Wednesday, October 21, 2020

ecobee SmartThermostat

The ecobee SmartThermostat uses room sensors to monitor the temperature in your home. Depending on the size of your living space, you can connect multiple sensors for the best results.

The device's smart features include full Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant support via a built-in speaker and microphones so you can easily turn down the AC with your voice. The SmartThermostat also offers compatibility with Samsung SmartThings, Apple HomeKit, and the IFTTT home automation standard.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

KEEP Cannabis Storage


We're leaping from the future back to the present, where cannabis is getting prettied-up to ease its path to legalization and social acceptance. The new KEEP storage container for cannabis is discreet on the outside—its display has a clock and weather info—but it opens to reveal multiple storage spaces for different kinds of cannabis products and a rolling tray. The kicker is its locking system, which works via facial recognition or a data-encrypted app. If someone who isn't you is trying to get into your stash, then you'll get a notification, which is very practical if you have house guests, kids, or greedy roommates. —S.R.

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Build Your Own Telescope



Do you or the kids fancy a spot of astronomy but shudder at the idea of splashing out on an expensive telescope? The Build Your Own Cardboard Telescope kit is a neat way to get started at stargazing on a budget.

Except for the lenses and mirror, the kit is made entirely out of sustainable cardboard and is designed to slot together with no glue. Admittedly, that’s easier said than done as there were occasional points I found too fiddly to do on my own, so any 8-year-olds would struggle without an adult’s help.

However, once everything was slotted into place (with the help of a little sticky tape due to my cack-handedness) all the difficulty I had in putting it together was worth it for the ‘wow’ moment I had when I finally got it working.

The end result is a 72cm telescope with a sliding tube to focus, a viewfinder and an angle finder. Getting a glimpse of the Moon through a telescope I built myself was enchanting, and with 16x magnification, the view was clear enough to distinguish craters you can’t make out by eye.

As much of a challenge as it was to build, this cheap telescope seems like a great way to give budding astronomers their first taste of stargazing. 

£19.99, buy now from Amazon UK

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