Can A Nest Thermostat Be Hacked (And How to Secure it)

Google Nest Thermostat

Your Nest thermostat connects to your phone providing information like your movements and private data. A common question with nest thermostats in this age of hacking and hackers is whether or not they can be hacked. You don’t want to be afraid that some teenage hackers or worse yet vandalized have decided to break into … Read more

Does Ecobee Work Without Wi-Fi

ecobee SmartThermostat with Voice Control

You can use your ecobee3 with a wireless network or cable/DSL modem. But does it work without these features? We explain what does and does not work. Yes, without a Wi-Fi connection, your ecobee3 will function and work as a traditional thermostat; To register and make an ecobee account, you need to connect the ecobee … Read more

Listen To Alexa Remotely (Your Step-by-Step Guide)

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Have you ever wanted to listen to your Alexa device remotely? Well, now you can! Listen to your favorite music or podcasts on-demand with this remote app. How Does Alexa Work? How does Alexa work from a technical point of view? While Alexa is always eager to help, you have control over when she starts … Read more

“Hue Light Unreachable” (Error and How You Can Fix It)

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Philips Hue bulbs are among the most innovative new lights available for your smart home. Several Hue devices, however, have faults, one of which is the Hue light being unreachable. This error is usually caused by a network outage. This is the temporary inaccessibility of the hue bridge. 1. Check the Bulb People frequently have … Read more

Can You Use Alexa To Spy On Someone (Why and How?)

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Alexa can’t be used to spy on someone. The only possible way to use it is the ‘drop in’ tool, which requires approval as a contact and sends an alert to the recipient. Alexa always listens for an alert word, generally ‘Alexa.’  Why Spy on Someone? Alexa and other “smart speakers.” are practical, entertaining, and … Read more