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Garmin meets competition with new smart, fitness and GPS watches

Friday, January 30, 2015

Garmin makes some of the best GPS and fitness watches….even better One of the best fitness tracking bands I’ve seen over the last year is Garmin’s VivoFit.   It may not have all of the bells and whistles  that some devices have…but its always on display and one year battery life are terrific.   Now Garmin...

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What's next in the connected home? SmartThings.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

What’s next in the connected home?   The view from SmartThings SmartThings…a company that has helped to pioneer the connected home…was acquired by Samsung last year.   But that hasn’t changed its focus on open standards…enabling it to work with a wide variety of connected sensors, door locks, light switches...

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Google's Nest is getting crowded

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Google’s Nest is getting crowded More and more companies that make devices for the smart home are tying in with Google’s Nest Program…making the Nest Learning Thermostat and Nest Protect smoke and carbon monoxide detector more like digital gateways.   For instance, the Ooma phone service has joined the...

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Microsoft wants you to love the next Windows

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Microsoft doesn’t want you to just use Windows…it wants you to love it Microsoft is very much aware that lots of people haven’t been crazy about Windows 8.   But it is aiming to make amends with Windows 10 when it arrives later this year.   Microsoft showed off some of the new capabilities…from a new...

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Seagate puts elegance in an external drive. Seagate Seven

Monday, January 26, 2015

Seagate puts elegance in an external drive It is super thin…at just seven millimeters….and Seagate has put style into everything from the packaging to the USB 3.0 cable that’s included in the new Seagate Seven drive.   It isn’t designed to be the highest capacity drive on the market…but with 500 gigabytes...

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