Zachary

Zachary has spent 12 hears in the tech industry focusing on automation, analytics, and cybersecurity. His passion is tech education; he uses his industry expertise and STEM PhD to break down complicated concepts into simple step-by-step guides. When he's not writing or coding, you can find him binging anything Star Trek or Marvel or reading far too many sci-fi novels.

How to Restart Your Samsung TV [Step-by-Step]

Samsung TVs are known for their reliability and feature-rich smart interfaces. However, like all electronic devices, they may at times require a restart or reboot to refresh the system and resolve any minor glitches you might be experiencing. If you’re new to the world of smart technology or simply need a helping hand, this article […]

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How to Pair a Firestick Remote: A Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners

Are you ready to dive into a world of endless entertainment with your Amazon Firestick, but you’ve hit a snag because your remote won’t cooperate? Worry not! Pairing your Firestick remote is a breeze, and even if you’re not the most tech-savvy person, this guide will walk you through the steps so you can get

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Firestick Remote Not Pairing? Here’s How to Fix It

Did your Firestick remote suddenly decide not to cooperate with your device? It happens more often than you think, and you’re certainly not alone. This guide will help you troubleshoot and pair your Firestick remote, ensuring you can get back to streaming your favorite shows in no time. Understanding the Pairing Process The Firestick remote

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Choosing the right smart home platform

Choosing the Right Smart Home Platform [2023]

With plenty of options out there, selecting a smart home solution might seem daunting. So I’m here to break down the decision into nice, simple steps. Let’s delve into some of the major players on the scene and how they match up on compatibility, user-friendliness, and other important factors. Alexa: The Integration Powerhouse Alexa, developed

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Smart home protocols: how your devices talk to each other

Smart Home Protocols: How Your Devices Talk to Each Other

Getting your smart devices to talk to each other is beyond frustrating. This primer will give you the rundown on all the major smart home communication protocols, which ones you need to care about, and how to choose between them. Smart Homes Need to Communicate Before home automation, your devices all worked individually. Sure, your

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What is a Firestick? What do they do?

What Is a Firestick and What Does It Do? [Ultimate Guide]

Ever found yourself tossing and turning over the decision to buy a Firestick? Maybe you’ve wondered, “What does a Firestick do, anyway?” You’re not alone. It can quickly become deeply confusing, given the abundance of streaming devices on the market today. Let’s crack this nut and see what a Firestick can bring to your entertainment

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11 types of smart devices you need to know

11 Types of Smart Devices You Need to Know

Struggling to keep up with the world of smart home technology? Maybe you’re trying to find the best smart home device to enhance your home’s security, energy efficiency, or convenience. This article will take you through the most common smart home devices and explain what they do. Smart Device Types At-a-glance Device Type Primary Function

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What is Bluetooth? Does it still matter?

What Is Bluetooth? Does It Matter for Smart Homes in 2023?

By now, you’re probably familiar with Bluetooth connections for headphones and watches. But Bluetooth is so much more than that. If you’re considering intensifying your smart home setup in 2023, you need to know how Bluetooth plays its part in home automation. What is Bluetooth? Bluetooth is a wireless communication protocol, a technology that allows

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