How to choose the best router for your connected home

Netgear

We are living in a connected age, where all the devices we use are increasingly becoming smart and joining our home networks. What started as just a way of connecting multiple computers in our homes for sharing and remotely accessing resources, has now evolved into something we rely on for a lot of additional tasks ranging from watching videos stored on a PC using our tablets, to free long-...

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Reviewed: INSTEON home automation system

INSTEON

There are loads of awesome home automation systems available now, but one that has been around for a few years now is Insteon. The system includes a variety of sensors, cameras, switches, a thermostat and of course a hub to tie it all together. There are a few sizes of starter kits to get you going, ranging from the $199 Starter Kit to the $299 Home Kit to the $499 Business Kit. You can also...

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The TV Show 10: 24 finale, Farscape 1, Doctor Who 3

The TV Show 10: 24 finale, Farscape 1, Doctor Who 3

The TV Show is like app or game reviews for television episodes. Whether you're watching your connected TV or streaming to your phone or tablet, follow along for the week of TV that was. On this episode Dave and Rene are joined by Dave's ex-girlfriend, Ashley Williams to talk 24 finale, Fascape season 1, and — sorry, really, so sorry! — Doctor Who season 3, including the brilliantly terrifying...

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Digital NFC tattoo turns your body into a passcode to quickly unlock Moto X

Moto X with digital NFC tattoo

If you're the type that foregoes passcodes on your phone in favor of the convenience of quickly turning on the device and getting to what you need to do, then the digital tattoo created for the Moto X will help to combine convenience and security. This way, you can still lock your phone, but thanks to the NFC coils within the digital tattoo, you can tap your Moto X against the tattoo and your...

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Emberlight will turn your hipster lightbulbs into smart connected hipster lightbulbs

While smart wireless lightbulbs like Philips Hue are all the rage, a new Kickstarter project is aiming to make any lightbulb a smart one. It's called Emberlight, and it's a simple intermediary device that you screw into the E26/27 socket and then screw your lightbulb into. From there, merely leave your switch in the on position and you'll be able to control your lights wirelessly from your...

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Nike+ connects your sweat to Withings and IFTTT

Nike+ connects your sweat to Withings and IFTTT

Nike is slowly but surely opening up their Nike+ platform, with integrations today being announced for both the Withings smart scale and automation service IFTTT. The move expands the reach of the Nike+ ecosystem, FuelBand, and your NikeFuel points far beyond the app and Nike+ web service. The integration with Withings is simple. If you have a Smart Body Analyzer WS-50 or a Wireless Scale WS...

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Amazon demands handover of Fire TV website domain

Amazon demands handover of Fire TV website domain

Amazon is swinging their Fire TV trademark at a small fan site, FireTVNews.com. This sort of thing isn't uncommon and not entirely unexpected since the word "Fire" is included on Amazon's list of trademarks, but it's still unfortunate for the site owners, and perhaps a little overzealous on Amazon's part to be going after a fansite like that. The Facebook page has to be deleted and domain...

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Garmin Connext Pilot App

Garmin today announced an update for its GTN touchscreen avionics to further empower pilots with easy access to important data. The company will be adding wireless connectivity between select Garmin avionics and its Pilot app on iOS and Android hardware. When everything is set up and ready to go, its solutions will be able to share weather, traffic, GPS information, SiriusXM Aviation weather...

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Mi Band is a new fitness wearable by Xiaomi with a tiny price tag

Xiaomi Mi Band

Xiaomi is famous for making affordable smartphones, but the company has now announced its very first wearable device, the Mi Band. What's special about this device is the price tag. How does $13 sound? The Mi Band packs in numerous sensors for tracking health metrics, as well as functionality for alarms to be set, which is all the norm for these types of products, but that ridiculously low...

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