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      5 smart home devices that will make your life a little easier

      Posted by Steve B. on Feb 19, 2020 1:27:24 PM

      Today, everything in your home, from your TV to your toaster, can be “smart.”

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      Topics: Technology, Smart Home

      Consumer Electronics Show (CES) - 2020

      Posted by Allison on Jan 3, 2020 10:02:12 AM

      Imagine an expo. A place where all sorts of different things and companies are on display in one space, over a set layout. Next, imagine all the coolest technology. Everything from VR technology to robots to smart home and flying cars. Now, imagine walking around and seeing all the most exciting technology in one place, current and future facing. How cool is that?

      This awesome event exists, and is called the CES (Consumer Electronics Show). Since 1967, the Consumer Technology Association hosts this annual event in Las Vegas that “sets the Global Stage for Innovation”.

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      Topics: Technology, Smart Home

      Our Top 10 Blog Posts of 2019

      Posted by Steve B. on Dec 18, 2019 9:22:58 AM

      Like many of you, we are excited for 2020 and the promise of a new year and decade. We have a lot of great new content in store for you over the next 12 months, but before we dive headlong into the new year, here's a look at our 10 most read blogs from the past year. 

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      Topics: Streaming, TV, Internet, Security, Community, Technology, Smart Home

      Work Smarter Not Harder This Thanksgiving

      Posted by Allison on Nov 20, 2019 3:08:22 PM

      Thanksgiving is right around the corner; this is not a drill! We all know that Thanksgiving is a time for friends, family and food. However, being the host can sometimes feel a little stressful. From trying to prep for the day, plan all of the dishes – all requiring different cook times – limited oven space, a house to clean and keeping everyone entertained, turkey day can feel like an overwhelming project.

      Although the day is worth all the time and energy, we have some ways for you to work smarter not harder this Thanksgiving. How? Through smart home automation! It’s time we give some thanks for smart home products that can make your holiday season easier. Here are just a few ways popular smart home devices can help you pull off the perfect Thanksgiving day feast!

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      Topics: Technology, Smart Home

      33 Tech Podcasts You Should Hear

      Posted by Allison on Sep 18, 2019 1:56:07 PM

      Let’s talk podcasts! Podcasts have the ability to broaden your perspective and grow your understanding and knowledge of a subject in a relatively short period of time. They are great for educational reasons and also entertainment.

      Plus, there are a vast number of podcast categories so you can listen to whatever you want. You can listen to any subject including comedy, true crime, education, storytelling, audio books, health/wellness, arts, entertainment, society/culture, sports, games, lifestyle, kids/family, business, and technology. Any information you are looking for, you can most likely find a podcast that correlates.  The podcast possibilities are truly endless!

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      Topics: Streaming, Internet, Technology

      How to Bring your Smart Home Outdoors

      Posted by Allison on Jul 2, 2019 4:33:24 PM

      As the summer begins to heat up, your outdoor space becomes your patio oasis...your barbecue kitchen… and your backyard football field. You want your space to be ready for every event this summer. In order to make your outdoor space feel like it’s ready for fun in the sun, you need to “deck” it out with all the smart home accessories.

      You might think that a smart home only pertains to the inside of your home, but that’s not always true. There are plenty of ways to automate your outdoor space that will allow you to enjoy the outdoors while still enjoying the comforts of technology. You can make your dream yard into a reality. Here is a detailed look into ways you can bring your smart home outdoors:

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      Topics: Streaming, Technology, Smart Home

      How to Speed Up My Home Wireless Network

      Posted by Allison on Feb 5, 2019 3:15:00 PM

      Wi-Fi Speed is something that we don’t always think about until Netflix…Won’t. Stop. Buffering. Or you are trying to upload your sister’s baby pictures to the cloud. Maybe you think about it when your web browser won’t refresh your page. Whatever the issue is that's caused you to think about your Wi-Fi speed, you should feel comforted knowing there is often a quick fix that can help restore your speed and connection. 

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      Topics: Internet, Technology, Smart Home

      Top Time-Saving Apps for Families

      Posted by Allison on Jan 30, 2019 12:30:00 PM

      Time is something we always want and need more of throughout the day. With a busy schedule, a full-time job, a family, all of your interests, distractions, and a million other little things, it’s hard to find extra time when you need it. Even just a few minutes can make a big difference. To try to make some extra time in my busy schedule, I use apps to keep my life simple and my day easy to manage. Whether you are looking for an app to help you save time on your morning commute, or an app to sync your connected home devices together, there is something for everyone.

      I don’t want to waste your time (pun intended) so we will get right to it. Here are 18 apps that will save you the time you deserve!

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      Topics: Internet, Technology

      "There are Robots Everywhere" - CES 2019 Recap

      Posted by Brianna on Jan 11, 2019 3:15:07 PM

      The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is coming to an end and we wanted to share with you the new and exciting announcements that have been made over the past couple days, as well as some pretty neat products that we have seen firsthand.

      At the CES conference we definitely noticed a big trend for Self-Driving Technology. Our friends from Cincinnati Bell captured some exciting new stuff, including a heated razor, laundry folding helper, futuristic vehicles, cool lighting, and Harley-Davidson's LiveWire motorcycle. 

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      Topics: Technology, Smart Home

      Why You Need 1 Gig

      Posted by Allison on Jan 10, 2019 4:24:46 PM

      Let’s talk about 1 Gig. How much do you really know about 1 Gigabit Internet? You might be asking yourself; just how fast is gigabit Internet?

      1 Gbps (gigabit per second or 1024 megabits) is the fastest Internet connection available in Cincinnati, allowing you to access your favorite online content faster than ever before. With the rise in household streaming and gaming, number of handheld devices, and smart home devices, there is an ever-increasing need for speed. 1 Gbps is a breakthrough service that will dramatically change the way you connect and bring the world into your home. It’s the Internet experience of the now!

      Why do I need 1 Gigabit Internet?

      Now that we know a little bit about why 1 Gig matters, let’s talk about what you can do with 1 Gigabit speeds, and which trust me, is a lot. Here are just a few of the exciting features unique to these breathtaking speeds.

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      Topics: Streaming, Internet, Technology

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