Jim Nash

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

An award-winning writer and editor, Mr. Nash has covered the lifestyle, tech, science and business beats for over thirty years, contributing to dozens of newspapers and magazines, online and offline, with credits including The New York Times, The Atlantic, Reuters, The Associated Press, Wired and Scientific American. As an editor, he has served at the Chicago Tribune, This Old House, and the SyFy Channel. Jim Nash on LinkedIn

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JUNE 21, 2013 | FRIDAY
10 No-Kink Garden Hoses That Test True

Loads of hoses claim to be kink-free, but is there really such a thing as a no-kink garden hose? As it turns out, there is.

JANUARY 23, 2013 | WEDNESDAY
Reviewing Redbeacon: The Contractor-Finder Market's Newest Competitor

[Ed: This post was updated with additional information from Redbeacon on 1/28/2013. ]Three-year-old startup Redbeacon is making bold claims in the contractor-finder market. That market, w...

JANUARY 16, 2013 | WEDNESDAY
Bio-Blaze Ethanol Fireplaces Burn Virtually Anywhere

Call it the PC-ification of the fireplace. A company called Bio-Blaze is selling a line of portable, vent-free fireplaces that you can roll into a room or out onto a patio, hang on a wall...

JANUARY 9, 2013 | WEDNESDAY
DesignVision: Jenn-Air's New Augmented-Reality App

Augmented reality (AR)—the ability to overlay digital information over what you see through a lens—is expanding into the world of home renovation. In fact, storied appliance maker Jenn-Ai...

JANUARY 2, 2013 | WEDNESDAY
The New Wave of Programmable Thermostats

Aside from the price of your own renewable energy, the cost of anything used to heat or cool the home is largely non-negotiable and headed in one direction only: up. That’s why startup Ne...

DECEMBER 6, 2012 | THURSDAY
Lowe's Launches "Tile Product Selector" Web Tool

H. B. Fuller Construction Products, maker of TEC-brand tile installation tools, and Lowe’s have created a shopping-list tool designed to make buying tile materials easier. The Lowe's ...

NOVEMBER 21, 2012 | WEDNESDAY
3 Products for Mounting Your Tablet Device

Tablets are designed to be functional as well as beautifull, so why not display your iPad as if it were an art work, or at least mount the device on your wall for hands-free use?Mobile-de...

NOVEMBER 13, 2012 | TUESDAY
Let There Be "Authentic" Light!

Isn’t it counterintuitive to bring a fine old house back to its original splendor, only to then hit it with modern lighting? Energy-efficient, super bright, and evenly distributed fluores...

NOVEMBER 8, 2012 | THURSDAY
Rock the Job Site with ION's Tailgater Bluetooth

Truly, this is the golden age of job-site music. There are a multitude of devices, some very sophisticated, to fill the gaps between hammer reports and circular-saw screams. As a rag-man ...

OCTOBER 31, 2012 | WEDNESDAY
Solar Power On the Go from Solio

When you lose power, as many people have recently in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the lights going out isn't the only issue. Our reliance on mobile phones means that, when their ...