Archive for November 2016

6 smart light hacks for Christmas holiday decor

There are two types of people when it comes to lighting up the house for the holidays; the gung-ho Clark Griswold types, and those for whom the thought of climbing a ladder in the cold inspires dread. If you’re in the latter camp, know there are easier ways to make your home festive thanks to…

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Carpets that glow; the future of flooring

It can be hard for a business to stand out. Signs and email marketing campaigns are old school. How about making an impression from the ground up? What are Luminous Carpets? Brand new lighting technology is allowing for LED lights to be imbedded in carpet, meaning companies can display directions or even advertisements to people…

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The Nanoleaf Aurora smart light is really amazing

First we had fire, then electricity. Tesla, Faraday, and Franklin pioneered the technology behind electricity, and then Thomas Edison invented the lightbulb. The way we light our homes really hasn’t changed much since that auspicious day in 1879. The lightbulb is round, it screws into a fixture, which requires a tradesman to install; electricity is…

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New Charging Technology – CTV Tech Talk

This month on CTV Tech Talk, I showed gadgets for keeping your phone charged and ready. Get a longer cable  I hate short charging cables. There’s nothing worse than having your nose to the wall, crouched on the floor by an outlet, waiting for your phone to recharge, while still trying to use it. The…

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Virtual reality for real people -Reviewing Google Daydream View

If you think virtual reality is for kids, hipsters and gamers, think again. Virtual reality is about to come to the masses thanks to Google’s inexpensive and easy to use Daydream View headset that has just launched. What is Daydream View? Daydream View is Google’s virtual reality (VR) headset.  It’s essentially a pair of goggles…

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New Philips Hue lights & accessories review & how-to

As the days grow shorter, it’s a perfect opportunity to take a look around your home and assess whether your lighting can use an upgrade. Philips has recently announced several new products and accessories in its smart lighting kit lineup called Hue. I recently had a chance to test out some samples of these new…

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