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Stan was born with the gift of gab, yet marched down the educational path of electronics engineering. He currently writes for TechnologyTell and maintains his recently-launched YouTube Channel, Tech Review Summaries. Review writing? He's going on 15 years strong, with a peppering of peer-reviewing during the same time. A total tech junkie with a weakness for good-looking bags/backpacks, you might find him obsessing over the perfect load-out for a weekend out of the house. Stan has a taste for good coffee, rich bourbon, and the occasional complex/flavorful cigar. Email: stangoodner[ampersand]live(dot)com

Rekindle couch & TV romances with Logitech’s latest K400 Plus keyboard

Tablets make for some fantastic entertainment consumption devices with few limits for location. You can almost think of it as instant gratification, if you consider the widespread internet connectivity and plethora of media streaming sources available. But despite the fun and convenience, tablets can’t give you full immersion.

How comfortable would you be using a fingerprint-only smart lock?

Anyone who has spent some time learning the skill of picking locks understands that a home’s locked doors are merely an illusion of security. Sufficient skills and/or the right tools is all it takes to gain entry through tumblers, sometimes in just mere minutes. I know I’ve been able to pick both locks on my front door in under 60 seconds.

TechnologyTell Review: ARCHT One Wireless Audio System

TechnologyTell Review: ARCHT One Wireless Audio System

Free software upgrades Harmony products with smart home control

Free? Upgrade? You heard correctly, but only Logitech Harmony owners will gain this benefit. The company has just announced that a few of its most popular hub-compatible products are getting a boost with smart home control capabilities.

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TechnologyTell Review: Flir FX wireless HD video camera

This is Flir’s first true consumer product. And considering the quality of things Flir, the expectations are running a little high. Did they stick the landing, or is this first foray a flub? Read on and find out! Design & Installation The Flir FX WiFi 1080p HD video monitoring security camera shows that much thought more »

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Want a smarter, more powerful smarthome? Go for Oomi.

These days, it seems that every company has already thrown their hat into the smarthome, IoT/IoE ring. If you want wireless lights or wireless sockets or home alarm/monitoring systems, there’s plenty enough choice to go around. But that in itself ends up being a problem. If you’re like me, then you have at least half more »

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TiVo in process of resurrecting the spirit of failed Aereo

Just a couple months ago, TiVo had completed an auction purchase of Aereo’s assets. And if you recall, Aereo was the exciting new service whose business model ultimately failed against the legal system. Who wouldn’t like a cloud DVR that records OTA signals and makes it available to subscribers? Well, aside from TV networks, that more »

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TechnologyTell Review: Izon View Wi-Fi surveillance camera

Consumer home monitoring cameras come in a small variety of shapes and sizes. The most common ones you’d find are in the shape of a puck or some kind of zoom lens. Or a miniaturized observatory for astronomy. None of them are really designed to be small and secretive to blend in with a room’s more »

Think you know IoT? Here’s your chance to prove it and win!

I’ve had the opportunity to test and check out many a smart device, and I can tell you that not all Internet of Things are created equally. It’s all still kind of new – maybe more like a toddler instead of infancy – yet there is a lot of ground to cover before such products mature and hit their stride.

This ultimate backup battery just may change the world

The Tesla Powerwall is like a backup battery for your house. During the day, the Powerwall can store energy from a solar panel array or city energy grid.

TechnologyTell Review: Nyrius Smart Switch Outlet

If you’re interested in providing wireless connectivity to a variety of devices, you’ll do well to keep an eye on Nyrius. I’ve granted Bluetooth wireless to speakers with the Songo and wireless HDMI with the Aries Home+, both of which are fantastic products and deliver. One of Nyrius’ latest gadgets for the home is the Smart Switch, which brings the power of Bluetooth to an outlet.

Wren V5US speaker does it all wirelessly with Air-Play, Play-Fi, and aptX

We’re all taught to believe in the power of choice, despite the fact that it doesn’t always make our lives easier. If you’re at a water park and have to decide which slide to go on next – that’s a good choice situation. But if two of your most favorite bands are having separate concerts on the same night and you can pick only one to go see – that’s going to require some hard thinking!