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How to Reset Your WeMo, LIFX, Philips, Osram/Lightify Light Bulbs

By Erin L / March 3, 2017 / 3 Comments

I ran into a wee problem with one of my WeMo LED smart light bulbs.  It was easily cleared up with a reset, but it took me some surfing to find out how to do it. That got me thinking, you might someday need to know how to do this yourself, and possibly for other…

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Why is my tech broken? Why do my devices crash? Why is technology unreliable? How can I fix it?

By Erin L / May 27, 2016 / Comments Off on Why is my tech broken? Why do my devices crash? Why is technology unreliable? How can I fix it?

I’ve tested a LOT of technology, gadgets and devices as a tech writer, and if I’ve learned one thing, it’s that most gadgets will require regular maintenance to keep working well. Just like your car, the fluids need to be topped up, and when you hear a rattle you need to take it to a…

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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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They may look crazy, but Nanoleaf makes the world’s most energy efficient light bulbs

By Erin L / September 1, 2015 / 31 Comments

Every so often you come across a cool tech device that blows your mind, and makes you rethink what you thought about a gadget. In this case, it’s an everyday object that’s been re-imagined: the light bulb. Since Edison’s day, light bulbs have been largely the same shape and structure: glass chambers with tiny wire…

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Smart Home gadgets you NEED now

By Erin L / January 20, 2015 / Comments Off on Smart Home gadgets you NEED now

There’s so much we can do to get our homes running smarter.  There’s any number of products that will do things for you automatically, or examples where once inaccessible technology can now be yours at home. Everything from automating your lights, to remotely locking your doors, checking the weather on demand, or even testing your…

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