Category: Tech

Getting The House Smart, With Hive Connected Home

It was time to get the home, smart! Heating and lighting are both money burners as we all know but until I installed Hive at home I never realised how both time and money could be saved quite so much. I do love tech/apps and advancements that are both so practical and easy, whilst saving time and money. The Hive team kindly invited me to have Hive installed in my home and I must admit it as far exceeded my expectations as for productivity and ease. It does so much more than I had ever thought it would from...

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A House Festival Experience with Samsung and Three

Marble Hill House was the venue for me last week, and a venue for a special day indeed! The House Festival was taking place and I had been very kindly invited by Samsung and Three to experience it. The House Festival felt immediately from the outset a very different and superb experience. Non stop sunshine, food, drink and great music? Not only that I had the opportunity to document it using the Samsung Galaxy S8. I was in my element. As far as festivals go this one has a real sense of charm, fun, politeness and has so much...

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360 Degrees of York with The Kodak Pixpro SP360 4K Duo

Whenever get a new piece of camera equipment I love to get out and about experimenting with it. The Kodak SP360 4K Duo was even more exciting due to the far reaching capabilities of what it can do both photographically and creatively. 360 photo and video is starting to take off more and more with the advent of VR. Fully immersive videos are now easily accomplished with kit like this, enabling the viewer to see in every direction as the video goes. Also in photos you can see in every direction too, up, down, left and right. a full...

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Fitbit Blaze – Motivational and Practical

Over the last few years I had been carrying an injury. It had restricted my hiking for a while and also my fitness and the weight came back on! Well I decided to shift the injury properly and get back to my proper and fit days. 7 months later I have lost around 5 Stone (70 lb/31 Kg). A combination of very strict Keto diet (more of that to come in the health section), plenty of gym/walking, and motivation. I have used smartwatches of many variety in the past. I have found many to be either ugly, bulky, impractical or...

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The Top 5 Apps For My Travels

I am often asked what apps I use on my travels regarding a whole range of subjects. Be it photography, money, keeping up do date and so on. It is about time I shared some of this with a wider audience on here in case any of you are looking to help in whatever you are up to. I must stress that I am no way affiliated with any of the below and I have found and used organically myself. What is more? They are all free. Photography – Snapseed Apart from travel and hiking, photography is a main...

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GoPro Animals on My Travels and Wanders

The Gopro is one piece of kit I carry with me most of the time. Local walks or high climbs sometimes prohibit the want to carry a proper camera around or carry a backpack. The Gopro is so small it fits into my pocket very easily for those, you never know, moments. It gives me so much adaptability over the smartphone camera use. You have seen what can be done even in your own garden from the GardenCam articles so far. Of course being out in the countryside so much I come across animals small and large. Quite often...

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