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What is IFTTT and what can it do for you?

By Erin L / November 11, 2016 / 2 Comments

Have you heard about IFTTT technology and wondered how it works and what you can do with it? It’s actually very easy to automate your home. Here’s how.

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Is this remote strongbox the future of package delivery?

By Erin L / May 12, 2016 / 1 Comment

It’s frustrating missing the FedEx guy. If you aren’t home for a delivery, you have to either wait for another attempt, or go get it yourself. And let’s not talk about packages going missing after being left out front unattended. But a new invention from German tech company Doorbird aims to change that. They’re announcing…

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How to get your light bulbs to turn blue ahead of snowfall

By Erin L / November 9, 2015 / 2 Comments

Need your gadgets and devices to do more for you? I have a new trick that helps me keep ahead of bad weather; my smart light bulbs in my living room turn bright blue when snow is in the forecast for the following day. So how can you get this kind of personalized heads up,…

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Home Automation with WeMo! Review

By Erin L / February 14, 2015 / 5 Comments

Home automation used to be the stuff of mansions, tycoons and futuristic films and cartoons.  No more.  Now it’s easy and relatively inexpensive to adopt easy home automation features into your house. What can you do with home automation ? From controlling your thermostat, door locks, light bulbs, light switches, sockets or plugs and even…

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