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If you already have a door you could just add in a new smartphone controlled controller, e.g. https://garageio.com/ Garageio is the simple and secure way to control and monitor your garage door from anywhere in the world, all without needing to replace your existing opener. The Garageio blackbox can easily be installed in your home garage, allowing control ...


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After hours of searching online I found a device I'm going to give a shot. Withings Pulse HR seems to match the functionality expectations. Feels a bit pricy for the quality (based on the reviews), however.


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Your question is a bit over my head from a technical perspective. LED bulbs are a lot more complicated than incandescent (sometimes that's a good thing in terms of added features, sometimes it's a bad thing in terms of compatibility with existing systems). However, I am very much aware LED bulbs don't dim like traditional incandescent bulbs. The room ...


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I would start with software - Wireshark works on both Windows and Linux and lets you see all the packets reaching your computer. It's free. Also read about magic packets - wake on LAN has nothing to do with TCP. In fact it does not even use IP! Going further - some better routers, such as the MikroTik Hex allow you to sniff all the traffic going through ...


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Like BigElittles, I'm a Plex fan, and my current preferred method for viewing my own videos and photos is Plex-through-Amazon-Firestick. If I had a smart TV (w/web browser), I may have accessed Plex via the web interface - I have Plex running as a service on my home server. I also use Kodi; it's possibly more expandable than Plex, but certainly I think Plex ...


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I would recommend a piece of software called plex media server. With a piece of hardware to attach to your TV. Plex is very responsive on gen 1 amazon firesticks, so 35$ and you are off to the races. Plex will sort and organize your videos. Along with downloading all of the metadata you'd like. Subtitles, links to trailers, poster art.. you name it.. ...


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If you are just looking for something to get you up there is Pavlok. This literally zaps you awake. It has a lot of mixed reviews but some people swear by it. Company Website: www.pavlok.com / I recommend checking out the amazon reviews. They are VERY VERY MIXED> If you are looking for something that actually tracks your sleep cycle there is a product ...


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This one's pretty easy, really. Pick up the TP-Link HS100 Wi-Fi Smart Plug. It was the first device I found when I searched for "smart outlet." It is $25 It is bog standard 2.4ghz wifi It turns stuff on and off It is still made and supported by TP-Link, which is a large and well-known networking products manufacturer It's easy to use - "there's an app for ...


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