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Foscam Review: Does This Security Camera Have Your Back?

Camera with security cameras: Foscam Review

Can Foscam help you feel safer while you’re away from home? Families use Foscam to provide them with a sense of security so they can check on their home and make sure everything is intact. Whether you are checking to make sure the kids got home safely or surveilling for unauthorized activity, Foscam provides various cameras to get the job done. Read our Foscam reviews to see if this company has what it takes to give you peace of mind…

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Latest Data Breach News (Updated December 2018)

Person's hand with credit card: The Latest Data Breach News

Unfortunately the news is consistently full of headlines about security and data breaches. Major retailers, credit card companies and other organizations have all fallen victim to hackers, putting millions of consumers at risk. Trying to keep up with all the latest hacks and who’s affected can be overwhelming. So we’ve put together this comprehensive guide to help you stay on top of what’s happening in the world of data breaches…

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Best Bluetooth Speakers: Bose Soundlink vs Beats Pill vs Jambox vs JBL Charge

Best Bluetooth Speakers

Bluetooth speakers deliver quality sound while being portable and compact. However, some of these speakers can get pretty pricey. So you should learn more before deciding where to spend your hard-earned money. We’ve reviewed the best Bluetooth speakers on the market with consideration of product features, pricing, pros, cons, and more so you can compare to know which is the best fit for you to keep the party going…

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Which States Are The Most Dangerous For Holiday Drunk Driving?

Car crashed with bike at night

With Christmas and New Year’s Eve fast approaching, you may be wary of hitting the road with all the festivities afoot. Even if you’re not drinking, you run the risk of impaired drivers causing serious — and often fatal — accidents. In fact, one person in the U.S. dies every 50 minutes as a result of drunk driving,1 and fatality rates increase 12% during holidays. What states are more dangerous than others? And how can you keep your family safe on the road during the holidays?…

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Google Home vs Amazon Echo vs Apple HomePod: What Is the Best Smart Speaker?

Three smart speakers side by side

How do you want to use your smart speaker? Do you plan on using it with other apps, having your own personal DJ, learning a wealth of knowledge or something else? Your answer to this question will determine the best smart speaker for you. We’ve taken a stance on which one we think is best, but that doesn’t mean the other speaker might not be a better fit for your household…

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Garmin vs TomTom vs Bushnell vs Simrad: GPS Reviews For The Car, Hiking, Marine and More

Person driving with GPS in car

Back in the “old days,” commercial GPS (Global Positioning System) systems were mainly developed for use in your car, but oh how times have changed. These days, you can find a GPS device for almost any kind of activity you’re interested in — hiking, hunting, boating, biking and more. See what we’ve discovered in our comprehensive GPS reviews to learn what the best GPS system is for your individual pursuits. And you may even find there are some newer bells and whistles that make these a good upgrade from Google Maps or your smartwatch…

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Best Smart Light Bulbs: Wink vs WeMo vs Hue vs Insteon vs Flux & More

Smart Light Bulbs

If you’re anything like my husband and me, we bicker about who has to get up and turn the lights off when watching a movie or going to bed. “You were the last one to sit down, so you have to go turn off the lights,” is a common argument for why I shouldn’t have to get up. We were both thrilled when we moved into our new home and saw that the master bedroom had a remote control for the ceiling fan. Now we can both get into bed without stubbing our toes. However, we still need to solve the “movie night” dilemma, which is where these WiFi light bulbs come into play. These smart light bulbs can be controlled via smartphones, so you can turn the lights on/off or dim them. Read our WiFi light bulb reviews to see which company we think offers the best lighting options…

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Nest

The Nest App On A Cellphone. Caption: The Ultimate Guide To Nest Products

Nest has become a household name in the smart/DIY/home automation and home security world. Its portfolio of products has expanded from a smart thermostat control to cameras (indoor and outdoor), home security and more. But do they have a product to fit your needs?…

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