Category: Not So Average

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5 Outdoor Smart Device Ideas for Your Backyard

We’ve talked plenty about smart home technology on Home Gadget Geeks, but the devices are mostly for indoor use, exclusively. So what about outdoors? That’s right, we’re talking about your garden, backyard, or front lawn. Surely if everything has been upgraded on the inside, the outside can also see some improvement. How can we take your outdoor area to the next level? How can we incorporate technology into something as natural as looking after your lawn? Let’s take a look at the best outdoor smart tech for your home and yard. Can you make your backyard “smart”? It doesn’t seem

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8 Gifts for Your Techy Valentine

8 Gifts for Your Techy Valentine

Everyone likes tech gifts, but it doesn’t have to be Christmas to break out the giving spirit!. With Valentine’s Day coming up, here’s a list of some great choices your tech-loving sweetheart will be thrilled to get, and you can even add roses if you like.  If you’re a lady fan of this website, most of these will work for the guy in your life, too. Under $50 PopSocket Grip Starting at under $10, these grips come in a wide variety of patterns and styles. The grip attaches easily to almost any type of phone case and does double-duty as

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4 Gadgets That Now Use Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence may simply sound like another tech buzzword, but it’s very real, and it’s here. Unless you actively pay attention to tech news, you may not notice how companies are slowly integrating AI-based features into everyday home products, but like this blog article says, it’s easy to underestimate new technology until it actually arrives. In this article, we’re going to take a look at some cool new gadgets that are using artificial intelligence to deliver their features.   Mycroft – Open Source AI Smart Home Controller Mycroft is a voice-activated device that connects to and controls other smart devices

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7 Tips for Easy International Travel

The following was submitted by a listener to Home Gadget Geeks after listening to HGG418. These are excerpts from a much longer list (which I will include in longer post later) based on his own international (and domestic) travel experience. Big thanks to Jim Shoemaker for this contribution to the blog. Flights                     If you want to actually really and restfully sleep on an overnight flight you will probably need to be in a lie-flat business class seat. If that is not possible, accept that all other experiences will pale by comparison. Electronic Entertainment Be sure to load all audio

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What to Consider When Purchasing a Motherboard

Are you seeking ways to enhance the performance of your PC? Do you want to upgrade your existing PC without replacing your existing processor i7 7700k? If yes, then you need to find a motherboard that is compatible with your processor. People like professional gamers and those who do multitasking know how a motherboard is a heart and the nervous system of PC. It can significantly impact the performance of the system. Hence, it is crucial to choose your motherboard very carefully. However, with countless numbers of options available, choosing the right motherboard is quite tricky. There are many variables

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5 Ways to Protect Your Finances From Fraud

There is nothing good about fraud, and yet sometimes we glorify it when major financial institutions fall victim to it. Our growing distrust of the banking system is perhaps the explanation, but multi-billion dollar heists hurt ordinary people just as much as wealthy bankers, if not more. Our friends at fortunly.com have studied countless banking hacks throughout history, and the usual offenders are average individuals with above-average computer skills. No matter how relatable we find these fraudsters, they are no Robin Hood. They often do it for their own gain at the expense of innocent consumers. Now that the financial

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