Chuck Teasley

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Video Streaming Services That Will Let You Cut Cable TV

Cable TV channels used to keep you tethered to pay TV. But some online video streaming services now give any cord cutter with an internet connection …

Televisions

Smarts for Sale: Automation Adds Advantages When Selling Your Home

<b>This article is from our most recent issue of Home Smart Home magazine. Get your FREE COPY for more great articles!</b><p>On a street in Toronto, Canada, …

Real Estate

Smoke detectors that might not detect smoke are recalled

Nearly 500,000 smoke detectors that might not be able to detect smoke are being recalled. Kidde has issued a recall for models PI2010 and PI9010 due …

Los Angeles

These LED bulbs offer 100 watts worth of light: Which is best?

100-watt replacement LEDs like these are plenty bright and surprisingly affordable. Let's put them to the test.<p>Most folks think of 60-watt light bulbs as the basic standard for common household lighting. If you want something brighter, you upgrade to, say, a 100-watt bulb. The thing is, most …

Home Automation

The Best Gigabit Compatible Modems of 2018

In the wake of net neutrality’s total defeat in the US, the average Internet user has to fight for the most basic of web services.<p>However, there’s …

Wi-Fi

Control4 CA-1 Automation Controller Reviewed

Priced at $350, CA-1 Enables New Opportunities for Control4 Dealers<p>413<p>SHARES<p>In a world where every new product release often seems like a bigger, …

New Sony 4K HDR Android TVs will come with Google Assistant

• Sony announced the pricing for two new models of television.<br>• One model was shown at CES 2018, while another is brand new.<br>• Both models will feature Google Assistant built-in, right out-of-the-box.<p>Sony may not have had any flagship smartphones at CES 2018, but it did have some awesome stuff to present: …

Remote Control World: 5 Must-Have Automated Home Accessories

The home of the future has arrived, thanks in large part to state-of-the-art automation accessories. These “smart” devices can transform an ordinary …

Home Automation

Control4 Triad One Streaming Amplifier Reviewed

Over the past few years, I've seen integrated amplifiers progress in ways that outpace the rest of the traditional, high-end two-channel audio …

Audiophile

Samsung's Micro LED bet will define its future in TVs

Samsung Electronics is going its own way with Micro LED in TVs, leaving behind OLED. The move will be a true test of the legitimacy of its number one …

A closer look at the beautiful Cortana-powered thermostat

Johnson Controls invented the first thermostat 135 years ago, and it’s now taking its first step into smart thermostats with the GLAS. It’s a truly unique thermostat that’s powered by Windows 10 IoT Core and Microsoft’s Cortana digital assistant. It also has a 5.9-inch translucent OLED Samsung …

Home Automation

LG Display's giant rollable OLED TV is indistinguishable from magic

LG Display showcased its very first rollable OLED screen a few years ago at CES, but it was clearly in the prototype stage: Guy with white gloves, no touching, et cetera, et cetera. Exciting, sure, but also distant. Now, the world's first rollable 65-inch 4K OLED display offers a more realistic …

Televisions

How to replace your old, outdated 3-way light switches

Here's how to swap outdated three-way light switches for something much better.<p>Archaic light switches might as well be from the stone age. All they do is turn a light on and off. They can't dim lighting gently or remember the brightness level you prefer. Outdated switches don't play nicely with LED …

Arduino

A Huge Hole in Wi-Fi Security Leaves Just About Everyone at Risk

This could be the Armageddon of the Internet.<p>It’s no overstatement to say the crap could be about to hit the Wi-Fi fan.<p>A widespread, popular Wi-Fi …

Wi-Fi

Yale Releases Its First Smart Locks With HomeKit Support

Yale today announced it is releasing its first two smart locks with support for Apple's HomeKit platform.<p>Both the Assure Lock SL (YRD256) and Assure Lock Key Free Touchscreen Deadbolt (YRD246) will soon be available with an iM1 Network Module preinstalled, which adds HomeKit compatibility out of …

Home Automation

Plex can beam Live TV broadcasts on Roku

With the launch of Live TV and DVR in June, Plex took a big step toward becoming an all-round media replacement. Since then, it's wasted no time in introducing the feature to more platforms, including Android and Apple TV. Not to be left behind, Roku devices are now getting Plex Live TV, too. But …

Sinot Nature superyacht defies categorization with luxury and unimpeded views

This is the day when the ultimate boutique hotel and spa transformed into a magnificent 120-meter luxury vessel. The Sinot Nature superyacht concept …

Super Yachts

This is the OLED TV you want but probably can't afford

We go hands-on with Bang & Olufsen's BeoVision TV, a souped-up, very expensive LG OLED TV that has an integrated soundbar and a motorized stand.<p>LG's C7 65-inch OLED TV costs around $2,700. For a lot of people, that's a lot of money to spend on a TV, even if does have the best picture quality we've …

Gear & Gadgets

The Immotor Go Might Just Make It Cool for an Adult to Ride a Scooter

The foldable electric scooter is portable, versatile, and comes with loads of smartphone-enabled features.<p>Active commuters searching for an escape …

Gear & Gadgets

WE KINDIG-IT! KIN YOU?

<b>Watch the video for an inside look at this killer custom car showroom that is brimming with tech.</b><p>When a custom design business enlists the service of …

Otto premium smart lock was designed by former Microsoft and Apple engineers

After four years of development and nearly 50 years of simulated durability testing, the Otto smart lock sets a new standard for premium and secure …

Home Automation

5 Door Locks That Will Keep You Safe and 5 That Won't

Most break-ins are committed by criminals who come right through the front door, according to Department of Justice statistics. Even if you're …

Home Automation

Swidget turns any home into a "smart home" using existing wiring

The aim of Swidget, according to founders Chris Adamson and Lowell Misener, is to "future proof" a home. The Canadian engineers have been working …

Marantz NR1508 review: The go-to receiver if you want a shorter big black box - CNET

The go-to receiver if you want a shorter big black box<p><b>The Good</b> The Marantz NR1508 offers a plethora of features and commendable performance in a compact package. Despite its small size, the receiver sounds completely at home with blockbuster soundtracks. The HEOS system brings multiroom music to …

Audiophile

Our favorite iPhone accessory in the world is now only $15 on Amazon

With each new smartphone generation we move closer and closer to having our smartphone control anything and everything in our lives. This is …

Tech Trends

Kuna outdoor smart security camera and light can stop burglars in their tracks

Could a new home security device stop burglaries forever?<p>Haomiao Huang thinks so. The co-founder and chief technology officer of the Kuna HD outdoor home security camera and smart light believes his device could make break-ins a thing of the past.<p>The camera, concealed within outdoor light fixtures, …

Sony HT-ST5000 review: Classy Atmos-pherics in a compact package - CNET

Classy Atmos-pherics in a compact package<p><b>The Good</b> The Sony HT-ST5000 is an elegant Dolby Atmos sound bar which sounds great and includes Wi-Fi music and 4K HDR compatibility. The sound-bar-and-subwoofer combination pack more punch than many competitors are capable of. Sony's inclusion of Chromecast …

Audiophile

Eero’s new hub has twice the range and speed of its predecessor

Dead zones are constant thorn in the side of anyone tasked with setting up a Wi-Fi system. Not every home is alike, and some — especially those with …

Wi-Fi

Tablo launches its next-gen DVR for cord cutters, the more compact Tablo DUAL

Nuvyyo, the makers of the Tablo DVR for cord cutters who want to record free, over-the-air TV programming from their digital antennas, is today launching their next-generation device, the Tablo DUAL. As you might guess by the name, the new DVR supports two tuners, so you can record from two TV …

Televisions