Archive for August 2016

Philips Hue lights get wireless motion detection

Regular readers know how much I love smart lights.  They give so much versatility to your home’s ambiance and colour.  The Philips Hue line is a popular kit that allows you to easily get started with adding smart LED lighting, timers, colours and more to your house.  Today, Philips has announced more smart functions are…

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Artists to use old farm equipment to create giant walk-in camera

Four artists are banding together to create works of art inside a giant empty grain bin.  The project will create a massive ‘camera obscura’ inside the old corrugated metal structure. The plan is unfolding at the Coutts Centre for Western Canadian Heritage northeast of Nanton, Alberta. Camera obscura is Latin for ‘dark room,’  and as the group…

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Smart PLAYBULB String lights perfect for holidays

Christmas lights have been boring for much of modern history.  They came in just red, green or white, they all looked the same, and they didn’t do much to incorporate themselves into people’s unique personal styles. That’s different now with the introduction of the PlayBulb String lights. Playbulb: Smart LED holiday lights These smart LED…

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Roku’s new 4K TV is easy to use with a gorgeous picture

4K or Ultra HD is the newest revolution in TV technology. If you’re new to this TV term, 4K is all about the pixels. Millions of pixels. Millions more than the next best TV which is 1080p. If you think of a TV screen as a giant grid made up of minuscule squares, a 4K…

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LG Music Flow H3 speaker review

All about the LG Music Flow H3 wireless portable speaker – Wireless portable speakers are popular because they can be placed in any room, they sound great, and often they’re easy to set up and use, integrating seamlessly into your life.  If only that were the case with the LG Musicflow H3 Smart Hi-Fi Audio…

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Goutte D’O rain drop cabins from Parks Canada entice campers

I LOVE this idea.  A six meter mini-cabin in the shape of a drop of water is now open to campers in Canada.  The Goutte D’O (water or rain droplet) is a small portable accommodation option designed to entice campers who might find tenting too rustic. Gouttes D’O make debut in Canada parks The Goutte…

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Vimtag P1 Smart HD camera review

Home security cameras are becoming more popular, both because they’re coming down drastically in price, and because the quality of video is improving dramatically, not to mention the user interfaces are much easier to operate. Families are using in-home cameras for watching kids and teens, for keeping an eye on the house while out of…

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