SHOT 2018: 4 new guns for powerful home defense

Home defense is on the minds of a lot of Americans these days. Shotguns and handguns are two of the most popular solutions to protect loved ones at home from an attack.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/26/shot-2018-4-new-guns-for-powerful-home-defense.html

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E-Commerce Trends in 2018: Voice, Subscriptions, Personalization


The mushrooming popularity of smart speakers like Amazon Echo and Google Home will fuel e-commerce in the coming year. “You’re going to have a whole new frontier of commerce space driven through voice and brand recognition,” said Michael Levine, marketing vice president at Photon. “It’s going to be a different type of playing field for these brands. “Where it used to be more visual, it’s now going to be driven by voice.” Retailers will start adapting to the new smart speaker technology and learning how to engage consumers with it.

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New Handheld Windows PC Launches in April, Can Play GTA V

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The Win GPD is a micro Windows 10 system that packs an Atom SoC and Windows 10 Home into a 5.5-inch display with attached keyboard and gaming controllers. Its successor aims to up its game with a much larger portfolio of supported titles.

The post New Handheld Windows PC Launches in April, Can Play GTA V appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/260828-new-handheld-windows-pc-launches-april-can-play-gta-v?source=Computing

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Uber Is Great Until It Leaves You Out in the Cold


Uber works great — until it stops working, leaving your kid walking home alone on a cold and rainy winter night. Wireless technology opens up new avenues for innovation and excitement, with companies like Uber and Lyft. Most of the time, their technologies work just fine, but don’t let your guard down. Prepare for the moment when something goes wrong, because eventually something always goes wrong. That’s one key mistake many people make. You should always have a backup plan ready to go, because something always can go wrong.

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The FCC Screwed Up! My Firsthand Experience Without Net Neutrality


As a high-tech industry analyst, I have worked from home for more than a decade. As someone who tracks new technology and is always on the lookout for a better communications solution, I migrated to a VoIP service through Vonage early after its introduction. The service was great. I had great call quality and the flexibility to take the service anywhere. That went on until Cox Communications purchased my cable provider. Once Cox took over in our area, the call quality on Vonage deteriorated until the service became unusable.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/85017.html?rss=1

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Top 5 Black Friday smart speaker deals: Amazon Echo leads the pack

The home smart speaker is the newest home consumer electronics product category. And this year the technology is more advanced with features like built-in displays.

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Amazon Deploys Army of Echoes Against Oncoming Threats


Amazon has unveiled five new Echo products that raise the bar in the automated home market. Among other things, Amazon has improved the sound quality in its second-gen Echo speaker to compete with several new competitors in the high-end audio segment. The new Echo has a new speaker architecture, a dedicated tweeter, Dolby sound processing, and a 2.5 inch down-firing woofer. The new smart speaker uses Amazon’s second generation far-field technology, which offers improved wake word-processing, better beam-forming and enhanced noise cancellation.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84841.html?rss=1

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Get ready for Hurricane Irma: 10 essentials for sheltering at home

Turn your home into a hurricane defiant fortress … if you are not planning to evacuate from the path of a hurricane, then sheltering in place still means you absolutely need to gear up and get ready.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/08/get-ready-for-hurricane-irma-10-essentials-for-sheltering-at-home.html

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Hurricane essentials: 12 must-have items to help you survive the storm

Are you ready for a hurricane to strike? What if you need to suddenly leave your home for a few days? Is your “go bag” prepared with the right essential items in case you need to evacuate to safety?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/07/hurricane-essentials-12-must-have-items-to-help-survive-storm.html

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HP's virtual reality simulator will 'build' a colony on Mars

HP is hooking up with chip company Nvidia and others in a “Mars Home Planet” project where participants make 3D models of Martian buildings, cities, vehicles and infrastructure.

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Tech Q&A: Best smart home devices

I want a smart home that lets me remotely control temperatures, turn on the lights and use a code instead of a key to get into my house. There are so many different products. What are the best smart home gadgets?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/16/tech-q-best-smart-home-devices.html

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How to Set Up a Mesh Network for Your Home or Small Office

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One of the most exciting developments in home tech recently has been the explosion of mesh networking solutions, which allow nearly seamless distribution of Wi-Fi throughout your home or small office. Here’s how to get started.

The post How to Set Up a Mesh Network for Your Home or Small Office appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/electronics/251626-setting-mesh-network-home-small-office?source=Computing

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Google bets on modular homes to help employees with soaring housing costs

Soaring home prices and apartment rents in Silicon Valley have become a growing headache for technology titans. Google owner Alphabet Inc. is taking a step toward addressing the issue.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/14/google-bets-on-modular-homes-to-help-employees-with-soaring-housing-costs.html

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