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DAC the halls with Hi-Res music, with Meridian Explorer2

Your beloved laptop or PC may be your most powerful piece of tech, but if you have a set of high-end speakers or headphones it’s not doing you much good. Face it. Your computer sucks at driving the top-shelf audio you deserve to hear. But that’s ok, because you’re no worse off than most anyone more »

TechnologyTell Review: LockState WiFi Electronic Deadbolt Lock

Among the variety of new home automation devices, locks are turning out to be quite popular. Why have physical keys when a mobile device can do the same thing? Remote locking and unlocking can be very convenient. But then why have a mobile device in your hand when a glowing pinpad works just as quickly, more »

Why aren’t all home outlets smart like the Brio?

By the time we make it to adulthood, power outlets are so ubiquitous that we hardly give them a thought. That is, until, babies. You know, there is an entire industry of outlet plugs fully supported by new, freaked-out, or new & freaked-out parents. The look is always the same when the conversation turns to more »

Save water, save the world, with Amphiro b1 smart shower

There has been a lot of focus on reducing energy usage and conserving. New and efficient smart LED bulbs have grown in popularity due to their low costs and longevity. However, there is more to a home’s total resource consumption than just lamps and lighting. You can tell by looking at the water and electricity/gas more »

Nest’s first national commercial stars a grumpy old man

Ever had an older relative who just doesn’t get today’s new technology? Are you that older relative yourself? Either way, you can probably relate to Nest’s new commercial, its first national one, which began airing in the last week. The ad stars Richard Herd, who played George Costanza’s boss Mr. Wilhelm on the later seasons more »

Control more than lights with Insteon Dual On/Off Outlet

If you haven’t caught up to the wireless LED light craze, you’re seriously missing out. It’s one of those things that ends up being much more useful than expected, once in practice. Whether you want to save energy by remotely controlling lights, or to create a lived-in appearance at home while away, wireless is the more »

Smart Booo Dimmer puts wireless light control in hands

One of the reasons that wireless-enabled light bulbs have grown in popularity is the ease of control. Sure, there may be a pinch of laziness thrown in here or there, but it’s still pretty cool to turn lights on and off with a mobile smartphone or tablet. Besides, wall switches aren’t always in the most more »

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WeMo enabled smart coffee maker now available from Belkin

For many people, mornings just aren’t until that first sip of coffee from a freshly-brewed pot. Having a solid morning routine helps to get a day started right. However, there’s something to be said about spontaneity and flexibility. Sometimes things change, and you need to adapt on the fly. Your coffee maker should, too. Belkin more »

Bulbs aren’t needed with futuristic Aerelight desk lamp

LED light bulbs are quickly gaining traction with consumers for their cost-effectiveness and low-energy usage. It’s likely that prices will continue to drop as companies battle each other in a market expected to multiply over the next few years. But as Cree fills a void by a departing Samsung, what’s a manufacturer to do to more »

BeON smart bulb lights homes, deters burglars

A lot of media attention is paid to high-profile cyber crimes such as stolen identities, hacking, and stolen credit cards. Although such incidents may be big, they’re still not quite as prolific as basic break-ins and theft. These happen all the time nationwide, but you’re only going to hear about local incidents. The key to more »

Rupert Murdoch thinks Amazon, Netflix are too big. Duh.

Unless you’re the one in the lead, no one likes monopolies. Few people may understand this concept more than Rupert Murdoch, the 83-year-old founder of one of the world’s largest media conglomerates. If you’ve ever watched some TV, especially anything from 21st Century Fox, he’s made money off of it. But local and cable television more »