Withings Home Camera for Health

Posted in Security by Darrin Olson on September 4th, 2014

Withings Home CameraWithings, creator of wireless smart devices centered around health, has an interesting HD camera called Home for use in, well, your home. On the surface the design is a little more appealing then most home automation cameras we find on the market today with a wood grain finish, but it has a few extra features not common in your run-of-the-mill home-monitoring.

For starters, its got a 5 megapixel HD camera that can record video and take still pictures, and connects via WiFi to be viewed through a mobile app. It also has motion and noise sensors and will send a short video of the current happenings to a server in the cloud when these events occur. So, not too far off of the standard yet.

3D Stairs Rug Art

Posted in 3D by Darrin Olson on September 4th, 2014

3D Stairs RugWe’ve seen some pretty incredible 3D street art around, and this simple rug brings some of it inside. I’ll bet you can’t casually stroll across this without at least feeling a little uneasy.

via Neatorama

ThinkEco smartAC Kit

Posted in Home by Darrin Olson on July 11th, 2014

ThinkEco SmartAC kitThis is a great energy saving tool to have if you have a plug-in air conditioner. The ThinkEco smartAC Kit will help you conserve energy all the while helping you keep cool on these hot Summer days.

The kit comes with a modlet and a remote control/thermostat. You can take the remote control with you to any room of the house, which is a convenient way to keep your location cool. If the AC reaches the room temp that you want the modlet will turn the AC off. If it gets 2 degrees above the set thermostat temperature, the AC will turn on.

Another great feature about this device is the ThinkEco software and smartphone app that are a part of the package. You can adjust the thermostat from anywhere. You can turn it on an hour …

Noise Reducing Drapes

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on May 2nd, 2011

Humans are noisy creatures. Depending on where you live, it might be hard to get some peace and quiet and relax. Are you tired of construction crews down the street making noise? Motorcycles and Hot-Rods giving you a headache? Well, these drapes can help.

These Noise Reducing Drapes feature triple weave yarn which blocks out 99% of the light, and up to 40% of the noise. They also serve as thermo sensitive coverings, which means that they will keep the room cooler in hot climates. So they will keep things quiet, even if they do cut off all of your light. Just $69.95.

Lenovo working on a 23-inch tablet for the home

Posted in Lenovo by Conner Flynn on April 12th, 2011

Looks like Lenovo is working on a 23-inch tablet, a home tablet that could be arriving this year. Such a large tablet seems silly, but when you think about it, it makes sense. The tablet could be moved from room to room and used on tables as well as docked as an All-in-One. This provides a nice solution to multiple screens in the home.

The tablet is apparently based on the company’s All-in-One desktop range, but with a major weight reduction. If all goes well, it will be arriving in 2011. This will change how you interact with your computer at home. We can’t wait.

LiteLocker hides your Christmas lights

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on December 22nd, 2010

Christmas lights are cool, but they are a pain since you need to take them down again when the season is over. The LiteLocker will help make it less of a chore. The idea is that it will fold up and hide the lights behind a protective cover once the Christmas season is over.

That not only keeps them out of sight, but you also won’t need to go through the hassle of putting them all away. It’s available in 4-foot lengths and will ship with all of the necessary wiring, sockets and light bulbs to get you started.

Ambient Weather WS-1090 Wireless Home Weather Station

Posted in Weather Stations by Conner Flynn on November 15th, 2010

If you are seriously a weather nut, you’ll want to check out the Ambient Weather WS-1090 Wireless Home Weather Station. It’s a compact, easy to install, complete wireless (915 MHz) home weather station with impressive reliability at a low cost.

The WS-1080 weather station will measure wind speed, wind direction, temperature and humidity (both inside and outside), rainfall and barometric pressure. It also calculates dew point and wind chill. What doesn’t it do? The device features a touchscreen console that displays a wide range of parameters in an easy-to-read format. This is basically a weather man in a box. It can be placed on a desktop or mounted onto a wall.

