At a suggested retail price of $69.99, the Lumen definitely doesn't come cheap, although it does cost $20 less than what you'll pay if you … Read more
Secure Behavior: ESET NOD32 AV will verify to see that your Windows machine is up to date. In addition, it performs an initial full scan to cache and save information about your files in order to reduce redundant scans and speed up scan times in the future. "AV-Comparatives" also displayed strong scores -- including a 98.8 percent detection rate -- for ESET in its Sep. 2013 report.
Stable Design: NOD32 intuitively orders its core features by importance and usability, while still retaining secondary features like real-time monitoring and statistics tucked under Tools for power users. The … Read more
In my review of the Kwikset Kevo Bluetooth Deadbolt, I focused on the lock's smart features. It senses when your phone is near. You open it just by touching it. It can tell if you're inside or if you're outside. The thing is just cool, and everything about it works brilliantly. Even with that $219 price tag, I was all set to buy one for myself.
Of course, the Kevo is really two products in one. On the outside, you've got UniKey's Kevo technology: a Bluetooth-powered, touch-friendly smart casing for a lock. On the inside, … Read more
If you want a colorful cover or case for your older iPad, you'll no longer get it through Apple.
Apple will continue to sell the polyurethane accessories, which run for $39 and $49 respectively, but only in a dark gray color.
Those who want one of the five other (now discontinued) colors will have to find it from another retailer, or go with another similar accessory, which Apple … Read more
Neurio Home Intelligence is a technology that helps you understand your energy usage and automate your home appliances. It's like a Belkin WeMo Insight Switch for your entire home. It started as a university project, and led to the creation of Vancouver-based startup Energy Aware Technology Inc. Then the team took their concept to Kickstarter, launching a campaign on October 16. The funding period doesn't end until November 15, but backers have already pledged well over its original $95,000 (CAD) goal. So, with over $125,000 pledged thus far, I don't think we've heard the … Read more
Blenders are fun, but buying the wrong one is anything but. With countless models available at a wide range of price points, it can be hard to tell the upgrades from the downgrades. Are more watts always better? How much does the shape of the jar matter? Could a top-of-the-line blender be the smartest upgrade you'll ever make? The dumbest?
If your head spins just thinking about it, don't worry -- our handy blender roundup will help you find the perfect machine for your needs, whether you're looking to spend $50 or $500.
As with a lock or a home security system, it's easy to imagine adding intelligence to your garage door opener.
The market is also surprisingly populated. Craftsman and LiftMaster both have smartphone-based control systems for certain models. Arguably more interesting is the suddenly crowded field of add-on controllers.
I recently had a chance to check out one such controller, the $149 Garageio, from Alottazs Labs (a reference to CEO Zak Dziczkowski's surname) in Columbus, Ohio. Similar to other smart openers, Garageio connects to your existing garage door opener and lets you open and shut up to three separate … Read more
If you read my recent review of the new Kwikset Kevo Bluetooth Deadbolt, then you know that I was impressed with this new smart lock.
According to some of the comments, I shouldn't have been:...the lock itself is so weak that a 10 year old kid can slam a screwdriver in it and force the cylinder to turn and unlock and be in your house in a matter of seconds... Any thief with a "bump" key will open this 200+ dollar lock in 5 seconds... Kwikset locks can be easily unlocked with a blank and a … Read more
The appliances have listened. Or, more specifically, the makers of appliances have listened. Not willing to see the nascent smart-home appliance industry get bogged down in differing sets of details, four firms have decided to focus on their similarities. ABB, Bosch, Cisco, and LG intend to develop an open architecture for data exchange. In other words, smart appliances will learn to play nice.
The companies have created a consortium dedicating to achieving this goal and have signed a memorandum of understanding to this effect. What comes next is anybody's guess, but that's kind of the point. By creating … Read more
When you picture a blender, you probably imagine something that looks a lot like this:
That's the $39 Hamilton Beach Smoothie Smart Blender -- and it's an excellent option for all of your basic blending needs. More and more often, though, all kinds of fancy-pants blenders that boast ginormous capacities, powerful motors that sound like helicopters in flight, and special features like touch screens and single-serving attachments are popping up in stores.
So we tested this $39 model against the $149 KitchenAid 5-Speed Diamond Blender, the $199 Cuisinart PowerEdge 1000 Watt Blender, the $199 Breville Hemisphere Control Blender, … Read more