Joule: Sous Vide by ChefSteps

Getting the perfect level of rareness in a steak or beef roast is not impossible with the right amount of planning, experience, and timing. But, even the reverse sear method is not as foolproof as sous vide (hot water immersion). Fortunately, the explosion of Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices has benefited the home kitchen immensely with several network/app connected sous vide options […]

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iBoysoft File Protector

iBoysoft File Protector is a Windows application that allows you to ‘protect’ your files and folders from accidental or malicious deletion. It’s nice and simple.  After installation, you just choose the files or folders that you don’t want deleted and choose the level of protection.  Anyone that doesn’t have the password for the iBoysoft File Protector will not be able […]

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Ubiquiti Networks NanoSwitch (N-SW) Unmanaged Passive 24V Passthrough Switch

The new, and still in short supply, Ubiquiti Networks NanoSwitch N-SW provides 1-to-3 passive 24V passthrough Gigabit Ethernet switching for a very reasonable $40. The weatherproof form factor and -30 to 70° C (-22 to 158° F) operating temperature make it a great solution for all but the most extreme locales. But, the lack of manageability and modern power over […]

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Nest x Yale Lock Deadbolt

My husband has wanted a smart deadbolt since he saw one on This Old House a few years ago. I resisted that request till now. With other Nest devices in the house, I thought I try out the long-promised Nest x Yale Lock. Pricing for the smart deadbolt starts at $249, but it needs a Nest Connect or Nest Secure […]

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