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Amazing Automatic Car Gadgets (part 1)

How many automatic car gadgets have you heard of? Do you want to make sure you’re not missing out on any new gadgets that have been released? Then check out our list below!

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Smart lights to add color to your car ride.

There is adhesive backing on these lights that makes for easy installation. You also have two options when it comes to controlling them: the included remote or the free downloadable app on your smartphone. You can also sync these lights to your music so that they change colors depending on the song. Moreover, they are completely waterproof.

Durable metal car charger with two USB ports

When your phone needs a little extra charge, you just need to plug it into this sleek USB port. Also, this charger is able to cater to two devices simultaneously at full speed, unlike other chargers. Furthermore, the zinc alloy body is scratch-resistant and more durable than plastic. Are you worried about overheating your charger? Then relax because this one has built-in protection against overheating, overcharging, as well as high-temperature overload! Practically perfect in every way!

LED lights for your tires

If you are trying to make your car more special, these LED tyre lights will do the job. They are made up of bright LED bulbs that glow in different combinations of green, blue, white, and red. In addition, they are easy to install as you simply need to screw them onto your tire valves, and you are all set. The best part is that they will automatically light up when the wheels begin to rotate, so you don’t have to worry about switching them on yourself.

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LED discs that illuminate your car cupholders

These LED light gadgets add fun lighting to the inside of your car! They are also available for every brand of the car! In addition, there are no tools or adhesives required to fix them. You can choose from 17 different lighting modes and seven different LED colors, and batteries are easily rechargeable via USB.

A backup camera to assist you in parallel park

Do you often have trouble with parallel parking? Then, just grab this backup camera that you can strap on your rear-view mirror. Amazingly, it automatically turns on when your car starts and turns off again once the ignition shuts down. It also allows you to simultaneously record from the front and back of your car! Furthermore, it can support memory cards of up to 128 gigabytes!

A laser that tells you how far to pull in your garage

A friend of mine dented his garage wall while pulling in too far in his garage! To avoid accidents like this, you just need to mount this laser on your ceiling and program it so that it records your ideal parking distance. Moreover, you can install the gadget on your own as instructions are included with the kit.

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The car speedometer mount is easy to read.

This speedometer displays a lot of information, unlike the standard one, which only displays driving speed! For example, it displays the time, your direction, altitude, and mileage. Moreover, its LCD screen showcases your driving information in extra-large, easy-to-read numbers, and also the 30-degree angle prevents glare from the sun.

An extra-wide dash cam that can capture up to 5 lanes of traffic at once.

This dash cam has GPA and can record up to five traffic lanes while driving. Also, the video output is clear enough for you to read license plates. Thanks to built-in night vision features, it is also easy to use at night! In addition, its free downloadable app lets you view your camera feed in real-time, and you can even share photos and videos on social media. Furthermore, the camera can swivel to record what is happening inside and outside the car! This is amazing!

This dash-mounted alarm helps to scare deer away.

If deer often approach your car while driving and want to avoid serious accidents, then this is for you! This is because a repelling sonic noise is activated using a dash-mounted switch or your ignition switch. And also, it has a 25-mile warning range to help prevent animals from sneaking up on your vehicle. Furthermore, it is easy to install and use.

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A wireless charger that works through your phone case

This charger allows you to power up your phone wirelessly. It is also available in 10 different colors and designs to suit your style! This is so cool! It also has clamps to hold your phone tightly and prevent it from breaking loose. Moreover, it rotates a full 360 degrees so that you can easily adjust your viewing angle. Also, unlike other wireless chargers, this one does not require you to remove your phone case before use.

So, which automatic car gadget do you already have, and which one do you want to try? Please share your comments below!

Great Technology Quotes That Can Inspire and Motivate

Great Technology Quotes That Can Inspire and Motivate

Technology is a wide terminology that encompasses different meanings –some complex and some simple.  But, there are many scholars, celebrities and other great figures that have defined technology in their own words. So, here’s a list of some of the very best quotes about technology that will leave you inspired.

Quotes:

From Don DeLillo:

“This is the whole point of technology. It creates an appetite for immortality on the one hand. It threatens universal extinction on the other. Technology is lust removed from nature.”

From Lawrence Clark Powell

Technology“We are the children of a technological age. We have found streamlined ways of doing much of our routine work. Printing is no longer the only way of reproducing books. Reading them, however, has not changed.”

