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Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale Review and Giveaway

Smart Home Product Reviews

Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale Review and Giveaway

Whether your goal is to maintain a healthy weight or lose those extra pounds, keeping track of your weight changes is an essential part of the process. Any obstacle to doing so will eventually halt your efforts. With the Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale, you needn’t waste those extra moments – it’ll sync your stats and store them for you. Now all you need to do is concentrate on actually exercising. We’re giving away a Fitbit Aria, so read on to find out more about it, then join the contest!

02-05-2013
Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale Review and Giveaway
Control Appliances From An Arduino: The Start Of Home Automation

DIY Smart Home

Control Appliances From An Arduino: The Start Of Home Automation

Last time, I showed you a few ways of making your Arduino projects speech controlled via SiriProxy, OS X’s built-in speakable items, and some Automator scripting, or even a dedicated voice recognition hardware chip. I left you with a quick demo of me turning on my lights, but didn’t explain how I achieved that on the hardware side. Let’s look today at how you can control high power devices – like your kettle, or some floor lamps.

15-02-2013
Control Appliances From An Arduino: The Start Of Home Automation
11 Gifts To Make Your Home More High Tech This Holiday Season

Smart Home Buying Guides

11 Gifts To Make Your Home More High Tech This Holiday Season

The holidays are a time for merriment, coming together with your nearest and dearest, eating too much and the sending and receiving of gifts. Ruthless consumerism is all well and good, but if you play it smart and ditch the boring perfumes and costly consumables you might want to consider upgrading the tech in your home. These are the gifts that last all year round, most of which will serve you well for many years to come.

10-12-2012
11 Gifts To Make Your Home More High Tech This Holiday Season
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