At this year’s CEDIA Expo in Dallas, I saw all manner of cool new entertainment and home control technologies, all of which I’ll be sharing with you in detail over the next few weeks. New speakers. New concepts in … more >
A few weeks back I got my hands on Core Brands’ BlueBOLT BB-ZB1 Gateway and SP-1000 SmartPlug, along with the more feature packed Panamax MD2-ZB SmartPlug (a review of which is in the works), and if I had but … more >
With Thanksgiving just days away let the party planning and food preparations begin.
There’s really nothing better than Thanksgiving morning, as you awake to the smell of a roasting turkey and fresh baked pies as you eagerly await the arrival … more >
We’ve all heard of home automation and how it can “smarten up” your home. There are systems that allow you to turn on your TV, shut the blinds, turn down the AC and lock your doors all through simple … more >
Whether you’re a self-proclaimed foodie, constantly experimenting with flavor, or a busy Mom looking to create a fun, fast meal for your family, it’s likely you dabbled with one of the many foodie apps and cooking e-books available today. … more >
While controlling things like music, TV and thermostats via touchscreens is fairly commonplace now, advanced control of kitchen appliances has been lagging behind. The smart kitchen now has the first app and module to manage energy, … more >
A vacation home is, by nature, a place to get away from it all—an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, a destination for peace, quiet and most of all, simplicity.
So what would happen when a family … more >
He calls himself Lord Dumpling, and his island “nation” has a zero-tolerance policy for incandescent lights. In fact, he claims to have the first fully self-powered nation. He is Dean Kamen, inventor of the Segway electric … more >
Filled with excitement after purchasing a farm, a pair of Central California homeowners decided to renovate the 30 year old Victorian style home that was on the property. Unusual for central California, the home had a basement. And while … more >