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Turn Any Garage Door Into a Smart Garage Door

Over the past year or so, smart and/or WiFi-enabled garage door openers have been released from brands like Craftsman, Ryobi, and others. Those units, however, require you to purchase and install a new system for upwards of $200-$400+, depending on what features you go with. Wouldn’t it be sweet if you …

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The Apple of Wireless Backup Cameras

What do you get when some former Apple guys decide to build a better backup camera? An elegantly-designed, user-friendly, definitely better but crazy-expensive wireless backup camera. Most newer vehicles have integrated backup cameras, and there are quite a few pretty affordable aftermarket solutions for those that don’t. Most involve running wires and …

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Off-Road Racing 24/7? Yes, Please!

As many of you know by now, I’m a HUGE fan of off-road racing—particularly short course and desert racing. I just love it. Short course, in particular, offers everything a race fan could want: fast trucks with thunderous engines, complex and winding courses with jumps, drifting and paint-scraping passes, and, of course… …

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Smart Irrigation Systems

The Internet of Things is taking over, with new connected products hitting the market every day. Some are just gimmicky, while others are super-useful. Automatically watering the lawn based on the local weather forecast and granularly controlling irrigation systems via a smartphone app could be considered pretty useful. So-called smart …

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Motor Trend On-Demand is Live!

A while back, I responded to an email survey from Motor Trend magazine asking me all kinds of questions around my consumption of motorsports video content—do I watch, would I watch, would I pay, how much, etc. Today, I received an email announcing the BETA launch of Motor Trend On-Demand (MTOD)—like …

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Manage Your Tools Remotely with DEWALT Tool Connect

More useful for the jobsite contractor than the garage enthusiast, we still thought the new digital tool management system from DEWALT was cool enough to share. DEWALT Tool Connect (available for both iOS and Android devices) is a free mobile app that enables users to receive alerts about, connect with and …

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SpotCheck #19 (But Really #1)

Introducing SpotCheck, from GarageSpot. There’s a lot of stuff that comes across the workbench here at GarageSpot each week. And while much of it is pretty cool and certainly relevant to our audiences, there’s either not enough to make a full story of it, or we just don’t have time but do …

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