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Digital Thermometer Options for Beer Brewing

This week I take a look at digital thermometer options to use with your beer brewing system. Digital thermometers currently on the market have a wide …

Beer

Project Extreme Brewing with Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

In this installment of <i>Zymurgy Live</i>, Sam Calagione and his fellow Dogfish Head brewers share theories and recipe concepts for beers beyond the …

The Right Way to Hydrate Dry Yeast for Beer Brewing

This week I take a look at the proper method for hydrating dry yeast for beer brewing to maximize your viability and produce a healthy …

Drinking

Brewers Association Announces Exit of Charlie Papazian

<i>Godfather of homebrewing, founder and innovator to leave lasting legacy after 40 years.</i><b>Boulder, CO • January 23, 2018</b>—The Brewers Association …

7 Apps to Help You Get Stuff Done Around the House

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Itch Begone! How to Soothe A Mosquito Bite

Whether you’re spending the warmer weekends camping in the wilderness, or your idea of getting out into nature is brunching outdoors, mosquitos will …

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Lake Michigan water levels rising at near record rate

Since hitting a record-low water level two years ago, Lake Michigan has been replenishing at an almost unprecedented rate, rising more than 3 feet since January 2013, according to government agencies.<p>Experts say the swift, unexpected resurgence has provided relief to commercial shipping, …

11 things the rest of the world does so much better than America

When it comes to food waste, vacation time and student loans, the U.S. is anything but a beacon for the free world<p>America! Land of the free, home of the brave, and the greatest country on the face of the planet, right? A country with seemingly limitless natural resources, and according to many …

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Journalism

Nest gets into the home security game with the Nest Cam

The legacy of Dropcam lives on<p>It's been almost a year to the day since Nest purchased Dropcam for $555 million, and today we're seeing the first real fruits of that acquisition. At an event in San Francisco this morning, Nest unveiled the new Nest Cam — a home security and monitoring device that …

How to Easily Switch to Smart Home Lighting

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Gear & Gadgets

6 Gadgets That Can Help You Save Money on Your Energy Bill

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Gear & Gadgets

Eero Wireless Router Provides Mesh Network for More Reliable WiFi

Apparently it’s very hard to cover every inch in your house for a regular wireless router, so eero, a unique WiFi router comes out to resolve the …

Wi-Fi

Why Tesla's battery for your home should terrify utilities

Elon Musk's electricity empire could mean a new type of power grid<p>Earlier this week, during a disappointing Tesla earnings call, Elon Musk mentioned in passing that he’d be producing a stationary battery for powering the home in the next few months. It sounded like a throwaway side project from …

Nest tweaks its energy reports to include Nest Protect data

Nest users who look forward to their monthly emails are in for a change. Starting today they will get Home Reports instead of Energy Reports, and if …

Identity Theft

Grind and brew the perfect coffee from your smart device

The free iOS and Android apps provide a host of other features including notifications when the machine it needs more water or when it's running low …

Keep an eye out for visitors with the DoorBird Video Doorbell

DoorBird – The Smartphone Video Doorbell Announced<p>Secure "Always Home" video-entry system features remote audio & video and remote unlocking<p>Berlin, …

What will happen to the smart home hub?

Last week’s acquisition of UK-based smart home platform provider AlertMe capped off a smart-home acquisition spree that includes Nest picking up …

Set-Top Boxes

Bridging The Gap As The Smart Home Industry Expands

With the smart home market growing, the focus is shifting to the seamless connectivity of different products under one platform rather than the quality of hardware construction. At the same time, automation is driving technology to react to human interactions — rather than us reacting to it.<p>Wink, …

This Tech Startup Wants to Revolutionize Your Home

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The idea of having a completely connected home sounds awesome to a number of people, but setting it all up yourself? Probably not so much.<p>Add to that the issue of managing all your connected devices. You have one app to unlock …

Home Automation