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Abt Exclusive Internet of Things

Preparing for Power Failures in the IoT-Reliant Future

IoT Power Outage Preparation from Abt

Today’s society is increasingly reliant on Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Our hospitals, power grids, and other essential services and infrastructure increasingly use connected devices for operations.  Similarly, a growing number of today’s homes feature “smart” technologies, ranging from baby monitors to thermostats. However, power failures could cause IoT devices to stop working. Here are some actionable strategies to plan for such outages and make them less disruptive. Keep IoT Security Tight…

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Internet of Things

How Wider Access to 5G Could Revolutionize Consumer Electronics

5G network

The world is on the edge of a technological revolution, and 5G is leading the transformation. As these new networks become increasingly available, they’ll enable various other technologies to reach their full potential. Consumer electronics, in particular, could see tremendous changes with wider 5G access. Many early experiences with 5G have been unremarkable, and this is because these networks are still largely inaccessible. Millimeter-wave 5G networks, the most promising iteration, are few…

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Home Tips Internet of Things

5 Home Network Tips for Your Smart Tech

Smart technology can transform your home into a convenient and powerful space, where you can control your appliances and gadgets with a few taps of a screen. However, to reach that level, you’ll also need a robust home network. This network connects all your smart tech, giving it the power to operate at all times with strong signals. These five steps will help you achieve the best home network setup for your…

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CES CES 2020 Computers Internet of Things

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

asus tinker edge sbc

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 new mouse or monitor. In the Asus booth, that was the case with the…

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Home Tips Internet of Things Learning Center

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 for your trip should be at the top of your to-do list, too.  An…

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Sales and Promotions

Cyber Monday Deal: Ring Floodlight Cam and Video Doorbell 2

Our friends at Ring have hooked us up with a special Cyber Monday offer that can save you nearly $200 on a smart home security setup. Today only, buy a Ring Floodlight Cam and you’ll get a Ring Video Doorbell 2 for free! As a Cyber Monday special, this deal lasts until midnight, CST 11/26. Click through to get this offer! A Ring Floodlight Cam and Video Doorbell combo is a simple,…

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Abt Exclusive Home Theater Internet of Things Video Games

The Cave

Man Cave. She Shed. Den. Parlor. Family Room. Call it what you will, every home needs one. Whether man or woman, single or parents of a half-dozen kids, we all need a place we can forget about work and stress, unplug (or plug in) and just enjoy life, our hobbies, or whatever helps us escape. It It can be high-tech or lo-fi; as simple as a room with a favorite chair, or…

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Internet of Things Sales and Promotions

Save $75 on the Ring Video Doorbell Pro, Today Only!

Smart products and the Internet of Things have revolutionized the way we do things inside the house, but their reach also extends to our home’s exteriors. Everything from security cameras to your front door locks can be connected to a smart home network. One of the pioneers of leveraging the IoT to easily and intelligently increase your home security was Ring, creators of the Ring Video Doorbell. As part of a special…

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Home Tips Internet of Things

Family Internet Safety Day with Eero

Just in time for the new school year, our friends at eero are stopping by for an afternoon dedicated to improving your family’s safety in both the virtual world and the real one. Today more than ever, it’s important to be extra vigilant when it comes to cybersecurity. While many of us are familiar with the typical email phishing scams and can avoid being duped, what we often aren’t aware of is…

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CES 2018 Internet of Things

CES 2018: Best of CES 2018

Another CES is in the books, and our team has settled uncomfortably back into regular office life with gloomy, snowy, 26° weather outside our windows. As we think back fondly on the hectic week we spent in Las Vegas, here are some thoughts on what made its mark at CES this year. Smart Everything Smart technology is nothing new. But if there was one overwhelming trend at CES 2018, it was the…

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