From Steve Jobs:

“Technology is nothing. What’s important is that you have a faith in people, that they’re basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them.”

From Jacques Ellul:

“Modern technology has become a total phenomenon for civilization, the defining force of a new social order in which efficiency is no longer an option but a necessity imposed on all human activity.”

From Kim J. Vicente:

“Technology – with all its promise and potential – has gotten so far beyond human control that it’s threatening the future of humankind.”

From Steven Pinker:

“As technology accumulates and people in more parts of the planet become interdependent, the hatred between them tends to decrease, for the simple reason that you can’t kill someone and trade with him too.”

From Mark Kennedy:

“All of the biggest technological inventions created by man – the airplane, the automobile, the computer – says little about his intelligence, but speaks volumes about his laziness.”

From Jefferson Bethke:

“We refuse to turn off our computers, turn off our phone, log off Facebook, and just sit in silence because in those moments we might actually have to face up to who we really are.”

From Mark Manson:

“Technology has solved old economic problems by giving us new psychological problems. The internet has not just open-sourced information, it has also open-sourced insecurity, self-doubt, and shame.”

From Elon Musk:

“The problem is that at a lot of big companies, process becomes a substitute for thinking. You’re encouraged to behave like a little gear in a complex machine. Frankly, it allows you to keep people who aren’t that smart, who aren’t that creative.”

From Larry Page:

Technology“We want to build technology that everybody loves using, and that affects everyone. We want to create beautiful, intuitive services and technologies that are so incredibly useful that people use them twice a day. Like they use a toothbrush. There aren’t that many things people use twice a day.”

From Lyndon B. Johnson:

“If future generations are to remember us more with gratitude than sorrow, we must achieve more than just the miracles of technology. We must also leave them a glimpse of the world as it was created, not just as it looked when we got through with it.”

From Steve Ballmer:

“The number one benefit of information technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive. It lets people learn things they didn’t think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential.”

From James Surowiecki:

“Technology is supposed to make our lives easier, allowing us to do things more quickly and efficiently. But too often it seems to make things harder, leaving us with fifty-button remote controls, digital cameras with hundreds of mysterious features and book-length manuals, and cars with dashboard systems worthy of the space shuttle.”

From Jacques Ellul:

“Modern technology has become a total phenomenon for civilization, the defining force of a new social order in which efficiency is no longer an option but a necessity imposed on all human activity.

 

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Top 5 Tips To Increase Your Visibility On TikTok

TikTok is currently one of the most used applications on the planet and will have over 1.1 billion active users around the globe in 2021. It has something for everyone, and your FYP (For You Page) is curated only for you. Videos can be up to 10 minutes, from comedy to skits to satire to political news.

The average user spends around 52 minutes on the app per day, and this is why more and more marketers are harnessing it for digital marketing purposes. So, without further ado, let’s dive further into this blog and learn some of the things everyone needs to know about TikTok.

What do we know about the TikTok algorithm?

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If the social network has long kept the functioning of its algorithm a secret, for a year now, we know a little more about the mechanisms of valuing the videos that drive the platform. TikTok relies on a scale of points, which prioritizes the review and completion of a video (respectively 10 and 8 points), shares (6 points), comments (4 points), and likes (2 points).

The same goes for its “For You” personalized video feed and the recommendations it gathers. Once on the platform, the behavior of new users is analyzed. As video consumption increases, the content suggestions become more refined and are tailored to the interests of each individual on the social network. For the recommendations, TikTok relies, once again, on very specific factors such as

  • User interactions: videos liked, shared, accounts followed, comments and own content,
  • Video information: captions, sound, hashtags,
  • Device and account settings: language, user’s country, and type of device used.

To get into the good graces of TikTok’s algorithm, you will have to rely on recommendations and meet its requirements to increase your visibility.

1. Create short and impactful videos

By focusing on a short video, it will have more chances to be watched in its entirety and, better, to be viewed several times. This first tip allows you to meet the two most important criteria of TikTok’s algorithm.

Note that the first few seconds are decisive, so be careful with your effect so that viewers stay until the end. Another possibility: publish videos in several parts. If the topic captures users’ attention, it will encourage them to view more than one piece of content and drive them to your profile.

