Jim Willis

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6 Tips for Making Great Salsa

Photo (clockwise from left): Grilled Tomatillos by Taz; Pico de Gallo by jeffreyw; Mango Salsa by Maggie Hoffman<p>Born in pre-Colombian Mexico, this ancient condiment uses every flavor blaster in the New World arsenal—chilies, tomatoes, alliums, citrus, even squash seeds. And if you think salsa comes …

35 Incredibly Easy Dutch Oven Recipes For Camping

<b>Before we get to 35 easy Dutch oven recipes, let us just tell you a little bit about dutch ovens.</b> We LOVE them. Everything from the even heat to the …

Gardening: Spring Lawn Care Tips

<i>Story by Audrey Pettit, first published in the Journal of Garden Supply Company. Photo above by Hal Goodtree. Other photos from Garden Supply.</i><p>Cary, …

10 Cocktail Recipes for Cinco De Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is fast approaching. We’ve given you countless ways to enjoy a margarita, but if last year’s rowdy Cinco de Drinko celebration has you swearing off that green-tinted drink, these 10 cocktail recipes highlight all the merriment of the Mexican holiday without even a mention of a classic …

Who Needs a Handyman? DIY This Sleek Industrial Shelving

Calling all lumberjacks (and Janes!): it’s about time you spruce up your living space with industrial shelves. Learn how to construct, stain, and hang these sleek numbers in your own pad.<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>Painters Tape<br>• pieces of lumber ( (5) 6″ 2×1 )<br>• lumber ( 114″ )<br>• plexiglass<br>• 2.5″ deck screws ( …

Do it Yourself Home Improvement: Home Repair | The Family Handyman

Build This Game Day Shed in Your Backyard<p>A wide-open design perfect for work and play! The large door opening on this shed gives you expandable …

How to Repair a Dishwasher: Solutions to 3 Common Problems

Simple dishwasher repairs: Get solutions to common dishwasher problems.<p>Do your dishes come out spotted and stained? Have you noticed a puddle of …

Home Improvement

Best Tools of the Pros: The Secret Weapons

Favorite tools that make jobs easier, faster and more enjoyable<p>This sharpener grinds quickly and easily without making a mess.<p>Like most woodworkers, …

Woodworking

10-Minute House Repair and Home Maintenance Tips

Simple solutions to household headaches that take 10 minutes or less - these house repairs are quick and easy<p>When vinyl windows and doors don't …

Repairs

How to Fix a Wobbly Ceiling Fan

Don't let your ceiling fan go on a rampage<p>A properly mounted fan will be attached to a fan-rated box, mounted either on a 2×4 with lag screws or to …

Home Improvement

Samsung’s Comcast Xfinity box speaks smart home

Samsung is building Comcast Xfinity a set-top box with integrated smart home abilities, a new test filing confirms, with the prototype packing ZigBee …

Lights, cookers and coffee! A deep dive into Philips’ smart home dreams

For the average consumer, the smart home is still a distant dream. While those with the disposable income might have a few connected devices that are …

Never Clean Your Grill Again, Let A Grillbot Do It Instead

There are some chores we all hate to do. For grill masters everywhere, we’re sure it’s having to clean the grill after an amazing grill session. We …

Glowdeck Preview: 3-in-1 Wireless Charger, Speaker, Notifications

Notification centers, Bluetooth speakers, and wireless charging docks are nothing new – but the concepts find a common place in the Glowdeck, a Kickstarter project that combines all three functionalities in one package – and a single price tag.<p>Until now, we’ve seen these three types of gadgets …

Robotically Clean

The HANDY VA is handy convertible robotic vacuum cleaner that includes a detachable hand-held module that can be used for spot cleaning. We have seen …

Sonos is fixing its most frustrating issue

The "wireless" audio system will actually be wireless soon.<p>Sonos is planning to eliminate the most annoying part of its popular "wireless" music setup. Currently, if you've got Sonos speakers throughout the house, at least one of them needs to be plugged into your home router to achieve wireless …

Quantenna readies a 10 Gbps Wi-Fi chip that could supercharge home networking

Quantenna Communications has already made its mark in the evolving gigabit Wi-Fi market by getting its 802.11ac technology into world’s fastest …

Crowdfunded Gadgets That Talk To Your Home And Charge Your Phone With Wind Power

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Ross Rubin is principal analyst at Reticle Research, a technology, media and telecom advisory firm, and founder of Backerjack. He blogs at Techspressive. Each week, Backerjack shares three tech-related products seeking funding.</i><p><b>Talk to your home and have it listen and respond with …

Smart Kitchen TV

Smart Kitchen TV is a concept design that merges LG Electronics’ smart TV and projector technology. It brings home the smart media technology that …

Review: Favi Audio+ wireless speaker

The Audio+ uses what Favi calls "Set to Connect" technology. This means that users don't need to plug their phone into the speaker or pair it via …

LG HomeChat Enabled Kitchen Appliances Allow You To Control Them Via Text Messages (video)

LG has this week launched a range of new products in the form of a fridge, washing machine and oven that the company has equipped with their LG …

Microsoft's Cortana could soon control your mood lighting

​Microsoft's Cortana may be younger than counterparts such as Google Now and Apple's Siri, but the virtual assistant already stands out thanks to some unique features. One prime example is Notebook, which the service uses to learn about your habits and keep track of your preferences. Another is the …

How to get started with home automation through Z-Wave

For many of us, smart homes seem like a far off concept from a science fiction novel set hundreds of years in the future. Imagine things like appliances that learn our schedules, lights that turn off after we leave a room, locks that can be remotely triggered to let yourself (or others) into your …