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  12:04:13  9 May 2019
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There wasn't really a topic that already covered many new things I'm interested in or currently researching. Now there is.

I couldn't decide if I wanted to get a gas-powered lawn mower, a rechargeable electric cordless lawn mower or an electric corded lawn mower. This article helped me decide:

The Truth About Electric Lawn Mower Horsepower
http://www.stevepake.com/life/2018/5/25/the-truth-about-electric-lawn-mower-horsepower

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  11:00:00  10 May 2019
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So... which was it?
  11:41:02  10 May 2019
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There wasn't really a topic that already covered many new things I'm interested in or currently researching. Now there is.

I couldn't decide if I wanted to get a gas-powered lawn mower, a rechargeable electric cordless lawn mower or an electric corded lawn mower. This article helped me decide:

The Truth About Electric Lawn Mower Horsepower
http://www.stevepake.com/life/2018/5/25/the-truth-about-electric-lawn-mower-horsepower

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I've had electric, then petrol and now use a manual push lawn mower on a sizable lawn. As long as you don't let it get too long it's the most efficient and environmentally friendly option, also SILENT, I just wish neighbours would switch.
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What I got out of the article was that basically re-chargeable cordless electric mowers are very weak. They don't have enough power, the time enabled to mow is too short and the difficulty of waiting for a re-charge to finish the job is a pain in the ass.

I actually have a Craftsman 18-inch and a 16-inch Reel Mower that work well as long as the yard doesn't get too long. As I have a new grass type I've never owned before, Bermuda grass, I was unaccustomed to how thick it got. I debated over getting a larger reel mower, an electric corded mower or a gas mower like I owned many years ago when I had a different house.

Here's the larger type Reel mower I considered: ( 1st choice )

Best Reel Mower Review - Top 5 Sharpest List for May. 2019 with Buying Guide
https://groomandstyle.com/best-reel-mower-review-top-5-list/

Other reviews I found helpful:

The Best Reel Mower for Your (Small) Lawn
https://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-reel-mower/

And this too:

The Best Manual Push Lawnmower: UK Buyer's Guide
http://lawnmowerlarry.co.uk/best-manual-push-lawnmower-buyers-guide/

However as much as I like Reel mowers, trying to push both mine through the thick Bermuda grass wasn't cutting it. I knew I needed more power. The question was corded electric or gas?

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Don't forget the electric robot lawn mowers! The battery capacity doesn't matter much, since they can return to their charging station by themselves when needed.

When it comes to hand-controlled ones, my guess is that either the lawn is small enough to be finished with a cordless in a single charge, or (on larger lawns) the cord needs to be too long to be practical. So I don't see much point in a corded electric, use a cordless one for small lawns and a gas powered one for big lawns (or a robot).

Extra tough grass on a small lawn might be an exception where a corded mower becomes useful, though.
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It's really all about the power. That was the message I got out of the original article I posted. It's not about the environment, noise or convenience. Cordless mowers don't have the horsepower or capacity to really push through a thick lawn. Electric robot mowers are the worst since they are usually small and don't have a human to push them for extra torque. More gimmicky than anything. However if you keep the grass really short and run them every other day I guess they could manage.

I ended up buying a gas powered self-propelled mower 159cc that had variable speed that adjusted to the user. It has discharge in a bag, discharge out the side or mulching. Mulching means it continues to chop what it cuts within the body and slowly spreads it about underneath it's path. However the mulching takes the most power and frequently kills the engine when a wad of grass sticks between the blade and circular undercarriage. As much as that happened and I had to restart it, I knew a cordless or corded electric mower could have never done any better by far.

Now that I have cut it, I will try to maintain it with my Reel mower and not let it get so overgrown. I definitely recommend a Reel mower if your yard is medium to small in size and you like the peace and quiet while doing it.

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5 Tips for Setting Up Smart Home Security Cameras
https://www.pcmag.com/feature/366849/5-tips-for-setting-up-smart-home-security-cameras

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Here's the larger type Reel mower I considered: ( 1st choice )

Best Reel Mower Review - Top 5 Sharpest List for May. 2019 with Buying Guide
https://groomandstyle.com/best-reel-mower-review-top-5-list/

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I hope it comes with a free pair of those shorts.
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Right? Back when shorts were actually shorts. Not the stuff the younger generations are wearing now that are nothing more than long pants that end halfway up from the ankle to the knee. I hate those, especially those capri pants on women. It just make the feet look bigger by showing more skin right above the foot. Generally your ankles are not sexy so what the hell?

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I recently installed two different Home Security systems to work side by side. I always keep them on, even when I'm home.

Almost half of US home security system owners admit their systems were switched off before a break in
https://www.zdnet.com/article/almost-half-of-us-home-security-system-owners-admit-they-systems-are-switched-off-before-a-break-in/

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While I have installed in my new house, two different Home Security systems including external & internal cameras, external & internal motion sensors and doors & windows alarms, I will never install a component that locks/unlocks my entry doors.

