Make your Stay-cation more like an Away-cation this Spring Break by thinking outside the box with the help of a little home technology. Here are our top 5 tips that will help you get away from it all, without leaving home.
It used to be that importing movies from other countries was incredibly difficult. You had to find an importer, who would usually charge you a gigantic markup, or somehow find an overseas source where the communication barrier wasn’t a deal-breaker. Then high exchange rates and month-long shipping times set in.
You always know when your fridge goes on. The lights might flicker a bit, but what you can’t avoid is the noise. That loud whirring is a constant companion of modern life, even in so-called ‘quiet’ models. Of course, the modern fridge is anything but portable. Samsung thinks they’ve solved all of that with their more »
We are in the process of reviewing TCP’s Connected by TCP smart LED lighting starter kit (loving it so far), just finished our review of the Philips Hue multicolored LED lighting kit, and our bros over at AppleTell just published their review of the Lumen TL800 Smart LED Bulb (shown, right). So far, the one thing that’s missing in the market for smart LED light bulbs are models that fit smaller sockets. For example, when I go to try to replace a bulb in any of my fans, the bulbs are too big. The guys at Tabu Products in Hong Kong are feeling our collective pain, and have decided to put an end to it courtesy of the LuMini.
A friend of mine bought a house recently, and his significant other wanted one room to be a sanctuary away from technology. The bedroom seemed to be that haven. But let’s face it, there are always exceptions like sick days, morning news, or simply if you want to watch something that the rest of the family doesn’t. Enter Hidden Vision’s FlipOut ($99), a new TV mount that hides your TV on the wall until you need it.
Turntables and LPs have made a bit of a comeback in recent years. Although they never lost their luster to audiophiles, hipsters and people looking for a more physical attachment to their music have been flocking to the format that looks good on a shelf. So for those not faint of wallet and who want the ultimate sound, we give you the Spiral Groove SG-1.1.
LG introduced a flexible OLED TV, a 105-inch Ultra HD, appliances and much more at CES 2014.
WinAmp, one of the oldest media players out there, was scheduled for termination December 20th, despite widespread protest. According to TechCrunch, a stay of execution has been granted by Belgian radio conglomerate Radionomy. Radionomy has some 6,000 stations in its catalog already, with an emphasis on a do-it-yourself platform that anyone can use to create more »
Light Bulbs. They are really hot right now. Who would have thought? As 40- and 60-watt incandescent light bulbs are set to disappear from store shelves in 2014 due to the incandescent bulb ban, the transition to more energy efficient forms of lighting is upon us and products abound. Unfortunately, it also opens up a more »
Perhaps the un-sexiest name for a market sector of all time, the “Aging in Place” biz is nonetheless booming. It’s no secret that the elderly want to stay put rather than become dependent on family, or worse, be moved into assisted living. These days, however, there is new technology flooding the market that allows them to stay safely at home longer.
You know what I love most about the guys and gals at BlueFlame? They keep coming up with cool solutions to problems I didn’t really realize I had. The latest innovation from the company is called, quite simply, The Conductor. And as you probably guessed from a quick glance at the picture at right, it more »
Say you’re out in the wilderness (or, you know, in your back yard) doing a little camping, and you realize that your smart phone battery is dead. Granted, if you’re just in the backyard, you could pop back into the house and give it a quick charge (assuming you’re not camping out because of a more »