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5 months into Home Automation - Home Automation

It’s been 5 months into Home Automation so far, and here’s an update of how it is so far. Overall more pros than cons, but there are some major pros, …

The 4 Best Programmable Thermostats Under $50

If your utility bill tends to lean high, it's time to try a programmable thermostat. They reduce energy costs and keep your home at a comfortable, …

Home Automation

August Smart Lock Pro review

The smart home is getting smarter, but not everyone wants to completely do away with their old systems. For example, while there are plenty of smart …

Home Automation

A Different Perspective on Summer Bass Fishing

I’ve always been interested by the things we simply assume to be true in bass fishing. While some of these old notions may be correct, there are many …

Fishing

Want to buy a smart plug? Read this first

If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times. Smart plugs are one of the most underrated smart home products out there. No, they aren't the flashiest, but they can automate dumb products in your home with ease and bring them into your smart home ecosystem. To make sure you get the best fit …

Home Automation

Get a Ring doorbell alternative on sale for just $50

Doorbell cameras are a sensible home security solution, allowing you to monitor who is coming up to your door, delivering your packages, smashing …

Home Security

5 Bass Fishing Rigs Every Angler Should Know

We've had a bunch of requests to do a piece on how to tie several rigs for bass fishing with soft plastics and when and where to fish them. We'll …

Industrial Internet of Things - Reports - World Economic Forum

Despite the great promise and new opportunities of the Industrial Internet, many factors could hinder future growth. Figure 3 shows our survey …

World Economic Forum

5 Topwater Baits That Dominate In The Warm Months

There’s no question that topwater fishing is the most exciting way to catch bass. Even the most seasoned angler gets chills when the morning calm is …

Snapping a Tube Finds Aggressive Smallmouth

Given the chance, I think most bass fishermen would rather catch big smallmouths than big largemouths. No surprise, you say, because smallmouths …

Fishing

Arris made the first product to support the open Wi-Fi mesh networking standard

The standard was set earlier this year<p>Earlier this year, an industry organization which oversees Wi-Fi standards known as The Wi-Fi Alliance, introduced a new standard called EasyMesh, which will set a common standard for mesh routers to work with ones manufactured by other mesh routers from other …

Wi-Fi

One Trick to Make Carolina Rig Fishing Simple

The Carolina rig has proven itself as a bass fishing catcher, but Todd Faircloth is very particular about the rigging. Essentially, the Texas bass …

Fishing

Key Aspects of Spinnerbait Fishing Bass

The spinnerbait is one of the most recognizable and widely used lures in all of bass fishing. The reason is simple - you can cast, reel and catch. …

Fishing

These Jaw-Dropping Facts Will Change Your Mind About the Internet of Things

Write off this emerging technology shift at your own risk.<p>The Internet of Things (or IoT) is used as a catch-all phrase these days for any device or …

Internet of Things

How to Choose Bass Fishing Frogs with Mike Iaconelli

With the exception of winter—when hibernation halts their ribbit—Mike Iaconelli says bass will bite a topwater frog in water temperatures ranging …

Misfit Bolt Smart Bulb

All LED bulbs are "smart" in terms of energy savings and life span, but few can rival the features offered by the Misfit Bolt Smart Bulb. It provides …

Home Automation

Industrial Internet of Things - Reports - World Economic Forum

As our research shows, the Industrial Internet is already here, delivering real benefits including improved operational efficiency, flexible work …

Honeywell's Smart Home Security Starter Kit is way too expensive, complicated - CNET

<b>The Good</b> Honeywell's $450 Smart Home Security Starter Kit is unique because its core hardware is a 1080p HD camera with a built-in Alexa speaker, a siren and a Z-Wave hub, as well as facial recognition. Very few starter kits include cameras.<p><b>The Bad</b> $450 is expensive for a DIY home-security starter …

Home Security

Ericsson case study: Moving up the IoT value chain - Mobile World Live

In the fast-evolving world of the Internet of Things, it’s now become common knowledge that greater value – and hence larger revenue opportunities – …

Internet of Things

Waymo partners with Phoenix to connect people to public transit

Waymo, the former Google self-driving project that spun out to become a business under Alphabet, is launching a program in Phoenix next month that will focus on delivering people to bus stops and train and light-rail stations.<p>The pilot program announced Tuesday is in partnership with Valley Metro, …

Transit

Largemouths on Edge

Doug Stange pitches irresistible tubes to habitat edges for largemouth bass.The post Largemouths on Edge appeared first on In-Fisherman.

Fish

Best Chatterbaits for Bass

Back in 2003, the father-and-son lures design team of Ron Davis Sr. and Ron Davis Jr began tinkering with a new lure unlike any before. Ron Jr. …

Fishing

What I Tell People Who Ask Me What Smart Thermostat to Buy

Using “smart” devices always gives me a twinge of jealousy over the knowledge that these devices do more than I ever could. One such device is the …

Home Automation

Halo Smart Labs is folding and your smart alarm smoke will soon turn dumb

You won't find the Halo+ Smart Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarm with Weather Alerts on store shelves anymore. Halo Smart Labs, the startup behind the $130 smoke detector, has gone out of business. The company announced the news in an email to its customers on Friday. The news will hit current …

Smart Homes

Researchers reveal 20 vulnerabilities in Samsung SmartThings Hub

If you are so inclined, you could connect all sorts of smart devices to the Samsung SmartThings Hub as a handy way to control them. Until recently, …

Home Automation

5 Best Bluetooth Locks To Complement Your Smart Home

Seeking to find the best Bluetooth lock to complement your smart home can be tricky. There are several factors that have to be taken into …

Home Automation

This Counterintuitive Strategy Turns the Idea of Selling on Its Head, and It's Effective

This is how you close the deal without selling.<p>Have you ever experienced a situation where a salesman tells you not to buy his product?Well, something unexpected happened the other day when I went to the store to look for a coat. I was standing in front of a mirror and trying one on when a salesman …

Selling

This $230 home security starter kit is easy to install and requires almost no effort to use — here's what I thought

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p><b>For the past couple of weeks, I've been trying a home security starter kit from Abode that makes keeping tabs on your home simple.</b>• <b><br>The kit</b> …

Smart Homes

If Your Sales Pitch Is Missing This Step, You May Miss Out on the Sale

Here's the one thing you can do to move beyond a quick sale and into a long-term partnership.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Throughout my career, I have been on both sides of the sales process, as a buyer and as a seller. As a buyer, I've observed that salespeople whom …

Customers

“Crio” Is Going To Become A Favorite Online Tool Of Many Teachers

I have previously blogged about SAS Curriculum Pathways many times (forty times, in fact).<p>I use it in all my classes and, particularly, in my Social …

Education Technology