Security

I got a giggle out of the thought of this gadget because I was imagining an angry little peanut screaming at the dog in a tiny voice, "There's a new sheriff in town!" while protecting my bag of Doritos or something. However, after reading what it can do, I can definitely see how it could be… Read More

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Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, News

I have watched with great interest the Bluetooth tracker segment of the gadget market for some time.  I have tried to figure out how I would use such gadgets in my own life, and have wondered just how well they work.  So I got my hands on the $19.99 MYNT Bluetooth tracker and put it… Read More

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Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Reviews

  The name McAfee will sound familiar to a lot of people reading this story because John McAfee is the founder of the McAfee anti-virus software that a lot of us have or had on our Windows PCs. John is a colorful character to say the least. He's no longer associated with the anti-virus software… Read More

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Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

We've reviewed a dozen or more wireless cameras that can be used as a home security system. They are usually setup to send alerts to mobile devices when detecting motion or sound. These simple systems are a viable alternative to higher priced systems that require a hefty monthly fee and significantly more complex installation. They… Read More

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Posted in: Home and Kitchen, News, Outdoor Gear

If you watched the news during the Christmas holidays you probably saw some video of a package being stolen off of someone's porch. This is an all too common issue during the holiday season and is becoming more prevalent during the non-holiday times with online ordering and delivery growing. The Package Guard Kickstarter project hopes… Read More

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Posted in: Home and Kitchen, News

I hate keys!  I've replaced all of the entry locks at my house and summer cabin with either touchscreen or push button locks.  Up until now, I  didn't find a viable alternative to the padlocks I have to secure my property around the house or at work.  The Master Lock Bluetooth Smart Padlock has made… Read More

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Posted in: Home and Kitchen, Reviews

When fellow Gadgeteer, Dave Rees, came to me and asked me to review a garage door controller, I was unsure, since I had no experience messing with garage door openers. Since it came with free installation, I agreed. A garage door controller and monitor is quite a bit outside of the box for me, but… Read More

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Posted in: Home and Kitchen, Reviews

I one day hope to live in a world where I can leave the house with only my smartphone in my pocket. I want to unlock my doors, start my car, make payments, etc., all from my smartphone. Devices like the Quicklock are helping us to rapidly approach that future. The Quicklock is a Bluetooth… Read More

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Posted in: Home and Kitchen, Reviews

While living less than 20 miles from downtown Seattle, we live out in the middle of no where at the end of a very long gravel road on a piece of property that we can't see any of our neighbors. It is a quiet and relatively peaceful place but remote enough people could drive up our… Read More

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Posted in: Home and Kitchen, Reviews

This post brought to you by 3M Company. The content and opinions expressed below are that of The Gadgeteer. How many times have you sat next to a stranger on a bus, train, plane, or at a cafe, with your laptop or tablet's screen visible? Most of you will say, that it happens to you… Read More

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Posted in: iOS, Laptops and Gear, News, Tablets, Ultra Portables

These slacks from Bluff Works can be worn at work or on your day off, and they offer special, secure pockets to protect your gear when you travel.  They have a couple of hidden zippered pockets - one in front to hold a passport and one in the back that can hold an oversized travel… Read More

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Posted in: Gear, News, Travel Gear

As I've stated before, I love smart home products. I'm not entirely sure if it's laziness or the cool factor, but I love having the ability to control things from my smartphone. Nest recently announced a redesign of its Nest Protect fire alarm. I have the original Nest Protect at home and was excited to… Read More

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Posted in: Home and Kitchen, News

The gavel comes down against the NSA: On Thursday of this week, The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, ruled that the National Security Agency’s (NSA) hotly debated policy of collecting bulk data from American citizens’ telephone conversations, was unconstitutional. This ruling in ACLU, et al. v. James Clapper, et al., is… Read More

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Posted in: News

TrackR Bravo review

Please do your homework before ordering this product. Read the comments below. It appears that this company is taking money and not shipping the orders. The Internet of Things (IoT) is all the rage right now. Adding smart tech to an old piece of tech or something non-tech like a set of keys or a… Read More

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Posted in: Android, Reviews

Securing your bike when you’re out and about is perhaps the first thing a bike owner has to confront, once they’ve bought the bike and a helmet. As soon as you arrive at the post office, drugstore, or coffee shop on your first ride, you get off, and realize you’ll have to prevent someone else… Read More

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Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, Outdoor Gear, Reviews