Alexa Skills That Are Actually Fun and Useful

Amazon’s Echo devices can do a lot of cool things out of the box, but if you want to add extra features, you can turn to the Alexa Skills library. These mini-apps let you add new voice commands, connect to third-party apps, and even play games. There’s just one problem: A lot of them aren’t […]

Amazon Echo Frames Review (2nd Gen): An Echo Dot for Your Face

I want smart glasses to be a thing. I want those Tony Stark holographic-augmented-reality-AI-assistant-talking-glasses to be a real thing I can wear on my face. So far, every real pair of smart glasses has fallen woefully short of the mark.  Amazon’s Echo Frames are the latest smart glasses to follow in that storied tradition of […]

The Best Smart Light Bulbs (2021): Ambient Lighting, Kits, Color, and More

If you’re like me, you spent your childhood dreaming of lights you could control by clapping. The Clapper’s premise was brilliant: no more getting out of bed to hit the light switch. Technology has come a long way since then. (Though you can still buy the Clapper!) Now, you can control the lights, set timers […]