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The Tend Secure Lynx Indoor camera is an inexpensive home security camera with an advanced facial recognition feature that helps prevent false alarms by recognizing familiar faces that you pre-load into a Facial Recognition Library that is built into the Tend Secure app for iOS and Android.  After the camera has been trained to recognize the… Read More

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Star Wars memorabilia fans will want this ultra cool 5-ounce Stormtrooper double-walled borosilicate glass that been made based on the original movie helmet molds designed by Andrew Ainsworth in 1976. The Stormtrooper glass looks awesome empty, but add 5 ounces of liquid, especially milk and it turns into a floating helmet that will turn heads… Read More

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I reviewed the Netatmo Presence Outdoor Security camera a few months ago and really, REALLY enjoy using it because it uses deep learning to tell the differences between people, animals, cars, and other motions thus virtually eliminating unnecessary motion detection alerts. In addition, there are no subscription fees because all the video is stored locally… Read More

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Spring is here! The flowers are budding and the birds are singing. Unfortunately its also tax season, and time to clean out that mountain of forms, papers and receipts you have been hoarding all winter long! We like to have a paper shredder here in the House of Bob, but our last shredder met a horrible end due… Read More

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The LEDVANCE Gateway is a smart hub that interprets commands from a Wi-Fi network and transmits them to devices on its ZigBee network, and also monitors the status of those devices and reports it to authorized users. It is metaphorically the jam that holds all of the intelligent LEDVANCE products together. But, like the jam that holds your sandwich together, there are… Read More

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The weather is warming up and that means sun, fun and grilling season. This year Traeger wants to make your grilling and smoking even easier. With their new Timberline 850 and 1300 model grills they're introducing WiFIRE control. With WiFIRE you can control your Timberline grill from your phone. So you can adjust your grill… Read More

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When you live in a nearly 100 year old house with hardwood floors and 2 dogs that are over-achievers when it comes to shedding, you learn to live with pet hair.  Seriously, Steve - our older dog - sheds enough each week to create a 1/3 size replica of himself.  There are many automated solutions… Read More

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Home automation, security, and remote monitoring are all hot topics right now. The ability to know that everything at your property is fine when we're not physically there is a priceless gift for chronic worriers and people who like to feel in control. There are many systems on the market that will let you install… Read More

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When several people use the same faucet, you never know what water temperature you might experience when it's your turn. With the LightInTheBox Temperature Sensitive Single Handle Centerset LED Lavatory Faucet, you no longer have to whip your hand in and out and risk scalding your skin to see if the water might be too… Read More

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It's that time of year when decluttering and spring cleaning is at the forefront of everyone's minds and procrastination with a side of stagnancy has been removed from the menu.  I feel the pressure and I don't like it. How about this? In lieu of all that organizing and cleaning that I so dread, I'll… Read More

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Most home security systems involve setting up cameras and a variety of sensors like motion detectors, door and window opening/closing sensors, temperature sensors and more. The Xandem system is more like something straight from a Mission Impossible style movie. Xandem uses a gateway and a set of modules to create a mesh network that puts a… Read More

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Have fun channeling your inner Darth Vader the next time you're cooking in the kitchen or at the backyard grill with these officially licensed Star Wars kitchen accessories. Start a pair of Darth Vader oven mitts that are made of heat-resistant silicone that will protect your hands from temperatures up to 445 degrees F. The gloves… Read More

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You'll be the envy of every nerd and gaming geek in the cafeteria when you come strolling in with the Game Box Lunchbox from Mustard. That's Mustard the company who makes this bento-style lunchbox, and not the condiment. The Game Box lunchbox features a classic Nintendo Game Boy style shape and graphics that take you… Read More

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This is the second in a three part review on LEDVANCE lighting and home automation products. The first review was for LEDVANCE’s Sylvania Lightify A19 LED bulb review. This review focuses on the LEDVANCE Lightify LED Flexible Strip RGBW. It is a 16-foot flexible strip that can be laid out to fit a variety of locations… Read More

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An unexpected visit from an old friend and an unopened bottle of Caymus. If you're amongst the fortunate few to have old friends and a bottle of Caymus you surely know how tragic this event is. But wait! Don't despair! There's a gadget to the rescue!  The newly available Velv Wine Oxygenator will develop that bottle's best bouquet in… Read More