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Harnessing Receiver Features for Multi-room Home Audio

Many newly-released stereo speakers and/or home audio equipment may feature (one or more) wireless technologies in addition to the common analog and …

Tablets

How to install a tablet in your car

One of the best things about the Android OS is that its reach isn’t just limited to our smartphones and tablets. While we’ve seen some unique devices that use the operating system, its capabilities are finding a more mainstream application over the past year or so on our wrists, with Android Wear, …

Tablets

This May Just Be The Craziest And Most Advanced Tablet In-Car Install We've Seen Yet

Google is working on its own in-car Android experience that's only just now starting to trickle into vehicles. The downside is that it's going to …

Android Auto

How to install 3 Android tablets in your car

<b>Update:</b> Added two Shield Tablet K1's for rear seat entertainment.<p>Ever since the original Nexus 7 came out, I always wanted to install a tablet in my …

Android Tablet As Car PC

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Total Noob Guide To Move Your Old Wired Security System to SmartThings

This week I posted an update on twitter and facebook of my latest project where I took all the wired window and door sensors from my old security …

Arduino

Invention: Exploring SmartThings with the Ginsing Arduino Shield

Hello Smart Home Part 2, SmartThings Vimeo<p>We were inspired by the ease-of-use of the SmartThings platform to have a play around with the product, and …

How to Make Amazon's Alexa Open and Close Your Blinds

Brian Harms, the owner of a very smart house in California, teaches us how to use an Amazon Echo in surprising ways.<p>Technology is supposed to make …

Week 1: Paul's Smart home diary

<i>This post first appeared on Wareable, in February 2016...</i><p>I've just bought a new house. Woo-hoo. But it's a complete building site and totally …

The Easy Way to Make Your House or Apartment a Smart Home

Gadgets<p>Whether it’s lighting, cleaning or temperature control, there are lots of ways to start automating your home and connecting the devices you use most frequently.<p>And, while the reality of a truly “smart home” is still a few years off as standards are worked out, more and more companies are …

Building a High-Tech Library at Home

Even a Nook-carrying, digitally devoted iPad acolyte can appreciate a good home library.<p>Not simply a storage space for print products, a library is a …

How to turn your home into a smart home

Tech mavens from Nest, Amazon, and more share their tips and tricks for how to take your home into the 21st century<p>We’re on the cusp of a Cambrian explosion in smart home products. The speedy march of technology is churning out everything from connected bottle openers to automated window blinds, …

Amazon Echo

10 Home Automation Gadgets For a Connected Life

There are numerous tasks you juggle with every day. Be it at home or at work, you definitely need some help with those many tasks. Whether it’s about …

All the Books You Desperately Need to Add to Your 'To Read' Pile This Summer

Summer is upon us, which means there’s no TV on, which means it’s finally time to dig into those books you’ve been saving for your weekends, …

Dungeons and Dragons

Use Raspberry Pi to Measure Broadband Speeds to Hold Your ISP Accountable

If there’s one thing that’s the same about everyone’s broadband connection, it’s that it’s slow. Usually slower than it was advertised to be when you got it. But slow isn’t as irritating as sporadic, when you get constant drops and outages in your internet connection, it can drive you to …

Raspberry Pi

43 Books You Won't Be Able To Stop Talking About

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Books

The 25 Best Abs Exercises

Refresh your workout with these ab exercises<p>Nothing says fit like a washboard stomach. But scoring high-definition abs isn't as easy as cranking out crunch after crunch. To sculpt a stronger, more chiseled core, you need the best ab workout to work the two dozen muscles between your hips and your …

The Single Best Exercise For Your Lower Abs

A bodybuilder with a Ph.D. in exercise science swears by this movement<p>The lower abs might be the hardest place on your body to chisel.<p>That’s partly due to the obvious reason: People tend to carry more fat on the lower part of their torsos than the upper part, says exercise scientist Brad …

3 Exercises You Should Do Every Day

These three moves will help you look better and feel better<p>There are some exercises that you just can’t get enough of. Three such examples: wall slides, thoracic rotations, and single-leg hip raises.<p>Unusual names, yes. But while you may not be familiar with these moves, chances are, you should be …

Men's Health

Do the Abs360 challenge to hit your midsection all the way around:

A better sounding (and much cheaper) alternative to pricey sound bars

Sound bars have come a long way, and some sound perfectly decent, as long as you <i>never</i> compare them to stereo or home theater speaker systems. Their performance advantages over sound bars are so overwhelming I was confident a $380 stereo system consisting of a pair of speakers and integrated amp …

How to build a robot with Raspberry Pi

Robotics is an exciting way to introduce people to programming but it can also be a little difficult sometimes for newcomers to get to grips with as …

7 Apps to Help You Get Stuff Done Around the House

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