Outdoor Christmas Light Decorating Ideas Pictures

We share pictures of some of our outdoor holiday light ideas here to suggest some possibilities for your next Christmas decorating project with lights, to illustrate some of the numerous types of LED lights available, and provide general decorating and safety tips and advice for all decorating with Xmas lights, that we’ve found most helpful. LED Christmas lights offer … Continue reading Outdoor Christmas Light Decorating Ideas Pictures



Unboxing and Connecting Google Chromecast Audio Receiver

The Google Chromecast Audio receiver is a streaming audio media player, that acts as a line level audio output device for Chromecast enabled applications on phones, tablets, and desktop computers.  While Bluetooth is not supported currently, this wireless media receiver is about as useful in that so many streaming apps on Android, iOS, PC, and … Continue reading Unboxing and Connecting Google Chromecast Audio Receiver



Does Google Home Have Bluetooth

The Google Home smart speaker does not yet offer the ability to act as a Bluetooth speaker.  In other words, you can’t connect your iPad to the Google speaker via Bluetooth and then play music on your iPad and have it come out of the Google speaker.  Nor can you pair an external Bluetooth speaker … Continue reading Does Google Home Have Bluetooth



How to Reset Alexa Echo Dot

You may wish to factory reset the Alexa Echo Dot speaker because you wish to sell your old one to another. Or perhaps you just want to connect it to a different Amazon account, or to a different wireless network.  So, to that end, in order to reset your Alexa Echo Dot to factory default condition, perform the following steps.  Resetting unlinks the … Continue reading How to Reset Alexa Echo Dot



Belkin Range Extender Reset Instructions, F9K1122

Belkin has created a line of plug in range extenders, including the F9K1122 range extender for Wi-Fi.  These feature a hard reset button that, when pressed, erases any customized settings, and returns the range extender to factory default values (restores the settings to what they were when the unit was shipped from the factory).  You may also reset … Continue reading Belkin Range Extender Reset Instructions, F9K1122



Pelonis Electric Radiator Heater, 7 Fin, Oil-Filled, #HO-0260 Review

This Pelonis™ Electric Radiator Heater, 7 Fin, Oil-Filled, #HO-0260 works well for heating a whole room, with its low-profile, thin and tall design, fits into corners, between furniture pieces, under most windows, and functions well as a bathroom heater if appropriate ground fault outlet protection is provided.  It blasts most of its heat upwards, to reduce dangers of … Continue reading Pelonis Electric Radiator Heater, 7 Fin, Oil-Filled, #HO-0260 Review



Netgear WNCE2001 Reset Instructions

You may wish to change the hosting WiFi network to which the Netgear WNCE2001 internet adapter connects.  Perhaps you changed the SSID and / or WiFi password of the hosting wireless network. Or, maybe you’d like to connect this adapter to a friend’s Wi-Fi while visiting.  Perhaps your WNCE2001 is failing to connect to the Wi-Fi … Continue reading Netgear WNCE2001 Reset Instructions



How to Change Amazon Echo Dot Wake Word

You can indeed change the wake word that the Amazon Alexa enabled speakers such as the Echo Dot, respond to when you say it.  Current choices are, “Alexa…,” “Amazon…,” “Computer…,” and “Echo…”  The wake word is the name you utter when you want the smart speaker to wake up and start listening for a follow-up command / question.  It’s how you “get her attention,” … Continue reading How to Change Amazon Echo Dot Wake Word



How to Change Amazon Echo Dot Name

You can indeed change the name that the Amazon Alexa enabled speakers such as the Echo Dot respond to when you say it.  Current choices are, “Alexa…,” “Amazon…,” “Computer…,” and “Echo…”  The word is the name you call out when you want the popular voice assistant to wake up and start listening for a follow-up command / question.  It’s how you “get … Continue reading How to Change Amazon Echo Dot Name



Honeywell Programmable Thermostat RTH7600D Manual

Honeywell provides excellent documentation for their programmable digital thermostats, and the RTH7600 series RTH7600D 7-day energy saving thermostat is no exception.  The supplied documentation walks you through installation, setup, and everyday usage instructions, written in non techy, easy to comprehend verbiage.  These booklets contain lots of picture illustrations of wiring scenarios, screen shots, program schedule creations, and expert advice.  Further, … Continue reading Honeywell Programmable Thermostat RTH7600D Manual