How to Program Evolution Digital Remote

The local cable company distributes the Evolution HD adapter set top boxes throughout the area, and as such, we get gobs of questions and requests for help with setting up and troubleshooting the accompanying remote control.  Often one or more functions on the remote fail to work on the television.  Sometimes, the power button works … Continue reading How to Program Evolution Digital Remote





How to Set Honeywell RTH9580WF Thermostat Temperature

Most smart thermostats these days allow you to set their current temperature right from a   Home  screen.  These t-stats show the home screen by default.  And unless the screen is locked, you can adjust the temp simply by touching the right areas on the   Home  screen. In this piece, we show how to set Honeywell … Continue reading How to Set Honeywell RTH9580WF Thermostat Temperature





How to Set Sleep Timer on Amazon Alexa Echo 2 Speaker

The generation 2 Amazon Alexa Echo smart speakers now provides a sleep timer that you set and stop with your voice!  You use it by asking Alexa to play an internet radio station, podcast, flash briefing, or some other streaming service. Then, once the media is playing, you ask her play for just the time … Continue reading How to Set Sleep Timer on Amazon Alexa Echo 2 Speaker





How to Set Sleep Timer on Amazon Alexa Echo Dot

The smaller Amazon Alexa Echo Dot Generation 2 smart speakers now provide a useful sleep timer function that you can command with your voice! Ask Alexa to play an internet radio station, podcast, flash briefing, or other streaming service. Then, once the broadcast is playing, ask her play for only as long as you wish, … Continue reading How to Set Sleep Timer on Amazon Alexa Echo Dot





How to Set Sleep Timer on Google Home Mini Speaker

All Google Home speakers now feature a sleep timer function that you can set and cancel with voice requests! Sometimes they refer to this timer as a sleep timer, music timer, radio timer, or podcast timer.  But no matter what you call it, it works the same for all these media sources.  In this post, … Continue reading How to Set Sleep Timer on Google Home Mini Speaker





How to Set Sleep Timer on Original Google Home Speaker

The original Google Home smart speaker now features a sleep timer function that you can set and cancel with voice commands! In this piece, we show how to set that sleep timer on the original Google Home smart speaker, using voice commands. You first start your speaker playing content from an internet radio station, podcast, … Continue reading How to Set Sleep Timer on Original Google Home Speaker





How to Set Sleep Timer on Amazon Alexa Echo Gen 1

The original (first) Amazon Alexa Generation One Echo smart speakers now provide a sleep timer function that you can set and cancel with your voice! Here, we show using voice commands, how to set sleep timer on the Amazon Alexa Echo Gen 1 smart speaker. The Alexa sleep timer works by asking Alexa to play … Continue reading How to Set Sleep Timer on Amazon Alexa Echo Gen 1





Emerson SmartSet CKS1708 Clock Radio Review

The Emerson CKS1708 SmartSet Clock Radio is small enough to fit on any nightstand, table, or desktop. It automatically sets itself to the correct time after a power outage.  This alarm clock system retains time and settings in memory powered by a CR2032 lithium battery.  The battery life exceeds a year. Often, it lasts quite … Continue reading Emerson SmartSet CKS1708 Clock Radio Review





Husky 702200 Universal 16-Piece Socket Set Review

While fixing squeaky wooden glider rocking chairs, we needed to buy a socket set that has popular sizes, found around the house, and appear frequently in glider rockers.  Well, this Husky 702200 Universal 16-piece wrench and socket set filled the bill nicely. It cost around $30.  Plus, Husky warrants this set forever. Why?  No doubt … Continue reading Husky 702200 Universal 16-Piece Socket Set Review





Setting Default Voice in Windows 8 Instructions

We often sync our iPod Nano, 4th generation with spoken menus enabled with iTunes on our computer.  But we found the Windows 8 default system voice (David in our case) not to our liking.  So, we wanted to change it before attempting another iPod sync.  The following procedure did this for us. Setting Default System … Continue reading Setting Default Voice in Windows 8 Instructions