Wifi cameras let you keep an eye on your property wherever you are. These are the

Wifi cameras let you keep an eye on your property wherever you are. These are the best home security cameras around Buying a home security camera is a quick and often affordable way to safeguard your property, or just keep an eye on the dog when at work. The best wifi cameras allow you to keep an eye of things back at the house, without a huge expense, and the minimal of fuss. Home security cameras come in many shapes and sizes, with feature sets and prices to match. At their simplest, they are cameras which connect wirelessly to your wifi router, then stream footage to a smartphone application. That way, you can boost your home’s security, or install a simple way to keep an eye on your children from the other room or look in (virtually) on an elderly relative. For the best video doorbell cameras, see our separate guide.   Extra features to look out for include infrared night vision, a flood light, motion detection, and ways of connecting to smart home platforms like Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple HomeKit, as well as the automation platform IFTTT (If This, Then That).  Many Wi-fi cameras provide a live video feed for free, but then require you pay a monthly subscriptio...

Almost 200 runners compete at the Twyford charity family fun run – Photo 1 of 1

The latest news, sport, entertainment, jobs, motors and property from the Maidenhead Advertiser, covering East Berkshire and South Bucks. Almost 200 entrants and more than 250 spectators enjoyed a competitive day of racing at this year’s Twyford charity Family Fun Run on Sunday. The popular, event organised by Twyford Together in association with Barnes Fitness, saw runners of pre-school age and above compete in a host of races at The Piggott School including 100m, 1km, 2km, and the all-new chip-timed 5km race for those aged 11 and over. A host of prizes were up for grabs including a one-month Castle Royle Golf and County Club membership and a meal voucher from The Duke of Wellington pub, as well as prizes donated by Age Concern in Twyford. Wooden medals designed by graphic designer Julian Clark were awarded to 5k competitors, while traditional gold-style medals were also given to runners of other races. Visitors also enjoyed a host of eco, seasonal and healthy stalls including a smoothie-making exercise bike, with fruit provided by Hare Hatch Sheeplands. The 1st Twyford Scouts put on a barbecue, Twyford Comets held a raffles and saxophone group Saxcelerate provided live music. ...

Home Portrait: New, three-story home on Bedford cul-de-sac – News – Lexington Minuteman

The builder spared no expense creating this three-story family home. It’s big, but not ostentatious or cavernous. Each of the rooms is finished with luxe details such as eye-catching pendant light fixtures and impressive millwork. The outdoor foundation is rimmed with fieldstones so you don’t see concrete, and there are two granite lamp posts that decorate the front and back yards. The front door is heavy wood, opening into an oak-floored hall with a half-bath and coat closet. The foyer has pastel wallpaper with a grasscloth look. To one side is a chic office facing the street, and to the other side is the living room. It features a dramatic light fixture and large windows on the street. The ceilings throughout the first floor are 9 feet so the space feels airy. There is a wide arched room divider between the foyer and the living room. All the halls on both floors are extra wide. The interior doorways have transoms above, which look distinctive and let in lots of light. The dining room is toward the back of the house, with a walk-through butler’s pantry between it and the banquet-sized kitchen. The pantry has a bar sink, lighted cabinets and a beverage fridge. And if more storag...

When that fateful morning comes that your car no longer roars to life with a quick

When that fateful morning comes that your car no longer roars to life with a quick twist of the key, but rather groans its displeasure at the sad state of your ride’s electrical system, your course is clear: you need a new battery. Whether you do it yourself or – perish the thought – farm out the job to someone else, the end result is the same. You get a spanking new lead-acid battery, and the old one is whisked away to be ground up and turned into a new battery in a nearly perfect closed loop system. Contrast this to what happens to the battery in your laptop when it finally gives up the ghost. Some of us will pop the pack open, find the likely one bad cell, and either fix the pack or repurpose the good cells. But most dead lithium-based battery packs are dropped in the regular trash, or placed in blue recycling bins with the best of intentions but generally end up in the landfill anyway. Why the difference between lead and lithium batteries? What about these two seemingly similar technologies dictates why one battery can have 98% of its material recycled, while the other is cheaper to just toss? And what are the implications down the road, when battery packs from electric veh...

