Home media streaming – Quick Start guide

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There is no better way to enjoy and access your media than a home server. The time has come to piece together a streaming media setup and htpcBeginner has a quick-start guide to get a do-it-yourself (DIY) home media server ready right now. What is a Home Server? A home server can … read more

5 Best home theater projectors 2018: Best projectors for movies, gaming, and more

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The power and efficiency of home projectors are growing, while cost and size keep shrinking.  There is a large selection of affordable and impressive hardware for those who want to measure their screen size with a yardstick. Whatever your interest, the best projector for movies, or the best projector for … read more

“Works with Sonos” to open up the company’s speakers to third-party apps

Sonos wants their speakers in people’s homes and they’re taking serious steps to make sure it happens. The Verge reports that the company announced a form of certification that lets their products interact with more third-party products than ever. This new certification, called “Works with Sonos,” will allow all manner of … read more

5 interesting and must-know facts about Z-Wave automation protocol

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The Z-wave automation protocol is one of the most interesting and powerful protocols on the market. Compatibility with the language is practically a requirement for new smart devices. Thousands of products now use Z-Wave to communicate with one another. That number is constantly growing. Developed by Denmark based start-up, Zensys … read more

5 best smart sprinkler systems for greener lawns while conserving water – 2017

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Summer might be over. But all over the country people’s lawns still feel the heat. Smart home and gardening enthusiasts can put their worries aside for now. That’s because we put together a list of the five best smart sprinkler systems available. It doesn’t matter if you want a better-looking … read more