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All Articles by Phil Nickinson

Logitech Harmony paired with an iPhone is the ultimate universal remote

If you spend a lot of time in the living room with a lot of entertainment devices, the Logitech Harmony system is a worthy investment.

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Why I'll only drink coffee from this $150, iOS-connected mug

Only peasants drink coffee from a mug that doesn't have its own battery and heating element — to say nothing of Bluetooth and an app and upgradable firmware, right? RIGHT?

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Rachio's second-gen smart sprinkler controller is still a must-have for homeowners

If you have a lawn, you'll need to water it. And the Rachio connected controller will do it smarter — and save you money at the same time.

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Encrypt your family: Sending safer, smarter messages

I just wanted my family's messaging habits to be a little more secure. And the move was easier than I expected.

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Sonos PlayBase review: Don't overthink it

Sonos' second television-friendly speaker is a good choice when a soundbar won't work — but it's still pretty darn expensive.

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The best streaming video box for most people is a Roku

Yeah, Apple TV is great. Really great. But beyond that, the best all-around streaming video box for most people absolutely is the Roku.

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Cutting the cord: How Modern Dad ditched cable TV

How my family — using a mix of hardware and services — took the plunge and unplugged cable TV for good.

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Jaybird X3 may be the perfect sport buds

Wherein ye olde Modern Dad discovers the Jaybird X3 are a great companion for the gym, a quick jog, or really for whatever ...

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How Phil lost weight and got less fat with the Withings Body smart scale

A smart scale won't do the work for you, but it makes keeping track of your daily weigh-ins so much easier.

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Amazon Tap gets hotword support, XHamster schools Utah, and other things you need to know

Plus: Pink BlackBerry is Best BlackBerry, and a USB-C drive you have got to have in your gear bag.

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First look at Omron Evolv: Smart blood pressure tracking on Android

Second in a series of how Phil is trying to not die after years and years of running Android Central. (And doing other unhealthy things.)

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How the Withings Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor helped save Modern Dad

Fun fact: Seven years of running iMore's Androidriffic sister site might well leave you with high blood pressure.

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If you're not doing this with all your accounts, you're doing it wrong

If you're not using a password manager and two-step authentication, you're most likely doing things wrong.

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Amazon Echo 101: The basics of Alexa

Amazon Alexa and Echo are one in the same, right? Sort of. Not really. But yes and no. Let's break down what's what in the hottest little AI we've seen since HAL

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Super Bowl LI — Modern Dad's guide to the big game!

The final game of the NFL season is nearly upon us. Here, now, is your Dad Guide to making the most of it.

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BoomTouch first impressions: The 'As Seen on TV' speaker isn't ... horrible?

There's no way something this inexpensive and lacking any real tech can be any good, right? RIGHT?

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Meitu — What you need to know about privacy and the filtering app

Is handing over a lot of your phone's sensitive information worth a making over your face in the kawaii "cutesy" style? Modern Dad says think twice.

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The Belkin Wemo Mini makes your home that much smarter

If you want more flexibility than a connected light can give you, a smart outlet may be the way to go. And Belkin just introduced a nice one with the Wemo Mini.

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A Bluetooth controller fixes everything wrong with the NES Classic

For everything that's great about the NES Classic — and there's a lot that is really fun here — one glaring black mark remains. Or, rather, remained.

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NES Classic is a throwback to the Nintendo in days of yore

For a kid who never had a Nintendo growing up in the 1980s, the NES Classic is a perfect retro console at the perfect price.

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