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Cree steps up as Philips, 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.

TechnologyTell Review: Belkin WeMo LED Starter Set

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 »

TechnologyTell Review: Arcsoft Simplicam Camera

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 »

Swann Security expands into the connected home space

Swann Security is a household name known for cameras and security, and have been for quite some time. After some recent tiptoeing into home connectivity geared toward the common consumer, Swann Security has decided to jump right in. The company has just announced its latest flagship product, the SwannOne. It kind of has a ring more »

Need to extend a wall switch? e5 Relay does it wirelessly

With all the latest TV and home theater electronics releasing lately, you might have been thinking about a possible upgrade. One of the great benefits that comes with upgrading is the opportunity to adjust or completely change the layout of a room. A bigger television may require more open wall space. A receiver and full more »