Kim Wetzel

Kim Wetzel

Former Digital Trends Contributor

Before joining Digital Trends as Home Editor, Kim was an adjunct journalism professor at Linfield College and high school journalism and English teacher. She spent several years writing for several publications, including U.S. News and World Report. She enjoys camping, running, and just about anything outdoors.

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The best smart home hubs for 2019

As the smart home market continues to expand, devices are more connected than ever. Smart hubs are devices that provide easy ways for your devices to talk to each other. Here are our picks for best smart home hubs on the market.
Smart Home

The best dishwashers for 2019

Need a new dishwasher? Take a look at our picks for the best dishwashers currently available, and get cleaner, dryer dishes in less time each day.
Product Review

Google Home Mini review: Smart home, smart price

With voice match and improved artificial intelligence capabilities, the $49 Google Home Mini is a voice assistant that seamlessly puts the Google platform on the tip of your tongue.
Smart Home

Chamberlain garage door opener protects your Amazon packages from porch pirates

Tired of porch pirates swiping packages off your property? Chamberlain's B181 garage door opener works with Key by Amazon, letting you get your Amazon packages delivered directly inside your garage.
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Amazon workers listening to Alexa recordings isn’t a big deal. Here’s why

Thousands of Amazon workers are reportedly listening to recorded conversations between Alexa and voice assistant speaker owners. The idea that humans are listening to our conversations is an outrage. Or is it?
Product Review

Amazon Echo Spot review

The Amazon Echo Spot, the newest member of Amazon’s smart speaker family, is cute, fun, and sleek. But if you use it for an alarm clock, you might want to turn off the camera. Find out more in our review.