A Gift Guide For The Starter Smart Home

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The proliferation of smart home products means there’s never been a better time to get on board, even if you’re not that tech crazy or familiar with the market. Here’s the list of things to get you rolling with your own basic setup, plus a few nice-to-haves in case you want to go the extra mile.

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Philips Hue Lux Starter Kit

Connect lightbulbs now have their own pretty huge section at Home Depot, but I’m still a fan of the Philips Hue above all else. The new Lux bulbs don’t change their hue, ironically, but they provide a warm white glow with all the geofencing, remote control and manual brightness options of the rest of the series at half the price per bulb.

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Logitech Harmony Ultimate Home Remote

Speaking of Hue, they can be controlled by the Logitech Harmony Ultimate Home system, which includes a physical remote with touchscreen, as…

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Chris Paul’s touching tribute to fan who lost mother

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It started with this moving video posted by 13-year-old Jack Gallagher about his mother who passed away due to cancer.

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Chris Paul was moved. He paid for Gallagher and his family to come see the Clippers and CP3 take on the Detroit Pistons last Friday in Detroit. Paul hung out with the family before the game and gave Jack a new pair of CP3s as well a bunch of Jordan/CP3 gear.

Then he put the mother’s initials on his shoes.

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CP3 had 23 points and seven assists in a Clippers win with the initials on his shoes.

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A World Without Net Neutrality Already Exists

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Editor’s note: Jeff Lawson is the CEO of Twilio

People have wondered how an Internet without net neutrality would work. Net neutrality is more than just a debate, it’s not a hypothetical, and it’s real and alive today with SMS.

It is currently hypothetical that on an Internet without net neutrality, companies would need to “pay to play” and live by arbitrary, ISP-devised rules for accessing consumers who want and pay for their services. This is the so-called “fast lane.” While ISPs argue this is about network utilization and bandwidth costs, businesses worry that it’s far beyond that.

At stake is access to consumers, and ISPs monetizing their subscriber bases instead of providing the open pipe consumers pay for. While some companies think it’s just a problem for Netflix or other high-bandwidth applications like streaming video, it’s not. The very real potential is that if you don’t have…

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Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer – sweded

JURASSIC WORLD Trailer #1

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#37Reloaded Daigo Umehara -vs- Justin Wong 2004-2014

PS ADs double life