How to Unlink Spotify from Alexa, 2017 Version

You may wish unlink your Spotify account from an Alexa host device because, You’re giving an Echo Dot to your child.  Do, you wish to keep him / her from listening to adult stuff on Spotify.  But you still allow her access to other features of your Amazon Alexa account. You cancelled your Spotify subscription.  … Continue reading How to Unlink Spotify from Alexa, 2017 Version





How to Clean Blu Ray Discs, Movie Game Disks

We’ve played CDs and DVDs for many years, and now, we’ve gotten into the blu ray disc craze. Media discs become soiled or damaged from the same dirt sources.  These include oily fingerprints, dust, and scratches.  Further, all kinds of data discs need the same gentle cleaning.  Proper cleaning can restore them to their brand new … Continue reading How to Clean Blu Ray Discs, Movie Game Disks





What Determines Neon Light Color?

In this post, we answer the question: What determines neon light color? What Determines Neon Light Color? Question: What determines the color of neon lights?  Answer: As in just about all gaseous discharge lamps, the color that neon lights glow is set by several factors, including: The type of gas inside the neon light’s glass … Continue reading What Determines Neon Light Color?





How to Change WiFi Network on iOS Devices, iPhone, iPod, iPad

Knowing how to change WiFi networks on your iOS devices allows you to quickly connect to local wireless networks anywhere you go. So in this piece, we detail how to change WiFi network on iOS devices like the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, et al. You may need to connect your iOS mobile device to different WiFi … Continue reading How to Change WiFi Network on iOS Devices, iPhone, iPod, iPad





How to Restart Honeywell Thermostat

You may wish to learn how to restart Honeywell thermostat if it behaves strangely.  For example, it may freeze, hang, or not work the furnace.  Or, it does not connect to Wi-Fi, or sends no data to the Honeywell Total Comfort Connect servers.  Any of these issues a restart might fix. How to Restart Honeywell … Continue reading How to Restart Honeywell Thermostat





Thermos Insulated Beverage Bottle Review

We drink lots of hot tea and coffee in a day, whether at home or on the town.  The Thermos Insulated Beverage Bottle, 68 ounce version allows carrying over two liters of most any hot or cold beverage, on the road, and keeps it at or near its original temperature for over 24 hours. Thermos Insulated … Continue reading Thermos Insulated Beverage Bottle Review





Sony Network Media Player SMP-N200 Review

The Sony Network Media Player SMP-N200 provides access to the internet for old-style, not-smart televisions, and down-converts that content into standard definition format. This media box revs up the older dumb TVs, making them smart, and Internet enabled. We’ve owned this set top player now for roughly three years, and are experiences with it are reflected in this … Continue reading Sony Network Media Player SMP-N200 Review





Anti Reflective Glasses Coating Pros and Cons

Anti reflective lenses have found their way into most optical applications over the past two decades.  They’ve become widely available, affordable, and notably more durable. But this coating scratches easily and is expensive to buy initially or replace.  Definitely good and bad to AR coatings.  So in this piece, we discuss the anti reflective glasses … Continue reading Anti Reflective Glasses Coating Pros and Cons





Asus RT-AC87R Router Boosts Wifi Reliability, Big Time!

Before we bought the Asus RT-AC87R router, we saw many lockups, freezes, and errors.  They said something like, “an unknown error”. These showed up while streaming HD video from our Tivo DVR (digital video recorder) to an iPad Air tablet. So, to improve the reliability of our wireless network, we spent some money.  We bought … Continue reading Asus RT-AC87R Router Boosts Wifi Reliability, Big Time!





Electric Baseboard Heating Pros and Cons

By now, most of us have heard the horror stories of high electricity bills and insufficient heating capabilities of electric baseboard heaters.  But there are numerous advantages if you use electric baseboard heating.  So we thought that a balanced piece that gives the good and bad of these heaters was in order.  Thus, in this … Continue reading Electric Baseboard Heating Pros and Cons