Weather Station Home WiFi

$45 gadget makes you 100 times more accurate than any weather man

By about 9 hours ago.

$45 gadget makes you 100 times more accurate than any weather man

How many times have you heard someone make the same tired old joke about how they wish they had a job that would pay them to be wrong all the time just like a weather man on the news? The truth is that predicting weather patterns is incredibly difficult because there are some many variables that can all change in the blink of an eye. Of course, appreciating how hard it is to predict the weather doesn’t make it any less annoying when your local weather man gets it wrong.

Instead of relying on a weather man, check out the AcuRite 02007 Digital Weather Center with Morning Noon and Night Precision Forecast Thermometer, a device that’s infinitely more accurate than any meteorologist because it monitors the weather in real-time at your exact location. More →

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Amazon Alexa Echo Shopping Update

Alexa will now let you order over a million items from Amazon with your voice

By about 11 hours ago.

Alexa will now let you order over a million items from Amazon with your voice

Amazon kicked the home virtual assistant trend into overdrive a year ago when it launched the first Echo. Since then, Alexa—the voice service powering the device—has become increasingly intelligent as the company gives it new skills.

It’s latest skill is possibly its latest surprising, as Amazon has now given Alexa the ability to order over a million new products from Amazon, even if the customer has never ordered that product before.

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Smartphone Projector

LG’s portable Minibeam Projector beams a 100-inch screen onto any surface

By about 12 hours ago.

LG’s portable Minibeam Projector beams a 100-inch screen onto any surface

Whether you’re giving a presentation, watching home movies, showing off a slide show from your vacation or streaming Netflix, connecting a portable projector to your smartphone is the way to go. Especially now, since you can get a high-quality portable projector that can connect to your Android device wirelessly for less than ever before. Case in point: the LG Electronics PH550 Minibeam Projector with Bluetooth Sound, Screen Share and Built-in Battery just dropped to under $500 in a special limited-time sale on Amazon. More →

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Philips Hue Starter Kit Price

The perfect place to start when you finally decide to connect your home

By on July 1, 2016 at 11:52 AM.

The perfect place to start when you finally decide to connect your home

At some point in the future, nearly every home in America will have connected devices inside. We’re not quite there yet but we’re well on our way, and if you haven’t begun to embrace the “internet of things” it’s time to dive in. You don’t have to begin with complicated smart home hubs to instantly see the benefits of connecting the devices in your home — the Philips BR-30 Hue Starter Pack Bonus Kit is a perfect example of a low-cost smart home solution that can give you a taste of the exciting things to come. More →

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Amazon Deals

12 best Amazon deals ahead of Prime Day: Free HDTV for life, $20 Moto E, Wi-Fi range extender, more

By on July 1, 2016 at 10:31 AM.

12 best Amazon deals ahead of Prime Day: Free HDTV for life, $20 Moto E, Wi-Fi range extender, more

Ladies and gentlemen, Prime Day is coming. And as we all know Prime Day is actually Prime Week. Amazon’s killer deals kick off on Tuesday, July 5, and new ones will pop up each day until the main event on July 12.

With the July 4th holiday coming up on Monday, today is your last day to check out some solid daily Amazon deals ahead of the big week-long Prime event, and we’ve got some great ones for you to choose from including two antennas that will each get you free HDTV for life, a $20 Moto E smartphone, a $20 VR headset, a fantastic Wi-Fi range extender and much more. More →

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Best Chromebook 15 Inch

Black Friday is the only time Acer’s Chromebook 15 was cheaper than it is right now

By on July 1, 2016 at 8:43 AM.

Black Friday is the only time Acer’s Chromebook 15 was cheaper than it is right now

The Acer Chromebook 15 CB5-571-C4T3 packs a 15.6-inch high-definition screen, 2GB of RAM and a 16GB SSD into a sleek notebook computer with remarkable 9-hour battery life. It’s not as cheap as some of the Chrome laptops out there since the display is so large, but from now through the end of the day on Saturday it’s on sale for $220 shipped, its lowest price since this past Black Friday. More →

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Best 4K Upscaling Blu-ray Player

One of Sony’s best 4K upscaling Blu-ray players is on sale on Amazon for under $100

By on June 30, 2016 at 9:45 PM.

