Have you or someone you know ever been caught in a rip current while swimming on the beach? If so, you know that it can carry you out toward deep waters surprisingly fast. To get out of the rip current you are supposed to swim parallel to the shore then swim toward the shore; but [...]

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For many of us, summer means ample time spent in or on the water. Whether it's taking a dip in the pool, catching a wave, or casting a line, summer and water activities go hand in hand. Regrettably, many of us fail to take appropriate safety measures when taking in the summer fun. I'm sure [...]

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Nest Protect

As I've stated before, I love smart home products. I'm not entirely sure if it's laziness or the cool factor, but I love having the ability to control things from my smartphone. Nest recently announced a redesign of its Nest Protect fire alarm. I have the original Nest Protect at home and was excited to [...]

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You want to have a smarter home - one that can notify you of events happening at home through your mobile device - but you don't have purchasing all new equipment in your budget.  You can make your current carbon monoxide and fire detectors smarter just by using a smart battery from Roost.  They say: [...]

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We have reviewed quite a few surveillance cameras for your home like the DropCam, but this is the first camera I've seen that has been designed especially for use inside your car. No, the InfantTech Always in View Baby Monitor is not a dashcam which points outside your windshield to record your driving adventures, this [...]

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As any parent knows, there's a bit of danger associated with very young children trying to wash their hands on their own.  When my daughter was very young, we had to keep a footstool in the bathroom so she could reach to wash her hands - so there's a falling danger.  There's also a scalding [...]

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When we moved into our condo, the first thing we did was replace the deadbolt - and that's despite living in a building with security locks on all exterior doors and the elevators, plus a doorman stationed at the door 24/7.  But what if you live in a rental where you can't change the locks [...]

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Keep Baby Safe with Carkoon

Is this the ultimate high tech baby capsule?  The Carkoon is a child restraint seat made of Kevlar to protect from side impact.  In the case of an accident, a Kevlar airbag deploys to protect the child from any flying debris.  It also protects from smoke should there be a fire, and it has enough air [...]

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My daughter has her learner's permit now, and I'm really not relishing the idea of her being on the road by herself in the near future.  The Tiwi Driver Mentoring Solution system could be just the thing she, or any beginning driver, needs to remind her of safe driving practices when an experienced driver isn't [...]

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Winter snows will soon be here for many parts of the country - assuming you haven't been hit already.  Keep the Auto Safety Kit and Sport Utility Shovel in your car's trunk, and you'll be ready for emergency snow removal if you get stuck somewhere away from home.  The kit comes from L.L. Bean and [...]

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Walking your dog at night can be dangerous for you and your dog.  Drivers are more likely to see you, with your light and/or reflective clothing and a flashlight, than they are to see your dog.  With the LED-lighted collars and leashes from Dog-e-Glow, your dog will be as visible as you are.  The collars [...]

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Ford is set to introduce their MyKey - Do Not Disturb technology into their cars  in 2012.  This innovative system is a further attempt to reduce the accident rate involving teenagers. Parents can have a special MyKey for their teenagers which restricts a number of functions while their own key has none of the restrictions. The [...]

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Does it make me weird if I've never been drunk and I'm 47 yrs old? ;) I've just never seen the appeal of getting inebriated. But that's just me. If you often find yourself a little tipsy and blurry eyed, you might want to order the Talking Breathalyzer. This device can be customized to play [...]

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One of the worst things about summer is hearing the news report of a child's death because someone forgot their infant was in the carseat.  They go in to work for hours, and it's too late for the child when they finally remember.  A grandfather who suddenly became a care-giver for his grandchildren was determined [...]

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We may soon be seeing self-powered LED illuminated tires on our bicycles. NightBrightTyre has announced the CYGLO Tire, which uses a motion sensor within the tire to switch on high powered, tough and durable LED bulbs when the bike starts to roll. These LEDs are built into the tread or wall of the tire and [...]

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