2. Use trendy music and sounds

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Music makes a video dynamic, and that’s good because TikTok is full of all kinds of sounds: from music that sticks in your head to short lines from sketches, series, or even movies that you can replay over and over again. The choice of a sound will undeniably give rhythm to your video; some of them are even specially designed to create suspense, which allows you to keep your viewers in suspense until the end of your content.

You can easily glean sounds throughout your browsing on TikTok. To bookmark the ones that suit you best, click on the music at the bottom left of the screen. It is also possible to choose a sound via the video editor, which gives you access to a wide choice of music. Another option: by switching to a pro account on TikTok, it is possible to have access to statistics to better know the profile of your subscribers and what they have listened to over the last seven days.

3. Interact with other content creators

Interactions are at the heart of TikTok’s algorithm. Likes, comments, and shares are important criteria for a content creator but also for a viewer, whose interactions will determine which videos are recommended. It is therefore equally important for the algorithm to see content creators interact with TikTok users.

Don’t hesitate to like or comment on other tiktokers’ videos, but especially to reply to a video with another one. TikTok gives, indeed, the possibility to react to a video and to make a duet. What, in a feed, is illustrated by a video split in two. An exchange of visibility that can be interesting and that will please the algorithm.

4. Follow trending effects and popular hashtags

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To be visible on TikTok, you have to keep up with the trending movements that are making the buzz on the platform. The “Discover” tab thus allows you to know the effects, challenges, and hashtags that are particularly used. Being both a TikTok consumer and a content creator seems wise to stay up to date on the trends of the moment and propose videos that will meet users’ expectations.

5. Don’t delete your old videos

TikTok’s algorithm suggests that when your videos are recommended, they are recommended to a target audience that is likely to be acquired. If viewers like your videos and subscribe to your account, old videos can move up in their recommendations. And sometimes, it doesn’t take much to see a video go viral, so don’t judge too harshly those that might be a little less successful at the time of their release. They may get a better audience as your subscriber base grows.

Sound off in the comments section below and tell us what you want to read next and if you want to read more about TikTok.

Controllers and Thermostats for Water Heater Radiators

Controllers and Thermostats for Water Heater Radiators

Controllers and Thermostats for Water Heater Radiators

 

Contents

    – Aquastat: basic thermostat present on all heaters

    – Room thermostat: indispensable!

    – Heating programmer: comfort and savings

    – Outdoor sensor: to anticipate climatic variations

    – Thermostatic faucets or thermostatic valves

 

Many devices regulate and program heating or domestic hot water production. They allow you to handle your different heat sources better and control your consumption.

Aquastat: basic thermostat present on all heaters

Every heater has at least a straightforward thermostat placed on the heating water circuit or heater:

    – This basic heating programmer is present on the heater itself.

    – It has the function of a heating controller: it measures the temperature of the water circulating in the circuit and keeps it constant and at the set temperature display.

    – However, it only measures the system’s internal temperature and is indifferent to the temperature of the rooms. But by varying it manually, you can regulate your heating!

Room thermostat: indispensable!

Room thermostats are very widespread, and they allow you to set a set room temperature throughout the house (18°C, for example):

    – Connected directly to the burner of the heater, it plays the role of a heating regulator since it modulates its operation to maintain the temperature constant.

    – Installed in a reference room (living room, hallway) where the temperature is supposed to be homogeneous, at the height of 1.50 m from the floor (avoid an outside wall), it allows you to correct temperature variations within the house.

    – Economical, starting at $20, a room thermostat allows energy savings of up to 10%.

    – Available with or without wire, it is now often coupled with a heating programmer.

Heating controller: comfort and savings

The heating programmer is an electronic device that the user can set. You can take advantage of it in several ways:

    – Heating controllers switch on and modulate the heating according to the programmed times and days. They typically offer 3 different regimes:

        ◦ comfort mode where the heating operates normally: evening or weekend;

        ◦ economy mode where the heating operates weakly: during the night or short absences;

        ◦ frost-free mode where the heating is on standby: extended absences.

    – Heating programming can be done:

        ◦ according to time: from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., for example;

        ◦ according to the time of day: day/night, morning/afternoon/evening;

        ◦ according to the day of the week: workdays/weekends.

    – Three highlights of the heating programmer:

        ◦ Energy savings: you only heat when necessary! If during the day the house remains unoccupied, you can choose to program the heating in standby mode from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., for example.

