Otto Benson

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  • Your Smart Home Tech Shouldn’t be an Afterthought

    Your Smart Home Tech Shouldn’t be an Afterthought

    What exactly makes a smart home “smart”? You can get devices in a pinch to fulfill an immediate need. Going on a trip and want a little extra security? There are plenty of security devices to attach to your home. Some of these might be good or even great devices, but because of the sheer numbers...

  • Your Holiday Travel Tech Essentials Are Here

    Your Holiday Travel Tech Essentials Are Here

    Have holiday travel plans over the next few weeks? There is still time to grab a few tech essentials to keep you on track, whether you’re venturing by car, plane, or train, and if you’re plans are taking you home for the holidays, out on a great adventure, or away for work. First: Keep Your Home...

  • Why Apple Music is Our Favorite Streaming Service on the Block

    Why Apple Music is Our Favorite Streaming Service on the Block

    Apple Music has had its share of bumps since its launch, losing some fans with the automatic U2 downloads (which were a difficult to both acquire for some and remove for others). Some people saw Apple Music as a gimmick, getting consumers first hooked on the technology and then providing the music...

  • Summer Living is Outside Living

    Summer Living is Outside Living

    When it’s summertime in Southern California, we tend to live most of our lives outside. The weather is warm, it doesn’t get dark until 8 o’clock, and we want to take advantage of the fact that most of our culture is on board with the summer relaxation mindset and encourages us to spend a little...

  • When Smart Home Tech Goes Mainstream

    When Smart Home Tech Goes Mainstream

    Perhaps it’s the effect of Tesla’s Model 3 launch and SpaceX’s simultaneous Falcon 9 landing, but the high tech wave of the future has been brought into the present. Pair that with the fact that our smart phones have a more powerful computer than the ones that sent astronauts to the moon—and even...

  • Home Theaters Explained

    Home Theaters Explained

    Going to the movie theater used to be the go-to social event, for family night or date night, the only place to find subtitled art house gems or B-movie chillers. Somewhere along the way, cable expanded, theaters dwindled or became more expensive, and people’s lives got busier—so busy, in fact,...

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