Nigel Derrick

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11 Things You Need After Having A Baby (But No One Tells You About)

Baby number one joined a well-prepared household. For nine months, I rested in my baby-free bed and read about what to expect. I took classes on …

Pregnancy

The Best Smart Plugs for a Smart Home’s First Steps or Add-Ons

Smart home automation and smart technology is definitely on the rise in popularity and commonplace. While it’s not a big step to move toward smart …

Home Automation

This $30 Smart Power Strip Gives You Four Alexa Smart Plugs For The Price of One

If you’re looking for a power strip that allows you to turn on your fans, lights, coffee machine, and more with Alexa, <i>Boy Genius Report</i> has …

Home Automation

Inside Cupertino’s Upcoming Breakthrough Product: Apple Glass

Apple is working on something big. And if all goes according to plan, that something could eventually replace the iPhone.You might have guessed that …

Augmented Reality

Sylvania’s Smart+ Color Strips are an affordable HomeKit solution at $50 (all-time low)

Amazon offers the Sylvania Smart+ Bluetooth Color Strips with HomeKit support for <b>$49.99 shipped</b>. Regularly $60, this is the first discount that we’ve seen on this model at Amazon and thus, a new all-time low. We recently reviewed Sylvania’s HomeKit-enabled light strips, calling them a compelling …

Home Automation

The Best Workout Apps for Avoiding the Gym

Yes, and you can skip the gym altogether. The only downside? You'll need to spend a little more time on your phone.<p>At some point a few years ago, having dragged myself to yet another overpriced New York City gym, I witnessed a woman who was clearly beyond the point of exhaustion valiantly attempt …

De'Aaron Fox

Get smart – how to approach the new world of 4IR

Thanks to new technologies it’s now widely recognised that we’re entering a new, fourth industrial revolution, or 4IR for short. The coming of age of …

Manufacturing

Review: VOCOlinc’s HomeKit LED light strips offer the best value, no bridge needed

A week ago we checked out Sylvania’s $60 HomeKit light strip that works without a bridge and costs less than Philips Hue. Sylvania is a known name in lighting, but there’s an even cheaper option available if you’re willing to stray from major brands.<p>Hong Kong-based VOCOlinc offers a $40 smart LED …

Home Automation

Creating a personal website might be the most important thing you can do when searching for a new job

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

Web Design

Constructing A Good Resume

Management professionals often underestimate the importance and effort involved in making a good resumeMost people find it hard to believe that …

Employment

These RGB TV LED strips add ambiance to your living room for $6 Prime shipped

JACKYLED Direct (99% positive feedback lifetime) via Amazon offers its RGB TV LED 6.6-foot Light Strip for <b>$5.95 Prime shipped</b> when code <b>IH7X2L5Q</b> is used at checkout. Normally around $10, this is the lowest we’ve seen it offered. Powered over USB, you won’t even need to use a wall outlet to light …

Consumer Tech

10 of the best island breaks in the UK

They are all just a short boat trip away...<p>Packed with spectacular scenery, wonderful wildlife and historic sites, our surrounding isles are calm, …

Scotland

The creator of Snoo, the $1,200 high-tech bassinet just came out with a baby swaddle

“Five-second” baby swaddle Sleepea (pronounced “sleepy”) is a sleep sack for your little one promising to be more efficient and effective than the other swaddles on the market. This is the second product to debut from Happiest Baby founder Dr. Harvey Karp, the creator of the Snoo, a $1,200 robot …

Pregnancy

Three reasons why Disconnect is the VPN’s next generation

For the last few years, most security experts have been trumpeting the virtues of a virtual private network (VPN). And yes, VPNs are great. But they do have some downsides…as well as areas of improvement. That’s why many have been embracing Disconnect as the natural evolution of the protections …

Information Systems

$19 device adds motion activation to anything that plugs into the wall

Want to turn on a lamp anytime you walk into a room? Don’t want to spend a lot of money or deal with fickle smart home hubs to make it happen. …

Smart Homes

MoneySavingExpert Martin Lewis's trick will make you hundreds - without leaving the house

Making money is a priority for so many of us.<p>It's what we base our lives around (somewhat depressingly) and we all get out of bed, drag ourselves to …

Birmingham, UK

Month-by-month guide to setting goals for the rest of ’18

A new year offers a clean slate to refocus, redefine and recreate your professional footprint. But when it comes to far-fetching resolutions that …

Employment

Feeling lonely? 7 simple ways to overcome loneliness

The Government's recent appointment of a minister for loneliness has shed light on a sad problem in our society – but if you're feeling isolated, …

Loneliness

Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire is a VR game you can feel and smell

A new VR attraction invites users to strap into a haptic vest, grab a rifle, and embark on a real-world indoor adventure as an undercover stormtrooper from the Star Wars movies. Complete with props, smells, sound effects, and weather, the experience is called “hyper reality” and it looks …

Virtual Reality

How to create a full system backup in Windows 10

It's an oldie but goodie: Creating a system image of your Windows 10 PC in case your hard drive goes belly up and you need to recover your files, settings and apps.<p>It's been around since Windows 7 ($22.95 at Amazon.com), and Microsoft hasn't touched it since. You won't find it in the Settings app …

Software

The plank is the one exercise most commonly done wrong, according to a personal trainer — but this subtle change could make it twice as effective in half the time

The plank -- holding yourself on your hands and toes as if you're about to do a pushup -- is one of the most effective body-weight exercises for …

Bodyweight Exercise

30 Absolutely Brilliant Ideas for Your Small Living Room

Those pesky small living rooms always have us stumbling and second guessing what we should do to make the most of the floor plan. If you've ever …

Home Decorating

15 Stylish Coffee Tables That Won’t Break the Bank

Furniture

This is exactly how much you need to save to each month to send two kids to college and retire on time

But barely anyone is doing it.<p>$632 every month.<p>That’s how much the average person in American needs to save to be able to send two kids to college …

Want Kids Who Can Stand up to What Life Throws at Them? Follow This Simple Advice

Instead of being victims, resilient kids see themselves as being in control of their destinies. As a result, they tend grow and get better when bad things happen, instead of crumpling.<p>Much has been written about the habits and characteristics of high-achieving adults, and how they differ from …

Parenting

50 questions to ask your spouse on date night that can strengthen your marriage

You have caught the man of your dreams and love every second you spend together. That’s great! Everyone wishes they could say the same thing. Even if …

Tech tricks to help you organize your digital photo library

Get more out of Google Photos and Apple Photos.<p>Smartphones' ever-improving cameras encourage us to snap an ever-increasing pile of digital photos. And as these images build up in your phone's storage, they become harder and harder to organize. That's where apps come in.<p>Both Google Photos (for …

The 27 best under-the-radar places to spend New Year's Eve, according to the world's leading travel experts

Some people spend months planning an action-packed New Year's Eve, while others prefer to retire to somewhere quiet and watch the festivities unfold with a blanket and a hot drink.<p>Business Insider asked 20 esteemed travel professionals — each of whom has travelled the globe and seen New Year's Eve …

Travel

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

Sheryl Sandberg