Home Security Peephole Camera

Home Security 2.0

I'm not going to take the usual alarmist approach and tell you that the world is going to hell and you need to lock up your house with more security than Rikers Island. No, its pretty plain that crime rates hav...
Practical Meter-w-cables

Charge Up with the Practical Meter

I'm supposed to be reviewing the Practical Meter. And I'd love to, I really would. But it just kind of works. Sometimes a device or service comes along and either works or it doesn't. This is one of those produ...
Klim Badlands FactoryTwoFour BMW Sertao GS650

Gear for The Bet: Klim Badlands Suit

I've never been one to don a lot of protection gear for a motorcycle ride. Helmet, jeans, a ratty leather jacket, and sneakers have always been my wardrobe of choice - with the admitted occasional dalliance to ...
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The Energy Revolution Starts in Nevada

No doubt by now you have heard about Tesla's new Gigafactory, the behemoth located in Nevada that will be pumping out all the lithium batteries for the companies three revolutionary vehicles. Well, Nevada was n...
smart tv

Make your own smart tv – Part 2

First things first... So you've decided to cut the cord.  Let's get you started off on the right foot.  The first post of this series states that "countless devices" are available to boost your current TV's IQ....
Video Doorbell by Ring

Ring: Your Front Door Watchman

I hear my doorbell chime and instantly my phone rings.  I ignore the chime that beckons me to the door and hit the accept button on my phone.  The video call starts and I see the peddler on my doorstep.  I spea...
phone away

Put Your Phone Away Dickhead

I assume I can just skip over the introductory sentences where I rehash how cool and world-changing smartphones have been, and get right to the crux of the matter: Your cellphone is making you act like an ass. ...