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Jennifer Pattison Tuohy
Works at jp2emedia.com
Attended Alleyns College of God's Gift, Exeter University
Lived in Charleston, South Carolina
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There are many ways to save energy in the home and one of the most efficient is the right use of home automation. Here are the top five ways you can use home automation to turn your house into a smart, energy-saving abode.
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In this guide, we will outline all you need to know to turn your home into your very own electric car charging station.
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Recent studies have begun to spark a fresh debate about whether battery-powered electric vehicles are really better for the environment than gas-powered ones. The key point is asking how much the source of the electricity that powers an EV contributes to its green credentials. This post explores that question.
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7 creative ways to use a Wi-Fi camera in your home, other than as a security camera... by me for +RealtyTimes 
#samsung   #smartcamHDPro   #smarthome   #iot  
The debut of Wi-Fi cameras, known as IP cameras, means you no longer have to hire an electrician to re-wire your home in order to be able to see inside it when you're away. But these handy, easy-to-install devices aren't just useful for keeping your home safe and secure - there are many other ways to put them to work for you to make your life easier, safer and in some cases, more fun.
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My contribution to your Halloween decor this year - a simple tin can into Jack o' Lantern hack... you're welcome!
#easyupcycling   #halloween   #crafts  #upcycle #tincan  

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Easy upcycling expert Jennifer Tuohy shows you how to make a jack o lantern from a tin can... with the kids!
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Do you think a tankless water heater is the most energy efficient option for your home? You might be wrong...
Read my article for +Earth911 and find out why.
#sustainability   #energysavings   #greenliving   #rheem  
Heating water is the second largest source of energy consumption in our homes. Are you considering purchasing a new water heater? Read this first!
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I embarked on a DIY smart home project a little over a year ago, slowly incorporating new technologies as they became available, and as my budget allowed. One year on and I've learnt a lot! Here's my take on the pluses and pitfalls of turning your dumb home into a smart one.... 
For +Allconnect ...

#iot   #smarthome   #wink   #philipshue  +iSmartAlarm +Matt McGovren +IFTTT  #casettawireless   #GElink   #smartbulbs   #smartlighting  
Check out the progress of an early adopter of the DIY smart home. Learn more on the Allconnect Connected Home blog.
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Is there anything better for the soul than sitting in a sun-drenched window seat, surveying Mother Nature and all her wonders?
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Smart Switches vs. Smart Bulbs: Which is the best choice for you? - My report for +TechZulu
#SmartLighting   #IOT   #SmartHome  
Smart, wireless lighting is clearly the future of illuminating our homes and businesses. However, there are two distinct paths one can choose to automate lighting: smart light bulbs or smart switches.
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How To Choose a Smart Home Hub, with infographic comparing 6 models.
By me for +TechZulu Inc. 
#iot   #smarthome   #hub   #Wink  #Lutron +SmartThings +Insteon +Nest  #Vera  
You’ve tinkered with a NEST, installed a couple of Philips Hue light bulbs, and now you’re hooked on home automation. What’s the next step? To truly make your home “smart,” you need a home automation hub (also known as a smart home hub). Here, we'll detail the different options on the market and help you decide which hub will work best for your home.
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Too many smart lighting solutions, too little cash? Here's a run down of the most affordable home automation lighting options on the market today. By me for +HomeToys.com 
#smarthome   #lighting   #smartlighting   #Hue   #GELink   #homeautomation   #Osram   #WeMo  #TCP   #Insteon  
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  • Alleyns College of God's Gift, Exeter University
    1988 - 1995
  • Exeter University
    English, 1996 - 1999
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Mrs. Sun, Jennifer Pattison
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Manhattan-born, London-raised journalist & tech blogger. Find me at www.jp2emedica.com. Formerly an Idahoan, now trying to be a Southern Belle.
Introduction
Freelance writer and editor, working in Charleston, South Carolina. I cover Tech,  Home Automation, DIY, History, Local News, and anything else that catches my fancy. I'm an #apple addict, but have an open mind. I'm a telly addict, but have cut the cord. I'm 100% English, but 75% American.
See my most recent articles here, or view all my work at www.jp2emedia.com.
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Graduated from a university that prides itself on its "Oxbridge Rejects." I have 2 kids, 2 dogs, 2 frogs and 1 husband, and I drove them all across America in under a week.
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Journalist
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editing, writing, blogging, social media,
Employment
  • jp2emedia.com
    Owner, 2011 - present
    Freelance journalist/editor/blogger/social media maven
  • Home Depot
    Blogger, 2014 - present
  • Lucky Dog Publishing
    Managing Editor, 2013 - present
    Editor of two hyper-local community newspapers: Island Eye News &The Island Connection
  • Sun Valley Resort
    blogger/historian, 2012 - 2015
  • eBay
    blogger, 2013 - 2014
  • Sun Valley Guide
    Editor-in-Chief, 2005 - 2013
  • Idaho Mountain Expresss
    Arts Editor/Features Writer/Special Sections Editor, 2004 - 2012
  • The Daily Telegraph
    Features Assistant, 1999 - 2003
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Charleston, South Carolina - Sun Valley, Idaho - London, England
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5 Steps to Turn Your House into a Smart, Energy-Saving Home
www.motherearthnews.com

