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Don't get caught in the storm: How to be weather aware

Posted May 1, 2020 at 10:11 AM

Knowledge is power, and when severe weather is in the forecast, staying on top of storm prediction updates and weather conditions not only helps us prepare and stay safe, but also gives us peace of mind, which can greatly reduce storm-related anxiety. These days, it’s fairly easy to access weather information, but here are our top picks for keeping an eye—or ear—on the weather while you're at home, in the office or on the go.

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Topics: How To, Safety & Security, Cutting the Cord

Now is the Best Time for Free TV | Plan to Rescan: Part Three

Posted April 8, 2020 at 11:43 AM

Budgets are tight, and in some cases, they're getting tighter. Believe me, I understand. If you’re not already one of the millions of cord-cutters who have said goodbye to cable and satellite service, now is as good a time as any!

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Topics: How To, News

Four Tips to Maximize Productivity While Working From Home

Posted March 27, 2020 at 10:33 AM

 

SOCIAL DISTANCING PART 2: FOUR TIPS TO MAXIMIZE PRODUCTIVITY WHILE WORKING FROM HOME

During this unprecedented time, many of us have found ourselves working full time from the security of home to protect ourselves, our coworkers and our families. 

However, as we social distance from our coworkers, but not the demands of our jobs, we may find that working from home is more difficult than expected. 

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Topics: How To, Around the Home, Power

How to Conquer Boredom When Stuck at Home

Posted March 20, 2020 at 10:03 AM

Social Distancing Series Part 1: How to Conquer Boredom While Stuck at Home

With whole cities going on lockdown, many of us have a lot of time on our freshly washed hands. From kids to retirees, boredom can come quickly when staying at home. In part one of our three-part series, here's a list of entertainment options to keep you from going stir-crazy as you help flatten the COVID-19 curve.

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Topics: How To, Around the Home, News

Easy DIY Projects To Revamp Your Lamp

Posted February 10, 2020 at 05:01 PM

If you’re a DIYer looking for a fun and easy weekend project, try adding some character to a lamp! Sprucing up an old lamp is a great way to add a pop of color to a room and truly liven up your place. Lamps are really easy projects that you can make personal to match your particular style. And these projects are incredibly cheap! You can even upcycle used goods that may have been destined for the garbage and turn them into functional pieces of art! Here are a few ideas for how to revamp your lamp!

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Topics: LED Lighting, How To, Around the Home

Our Valentine's Day Special - The Products Our Team Members Love Most

Posted February 4, 2020 at 05:07 PM

It is the perfect time to express your love. Here is our Valentine's Day special where some of our valued team members share what tech items make them feel warm and fuzzy inside!

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Topics: Insider, How To, News

4 Impactful Steps Jasco Has Taken to Be A Sustainable Brand

Posted January 10, 2020 at 08:00 AM

As environmental awareness continues to rise, we want you to know most of our packaging is recyclable – and by purchasing from us, you play a role in making the world a cleaner place for all who call it home. Jasco's very own sustainability definition means our packaging, sourcing and recycling practices have been carefully crafted to advance our goal of environmental responsibility. As an industry leader in home electronics, lighting and power products, we are constantly striving to do our part in being a sustainable brand. Here's your first inside look at the steps we've taken and how you too can help reduce your carbon footprint.

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Topics: Insider, Smart Home, LED Lighting, How To, Around the Home, News

How to Cut the Cord in 3 Easy Steps

Posted November 8, 2019 at 11:32 AM

Dreaming of cutting the cord but don’t know where to start? These three simple steps will help you determine if cord-cutting is the best value for you, what options are available and what equipment you’ll need for success. 

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Topics: How To, Cutting the Cord

How to Pack the Ultimate Hurricane Survival Kit

Posted September 23, 2019 at 04:11 PM

From late May through the end of November, the National Hurricane Center works diligently to identify areas of low pressure that could turn into hurricanes or tropical storms. For many in the Caribbean and along the southern edge of North America, hurricanes or strong storms are an annual occurrence that could prove to be deadly. The damage done by Hurricanes like Sandy, Matthew, Harvey, Maria and others have proven that the best way to protect yourself is to be informed, plan ahead and take action.

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Topics: How To, Safety & Security, Power

IP Ratings Explained | How to Read the Code

Posted August 28, 2019 at 10:33 AM

There are some products – think earbuds – where “waterproof” or “dustproof” are selling points. But what do these terms really mean?

You should be able to find a rating beginning with the letters IP and followed by one or two numbers. But for those who are unfamiliar with the IP rating system, these numbers and letters do not necessarily answer the question.

If that last sentence applies to you, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered!

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Topics: Insider, How To