Category Archives: Home Entertainment & Automation

Baby Safety Month Provides Tips to Safeguard Your Home

By Judy L. Marchman September is Baby Safety Month. Sponsored by the Juvenile Products Manufacturing Association (JPMA), the month-long event aims to educate parents and caregivers on ways to safeguard their children against hidden hazards in the home every day. … Continue reading

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Future-Proof Your Home with These Eco-Friendly Devices

By Alexis Breitkreutz Technology grows and changes just as fast as we do. In years past, we’ve seen technology appear that we never thought we’d ever see, only to have it quickly replaced by something newer and better — and … Continue reading

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The Latest in “Smart” Technology: Smart Water Heaters

By Drew Knight The year is 2015 and everything is getting “smart.” From phones to watches to homes, it seems as if nothing is safe from getting a little wiser, and now water heaters are no exception. Today, heating water … Continue reading

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Tips to Enjoy Your Backyard This Summer

By Bryn Huntpalmer It’s finally summer: the kids are home from school, the days are long and everyone is eager to get outside. Skip the hassle of traveling and pricey amusement parks and make your own backyard the spot to … Continue reading

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How to Host the Perfect Backyard Barbecue

By Drew Knight May is here and with it comes beautiful weather and a multitude of opportunities to host a barbecue; that must be why they call it National Barbecue Month (we don’t know who “they” are, but “they” certainly … Continue reading

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Gadget of the Month: Bidgely’s HomeBeat Energy Monitor

By Patricia L. Garcia Each month, my husband and I prepare ourselves for the shock that will inevitably come from opening our utility bill: Will it be reasonable? Will we be able to go out to eat this month? Did … Continue reading

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Gadget of the Month: WeMo Insight Switch

By Ashley Steel You’ve got your keys, your phone and your wallet; now you’re headed out the door. As you sip your coffee on the way to work, you start to get an uneasy feeling: Did I forget something? It’s … Continue reading

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