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6 Cheap and Easy ways to Protect your Home from Burglars

Posted by Steven Woodman on October 19, 2018

If you’re after quick, cheap ways of making your home more secure and less likely to be a target for burglars, we can help. Protecting your home doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated. Follow the advice below to help make your home less of a target for burglary.

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Topics: Home Security, Hacks

5 Ways to Make your Teen's First Car Safer

Posted by Nathan Calladine on October 16, 2018

Handing your teenager a set of keys can be an exciting and scary moment for everyone in the family — but you can all rest easier by adding a few simple devices to the vehicle. Here are five ways to make your teen's first car safety.

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Topics: Connected Car

Cocoon and Google Assistant Give You Voice Controlled Smart Home Security

Posted by Steven Woodman on October 12, 2018

You can now control Cocoon with your voice using Google Assistant and the Google Home range, as well as Amazon Alexa. For security so simple, you don’t need to lift a finger. Earlier this year Cocoon launched their Amazon Alexa skill, and now have good news for fans of Google’s technology. The latest iOS app update allows you to control your Cocoon with Google Assistant, the Android update is coming soon.

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Topics: Home Security, Smart Home, Hacks, Insider

5 Reasons to Buy a Used Car (and How to Upgrade Yours)

Posted by Nathan Calladine on October 2, 2018

When it comes to buying a car, there's no shortage of options. You have to look at model, make, color, interior, extra features and, perhaps most importantly, year. You might be surprised to learn, however, newer isn't always better. While you're shopping around, here's just a few reasons why you should buy a used car.

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Topics: Connected Car

How Measuring Your Distances Can Help Your Game

Posted by David Garthwaite on September 28, 2018

Are you one of those golfers who really wants to get better but have been reluctant to spend a few hundred dollars on a yardage measuring device?

It's an investment to be sure, but it's also an investment in your game, which — ultimately — is an investment in lower scores. While the yardage markers and sprinkler heads on golf courses and the marked targets on driving ranges are nice, how accurate are they? The on-course markers (think red for 100 yards, white for 150 yards and blue for 200 yards) and sprinkler heads only measure to the middle of the green. What if you have a front or back pin position?

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Time for an Upgrade? Mavic 2 PRO or Mavic 2 ZOOM

Posted by David Garthwaite on September 21, 2018

DJI’s Mavic 2 PRO is finally here! The new Mavic 2 comes in two editions – the Mavic 2 Pro and the Mavic 2 Zoom. A lot of you might be more curious about what the difference is between the Mavic 2 series and Mavic Pro. To answer this question, we went beyond the spec sheet and summed up the main differences. 

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Topics: Hacks

Smart Backup Cameras for 2nd Hand Cars

Posted by David Garthwaite on September 19, 2018

We've been hanging out for the the ZUS Wireless Smart Backup Camera to hit our shores with bated breath. That's because the 170-degree wide angle lens takes the worry out of backing up. 30-degree wider than traditional 140-degree camera, providing you with safer riding experience. Now that it's here we wanted to share our thoughts.

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Topics: Connected Car

How Cocoon Uses AI to Become Your Digital Guard Dog

Posted by Nathan Calladine on September 18, 2018

Cocoon’s home security system is smart. Not just an IoT or ‘smart home’ gadget, it has inbuilt artificial Intelligence too. Every Cocoon is smart enough to learn about the home it looks after. Using AI, it understands what the normal subsound levels are in your empty home, then if it detects something unusual it can alert you.

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Topics: Home Security, Smart Home

What does the Future of Wearables look like?

Posted by Steven Woodman on September 14, 2018

Every morning, you wake up to infinite data at your fingertips. You know how well your car is running, your watch’s battery percentage, or how many impressions you received on a photo you posted on Instagram last night. Your TV, your bank, the apps on your phone are all pushing you to make better-informed decisions based on information they’ve collected from and about people like you and it seems that there’s no limit to what will be accessible next.

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Quick Guide: What to do if Your Home gets Burgled

Posted by Ben Verboeket on August 2, 2018

 

If your home is broken into, the adrenaline and emotions that kick in can make it difficult to be practical. This guide aims to make it a little easier for you to do the things you need to do after a burglary. In just three steps you can do what’s needed and begin to move on.

 

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Topics: Home Security, Smart Home

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