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Eve automatically irrigates outdoor lawns, saves water

“Gold is the new green” could be California’s new state motto, considering the current, terrible drought conditions. As I look into my backyard, I see a patchwork of gold, brown, and green areas. In Sacramento, to aid water conservation, we get two watering days per week for a few hours each of those days. It’s more »

Smart TV Hisense Roku H4 to be available soon

When it comes to streaming internet media to television sets all over the world, Roku is a leader, if not the leader. Cable-cutting in favor of viewing online content has been made easier and more possible by Roku and all of its products. Now, the company has teamed up with Hisense, the fourth largest global more »

Who will bring Rosie the Robot to life?

Despite the overarching concept of the Internet of Things being “finding simple tech solutions to everyday problems,” today’s robots show little sign of advancing to house-cleaning autonomy.

Brother releases new monochrome laser printer line for small offices

Brother International Corporation has announced its latest line of monochrome laser printers and all-in-ones, which includes the HL-2270DW, for the SOHO (Small Office and Home Office) market. Despite the shift from paper to digital information sharing and the fact that we’d all love to save the trees, offices have yet to shake the need for reliable more »

MantelMount makes TVs feather-light with piston power

Flat panel televisions are great, yet they are even better when positioned correctly. What does this mean, exactly? Well, if you’ve have to suffer screen glare, or awkward sitting to find the best viewing spot, you’ve been doing it all wrong. That’s why some genius invented wall mounts to improve on home viewing experiences. By more »

Philips introduces Hue lux LED bulb

LED lighting is transforming the way we light our homes, and “smart” LED lighting takes lighting control to a new level. Now there’s a new smart LED option for homeowners, as Philips, one of the key drivers of the trend, today introduced its Hue lux LED bulb.

Jamo introduces its new Concert Series loudspeaker family

Jamo introduced the second generation of its Concert Series loudspeakers, consisting of 10 models. The series emphasizes high design and superior sound.

Samsung assimilates SmartThings for home automation domination

Without a doubt, the next big frontier for tech companies to focus on is home automation. With wearables still in question about their value and longevity, and the mobile market heavily saturated, new arenas to compete in must be sought out. Naturally, the players you’d expect to be there first – Apple, Google, and Samsung more »

Sous vide like a pro with new WiFi enabled Nomiku

Cooking meals sous vide has gained much attention over the past couple of years. With all the episodes of Chopped and Iron Chef America I watch daily, I see this technique employed at least a few times a week. Why is it so popular? It’s all about time and control. The use of an immersion more »

TechnologyTell Review: D-Link Wi-Fi Audio Extender

If you own a non-wireless speaker and have been wondering if you’ve been missing out, you have. Seriously, wireless is the way to go, especially with such choice of mobile audio streaming. But not everyone is ready and willing to toss out money and replace a perfectly good speaker. I wouldn’t, especially a high-quality favorite. more »

Up your style with eco-friendly Get Together boombox

Consumers have quite the choice of speakers and audio systems to choose from. While the vast majority of them consist of plastic, silicone, and some metal, there are some that take a completely different approach to design. If your cozy living space is a little more laid back and a little less tech-modern, you certainly more »

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electroVine hides ugly cords with lush green ivy

I saw this the other day and thought it was a silly idea. An extension cord disguised as ivy vine? How cute. But as my day progressed, I couldn’t help but notice cords all around the house. Just to be clear, I’m the type that keeps cables wrapped, bundled, and hidden (when possible). But sometimes more »