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Reviews of the Best RF Bug Detectors

Ever worry that your phone line is tapped? Wonder if the government could be spying on your conversations? The NSA leaks made it pretty clear that there is a lot of data being discreetly collected, but the ability to eavesdrop is certainly not limited to large national agencies. When you think of somebody being “bugged”, it’s easy to imagine a James Bond style agent pulling …

The Best Battery Case for Amazon Echo

The Amazon Echo is a pretty impressive little device. When we first tried it out for ourselves, we had one of those “why didn’t I think of that?” moments. Internally, there isn’t much there. A little computer, a microphone, and a speaker. But it’s the way these components are integrated that really make it a powerful system. All it takes is a simple utterance. “Echo”, …

Garmin Fenix 5X Sapphire Review

The wearables marketplace is certainly very interesting to follow. Even though the first smart watches only hit the market a few years ago, we’ve really come a long way since then. What used to be simple, stripped down versions of the smartphones we already had is now an advanced tool that does things your smartphone couldn’t even dream of. With cellphones, you’ve got two choices: …

The Best RFID Blocking Sleeves for Passports and Credit Cards

RFID. The radio technology of the future. A security tool that would protect us, while making our lives easier. A technology that is used to prevent retail theft, conduct financial transactions, and authenticate documentation. Or so we thought. RFID stands for Radio Frequency Identification. The concept is simple, and requires only three components. You’ve got the RFID chip itself, a reader, and an antenna. To …