How far can you drive on a full charge in a Nissan Leaf EV?

How far can you go in that thing?  What sort of range does it have?  Aren’t you worried about running out of power?  How long does it take to charge?  What do they cost to own/drive?  These are the most common questions I tend to get when out on the road in my wife’s Nissan Leaf electric vehicle.  Want to know the answers?  Keep reading!

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Belkin WeMo: Making the Switch to a Smart Home

Inside your home you probably have a plethora of electronic devices that each have their own little computing brain inside.  Each device serves its intended function, without concern or awareness for the other devices around your house.  Now imagine if they could all talk to each other, and “make [your] life easier, simpler, better.”  That’s the claim Belkin makes of their WeMo line of home automation devices.

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FIRE! or Why Nest Protect devices are in my future

Earlier this evening I got the phone call every home owner dreads.  It was my alarm monitoring company informing me of a fire alarm triggered at our home.  Nobody was home or in harms way.  But as we were over 30-minutes away we worried not knowing if our house was burning down!

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Making SENSE of my workout SENSORS (Activity, Speed, Cadence, and Heart Rate)

Last installment I wrote an article that compared data collected by heart rate monitors to activity tracking devices.  This time on the soap box I shift gears slightly, and take a look at how all of these various devices that I’ve been adding to my workout can help monitor and improve my health.  Let’s try to make sense of all these sensors!

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CALORIC BURN: Comparing Heart Rate Monitors to Activity Trackers

Do you trust the data you get from your activity tracker?  Are the steps accurate?  What about the calories burned?  How does having this data affect your life?  If you have any of these questions then you are not alone.  Come along with me on a quest to learn more about activity tracking devices to better determine if we can trust the information they provide.

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