Home Automation

Opening the Door on Some Cool Garage Apps

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The garage door goes up. The garage door goes down. To the casual neighbor passing by it might not look like anything special. But it’s what’s behind that door, and maybe more importantly, the technology behind it all that is quite special. New technology centering around that sometimes forgotten “room” in your house is blowing […]

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3 Amazing Gadgets for your Home

Our homes are our castles and, it’s fair to say that we love to fill our castles with technology and gadgetry. While there is a myriad array of gadgets out there that you can get today, today we figured we’d give you a quick look at three (3) that we feel are particularly cool. The […]

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Review: Doxie One portable scanner

I love the Doxie One. Paperless nirvana, here I come. I’ve dreamed of a paperless and more importantly, an electronic document repository, for a long time, but that has been mostly a dream as I’ve dreaded having to haul my papers over to my clunky all-in-one printer-scanner, then scan papers 1 or a few at […]

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The High Tech Home: A Look at the Present and Future

Image courtesy of Wisfer Everyone has their own personal style when it comes to decorating and organizing their home. Some like the eclectic look, while others prefer a more traditional look and feel. However, some people really care about more the high tech gadgetry inside and integrated into the house. Here are 3 cutting edge […]

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The Changing Age of Entertainment: Bringing the Cinema Home

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With fuel costs seemingly constantly on the rise, the cost of movie tickets and snacks, it’s understandable why some people are looking to get their movie entertainment without leaving home. So what are the options today for kicking it on your own couch? Streaming and Rental Services Options like Netflix and Redbox make it simple […]

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10 Cool Gadgets for Smart Homes

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While there are not any flying cars and no one is living in apartments on the moon, the modern smart home is an impressive technological creation. Whether you are looking for ways to automate your home for energy savings or simply for convenience, these 10 tech gadgets will add smart functionality to any home. 1. […]

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DIY Webcam Surveillance Systems – Some of the Best Downloadable Software

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Have you ever wanted to catch that person you suspect is snooping around your office? Peek in on the cleaning lady while you’re away? Or check up on the kids while at work or out for the night? There are many options available to choose from when selecting a video surveillance system. Professional surveillance systems […]

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Review: Smarthome Wireless Security IP Camera

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I recently tested out Smarthome’s Wireless Security IP Camera. This compact video camera can be set on a table or shelf or even mounted to a wall and controlled from your web browser or an INSTEON smartphone app. Installation didn’t take more than 30 minutes, but could have been quicker if it did a better […]

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Book Review: Cool Tools in the Kitchen

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Blog becomes a book. Life imitates art. And so on. Cool Tools in the Kitchen is an ebook (ebook only that is) that was curated by Steven Leckart of Wired and Kevin Kelly of kk.org. While the entire book is drawn from the contents of the Cool Tools section of the blog, as the authors […]

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Review: Brinno Electronic Peephole Viewer

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Here’s a gadget that you may never have heard of, but would probably fall into the “why didn’t I think of that” category. It’s an electronic replacement for the age-old peephole standard in so many front doors of houses across the world. No more do you have to plant your eye right up to that […]

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