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I am my own spy: A personal surveillance story

That was my first experience with internet-connected cameras, but it wouldn’t be my last. Over the years, I acquired other cameras: an Amazon CloudCam to keep an eye on our cat and the Nest Hello video doorbell as it was a more sensible upgrade over my jerry-…

My quest to fix my terrible home WiFi

Ever since I moved into a Brooklyn duplex, I’ve struggled to blanket my space in consistent, speedy signal. Alright, fine, “struggled” might not be the right word — I’ve mostly just muddled along with the far-from-great router provided by my ISP, lamenting t…

How to buy a smart display in 2020

Amazon vs. Google If getting a smart display intrigues you, the first question you have to ask yourself is whether you’d rather be in Amazon’s ecosystem or Google’s. If you have a lot of Google products in your home, like Nest thermostats or Nest cams, then …