Prime Day 2018 – Highlights

Prime Day 2018 – Highlights

It’s Prime Day 2018, Amazon’s unique Black Friday/Cyber Monday younger brother. While you’re a lot less likely to score a dirt cheap TV, Amazon tries to get rid of a lot of old stock, and Amazon products are always heavily discounted. The below specials will all become available starting 16 July at 3pm ET, with…

Amazon Prime Day, what to expect?

Amazon Prime Day, what to expect?

Amazon’s annual Prime Day is just round the corner, and it’s worth your while to know what it entails. It’s only a few years old, but gets much of the same hype one would expect from Black Friday. In fact the inaugural Prime Day in 2015 broke all sales records for Back Friday. While many…

What’s so smart about your lightbulb?

What’s so smart about your lightbulb?

When it comes to the connected home, there’s a lot of terminology, a lot of words that mean a lot of different things. Often the same word is used in different contexts, to describe similar, but not necessarily the same things. Some terms are fixed. Wi-Fi is a defined specification. When we say something is…

How long will the lights stay on?

How long will the lights stay on?

This week saw the collapse of Pebble. After a successful kickstarter a few years ago, Pebble was a big player in the start of the smart watch movement, and they went on to general success. But they’ve now stopped production of their products, and a number of their assets have been sold off to FitBit….

Planning for an Internet Outage

Planning for an Internet Outage

In our ever connected world, we don’t often give much consideration to the times that we don’t have internet. Except when we don’t have it. Internet uptime is usually pretty good these days, and the main time people complain about not having internet is when they go camping, not really a concern unless you have…