How to Factory Reset Amazon Smart Plug

You may need to hard factory reset an Amazon Smart Plug to restore proper operation should it stop responding to Alexa commands coming from either your Echo smart speaker or the Alexa app. Or, perhaps you’d like to change the WiFi network and / or password to which this smart plug connects.  In either case … Continue reading How to Factory Reset Amazon Smart Plug





Removing McAfee Security Center from Windows 7 PC

Our subscription expired for the  McAfee Security Center  internet security antivirus software.  So we wanted to delete it off of our Windows 7 computer.  Why?  Because of the many pop ups about time left on our subscription. The $49.99 renewal price, Plus, the many deals they offered to renew.  Well, in a few weeks, we … Continue reading Removing McAfee Security Center from Windows 7 PC





ATX Power Supply Short Pins to Turn On Instructions

Use a desktop personal computer ATX-style PC desktop switching power supply anywhere you need 12 or 5 volts DC.  These power supply units (PSU) offer fairly well-regulated, well-filtered, and high current sources.  ATX PSUs make a decent bench supply.  So here, we offer ATX power supply short pins to turn on instructions.  These show which … Continue reading ATX Power Supply Short Pins to Turn On Instructions





Power Off Computer Pros and Cons

As personal PC computer hobbyists, and tablet users, we ponder whether to turn off computers when not in use.  Indeed, we find many advantages as well as disadvantages to shutting down during off-hours.  So in this piece we summarize the power off computer pros and cons. We hope thus, that this information helps you will … Continue reading Power Off Computer Pros and Cons





Spotify Setup on Amazon Echo Alexa, 2017 Version

If you’re a Spotify streaming service subscription holder, you can now listen to your playlists and request songs from the Spotify library to play on your Amazon Alexa Echo device, including the Dot, Echo, and the Amazon Tap. In this piece we offer instructions on Spotify Setup on Amazon Echo Alexa speakers. With a few simple … Continue reading Spotify Setup on Amazon Echo Alexa, 2017 Version





Google Home Smart Speaker Review, 2019 Update

Launched in November of 2016, the Google Home smart speaker is a Wi-Fi enabled intelligent speaker, that acts as the front end for Google’s virtual assistant service.  The Home can “hear” your spoken questions and commands, and can speak the answers back to and perform tasks for you. It’s also an internet radio that can … Continue reading Google Home Smart Speaker Review, 2019 Update





Philips SHS3200 Earbuds Review

These Philips SHS3200 Earhook Earbuds more resemble buds than headphones, and due to the ear hook feature, that effectively attaches the earphone to your ears, these are well-suited for those sports minded folks, who love listening to their tunes on a morning jog or while bench pressing at the gym. In our tests, with the hook … Continue reading Philips SHS3200 Earbuds Review





Taylor 5872-9 Timer, Dual Event, Kitchen, Egg, Review

In preps for the extensive cooking over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, we bought this Taylor 5872-9 timer.  It’s a dual event count-up and count-down model.  Works for timing most any cooking recipe and features a loud alert sound when time is up.  Great as a stop watch too. Taylor 5872-9 Timer Introduction While cooking … Continue reading Taylor 5872-9 Timer, Dual Event, Kitchen, Egg, Review





Sony DVP SR210P DVD Player Review

The Sony DVP-SR210P DVD player plays CDs, data disks with MP3 files, and can display pictures in JPEG format. It’s among the most inexpensive DVD players we’ve seen.  Yet it appears very well constructed; we’ve used a similar model (the HDMI version) for several years now without problems.  This player epitomizes a mature technology; one … Continue reading Sony DVP SR210P DVD Player Review





Radio Shack 6300452 Talking Alarm Clock Review

Bought this portable talking alarm clock, model #6300452  at that electronics store in 2012 locally.  Here, we review the Radio Shack 6300452 talking alarm clock  Although its somewhat distorted female voice could sound better, this clock gives blind and vision impaired users a convenient way to hear what the current time is. Thrilling to see … Continue reading Radio Shack 6300452 Talking Alarm Clock Review