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In-Depth Review of the SZHSR Fingerprint Lock

The earliest generations of fingerprint locks were abysmal. Some could be fooled easily; others were simple to hack. Some even permitted unacceptable rates of false positives. While many of these problems still persist inside of the weaker fingerprint locks on the market, the industry on average has greatly improved over the past few years. Though fingerprint locks are unlikely to replace every locking mechanism you …

Review of the Marantz Professional AVS, Self Contained Audio Video Streamer

Broadcasting online is easy enough. But consistency is another matter. Even when you know what you’re doing, managing several pieces of equipment can get tricky fast. And especially if you have to set things up more than once, or if you happen to be a novice with tech. Marantz Professional AVS | Self Contained Audio Video Streamer The Marantz Professional AVS Self Contained Audio Video …

First-Look Review of Vector by Anki

Digital pets have come a long way. From humble beginnings as digital keychain pets, to the simplest two-motion robots, there’s always been something specially entertaining about digital life. But those kinds of robotics are actually deeply primitive compared to what’s possible today. Mechanical robotics is getting better, however, it’s developments in AI which really drive these changes to interesting places. Whether or not the next …

In-Depth Review of the Dodow Sleep Aid Device

According to the CDC, about one third of Americans are getting insufficient amounts of sleep. Many of the usual suspects are to blame, like hectic work schedules. But the hyper-connectivity of our lives contributes as well. Monitors, smartphones, tablets, and similar devices produce blue light. And in the human brain, blue light signals us to be awake and alert. Lack of sleep causes accidents. It …