Epson MovieMate 85HD and 62 All-in-one Home Projectors

Posted in Projectors by Conner Flynn on September 19th, 2010

If you’re looking for an affordable home theater system, you may want to check out the Epson MovieMate 85HD and MovieMate 62 all-in-one home projectors. These high-quality 3LCD projectors have a built-in DVD player and Dolby Digital audio with two built-in 10W speakers.

The Epson MovieMate 85HD produces a 720p resolution and uses a new E-TORL lamp for 2500 lumens, while the MovieMate 62 has a 540p resolution and 2000 lumens of brightness. The Epson MovieMate 85HD and MovieMate 62 all-in-one home projectors will be available this month for $899 and $649.

Scosche announces reVIVE II Dual USB Car and Home Chargers for the iPad

Posted in Chargers by Conner Flynn on August 10th, 2010

You just bought a fancy new iPad for a hefty price. Now you need some third party accessories to go along it. Scosche has the answer. They’ve just announced the reVIVE II Dual USB Car and Home Chargers for Apple’s tablet.

The ability to charge a few devices simultaneously makes the reVIVE II adapters well worth it. The reVIVE II models will come with a 2.1 Amp and 1 Amp port, letting iPad owners and everyone else charge simultaneously.

Firefox Home on your iPhone

Posted in Firefox by Conner Flynn on July 16th, 2010

There’s no mobile version of Firefox for the iPhone yet, but the Firefox Home app lets you sync your desktop browsing session to your iPhone and browse it via Safari while you’re on the go. It’s not a real browser like Firefox, but we weren’t even sure that Apple would give the go ahead to Firefox Home.

Luckily they did. The app is available in the App Store, and there are instructions on Mozilla’s blog to get you started. Anyone interested in this one?

Police investigating lost iPhone prototype raid Gizmodo editor’s home

Posted in iPhone by Conner Flynn on April 26th, 2010

The saga of the lost fourth-gen iPhone prototype acquired by Gizmodo last week continues and it has just got even more dramatic. Gizmodo editor Jason Chen’s house was raided by California’s REACT computer crimes task force, who had a search warrant on Friday night.

His computers and other items were seized and taken away by truck. The warrant was signed by a Judge of Superior Court of San Mateo. According to Gaby Darbyshire, COO of Gawker Media LLC, the search warrant to remove the computers was invalid under section 1524(g) of the California Penal Code.

Bionaire Odor Grabber Litter Box

Posted in Pets by Conner Flynn on April 12th, 2010

It looks like a strange astronaut helmet, but you don’t want to have this thing anywhere near your head. It’s actually the latest in cat box technology. The Bionaire Odor Grabber Litter Box filters the air coming from the litter box, pushing it through a filter, getting rid of litter dust and fur and making sure your house doesn’t smell.

It’s compatible with all kinds of litter and the 12-foot power cord should be long enough for you to put it anywhere you like.

Cisco announces E-Series line of home routers

Posted in Cisco by Conner Flynn on March 31st, 2010

If you are ready to get in on some 802.11n action, then check this out. Cisco has announced the Linksys E-Series line of routers for your home, apartment, small business, or cave with an electrical outlet. They all feature the new Cisco Connect software, which has parental control and a separate password-protected guest network.

These good looking routers are priced between $80 and $180. Select models include Gigabit Ethernet, UPnP AV Media Server, external storage via USB, Linux, and more.

Why not decorate cables when you can’t hide them?

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on February 25th, 2010

If you can’t hide them, you may as well decorate them. These decorative cable clips are a perfect way to do it. Once you have embraced the decoration of cables idea, the possibilities are endless.

You could have little Army men climbing them, you could give the cable a hundred legs like a centipede, etc. You are only limited by your imagination. It’s much better than just living with the mess they make.

PA school accused of spying on students at home, through laptop webcams

Posted in News by Conner Flynn on February 18th, 2010

Here’s a creepy tale involving a Pennsylvania school, and an abuse of technology and power. A Pennsylvania school district has been accused of spying on its students through webcams. Webcams in laptops which the school provided. Spying on them at home.

The district gave laptops to all of their students and were apparently able to activate the webcams remotely. Beware school officials bearing gifts…