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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How to create spooky Halloween effects with smart home lighting and sound

This Halloween, bathe your home with eerie smart home lighting and audio effects guaranteed to spook your neighbors. Use colored light and eerie sounds to create eerie Halloween effects.
Smart Home

Google Home Mini vs. Amazon Echo Dot: Which 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

The Kasa Cam Outdoor delivers smart security monitoring at a great price

While it may lack the sexier features of Nest Cam IQ Outdoor, the weatherproof TP-Link Kasa Cam makes home security easy, with full-HD video streaming at a great price
Product Review

Combining a smart speaker with your router makes way more sense than you think

Hitting a new note in networking convergence, Netgear Orbi Voice successfully combines speedy long-range Wi-Fi, a Harmon Kardon speaker, and Alexa voice assistant with great results. Could this be the future of smart home devices?
Product Review

Robovacs are cheap now, but this self-emptying Roomba is worth paying more for

The range-topping, reimagined Roomba i7+ offers great cleaning performance, multi-floor mapping and automatic dirt disposal, throwing shade on discount dirt-busters and reinventing the robovac market.
Product Review

Invisible until you need it, SimpliSafe is a no-hassle way to watch your home

These days, there a lot of do-it-yourself home security systems out there. How do you choose? Simplisafe’s latest offering brings together beautiful hardware and the ability to customize your home security package. We do wish that we…