Category: Consumer Electronics

I like Android and BlackBerry. I also like smart consumer electronics. What is "smart"? Well, anything that makes your life easier would be smart... isn't it?

Sep 02 2015

Installing a router and routing basics

Modem, Router and Modem-Router combination The term routing has been in used long before the Internet age. In the past, routing refers to distribution of mail or landline (traditional) phone calls through mail sorting centers or telephone switching centers. Today, a router is an electronic networking device that acts as the “middle guy” between two …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://sanuja.com/blog/installing-a-router-and-routing-basics

Jul 01 2014

Updating Electrical Components

Last year I published an article on home electrical wiring basics. When I looked back at that document, I realized that I have missed several aspects of electrical wiring. This article will complement the previous by expanding the subject matter. What can you do without professional help? In Calgary, Canada, the municipal laws allow the …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://sanuja.com/blog/updating-electrical-components

May 23 2014

Choosing a thermostat

In most parts of the developed world, we live in houses that are at least ten years old (or often older). Hence homeowners spent their money on home improvements. One of the easiest ways to renovate your house is to replace the old units with new ones. Today I am going to discuss a simple …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://sanuja.com/blog/choosing-a-thermostat

Jan 05 2014

Cloud computing: a blessing and a curse

Right after the DOT-COM bubble began to shrink, a new concept of computing called cloud computing gave hope to a dying breed. It boosted the profits of entirely Internet based companies like Dropbox Inc. and opened the market for new Internet based companies. The next big step for this technology is the “smart home” which …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://sanuja.com/blog/cloud-computing-a-blessing-and-a-curse

Jan 01 2014

How to build a basic antenna

We use wireless devices to send and receive information without worrying about physical obstacles. In the old days, most consumer grade wireless devices such as mobile phones, routers and RC controllers came with large antennas. Today some manufactures decided to go with internal or built-in antennas. This is not always beneficial to the consumer. For …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://sanuja.com/blog/how-to-build-a-basic-antenna

Load more