Get Your Next Phone Financed by Gazelle!

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My Thoughts on IoT – The Internet of Things

My Thoughts on IoT – The Internet of Things

My Thoughts on IoT – The Internet of Things

I have been seeing all kinds of information on IoT lately and a lot of new products on the market.  IoT is where all your appliances, gadgets, vehicles, etc. are all connected by the internet.  This is very useful in some ways, as you can control everything from an app or self-service reporting.  I can see that this is the future and can be very helpful in many ways.

The concept of the Internet of Things brings to mind a complex range of feelings for me, on the one hand, I see the promise in the concept and its application, its potential to enrich my life with the ability to connect with others and the devices that make up the modern world.  On the other hand, I can see the potential for harm and intrusion in my private life.  The real question is whether or not the acknowledged benefits outweigh the potential for mischief, do you embrace the modern world and all it has to offer, the ability to empower the individual and the enjoyment of the connectivity such concepts offer, or do you submit to fears of losing control and being vulnerable to the unscrupulous?

For me the choice is clear, we embrace the positives, which is the future, something that advances whether or not we are prepared for it.  What vulnerabilities that exist with the concept will follow the evolution of all such technical advances, developers will devise methods to minimize vulnerabilities and subsequent challenges will go through the process all innovating ideas face, the race to stay one step ahead.

My personal thoughts are that I am not quite ready for it yet.  I can see where some of it would be useful if you were not at home and wanted to see what was going on while you were away and to control lights, etc.  You have to buy specific internet ready devices that will all connect together and maybe get a professional or ad-hoc reporting to install it all.

As more items are connected to the internet, more people will get them and eventually everything will be connected.  This can be good for efficiency and convenience but also bad because if one thing breaks down then it can affect all the other items that are connected.  The security aspect is also a concern.

IoT is the way of the future and is growing rapidly.  I will be entering it very cautiously and slowly.

Celebrate Boss Moms This National Boss’s Day


By Lauren Smith Brody

Did you know that today (October 16) is National Boss’s Day? Here’s my take: The bosses who should be celebrated with the most cupcakes and flowers today are Boss Moms—working moms who do it all and get it done at all hours of the day, and with only a fraction of that time rewarded with an actual paycheck. In fact, according to a recent survey by Total Wireless, 95 percent of moms say that the most stressful part of being a working mom is the pressure to juggle work and family responsibilities to perfection. Do they always get it done without ever losing their cool? Au contraire, ma mere.

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$300 Home8 Twist HD Security Camera Starter Kit Giveaway! #home8twist


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With these cameras, you can literally twist and shout. In-app control makes it easy to turn the camera from left to right for a ultra-wide view.
The camera provides a 300-degree motor-driven panoramic view, detects motion/sound, filters out unchanged scenes, records, and pushes video notifications directly to your App.

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  • Features adjustable sensitivity motion detection, automatic infrared night vision, and mic and speakers for 2-way audio. Alert people at home with Shuttle built-in siren in an emergency.
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Great Father’s Day Gift – Samsung Phone + Gear VR Bundle at Best Buy! #GearVR

Best Buy Father’s Day Samsung Phone + Gear VR Bundle!


Samsung Mobile Gear VR

Check out Best Buy for a great Father’s Day gift idea!

Just in time for Father’s Day coming up this Sunday.  Best Buy has a great combo bundle that will be sure to please any Dad!!!

Mobile virtual reality has finally arrived. Be at the center of exciting games, watch the best of Hollywood in your own private cinema, socialize with friends, and so much more. The Samsung Gear VR drops you right in the action — and it’s only from Samsung and Oculus.

Virtual Reality Anywhere!

Escaping to a virtual world is as easy as snapping your Galaxy smartphone into your Samsung Gear VR. Developed in partnership with Oculus, Gear VR is completely portable, comfortable to wear and simple to set up.

Check out Best Buy’s Gear VR page to learn more about VR here!

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Experience The Extraordinary!

From taking part in epic battles to interacting with live dinosaurs, you’ll go where you’ve never been able to venture before with the Samsung Gear VR.

Your Personal Cinema

With the Oculus Video app, you can customize trailers, clips and even your own movie files. Customize your virtual environment — choose from a home theater, big-screen cinema or even the surface of the moon. Plus you can buy hundreds of full-length Hollywood movies and TV shows.

So Much to Stream

Live stream your favorite games, short films and video clips in a virtual theater setting. With full access to more than 1 million Vimeo videos and Twitch, a leading video platform and community for gamers, there’s always something new to experience.

Go here to find out more about Gear VR!

Samsung Mobile June

Make your Dad happy this Father’s Day by getting him this great Samsung phone + Gear VR bundle:

Get a Free Samsung Gear VR, plus $50 of Virtual Reality content with purchase, or lease, and activation of select Samsung Smartphones!

Offer is good 6/5-6/18 online or in Best Buy stores

Find out more about this great deal here!


The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.