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New Disney Projectables – Meet the Characters!

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A new batch of Disney Projectables night lights means more characters from recent releases and ongoing series that kids are sure to love. And, with many “1990s kids” now parents of a new generation of children, there’s never been a better time to get reacquainted with these classics in old and new form.

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Topics: LED Lighting, Around the Home

Dorm Room Power & Charging Solutions We Swear By

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Surviving school isn’t about remembering your pen, notebook and binder anymore. You have to make sure your laptop is charged, your smartphone has a full battery and any/all tech devices are ready to take on a long day of class, studying, and club meetings.

How can you keep all of your devices charged at any/all hours of the day? How can you squeeze so many chargers and plug-ins into two outlets in your dorm room? Fear not – we’ve compiled a list of power and charging solutions to help you (and your tech) survive the school day.

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Topics: Mobility, Power

The Road Trip Survival List You Need to See

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Summer’s finally here, and if you’ve been cooped up indoors for months, it’s time to hit the road and go exploring. But, before you set out on your adventure, check our road trip survival list of handy tips that are sure to keep your road trip fun and enjoyable!

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Topics: Mobility, Power

How to Easily Create a Smart Home Network In Under 3 Minutes

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The best DIY projects are easy DIY projects. It doesn’t get much easier than creating a smart home with devices featuring QuickFit™ and SimpleWire™. The patent-pending design and technology showcased on new GE-branded Enbrighten Z-Wave smart controls save time and frustration by eliminating wiring guesswork and fitting better into cramped electrical boxes.

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9 Patio Design Ideas and Tips from Bloggers Who Love Enbrighten

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Every year our outdoor spaces get utilized for parties, holidays and cookouts with friends and family while also serving as an outdoor oasis to relax in from day-to-day. But when designing and decorating these spaces, what should you consider to make sure your ambiance will serve many purposes while also appealing to the eye?

Whether you are a DIY home project expert or one to leave it to the professionals, here is the happy medium you have been waiting for. We've recently partnered with some creative expert bloggers who have shared 9 patio design ideas and tips for your outdoor space using Enbrighten and much more.

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Topics: LED Lighting, Around the Home

Get the Most Out of Free TV | Plan to Rescan: Part Two.

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If you’re one of the 33 million cord-cutters and you rely on a TV antenna for local programming, or if you simply use an antenna as a backup for potential cable or satellite outages, then you should plan to rescan. Antenna users typically have access to more than 30 free over-the-air channels. Larger metro areas could have up to 100!

As channels change frequencies or are added to the airwaves, a quick channel scan can easily capture those updates and keep you from missing out on the best in free TV.

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Topics: News, Cutting the Cord

Get to know our [NEW] Z-Wave Switches with QuickFit and SimpleWire

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GE-branded Enbrighten Z-Wave smart controls with QuickFit and SimpleWire revolutionized home automation. The groundbreaking Z-Wave switches and dimmers provide even greater convenience in our home automation line while patent-pending technology makes installation faster and easier.

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Topics: Smart Home, Around the Home

How to Protect Yourself (and Your Tech) from a Lightning Storm

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Although summer brings with it exciting adventures, time with family and friends and more, it also brings thunderstorms. Nothing can ruin a great day outside like a thunderstorm, especially if lightning is involved. That is why the National Weather Service conducts an annual campaign called Lightning Safety Week that has run through the first week of summer every year since 2001. The goal of Lightning Safety Week is to bring awareness to one of the most frequent, yet underrated, storm-related killers — lightning.

Each day of Lightning Safety Week shines a light on a different aspect of lightning safety. Knowledge is power, and a greater understanding of what lightning is and why it is so dangerous is key to protecting yourself and your home against it.

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Topics: Safety & Security, News, Power

How to Quickly and Easily Become Tech Savvy in 4 Steps

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In this day and age, we can all comfortably say how much we rely on our phones and devices without judgement, but how tech savvy do you really consider yourself? Technology is becoming more and more prominent in several different aspects of our lives where it may have never been before. With technology constantly evolving, you can easily fall behind new trends and innovations. Before you know it, a trip to your local electronics store might seem a little overwhelming, but there is hope. 

Here are 4 steps you can take to get familiar with and incorporate the use of modern technology in your life while quickly and easily becoming tech savvy.

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Topics: Insider, Around the Home

The Farmhouse Style Made Simple: Rustic Home Decor Ideas

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photo credit to Fixer Upper at www.hgtv.com.

In a world of smartphone apps and social media, our souls yearn for a greater authenticity. Over the last decade or so, a deep, seemingly culture-wide longing for a time and place that we never experienced has found expression in a handful of pervasive aesthetic trends. In the area of décor, the farmhouse style reigns supreme.

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Topics: LED Lighting, Around the Home