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Cooking Appliances and Children’s Safety

 

Having your kids alongside when cooking is excellent because it is an opportunity to teach them this essential life skill, pass to them the family recipes, spend quality time and even evoke curiosity in kids about trying new recipes and foods.  According to recent research by a home appliance insurance company Prominence Support, children perceive the kitchen as a compelling place. They see this as an out of the world experience when their parents are bustling around or even getting colourful items from cupboards and refrigerators. Mostly, toddlers, they are at a curios stage where they want to part of everything that their mother does. Despite the exhilarating experience, the kitchen is potentially hazardous. Continue reading “Cooking Appliances and Children’s Safety”

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Internet of Things: Security Issues with Smart TVs, Who is Responsible between users and Manufacturers?

The common Smart TV operates under the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem, a rapidly and conspicuous technological advancement in the contemporary world.  Although Smart TV’s have become pervasive, this success does not go unnoticed in regard to the attacks and threats on this ecosystem. IoT continues to be intertwined into humanity’s life and even a defining aspect of the future society.  Recent research carried out by an Appliance Insurance Company Prominence Support showed that less than 11.2% of all Smart TV owners in the UK have any anti-virus on their smart TV despite major TV manufacturers like Samsung recommending its TV owners to regularly run anti-Virus. But again, cyber-attacks are not a new phenomenon with internet-enabled devices.  Therefore, to secure our Smart TV’s everyone has to step up and consider cyber-defense and protection for these gadgets seriously. In this case, there is a real need for securing Smart TVs and any electronics or gadgets that have been connected to the Internet interface. Continue reading “Internet of Things: Security Issues with Smart TVs, Who is Responsible between users and Manufacturers?”

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Eco and Climate-friendly TV

In a world environmental consciousness has increased due to climate change and global, eco-friendly products are being rendered alternatives. This fuss has even gotten into the way of Televisions. However, TVs are exceedingly damaging to the environment because they are built from toxic chemicals and heavy metals.  TVs also produce a larger amount of carbon emissions per household than most house-hold appliances. Research carried out by an Appliance Insurance Company Prominence Support showed that about 24% of the respondents in the UK are not aware that an average Plasma TV uses more energy than a Refrigerator. Furthermore, TV’s use energy even when they are in a sleeping mode.  However, with the current industry and technological advancements, there is hope for eco-friendly and appealing TVs.  Finding the right eco-friendly or at least friendly TV has not been such an easier task. In some cases, most of the TVs are advertised as green-washing. Continue reading “Eco and Climate-friendly TV”