Doors and locks are no strangers to advanced methods of operation and security. For years, homeowners could purchase and have installed locks with pinpad access. But with recent tech and the internet of things making its way into the home, options are plentiful and more affordable. If you’ve ever found yourself fumbling around for house more »
There are a lot of products coming out with a wireless feature for remote operation. Everything from sprinkler systems, AC units, thermostats, and fans can now come with an app for iOS and Android. More products are soon to follow – such is the nature of the Internet of Things. While some of these wireless-enabled more »
You never know when something small can change your life in a big way. A couple of months ago, our household gained a brand new family member all because of a home surveillance camera. Sometimes it’s the simpler things that make a difference. Since then (maybe even before then), I’ve been sold on the benefits more »
I’ve had the privilege of receiving a new Brother MFC-2740DW Laser Printer, part of Brother’s new line of monochrome laser printers released last month. The MFC-2740DW is a printer, copier, scanner and fax machine (35-page capacity document feeder) all rolled up in a small package. The color scanner connects to destinations such as FTP and more »
A lot of consumer attention has been focused on portable, wireless speakers. But what about the rest of us who prefer to jam to tunes blasted from bigger boxes? Thankfully, manufacturers haven’t forgotten about the home audio segment. In fact, they may be gearing up for an audio revolution, releasing new products to cater toward more »
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 »
The internet-of-things is actually starting to turn into the internet-of-everything. Before long, almost everything can be accessed or operated through an app and mobile device. Naturally, some products are better-fit for remote operation than others. One of the latest “smart” appliances to hit the household is Belkin’s WeMo Crock-Pot, which is available now. You get more »
Right now, surveillance is growing in popularity. Manufacturers have been providing cost-effective video cameras that can be easily accessed from mobile devices. The days of convoluted and/or expensive home monitoring is long gone. Besides, there’s an element of DIY self-satisfaction you get by doing the work yourself instead of hiring a service. A trio of more »
Although universal remotes are not necessarily new, latest tech trends have been turning our mobile devices into yet another tool. When you follow the logic of eliminating a pile of remotes for a single one, it makes sense to ditch that and just use a smartphone. As the internet of things continues blessing our home more »
As the Internet of things continues to connect our modern homes in smart and accessible ways, consumers are set with a new range of products to consider. Home automation and upgrades are poised to lead residential trends. One key interest to homeowners is surveillance and monitoring. What used to be an involving process to set up more »
With more cable-cutting in favor of streaming video, HTPCs are becoming more common. As technology advances, things that used to be somewhat difficult are now made easier. Take, for instance, the home theater PC (HTPC). You used to need some wizardry about it, but these days installation and set up is a breeze.
Let’s face it peeps, it’s a digital world—especially when it comes to music. While I love the warmth and detail of a good-old-fashioned record on a turntable, you won’t see me toting my record player into the office. In fact, I have a significant investment of digital music on my computer, spanning from when iTunes was first launched back in 2003.