One of Sony’s best 4K upscaling Blu-ray players is on sale on Amazon for under $100

If you recently bought a new TV and price wasn’t your only concern, odds are good that you ended up with a 4K Ultra HD set. We’ve gotten to the point where they’re affordable enough that there’s no reason to avoid them. But what about all the full HD Blu-rays you have lying around? You won’t have to worry about a fuzzy or pixelated picture with the Sony BDPS6500 3D 4K Upscaling Blu-ray Player with Wi-Fi, which lists for $180 but is currently on sale for under $100. More →

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Amazon Video

Amazon Video is now the third biggest video streaming site

By on June 30, 2016 at 9:00 PM.

Amazon Video is now the third biggest video streaming site

A new report from Sandvine reveals that Amazon’s big money plays on developing original content and securing exclusive licensing deals is paying off. Sandvine’s latest research data reveals that Amazon is now the third biggest streaming video site on the web, following behind Netflix and YouTube.

While Amazon’s share of downstream internet traffic is relatively low — 4.3% to be exact — the fact that Amazon is making waves at all is no small feat. As Quartz points out, Amazon three years ago didn’t even place in the top 10. Indeed, Amazon’s share of downstream internet traffic just three years ago was a paltry 1.3%.

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Kindle Paperwhite Price

Amazon celebrates summer with a hot two-day deal on a Kindle Paperwhite bundle

By on June 30, 2016 at 4:36 PM.

Amazon celebrates summer with a hot two-day deal on a Kindle Paperwhite bundle

The summer might not officially be here yet, but it has already hit the 90s and above in many states across the country and that’s summer in our book. And what does the summer mean? It means relaxing with a good (e)book on the beach. With the July 4th weekend fast approaching, there will be plenty of people out there hitting the sand, and using your phone or tablet to read a book simply isn’t an option. Good luck seeing the screen with all that glare.

Now is the perfect time to pick up the Kindle Paperwhite you’ve been eying, and Amazon has a terrific two-day sale going to sweeten the pot. More →

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Best Smart Lock 2016

This is our favorite smart lock

By on June 30, 2016 at 1:08 PM.

This is our favorite smart lock

Home automation and security start at your front door. There is no single connected device more obvious and necessary than a smart lock because it makes your life so much easier. No more fumbling with keys because your smartphone controls the lock. And no more worrying about giving a guest or repair man access to your home because you can give them temporary access from their smartphone, or you can even open your door remotely from anywhere in the world as long as your smart lock connects to the internet.

The problem with smart locks these days is that there are so many to choose from, but we have a clear favorite that rises above the rest: The August Smart Lock Keyless Home Entry System. More →

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Amazon Deals

Amazon’s 10 best daily deals: Wireless flash drive, Google Nest, SmartThings Hub, and plenty more

By on June 30, 2016 at 10:59 AM.

Amazon’s 10 best daily deals: Wireless flash drive, Google Nest, SmartThings Hub, and plenty more

It’s the last day of June, which means Amazon has one last day to pull out all the stops and shower you with daily deals this month. With Prime Day coming up — here’s everything you need to know — you can expect a constant flow of killer deals from now through mid-July when the year’s second-biggest online shopping event finally arrives. Some highlights from today include a Nest thermostat for $199, top-rated over-ear wireless headphones, a FitBit WiFi scale, a wireless flash drive that can connect to your iPhone or Android phone in addition to your computer, and much more. More →

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Oculus Rift Amazon

Oculus Rift, the world’s best VR headset, is back in stock on Amazon

By on June 30, 2016 at 8:35 AM.

Oculus Rift, the world’s best VR headset, is back in stock on Amazon

If you don’t mind waiting until August at the earlier to start enjoying the virtual reality experience you’ve been waiting for all your life, then by all means, order from the Oculus website. You’ll save a few bucks since it’s only $599 there, and saving money is always a good thing. But if you’re done with school and you can’t wait another minute to get your VR gaming on, you’ll be happy to learn that the Oculus Rift is back in stock on Amazon, where you can get a new one starting at $775. More →

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Amazon Prime Day 2016

Black Friday in July: Everything you need to know about Amazon Prime Day

By on June 30, 2016 at 7:15 AM.

Black Friday in July: Everything you need to know about Amazon Prime Day

Amazon launched a new sales event last summer, a Prime Day meant to rival annual Black Friday deals. The giant online retailer is back with the sales promo this year, and July 12th is the date chosen for its second annual summer sales day. More →

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