What is the IoT? Everything you need to know about the Internet of Things right now The Internet of Things explained: What the IoT is, and where it's going next. Read More Government utility service Hunter Water will trial Internet of Things (IoT) sensors for its water networks, with NNNCo to provide sensors that assist in detecting leaks and predicting water main bursts before they occur. The 12-month trial will test a range of sensors that monitor water pressure and flow in parts of the Hunter Water network in the Lake Macquarie area. NNNCo's publicly available LoRaWAN network and N2N-DL data platform will be used to enable the IoT-powered water pipe solutions for the trial. "The potential is to be smarter with the management of existing assets and reduce spend on new or replacement infrastructure," NNNCo founder and CEO Rob Zagarella said. "That has positive impacts for the utility as well as the broader community by reducing cost and environmental impacts." SEE … [Read more...] about NNNCo trials IoT network for Hunter region’s water pipe network
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I have had the misfortune to experience the results of two leaks inside my home. Trust me when I tell you that if you haven't gone through this, you really have no idea how bad it can get. The first occurred quite some time ago. I went to work in the morning, worked a long day, and came home... to my basement apartment filled with five inches of water. My cat was cowering on my bed, clearly quite freaked out. As it turns out, one of the hoses to the washer had split. Water from the hose flooded into my apartment for hours. Later, I was told by the insurance adjuster that the top source of in-home flooding is broken washer lines, and the best way to prevent that from happening is to spend a few bucks and upgrade to metal lines. Let that be a hint to you. I've always upgraded my washer lines since that day.Read more: CNET lab tests the Flo It took more than two months for my life to go back to normal. Thankfully, most of the expense was covered by the apartment management and … [Read more...] about Can the Flo smart water monitor save you big bucks?
From day one, Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters (Calif.) has made it abundantly clear that the president of the United States was a vile man who couldn’t be trusted and she had no intention of trying to work with him. In fact, while the rest of her constituents were busy trying to walk the fine line of spouting out bullshit political niceties about the president and his administration, it was black America’s most loving aunt, Auntie Maxine who exclaimed that the president was a con man who needed to be impeached. So after news that Auntie Maxine was targeted in the alleged pipe bomb attacks that were sent to at least ten Democrats including the Clintons and the Obamas, the California Democrat who once flew to Nicaragua to investigate how drugs were ravishing her state and who knows infamous drug dealer Rick Ross (the real Rick Ross) on a first named basis, ain’t scared of no damn bomb. “We have to keep to doing what we’re doing in order to make this country … [Read more...] about Auntie Maxine Ain’t Scared of No Damn Pipe Bomb
We’ve all heard of LifeStraw, but Sawyer’s competing travel water filtration system offers a lot more flexibility. The PointOne squeeze water filtration kit, which typically costs around $25-$30, includes a filtration straw, a 32 ounce water bladder, and a cleaning syringe to occasionally backwash the filter and speed up your filtration rate. You can fill the bladder from a stream, pond, or questionable spigot, screw on the straw, and then squeeze safe drinking water into the vessel of your choice. Alternatively, the filter straw is compatible with most standard threaded water bottles and hydration packs, so if you forget the bladder at home, you’re not out of luck. Like most of these types of products, the PointOne filters out essentially all bacteria (think salmonella and E.coli), as well as protozoa (giardia and cryptosporidium), but it won’t filter out heavy metals like lead. Basically, water in nature should be fine, but questionable water pipes are still … [Read more...] about Clean Water Is Always a Squeeze Away With Sawyer’s PointOne Filter
It’s been more than four years since the water crisis struck Flint, Michigan, and residents are still reeling, particularly parents worried about the impact of lead on young children’s development. In a seeming bit of good news, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality announced Monday that the school district’s water is finally just as safe—or safer than—bottled water. Trust, however, is a problem for people living in Flint. No matter how safe the water is, some city residents won’t be so quick to believe the government again. After all, the city has fudged water samples in the past. The state knew the water wasn’t safe and let the city of nearly 100,000 use it anyway. And the Environmental Protection Agency, which regulates public water at the federal level, concluded earlier this month that the Flint water crisis was, in large part, its fault. Perhaps residents shouldn’t be so quick to trust, said Laura Sullivan, an engineering … [Read more...] about Why It’s Hard for Flint Residents to Trust That School Water Is Lead-Free