When people hear “energy management” a lot of times the first thing that comes to mind is solar panels and windmills. However, some environments just aren’t conducive to trendy alternative energy sources such as photovoltaic or wind power based systems. If you’re in that boat, don’t sweat it; there are other ways to be good to both the environment and your pocketbook.
Imagine being able to answer your door from anywhere using your iPhone, Android or tablet.
When selecting your wireless speakers or wireless music system, you generally have two choices when it comes to your music source: direct streaming from the home network or streaming from your mobile device (smart phone or tablet). Users and manufacturers have their favorites, but there’s good reason to consider, and use, both.
Remember when the dimmer switch came out for household lights? Right, that was too long ago to be satisfied with it in this day and age. With the impetus of the home automation movement we’re about to leave the standard light switch in the dust. Here are a few examples of how you can improve your home with some creative lighting:
In movies characters are always leaping out of bed, roused into action by “Old Time Rock and Roll,” “The Final Countdown,” or “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go.” They shower, dress, make breakfast, and slide around their entire house in socks on hardwood floors, all to the same song.
Last week I took a trip down to New York City for CE Week, a consumer electronics show that I like to go to for their TV shootout. It’s always good to see how the latest in 4K technologies compare to one another or to an OLED TV. This year it wasn’t a 4K TV that caught my eye, though—it was the gadgets.