Sunday, July 12, 2020

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

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!

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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!

Noon Home Creates Smart Lighting Scenes, Not Switches – Review

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.

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

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

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

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!

Those New Connected Holiday Gifts May Be Spying on You!

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.

Ring Floodlight Cam Review & Install Tips – An Easy & Smart Security Upgrade

Review and installation tips as well as a walk-through of the Ring Floodlight Cam security camera's configuration. The Cam is an easy home security upgrade!

How To Protect Your Breathing Indoors – Blueair Blue Pure 211+ & 411 Air Purifier Review

Air pollution can happen inside your home too! Review of the new Blueair Blue Pure 211+ and 411 air purifiers that provide filtration inside the home.
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This Device Should Be Font & Center in Every Smart Home – Nest Hub Max Review

Review of the Nest Hub Max - a 10" smart home hub for the Google Home ecosystem with glorious sound, steller HD video, and vast tech integrations.
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HighTechDad’s Father’s Day 2020 Gift Guide

This is HighTechDad's 2020 Father's Day Gift Guide of family tech and smart home products that have been reviewed on HighTechDad.com. Happy Father's Day!

Can’t Find TP? Use a Smart Bidet & Wash Your Butt Instead! – Stay At Home Tech Tip Video

Avoid having to hoard toilet paper by installing a smart bidet in your home. This DIY project is easy & you save the environment by conserving toilet paper.

4 Ways to Make a “Distanced” Mother’s Day Better with a Nixplay Digital Frame

Social Distancing may make Mother's Day a bit more difficult. With a Nixplay digital frame you can share memories remotely!

Video Conferencing? Check Broadband Upload Speed – Stay at Home Tech Tip

Having a fast broadband connection at home is critical during the Shelter at Home due to COVID19/coronavirus. Learn what is important now!