Is Streaming Really Cheaper Than Cable? – By See full CNET
When Netflix began offering an online alternative to physical DVDs, it kicked off the start of a streaming-versus-cable debate that still rages today. Maybe you’ve joined team streaming and have no idea how much it costs for cable or satellite TV anymore.
5 Smart Home Features You Should Use While On Vacation – By How-To Geek How-To Geek
Your smart home gear isn’t just for your comfort and enjoyment when you’re home. It’s absolutely invaluable when you’re on vacation. Here are common features and benefits you should set up before you head out the door.
Chromecast with Google TV Review 2021: Is It Worth It? – tvguide.com
Chromecast with Google TV is the updated streaming device that replaces the original Chromecast, with this new model being released Sept. 2020. It’s a dongle that plugs into your TV’s HDMI port and delivers HDR10, HDR10+, 4K and Dolby Vision HDR, and Dolby Atmos sound. It’s capable of streaming all the popular content you might want, including Apple TV+.
Why I’m Switching Back to Cable TV – By How-To Geek How-To Geek
Cord-cutting—the act of ditching traditional cable TV—has been gaining popularity for over a decade. Streaming is great, but it’s not the home run it used to be. In fact, I made the decision to switch back to cable.
Can’t Hear Dialogue on TV? Here’s How to Fix It – By Review Geek Review Geek
If you’re having trouble hearing the dialogue on TV, a soundbar is usually the best and cheapest solution. Not only will a soundbar improve your TV’s audio quality, but it will give you the option to boost dialogue or normalize volume levels.
You Need to Replace That Garbage Flashlight in Your Junk Drawer – By How-To Geek How-To Geek
Right now, there’s a good chance you’ve got a bright yellow or red flashlight in your junk drawer and, well, it’s a real piece of crap you can’t depend on. No time like the present to replace it with a super bright and reliable new one.
Solve Your Video Doorbell Woes by Upgrading Your Doorbell Transformer – By How-To Geek How-To Geek
You installed a new video doorbell, and it won’t charge, complains about low voltage, or dings but doesn’t dong. There’s a good chance your home’s old transformer is to blame. Here’s what you need to know (and what to do about the problem).
Beginners Guide to Home Wi-Fi Mesh Network Systems – By steve stevessmarthomeguide.com
Having fast and reliable Wi-Fi coverage in the house and maybe in the garden and out building is becoming more and more important.
Wi-Fi mesh networks are a fast growing area in the home networking arena.
Can I Hook Up a Generator Directly to My House? – By How-To Geek How-To Geek
Improperly hooking up your generator can burn your house down or kill line workers. A properly connected generator has safety mechanisms to prevent both outcomes.
It might be tempting to hook a generator directly up to your home’s electrical system during a power outage, but there’s a right and wrong way to do it. And the wrong way can cause fires and even kill people, so it’s best to read up about the matter in advance.
This $19 gadget automated my garage with no hassles – By Sanjana Prakash Tom’s Guide
Deciding on and installing home automation devices and sometimes even the best DIY home security systems can be a slightly daunting experience. There is so much to choose from with various products and different ecosystems and price points — it can certainly takes some time and research. There is always something to add or tweak to perfect it and with home security, you don’t want to leave anything to chance. I found this one gadget that helped me transform my garage in minutes by making it a “smart” garage.
Your Home Security Cameras Are in the Wrong Spots. Here’s Where To Put Them – By Emily Ferron CNET
If you have a home security camera (or are you thinking about finding a Black Friday deal on one), you may have wondered about the best places to put them to deter bad actors and give you the best view of your property — and where not to put them.
Want Faster Internet Speeds? Upgrade Your Router – By Review Geek Review Geek
If you’ve splashed out on the best internet package possible, and your PC, TV, or smartphone is fairly recent, you may be wondering why your internet speeds aren’t that impressive. Well, there’s a good chance your router and home network are holding you back.
The Best VoIP Services of 2022 – By Elizabeth Henges How-To Geek
Gone are the days of the landline telephone. Now, all we have to do to communicate is send a quick text or join FaceTime. However, while our mobile phones are convenient, some users require more calling features than cellular services can deliver. This includes small businesses and some homeowners.
How to Add Headphones to Your TV – By How-To Geek How-To Geek
There are more than a few ways to connect a pair of headphones to your TV set, each with its own perks and downsides. Let’s investigate to help you pick the right method for your needs.