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Short on Space? Try These Compact Home Office Desks!

When I grew up, my mom was self-employed and had her own home office with a large desk in the basement. Meanwhile, my dad, who had a regular job, turned the broom closet into a tiny office for himself. The closet-office was the highlight of every house tour. While Dad eventually moved to a basement office, the… read more »

10 Gift Ideas for Those Who Work From Home

Working from home can be a lonely life. Sure, you avoid rush hour traffic and can set your own hours, but the trade-off is less social interaction and more distractions. So, if you’re buying a gift for someone who works from home this Christmas, why not splash a little cash and get them something they’ll… read more »

15 Funny Questions You Can Ask Your Google Home

Smart speakers can be as entertaining as they are useful. If you need a break after the work of setting up your Google Home, why not try out some of the hilarious phrases built right in? Just like Alexa’s goofy responses, the following are all phrases you can say to your Google Home for a… read more »

7 Wi-Fi Router Features You Need for a Fast Home Network

If you aren’t using a Wi-Fi router, then you should get one ASAP — even if you only have one connected device! Today’s routers offer useful features that you need to be taking advantage of. They’re so useful, in fact, that if you have one but it’s old, that qualifies as a major reason to… read more »

You Can Now Use Google Home as an Intercom

Google Home can now double-up as an intercom in your house. And it doesn’t matter whether you’re actually at home or out and about. This should make calling your kids down for dinner simpler. That is unless they’re just as likely to ignore Google Home as they are to ignore you. Whether or not you… read more »

Microsoft Cortana Now Controls Your Home With the Invoke Smart Speaker

It seems that every tech company that has an intelligent personal assistant is also releasing a lineup of smart speakers. The trend began in 2014 when Amazon introduced the first-generation Echo, which uses Amazon Alexa. Two years later, Alphabet announced the Google Home powered by Google Assistant. Siri will also make a move before the… read more »

Best Dutch Interior Designers

.. Eigen huis & interieur has put together a top 25 of the best Dutch designers, or who is the best designer in the Netherlands. At Nederlandsdesign.com we have also held competitions in the past, so naturally we are curious what other media have to say about this. At Nederlandsdesign.com we write about the most… read more »

How to Use Apple TV Apps to Fully Automate Your Home

Apple TV isn’t just for watching films and television shows or playing games. It can also play an important role in your smart home. With Cupertino’s digital media player, you can now download and install apps to perform everyday home tasks such as checking your security cameras, monitoring your Wi-Fi network, and turning on your… read more »

Looking for Smart Home Inspiration? 10 Resources to Check Out Now

Meet Bob. Bob has read a few magazine articles about wireless gadgets, and occasionally browses the Smart Home section on the MakeUseOf website. Now, he’s smitten. He loves the idea of a smart home and dreams about living in a fully automated house. But there’s a problem: Bob isn’t technologically savvy. He’s not sure how… read more »