Holiday Tech 2017, Home For The Holidays

Doug Dixon is back with his annual round-up of fun tech products for the holidays. Join the Hopewell Public Library presentation on December 6th at 7pm at the Hopewell Train Station.

This year’s focus will be on tech for the home including using wireless speakers to jingle bell around the house, digital assistants to remotely deck the hall lights, and wireless cameras to record video of any late-night visitors that come down the chimney with a bound.

However, you’d better watch out — these devices can see you when you’re sleeping, and know when you’re awake. So, you do need to think about whether they are bad or good while watching you in the living room, or listening in the bedroom, or conversing in the kid’s room. So come on over the river and through the woods to check out this year’s winter wonderland of tech gadgets in action, and make your own list of what’s naughty or nice.

Douglas Dixon is an independent technology consultant, specializing in Web development, database analysis, digital media, and portable devices. He has been ringing in the season with his annual holiday gadget coverage in the Princeton area since 2002. He makes his articles and technical references freely available on his Manifest Technology website and blog at

The Hopewell Public Library’s Wednesday Night Out talk series is held on the first Wednesday of each month. Due to the size limitations of the library building these talks are usually held at the Hopewell Train Station at 2 Railroad Place in Hopewell Borough. For more information, check or Facebook, or call 466-1625.

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