Power to the people! Logitech Listens

Apparently all is not lost! Logitech has taken the opportunity to listen to its customers and realized that closing off local access for dubious “security reasons” effectively removed significant value from the Harmony Hub, and local control is a good thing. Perhaps there really were security concerns, I for one would love to get a detailed technical breakdown of what […]

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Arlo enters smart doorbell market

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Arlo has entered the smart doorbell market – seems like a natural place for them to go given the rest of the lineup. What is surprising, is the $80 hardware cost, and the “free” 7 day rolling recording feature. Even if you want to up the storage and/or camera count, it’s still a […]

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SVS – Speakers & Subwoofers Unleashed

FYI – SVS is hosting an event over at Abt in Glenview (north suburb of Chicago). This is pretty close to where we live now, so if anyone is interested in going ping me. I’m not sure I can make it yet, but it’s quite possible that I can carve out some time. SVS and Abt Electronics bring immersive, heart-pounding […]

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igloohome Smart Padlock

I am a sucker for “smart” kit, especially something that looks well thought out. The igloohome Bluetooth Smart Padlock looks like one of these. Obviously, power is a challenge for a smart padlock, so the “Up to 1 year” of life from a CR2, isn’t bad. More importantly there are “jump” contacts, just in case it gives up. One concern […]

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Apple Screen Time

Apple’s recent iOS12 release brought significant updates to the platform. The one I’m most interested is Screen Time. I was looking at an external parental control network device, for example Circle. iOS12 offers parental control, which seems to remove the need for an external device at least for iOS devices. Use In the past iOS parental controls were more atomized. […]

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