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Easy Home Automation w/ Google Home! [HOWTO]

Google Home is probably the best way to setup your home automation over Amazon’s popular Amazon Echo as it allows you to easily control every appliance in your home with voice.  What’s good with Google Home is that the voice-control also works with any Android smartphone running Google Assistant.  Google has rolled out Google Assistant for all Android devices running Marshmallow or Nougat, meaning you should be able to control your whole house with any Android smartphone if your phone runs Marshmallow or Nougat.

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How to Do Long Exposure Photography w/ Android Smartphone & ND Filters!

For those of you who want to take your Android smartphone’s camera to its limits, did you know you can do long exposure photography with Android and ND filters?

Phones like LG V10 or LG G4 come with long exposure mode out of the box, which works quite well in near dark or complete darkness.  Now, if you wanted to do long exposure photography in sunlight during the day or even on cloudy days, it becomes nearly impossible to do long exposures longer than 1 second.

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Amazon Echo Review & Voice Controlled Home Automation HOWTO w/ WeMo!

When I first got the Amazon Echo, it was a pretty cool device that you could talk to when you are bored but there were limits to the device as I was used to doing complex things with my Google Now already.  Of course, I also find playing music rather convenient, especially when I am doing dishes, I can turn on music without bothering to dry my hands, I really like that.  But at the price of near $200, is this gadget worth it?

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LG Watch Urbane Metal Band Replacement! [HOWTO]

While I do like the leather bands on my new LG Watch Urbane, I was really intrigued by the fact that the watch itself supports standard 22mm watch bands.  Plus, I wanted to have something unique and make my new watch customized, just like my phone with a custom ROM.

Well, I ordered a 22mm metal watch band on Amazon and link removal tool (to re-size the band) with no knowledge of modding a watch except for my common sense.  I usually go to my local watch repair shop but since it had closed down and there are not many watch repair shops around these days, I decided to do it all myself.  Best of all, it only took me 5 minutes!  I am sure many of you know how to do this already but for those who don’t, here’s some photos I took while I did mine.

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Download Booster on Galaxy S5 Demo and HowTo!

Probably the most innovative smartphone feature of the year 2014 is the Download Booster on the latest Samsung Galaxy S5.

What is Download Booster?

Download Booster, just like as the name implies, boosts your download speeds for large files (for videos, music, and even custom ROMs) by using both your WiFi and 4G LTE networks at the same time!