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Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) explained: AMBER alerts and what the heck is a Severe Alert vs. an Extreme Alert and how do I turn them off?!?

Here’s the scenario: I’m at home in the middle of the night sleeping, dreaming of eating doughnuts without guilt when suddenly I’m jolted out of my blissful reverie by my phone’s blaring emergency broadcast alert. I fumble around frantically to find my phone to determine the type of impending doom that’s about to befall me and …

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ShedRain e-Motion motorized compact umbrella review

Do you carry a compact umbrella with you for rainy days? I have one in my drawer at my day job and one in the glove compartment of my car just so I have all my bases covered. The overall design of compact umbrellas hasn’t changed much over the years unless you include the button …

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Samsung teams up with The Weather Channel to bring new functionality to weather app

The Weather Channel App for Samsung, which was released in 2016, offers exclusive functionality to users of the soon-to-be-released Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ devices and older devices like the S7, S6 and Note 5. The latest feature to be added to the Weather Channel App for Samsung includes Google calendar event syncing and Lyft …

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BloomSky SKY1 solar powered weather camera kit review

Weather nerds can easily become part of a crowd-sourced community-based weather network with the BloomSky SKY1 solar powered weather camera kit. Set it up in your yard and you and others who follow you can instantly check the weather in your exact area, making it more accurate than what the weatherman on the TV, radio and …

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AcuRite smartHUB Weather Environment System review

I’m a weather nerd. It’s not that I can name every type of cloud in the sky or that I know all about how weather systems work, but I like to keep an eye on the local weather and I even record it in my journal every day with hand drawn icons. Don’t laugh, I …

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You’ll be prepared for the next rain storm with this scarf that has a built in hood

April showers bring May flowers and wet hair. Unless you’re sporting a buzz cut, you probably don’t like getting caught in the rain without an umbrella. The RainScarf is an alternative to bulky umbrellas and raincoats. This light weight 75″ long scarf is reversible with a soft polyester blend side for cool clear days and …

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Life-Saved Sunblock Umbrella offers layers of safety

The Life-Saved Sunblock Umbrella could save your life. The Life-Saved Sunblock Umbrella features a new coating technology and a sunblock surface to shield you from rain and sun. In an emergency, though, you can use the umbrella handle as a hammer to break a car window and as a seat-belt cutter to help you get …

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Here’s an katana umbrella for Michonne and Walking Dead fans

The Samurai Sword Umbrella from Brando looks like a Katana, which is a long, single-edged sword used by Japanese samurai. But that’s not the first thing that came to mind when I saw it. I thought of the Michonne character from one of my favorite shows The Walking Dead. This umbrella is 38 inches long …

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Give the gift of emergency preparedness this holiday season

If you’re like me, you have a lot of names on your gift lists.  And maybe like me, you want to give somebody something they’ll find really useful, so you need good gifts at a great price.  How about giving someone a product that that help them out if a winter storm causes them to …

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Hear NOAA weather information in every room of your house

It’s not even officially summer yet, and already storm devastation has begun with tragic loss of life.  Whenever there are dangerous conditions in your area, you need to be informed so you can protect yourself and your family.  There’s already a nationwide NOAA weather alert system that works in conjunction with the FCC’s Emergency Alert …

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Netatmo announces nationwide retail availability of their Urban Weather Station with Brookstone

We told you about the Personal Urban Weather Station from Netatmo last year.  This weather station comes with indoor and outdoor sensors that monitor temperature, barometric pressure, humidity, sound levels, and indoor CO2 levels.  The collected data is sent to your mobile device, so you can monitor current conditions where you live – not the …

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Check the time on your device charger. No, charge your device with your clock. Two great tastes that taste great together!

If your night table is cluttered with your alarm clock and some device as it charges, the Time & Wireless Charging Stations from Oregon Scientific could clear things up for you.  The standard model (right) also displays the indoor temperature and outdoor temp from one outdoor sensor (included).  It’s also equipped with a non-magnetic charging …

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Nebula 12 – Hey, you! Get off of my cloud

Here’s one more reason that proves the human race can’t do anything anymore unless it involves a gadget… Introducing the Nebula 12 concept indoor weather forecast station. Developed by the same Swiss team that will be bringing you the insanely expensive power generating iRock rocking chair, the Nebula 12 puts a self generating indoor cloud …

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