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25 Oct 2016

5 Easy Ways to Create a Smart Home

Think creating a Smart Home is hard? Think again! These 5 easy ways will turn your house into a Smart Home in no time at all.

Do you have a “smart” home?

Maybe you haven’t gone all the way yet, but have you tried out a smart light switch, or possibly a smart outlet that you can turn off and on with your phone?

Right now, smart home automation is on the up and up, and with technology on the forefront of home safety and comfort, more and more devices are becoming equipped with smart technology than ever before.

Let’s face it: having a smart home is…well, smart. Wouldn’t it be nice to come home to a perfectly warm (or cool) house after a long day at work – at just the temperature you like it?

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19 Jul 2016

The Top Tech Gifts for the “Geek” in Your Life

Don’t know what to buy for the special “geek” in your life? We’ve picked out 5 tech gifts all under $50 that are sure to impress.

Oh no!

Next week is your brother’s birthday and you have no clue what he would like. You thought a rock climbing class would be something he’d enjoy when it was his birthday last year, but he never actually made it to any of the lessons.

You know that he loves technology. He never steps away from his smartphone and he always hangs out in the electronics aisle looking at all the new tech gear.

But, you’ve been avoiding these types of gifts because you have no clue what tech toy to choose.

If you’re unsure what to buy, here are some top gifts to give to the “geek” in your life whether it’s your brother, friend, co-worker, or just about anyone.

Oh, did we mention they are all under $50?

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05 Apr 2016

Five Best Movie Trilogies and Series to Binge Watch

We Found the Best Movie Trilogies to Help You Relax!

Had a tough week at work?

Is the boss breathing down your neck and you can’t seem to escape all the gossip happening in your department?

When this happens, I’m sure all you’re thinking is, when is it time to go home?

And sometimes all you want to do is get in your comfy chair, grab your SURE Universal remote and start binge watching.

You deserve it, right?

Working long hours and having little time to yourself, you decide to take the weekend and have fun watching some oldie but good movies.

But, these aren’t just any movies. These are trilogies or movie series. Packed with action, fighting, drama and suspense, these top binge watching movies will help you forget about the hectic week you just had.

Grab your popcorn and favorite drink, and let’s get ready to watch some of the best movie trilogies.

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02 Feb 2016

Are Your Smart Home Apps and Devices Cool Or Frustrating?

3 Ways Smart Home Apps Lag Behind Their Hardware

You’re excited because you just got home and want to try out the new smart home device you just bought. This might be a smart lock or smart LED lights or even a smart plug.

With new smart home trends on the rise, you’ve made the decision to purchase these devices as a way to be more environmentally conscious and to be a leader in the IoT space.

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26 Jan 2016

3 Important Tips You Must Know Before Buying a Smart TV

Are you envious of your neighbor’s brand new Samsung Smart TV? You know, the one that glows through the window every night and makes his living room look like a movie theater?

Everywhere you look you see better and newer TVs than ever before. There are 4K TVs, 3D TVs, and the new thing – curved screens.

With so many choices, how do you know which is the right fit for your lifestyle and family needs?

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19 Jan 2016

How to Build Your Own Home Theater System

Are you interested in building your own home cinema system? Maybe you want that movie-like feeling when you’re sitting at home with a bowl of popcorn. Or, you just want a better experience when you watch your favorite sports or action movies.

With all the latest HDTVs, 4K TVs and the best speakers around, now is a great time to get in the DIY mindset and make room for a custom home theater.

But, with all the options available how do you know what to buy? In this post we will discuss what electronics you need and the options you have when you are ready to build your home theater system.

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13 Jan 2016

Top 4 Apps to Help Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

Another year has passed and guess what? It’s time to set some New Year’s goals and resolutions again.

If you’re like most people, this time of the year means looking for ways to get healthier, stay saner and make life easier.

And with smartphones overtaking our lives lately, using technology to help us with our resolutions is a great way to ensure we conquer them.

But, be careful; 80% of people won’t keep their New Year’s Resolutions.

Do you want to know why?

Because they set their goals too high. So, when making your goals for the year, strive for greatness, but do it within reason.

To help you out we’ve rounded up the best four apps to help you achieve the goals you set on the first of January.

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29 Dec 2015

3 Anticipated Smart Home Trends for 2016

A new year is looming and for 2016, big changes are occurring in the technology industry that will be life changing.

And part of this includes smart home technological advances. Making homes “smart” is not a foreign concept anymore. It’s becoming a growing trend, especially among Millennials.

With the top concerns for 2016 being energy consumption and saving money, smart homes can help lead the way. Using home automation can save you up to 1/3 on your current energy bill with many money saving devices too.

Let’s look at what a smart home really is and anticipated trends – and how the SURE Universal is part of this.

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