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USB-C: Say Hello to a Smarter Connection with USB Type-C Cables

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Every time we turn around, there is a new phone, tablet or innovative technology coming out with brand new benefits outdoing the last. USB Type-C™ (or just USB-C) is one of those exciting new developments. Motorola and Samsung have recently debuted new devices with USB-C and other leading manufacturers like Google, LG, Apple and Dell have also built their latest and greatest devices with USB-C since last year.

The main benefits of USB-C include speed, power and ease-of-use. With USB-C, we will have much faster data transfer speeds, faster charging and a lot more power! We can finally decrease the amount of time we spend tethered to an outlet. USB-C can help reduce the number of cables needed as well. For example, the same cable used to charge a phone can also be used to supply power to a laptop as long as both devices have a USB-C port.

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Topics: Around the Home, Mobility, News

5 tips to help parents get bedtime battles under control

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The bedtime struggle is real. Nothing is more frustrating than your toddler fighting bed time especially when as adults we have come to cherish those rare and precious moments of dreamland! Thankfully, we've rounded up some tips and suggestions for mastering the “tuck-in" to help parents get bedtime battles under control.

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Topics: LED Lighting, How To, Around the Home

Tips for easy home improvement projects

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Our homes are one of the most important things we own, and where we spend so much of our time, so it's no surprise many homeowners take on several remodeling projects throughout their life. The only downside is home projects can be extremely costly and difficult to tackle on your own.

Luckily not all home improvements have to carry such an expensive price tag. Through careful planning, creative ideas and the clever use of electronic accessories, you can make a bunch of fun and affordable upgrades with these easy home improvement projects.

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Topics: Connected Home, How To, Around the Home

Cut the Cord with GE HDTV Antennas

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Recent reports continue finding that more and more people are cutting the cord and moving towards more affordable, flexible alternatives to cable like OTA antennas and subscription-based services. Everyone is growing increasingly tired of their cable providers and the constant increase in price month after month. Now you can ditch your cable for cheaper alternatives like streaming services such as Amazon Prime and Hulu. It’s incredibly easy and cost-effective when paired with a GE HDTV antenna to watch your favorite TV shows and prime time sports in HD for FREE!

Picking out the right antenna can be daunting at first, but we have some helpful tips and tools to help you find what you need. For example, using this free tool on our website you can enter your zip code to see which HD antennas are best suited for your area along with a list of the free channels they have access to.

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Topics: Cutting the Cord

Say Goodbye to the Boogie-Man with New 3D Motion Night Lights

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We're incredibly excited to introduce a new wave of night lights to the scene! The new 3D Motion Effect Night Lights will be sure to replace the old standard night lights your children currently have. They will bring life to any room with falling snow, flying pizzas and moving spider webs around our favorite Disney, Nickelodeon and Marvel characters. The great thing about these night lights is that they maintain a vivid and colorful image even when they’re off.

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Topics: LED Lighting, Around the Home, News

5 ways to childproof your home

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In the modern home, there are now numerous electronics, gadgets and electrical wires that children can get a hold of. Whether you are expecting, new parents or seasoned-parents, there are plenty of easy ways to childproof your home and improve your family's overall safety by making sure children cannot easily access certain electronics and areas in the home that could be dangerous. 

Here are five ways to increase the safety through childproofing your home:

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Topics: Around the Home, Safety & Security

Best movies for a low-key Valentine's Day

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We all try to make extravagant plans for Valentine's Day, but for whatever reason, they seem to fall through more often than not. If that's the case this year, or if you and your special someone are thinking of a more relaxing kind of date night, queue up these classic romantic movies for a low-key Valentine's Day. 

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How to Have the Best Super Bowl Party

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The Super Bowl only comes once a year (February 7th this year) and provides the perfect excuse to get your football-loving family and friends together to watch the game on your big screen TV.

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Topics: How To, Around the Home

Jasco brings the latest in home automation and charging technology to CES 2016

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This past week Jasco's home was in Las Vegas at the Consumer Electronics Show, presented by the Consumer Technology Association. Returning for its biggest year ever, CES 2016 broke records across the board with over 2.4 million square feet of tech and gadgets unveiled to the world. 

Running since 1967, CES remains an event that celebrates the latest in high-tech gadgets and electronic wizardry. For CES 2016, celebrities, TV personalities, radio hosts and professional athletes from Ryan Seacrest to Shaquille O'Neal were on hand to lead panel discussions on how technology is changing and improving the way we live, work and play. However, the real stars of CES were all the technological advances soon to be shaping our lives in years to come. Visitors had the opportunity to interact with new gadgets centered around home automation, virtual reality, drones, 3D printing, home security, mobile technology, power gear,  wearables and much more. 

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Topics: Connected Home, News, CES

New Year's resolution No. 1: Cutting the Cord

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The final month of 2015 is a time for everyone look back on the previous year, but at the same time, look forward.

The last year was actually relatively huge for cord cutters and the streaming industry. HBO and Showtime released standalone streaming services that cord cutters could access without cable credentials. Netflix continued it's run of releasing critically acclaimed series, from new season of "Orange Is the New Black" and "House of Cards," to entirely new one's, like Marvel's "Daredevil" and "Beast of No Nation."

On the hardware side, Apple, Google, Roku and Amazon all released upgrades to their highly praised streaming devices. Add this to the news that sports giant ESPN has lost 7 million subscribers in the last two years, and the writing is on the wall: cord cutting is gaining momentum.

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Topics: How To, Around the Home, News