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Gifts for Mom

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and you might find yourself scrambling for a last-minute gift. Here are a few of our favorite gift ideas for mom this year: Facebook Portal  Even before video chatting had become the de facto communication standard, the Facebook Portal was helping us do it without needing a computer or specialized software.…

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Sonos Speaker Lineup Explained

Sonos basically invented the networked wireless speaker, and in the decade since the PLAY:5 debuted, they’ve continued to evolve and expand their offerings. Today, Sonos offers a refined product selection that offers wireless audio solutions for mutli-room music, movies, and outdoor listening. They’ve been extra popular lately, as countless people are seeking ways to make home life a…

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CES 2020: LG Opens The Door On New Smart Home Technology

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In 1989, ‘Back to the Future II’ introduced us to the world of tomorrow. Although, “tomorrow” meant 2015 back then. Here we are five years later in the real world and actual hoverboards, flying cars, and self-drying jackets still aren’t commercially available. However, at this year’s CES, LG has introduced us to some new technology that takes us…

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CES 2020: Asus Tinker Edge R and Edge T Single-Board Computers

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One of the great things about CES is that it offers something for just about everyone whose interests include electronics, from casual console gamers to seasoned industry engineers. You don’t necessarily need to be a gadget geek to enjoy it, though there are certainly plenty of opportunities to nerd out over electronic esoterica—stuff a little more complicated than a…

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Protecting Your Home While on Vacation: The Ultimate Guide

Despite the fact that you’re (hopefully) headed somewhere where relaxation is the main activity, getting ready for vacation can be quite stressful. You need to solidify plans, line up care for the pets, make sure everything is packed and handle the arrangements for when you arrive at your destination. If you’re a savvy homeowner, getting the house ready…

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Samsung Family Hub Event

Whether you already own a Samsung Family Hub refrigerator or you’re considering adding one to your kitchen, this informational event will help you learn to get the most out of its full capabilities. Our friends from Samsung will be on hand to demonstrate the versatility of the Family Hub and all of the benefits that its smart technology…

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CES 2019: Nanoleaf Canvas Lights and Remote

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If you’ve ever been to our Glenview showroom, you’ve probably seen Nanoleaf lights in action. These dancing flat-panel lights hang in the Atrium and the Apple Store, hypnotically changing colors in a preset pattern or synced to music. With a modular nature that makes for nearly infinite design combos, they’re a great decorative accent—especially for a game room.…

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CES 2019: LG ThinQ Smart Mirror

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Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the best-dressed of them all? If your mirror answers back “not you,” then you might be interested in this curious concept we saw at CES. The LG ThinQ Smart Mirror takes the standard bedroom accessory and upgrades it with the power of AI. As demonstrated in the video below, the ThinQ Smart…

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