LIFX Tile setup | openHAB install

I have been renovating my basement to create the ultimate smart home workspace, showcase and mancave!  I have had the LIFX tile lights for some time as I was looking for the right way to integrate them into my space.  Even though they are pretty big, I think they ended […]

Huawei Mate 20 Pro

I was lucky enough to be invited to the press release for the Huawei Mate 20 Pro yesturday.  This is the new flagship phone from Huawei, and the question I have been asked are, which is better, the Mate 20 pro vs Note 9 and which is better, the Mate 20 […]

Smart Home Halloween Hacks

Smart Home Halloween Hacks

Hack your Halloween with your smart home automation gadgets! Lighting, music and FX can turn your home into the haunted house you wanted.

LIFX vs Philips HUE – Which would I choose?

Choice is good, making a choice can be hard!  Especially with so many different products in the Smart Home Automation sector picking the right one for your home can become an expensive challenge. Smart home lighting is flooded with many different products, some are good quality and some are right […]

Google Home Hub #madebygoogle

Google took to the stage to announce its newest wares in a hardware event yesterday. Along with the newest #pixel3 devices they spent a lot of time talking about Google Home, and specifically a new product called Google Home Hub.

Gift Ideas – Weather Stations, Remotes, Bluetooth and more!

I have worked with many different smart home automation systems in the past and the first thing that all of them suggest you setup is the weather.  Weather widgets, weather feeds, weather dashboards even on iPhone and Android even though its a stock app, people often look to upgrade the […]

Best Tech Gift Ideas under $100 Dollars

I know what your thinking, but once you get over the shock, you will thank me! Its that time of year again and I have prepared the first of two lists to help find the perfect tech gift under 100 dollars. Sometimes its harder to find smaller tech gifts for […]

Best Fathers Day Gift for a Perfect Steak every time!

I enjoy steak, but for some reason its always better in a fancy steak house than it is at home.  I have gotten pretty good at cooking it the way I like, but its never quiet the same twice.  After asking once at a fancy steak house how they got […]