Stop the Epidemic

Sara Johns Blog, Security Systems

We’re not just talking big business, we’re talking your business. Thieves don’t care who they steal from – the job site for the new hotel downtown or a homeowner repairing their water lines. Everyone is a target. Traditional alarm systems are a thing of the past and create an overwhelming amount of false alarms requiring some police departments to resort …

Zigbee WiFi 40 year Smartbulb

Sara Johns Automation, Blog

Tired of burnt out light bulbs? Waiting for the maintenance guy to change the one over your desk? What if you didn’t have to worry about that bulb for the next 40 years? What if I told you that same bulb is ZigBee WiFi-enabled so you can control it with an app? What if it has sensors that allow the …

Tech Tips to save your sanity

Sara Johns Blog, Tech Tips

This is the Captain Obvious edition of Tech Tips. Here are a few things you might try when your computer starts acting weird, before you drop kick it out the door… I know this sounds too easy, but I have fallen victim to this many times. I’m in the middle of updating a spread sheet and my mouse starts jumping …

Window to the World

Sara Johns Blog, Home Theater

Just announced at the 2015 CES in Vegas, is a newly designed window to our world. The curved shape of this TV isn’t a new idea, but boy does it look pretty. Swiss Designer and sustainability advocate Yves Behar and Samsung’s design Consultant Yun-je Kang have used the language of design to collaborate on this beautiful piece of art. This …

Solar Shingles to Power your Home Theater

Sara Johns Cool, Energy Management, Home Theater, Newsletter, Solar

The desire of fed-up homeowners to lower their utility bills, enticing fed and state tax incentives and increasing concern over dwindling natural resources, has caused Solar’s popularity to go through the roof. In the past five years, the industry has become more architecturally savvy, offering up solar-powered shingles that blend almost seamlessly with traditional roofing materials. These systems-called “building-integrated photovoltaics,” …

Tech Tips – Ultra Violet and You

Sara Johns Newsletter, Tech Tips, Video

UltraViolet is an easy and convenient way to store your movies and shows while enjoying access to them anytime, anywhere. You can purchase UltraViolet movies and shows from Universal, Paramount, Sony, Nook, Kalidescape, CinemaNow, M-Go, Wallmart and Target. How do I watch my movies? You can watch anytime, anywhere on your:  FAQ’s

Bionic Eye

Sara Johns Cool, Newsletter, Science

In the near future, people who were born blind may have a way to see. An image generating bionic contact lens has been developed. This new Israeli device still needs to pass clinical trials. But prototypes have been tested on healthy people. After a few minutes of learning how to associate actual images with the sensations they felt on their …

How Do You Browse?

Sara Johns Devices, Newsletter

Based on a study by the Pew Research Center, 63% of adult cell owners now use their phones to go online.  That is an 8% increase from last year and a 100% increase since they first started tracking internet usage on cell phones in 2009. Pew’s research also shows that 21% of all adult cell owners now do most of …