        ◦ Increased comfort: the heating programmer allows you to anticipate your needs. For example, the bathroom heating will turn on 30 minutes before you wake up.

        ◦ Functional and automatic: once the programmer is set, you don’t have to touch anything!

    – The price of a heating programmer is between $150 and $300. The device quickly pays for itself through the savings generated.

Outdoor sensor: to anticipate climatic variations

 

The outdoor sensor among the various heating programmers allows you to anticipate climatic variations and thus maintain a certain level of comfort inside.

    – The outdoor sensor measures the temperature outside the house. It is recommended to place it on a north or northwest wall.

    – The temperature sensor transmits any change in the outside temperature to the heater’s heating controller, which automatically adjusts the heater’s speed accordingly.

    – An outdoor sensor keeps the temperature inside the house constant, regardless of weather variations, while shortening the standard response time of the system.

    – Prices start at $40.

Thermostatic faucets or thermostatic valves

Controllers and Thermostats for Water Heater Radiators

Always with the objective of optimized and comfortable heating, there are thermostatic valves, which are mounted on water radiators.

    – The thermostatic valve allows to regulate independently the heating of the radiator on which it is mounted, and thus modulates the temperature according to the room and its use (bathroom and bedroom do not require the same comfort).

    – Thermostatic faucets or valves vary the temperature of the water circulating in the radiator, so you don’t have to change the heating speed. Setting the thermostatic valve to 5 will not make it heat faster!

    – Expect to pay between $20 and $40 per valve, or $60 including installation.

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Top 5 Gadgets For Book Lovers

If your friend, partner, or family member has a great passion for books, it may seem easy to give him a gift, but in reality, it is not at all. A book lover, in fact, will already have a personal library full of books of all kinds, so it won’t be easy to figure out which one he or she doesn’t have on his or her shelves or to find out his or her wish list of books that he or she would like to buy.

In fact, you might end up giving him a book he already has, so blows a hole in the water or buy a genre he doesn’t particularly like. The solution, however, is that problem, or you could give him something that he does, however, have to do with reading; without that, however, it must, of course, be a book. So we have compiled for you a list of 5 gadgets to give to a book lover, with which you will surely amaze him!

1. The mini reader

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The evening is the favorite time of every reader to leave the stress behind and relax with a good book. However, in the evening, the light in the room could disturb the reading because it is too strong for the eyes. Instead, they need a dimmer light not to get tired, so this is where the reading light comes into play, specially created for books.

It has a tweezer at the end, which therefore allows it to adhere to the page of the book you are reading. But that’s not all, because there is also the mini reading lamp for those who use a reader instead of paper, and lights to place around the neck. In short, there is a reading light for every need!

2. The librarian’s set

Lovers of books generally are very jealous of their volumes, which they keep with love as if they were treasures. Therefore, asking for a book on loan means that you will have to be very careful and treat it with care, but above all, return it to its rightful owner.

In this last respect in particular, if you know your friend’s fear of not returning one of his books on loan, the perfect gift for him is the clean librarian set. Contains a stamp to be able to add on each of his books the name of the owner as on all the volumes of the library.

3. The prismatic glasses

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The prismatic glasses are a really original gadget that will leave your friend pleasantly surprised. They are particular glasses that allow you to have a horizontal view of 90°, also designed for readers who like to read in lying down position.

Indeed, reading in a lying position often causes back and neck pain due to the wrong positions taken while reading. With these glasses instead, the problem will be solved because the lenses project the words of the book clearly without having to tilt the head.

4. Book-shaped bag

If you know your friend’s favorite book, we have an original idea for her; it’s a book-shaped bag. It’s not just any rectangular bag because, in fact, most of these bags are handmade creations found at e-commerce insiders, and they come made clean with real books.

They are fantastic because they are very real and you can choose any book to turn into a bag. A bag with a favorite book cover could really be a super appreciated gift that your friend will show off with great pleasure.

5. Bathtub Stand

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A reader reads in any situation and condition. It doesn’t matter if it’s on the subway or in line at the doctor’s office because every free moment is a good opportunity to take advantage of reading an extra chapter of the book. A reader, in fact, also reads in the bathtub, the ideal place to relax with a good book and a lit candle.

