What to Do With Your Old Laptop

Laptop Recycling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nowadays stashed in everyone’s study, closet, attic, or basement is a laptop so old it doesn’t get used. The owner moved on to a newer technology long ago and left it to collect dust.

Instead of letting out of date computers go to waste, there are options for refurbishing, recycling, donating, and selling them. Here’s what you can do.

Thursday, June 7, 2018/Comments (0)/
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The 5 Best Grilling and BBQ Gadgets of 2018

Grilling Gadgets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The days are getting longer, hotter, and sunnier. The summer is the season for grilling out. This summer, trade your old-fashioned charcoal grill for next-generation barbecuing technology. Here are five new options to check out in 2018.

1. Looftlighter

The way we light a grill is a little archaic and potentially dangerous. We dangle a lighter over gas, into a stack of wood, or onto a bed of charcoals. The Swedish-designed, electronic Looftlighter offers a much safer alternative. It uses superheated air to quickly light your grill, whether it’s indoors or outside. There is one downfall, which is the cost.  It’s a little pricey at approximately $80 per lighter.

2. Grillbot

Cleaning the grill is the bane of every outdoor chef’s existence. Those metal bristles, the burnt chunks of meat that won’t come off, and the relentless scrubbing. It’s enough to spoil a great afternoon of barbecuing.

Instead of doing all the cooking and the cleaning yourself, outsource it to an automatic grill cleaner. The Grillbot has three settings with different speeds, directions, and movements. The brushes are completely replaceable, including nylon, brass, and stainless steel brush options.

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Password Management: Why You Need It and How to Choose the Right System

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

According to the 2017 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, 81% of hacking-related breaches leveraged passwords that were stolen, weak, or both. Weak passwords often occur because people find it time-consuming and difficult to maintain multiple passwords. The pitfall in reusing the same password is that if the hacker guesses it, he or she then has access to every site or application associated with it. 

Most people use passwords for both work and home computing, making them vulnerable on both ends. A password manager helps you keep hacking at bay by storing your passwords either locally or remotely through an encrypted database. By using a password manager, you save yourself the headache of remembering multiple passwords because you generate and remember one "master” password. This master password becomes your key to unlocking and accessing multiple passwords.

Find out Why You Need a Password Manager

Wednesday, May 2, 2018/Comments (0)/
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Smart Gardening: Should You Jump on Board

Smart gardening technology offers a variety of useful tools to fit your budgetary and gardening needs. If you are just getting started with smart gardening, you should consider what issues or priorities you want to focus on. The majority of smart gardening devices are aimed at sensing the environment around them and/or automating a task. 

How do you know if you should purchase smart gardening technology? The answers are found in knowing what options are available. With several technological gadgets on the market, smart gardening tools encompass plant sensors, weather monitors, sprinkler systems and even robot lawn mowers. These devices often communicate with apps using automation to save you time and money. In addition, you can collect environmental data to monitor your garden. 

Control Your Sprinklers at the Touch of a Button

Would you like to save money on your water bill? A wonderful solution is to remotely control your garden’s sprinkling system. READ MORE

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How to Ensure Facebook Isn't Pulling your Call Data

In recent reports published through an investigation led by ARS, it was found that Facebook has been gathering call and text histories from its users. In other words, Facebook was able to collect records of who its users were contacting and when they were doing it. Reports specifically assert that Facebook gathers phone and message metadata from Android phones.

Though some reports cite that Facebook's actions were restricted to Android phones, Apple users should know that though app permissions typically offer more privacy protection, they should also take measures to protect their call data.

Facebook publicly admitted that they upload call and text logs from personal cellular devices which ran on Google's Android system. Through their public admission, Facebook proclaimed this access was limited to users who gave appropriate permission.

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