There are many ways to save energy in the home and one of the most efficient is the right use of home automation. Here are the top five ways

Are Electric Vehicles Bad for the Environment?
www.motherearthnews.com

Recent studies have begun to spark a fresh debate about whether battery-powered electric vehicles are really better for the environment than

TechZulu • Smart Switches vs. Smart Bulbs: Which is the best choice for ...
techzulu.com

Smart, wireless lighting is clearly the future of illuminating our homes and businesses. However, there are two distinct paths one can choos

TechZulu • How to Choose a Smart Home Hub (+ Infographic)
techzulu.com

You’ve tinkered with a NEST, installed a couple of Philips Hue light bulbs, and now you’re hooked on home automation. What’s the next step?

5 Fire Pit Safety Tips from A Former Wildland Firefighter
www.motherearthnews.com

Fire pits can be great things. They are attractive, inexpensive to use and help to extend the use of your yard through the fall and winter.

DIY Porch Swing From A Crib: Easy Upcycling
sustainablog.org

Have your kids outgrown the crib? Our easy upcycling expert walks you through the process of converting it into a porch swing for the whole

How One Family Built a Raised Vegetable Garden for Less than $200
www.motherearthnews.com

A good vegetable garden doesn't have to be expensive. Here is a step-by-step description of how one family was able to build a paved, raised

How to Make a Wine Rack out of a Wood Pallet
www.motherearthnews.com

Pallets can have many uses. And they can be re-purposed into just about anything. This article shows how to re-purpose a wood pallet into a

TechZulu • How to Turn An iPhone into a Home Security Camera
techzulu.com

If you keep a smartphone or tablet long enough, it loses resale value to the point that it may eventually end up sitting in a drawer somewhe

Is the Future of the Fridge a Connected One?
www.motherearthnews.com

New Energy Star standards not only raise the bar for energy efficiency in refrigeration, but they also introduce, for the first time, the id

The Soda Bottle Bird Feeder Tutorial
sustainablog.org

Got a soda bottle sitting in the recycling bin? Turn it into a bird feeder just in time for Spring - step-by-step instructions included!

An Entertainment Center From An Old Dresser
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See how Home Depot upcycling expert Jennifer Tuohy created a small, funky bedroom entertainment center from an old, rotting two-drawer dress

What can I do with home automation? | Network World
www.networkworld.com

Part 2 of a two part series on how to get started with home automation

5 Things a New Fridge Can Do For the Good of the Planet
www.motherearthnews.com

The decision to replace an old refrigerator should not always be made based only on how well it is functioning. New Energy Star models have

Tips for Traveling With Cables - Workshifting
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Tweet Share on Tumblr Tweet Share on Tumblr DIY hacks and fun products for keeping your cables tangle-free while traveling. As a modern work

The Smart Home Nudges Manufacturers Toward Sustainability
www.triplepundit.com

The smart home revolution has caused legacy manufacturers to re-think their products, as shown by modern smart water heater technology.

Sizing up the three popular Internet TV streaming sticks | Network World
www.networkworld.com

These Internet TV streaming devices will be the savior of every gadget-obsessed, cable-cluttered geek out there.

Old Light Bulbs Upcycled Into New Holiday Ornaments
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Want new holiday ornaments for the Christmas tree? If you'v got burned-out incandescent bulbs laying around, try this easy upcycling project

6 Reasons to Control Your Lights from Your iPhone (and How to Do It) | T...
www.theiphonemom.com

Jennifer Tuohy writes for The Home Depot about tech topics ranging from home automation to light bulbs. You can find the LED light bulbs tha