Therefore, even while taking a hot bath, those who read need an ad hoc gadget or a desk for the bathtub. It is a kind of tray, usually made of wood, on which to put the book without getting damaged by contact with water, a candle, or a wireless speaker to relax even more with a good background music. It is convenient because it rests directly on the bathtub without it being in contact with water, and there is enough space to fit everything you need for a super relaxing bath.

Sound off in the comments section below and tell us what you want to read next and if you want to read more about the best gadget to gift to booklovers.

Controllers and Thermostats for Electric Heating

Controllers and Thermostats for Electric Heating

Controllers and Thermostats for Electric Heating

 

Contents

    – Thermostats integrated with radiators: the most basic

    – Electronic thermostats: for more autonomy!

    – Centralized electric heating controllers: the most efficient

    – Outdoor sensor: take into account climatic variations

    – Load shedding switch: to avoid overcharging

Several types of electric heating controllers (from a simple thermostat to a centralized system) allow you to regulate the temperature of your electric radiators. This way, you will improve your comfort and will be able to reduce your hydro bill. 

Thermostats integrated into radiators: the most basic.

Controllers and Thermostats for Electric Heating
Radiator temperature setting

The electric radiator thermostat is fitted to all radiators, even the oldest. On low-end or old radiators, these thermostats act on the heating power: level 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, off.

Electronic thermostats: for more autonomy!

On the most recent and advanced radiators, the electric radiator thermostat is electronic and equipped with a temperature sensor:

    – This electric radiator programmer can propose up to 6 heating commands: comfort, comfort -1°C, comfort – 2°C, eco, frost protection, and off.

    – The temperature sensor modulates the heating according to the temperature variations in the room to maintain the room temperature constant and precise (for some, to the nearest 1/10th of a degree).

    – The heating is therefore regulated (automatic switch-off and switch-on) according to the set values displayed.

Centralized electric heating programmers: the most efficient

Much more advanced, the centralized electric heater programmer is coupled with a room thermostat and allows to set a set temperature for the whole house (18°C, for example).

Installation of the electric heater programmer

This type of electric heating controller controls and modulates the operation of each radiator to maintain a constant temperature. It is installed in a reference room (living room, corridor) where the temperature is the most homogeneous. It can thus measure and correct the temperature variations in the house.

Several electric heating controllers can be installed: this allows to divide the house into heating zones and assign an adapted heating mode (temperature, operating ranges) to each one. The radiators associated with the same programmer are therefore managed centrally:

    – Wired: the radiators are connected.

    – Wireless: the transmission is done by radio waves or infrared.

Programming

The programming can be done according to:

    – the time of day: from 8 to 10 am, for example;

    – the time of day: day/night, morning/afternoon/evening;

    – the day of the week: working days, weekends, Wednesday afternoon for children.

A gadget that quickly pays for itself!

The centralized electric heating programmer has several advantages:

    – Energy savings: the energy consumption is necessarily reduced since the electric radiators heat only during the defined time slots.

    – Increased comfort: you can anticipate and switch on the bathroom heating 1/4 hour before you wake up or the living room radiator 30 minutes before you return home.

    – Ease of use: once the device is set up, you don’t have to worry about it anymore.

The purchase price of a centralized programmer is about $80 for the first models. Since the promise of a 10% energy saving is easily achieved, the investment is more than worth it.

Outdoor sensor: taking into account climatic variations

The outdoor sensor measures the temperature outside the house.

    – Coupled with an electric radiator programmer, it reflects the climatic variations on the power demand of the radiators.

    – It allows to keep a constant temperature inside the house and shortens the normal reaction time of the system.

    – Price: Starting at $40.

Load shedding: avoid overcharging

The load shedder adapts the power consumed to the subscribed power. You can therefore choose to cut off the power supply to certain electric radiators (considered non-priority) when the electricity demand is too high:

    – You avoid having the entire installation break down unexpectedly.

    – You do not subscribe to a higher band for occasional overconsumption.

    – This equipment directly connects to the circuit breaker and the electrical panel.

Note: any heating system will only be efficient in a properly insulated house.

 

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Pros And Cons Of A Smart Shower

Do you have a smart shower in your home? Have you ever thought of having one if you don’t? Smart showers are the products of new technological advancements, which is why they are rapidly becoming the latest fashion trend! I have already started brainstorming their pros and cons because I want to buy one myself! If you also plan to do so, these tips will be essential for you!

