Outdoor TVs: Why Are They Important?

Entertaining outside during the summer, especially by the pool or near the grilling station, is so commonplace that many homeowners have made their outdoor space more of an addition to their living spaces, with the same amenities you might find inside the home. From fireplaces to plush seating to full kitchens, outdoor spaces are now just as important as their indoor counterparts. Which is why installing a television outside just makes sense.

5 Reasons You Should Use A Dedicated Conference Room Touchscreen

So why is it that a dedicated conference room touchscreen is better than a store bought wireless tablet when there are so many seemingly great, versatile options on the market? Here are a few reasons why I believe you should forgo the iPads, the Surfaces, and the Galaxy Tabs for a touchscreen that will serve a specific function just for that room.

Smart Doorbells: A Comparison of Ring vs Nest

Until very recently, if you wanted to know who was at the door when the doorbell rang, your best bet was to find a nearby window and try to slyly peek through the curtains without being detected. But with the swift rise of the smart doorbell, quietly sneaking around your own home is thankfully a thing of the past. A smart doorbell is an internet-connected doorbell that notifies a smartphone or other electronic device of a homeowner when a guest arrives at the entrance of the door. It activates when the guest presses the button of the doorbell or alternatively when the doorbell senses a guest with its built-in motion sensors.

How to Create the Ultimate Smart Home Ecosystem

The smart home used to be the stuff of science fiction. Moviegoers watched as Tony Stark controlled his mansion with nothing more than his voice, or wished they could have the type of technology that made Batman’s life so amazing. These days, you don’t have to be a billionaire business owner or an eccentric crime fighter to create the ultimate smart home – tools like Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and the Apple Home Kit have put home automation within reach of nearly anyone.

Cutting the Cord with the Cable Company

But what exactly are the pros and cons of switching to a different service and leaving cable behind? What does moving on to bigger and better entertainment solutions entail? I’ve put together a guide to making the switch, so you can do so easily and efficiently.

Media Player Buying Guide: A Comparison of Four Streaming Devices

Media players are all the rage in 2019, quickly replacing the more traditional ways of consuming television, movies, music, and games with devices that you can easily connect to your WiFi and television. But not all media players are created equally. Depending on what you want to do with a streaming device, certain devices may suit your needs over others. I’ve put together a list of four of the best contenders for 2019 and compared them so you don’t have to do the work.

Network Port Forwarding vs. VPN

When it comes to accessing in-network resources when you’re outside of your network, there are two options.  You can either use port forwarding, or you can use a virtual private network, or VPN.  While both options will allow you to access the resources you need – servers, network-attached storage devices, or even your router configuration – one is superior to the other.

The Must-Have Systems and Technology for your Conference Room

Conference rooms simply can’t be like the ones of old anymore. You know the rooms I’m taking about, with the overhead projectors and easels, or perhaps a whiteboard. No, today’s meeting room has to be state of the art. Here are a few key things you would need to make yours just that.

Why Is Meeting Room Technology So Important?

It may already be evident, though, if you work in an office where a lot of meetings occur. Meetings can take up a lot of time. And not just the meetings themselves. It’s the prep, the gathering and settling in, the connecting of both devices and people. It’s time consuming. And that’s if it’s well organized. So here are a few reasons why having your tech up-to-date and always ready to go is so important in a meeting space so you’re not wasting precious time and money.