These 6 Gadgets Make Life Easier and More Energy Efficient – The New York Times

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Smart-home devices make life more convenient, more secure, and even a little more fun, but when used right they excel at making your home more energy and resource efficient, too.

Without much fuss or money, you can install any one of these devices and quickly experience the benefits. And if you install a few, not only can they work together, but you…….


3 security gadgets I never leave home without – ZDNet

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It only takes a second to be hacked or leak important data.

Drop an unencrypted flash drive (here’s an easy-to-use encrypted drive) or plug into the wrong outlet or click on a phishing link in a spam email and you could be in a world of trouble and not even know it.

Also: Flipper Zero: Geeky toy or serious security tool?

While security is important at home and in the office, it’s when you’re out and about that things can really get dangerous.<…….


The Best Gadgets For Minimizing Super Bowl Sofa Interruptions – Gizmodo

Super Bowl Sunday poses a big challenge for binge-watchers. Streaming services let you pause a show for the occasional snack run, and while broadcast TV still serves up convenient commercial breaks, the ads are often the best part of the big game. If you don’t want to miss a moment, you’ll need to plan ahead to maximize your sofa time.

But don’t stress. With Super Bowl LVII still over two weeks away, you’ve got plenty of time…….


14 Gadgets From CES 2023 You Can Buy Now: Headphones, Cameras, Toys – WIRED

a new year means new gadgets. And thanks to CES 2023, we’ve seen a ton of innovative tech this past week. While many products announced at CES won’t be available till later this year, a fair number are already for sale—which could help tide you over until then. If your wallet has recovered from the holidays, check out these CES devices available for purchase or preorder.

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