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RIP Android Things, the Smart Home Platform We All Forgot Existed

RIP Android Things, the Smart Home Platform We All Forgot Existed

While Google is infamous for killing off its creations, there’s a good chance you’ve never even heard of Android Things — a platform Google launched in 2018 for the Internet of Things. And although Google said last year it was shifting Android Things away from the smart home, it’s now…

5 Smart Home Tricks That Are Actually Impressive

5 Smart Home Tricks That Are Actually Impressive

Going to the effort of setting up a smart home just so you can turn your lights on and off from your phone may not seem like the best use of your time and resources, but with the right gear and apps you can put together some routines that really…

Google’s Smart Displays Are Getting a Massive (and Free) Upgrade

Google’s Smart Displays Are Getting a Massive (and Free) Upgrade

The role of AI-powered smart home devices has quickly evolved from things used to answer simple queries to gadgets that can help control various aspects of your home. However, with a major software update for Google’s Smart Displays, Google is trying to turn devices like the Nest Hub and the…