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QNAP TS-451–The Alternative Server

Being a devout Windows Home Server fan for many years, it has always been tough for me to find a substitute for it. I have tried numerous NAS units and have always been left extremely disappointed. Since my recent move, I have found myself reviewing my storage needs as well as my overall strategy for […]

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SimpliSafe Home Security System

Introduction As the next logical step in setting up my home tech now that I had installed the basics for my home automation, was to add a home security system to protect the property as well as the contents. Though I live in one of the safer neighborhoods in Southern California, no one is excluded […]

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Home Automation-Planning to Move

Planning Your Home Automation and Home Control Earlier this year I set out to purchase a home and move from my existing townhouse, to a larger home to make room for my new family. As part of the process of moving, I wanted to plan my home automation in advance in efforts to simplify the […]

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Sonos-Whole Home Streaming

I have always been intrigued by Sonos for a couple of reasons.  One was the claims of perfectly synced audio in every room, and the other was the prospect of good sound quality from a wireless device.  Being a bit picky with audio quality I was certainly skeptical, especially with the new small stand alone […]

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Google Wallet Card-Off Topic but Cool Technology

Normally I write about different types of technology such as hardware or software, however after trying this I wanted to share my experiences as I thought this might benefit others who may not know about it.  It’s still tech, but in a different way. Like many people I do not carry allot of cash with […]

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Moving from WHS 2011 to Windows Server 2012 Essentials R2

Migrating from one server version to another is not a trivial task as there are typically no easy ways to simply upgrade.  For all practical purposes it is a new install with the added complication of having to deal with existing data and structures.  As always, make sure you have a backup copy of your […]

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iSpy Connect–At last IP Camera Software that Works

If you are like me you have been highly frustrated at the native functionality of the bundled IP camera software that came with your camera, as well as the lack of availability of third party solutions.  If  this sounds like you than I will make your day as iSpy Connect is the most complete and functional solution […]

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