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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 »

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 »

Netgear’s Arlo home security cameras are totally wireless

By now, you should be fairly familiar with modern home security cameras. Advanced models seem to be popping up every month from familiar manufacturers or relatively new companies. Most of these cameras tout wireless connectivity, yet fail to be completely wireless. Users are left to figure out the closest outlet to provide power. You better more »

Cree steps up as Philips splits, Samsung call it quits on LEDs

Cree has always been a household name for me, as all of my best EDC (every day carry) flashlights have Cree bulbs in them. They’re bright, reliable, and affordable – the trifecta for those who don’t want to blow half a paycheck on a quality flashlight. But soon enough you can equip your entire home more »

Samsung pulls the switch on its LED lamp business

Samsung has been in a rough patch lately, as profits from its mobile business sales have been shrinking. Although they’ve been selling more smartphones overall, margins have been whittled away by steady marketing costs and falling sales prices. Just recently the company has announced its plan to discontinue making LED lights, an indicator that the more »

Hue tap provides physical switch for all your Hue smartbulbs

There has been a growing concern that people are becoming too attached and addicted to mobile devices. It’s easy to point out, maybe, when you know someone who perpetually checks their social media every minute. Literally. But at the same time, manufacturers keep developing awesome apps and/or hardware that can consolidate features into a single more »

Dyson announces latest dual-use humidifier and fan

With summer on its way out, we might finally get the chance for some cooler, wetter weather. Fingers crossed, since California has been suffering a pretty serious drought for some time. Notice that I don’t even mention having seasons – we don’t have much of that here either. We’ve better odds at being gifted some more »

Keecker launches, brings new meaning to mobile media

If you’re interested in some seriously inventive and powerful computer hardware, you’re going to want to check out the Keecker project up on Kickstarter. It’s called the world’s first ‘HomePod’, but it looks more like an 80s throwback of a futuristic robot pet. Don’t distract yourself with its appearance; you can always add decals, racing more »

Art meets smarts and efficient LEDs with Notti light

Although LED lighting is becoming more mainstream, we aren’t quite at the point of having a large variety of options. This is especially so, if you’re looking for something more than a standard bulb that screws in a lamp socket. Don’t get me wrong; those smartbulbs are pretty fantastic, especially the multi-color ones. The problem more »

TechnologyTell Review: Okidokeys Smart Lock System

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 »

Ambi Climate saves energy, makes AC units efficient, smart

When it comes to saving, doing more doesn’t always generate the best results. At least when it’s the only action chosen. Quite often, less means more. Don’t believe me? Lets say you wanted to save up 5% more annually in an emergency fund. It’s very likely that trimming from overall spending will be easier than trying to get that 5% raise from your boss.