Posts Tagged with: Smart Home

Amazon released a Sling TV promotion providing even more incentive for early adopters to get a no-contact trial with Sling TV. What is Sling TV? Sling TV, created by Dish Network, provides you with popular channels through a no-contract, HD streaming service for only $20 a month. It’s a new service, and there’s really nothing   

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Why buy a Wifi Thermostat? Wifi Thermostats promise to impress friends and save home owners money on their monthly utility bills.  Sometimes called “smart thermostats”, these wifi enabled thermostats have capabilities far above what a regular thermostat can offer. Wifi Thermostat Features Learn your daily routine and adjust temperatures when you are away/arrive Know the   

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Foscam IP cameras are the best video baby monitors. The flexibility to be able to use your iPhone, Android, tablet, or browser to view the live feed of your little one is unbeatable. If you haven’t set your Foscam up yet, make sure to check out this post on How to Use a Foscam as   

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Wireless routers do the heavy-lifting in most homes today. As we own more wireless tablets, printers, TV’s, phones, and toasters (soon enough, I figure), the pressure is on your home’s wireless router to serve up internet to those devices as fast as it can. The better the router, the more bandwidth there is to go   

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Updated February 2015 to include newest wireless routers in recommendations… Your wireless router is the quarterback for your home’s internet connection. It takes your internet signal from your internet service provider (ISP) and broadcasts it wirelessly throughout your home. Then, it becomes air traffic controller as your laptop, tablet, mobile phone, Roku, and other devices   

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Using rechargeable batteries to power your electronics saves money and is better for the environment.  The cost of a standard AA battery is about .30 cents.  An Eneloop rechargeable AA battery costs $2.50 and .04 cents for each recharge.  I made a graph below illustrating that a rechargeable battery will begin to save you money   

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Updated April 2016 to include new Foscam HD IP Camera options… Here is a quick and easy guide to use a Foscam IP Camera as a baby monitor.  This isn’t meant to be comprehensive, as there are many advanced things you can do with an IP camera (motion detection, sharing the feed publicly, etc), but   

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Most people think of the movie The Fast and the Furious when they hear the word NAS, but unlike the gas propellent “NOS”, NAS is referring to Network Attached Storage.  Very simply, this is a hard drive that is attached to your network within a very, very simple computer enclosure. The benefits of having a   

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