Darrell Talastas

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Axis Gear Makes Motorized Window Shades in Minutes

We talk about motorized window shades a lot at <i>Electronic House</i>. That’s because we can’t stress enough how cool and convenient this option can …

15 Hidden New Features Tucked Away In iOS 9

After months in beta, iOS 9 hits iPhones and iPads today! Hurrah!<p>Want to be the master of all things iOS 9? We’ve compiled a list of some of the neat but not-so-obvious features, many of which are tucked away enough that you might not otherwise stumble upon them on your own.<p>We’ll expand this list …

25 Wonderful Things You Can Make With Pipe!

Industrial-styled furniture, copper beauties or unique ideas you may have never thought to try, even a novice DIYer can craft some wonderful things …

Dining Rooms

Apple HomeKit devices: great smart home appliances that work with iOS

HomeKit is Apple's attempt to bring all your smart devices together into a single connected ecosystem. In Apple's vision of the home of the future …

A Floor-to-Ceiling Guide to Spring Cleaning

What I don't love about the chore of spring cleaning is that once the weather gets nice I want to run outside, not be cooped up at home with rubber …

Minimalism

On The Go stuffs nearly every must-have iPhone/Android add-on into one tiny cube

<b>Update (4/14 12:45pm)</b>: On-The-Go has launched its IndieGoGo campaign, if you’re interested in grabbing one they’ve got a number of different pledge options.<p>If you’re an avid follower of 9to5Toys (and we know that you are), you’re well aware of our love of battery packs, USB drives, MFi …

Connectivity

Control Siri, iTunes and your iPhone’s camera from afar w/ Satechi’s Bluetooth buttons

Technology has created a much more accessible world, with nearly everything right at our fingertips. The thing is, sometimes we <i>still</i> just want easier access to a button, switch or that USB port in the back of your computer. Satechi has set out to solve this problem with three Bluetooth-enabled …

CES

The Ultimate Guide

<b>1</b>. When watching a video, press and hold the ‘Select’ button for three seconds. You’ll gain access to subtitles, closed captioning, audio, and …

Nike Roshe Run NM W

You don't have to wear a pair of boots to keep your feet warm this winter. The Nike Roshe Run NM W will work just fine. This sneaker features a …

Everything you need to know about Photo Stream and iCloud Photo Sharing

Apple's Photo Stream service is split into two parts. The first part conveniently saves your personal photos to iCloud and wirelessly syncs them …

Two of the best iPhone car mounts we’ve tried: Fuse Chicken Une Bobine and MONTAR by WinnerGear

There are a lot of options for mounting your iPhone in your car. I’ve relied on the highly-rated Kensington suction cup windshield car mount for a few years without too much incident. However, I’ve never been too pleased about how it blocks a bit of my driving view and requires a non-elegant wire …

A visual history of OS X

After a lengthy beta, OS X 10.10 Yosemite is finally ready for prime time. It's the 11th version of Apple's OS X, and represents the biggest overhaul of the operating system's visuals since its introduction in 2001. While you're waiting for the update to download, let's take the opportunity to see …

Modern Bedroom Design Ideas for Rooms of Any Size

• 1 |<br>• Visualizer: Koj Designs<p>This first room features a simple, low profile bed with lots of clean, white details. The wall behind the bed has a unique …

How-to: Conserve battery power on your iOS devices

Since the introduction of smart devices, battery power has been and still remains a precious commodity. In this article we will review many of the features and settings of iOS devices that impact battery life, and make recommendations about how to conserve power.<p>One important thing to keep in mind …

How to set up a foolproof note-taking system for writers and other nerds (Part 1)

I started writing stories this year – short fiction and a couple of novellas so far – and I’ve found I need to make a lot of notes. The iPhone is pretty great for this, as you’d expect, but not always: Sometimes it’s just not appropriate to tap away on a cellphone, and sometimes you might want to …

Make Delicious Biscuits with Just Two Ingredients

There's nothing quite like fresh bread products, but usually it takes a lot of work to make them. Food blog The Splendid Table comes to the rescue …

50 Cent's SMS Audio joins the alliance with new Star Wars-themed headphones

<i>[Cantina Band plays in the background]</i> In a collaboration, we'll admit, we weren't expecting, 50 Cent has teamed up with Lucasfilm to release a series of <i>Star Wars</i>-themed headphones. Based on 50's existing Street design, the new line includes Stormtrooper, Rebel Alliance, Boba Fett and Imperial …

Spice Up Your Soiree with these Fall Cider Recipes

Cheers to all the delectable delights of Autumn — kettle corn, pumpkin pie, and apple cider, to name but a few! <b>When seasonal temperatures start to drop, nothing chases off the chills better than a toasty beverage.</b><p>Next time you pass a roadside farm stand, why not pick up a gallon of locally made …

Roundup: the best Apple-certified (MFi) Lightning cables and other accessories in various lengths/colors/styles

Apple’s newest mobile operating system, iOS7, brings great new features and a beautiful design but unfortunately it has also rendered many 3rd party Lightning accessories useless. Apple’s Made For iPhone program certifies that accessories are safe to charge and sync your Apple devices. Each …

Kyte & Key’s Cabelet, A Lightning Cable You Can Wear

Ever find yourself stuck without a cable when you need to charge your iPhone? No, me either. I’m a nerd and a professional gadget tester, so at pretty much all times I have some kind of Lightning cable, dock or adapter either on my person or close to hand.<p>But if I got out more, and was more stylish …

Stainless Steel

Ron Burgundy Lego Minifigure

America's most beloved mustachioed newscaster seems to be everywhere of late, and now he's been immortalized in the form of everyone's favorite toy. …

Juicies Woven Cord And Aluminum Lightning Cables Only A Buck More Than Apple’s Own

There’s probably one single fact that’ll get you interested in the fancy Juicies Lightning cable:<p>Apple Lightning-to-USB adapter: $19.<br>• Juicies: $20.<p>That’s right – for just a dollar more you can have aluminum plugs and a corded fabric cable instead of plastic and… More plastic.<p>The Juicies is fashioned …

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