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What is the Best Car Seat? Chicco vs. Britax vs. Graco

What is the Best Car Seat? Chicco vs. Britax vs. Graco

Fortunately, every car seat on the market has to pass the same safety-testing standards, so they can all keep your child safe in a crash. All you have to do is figure out what works best for you: do you need an infant car seat you can attach to a stroller? Or do you need a convertible car seat that will last from your baby’s first steps to their first football game? Ahead, we’re looking at the top-rated car seats for your child’s safety.

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How to Install Security Cameras and Hide Wires

How to Install Security Cameras and Hide Wires

The process of installing a security camera depends on what type of camera you have and whether you want to do a bit of surveillance inside or outside of your home. But the basics are the same. Read on for tips on installing wired and wireless cameras and the best ways to hide cords.

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Ring Doorbell Showdown: Ring vs. Ring 2

Ring Doorbell Showdown: Ring vs. Ring 2

Ring is one of the most prominent players among video doorbell companies. Its solid lineup meets the needs of most homeowners, regardless of the budget. Of Ring’s products, the outstanding Ring Video Doorbell 2 and its predecessor, the budget-friendly Ring Video Doorbell, are excellent choices if you’re not sure what you need in a video doorbell.

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2019’s Best Ring Compatible Devices

2019’s Best Ring Compatible Devices

Ring is best known for its stylish smart doorbells, but the Amazon-owned smart home and home security company offers smart lights, security cameras, and more. And though Ring has limited third-party compatibility—you won’t be able to set the smart lights in your foyer to turn on when someone presses your Ring doorbell—its products are compatible with some Z-Wave devices.

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Canary Security Review: All-in-One, View, and Flex

Canary Security Review: All-in-One, View, and Flex

With Canary’s self-monitored home security cameras, you can receive motion alerts and monitor your home from the live video feed. The All-in-One camera also monitors the climate in your home to alert you to emergencies like fire—something we’ve not seen before.

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Norton Antivirus Review: Advanced Antivirus Protection

Norton Antivirus Review: Advanced Antivirus Protection

Norton’s antivirus software offers exhaustive coverage with antispyware, antivirus, ransomware, and malware protection. It’s a little more expensive than the competition, and you won’t be able to cover as many devices, but Norton is still a solid choice. And while Norton does protect PCs, Macs, smartphones, and tablets, Windows users have access to the most features, like cloud backup and SafeCam.

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2019 Google Home Smart Speaker Review

2019 Google Home Smart Speaker Review

Google’s the master of the online search, but is the brand also the master of smart speakers? One thing’s for certain: the Google Home smart speakers are competitive products. Keep reading this Google Home review to learn how the speakers differ, what you can do with them, how they compare to Amazon Echos, and whether Google Home is the perfect fit for your smart home.

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IDShield Review: Identity Monitoring and Protection

IDShield Review: Identity Monitoring and Protection

In addition to monitoring your personal and financial information for signs of identity theft, IDShield gives customers 24/7 access to private investigators to help out if identity theft does occur. This perk makes IDShield a good option if your information has been breached and you need personalized help getting back on track. The Individual and Family packages come with the same features, including mobile app access and a password manager. However, IDShield monitors only one of the three major credit bureaus, which keeps us from recommending it unconditionally.

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Halloween Safety Tips: Don’t Get Spooked Out

Halloween Safety Tips: Don’t Get Spooked Out

Halloween’s a time for harmless tricks and tasty treats. But when you have a bunch of people, mostly kids, running around the neighborhood in the dark—well, there are some risks. Let’s talk about some tips to make your Halloween festivities delightful but not too frightful.

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Best Tasers & Stun Guns for Self-Defense

Best Tasers & Stun Guns for Self-Defense

So you’ve decided you’d like to get a stun gun or Taser, but which is best for your comfort level and needs? Did you think they were the same thing? That’s a common misconception but stun guns and Tasers are actually two separate electroshock weapons. We’ve chosen four categories to review and have come up with the best stun guns and Tasers for each category…

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