Security and Privacy

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals Online — No Standing in Line!

Happy Holidays, and welcome to the shopping hell that is the period between Thanksgiving and other winter celebrations. No one wants to wait in line to buy gifts, but we all like holiday markdowns, and that’s what I’ve got rounded up for you. Make a note of these big Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals — no lines necessary!


Logitech’s Logi Cam Keeps My Smart Home More Secure

If you’ve been looking for a great home security camera that not only allows you to monitor what’s going on when you are not there but that doesn’t need to be attached to a wall outlet like most on the market, you really need to check out Logitech’s Logi Circle Cam.



TCL Xess Tablet: The 17″ Amazon Alexa Connected Home Hub

We’ve got two TCL 4K Roku-enabled televisions in our house, and I feel like TCL is one of those brands that isn’t yet well-known, but they should be. TCL products are extremely well made, they work exactly as promised, and they are generally well priced.



Facebook Marketplace Debuts As a Bazaar for Bizarre and Illicit Sales

With its latest iOS app update, Facebook has brought their new Marketplace to the masses, allowing users to swap and sell products and services as if it were Craigslist. Just one problem: Facebook’s moderation of these posts is severely lacking. I’ve seen a number of “items” for sale that appear to be illegal, including apparent prostitution posts.






The EZVIZ Mini Indoor WiFi Camera is Huge on Value!

The EZVIZ Mini is an affordable mini camera that streams audio and 720p video over your home’s WiFi network. This tiny HD camera packs a great set of features, including a 130-degree diagonal wide-angle lens, night vision, low 3.5W power consumption, motion sensing ability, and cloud/microSD video storage. The impressive EZVIZ Mini can be purchased for under $70.


Have a Choice in What You Share with Privoro

Have you ever wanted more privacy for your smartphone and desktop computers? Well you’re in luck, because this week at Pepcom I found a new tech privacy company that surprised me in a major way! Privoro is a new tech company that’s entire premise is giving the consumer the ability to take their security into their own hands. You’d be surprised how much of your privacy has been invaded, and even though you might feel secure by turning off your network and location, chances are, you’re still being tracked. That’s where Privoro comes into play. They’ve announced two devices that…


Reclaim Your Privacy with the eBlocker

Announced today at CES, the eBlocker is a completely new and innovative way to reclaim your internet privacy! The eBlocker and eBlocker Pro are two products now being featured on Kickstarter that allow you to combat unauthorized consumer data collection and ad blocking while browsing online. “The internet has evolved into mass surveillance, and most people have no idea how much data is collected without their knowledge and then used against them,” said Christian Bennefeld, founder, eBlocker. “User profiles employed by third parties can result in you paying more for goods, flights, hotels and can even influence insurance rates and…



Upgrade Your Home Security with a Light Bulb? Sure!

If your house has a power outage at night, you probably won’t have a backup power solution in place. I ran into this a few weeks ago when our power was out from 6:30pm to 9:30 the next morning. Ugh. BeON Bulbs not only solve this problem, they also handle security and safety lighting duties in your home. How? Well…


Piper is Packed with Features, Provides Home Security and Automation

Piper isn’t just a video monitor for your home; it’s a total home automation hub and security system as well. Combining a 180-degree high-quality camera with night vision, microphone, and home automation, Piper can alert you to unexpected activity and even turn on your lights or emit a siren automatically. Starting at $199, Piper is an excellent high-tech watchdog.






Google Opinion Rewards Lets You Get Paid for Allowing Google to Track You

Google tracks everything we do. It’s common knowledge that they use web search, emails, and general use patterns to tailor advertising to their users. But Google is always looking for ways to gather even more data, and if you’re an Android user one of those tools is Google Opinion Rewards, an app that pays you to take Google Surveys.