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Smart Home Guide 2019: Before Buying that Smart Home Device, Check These 8 Things First [Updated]

In Apple, Consumer Electronics, Gadgets, General, Google, Hardware, HTD Tech Tip, Opinion, Review, Smart Home, Technology by Michael SheehanLeave a Comment

This Smart Home Guide 2019 helps to evaluate the smart home gadget or device you are considering. 8 items you should review before purchasing a smart device.

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Forget the Smart Home Hub, Brilliant is a Smart Switch that Controls It All, Brilliantly – Review [Updated]

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Review of the Brilliant smart switch and controller. Brilliant integrates with many leading smart home products for lights, heat, security, music, and more.

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Noon Home Creates Smart Lighting Scenes, Not Switches – Review

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There are dumb light switches that do nothing, “smart” switches that have connectivity built in, and now intelligent lighting scenes which transform your living space based on activities. A review of Noon Home intelligent switches do layered lighting intelligently.

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August Smart Lock Pro Review – Integrates with your Old Deadbolt & other Smart Devices

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Review of the August Smart Lock Pro which retrofits with your existing deadbolt lock & integrates with other smart devices. Operate it locally or remotely.

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The Xiaomi PHILIPS ZhiRui Smart Bedside Lamp is Perfect for My Daughters’ Room! Here’s Why!

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Review of the Xiaomi PHILIPS ZhiRui Smart Bedside Lamp which is an LED lamp with a variety of smart color scene options and lighting configurations.

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The HighTechDad 2018 Holiday Tech Gift Guide of 25+ Reviewed Products

In Apple, Audio, Consumer Electronics, Gadgets, General, Hardware, iOS, Review, Smart Home, Tech News, Technology by Michael SheehanLeave a Comment

Shopping for tech gifts for the holidays? Read the HighTechDad 2018 Holiday Tech Gift Guide of 25+ Products that have been reviewed on HighTechDad.com!

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PepCom Holiday Spectacular 2018 – HighTechDad Awards for Tech and Gadgets at the Show

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HighTechDad awards for tech companies at the PepCom Holiday Spectacular 2018 media event. These awards reflect a variety of categories for tech and gadgets.

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Want a True “Smart Home”? The Sense Power Monitor Gives You Energy Insights Using Machine Learning

In Consumer Electronics, Gadgets, General, Hardware, Review, Smart Home, Technology by Michael Sheehan9 Comments

As it monitors your home energy consumption by device, the Sense power monitor uses Machine Learning to discover electrical devices magically.

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Hive + OhmConnect = Home Automation, Energy Savings & Saving the Earth

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Earth Day is a reminder that we must preserve the resources and environment of our fragile planet. But using home automation & smart home technology, you can conserve energy automatically. Hive & OhmConnect have teamed up to help you save the planet with their services & technology.

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Review: Rachio Gets Even Better with its Gen 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller

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Review of the Rachio Gen3 smart sprinkler controller that automatically knows when and how long to water your garden or lawn based on hyper-localized weather stations. A “set it and forget it” type of home automation makes your garden smart & helps conserve water in the process.

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Review: Fingbox Will Be Parents’ Favorite Way to Manage Kids’ Online Time & More

In Application, Consumer Electronics, Family, Gadgets, General, Hardware, Review, Safety, Security, Smart Home, Technology by Michael SheehanLeave a Comment

Review of Fingbox, a device and app that discovers all connected devices in a home network, and then provides parents with the ability to pause their kids’ devices based on rules, as well as secure their home network environment quickly and easily! $10 off code in the Fingbox review!

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*Privacy Not Included…But Should be Required! Mozilla’s Connected Shopping Guide

In Consumer Electronics, Gadgets, General, Hardware, HTD Tech Tip, Review, Safety, Security, Smart Home, Sponsored, Tech News, Technology by Michael SheehanLeave a Comment

If you’re buying a connected gift this holiday season, learn about its privacy & safety. Review of Mozilla’s *Privacy Not Included guide & how it helps!

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NETGEAR Arlo Pro 2 Review: An Easy to Set Up and Use, HD Wireless Security Camera

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Review of the NETGEAR Arlo Pro 2 Wireless HD security camera & system which has 2-way audio, rechargeable batteries, 1080p resolution, & easy setup & usage.

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Those New Connected Holiday Gifts May Be Spying on You!

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Connected device manufacturers are not required to disclose privacy/security policies. It’s up to the consumer to know. Mozilla has a new buyer’s guide to help called *Privacy Not Included.