Originating from Buffalo, NY, Nick is educated in media production and arts journalism. When he’s not writing about tech Nick can be found playing video games and keeping up on the latest in pop culture.
Articles and Reviews by Nick Schmiedicker
Stop anyone from forcing you to unlock your iPhone with this new update
August 18, 2017 – A quick and easy way to maintain your privacy.
The Best Smart Bulbs of 2017
August 14, 2017 – These lightbulbs will do so much more than just brighten your home.
4 things you need to know before buying a smart light bulb
August 08, 2017 – It's not as easy as you might think.
Amazon will give you four free games if you buy an Xbox One S right now
August 07, 2017 – Here's everything you need to start your gaming obsession.
The Best PC Gaming Accessories of 2017
July 20, 2017 – Everything you need to take your gaming gear to the next level.
Step aside Nintendo, Atari is showing off its own retro console
July 18, 2017 – Everything we know about the new console
Here are the best deals you can find from other retailers on Prime Day
July 10, 2017 – Don't forget to shop around with all the big stores to get the best deals during Prime Day.
The Best Smart Locks of 2017
June 29, 2017 – Secure your home safely and reliably with these top smart locks.
4 things you need to know before buying a smart lock
June 27, 2017 – Virtual Keys, Geofencing, Z-Wave—what does it all mean?
Xbox One X and Xbox One S: What's the 4k difference?
June 13, 2017 – Is the world's most powerful console worth the high price?
Exploring the future of media with Cartoon Network
June 08, 2017 – Cartoon Network paves the way for how new shows and games can be made.
Should you wait for the Apple HomePod?
June 06, 2017 – Is there any room for Apple in an Amazon Echo world?
Could this new smart speaker de-throne the Amazon Echo?
May 31, 2017 – Step aside Amazon, the Essential Home is the future we've been waiting for.
Amazon Echo vs Google Home: who's more helpful in the kitchen?
May 16, 2017 – Which is more help in the kitchen Google Home or the Amazon Echo?
Microsoft's new smart speaker looks exactly like the Amazon Echo
May 08, 2017 – There's a new competitor to the Amazon Echo and Google Home.
11 old things I didn't realize needed to be replaced until I moved
May 02, 2017 – My go-to shopping list for a new apartment
The Best Tablets for Kids
April 28, 2017 – Everything you need to know to find the right tablet for your kid.
Apple could have a secret new product in the works, according to leaked reports
April 25, 2017 – Is Apple chasing a product Google already left behind?
These portable grills will take your tailgate to the next level
April 18, 2017 – Gas? Charcoal? Either way, we've got you covered.
Cockroaches love your PlayStation more than you do
April 18, 2017 – If you're not careful a single cockroach could ruin your console,