Soon, Machines Like EMSculpt Will Do Your Exercise for You

In the future, machines like the EMSculpt may do your exercise for you. And frankly, they’ll be better at it. In the future, machines like the EMSculpt may do your exercise for you. And frankly, they’ll be better at it. “Some people call it ’roids without the rage,” explains Dr. Ryan Neinstein, a ­board certified plastic surgeon on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. He’s describing a new technology that zaps his patients’ ­abdominal and gluteal ­muscles to the tune of thousands of crunches and squats in one session. “We like to say it’s ‘athletic meets aesthetic.’ ” The FDA-approved EMSculpt machine sends high-­intensity, focused electromagnetic waves into the body, provoking intense muscle contractions in select areas. It can be uncomfortable, but it’s not painful—and there’s little ­soreness afterward. Unlike the similar e-stim “As Seen on TV” staples of late-night ­infomercials, according to Neinstein, after four ­visits in two weeks, his clients see results. A clinical study of 22 users showed that patients experienced an average 20 percent reduction in body fat in that time, and a 15 percent increase in muscle in their stomachs and butts. While the device isn’t ...

Bitcoin Rich List: 1,000+ BTC Wallets Are The New Normal

A tweet from Glassnode has highlighted that the number of Bitcoin wallets holding more than 1,000 BTC has increased by more than 500 since last year, and now stands at almost 2,100 separate wallets. As shown in the chart below, more bitcoins are now locked in the 1,000 BTC to 10,000 BTC bracket than any other ‘order of magnitude’ classification. And the total supply of bitcoins locked in wallets that contain over 1,000 BTC has increased steadily as well, from 6,919,950 in September 2018, to 7,184,501 in January 2019, and to 7,530,446 today. In many ways the chart raises more questions than it answers. What is the reason for this increase? Why does it happen in large, almost vertical spikes? The chart below takes snapshots of the distribution of bitcoins in September 2018; January 2019; and now. The chart shows the total amount of BTC held in each balance category. The table highlights that the first major spike between September and January may be attributed to diversification of wallet addresses: 1M BTC flowed from large 10,000+ wallet balances to the smaller 1,000+ BTC range. The reason for this  may be purely of a practical nature, similar to compartmentalization in submarine...

Global Fiber Reinforced Plastics (FRP) Pipes Market Growth Analysis, Forecasts to 2025: ZCL Composites, Amaintit, Future Pipe Industries

The global “Fiber Reinforced Plastics (FRP) Pipes Market” report comprises a valuable bunch of information that enlightens the most imperative sectors of the Fiber Reinforced Plastics (FRP) Pipes market. The data available in the report delivers comprehensive information about the Fiber Reinforced Plastics (FRP) Pipes market, which is understandable not only for an expert but also for a layman. The global Fiber Reinforced Plastics (FRP) Pipes market report provides information regarding all the aspects associated with the market, which includes reviews of the final product, and the key factors influencing or hampering the market growth. Moreover, the global Fiber Reinforced Plastics (FRP) Pipes market report, particularly emphasizes on the key market players ZCL Composites, Amaintit, Future Pipe Industries, HengRun Group, China National Building Material Company, National Oilwell Varco, Ershing, Sarplast, HOBAS, Fibrex, Enduro, Flowtite, Beetle Plastics, ECC Corrosion, Augusta Fiberglass, Hanwei Energy Services, FRP SYSTEMS, Composites, Plasticon Composites, Industrial Plastic Systems, AL-FLA Plastics that are competing with each other to acquire the majority of shar...

Opus Unveils First Off-Road Trailer With Massive Outdoor Kitchen

We all know Opus from its collaboration with Nissan. By using old Leaf batteries and installing them on Opus pop-up campervans (and integrating a 400-watt solar cell into the roof), the battery pack can go on for seven days without charging. This time, however, Opus is out on its own and created its first off-road hard-sized trailer called OP 15′. This 15-foot (4.6-meter) long trailer is the first hard body type from the brand and biggest one yet, trumping over the previous OP 2 and OP 4 trailers – perfect for your next motorhome. The Opus OP 15′ features a 300Watt solar energy system that’s connected to three 100-ampere-hour AGM batteries. Opus didn’t mention how many days you can go on without charging with this system, however. Aside from its off-the-grid power system, the OP 15′ has a full off-roading capability. It has an articulating hitch that sits at the end of the galvanized steel chassis, plus the trailer has twin shock absorbers and trailing arm independent suspension for each wheel. The trailer also comes with a set of 265/75R/16 mud tires and an underbody anti-chip protection. CJX2-D AC Contactor The rough-looking yet sleek exterior of...