The Best Wireless Earbuds for Running for 2017

Most runners employ a variety of strategies for maximizing their athletic performance: lightweight apparel, elite shoes, proper diet, and more. But there’s also another ingredient that research has shown (*) can significantly improve your running achievements: music. Yes, listening to some tunes can do wonders for energizing and motivating you to push yourself to a […]

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Irrigation From an App: What Is the Best Wifi Sprinkler Controller?

Today, with the internet and and connected devices encroaching on nearly all aspects of our daily lives, you might think of your lawn and garden as one of the last refuges where low tech reigns supreme. But even your grass can now benefit from the wifi revolution and there are some significant advantages to going […]

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Who Makes the Best 3D Printing Pen?

3D printing is an innovation that’s earned quite a bit of buzz over the last couple of years. The media has portrayed the technology as a revolutionary force with the potential to disrupt major industries (global manufacturing), or an ominous danger to our way of life or safety (widely-available 3D printed guns). But there’s plenty […]

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Smart Weight Monitoring: Finding the Best Wifi Scale for You

With all the hype surrounding the “smart home” today, you might stop and ask whether it’s really necessary for certain household items to connect to the network. Our bathroom scale appears to be a prime candidate for this brand of skepticism: what benefits can it really bring when a regular old scale tells you your […]

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Wifi On the Go: How to Choose the Best Travel Router

As we continue to integrate more and more gadgets into our daily workflows–including smartphones, tablets and laptops–multiple devices often come with us while we’re traveling. And in today’s age where internet access is thought of as a necessary ingredient for getting anything done, one of the first questions we ask while traveling is “where’s the […]

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Honeywell Smart Wifi Thermostat Reviews

Smart thermostats are a key part of the idea of the “connected home,” in which various wifi enabled devices communicate with each other in order to automatically make adjustments, purchase refills, or otherwise make your daily life a little bit easier. This can range from your refrigerator to your lighting and everything in between, but […]

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What’s the Best WiFi Thermostat for Your Home?

A home thermostat might not seem like an exciting tech gadget, but with the revolution brought forth by the Internet of Things (IoT) seemingly everything is jumping on the network and promising to revolutionize our daily lives. Some applications seem gratuitous–internet-connected toasters come to mind–but wifi enabled thermostats are a type of device that promises […]

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Godaddy vs. Bluehost: Which Affordable Website Hosting Company is the Best?

When you’re looking for cheap, reliable web hosting, several names inevitably come up, two of the most prominent being Bluehost and Godaddy. But at this basic level of shared hosting does it really matter that much which host you pick? Overall, although many of the features are quite similar, there are also a few key […]

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Can I Trust Wikipedia? A Social Web Case Study

”Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge. That’s what we’re doing.” These oft-quoted words from Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales demonstrate an interesting paradox: how can an information source be lauded as a modern-day Library of Alexandria while at the same […]

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Standing Out from the Crowd: A Review of How to Start a Blog That Matters by Corbett Barr

Here at Social Web Q and A, we explain the advantages of starting your own blog. But since it’s easy to get up and blogging in a matter of minutes, millions of people have taken the plunge. The challenge now is not getting online, which used to require a lot of technical know-how, but attracting […]

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