Tag: power

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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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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Review: GONGNIU – USB Car Charger

This is a quick post about something I found on Amazon.com. So, first I was looking for a car charger that would fix my problem where I use my GPS on my phone and unfortunately, my car charger would not charge my phone fast enough so as I’m using my GPS, my phone is also …

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Review: Canon Vixia HF R700 Camcorder

I recently picked up a new camcorder to keep track of my son’s activities with tae kwon do and football. Some of the main things that I was looking for  was a good optical zoom, HD recording, the ability to take still photographs during the recording process and to be very easy to use. It’s …

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Using Speech Recognition With Google Docs Is Really Impressive

If you’ve ever wanted to use speech recognition to create documents or to see how productive you might be with using a service like that, you might want to check out Google Docs. As of yesterday, February 26, Google Docs now has dictation, by way of their “Voice Typing” future they been using on all …

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Internet: Xfinity Comcast vs. EPB

There continues to be a battle in Tennessee to allow municipalities that provide Internet service to expand beyond a certain range. Companies like AT&T and Comcast, and other cable companies, are fighting to keep their territories monopolized. Comcast’s strongest point with customer retention as a do with long-term customers who don’t like change or are …

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Review: IRulu Universe 1s (U1s) Smartphone

A week ago, I was given the opportunity to review one of the latest smartphones from iRulu, the U1s. In the past, iRulu has focused on low-cost android tablets, but within the past year, iRulu has been focusing more towards smartphones. I’ve done other reviews for iRulu in the past on the tablets and I’ve …

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Review: UCtech USB3.0 SATA Hard Drive Docking Station

A couple of week ago, I was approached by a friend of mine that wanted to know if I wanted some old SATA drives. The drives that he was offering to donate were older SATA drives and they didn’t have a lot of storage space, but he did have quite a few of them. It got …

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Review: IRulu 7″ Quad Core Tablet [X1s 1749]

From time to time, I get the opportunity to review tablets from iRulu. I purchased my first iRulu tablet off of eBay and I have to admit, in almost the past two years, iRulu has made a lot of improvements to their android tablets. IRulu has started focusing on not just android tablets but now …

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Review: iKross Solar Bluetooth Handfree Speakerphone

 The other day, I got to thinking about older vehicles and smartphones, and having the ability for hands-free operation. All the newer cars  now have Bluetooth capability built into the car for hands-free operation. These newer cars have the ability to utilize the interior speaker system for having conversations and sharing music libraries from your smartphone. …

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