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How to control Chromecast TV with Google Home

By Erin L / February 2, 2018 / 0 Comments

Want to be able to control your TV with your voice? If you have Google Home and a Chromecast TV device, you can. Here’s exactly how…

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Samsung Frame TV review: 4K TV + Art Mode

By Erin L / November 6, 2017 / 6 Comments

Have you heard about Samsung’s stunning new Frame TV with its 4K resolution screen and built in Art Mode? Wondering if it lives up to the hype? Read my review…

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Flo smart thermometer works without touching

By Erin L / October 28, 2016 / 1 Comment

Thermometers are kind of gross if you think about it. They go places that are filled with germs, and you have to wonder if they’re ever truly clean. Now, you can thank technology for the ability to get an accurate temperature without having to stick anything anywhere. Thermometer works touch-free The Flo thermometer from Zeraph…

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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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Smart padlocks mean lost keys, forgotten combos are a thing of the past

By Erin L / March 1, 2016 / Comments Off on Smart padlocks mean lost keys, forgotten combos are a thing of the past

I was late for a bike ride, and tearing apart my closet and a cabinet looking for the key to my bike lock. Since it was nowhere to be found, I was forced to buy a new lock, only to find the key in a pocket weeks later. Fussing with lost keys or forgotten combinations…

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Testing the new Google Chromecast lineup 

By Erin L / November 4, 2015 / Comments Off on Testing the new Google Chromecast lineup 

Google recently announced it’s expanding and improving the Chromecast lineup. In addition to a newly revamped video streaming device, the company announced an audio version. So far the Chromecast TV disc (changed from a stick) is proving easy to use and useful. I’m a little more puzzled by the Audio version. It streams music without…

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Gatekeeper fob eliminates the need for your long computer password

By Erin L / November 2, 2015 / 1 Comment

If you work in an office where security is paramount, you know what a pain it can be to constantly be required to put in your password every time you turn away from your screen. Not to mention the fact your password, of course, has 14 characters, upper and lower case, 42 wingdings, and a…

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Ring Video Doorbell, as shown on CTV’s Tech Talk

By Erin L / August 12, 2015 / Comments Off on Ring Video Doorbell, as shown on CTV’s Tech Talk

This month on CTV’s Tech Talk, I showed how the Ring Video Doorbell works.

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Installing and using the smartphone-controlled Osram Lightify Flex LED kit

By Erin L / August 3, 2015 / Comments Off on Installing and using the smartphone-controlled Osram Lightify Flex LED kit

I’ve been looking for an easy under-counter lighting solution that can brighten up my dark kitchen, without requiring a degree in electrical engineering.  I was pleasantly surprised at how easy the Osram Lightify Flex system was to install. Even better is the option to control the lights using my iPhone, and being able to change…

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Tips and gadgets for taking better smartphone photos

By Erin L / April 13, 2015 / Comments Off on Tips and gadgets for taking better smartphone photos

How often are we without a camera these days when something happens we want to snap and remember?  On CTV Morning Live’s Tech Talk this week, I looked at several gadgets and ideas for taking better smartphone photos, since often that’s the only gadget we carry with us at all times to take a picture.…

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