Smart home no longer a choice between ultra-expensive and cheap DIY (Post sponsored by URC)

Great news: It’s more affordable than ever to automate your home, while taking all the guesswork and annoyance out of setting it up. It wasn’t always this way. For most of its existence, home automation has been the domain of both the ultra-wealthy and the DIY enthusiast. The ultra-wealthy regularly have, for decades, paid five more »

Home Automation with Crestron

It seems as though Crestron wants to rule the Home Automation market.  They are constantly coming out with new features and products to fully automate your home life.  They want you to have “A Simpler Life At Every Time of Day” as they put it.  This is not a paid advertisement, just a post about more »

Amazon Echo soon to rule the home

Amazon Echo  For anyone who is not familiar with the Echo, it is the modern day assistant that is starting to outshine Siri, Cortana and all other electronic assistants and voice controlled smart boxes. Echo is fast becoming the “go to” voice assistant in the marketplace.  There are still some issues with which device or more »

Smart Home, let’s start in the kitchen with the Smart Fridge

When we think of Smart Homes and appliances, the refrigerator is probably the first thing that should jump right out at us.  It is the first thing we go to to satisfy our thirst and hunger.  Instead of getting up and going to look in the fridge to see what ya got, just pull out more »

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.

Technology-Tell Review: Voombox Ongo Portable Speaker

Voombox has offered up plenty of interesting entries in the speaker category, and one more has come our way. Our friends at Voombox sent out a Voombox Ongo for us to review, and this little dynamo will pack quite a bit of performance in an unusually small package. Design The Voombox Ongo is designed to more »

Technology-Tell Review: 808 NRGGLO Speaker

There’s something to be said for being able to take a party where ever you go–particularly with summer coming on in earnest–and parties tend to need certain basic things. Music is one of these. A killer light show, meanwhile, is less useful but still welcome. 808 sent out an NRGGLO speaker for us to review, more »

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.

Technology-Tell Review: ARCHT One Wireless Audio System

Technology-Tell 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.

Smart Grids 101: Connectivity of the Future

From GadgeTell The smart grid IT market is expected to double in the next decade. How could smart grids revolutionize your daily life? Read the full post on GadgeTell »

Popcorn in Your Browser is dead after just a couple of days

From EntertainmentTell Popcorn in Your Browser- Black Lodge-style red curtains and all- is dead after just a few days Read the full post on EntertainmentTell »