What Is An Optical Network Terminal?

When you’ve decided on new fast fiber internet service, you’ll hear a lot about getting an Optical Network Terminal (ONT) device. You absolutely need an ONT with fiber, but why? What is an Optical Network Terminal? The ONT is a box that sits directly at the entry point to

What’s New in Smart Lighting?

Smart lighting increases your home security, saves energy and adds ambiance. And given it’s one of the easiest ways to add smart technology to your home, you might have started with it. Smart home technology changes constantly, so it could be time to take a look at some easy

5 Game Sequels You’ll Want To Play

In 2023, players enjoyed some of the best game sequels in years, and 2024 is poised to deliver even more. Great sequels have been a mainstay of the video game industry dating back to the 8-bit era. Developers, naturally, want to follow up on the success of earlier hits,

What Internet Cookies Should I Accept?

Almost every time you visit a website you will get some kind of pop-up or banner asking you to accept cookies or telling you what cookies are used. But what should you do? Just click accept? Decline them all? Or ignore the pop-up and browse on? Let’s take a

How To Make Your Home A Smart Home

Even if your house was built in the 1800s, you can still make your home a smart home with voice-activated lights, a whole-home audio system and all the cool smart home features you want. Smart speakers, smart lights and all the other clever smart home devices available now generally

When To Use 5GHz on Your Router

Wi-Fi relies on radio waves to connect your devices to the internet. Those radio waves typically operate at one of two frequencies: 2.4GHz and 5GHz. While your router almost certainly has a 2.4GHz network set up, it might not have the 5GHz channel active. If this is the case,

How to Set Up Parental Controls on Your Smart Home

Updated on May 2, 2024 It's crucial to use parental controls at a time when technology is deeply woven into our daily lives. Parents often wrestle with an intricate web of devices within their homes. As kids become more familiar with their own personal devices, like phones, computers and

What Are the Biggest Gaming Trends of 2024?

Gaming innovation was on display at CES (Consumer Electronics Show), a yearly expo showcasing the latest tech. A few technologies, such as AI, are already changing how gamers game. But what does this mean for the gaming industry heading into 2024? Let's take a look. How generative AI is

Predictions on Smart Home Tech to Come

Updated on May 2, 2024 In the ever-evolving world of tech, there’s always new smart home technology on the horizon. The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas is where we learn about what’s up and coming in the world of cool new products. This show has a

How Does Wi-Fi Work?

Wi-Fi uses radio waves to connect your devices to the internet wirelessly. It’s what allows you to use your smart TV to watch Netflix or your laptop to make video calls without needing a cable between your device and your router. Let’s look a little deeper at how it