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Pros of a Smart Shower

  • Smart showers are eco-friendly.

Smart showers are an excellent solution if you are as environmentally conscious as everybody else is nowadays. That is because their settings allow you to control how much water you use for your shower. You can also limit the duration of your shower to use even less water.

  • Smart showers are safer for children and seniors

Smart showers also have safety features for children and senior citizens. For example, these safety modes limit how high the water temperature can be set. Doing so prevents children and elders, who may have more sensitive skin, from accidentally scalding themselves with hot water.

  • Smart showers have voice activation and remote control

Smart homes are for real and no longer science fiction! As they become increasingly common, you might want your shower to be included in the fun. Smart showers are perfect for this since they are compatible with voice-activated home assistants like Alexa and Google.

  • Smart showers have customized presets

With customizable presets and profiles, every member of your home can have a totally unique shower experience despite sharing the same shower unit. All you have to do is tweak the settings once, save them, and reuse them with each shower.

Cons of a Smart Shower

  • Smart showers have higher costs.

A conventional shower only requires a mixer, a showerhead, and a few hoses. On the other hand, a smart shower has a control box, wireless transmitter, and control panel. Moreover, you would also have to put in a power supply for each component. All of these add to a more significant price tag!

  • Smart showers need specialist installation and repair.

Smart showers do not just involve conventional plumbing parts, but they also involve complicated electronics. It means you cannot get a regular plumber to install or repair them. Instead, you will need a qualified technician to do so, which could cost you more than fixing a regular shower.

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  • More points of failure

What is the worst thing that could happen to a conventional shower? At most, you will have a leak or a dripping faucet. However, the worst-case scenarios for smart showers are electronic failures that will prevent you from operating the shower at all!

What are the best smart shower heads available on the market?

These three models of shower heads are currently the most popular in the market! It is advisable for you to go through their features to know their pros and cons. This will help you make a better choice, keeping your budget and requirements in mind!

Moen S6320 Velocity Rainshower

This eco-friendly smart shower head has the standard for uniqueness, reliability, and superb design. With an 8-inch-sized head, you’re guaranteed a spa-like experience. It also features advanced rain shower technology that offers more spray power for a better body rinse.

Pros

  • Exceptional water coverage

  • Offers temperature control

  • Wide range of designs

  • Adjustable water flow rate

Cons

  • It can be expensive depending on the finish

Kohler K-9245 Moxie Showerhead

It is one of the most sought-after shower heads by music lovers. Aside from its extensive and powerful rain-like shower, it also offers a magnetic wireless speaker that allows you to pair your smartphone via Bluetooth technology from even 32 feet away. Furthermore, it features a push-to-speak button for calls, dual microphones, and noise reduction technology.

Pros

  • Easy to detach and insert for charging

  • Offers 60 angled nozzles for a more effective spray

  • Long-lasting battery

  • Easy to clean

  • Made of metal, which makes it durable

Cons

  • The sound may not be audible when the shower is running

  • It May start to overheat if used for several hours.

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WaterHawk smart shower head

This one displays your real-time water usage in gallons, allowing you to control how much water you use. The WaterHawk model comprises a 6-inch shower head that gives you a powerful water spray to achieve a body wash in lesser time.

It also comes with a hydroelectric-powered LED display that shows your current water temperature and water usage. With this feature, you will never be surprised by unexpected hot or cold temperatures!

Pros

  • Easy to install

  • Offers LED lighting ranging from blue, green, pink, and red that changes colours based on your water temperature.

  • Quite affordable

Cons

  • It may not be durable since it is made of plastic.

  • Shower pressure is not stable.

I now have a clear idea about the ideal smart shower head I would want in my home! I hope that it is the same for you! Please do not forget to share your smart shower experiences in the comments section below!

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Top 5 Best High-Tech Gadgets For Summer 2022

The evolution of technology has changed our daily lives for a little over 20 years. Nowadays, technology is so “democratized” that many people can access the improbable technical advances that sometimes go beyond understanding, something that we could not imagine in the previous century. New inventions appear to make our lives easier. Curiously, the technology coming from the Eastern countries shines in its original and practical aspects. For this summer, here are the latest technical feats that could amaze you. So, without further ado, let’s dive into this blog.

1. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G smartphone

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The Galaxy Z Flip3 5G from the Korean giant Samsung is the darling of users at the moment. The firm believes so much in the success of this foldable smartphone that it plans to sell 6.5 million units by 2021. It weighs only 183 grams. It is compatible with the latest versions of wireless connectivity: Wifi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2. Two internal storage configurations (ROM) are offered: 128 GB and 256 GB, and 8 GB RAM. This smartphone is equipped with:

A 6.7-inch LTPO display with Gorilla Glass Victus protection is highly resistant to impact, water, and dust. A secondary screen is accessible once the smartphone is folded; it displays notifications and allows you to take pictures without having to unfold the device; 3 cameras on the back (a 64 Mp lens and two other 12 Mp wide-angle sensors) and a 10 Mp front camera). You have to pay at least $1059 (depending on the configuration) to enjoy this jewel of Korean technology.

2. Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra smartphone

The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra is the latest in Chinese smartphone technology. Equipped with a 6.8-inch AMOLED display, also made of *Gorilla Glass Victus, it weighs 234 grams (which seems a bit heavy). It comes in 256GB and 512GB internal memory and 8GB and 12GB RAM versions. It has a main camera with 3 screens of 50 Mp and a front screen of 20 Mp. The cost of the smartphone is 1250 dollars.

3. Chromecast Google TV

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Google is helping to make your life more enjoyable with this device that will allow you to share a movie from your smartphone to your TV in a split second. It’s an easy-to-use accessory plugged into your TV’s HDMI port. You don’t need a Smart TV to watch videos on Youtube, Dailymotion, or other video hosting platforms. Just power Chromecast and connect to the internet via Wifi, all for a low price of $79.

4. HP Envy 15-1270ca touchscreen laptop

This charming 13-inch laptop is a little monster with an Intel CoreI7 processor, 8GB DDR3 RAM expandable (up to 16GB), 640GB hard drive, and a 4K touchscreen. It weighs only 2.33 kg and has a good battery life of 15 hours. Its price is 1699 $.

5. Logitech Craft MX Vertical Advanced Mouse and Wireless Keyboard

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Logitech spoils you with these two revolutionary wireless devices. The MX Vertical mouse is chargeable and has a battery life of 4 months when fully charged (3 hours when charged in just one minute). Its ergonomic design is suitable for both standard and advanced users. It allows you to control several computers at the same time seamlessly. It costs $109.00.

The Logitech Craft wireless keyboard is connected in Bluetooth mode to your computer. It is equipped with a scroll wheel that gives you access to the functions of certain applications (you will have the possibility to configure it by associating shortcuts to your applications). Its price is 180 dollars. The MX Vertical Advanced and Logitech Craft are compatible with Mac OS and Windows.

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How to Choose Your Baby’s Humidifier?

How to Choose Your Baby’s Humidifier?

 

Contents

    – Nursery humidifier mechanism

    – Nursery humidifier options

    – What about a dehumidifier for a baby’s room?

The humidifier is a device that regulates the humidity in the baby’s room. This is important if the atmosphere tends to be dry, with electric heating or carpeting, and the air is dehydrated depending on the climate. Beware of vacations in the mountains! You should know that a dry atmosphere favours the development of respiratory diseases.

For your baby to have a good night’s sleep and get rid of colds more quickly, you should consider buying a humidifier. Let’s take a look at how to choose one. 

Mechanism of the humidifier for baby’s room

 The room can be humidified by different devices that can emit: 

    – Hot steam (to avoid!): this is a device to be avoided in a child’s room because of the risk of burning and the room’s temperature rise. A too high temperature indeed supports the sudden death of the infant. 

    – Cold steam: in addition to humidifying the room, the device allows to lower the temperature in summer. The cost is about $50. 

    – Ultrasound: silent, designed for small rooms (remember to look at the surface covered), this device is often prized by parents. It needs a filter to be changed regularly to work properly. Expect to pay about $100. 

    – An evaporator: this unit adjusts to the ambient humidity level in the room during the night. This saves you from having to worry about adjustments. Expect to pay a little over $100 for this type of purchase. 

Good to know: if you only need a humidifier occasionally, for example, for a ski vacation, there is no need to invest. Put a water bowl on the cast iron radiator in your baby’s room. If it is an electric radiator, place a wet towel on a chair near the baby’s bed. Remember to wet it regularly. You can also consider an air saturator (about $3).

