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Lynktec Bolt Smart Car Mount and Qi Wireless Charger :: Posted On December 18, 2018
Lynktec Bolt Smart Car Mount and Qi Wireless Charger
Wireless charging has been around for quite a while, but it hasn't had much market penetration. This is starting to change as more and more mobile devices offer it, and most support some version of the Qi standard. While there are numerous options out there for home chargers, the field for automobile chargers has been a bit more limited. Recently I received a press release for a new charger by Lynktec called the Bolt Smart Car Mount & Qi Wireless Charger.
myCharge Adventure Jumpstart Portable Charger :: Posted On December 12, 2018
myCharge Adventure Jumpstart Portable Charger
myCharge is a Michigan based manufacturer of portable charging solutions. All of their products are lithium polymer based charging devices with integrated charging cables for tablets, phones, eReaders, etc. Recently they sent over the myCharge Adventure JumpStart, which can not only handle your small electronic devices, but since it has a 6600mAH battery and jumper cables, they claim is ideal for jump starting cars, trucks, boats, and ATVs.
August Smart Lock Pro :: Posted On December 06, 2018
August Smart Lock Pro
The 3rd generation August Smart Lock, now labeled as Pro, has all of the features of the 2nd generation lock plus it adds DoorSense Technology and Z-Wave Plus. DoorSense is a clever sensor used to determine if your door is closed. Z-Wave Plus allows you to connect this lock to a multitude of home automation hubs to directly integrate its operation with other smart devices in your home.
Ooma Smart Home Security System :: Posted On December 03, 2018
Ooma Smart Home Security System
The DIY home security field is getting pretty crowded lately. Just a few years ago you could count your options on one hand, but now it seems like everyone is throwing their hat into the ring. Ooma is no exception; they have been around for quite some time as a major player in the VoIP market but recently have branched out into the smart home segment utilizing their VoIP Telo units as a hub. Today we are going to review their Smart Home Security Starter Kit with Camera.
Ooma Butterfleye Smart Security Camera with Facial Recognition :: Posted On October 10, 2018
Ooma Butterfleye Smart Security Camera with Facial Recognition
Recently Ooma has been branching out into the smart home segment utilizing their VoIP Telo units as a hub. Their smart home/home security offering has all the devices you would expect... cameras, motion sensors, door/window sensors, smoke alarms, water sensors, etc. But today we are looking at their latest product, the Ooma Butterfleye, which is an HD wireless security camera with facial recognition.
Difference Between Zigbee and Z-Wave :: Posted On October 10, 2018
Difference Between Zigbee and Z-Wave
With wireless home security systems, you'll be able to come across the technologies or home automation standards known as Z-Wave and Zigbee. Just what are Z-Wave and Zigbee and how are they similar and different from one another? Both Z-Wave and Zibgee are known as mesh networks which mean that every node integrated in that system will act as a wireless source of data and as a repeater as well.

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Trends in Web Design 2019
Web design and marketing is one of the fastest growing industries out there. There are plenty of employment opportunities within this field, but that also means that there is plenty of competition. In order to stay ahead of competing companies, it is necessary to keep ahead of industry trends. Instead of implementing fad graphics or topical jokes, it is important to create lasting updates and beneficial changes to your website. Tyler at Quake Media web development in Vancouver says, "Inclusion is key in 2019. Consumers are looking for answers and clients want to be heard; incorporating the needs of both will make for a successful campaign every time."

Some of the most important design trends 2019 aren't trends at all, but are new ways to communicate information to prospective or repeat clients. Media integration, for example, is important now but it will be no less important in the years to come. Mobile device usage is on the rise and shows no signs of slowing down. The majority of site research begins on a smartphone or other mobile device. Having a webpage that is not mobile friendly, users are most likely to find another avenue that suits their needs.

Today's web user is more savvy and educated than ever. Consumers know how things work and what they should be expecting, but they are also inundated with dozens of sites every day. After a while, these pages begin to blend together. Customized elements can set sites apart from the competition while giving visitors a more in-depth impression of your brand. Pre-made templates might make site creation easier but they don't do anything to set your site apart.

While custom graphics help give a distinct voice, it is important not to overdo it! Too many graphics or text boxes can lead to a cluttered landing or service page. Multiple images can make it difficult to focus and can steal attention from necessary information or features. With trends in minimalism on the rise, it is no wonder that they have translated to our online lives. Cutting out clutter makes your site more efficient, and allows users to find information in a quick and hassle-free way.
Patriot Scorch 512GB M.2 NVMe SSD
It may not be the fastest M.2 NVMe SSD in the market based on the Phison PS5008-E8 controller but the Scorch 512GB by Patriot offers good performance and endurance numbers at an affordable price. nikktech.com
Team Group T-Force Delta TUF Gaming RGB 3200 MHz Memory
Team Group joins the TUF Gaming Alliance with a specially branded version of their excellent T-Force Delta RGB memory. At 3200 MHz CAS 16, the T-Force Delta TUF Gaming RGB promises solid performance at a reasonable price. techpowerup.com
Sandberg Outdoor Solar Powerbank 24000
High capacity, rugged IP67 certified housing and multiple USB outputs one of which Quick Charge 3.0 compatible are just some of the things you'll be getting if you choose the Outdoor Solar Powerbank 24000 by Sandberg. nikktech.com
Intel Optane SSD 900P 480GB SSD
It's taken a while but at last we have been able to get hands on with Intel's Optane SSD 900P drive, another that uses Intel's 3D XPoint technology and is aimed at the high-performance desktop and workstations market segments, although these days the line between the two is a lot blurrier than it ever has been. kitguru.net
ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro Solid State Drive
Last year we took a look at ADATA's XPG SX8200, which we really liked. So much so, we awarded it a 10 out of 10 and our Good Value Award. This year ADATA is back with the successor to the SX8200, the SX8200 Pro. This new drive features a new controller (SMI SM2262EN) matched with IMFT Intel/Micron 3D TLC NAND, and two DDR3 DRAM chips. This brings the speed of the drive up to 3500 MB/s read and 2300 MB/s write (512 MB version), which is a nice improvement over the original SX8200. Let's test this drive out and see what it can do! thinkcomputers.org
be quiet! Pure Power 11 700W L11-CM-700W Power Supply Unit
Semi-modular design, 80 Plus Gold Certified, tight rail stability and a 5 year warranty are just some of the things that the Pure Power 11 700W CM power supply unit by be quiet! has up its sleeve. nikktech.com
AMD Radeon VII 16GB Video Card
Following on from our unboxing earlier this week, the time has come where we can reveal performance figures for AMD's new high-end graphics card, the Radeon VII. Announced at CES 2019, the Radeon VII is the world's first gaming graphics card manufactured using a 7nm process. The GPU itself uses second generation Vega architecture, with a total of 60 compute units, 3840 stream processors and 64 ROPs - with 16GB of HBM2 memory sitting alongside. Is AMD back with a bang in the high-end market segment? kitguru.net
Intel Optane DC P4800X 750GB SSD
Today we go hands on with Intel's Optane SSD DC P4800X enterprise-class NVMe drive that uses Intel's 3D XPoint memory technology designed for use in data centres. It's only available in two capacities, 350GB and 750GB, and two formats - a 2.5in 15mm U.2 drive, and a HHHL AIC. For this review we are looking at the 750GB U.2 version. kitguru.net
G.SKILL Trident Z Royal 4000 MHz CL17 Memory
With looks fit for a king and performance to match, the new Trident Z Royal line from G.SKILL promises premium in every sense. Featuring topnotch XMP specs and glamorous looks, this kit looks great on your shelf or in your benchmarks. techpowerup.com
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