Make sure the doorbell is installed based on the manufacturer's specifications -- either hardwired or battery- or solar-powered. As soon as it's connected and I'm able to view the live video feed, I check the settings. I make sure features like motion detection or activity zones are enabled (they aren't always turned on by default) to get a complete sense of what it's like to use the product -- and to see how well the device actually works as a replacement to a regular, nonsmart doorbell. … [Read more...] about The best video doorbell cameras to buy for 2021
Google’s parent company Alphabet is shutting down Loon, a high-profile subsidiary spun out from its research labs that used hot-air balloons to deliver cellular connectivity from the stratosphere.Nearly a decade after it began the project, Alphabet said Thursday that it pulled the plug on Loon because it did not see a way to reduce costs to create a sustainable business. Along with the self-driving car unit Waymo, Loon was one of the most hyped “moonshot” technology projects to emerge from Alphabet’s research lab, X.“The road to commercial viability has proven much longer and riskier than hoped. So we’ve made the difficult decision to close down Loon,” Astro Teller, who heads X, wrote in a blog post. Alphabet said it expected to wind down operations in “the coming months” with the hope of finding other positions for Loon employees at Alphabet.The idea behind Loon was to bring cellular connectivity to remote parts of the world where … [Read more...] about Google’s hot-air balloon project, providing cell service, is closing down
With this first exploration mission, NASA is leading the next steps of human exploration into deep space where astronauts will build and begin testing the systems near the Moon needed for lunar surface missions and exploration to other destinations farther from Earth, including Mars. … [Read more...] about There IS water on the Moon: NASA reveals tiny pockets of ice on the lunar surface could provide enough oxygen, hydration and rocket fuel to support a human colony
New Delhi: The Union Budget 2021-22 is going to be presented at a critical time in India’s history where the country, along with the rest of the world, is reeling under the economic and healthcare crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. As Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman aptly described a few days ago, this Budget is expected to be a never-seen-before one.The power sector is a critical facilitator of all economic activities and business operations. As the countdown for the Union Budget 2021-22 begins, the sector will be expecting increased financial and policy support to enhance access to reliable, clean, and sustainable energy for the last mile. Rural India has availed increased socio-economic opportunities because of the access to reliable electricity. This can be further strengthened if India, building on its past achievements, focusses strategically on mitigating energy poverty to create a resilient and sustainable socio-economic model.In the absence of reliable … [Read more...] about Budget 2021-22: Decentralized Renewable Energy sector is the key for clean energy
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