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.

Creating a Smart Home Wine Cellar

Collecting wine is almost—almost—as fun as drinking it. But if you’re going to get the most from the bottles you put away for a few months or even years, you need to store them correctly. Most of us don't have the setup for a regular wine cellar, but you

What You Need To Know About Medical Tech Wearable Security

Wearable devices—like smartwatches and fitness trackers—increasingly are being used to monitor health and inform medical care. While they’re undeniably useful, this does bring with it a range of valid security and privacy concerns. Let’s explore some of the big issues with medical wearable technology.The benefits of medical wearablesConsumer medical

Tech You Need for Your Workcation

If you’ve been working remotely from home this past year, you’ve probably wondered if you could take a working vacation or “workcation” and work remotely from, well, anywhere. The good news is you probably can—you just need the right tech to make it happen.I’ve been traveling the world and

The Best Smart Devices To Give Your Kids

Kids are coming of age in a totally connected world. To get by, they’ll need to know how to navigate smart devices of all kinds. Reality is getting augmented and going virtual.But too much technology can also be scary for parents—and understandably so. The unfiltered internet can be a

How To Set Up and Program Your Own Personal Streaming Server

Is your favorite movie on Netflix? What about Prime Video or Hulu+? And is that show your partner loves on HBO, Disney+ or Apple TV+? Do you even subscribe to where it's available? The streaming service situation has gotten a bit ridiculous over the last few years, and there

Alexa-Compatible Devices for Your Smart Kitchen

Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant can do a lot to help out in the kitchen. Some of the best features baked in are:Set multiple timers, so you know when to check the oven or take your pasta off the heat.Find out how many grams of flour are in a cup,

Why Virtual Reality Needs Fiber Optic Internet

Virtual reality (VR) could change the world. Imagine being able to watch a baseball game live from the pitcher’s mound, or have a telehealth appointment where your doctor can show you what will be happening in your upcoming surgery?VR has the potential to do all these things, but it

Creating a Smart Bedroom for Kids

Smart home technology can do a lot to make parenting easier. Smart baby monitors can tell you when your infant is moving around, smart speakers can play soothing music while they drift off and smart lights can enforce a bedtime routine (or scare away monsters under the bed).Your child may be

Should You Sign On to a New App Using Your Facebook Sign In?

You’ve probably paused when a new site asks you if you want to use your Facebook login information. It feels convenient, but is it secure? Sure, you don’t have to create another account or remember a new password. Still, there are some risks and trade-offs involved. Let’s have a

What’s New and What’s Coming in Wearable Tech

There are few things as futuristic as wearable technology. Smartphones are just attractive, portable computers. A smart ring that tracks your sleep and a smart bikini that tells you when you’ve had too much sun? That’s something much cooler.Here's some of the most exciting new wearable tech that’s available