Nursery humidifier options

How to Choose Your Baby’s Humidifier?

 

 Humidifiers can include options, more or less useful:

    – Essential oil diffusion: essential oils can make the room smell nice and relieve some respiratory ailments (menthol, in particular). However, as essential oils are toxic for babies, it is necessary to wait until the child grows up to use this option. 

    – Variable flow rate: if you don’t have a device that works by evaporation, choose a humidifier whose flow rate you can adjust. You can then adapt it to your needs. 

    – The hygrometer: this is a device that tells you what the humidity level is in the room. For babies, it should be between 55 and 60%.

Note: you can buy a hygrometer before the humidifier. It will help you determine whether or not you need a humidifier for your baby’s room.

What about a dehumidifier for a baby’s room?

A room that is too humid is not suitable for a baby either. Too much humidity prevents mould development, which is harmful to health.

If your home is particularly humid, you should consider a good air dehumidifier. This device has a high cost: about $250.

A moisture absorber can be a much cheaper solution (about $20). However, it is much less effective.

Note: if you are a homeowner, it is better to deal with the humidity problem at the source, notably by better insulating your home.

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The Impact of Technology on Christianity: A Blessing or a Curse? (Part 3)

The Impact of Technology on Christianity: A Blessing or a Curse? (Part 3)

I’d like to start with something personal, so please bear it with me!

A few years back, during a sermon, a pastor surprised the church by saying how God would have been proud of technology, the invention of man. God is the creator of the world and everything in it. He created us in His image and imparted His knowledge to us. So, the pastor assumed that God would have been proud of how man used God-given knowledge to create something amazing like technology.

Back to our subject, in parts 1 and 2, I’ve been discussing how technology has been a boon for Christians and if you didn’t read them yet, have a look now! Now, what if technology isn’t really a boon but a bane to Christians?

I don’t want to mean that technology is to be blamed here; instead I think just like how Solomon misused his great wisdom, similarly, believers have been misusing new gadgets and technologies. Let’s see how!

The Curse 

Technology Addiction

Technology AddictionIs there such a day in your life when you didn’t use your smartphone or tablet? Have you ever spent a day without logging on to social media platforms? Actually, let me rephrase that: Can you spend a day without logging on to your social media accounts?

I’m not trying to offend anyone here; this isn’t just a personal issue, it’s a worldwide one.

We are living in a very hectic world and it turns out that technology is often our only source of recreation and relaxation. I understand the need to turn on the TV or relying on YouTube videos to relax after a tiring day at work. However, I’m talking about the compulsive and excessive use of the internet, smart devices, gaming and so on – this is pure addiction.

According to Neil Postman, “technology has displaced the culture of Christianity, especially in the way how many prefer spending a lot of time in front of the television rather than going to the church.”

Not only can this addiction distracts you from your faith, but it can also sway you away from God. Christianity is not a religion but a relationship with God and honestly, a relationship can only survive when it is supported and properly maintained. The same goes for our relationship with God. The more time you spend on new technologies, the less time you spend on communicating with God. And, this is clearly failing your responsibility as a Christian.

Another major problem with addiction is that the moment your heart and mind become obsessed with technology, it becomes the other “god” a Christian shouldn’t have. Remember the following verses:

“You shall have no other gods before me” (Exodus 20:3)

“I am the Lord, and there is no other; Besides Me there is no God” (Isaiah 45:5)

Now, if you are wondering how to tell if you are indeed addicted to new technologies, ask yourself the following questions:

  • How much time –I’m talking about the time used for recreational purposes – do you spend on your smartphone, tablet or TV? And, how much time do you spend reading God’s word or praying? Now, compare the two answers!
  • Does your smartphone or social media accounts distract you from praying or reading the gospel?
  • Do you feel anxious if you don’t use your smartphone, laptop or tablet?
  • Would you rather spend an entire day at the church praying or at home with your smartphone and other technological gadgets?
  • Do you have any emotional attachment to your smartphone or with technology in general?

If you feel like you’ve become addicted to technology, don’t worry, you are not the only one. However, if you don’t this to become a major issue and create struggles for your Christian faith, now is the time to unplug from technology and grow closer to God.