to start doing it. Fortunately, #adulting with Amazon Alexa makes figuring out the basics of being a grown-up pretty easy.
Smart Home

Celebrate dad on Father’s Day with the help of Alexa and Google Assistant

Amazon and Google's smart speakers can help you celebrate dad on Father's Day this year. Whether you create your own Alexa Skill with Amazon's Blueprints feature or get your Google Home to tell a few dad jokes, these smart speakers can help…
Smart Home

Schlage locks and Google Home team up to make your smart home safer

Schlage locks and Google Home can now be paired together. This will allow Google Home users to control their house's security using Google Assitant voice commands or from within the Google Assistant app.
Smart Home

Apple HomePod tips and tricks to get you started

From adding items to your grocery list to setting alarms, here are 18 of the best Apple HomePod tips and tricks to help you take your HomePod from a boring smart speaker to an awesome gadget you can't live without.
Smart Home

Could this Z-Wave vulnerability put millions of smart home devices at risk?

Researchers have discovered a Z-Wave vulnerability which could make more than 100 million smart home devices with Z-Wave technology hackable. Z-Wave says its technology is secure.
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This air purifying fan is everything your seasonal allergies need

The Pure Cool fan from Dyson is an air purifying fan that rids your home of 99.7 percent of solid particles like pet dander, cleaning solutions and natural irritants like pollen. Contol it from its LCD screen or with its companion app.