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.

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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

Gigabit internet for streaming tv and movies

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

Smart bedroom devices

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

5G and Fiber technology

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

Refrigerator in smart kitchen

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

Choosing a streaming device

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

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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

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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,

Online Multiplayer Games

How To Get Started With Online Multiplayer Games

Over the last few years, online gaming has gone fully mainstream. Games like "Fortnite" are cultural juggernauts, top e-sport (that’s the professionally competitive side of gaming) prizes are in the tens of millions of dollars and more people play than ever before. If you’re looking to join the ranks,

Fiber-Optic Internet

What Is Fiber-Optic Internet?

Internet and technology companies have a well-earned reputation for throwing around fancy buzzwords that, when it comes down to it, mean very little for real people. Occasionally, though, something that sounds like it might just be the latest idea from the marketing department really delivers. This is the case