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  • Smarthome hub: control your home from anywhere

Best Smart Home Hub: Insteon vs SmartThings vs Wink vs WeMo & More!

 

Wink smart hub: Best Smart Home Hub

You wake up to start your day and the lights automatically dim on, the window blinds open, the coffee pot starts brewing and the thermostat is adjusted — all before getting out of bed. Is this heaven? No, it’s just a smart home. Wouldn’t it be nice to have certain aspects of your life automated? Thanks to smart home hubs you can do so affordably and easily. What is a hub exactly? Read on to learn more about how they can be the brains of your home and work with a growing list of products within each room…

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Security Cameras

Man looking into security camera: Home Surveillance Cameras 101

Home surveillance systems have come a long way. They started with a licensed installer coming to your home with bulky equipment and endless strings of cords. High monthly bills and lousy image quality followed. Today, we have access to DIY solutions that you can install yourself and monitor from your phone. If you want to purchase your own home surveillance cameras but aren’t sure where to begin your search, we’ve got some tips for you…

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VPN

Who’s really watching you when you’re online? These days, it’s virtually impossible to know. Advertisers, marketers, cyber stalkers, potential employers, even your own neighbors could be tracking your online behavior. Until our lawmakers pass more specific cybersecurity legislation, we’re all at risk. What can you do to protect your privacy and identity? Consider installing a Virtual …

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Best Media Streaming Device: Apple TV vs Google TV vs Boxee vs Roku vs Chromecast vs Amazon Fire vs WD TV vs PlayOn vs TVersity

Watching TV: Best streaming media players

Tired of watching Netflix and Hulu on your tiny computer screen or tablet? Streaming media players connect to your television so you don’t have to squint your eyes at a small screen.

We take a look at the top streaming media players and pick our winners for best receiver including our top 3 picks for best streaming media player. For each, we share the pros and cons, so that you can decide which one might fit your budget and entertainment needs best…

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SimpliSafe Review: A Smart Home Security Choice?

SimpliSafe Home Security System (Caption: SimpliSafe Review)

Are home invasions on the rise in your neighborhood? Want to keep your loved ones and property safe from break-ins without breaking your budget? Do-it-yourself home security is growing in popularity, thanks to technological advances that make it easy and affordable. The SimpliSafe alarm system is one of the best DIY options out there if you’d rather not pay a small fortune on professional monitoring. All you need is SimpliSafe equipment and a computer. Sound too good to be true? Read our SimpliSafe reviews to learn more…

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Arlo Camera Review: A Dependable Security Camera System?

Arlo Camera on wall

I get a notification on my phone that someone is at my front door. So, I open my Arlo app to see it’s the USPS woman delivering my latest Amazon splurge. With my Arlo camera and app, I can monitor my package the rest of the day and keep tabs on my front door in case anyone tries to snatch my delivery…

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Best Driveway Alarm (Catch ‘Em If You Can)

Driveway alarms can be used to monitor motion on your porch, in your mailbox, around your home, in your driveway and more. Have a “heads up” when the school bus arrives or a delivery person is almost to your doorstep. Know when someone is on your property who shouldn’t be by protecting your home, office or another area with a driveway alarm…

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5 Smart Home Gadgets To Enhance Your Batcave

Person holding phone: Smart Home Gadgets

Have you always dreamed of living in the Batcave? Surrounded by all the latest remotely operated, custom gadgets. Well, it’s possible today thanks to the ever-evolving capabilities of home automation and smart home technology. But if you want to deck out your entire house, prepare yourself for sticker shock…

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Foscam Review: Does This Security Camera Have Your Back?

Camera with security cameras: Foscam Review

Can Foscam help you feel safer while you’re away from home? Families use Foscam to provide them with a sense of security so they can check on their home and make sure everything is intact. Whether you are checking to make sure the kids got home safely or surveilling for unauthorized activity, Foscam provides various cameras to get the job done. Read our Foscam reviews to see if this company has what it takes to give you peace of mind…

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Latest Data Breach News (Updated December 2018)

Person's hand with credit card: The Latest Data Breach News

Unfortunately the news is consistently full of headlines about security and data breaches. Major retailers, credit card companies and other organizations have all fallen victim to hackers, putting millions of consumers at risk. Trying to keep up with all the latest hacks and who’s affected can be overwhelming. So we’ve put together this comprehensive guide to help you stay on top of what’s happening in the world of data breaches…

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Best Bluetooth Speakers: Bose Soundlink vs Beats Pill vs Jambox vs JBL Charge

Best Bluetooth Speakers

Bluetooth speakers deliver quality sound while being portable and compact. However, some of these speakers can get pretty pricey. So you should learn more before deciding where to spend your hard-earned money. We’ve reviewed the best Bluetooth speakers on the market with consideration of product features, pricing, pros, cons, and more so you can compare to know which is the best fit for you to keep the party going…

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