Home Automation Tips & Tricks #5 – AUDIO

Smart Home Automation is not complete until you hear the music!  Audio is a simple way to pick up your game and add another form of input and output from your home.  The follow video looks at simple ways to integrate the Sonos line of products with your Amazon Alex, […]

TOP 9 Things to Automate in your Smart Home

So you like the idea of smart home automation, but you just don’t know where to start.  How about taking a look at 9 of the most common things you can automate easily in your home! Looking to keep going, here are some of the products that I use in […]

Home Automation Tips & Tricks #3 – stay OPEN to options!

Technology is always changing and sometimes it can become tiring to constantly try to keep up.  Often once technology professionals find a solution they are good with, they say they are now and “expert” and they stop looking.  Don’t make this mistake! I would suggest that the best way to be […]

Home Automation Tips & Tricks #4 – Notifications

Beep, Beep Beep – do you have fantom notification syndrome, you know the feeling that something is buzzing in your pocket and your phone is nowhere near? One of the first things you will do with Home Automation is setup notifications for your IoT smart home devices, some times so […]

Aeotec Z-Wave WallMote Review | Home Automation

Home Automation systems often add a great deal of convenience, but sometimes its simple to forget that we need to do things manually sometimes too!  Forget pulling out a smartphone to turn on some lights, we need a simple way to add manual functionality to the smartest of smart home […]

Top Tech Gift Ideas | 2017 Holiday Xmas Season

Believe it or not, the 2017 holiday season has already started!  Just visit your local big box stores and you will see the holiday decorations have already started to fill the isles! With that in mind, its time to get ahead of the line and make sure you reserve the […]

Home Automation Tips and Tricks # 2 Automated Lighting Rules

So you have started working with home automation and you have some light setup and turning on/off from time to time. Here are some tips and examples of ways to make sure they not only turn on at the right time, but they don’t turn off when they shouldn’t! If […]

Best CNC Milling Machine / Carvey Desktop CNC by Inventables

Are you a maker, or a DIY then Carvey is for you.  Carvey is a CNC milling machine that you can use at home, its as simple and safe as a desktop printer. Carvey is EASY, with Automatic calibration, built-in settings for your materials, and free, easy software make Carvey […]

Home Automation Tips and Tricks #1 – Override and Virtual Switches

Home automation is a hobby that can turn your regular home, into a smart automated home in no time.  From automatic lights to voice controlled garage doors and locks. This is the first of a series of videos to help you with tips and tricks to getting your smart home […]

iPhone X vs Android Motorola G5

Apple released the highly anticipated and leaked iPhone X (pronounced ten) this week.  The one killer feature that stands out to me is the $999 + price tag. At the same time I reviewed the Motorola G5, after using it for two weeks, I have to question why anyone would […]