Harry Guinness

About the author

Harry Guinness is an Irish freelance writer and photographer. He spends his time either at home in Ireland, in the French Alps skiing, or avoiding everything in Parts Unknown. His writings have been published in The New York Times, Popular Science, Lifehacker, and dozens of other places.

Pick a Cool Tech Gadget To Give Yourself

If you’re into cool tech, things can be pretty overwhelming. Every year, thousands of awesome (or at least awesome-sounding) new gadgets are unveiled. It’s almost impossible to keep track of what’s great, what’s awful and what you might even want. How about some help?This is a list of some

Creating a Smart Living Room

If you’re making a smart home, the living room is one of the easiest to turn into a smart room (perhaps only beaten by a smart kitchen). And, as you probably spend a lot of your free time there, you’ll get a good return from your smart device investments.

Working From Home? A Gigabit Connection Is One of the Best Things You Can Get

Working from home brings with it a whole heap of new challenges. You have to find a way to work productively, avoid distractions and keep your household running. It’s a lot—and one way to make it all easier is with a gigabit fiber-optic broadband connection.Whatever else you have going

Why Gigabit Internet Matters for Streaming Movies and TV Shows

All right, you finally settle on a movie or TV show to stream and once you hit play, you have to sit through the buffering—and if you’re really unfortunate, you’ll have to wait for it to buffer every few minutes for the entire movie.While gigabit speed can’t help you

Get a Great Night’s Sleep in Your Smart Bedroom

A good night’s sleep is super important: It keeps you healthier, mentally sharper and better able to face the day. When building your smart home, a smart bedroom should be high on the list. The right smart bedroom devices can improve the quality of your sleep—and, in turn, the

Why You Need 5G + Fiber Together

5G and fiber-optic broadband are the two hottest high-speed internet technologies around. Over the next few years you’re going to hear a lot more about them as they become more widely available across the country. While it might sound like 5G and fiber are in competition, they’re really both

Creating a Smart Kitchen

If there’s one room in your home that can benefit from a smart makeover, it’s probably the kitchen. With the right smart kitchen appliances you can do things like preheat your oven from your smartphone or have freshly brewed coffee waiting for you when you wake up. Even popular

How Do I Choose the Right Streaming Device?

Streaming your favorite series and movies on your TV can seem pretty complicated. There are lots of different streaming services, like Netflix, Disney+ and Apple TV+, and streaming devices, like the Roku Streaming Stick+, Amazon Fire Stick and Apple TV, some of which play nice together, and others that don’t.Figuring

Choosing the Best Webcam for Your Needs

Whether you’re keeping in touch with friends and family, attending important work meetings or even going on dates, you’re spending a lot more time on video calls than you ever have before. By now you might have realized that the little camera built into your laptop can be kind

Creating a Smart Bathroom

Your smart home might start at the doorbell, but once you get inside, you can make every room as smart as possible—including the bathroom. Let’s look at what you can do.What to expect from your smart bathroomThere are plenty of good reasons to want a smart bathroom: It’s cool,