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X-Sense Mini wireless interconnected smoke detector review: This tiny alarm networks with up to 24 others

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The X-Sense Mini isn’t a smart smoke alarm, but it is very affordable, especially if you buy in bulk. And its ability to interconnect means if one goes off, they’ll all go off, increasing the chances that everyone in the home will be alerted to escape. 

Don’t get us wrong, smart smoke detectors offer major benefits; namely, the ability be informed if there’s a fire in your house when you’re not there. But do you really need a phalanx of them?

Outfitting a typical three-bedroom home with our favorite smart smoke detector—the Nest Protect—will run you around $465 for a three-pack on Amazon. If budget’s an issue, one smart alternative is to install a single smart smoke detector in central location, and then use less-expensive interconnected detectors in the rest of the house.

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Source: https://www.techhive.com/article/3574939/x-sense-mini-review.html#tk.rss_all
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Christopher Null

How to Turn On “Do Not Disturb While Driving” in Apple CarPlay

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If you’re driving while using Apple CarPlay and you keep getting distracted by incoming messages and notifications, it’s easy to turn on “Do Not Disturb While Driving” from the CarPlay interface. Here’s how.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/685230/how-to-turn-on-do-not-disturb-while-driving-in-apple-carplay/
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Microsoft and Bridgestone launch real-time tire damage system

d61e8830-baba-11ea-b5b9-3eb0571e79cdAs vehicle diagnostics and real-time safety advisories get smarter, there’s not much your car (assuming it’s a newer model, of course) can’t tell you about what’s going on under the hood. Until now, however, there has been one element of vehicle main…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/microsoft-and-bridgestone-launch-realtime-tire-damage-system-115540728.html
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Keep Your Kids Safe Online with These Parental Control Apps

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Internet-connected devices make it easy for kids to hang with friends or learn new things, but they also offer a way to access inappropriate content. With a parental control app, however, you can limit usage times and block unwanted content.

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Source: https://www.reviewgeek.com/42315/keep-your-kids-safe-online-with-these-parental-control-apps/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Suzanne Humphries