Our family has tried all of the major cellphone carriers - Verizon Wireless, AT&T, T-Mobile/Sprint - you name it, we've had 'em. The one constant that we always come back to is Verizon Wireless. We live in Richmond, VA and we travel as far south as Virginia Beach and as far north as Vermont. In the past, we've had issues with being able to get a signal to our cellphones in several different places, but with Verizon? We are always connected no matter where we travel. It's the main reason we continue with their service - so we never … [Read more...] about Verizon Wireless and Slickdeals: Saving You Money on Your Cellular Needs
We here at Life in a House absolutely love, love, love, our HP products and services. I've been using HP computers and laptops for years in addition to the HP Instant Ink service. We also love Slickdeals for helping us score an amazing deal on this air fryer we wanted for so long. Slickdeals saved me $60 on that purchase! When you combine HP and Slickdeals, you are going to save, and who doesn't like that? Slickdeals Slickdeals is the largest, and most trusted, deal-sharing community you will find online. They have over 10 million … [Read more...] about HP and Slickdeals – A Winning Combination for Your Wallet
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), popularly known as drones have changed and reinvented the world in the most diverse ways. This pilotless aircraft operates using advanced technology that takes it from one point to another. Usually, drones are used in situations where the use of manned flight is considered dangerous or risky. And with a 17-hour capability, these gadgets have become a go-to for many people, in many situations, all over the world. With the rising capability of these gadgets, a majority of dangerous and high-paying jobs in … [Read more...] about Who Uses Drones?
I've always been fascinated with procedures that can be applied in more than one area of expertise, simply because it intrigues me as to how one item can be used in a variety of manners to create the desired outcome in various industries and have multiple purposes. Load Cell and Force Transducer A load cell is a force transducer. It converts tension, compression, pressure, or torque (the force) into an electrical signal that can be measured and standardized. As the force increases, the electrical signals change. Force transducer and … [Read more...] about Technology That Crosses the Line Between Industries
Every day we use products that have been calibrated with precision and accuracy. Your car speedometer is calibrated at the factory. There are times when that calibration breaks down and you need to have it serviced. Your electrical service is calibrated so that you receive the proper voltage in your home for your appliances, and that your outlets are calibrated to give you the proper degree of power without blowing up your devices. Businesses such as machine shops and factories use equipment that requires calibration. Scales and weights … [Read more...] about How Weight and Measurement are Calculated on a Large Scale
When I think about a natural disaster, my mind immediately goes to hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, and forest fires. They happen suddenly and leave nothing as it was before. One thing that scares me more than anything though? Fire. Years ago, before the technological advances we have now, fire-fighting was done through bucket brigades. Not only was it ineffective, but it put many people in close proximity to the fire, causing many to lose their lives. Let's take a look at just a few ways technology has advanced to make … [Read more...] about Technological Advancements to Fight Fires & Natural Disasters
Personal and home security tech is getting progressively refined as amazing advancements devoted to robotizing the home, life, and properties are in a steady progression. And when it comes to the issue of security; most people believe that these equipment choices are expensive and beyond budget. Here are three cost-effective innovative gadgets that will secure you and your loved ones. 1) Body Armor I know you might be thinking, why would I ever need body armor? Or you might be saying to yourself why would a guy like me need a bulletproof … [Read more...] about 3 Essential Life-Saving Security Gadgets That Are Worth Buying
Having issues connecting to the internet? The solution may be easier than you think. Here are just 5 of the most common internet issues and some of the possible solutions. Slow Connection A slow internet connection can be frustrating – simple tasks like opening emails could take forever, while you may find it virtually impossible to watch videos. There are lots of reasons that a connection may slow down. A few of the most common reasons include: Distance to the router (the further away, the slower the … [Read more...] about 5 Common Internet Issues Solved