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5 Ways Technology Can Transform Your Home in 2018

5 Ways Technology Can Transform Your Home in 2018

There’s no doubting that technology has changed the way we live. Let’s face it – when was the last time you got through the day without checking your smartphone at least twenty times? Although technology has its downsides (like how self-service supermarket checkouts are making older people lonelier, and how children are being exposed to inappropriate content on sites like […]

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SmashToast receives two awards at Startup Connection in St. Louis!

SmashToast receives two awards at Startup Connection in St. Louis!

SmashToast, the parent company to PUCK, was recently invited to showcase its growth at Startup Connection in St. Louis. The event offers St. Louis’ leading startups the opportunity to present their companies to influential entrepreneurs, investors, and members of the innovation community. SmashToast is pleased to announce that PUCK was the winner of Anders CPA + Advisors’ prize of $4,000 in accounting […]

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As Silicon Valley Gets ‘Crazy,’ Midwest Beckons Tech Investors

As Silicon Valley Gets ‘Crazy,’ Midwest Beckons Tech Investors

As Silicon Valley Gets ‘Crazy,’ Midwest Beckons Tech Investors COLUMBUS, Ohio — They seem an odd couple. J. D. Vance, author of “Hillbilly Elegy,” his best-selling memoir of growing up in the postindustrial Midwest and his journey of escape. And Steve Case, the billionaire co-founder of America Online. But Mr. Vance joined Mr. Case’s investment firm this […]

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Smart home and AI devices aren’t just convenient — they can also make your home a safer place.

Smart home and AI devices aren’t just convenient — they can also make your home a safer place.

Smart home and AI devices aren’t just convenient — they can also make your home a safer place. And thanks to the proliferating internet of things (IoT), good security practices are becoming less of a chore. It’s a little like the iPhone’s touch ID fingerprint reader, or now face ID — it’s more secure than a four-digit […]

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Installing smart-home technology in an old house? It’s a lot easier — now

Installing smart-home technology in an old house? It’s a lot easier — now

Christian Roehl will never forget the day he opened the door to his vacation home in New Hampshire more than 10 years ago and found the power out and the toilets and pipes frozen.  “It’s every homeowner’s nightmare,’’ said Roehl, a Boston resident and owner of InCommand Systems, a smart-home technical integration company he started about […]

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