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Back in June I wrote about the Rachio Iro Smart Sprinkler Controller, a US$249/$299 (depending on number of zones) intelligent sprinkler controller with an accompanying app that allows amazing control over your yard irrigation. Iro adjusts to weather conditions and seasonal changes to make sure tha...

September 23rd 2014 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Over the past few years we've seen device-controlled lighting systems, thermostats, switches and other home-automation devices take hold in the market to save energy, but nobody seemed to be looking at the other big home consumable -- water. Especially in the arid Western United States, one of the...

June 5th 2014 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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We've seen the boys and girls in blue disturb the peace on occasion, but this is just downright bizarre. It's bruited that the city of Plano, Texas has complained to the FCC about a powerful new police communications system that's being testing in Cedar Hill, DeSoto and Duncanville. The signals have...

August 20th 2008 at 11:41pm 0 Comments
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Frustrated with that exorbitantly high water bill stemming from all the H20 wastefully spewed out from that non-intelligent sprinkler system? Enter the Cyber-Rain XCI, which gives owners wireless control of up to eight watering zones. After hooking up the controller(s) and plugging a wireless acces...

April 15th 2008 at 1:23am 0 Comments