Insteon Hub first impressions, easier home automation, configured right from your smartphone

Insteon Hub Item # 2242-222 [click to view on Amazon] Insteon Hub - Initial configuration, creating a Christmas lights scene for my living room, from my smartphone. It's a busy time of year. But my Insteon Hub 2242-222 arrived today, an early gift. I knew it was going to be at least December…

Dec 22 2012

Samsung at CES 2012: Ultimate TV Super OLED Sensation

This short 1080p video says it all. While my Canon Vixia HF S200 camcorder cannot do justice to the real-life experience of eyeballing this 55" beauty, at least you'll get some idea. In a nutshell, they looked great, better than anything currently available. I used the Canon stabilization…

Jan 15 2012

Green route to JFK for trip to CES, hopefully we make our 9:30am flight!

We seem to have broken all mpg records for our drive from CT to JFK this clear morning, pretty green driving. Yes, I'm just the copilot for this drive. Now let's hope the last 15 miles go smoothly!

Jan 10 2012

Remote control your iPhone audio stream, for FM radios anywhere in your house

I like a sturdy cradle near my monitor when I work, allows me to easily operate the iPhone, and dock/undock with one hand, even with a case on the iPhone.  In the photo below, note how some tan felt pads are used to cushion the phone. Bending the aluminum slightly at the base of the stand, and 2…

Jul 12 2011