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Are Smart Homes Vulnerable to Malware?

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Are Smart Homes Vulnerable to Malware?

Is a Nest Thermostat Worth the Money?

Is a Nest Thermostat Worth the Money?

Tony Fadell, the former Apple designer best known as one of the creative minds responsible for the iPod, burst onto the smart home scene with the Nest Thermostat.  A simple, sleek, round device made of aluminum and glass. The sales pitch for the Nest was: 1) A...

Best Surge Protectors in 2019

Best Surge Protectors in 2019

Depending on where you live, lightning storms are inevitable. One minute you see clear skies and the next minute you hear lightning strikes. It can be tough to remember to unplug all your important electronics and devices to keep them out of harm’s way from power...

How Does a Chromecast Work?

How Does a Chromecast Work?

Way back in 2013, Google surprised consumers and technology enthusiasts alike by entering the already crowded media streaming device market with their own entry: the Chromecast. Unlike its major competitors, including the Apple TV, Roku Ultra, and Amazon Fire TV,...