Things that fall short of the mark (in our opinion). Where they do, why, and how... What could make them better?

IKEA has increased the availability of their new "Smart Blinds" and they are pretty cool! But depending on your network they may not be that easy to set up... This article covers the process to work around an issue with gateway setup and review some of the problems with the system.

This post gets a little techy - but I swear most of it actually is in English. It's intended to be readable / accessible to anyone with a basic understanding of networks. If there are any particularly tricky bits, please let us know?

But before we know for sure we have to start looking through the smoke and past the mirrors - there's a lot of marketing but most people don't understand the reality behind the advertisements. T-Mobile recently enlisted the help of Bill Nye to explain 5G. I don’t know whether to congratulate them or be disappointed in Bill (Sorry Bill! We still love you, and do want you to save the world!). So let's dig into the details a bit.

An opinion piece with an example... about the security of numbers, specifically ID numbers, and how people outside your organization might use your exposed information.

The original Ring Doorbell was an amazing start to a new category of home automation, and the Ring Pro builds on that success - so why can't they play well with others?

The Ring was a little lacking on the appearance side, and although it could in theory be dual powered (by your existing doorbell transformer) most people we know seemed to install it using the rechargable battery. For that reason it was simple and it worked. If you had good Wi-Fi.

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