The Best Speaker Wire

The debate of cables and wires for home audio and video has raged on for decades. It got really heated a few years ago when Monster Cable started selling cables at 2X to 100X the price of other cables. This mak...

Are Smart Locks Safe?

It is probably one of the most common questions I get when I tell people I have a fully enabled smart home. People are really insecure when it comes to the security of internet connected devices, especially whe...

The Best Smart Locks

There's a large selection of smart locks on the market, from complete replacements to kits that convert existing locks into smart devices. There's a lot to understand about these kits, and truth about the best ...

Why I Stopped Selling the WANBOX

Many of you know that for a while I was selling a product called the WANBOX. The WANBOX is a 6 port full gigabit capable router/firewall box based on the Intel Atom E3845 processor. It's fantastically capable a...

The Best pfSense Box

As you guys know I am a huge fan of pfSense. I've been running it in my environment for several years and its just rock solid and reliable. The biggest issue is that although pfSense is community based and open...

pfSense Hangs at Booting

pfSense is literally one of the top open source (free as in beer) firewall packages you get get. Depending on who you ask it might be the very best. pfSense is not without its faults however, and in the most re...

Sense HAT Clock for the Raspberry Pi

I recently purchased a Sense HAT for the Raspberry Pi.  It's something I have had my eye on for quite some time.  The Sense HAT has many features including gyros, accelerometers, environmental sensors (temperat...

Raspberry Pi Commodore 64

I've built a lot of arcades and packed them with Raspberry Pi goodness over the years, but today's project is going to be quite a bit different!  We're going to pack a Raspberry Pi running Retropie into a Commo...

The Best NAS for Home Users

When most people think of storing their files these days they generally think of the cloud. To be honest there are a fair bit of reason to choose the cloud for your file storage and most of them make a lot of s...