Arlo (the Netgear-owned smart camera manufacturer) has announced a new DIY security system at CES 2019 that will keep your home safe from pretty much any threat you can think of.The Arlo Security System features an all-in-one Multi-Sensor that detects windows and doors opening and closing, motion, smoke, carbon monoxide, water leaks, temperature changes and more. If anything at all changes in your home, you’ll be notified immediately though the Arlo app on your phone.You can also set the Multi-Sensor to trigger other Arlo devices connected to the Arlo Smarthub. For example, you could have a camera start recording if it detects motion in your living room. It even communicates with certified third-party smart home devices (like Samsung SmartThings) so your lights could switch on automatically when you stumble into the kitchen in the morning, bleary-eyed and incapable of finding a wall switch.Who let the dogs out?Arlo’s Security System also includes the Arlo Siren, which is … [Read more...] about Arlo’s new DIY security system detects intruders, gas leaks, dripping pipes, and more
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Does your house have things that go bump in the night? Maybe between the creaking door, the strangle rattling in the walls, and the squeaking stairs, you're convinced the place is haunted. Luckily there are a few things you can do to silence those squeaks and rattles. This post originally appeared on Improvement Center. The explanation is much simpler than an apparition in the attic. Houses, whether new or old, make plenty of noise. You might not notice it during the hustle and bustle of the typical day, but when things calm down at night, all those noises come out. What sounds should you expect from your house, and which ones are cause for concern? Clicking, Knocking, and Clanking No, that's not the sound of chains rattling in the attic. There are a few possible sources for this sound, but none of them ghostly—or even worrying enough to call in the pros: If it's the fall or winter, then these sounds may coincide with turning on the heat for the first time all season. It's … [Read more...] about Strange House Noises Explained (and How to Fix Them)
Imagine rolling up to your high school reunion on a golden throne carried by your servants, like some pharaoh who thinks he’s a living god. That was the glorious awkwardness parking the Mercedes G500 4x4² at a Denny’s. That was only the beginning of a surreal weekend at the infamous Mint 400 off-road race with this preposterous truck. (Full disclosure: Vehicle loaned to us by Mercedes-Benz. Hotel paid for by the Mint 400 race organizers. Sixty-something gallons of high octane gasoline purchased by Jalopnik. That was not a fun expense report to file.) The dateline is Primm, Nevada, a tobacco-soaked pustule of a settlement with a shameful electricity bill right across the border with California where we steamrolled over with three tons of German truck at around 1 a.m. on a recent Saturday in March. When we—my friend Andrew, our photographer friend Mark, and myself—arrived in town, it was five hours to green flags at the Mint 400. You may have heard that … [Read more...] about Driving A $240,000 Mercedes Truck Off The Edge Of Reality
Over a year after its discovery, a long-locked puzzle door in Battlefield 1 is finally open. Inside? Why, more puzzles, of course. The so-called “Zombie Door” was discovered shortly after the release of a map called Fort Vaux in March 2017. In real life, Fort de Vaux was attacked by the Germans during World War I on June 2, 1916 during the Battle of Verdun. French Major Sylvain-Eugene Raynal and a garrison of soldiers held off the German assault before finally surrendering on June 7. A version of Fort Vaux was added to Battlefield 1 last year as part of the They Shall Not Pass DLC. Update, May 10 8:00AM EDT - Early this morning, following our update last night that players had solved one mystery in the locked room, they discovered another: a date. Listening to water dripping from pipes, hunters determined it was morse code spelling ea.com/neverbethesame. The website featured a date: May 23rd. Clicking the social media icons prompts visitors to share the message “On … [Read more...] about It Took
Dear Lifehacker, Sincerely, Dear Bleeding,much more work than others, and since you live in an apartment those fixes may require action—or at least permission—on the part of your landlord. (Homeowners obviously don't have this problem). You can probably improve the situation with a minor amount of work, and possibly fix it completely with a lot more. Let's take a look at your options and you can decide how far you're willing to go. De-Squeak Your Doors You can stop squeaking doors very easily. Of all the problems you want to fix, this one takes the least work. Most people, by default, turn to WD-40 to solve this issue when they shouldn't. WD-40 isn't a true lubricant. While it will likely solve the noise problem, it'll attract dirt and probably turn your door's hinge pins black. You don't want that and should try a better, more effective solution. If you don't want to go buy anything, vegetable oil works (even in cooking spray form). I've used this on my own door hinges to … [Read more...] about How Can I Stop My Noisy House From Squeaking, Creaking, and Whining?