Category Archives: smart home

Should There be a Broadband New Deal?

On a make-shift stage before 50,000 people in rural Barnesville, Georgia, the President of the United States stressed the importance of universal connectivity. He insisted that the lack of access to connectivity created “an economic unbalance in the nation as … Continue reading

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Best Internet Providers in…

Here are a series of examinations of the available ISPs in a number of disparate cities across the U.S. from U.S. News & World Report: Best Internet Providers in Ann Arbor, Michigan Best Internet Providers in Atlanta, Georgia Best Internet … Continue reading

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12 Useful Gifts Under $50

A tight budget doesn’t mean you need to fill stockings with a funny coffee mug, socks, or an impersonal $25 Amazon gift card. Here are a dozen cool new gadgets for less than 50 bucks each. Read all about these … Continue reading

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Review of the Kwikset Halo Smart Lock

For the tech-phobic, Kwikset’s Halo is the simplest yet most complete smart lock available. Halo can be opened/operated via a PIN code, an app, or a standard physical key, for those naturally wary of no-key smart locks. Plus, unlike most smart locks, … Continue reading

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Huge Changes Coming to iPhone, iPad and Mac Apps

Today, at WWDC20, Apple unveiled a multitude of improvements coming to iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac. The new features will come with the release of iOS 14, iPadOS 14 and MacOS X Big Sur later this year and function across all … Continue reading

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COVID Prompts Higher Appliance Replacements

Wary of in-home repair in the age of COVID, consumers are opting more than ever to replace their quickly-aging appliances. Read this report here at TWICE.com.

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The Best Printer for 2020

Yes, printers are still a thing. Despite the near ubiquity of digital displays — from phones to laptops to TVs — there are still times when you need a hard copy. Shopping for a printer can be a bewildering process, … Continue reading

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Pro-Installed vs. DIY Home Security Systems

When purchasing a home security system, one of the first decisions is whether to install it yourself or have a professional install it for you. The equipment needed to safeguard your home – primarily security cameras (indoor, outdoor, and doorbell), … Continue reading

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My CES 2020 Coverage

As I have for the last 35 years or so, I helped cover the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) for the official CES Show Daily, published by TWICE. Here is a sampling some of my pre-show and on-the-spot reporting. FCC Chair … Continue reading

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Techlicious Top Picks of CES 2020 Awards

I contributed to Techlicious’ top CES 2020 top products roundup. You can read the entire roundup of products here.

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