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Amazon Echo

I just picked up an the Amazon Echo and I have to say I am in love! I’ll update this post as I discover more interesting functions about this beauty. I have to start saying I own a SONOS system to stream music via Spotify. However my kids can’t listen to music unless I’m home. So I needed something they could use just with voice using voice commands. The Amazon Echo seems to be the answer. Please note the Echo si not available in Canada yet, but you can find it on the classified ads with a very little difference in…

Ecobee Thermostat – Bye Bye Nest.

New home, new thermostat. I’ve been using the Nest thermostat for a while and been in love. The only problem with it was the thermostat was located almost right above a  heating vent on my main floor, so when the desired temperature was sensed by the thermostat it would stop heating, leaving the upper floor and basement colder than desired. There is where the ecobee grabbed my attention. It comes by default with one remote sensor to monitor the activity and temperature somewhere else besides where your thermostat is located. These sensors can be purchased separate too if you require…

NVidia ShieldTV – Best Streaming Box today!

  Please welcome the best streaming box I have come across in a while. Let me quickly brief you that I am a super fan of media centre devices. I started using the now very famous Kodi app, named back then XBMC (XBox Media Centre). I’m not a gamer, but I bought an Xbox just to run this media centre software, it was awesome. As the software has been evolving, so the media boxes supporting it. So I have played with the appletv (no longer compatible), a no name box made in china with a ton of awesome hardware but terrible, frustrating…