Security flaws in a popular smart home hub let hackers unlock front doors
https://techcrunch.com/2019/07/02/smart-home-hub-flaws-unlock-doors/

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The best smart home security cameras of 2019
https://www.cnet.com/news/best-smart-home-security-cameras-2019/

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Large snake caught on video ringing doorbell in Converse
https://www.ksat.com/news/large-snake-caught-on-video-ringing-doorbell-in-converse

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5 Smarthome Devices You Shouldn’t Buy.
https://www.howtogeek.com/428389/five-smarthome-devices-you-shouldnt-buy/

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Something new I bought to go with all my other Wyze products:

Wyze Bulb review: Here's an all-around great smart bulb for less than $10 - CNET
https://www.cnet.com/reviews/wyze-bulb-review/

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How to Protect Your Smarthome from Attack
https://www.howtogeek.com/435606/how-to-protect-your-smarthome-from-attack/

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Ring Home Security System review 2019: reliable, affordable home alarm
https://www.businessinsider.com/ring-home-security-alarm-system-review

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Amazon Alexa Everywhere

Amazon has debuted a slate of new hardware devices, all infused with its virtual voice assistant. From next-generation Echo speakers, wearable devices such as eyewear and earbuds, to nightlights and a collar for your pet, the online retailer is determined to have you use Alexa. Here's a list of everything that was announced:
https://flipboard.com/@tech/amazon-alexa-everywhere-336m48p1d128otok

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Ring Indoor Cam vs. Wyze Cam
https://www.cnet.com/news/ring-indoor-cam-vs-wyze-cam/

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This complete home-security kit is just $99 and includes professional monitoring
https://www.cnet.com/news/this-complete-home-security-kit-is-just-99-and-includes-professional-monitoring/

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Best smart light bulbs for 2019 (plus switches, light strips, accessories and more)
https://www.cnet.com/news/best-smart-light-bulbs-of-2019-switches-colors-light-strips-panels-and-more/

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No way I'd put any of that into my house! However, this one is brilliant in its simplicity: https://www.usa.lighting.philips.com/consumer/choose-a-bulb/sceneswitch --you simply flick the light switch to cycle through its three brigthness levels. No need for any radio transmissions, the electric power itself is used as the signal.
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Police will get AI-powered license plate readers, but ethical concerns remain
https://www.cnet.com/news/police-will-get-ai-powered-license-plate-readers-but-ethical-concerns-remain/

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Think vintage: The history of Grundig radio
https://medium.com/@radiofidelity/think-vintage-the-history-of-grundig-radio-ebf94e955a5b

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Circuit Breaker: Arlo’s Video Doorbell shows both faces and packages.
https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2019/10/17/20918750/arlo-video-doorbell-price-date

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Ring Pro vs. Nest Hello: The right smart video doorbell could combat holiday package theft
https://www.cnet.com/news/ring-video-doorbell-pro-vs-nest-hello/

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Incredible dog rings doorbell after accidentally getting locked out
https://www.foxnews.com/tech/incredible-dog-rings-doorbell-after-accidentally-getting-locked-out

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The best smart home devices of 2019
https://www.cnet.com/news/the-best-smart-home-devices-of-2019-amazon-alexa-google-assistant-apple-homekit-nest-mini-echo-dot/

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The $25 Amazon Echo Flex is great for putting Alexa in tight spaces like your bathroom
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/16/amazon-echo-flex-review-great-for-anywhere-you-cant-fit-an-echo-dot.html

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Amazon Smart Oven: Alexa device is air fryer, microwave, convection oven in one
https://www.cnet.com/news/amazon-smart-oven-new-alexa-device-is-an-air-fryer-microwave-and-convection-oven-in-one/

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Best smart light bulbs for 2019 (plus switches, light strips, accessories and more)
https://www.cnet.com/news/best-smart-light-bulbs-of-2019-switches-colors-light-strips-panels-and-more/

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4 places to never put your Amazon Echo in your home
https://www.cnet.com/how-to/4-places-to-never-put-your-amazon-echo-in-your-home/

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Ring Alarm review: simple, affordable home security system
https://www.t3.com/reviews/ring-alarm-review

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Amazon and Food Network want to prove the future of kitchen tech is in smart displays
https://www.cnet.com/news/amazon-and-food-network-want-to-prove-the-future-of-kitchen-tech-is-in-smart-displays/

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Best gifts for foodies in 2019
https://www.cnet.com/news/best-gifts-for-foodies-in-2019/

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Star Wars Instant Pots are here and R2-D2 can now cook your dinner
https://www.cnet.com/news/star-wars-instant-pots-are-here-and-r2d2-can-now-cook-your-dinner/

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A woman’s stalker used an app that allowed him to stop, start and track her car
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/a-womans-stalker-used-an-app-that-allowed-him-to-stop-start-and-track-her-car/ar-AAJXThc

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Ring - Get the door. It’s Cyber Monday. Up to $70 off Video Doorbells.
https://shop.ring.com/pages/doorbell-cameras

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Boomers And Seniors Finding Great Benefits From Smart Home Technology
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamiegold/2019/12/06/boomers-and-seniors-finding-great-benefits-from-smart-home-technology/

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Best internet providers in 2019: How to choose cable vs. DSL vs. satellite and more
https://www.cnet.com/how-to/best-internet-providers-in-2019-cable-dsl-satellite-and-more/

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Every Google Assistant command to give your Nest speaker or display
https://www.cnet.com/how-to/every-google-assistant-command-to-give-your-nest-speaker-or-display/

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Mountain lions caught on doorbell camera outside Bountiful home
https://fox13now.com/2019/12/07/mountain-lions-caught-on-doorbell-camera-near-mueller-park/

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CNET names 2019's top tech products of the year
https://www.cnet.com/news/cnet-names-2019s-top-tech-products-of-the-year/

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Samuel L. Jackson has arrived on Alexa devices
https://www.engadget.com/2019/12/12/samuel-l-jackson-has-arrived-on-alexa-devices/

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Amazon vs Google: Which smart home giant won 2019?
https://www.cnet.com/news/amazon-vs-google-which-smart-home-giant-won-2019/

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Best dashcam in 2019
https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/best-dashcam-in-2019/

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The best LED light bulb for every room in your house in 2020
https://www.cnet.com/how-to/best-led-light-bulb-for-2020-for-every-room-in-your-house/

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