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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REVIEW: Niche Essen Wheels for my Tesla Model X SUV

When it comes to automotive wheels, bigger isn’t always better.  Larger wheels are a look that I personally adore, but the added weight can greatly reduce the efficiency of your vehicle.  Light weight wheels are always an option, but can be costly and rarely are included from the original manufacturer.  After spending some time with the range-sucking OEM Carbon Black Turbine 22-inch wheels, I have decided it was time for a change on my 2016 Tesla Model X.  Read on to see my new shoes!

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REVIEW: iRobot Braava jet 240 Mopping Robot

This past holiday season I surprised my wife with a robot mop.  If it weren’t for the fact she had asked for one prior, I might have been murdered for buying her a house cleaning item.  But anything that makes having a clean house easier, who wouldn’t want that?  Here is our review after a few months of living with the iRobot Braava jet 240 Mopping Robot.

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