How the ShakaRun (June 2017) was born from the ashes of another event

Gumball.  GoldRush.  Bullrun.  Dustball.  These names represent just a few of the road rally events that have brought international awareness to this chic lifestyle event concept.  One of these events was scheduled to go down in my own back yard, so I decided to RSVP.  And so began the adventure…

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Adding Security to Outside Lighting with Ring Floodlight Cam & Kuna Craftsman Maximus

Finding the perfect home security camera can be a tough task for most folks.  Picking a brand, going wired versus wireless, service costs, and other factors, make choosing the right unit daunting.  To make your life easier, here is a review of my two favorite devices in this increasingly crowded segment: the Ring Floodlight Cam and the Kuna Craftsman Maximus.

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TESTED: Ecobee4 Brings Amazon Echo Alexa Voice Assistant to Thermostat

Unless you’ve been living under a rock you’re already aware of the rising popularity of voice assistants in our daily lives.  Our smart phones provide this via “OK Google” or “Hey, Siri” for Apple.  Additionally, Amazon has been pushing their Echo devices with “Alexa” quite heavily.  Recently I upgraded my thermostat to a new device that adds the latter, baked right in.  Here are my testing results.

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Five Reasons the Fitbit Alta HR is the BEST Activity Tracker for 2017 (and 3 reasons it isn’t)

As more features continue to blend the smart watch versus fitness wearable devices into a nearly single category, it is hard to stand out.  But device after device, Fitbit continues to be the market leader, this time with their Fitbit Alta HR.  Here are five reasons you should get one in 2017, and 3 reasons maybe you shouldn’t.

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TRACK DAY: Pittsburgh International Race Complex – Early May 2017 PDE

On the first day of Spring this year trumpets sounded as I returned to my gear head roots, ditched my Tesla, and picked up a Porsche.  (Don’t worry, the wife still has a Tesla Model S).  And I figured what better way to start off the season with a new toy, than to take it to the track?  Here is my recap!

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