Smart home 101: How to get started with home automation

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Smart home 101: How to get started with home automation

Smart home devices can make automating your home’s many tech products a breeze and help you to stay connected while on the go. With so many gadgets now on the market, how do you know where to start? Our tech experts have you covered from A to Z with...
10 Breakthrough Hi-Tech Gadgets Available for Pre-Order

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10 Breakthrough Hi-Tech Gadgets Available for Pre-Order

Are you a tech-savvy person? That’s a bit of a loaded question since it seems as soon as the latest advancement is announced, a new one has already started. But here’s your chance to get a jump on things with our top 10 recommendations for upcoming high-tech gadgets, available...
9 of the Best Tech Gifts for Grads

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9 of the Best Tech Gifts for Grads

It’s that season again—graduations are just around the corner. If you have loved ones celebrating this spring, consider these fun and useful tech gifts to mark a graduation. Magnets from Instagram photos: Order magnets made from favorite Instagram (or other square) photos at Social Print Studio. Packages start at...
Grilling Season Has Arrived … Make Your BBQ Hi-Tech with The Best Grills & Accessories

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Grilling Season Has Arrived … Make Your BBQ Hi-Tech with The Best Grills & Accessories

Preparing meat with fire dates back to caveman times, yet with every summer comes a host of advances in the quest for grilling perfection. Check out our top recommendations for high-tech grills (warning: prices may induce vertigo), then keep reading for a roundup of more affordable accessories and add-ons...
8 Excellent Tech Gifts for Mom

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8 Excellent Tech Gifts for Mom

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. What techie treats should you consider for Mother’s Day? Here are a few we’re considering this year: Amazon Tap Amazon made lots of waves in 2015 with the Echo, an in-home multi-function news/sports/music/and-more device powered by its Alexa service.  Amazon’s latest offering...
Drones and photos: What’s ok?

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Drones and photos: What’s ok?

Drones are all the rage these days. While you’d hope common sense would help deter enthusiasts from misusing drones impressive technology. It seems as if there isn’t a day that goes by that we don’t read about a drone causing havoc somewhere.  While the FAA has basic guidelines in place...
Get to Know the Smart Grills

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Get to Know the Smart Grills

A pair of grills that are pursuing grilled perfection You’ve had the whole summer to perfect your grilling strategy—to learn your grill’s hot spots, to know which advice to take, to cater to the cooking preferences of each member of your family. It’s almost Labor Day: Are you qualified...
Time to Buy a Smart TV?

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Time to Buy a Smart TV?

We’ve talked about smart cars, smart homes,  and the Internet of things . Every day, more devices that used to stand alone can be networked together to provide a new, enhanced experience. What about Smart TV? First, the basics: A Smart TV is a TV that’s connected to the Internet....
Get Smart About Buying a Backpack

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Get Smart About Buying a Backpack

Buying a backpack for school used to involve one simple question: What color? In recent years, backpack options (and prices) have exploded, turning the yearly ritual into a challenging, complex series of decisions. Check out these five backpack-buying tips before you hit the store: Remember what goes in. You...