Simon Croghan

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The Best Robot Lawn Mowers of 2018

If you've got better things to do than spend every Saturday pushing a noisy gas-powered mower around your yard, consider investing in a robot lawn …

Landscaping

Blink is a $99 home security camera with 2-year battery life and free cloud storage

Everyone knows at this point that Netgear’s Arlo lineup consists of the best wire-free home security cameras in the world, but they’re also very …

Home Security

Tubi TV is an app that lets you watch shows and movies for free, with no catch

If the word “Tubi” isn’t part of your streaming, entertainment-loving lexicon yet, it should be. In the same way that you’ve grown to revere words …

Tubi TV

Thinking about battery storage? Five things you should do first

In April last year, we got 7.8kW of solar with a SolarEdge inverter, including consumption monitoring. In November, we got a 9.3kWh LG Chem battery. …

Clean Energy

Ultra-capacitor hybrid radically boosts power and efficiency of lithium batteries

Nawa Technologies' core product is a new type of carbon ultra-capacitor with a set of remarkable advantages over typical lithium-ion battery …

Clean Energy

10 Prefab Barn Companies That Bring DIY to Home Building

No longer restricted to the habitation of cows, sheep, tractors, or potatoes, a prefabricated barn can be a useful and versatile addition to any property. It can even become your new countryside home, with options that can make it more modern than you thought was possible.<p>Today, a wide array of …

The 5 Best Sources for Prefab Homes

Want to build your dream home from scratch? Don't want to wait forever and drain your savings? A prefabricated—or prefab—home is the way to go.

HomeKit Weekly: Replacing your keys with Siri, Control Center, and automation

<i>HomeKit Weekly is a series focused on smart home accessories, automation tips and tricks, and everything to do with Apple’s smart home framework.</i><p>In our seventh installment, we’re exploring how smart locks work with HomeKit. <i>9to5Mac</i> has also teamed up with our sponsor <i>August Home</i> to give away Apple’s …

The new Wyze Cam Pan is only $30

Regular readers know of my mad love for the Wyze Cam, a versatile, high-quality Wi-Fi camera with a seemingly impossible $20 price tag.<p>Of course, it's a fixed-position camera, because for $20 you wouldn't expect motorized panning, right? Right.<p>But how about $30? The new Wyze Cam Pan adds that …

Gear & Gadgets

Our favorite smart lock has never been less expensive on Amazon

If you’re in the market for a new smart lock that looks great, works great, and is compatible with all the top smart home systems, you’ve come to the …

This Prefab Cabin Offers an Affordable Answer to Island Construction

A cost-effective modular retreat embraces the landscape on a Lake Superior island in Wisconsin.<p>With its inviting sandy shores and pristine forests, Wisconsin’s Madeline Island on Lake Superior has long been renowned as a summer destination. Yet high costs of construction due to its remote location …

Lake Superior

The best Kodi VPN in 2018

BEST KODI VPN SERVICES IN 2018<p>We also looked at:<br>1. IPVanish<br>2. VyprVPN<br>3. NordVPN<br>4. TunnelBear<br>5. Windscribe<br>6. Speedify<br>7. ProtonVPN Free<br>8. Ivacy<br>9. …

Information Systems

What Is Kodi?

Kodi is powerful, open-source software for organizing your media libraries, but it has a relatively steep learning curve.<p>PCMag reviews products …

How to Install, Update, and Use Kodi

Kodi is a powerful, open-source media-streaming application, but it can be difficult to set up and maintain. Read our guide to get started.<p>PCMag …

The best home security system

<i>By Rachel Cericola and Grant Clauser</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>After spending more than 40 hours researching and …

How to Stop Arguing and Actually Solve Your Relationship Problems

You're a couple in love. Naturally, you're going to fight once in awhile. However, being frustrated or angry with your partner doesn't have to be …

Live off-grid in this Nordic inspired tiny pop up house

When it comes to alternative ways of living, every year, more and more options are being designed, created and invented, with all the joys and individuality of modern 21st century life. With that in mind, world-famous architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group has teamed up with Klein to create a simple …

Death in the family: advice for executing a will

Losing a close family member or friend can be the cause of huge emotional distress. On top of that, there are a number of potentially stress-inducing practical measures to consider.<p>Alongside eulogies, being a pallbearer and catering duties, you may find yourself being named as "executor of the …

Tend Secure Lynx Pro

<b>Pros</b><p>Face recognition. Sharp 1080p video. Works with Google Assistant. Free cloud storage.<p><b>Cons</b><p>Doesn't integrate with other smart home devices or …

Smart Homes

The internet of spring: Why the best smart gadgets for the home might actually be for the garden

The internet of things can be everywhere. But it seems to have mostly stayed indoors.<p>In recent years, the connected home market has flourished: there …

You’ll Never Regret Painting Your Entire House in This Color

Take your neutrals game up a notch by painting your entire home in an unexpected hue. Our favorite of the moment is Farrow & Ball Pale Powder (No. …

This Is the Absolute Best Gray Paint Color, According to Our Decorating Editor

The last few years—decades really—have brought a lot of gray to the home decorating table. (And white and beige and off white and cream and well, you …

How walnuts benefit your gut bacteria and overall health

Walnuts have been shown to have wide-ranging health benefits — from strengthening our hearts to reducing our risk of cancer. Now, new research sheds …

The Top 15 Beaches on the East Coast

Great Point, at the easternmost end of the island of Nantucket, is one of the most secluded beaches in the world. That's because you need a 4x4 and a …

Virginia Beach

A Travel Guide to Savannah, Georgia

Savannah is known for its charming parks, spanish moss, and antebellum mansions, but there is a lot more to this historic city than meets the eye. …

Ice Cream

I Traveled to 60 Countries in One Year—Here's Where I'd Recommend

It's a scenario many have dreamed about but never dared turn into reality: Stacie Flinner and her husband, David, ended their lease, put their …

How to install Kodi on Linux

All about Kodi<p>We also looked at:<br>1. How to install Kodi on iPhone/iPad without jailbreaking<br>2. How to install Kodi on Android and Android TV<br>3. How to …

Don’t pay $90 for the Philips Hue LED LightStrip when Sylvania’s is only $36 on Amazon

We love the Philips Hue LightStrip Plus, but $90 is a lot of money to spend on an LED light strip. If you’re not already invested in Philips Hue …

The Best Smart Locks of 2018

Keys are so 20th century. A connected lock offers both security and flexibility, letting you control access to your home with your phone. And …

Home Automation

These $12 Bluetooth trackers have the one feature everyone wishes was in the Tile Mate

Tile’s various Bluetooth tracker devices are widely accepted as the all-around best Bluetooth tracking tags in the business. They are great, of that …