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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Arlo (the Netgear-owned smart camera manufacturer) has announced a new DIY security system at CES 2019 that will keep your home safe from pretty much any threat you can think of.The Arlo Security System features an all-in-one Multi-Sensor that detects windows and doors opening and closing, motion, smoke, carbon monoxide, water leaks, temperature changes and more. If anything at all changes in your home, you’ll be notified immediately though the Arlo app on your phone.You can also set the Multi-Sensor to trigger other Arlo devices connected to the Arlo Smarthub. For example, you could have a camera start recording if it detects motion in your living room. It even communicates with certified third-party smart home devices (like Samsung SmartThings) so your lights could switch on automatically when you stumble into the kitchen in the morning, bleary-eyed and incapable of finding a wall switch.Who let the dogs out?Arlo’s Security System also includes the Arlo Siren, which is … [Read more...] about Arlo’s new DIY security system detects intruders, gas leaks, dripping pipes, and more
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?
Twenty years ago, traveling around with your PlayStation would be a bit ridiculous. However, it’s 2018 and social gaming is a thing. We live in a highly-connected world, which necessitates transporting our devices is the safest ways possible—hence the advent of the PS4 travel case. As the name suggests, PS4 travel cases are designed to protect your PS4 while traveling; aside from protecting your PS4, traveling cases can also store games and other accessories, making them an extra practical purchase for any PS4 enthusiast. The benefits of buying PS4 travel cases The number one benefit of buying a PS4 travel case is to keep your PS4 safe while traveling. Whether you go by car, bus, train or plane, it’s vital to protect your PS4 from the various dangers your console is exposed to during travel. I mean, think about it: Whether you’re stuck in the backseat between squabbling siblings or your PS4 is clutched to your chest while you’re on the subway full of … [Read more...] about 4 Best PS4 Travel Cases 
Whether you’re overclocking or if your PC is just running loud and hot, your best bet for keeping your computer cool and running properly is to get a CPU cooler. CPU coolers tend to come in either air cooler or liquid cooler forms when we talk about a cooler that goes beyond the capabilities of the standard fan and heatsink that come with your computer. Choosing an air cooler over a liquid cooler or vice versa mainly comes down to your needs, goals, personal preference, and what you’ve been doing with your computer. Below, we will review the best air and liquid CPU coolers on the market at the moment. [icons icon=”alert” color=”#dd0000″] How to choose the best CPU cooler for your needs There are a lot of great CPU coolers out there, but the best CPU coolers are the ones that suit your specific needs. Here are some tips to find the best CPU cooler for your PC: When looking at CPU coolers, ensure they are compatible with your processor and sockets … [Read more...] about Best CPU Coolers Buying Guide