The Star Trek Home, Episode 3: Simpli...

Computer: [alarm] Intruder alert! Intruder alert! According to the crime statistics conducted by the FBI, it is estimated that a home burglary happens every 20.9 seconds in the United States. That adds up to about 172 per hour, and approximately 4,134 per day. These are startling statistics, but the good news is that we can […]

Schlage Smart Locks

Schlage has made quite a name for itself in the Smart Home space lately.  They provide a wide array of ‘smart door lock’ products.  They currently have 3 different types of connected smart locks…     Schlage Sense The Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt makes daily life easier and more convenient. Enter an access code on […]

Amazon Echo Spot

Echo Spot is basically Amazon Echo with a 2.5-inch screen that serves as a smart alarm clock that is powered by Alexa. The compact, circular design gives the Echo Spot a stylish look, enabling it to blend seamlessly into any home. Echo Spot Features Second-generation far-field technology with four microphones makes Alexa better at understanding […]

Samsung Family Hub Refrigerators

Samsung has really went all out on their new Family Hub line of smart fridges!  These are the smart refrigerators you keep hearing about that, with an app on your phone, you can see the contents of your fridge from anywhere in the world. Family Hub The Family Hub is actually a connectivity hub that […]

Red Dead Redemption 2 (PS4 and Xbox1)

Red Dead Redemption 2 is an upcoming western action-adventure game developed by Rockstar Games Studio and will be the third game in the Red Dead series. Like its predecessors that were released for the Playstation and Xbox consoles, Red Dead Redemption 2 will be released for the Playstation 4 and Xbox One. Rockstar has confirmed that […]

The ‘Star Trek’ Home, Ep ...

In Star Trek, the bridge is a command center in a starship where commanding officers supervise all of the operations of the vessel. Like the bridge is to a starship, smart homes often have a hub that consolidates and controls the operations of the diverse smart devices within the home, and enable them to communicate […]

Samsung SmartThings

Today, I’d like to introduce you to Samsung SmartThings. What is SmartThings, you ask?  Well, they want to be THE Smart Home ‘brains’ for the masses.  SmartThings consists of a central hub that every compatible device communicates with.  Some devices have SmartThings connectivity built in, while other, less ‘smart’ devices can be controlled via SmartThings […]

The ‘Star Trek’ Home, Ep ...

Lately, advancements in smart home tech have been boiled down to apps, automation and voice recognition, i.e. scheduling a smart gadget to automatically turn on or off at certain times of the day, controlling a gadget using voice commands, or remotely from a mobile app. Now… imagine being able to communicate from different rooms within […]

Arktika.1 (Oculus Touch)

Arktika.1 is a fully-immersive sci-fi horror shooter developed 4A Games – the studio that brought us the Metro series first person shooters.  Arktika.1 is slated to be released on October 10th.  Arktika.1 is being designed exclusively for the Oculus Touch in collaboration with Oculus Studios.  So you know they’ll have some amazing high-level interactivity rarely seen […]

MySmartBlinds Automation Kit

Imagine being able to remotely control every blind in every room of your home from just your mobile device. How about being able to automatically tilt your blinds to let in sunlight or shut them for privacy according to different times of the day? Motorized blinds and shades seem to be all the craze in […]