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Jake S.

Jake S.

Jake Sherman is a professional writer with a background in journalism. He is fascinated by home appliances and how they work. He enjoys breaking down complex topics and explaining them in interesting ways. He has been a Puls staff writer for two years. When he's not writing, he enjoys trotting around the globe, trying unfamiliar foods, and testing unmarked doors to see if they're locked.

Recent Posts:

The Ultimate Guide to Smart Camera & Thermostat Installation

Pretty much every element of your household can be enhanced with home automation these days – from a camera-equipped smart refrigerator that lets you peek inside via your smartphone to help create a shopping list while you’re out of the house, to smart lighting systems that illuminate your space in a myriad of dazzling, fully customizable options. You can even control your entire smart home network with a voice-driven smart assistant such as Amazon Alexa or Google Home. 

Everything You Need to Know About Amazon Alexa

By now, most people have at least heard of Amazon Alexa, the increasingly ubiquitous digital assistant from the retail giant – though not everyone may be aware of the extent of Alexa’s capabilities, or even what it is. In short, Alexa powers that familiar woman’s voice that comes out of integrated devices such as smart speakers to answer your queries, perform tasks, and provide entertainment. 

How to Throw the Ultimate BBQ with Alexa

You can find barbecue the world over, from South America all the way to Korea – but nowhere is it quite as beloved as in the USA, where the good old-fashioned cookout is a hallowed tradition. 

How to Mount a TV on the Wall: Step-By-Step Guide

There are lots of reasons to wall-mount a television – it saves space, looks great, and can provide better viewing angles and location compared to a simple TV stand. But once you’ve made the decision to mount a TV, there is still the logistical challenge of safely getting it up onto the wall.

Top 5 Risks of Using a Cracked Phone Screen

It can be pretty tempting to just keep using your phone as usual if you’ve got a cracked phone screen – after all, you may not want to drop the extra cash or run out and get it fixed in the middle of the workday. Add to that the fact that the damage may appear minor at first, and you’ve got the perfect recipe for procrastination – not that most of us need much help putting off a chore.

Cell Phone Repair Near Me: What Are My Options?

At Puls, we’re pretty proud of the fact that we’ve become one of the most popular options around when it comes to cell phone repair. We’ve got great coverage over lots of locations, convenient service, and highly-qualified technicians that go through a strict vetting process before they can join our team (not to mention our tough to beat guarantee).

You’ll Be Amazed at What this Refrigerator with WiFi Can Do

If you haven’t yet heard of the Samsung Family Hub refrigerator, we’ve got to say, this fridge is cool.

Best TV Wall Mounts of 2019: Fixed, Tilting and Full-Motion

There are plenty of great reasons to mount your TV – from the sleek look, to saving space, to improving your overall TV viewing experience. We’ve got comprehensive guides on choosing just which TV wall mount type is best for you, as well as why our veteran TV mounting technicians are best for the job.

Dryer Not Heating? Here's What You Can Do

Laundry may be a chore, but nothing beats that warm, fresh-out-of-the-dryer feeling when you pull out a still-toasty towel and hold it up to your face. Of course, if your dryer isn’t heating up properly, that can put a real damper on things.

Phone Repair Near Me: Best Options in Your Area

It’s inevitable that you’re going to need a phone repair service at some point – there is, after all, regular wear and tear, and even the strongest phone case isn’t fool-proof.

TV Mounting Near Me: How to Choose the Best Company?

There might be several ways to get that shiny new 4K TV or HDTV up on your wall on your own – but if you want to be absolutely sure that the job is done to your satisfaction, you’ll definitely want to call a professional TV mounting company.

Toilet Repair: How to Diagnose the Problem

If you’re like most Americans, you’ve probably known how to use a toilet for most of your life (some earlier than others, but hey, no judgment here). Living on your own brings a whole new perspective to this basic utility that you may have taken for granted.

Bathroom Drain is Clogged: What To Do and How Much Will it Cost?

There’s no two ways about it – you can’t shower with water pooling around your ankles forever, and if your bathtub drain is clogged, that’s an even bigger problem. In fact, a clogged bathroom drain is a problem that gets even hairier (sorry for the gross pun) if left unattended to.

Refrigerator Water Dispenser Not Working: How to Fix It

Summer’s coming, and with that balmy weather, our refrigerator water dispenser sees more action than ever as we make sure to stay hydrated. Sure, it might not be our refrigerator’s primary function, but we love having cool, filtered water on demand – drinking tepid tap water or running to refill a Brita every few minutes just isn’t our jam.

Shower or Bathtub Flooding or Won’t Drain? Here’s What to Do

Standing ankle-deep in tepid shower water might not be the most annoying thing we’ve ever experienced, but it definitely makes the top ten. To make matters worse, if you’ve got a shower flooding, or your stubborn bathtub won’t drain, the situation can start to become an emergency.

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