I’ve recently been playing with Homebridge on my Raspberry Pi. I’ve setup my Harmony Hub and my wireless power outlets to be controlled by Siri on my iPhone. Overall it has been pretty simple to setup but I did run into an issue trying to get Homebridge to start on bootup. Homebridge suggest 3 different methods. (more…)
My first experience with a fitness tracker was back in 2011 when I purchased the Jawbone Up band. Unfortunately it had some technical issues and I was able to return it. Besides the issues, I enjoyed it even though it lacked features such as bluetooth syncing and a display. Fast forward 5 years, I finally decided to try another fitness tracker.
I have several friends/family that own Fitbit’s. They seem to be the leading the social side of fitness trackers. I liked the features/design of the Fitbit Charge HR, but I was holding out for a larger screen and text notifications. About 3 weeks ago Fitbit released the Fitbit Charge 2. It has most of the features I was looking for. (more…)
- How to set your location?
- How to set temperature to Celsius?
- How to see weather details?
- How to change languages?
How to set your location:
I’ve been a fan of browser extensions ever since I discovered ad blockers back when I used Firefox as my primary browser. They are great because they allow you to add new features and customize your browsing experience. Below are a few of my favorite browser extensions for Chrome.
I’ve been using the standard Dell keyboard for several years. After reading TheWireCutters review of the Microsoft Ergonomic Keyboard I decided to purchase one. At first, it was hard to type because I was accustomed to the straight and flat Dell keyboard. The gap in the middle and the different key sizes have taken some time to get used to. I’ve almost had to relearn how to type. (more…)
After my TP-LINK N300 wireless extender started to fail, I decided it was time to upgrade to a more reliable wifi extender. One of the first websites I check for tech product reviews is The WireCutter. I decided to purchase the NETGEAR AC1200 WiFi Extender from their review. Overall I’ve been happy with the range and performance. I did have trouble with the first time setup because I was using my iPhone and couldn’t click some buttons. Once I tried from my laptop I was able to get everything setup. (more…)
Do you want one remote to rule them all? Is your tv in another room then your cable boxes? If so, the Logitech Harmony Companion remote is for you.
The Logitech Harmony Companion comes with a wireless remote and a Harmony Hub. The Harmony Hub goes in your cabinet and will blast IR signals to all your devices. You can purchase it without the remote and just use the smart phone app, but I’d recommend getting the combo. Setting everything up is a bit complex but Logitech does a great job at stepping you through the process. I did have some trouble getting it to work with my hdmi splitter but once I found the correct model, everything worked. (more…)