Tag: smart

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: iVUE Horizon Pro 1080p HD Camera Glasses

A while back I got an opportunity to do a review on iVue’s Horizon Pro 1080p HD camera sports glasses. People who like to do activities like to be able to record themselves, but trying to record using a smartphone while doing activities is kind of difficult. IVue has come out with a pair of …

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Consumers Deserve To Have Encryption And Privacy

As of late, I’m finding the whole discussion about encryption to be quite intriguing.  It seems that most people in technology  value of the idea of encryption and privacy to be pretty high.  No one wants a stranger to be able to come along and eavesdrop on your conversation, look at your data or your …

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So now Google wants Chromecast built into TVs, like Roku

At the beginning of 2014, Roku was able to work out some deals with Hisense and TCL TV manufacturers to incorporate the Roku abilities; TVs from 32 inches to 55 inches. At the time, I thought it was a bad move considering all the number of streaming media devices that people can use nowadays. Albeit, …

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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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Kickstarter: YoCam Is Way Popular And Funded Big Time

Kickstarter is a great place for things to go from great ideas to consumer’s hands. One of the more popular funded projects on Kickstarter is YoCam. It describes itself as the world’s most versatile waterproof life camera. It had an initial goal of $80,000, and at the time of this article, they’ve raised approximately $375,000 …

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2015 Christmas Gift Ideas For Smartphone Users

I think it’s always difficult to try to purchase a gift for someone who’s into technology. If you’re someone who’s not technically inclined or know what the latest gadgets are, you might need some pointers on what’s cool. For this article, which is going to be focusing on accessories for smartphones. Pretty much everyone has …

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Three Of My Favorite Screenshot Apps For The PC [free]

In having done tons of documentation over the years, I’ve used a wide variety of applications to do screenshots. Screenshots are absolutely a necessity when doing documentation. Generally, people work better when they can see true examples of what they’re supposed to be seeing as opposed to just reading instructions. There’s lots of applications that …

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