Category: Reviews & How-To’s

Hands On Review of the Anear Stereo Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds

By Sarah Collison – Guest Writer Review:  Bluetooth Headphones Anear Stereo Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds for Sport Running Gym Exercise Sweatproof CVC 6.0 Noise-Cancelling Wireless Bluetooth Earphones W/Microphone Compatible with iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 5 5c 5s 4 and Android–Black & Green.  On Amazon at http://amzn.to/1jPOkhK Jim was sent these wireless Bluetooth earbuds to review, but I jumped on the opportunity as I thought they might be very useful to me. Doing professional housekeeping, it has been a nuisance to keep my phone in my pocket and a cord running down my back to listen to music. And there were times

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Hands on Review of the Intel® NUC Kit NUC5i3RYH Mini PC

By Randy Pearson – Guest Writer The model I purchased was an Intel NUC NUC5i3RYH , on Amazon at http://amzn.to/1S7fwnw with a core i3.  I put 16GB of RAM and a 500GB SSD, complete overkill but I had some gift credits that I needed to take advantage of.  The on board SSD is M.2 Type.  There is also a very nice mounting location on the inside of the cover for an internal 2.5” drive that I mounted an extra 1GB spinning disk. Components: Samsung 850 EVO M.2 500GB Sata III Internal SSD http://amzn.to/1PT9QOH Crucial Memory http://amzn.to/1GwcQi3 LG Blu-ray http://amzn.to/1WgL0NQ  

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4 Unique Gadgets to Improve Your Home Life

By Erin Vaughan – Guest Writer Modern life isn’t perfect. There are so many chores to do and things to remember, and sometimes it can be downright overwhelming to keep track of it all. Fortunately, there are lots of cool gadgets on the horizon that will help save you time and hassle, and that will make you feel like your home is cool and space-aged to boot. Smart Locks Anyone who’s ever felt the pain (and expense!) of locking themselves out of their apartment or home will be pleased to learn that the tech field is on the case. These

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Crowdfunding Spreads the Word About Important Solar Projects

By Maria Ramos – Guest Writer Web-based crowdfunding platforms, like KickStarter or IndieGoGo, are an excellent way to take promising projects with funding needs beyond the originator’s financial resources. They also offer individuals the opportunity to become backers in return for a share of the eventual profits or products. This can be said for virtually any project, no matter how ridiculous it may seem, but one such area in our society that needs more support is renewable energy. With individuals becoming more environmentally-conscious, there is sure to be a consumer market aimed at one of the most viable forms of

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Hands on Review of the Anear LED Spotlight with PIR Motion Sensor

On Amazon: http://amzn.to/1OY6qHm Full Disclosure – This unit was provide to me by Anear with the express purpose of review and was not purchased. Notes: I was contacted from Anear about reviewing the Anear LED Spotlight with PIR Motion Sensor for the blog.  Since I had the perfect spot in the garage to install it, I took them up on the offer.  Currently in our garage, I have a switched light that we always end up leaving on since the switch is in a very bad location.  I installed a florescence light there to help with the energy savings, but

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Hands On Review with the Mohu Leaf 50 Indoor HDTV Antenna

I purchased the Mohu Leaf 50 on the recommendation of a friend on Facebook as a replacement for the two roof-top antennas I was using that I had installed inside my attic.  They were not giving me very good reception and the wife acceptance factor was dropping by the day!  Here is what I run inside the house. Windows 7 Media Center PC 1 – SiliconDust HDHomeRun HDHR-US Dual Networked High Def Digital Tuner http://amzn.to/1dUxpXA 8-VSB (ATSC over-the-air digital TV) QAM64/256 (unencrypted digital cable TV) IR Receiver (signal PC with a standard remote control) 100baseTX high speed network 1 –

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