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That Cheap Garage Door Opener From eBay

I have to admit since I purchased my Google Home, I’ve been trying to find ways to automate various things around the house. One of the easiest/quickest things to do is to purchase the smart outlets or smart plugs. Recently, I was looking at smart options for garage door openers. I went looking through eBay …

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PlexPy is now Tautulli

For those who run a Plex Media Server, you know that one of the weakest points of having a Plex server is not having statistics baked into the application. You don’t have information about how many users you’re serving up how many streams, how many transcodes and what are the peak hours of the day. …

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Easy Media Server Storage Solutions

If you’ve been running a media server for any amount of time (like Plex or Emby), you realize how fast your media library can build up and how much storage it can require. The good news is that storage space on hard drives seems to double on a very rapid basis. So finding a hard …

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Using Mini Smart Sockets

Over the past year or so, I’ve been getting into using the Google Home (assistant). It’s nice to be able to turn lights on, ask general questions and set appointments just by talking. But one of the most disappointing things about the Google Home habitat is the ancillary devices/switches. A lot of them are fairly …

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Using EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free v11

In a time where everything is stored on solid-state drives, USB drives, SD cards and microSD cards, people tend to forget that the storage options can fail. Pictures and videos can be deleted by accident or they can become corrupted and you can lose them altogether. You would think that the respective operating systems would …

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Open Live Writer 0.6.1.0 is available at the Windows Store

I’ve been blogging for a long time and my favorite application to use for generating my articles is/was Windows Live Writer, but Microsoft has since sunset that product. It’s been replaced by Open Live Writer. Over the past year, since the Open Live Writer team took over the development of that application, the development team …

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Blocking BS News starts at the browser level, at least for Google Chrome – BS Detector

On the heels of the post-presidential election, arguably one of the most stunning upsets in American history, people have become angry with websites that spread misinformation or flat out lies. In my previous article, I mentioned that Facebook and Google are going to be making efforts to try to weed out fake news. But the …

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5 Ways to Conserve Smartphone Battery Power During the Work Day

You forgot to plug your phone in last night, and you’re starting the work day with only 20 percent battery life. It’s a situation that’s happened to everyone, and it’s no fun at all. But with some battery-saving tricks up your sleeve, you can make minimal battery life last you through the workday. Plus, when …

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Dragon Professional Individual Version 5 – Auto Transcription Sample Rate Problems

A couple of weeks ago, I was given the opportunity to do a product review on Dragon Professional Individual version 15. I like to try to go to the product/software as much as I can and test various aspects of its functionality. Dragon Professional Individual focuses on professionals who use speech recognition as a way …

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There’s Definitely A Problem With Lip-syncing and Smart TVs

I recently purchased a new TV. It wasn’t because my old TV was bad, it was about five years old, but surprisingly, my wife was actually wanting a bigger TV. I like to preach that I don’t want a smart TV, I want a “dumb TV”. I just want a TV that can display a …

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