Category Archives: smart home

Selfie Journals & Viper Drones: Tech Toys Grow Up To Keep Up

Welcome to the future, where kids aren’t happy with toys that just … well, sit there. Now playthings must move on the ground and through the air and even speak of their own or user-programmed accord. This year’s Toy Fair … Continue reading

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Thinking of Buying an Apple HomePod? Don’t.

Consider buying an Apple HomePod more of an investment bet than a practical purchase because, right now, it’s a pretty useless device. Like most gaudy objects, HomePod’s aural and aesthetic beauty blinds you of its practical near-worthlessness in comparison to … Continue reading

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Toy Fair 2018: ‘Alexa, Play With Me’

Like a puppy trailing a child, the toy industry often trails after the consumer electronics industry in integrating advanced technology into playthings. But at this year’s Toy Fair, Amazon Alexa voice-recognition, AR and VR, STEM/STEAM-oriented educational gear, 3D printing and … Continue reading

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Review of the Apple HomePod

Is it the best-sounding and most beautiful smart speaker extant with a lot of potential or an overpriced smart speaker with limited functionality? The ‘net has been bubbling over with one or the other of these wildly divergent assessments of … Continue reading

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I Saw the Integrated Future at CES

  CES is traditionally a wonderland of new devices and new technologies, some frivolous and some functional, some ready-for-prime-time and some preparing for a hopeful or eventual future. Also, traditionally, most of these new devices and technologies exist by-and-large in … Continue reading

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Top 10 Gadgets From CES

A list of the gadgets I found at CES that are more practical than future fanciful, more useless than cool, that’d I’d actually buy; from the Huffington Post, which you can read here.

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Guardzilla 360 Wi-Fi Security Camera review

Here’s my review of the Guardzilla 360-degree Wi-Fi security camera from Gear Brain.

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Blueair Classic 205: Can You Measure the Invisible?

Blueair Classic 205: Can You Measure the Invisible? What is in the air we breathe?

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Ready for the AI TV Future?

Ready for the AI TV Future?

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Looking to Buy a New Amazon Echo? Wait.

A Huffington Post preview of the coming avalanche of smart voice-assistant speakers on the horizon, which you can read here.

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