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Amazon Echo Reviews: Alexa, What Can You Do for Me?

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Are you looking for a friend who can tell you the answer to anything? Maybe Alexa can help you out! Amazon Echo, aka Alexa, can answer questions you have by using a wake word. Most people use Alexa as their wake word, however, if someone in your household is named Alexa you may want to choose a different word! 😉 Alexa can also help you order things online, call your friends, play music and more. Check out all the cool features Alexa has to offer and how she can help make your home smarter…

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Nest Thermostat Review: Is It Too Smart for its Own Good?

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Nest is one of the best Wifi thermostat products on the market. It continuously learns about your heating and cooling preferences, so you don’t have to worry about adjusting the thermostat multiple times throughout the day. After one to two weeks of use, the thermostat will remember your habits and begin to set the temperature automatically. You also have the ability to make changes from the Nest app, so if you want to make any adjustments when you’re away from home, you can. Read the rest of our Nest learning thermostat review to see if it’s a good fit for your household…

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Shutterfly Review: Custom Creations for Every Occasion

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Want to relive your travel, reminisce about a special occasion or celebrate a loved one? Personalized gifts are a unique way to showcase life’s favorite moments on items for yourself or others. From custom phone cases to pillows, pint glasses, pots, photo blankets, puzzles, paperweights, plates and more. The ideas are only limited by your imagination. Learn what makes Shutterfly so popular and how you can start making your customized creations to show off to your friends and family…

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VPN 101: How to Set up a VPN Step by Step

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Are you looking for better methods to secure your online privacy? Have you read about virtual private networks (VPN) — one of the best ways to ensure your confidentiality online? Understanding VPNs, how they work and how to set them up is confusing, for sure. Here, we’ll give you a rundown of how to setup a VPN step by step, whether you’re using your PC, mobile device or your home server…

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Apple Watch Review: How Do You Like Them Apples?

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It seems like anything Apple puts on the market we, as consumers, treat it like gold. We love the sleek look of their devices, the compatibility, the features and the name behind the product. When you hear about the company Apple, you probably think of quality electronic devices but at a more expensive price point. Is it worth it in the end? That’s what we’re going to discuss here today. The Apple Watch had a lot of chatter about it before it even hit the market and now that it’s had some time out in the world, what do we think of it? We’ll go over the key points of the Apple Watch and let you make the decision as to whether you think it’s a “must buy” or a “no thank you”…

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16 Smart Home Statistics & Predictions

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From appliances to lighting to speakers, everything is connecting to the internet, and there’s no stopping it. Smart home equipment is becoming more affordable and less avoidable on the market. Everything from our dishwasher to our cars will be “on the grid”, ie. connected to the internet (and many devices and appliances already are!). Read some astonishing statistics about home automation as well as where the market is headed…

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Fabletics Review: Stylish, Quality Activewear for Women and Men

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Most of us ladies probably agree that getting new clothes for working out can add a little extra motivation to burn those calories. Fabletics by Kate Hudson offers attractive, comfortable workout outfits in various colors, sizes and styles. Fabletics is a clothing box subscription service targeted toward women, but they’ve also added some men’s items to their lineup. Read our review of Kate Hudson workout clothes to see if they’re the best fit for you…

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Cujo Smart Firewall Review: The Best Guard Dog Against Home Hackers?

Cujo Smart Firewall in office

You likely heard the buzz earlier this year when WikiLeaks revealed that the CIA has been spying through Samsung smart TVs and other devices. While most of us don’t necessarily have to worry about the CIA, we do need protection from hackers looking to steal our identity or financial information. And this threat isn’t just to our laptops, PCs and smartphones. If you have smart devices connected to your home’s network, they’re all susceptible to hackers and malware. Yes, this includes everything from baby monitors and security cameras to smart dishwashers and microwaves. In fact, hackers look specifically for vulnerable devices — and every smart device is up for grabs. That’s why protecting your entire smart home network is invaluable. So, what can Cujo do for you? Keep reading to learn more…

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How Does a Self-Driving Car Work?

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The future is close at hand, or rather, out of your hands, when it comes to self-driving cars. It’s both an exciting and daunting prospect. You may be wondering, how does a self-driving car work? And can you trust a self-driving car (also referred to as an autonomous car) to get you to your destination accident-free? Read on to find out about self-driving technology, which companies are on the move, and where the state of autonomous cars stands today and down the road…

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