Terry Walsh

Terry Walsh

Terry Walsh is a British-born technology writer living in Canada, whose first computer was a cherished 48k ZX Spectrum. Alongside his smart home coverage at Digital Trends, his published work includes an extensive series of books on Windows, Windows Server, and Mac OS Server.

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Despite its name, Ecobee’s new SmartThermostat is no mere thermostat

With a better screen, beefier processor, and upgraded Alexa smart speaker, Ecobee wants its latest thermostat to become your new smart home hub. Find out more in our Ecobee SmartThermostat Review.
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Google Home Mini vs. Amazon Echo Dot: Which smart home speaker is better?

We put the two most popular smart home speakers -- the Google Home Mini and the 3rd generation Amazon Echo Dot -- together and tested them on appearance, audio, and abilities. So which should you buy? Find out how they did in our showdown.
Product Review

Arlo’s doorbell is missing a camera, but ease and style make it a great addition

A lack of an integrated camera means that the Arlo Audio Doorbell isn’t as versatile as competitors, but a low price, simple installation and smart features make it an easy add-on for Arlo smart home fans.
Product Review

The Schlage Encode Wi-Fi smart lock shuts out the competition with looks, style

Easy to install and easy on the eye, Schlage Encode’s integrated Wi-Fi and third-party platform support make it a fine choice for the smart home. We took it for a test run to see how well it worked.
Product Review

4K in home security is finally here, thanks to Arlo’s Ultra UHD smart cam

The 4K home security camera is finally here! Class-leading image clarity and a super-wide field of vision makes Arlo Ultra an early contender for the year’s best smart cam. While there are definite quirks to the device, the device…
Product Review

There's finally a video doorbell you can customize to match your house

The wireless August View smart doorbell lacks the style and some of the quality of its predecessor, but is simpler to install and integrates well with the company’s smart locks.