Jill Duffy

Jill Duffy is a writer covering technology and personal productivity. She writes most often about software, fitness gadgets, and smart home devices. Her work has appeared in PCMag, BBC, FastCompany, Vogue India, The Ritz-Carlton Magazine, and other publications.

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How and where to sell your unwanted gift cards online

No matter how much you like them, there’s a limit on how many gift cards a person can reasonably use.

On Jan 10, 2020 by Jill Duffy

bone conduction headphones

A total guide to bone conduction headphones, plus our recommendations

While bone conduction audio may sound a little crazy, the devices that deliver it look pretty normal.

On Nov 12, 2019 by Jill Duffy

Sony Digital Paper

Review: Sony Digital Paper lets you go paperless for a steep price

The Sony Digital Paper is not a terribly diverse product, but for business-minded power users who need a work-friendly machine, it delivers.

On Nov 2, 2019 by Jill Duffy

airbnb experiences

Everything you need to know about Airbnb Experiences

Airbnb Experiences let you book (or sell) unique activities around the world. Here’s everything you need to know about them, from pricing to licensing questions.

On Nov 1, 2019 by Jill Duffy

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Review: The Google Nest Hub Max is an interesting…if early…device

Among smart displays, the Nest Hub Max is a good option, with thousands of compatible devices to build out your smart home.

On Oct 27, 2019 by Jill Duffy

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Review: Moodo safely fills a home with aromas…but also, potential headaches

The Moodo smart home diffuser lets you mix aromas and control scents from a mobile device or smart home, if you can manage to connect it.

On Oct 8, 2019 by Jill Duffy

smart notebook

Go paperless with the best smart notebooks

Love paper but want to go paperless? The right smart notebook can digitize your handwriting, sketches, and other notes, and store them electronically.

On Sep 25, 2019 by Jill Duffy

Canon Ivy photo printer, Green

6 great iPhone photo printers for sharing memories

Snap a picture on your smartphone and within minutes, have a physical photo in your hand. These mobile photo printers let you share memories as you create them.

On Sep 12, 2019 by Jill Duffy

universal remote

Control your WiFi-connected world with these universal remotes and apps

Whether you have a smart home or not, you can use your phone to control the TV, air conditioner, and many other electronics using a universal remote app.

On Aug 26, 2019 by Jill Duffy

Casper Glow smart alarm clock

Wake up happier with one of these smart alarm clocks

Want a better way to wake up? Upgrade your old bedside companion and consider a more capable device. Here are our favorite smart alarm clocks.

On Aug 13, 2019 by Jill Duffy


Luminary’s podcast experiment continues after controversial launch

After a controversial launch in April, podcast network Luminary has yet to make waves. But its presence may be good for the industry regardless.

On Aug 7, 2019 by Jill Duffy

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It’s time to secure your smart home

Make your smart home more secure with these six simple tips, including changing a few settings on your router and enabling a guest network. Here’s how to do it.

On Jul 27, 2019 by Jill Duffy

what is google nest hub max

What is Google Nest Hub Max, and when can you buy it?

Here’s everything you need to know.

On Jun 4, 2019 by Jill Duffy

what is smartthings

What is SmartThings, and how does it work?

Here’s everything you need to know about Samsung’s smart home system.

On May 13, 2019 by Jill Duffy

what is a smart home hub

What is a smart home hub?

Here’s everything you need to know.

On May 10, 2019 by Jill Duffy

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