How to Set Sleep Timer on Google Home Speaker

The original Google Home smart speaker now features a sleep timer function that you can set and cancel with voice commands! In this piece, we show how to set that sleep timer on the smart speaker, using voice commands. You first start your speaker playing content from an internet radio station, podcast, news source, or … Continue reading How to Set Sleep Timer on Google Home Speaker





How to Set Sleep Timer on Google Home Mini Speaker

All Google Home speakers now feature a sleep timer function that you can set and cancel with voice requests! Sometimes they refer to this timer as a sleep timer, music timer, radio timer, or podcast timer.  But no matter what you call it, it works the same for all these media sources.  In this post, … Continue reading How to Set Sleep Timer on Google Home Mini Speaker





How to Set Up Spotify on Google Home Mini

If you’re a Spotify streaming service subscription holder, you can now listen to your playlists and request songs from the Spotify library to play on your Google Home Mini smart speaker. But the Mini will not play Spotify recordings until you set it up with a (free, at least) Spotify account. Indeed, with a few … Continue reading How to Set Up Spotify on Google Home Mini





How to Set Up Cortana App for Microsoft Invoke Speaker

If your mission is to set up a new Microsoft Invoke Cortana smart speaker from Harman Kardon, you’ll need either the PC, Android, or iOS version of the Cortana app running on a machine that’s on the same network as the one where the Invoke speaker will be hosted.  You must install and set up … Continue reading How to Set Up Cortana App for Microsoft Invoke Speaker





How to Set Up Invoke Speaker via Cortana App

While setting up a brand new or used Harman Kardon Invoke Cortana speaker involves numerous steps, none are very hard.  Just focus on the current step you’re working on, and progress through this list.  In this post, we list the procedure we used for how to set up Invoke speaker.  We’ll do our best to … Continue reading How to Set Up Invoke Speaker via Cortana App





Husky Socket Ratchet Set 702200 Review

While  repairing rocking chairs and bikes, we bought this 16-piece Husky socket and ratchet set. It has popular socket sizes for fasteners found around the house. Husky Socket Ratchet Set 702200 Intro Well, this universal socket wrench set filled the bill nicely.  It cost around $30, and comes with a “forever” guarantee.  It has a … Continue reading Husky Socket Ratchet Set 702200 Review





Setting Windows 10 Voice, Text to Speech

Some Windows 10 programs, such as Apple’s iTunes app, rely on the Windows 10 default system voice when applying voice clips to older iPod Nanos.  You can change the text to speech voice that iTunes and apps like it use in Windows 10 by following the procedure below. As with prior Windows versions, text to … Continue reading Setting Windows 10 Voice, Text to Speech





Honeywell Thermostat Not Reaching Set Temperature Troubleshooting

A Honeywell thermostat not reaching set temperature can occur for many reasons.   For example, poor thermostat placement, to a broken heating / cooling system.  Here, we discuss some of the reasons why this happens.  We then offer troubleshooting tips and fixes to solve these issues.  First, we look at what problems happen in the thermostat … Continue reading Honeywell Thermostat Not Reaching Set Temperature Troubleshooting





How to Set Temperature Range on Honeywell Thermostat

In this post, we show how to set temperature range Honeywell Thermostat RTH9580WF.  Now why would you wish to change the upper and lower temp limits on a thermostat (t-stat)?  Perhaps you are a landloard wishing to control heating and fuel costs in your tenants’ dwelling. Or, you need to keep your kids from setting … Continue reading How to Set Temperature Range on Honeywell Thermostat





How to Program Evolution Digital Remote

The local cable company distributes the Evolution HD adapter set top boxes throughout the area, and as such, we get gobs of questions and requests for help with setting up and troubleshooting the accompanying remote control.  Often one or more functions on the remote fail to work on the television.  Sometimes, the power button works … Continue reading How to Program Evolution Digital Remote