If you work in a home office or have a small business with multiple remote locations, you've probably encountered scenarios when a power disruption or a system fault at the provider occurs, and then internet connectivity at that location is temporarily severed. It might require rebooting multiple network devices to restore connectivity even if power has been supplied continuously with a UPS. In cases like this, human intervention is needed. Someone has to unplug a gateway device, such as a broadband/Wi-Fi router, a cable modem, or other broadband access devices like optical network terminal (ONT), and potentially access points and switches. In many cases, it may even be a sequence in which this has to be done -- such as the cable modem or ONT booting up first before the gateway device. In a home-based or small office environment, where there is someone available to perform the restart, this is an annoying and inconvenient task to accomplish. In other cases, where nobody is … [Read more...] about Switch Always On: Keeping your broadband up, automatically
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Luxury supercar company McLaren Automotive has today revealed the McLaren Artura, its next generation high-performance hybrid supercar. The McLaren Artura was revealed to the world in a spectacular digital launch coming from its global headquarters featuring McLaren’s new Formula 1 driver Daniel Ricciardo. The all-new Artura is the company’s first high-performance hybrid series supercar and opens a new era for electrification across the McLaren range. With the new McLaren Carbon Lightweight Architecture (MCLA) at its core, the Artura is testament to McLaren’s commitment to super-lightweight engineering to deliver outstanding levels of thrilling performance and engagement while powered by an all-new hybrid powertrain that features a brand new V6 engine.. “The introduction of the Artura is a landmark moment – not only for McLaren, or for our customers who will enjoy this car on every emotional level and for the supercar market but also for the wider sector as we demonstrate that … [Read more...] about McLaren’s Hybrid supercar!
The Natural Resources Defense Council recently put out an alarming press release claiming the Xbox One is causing consumers to waste an aggregate of $250 million annually in energy costs. The culprit: the "instant on" mode that draws significant power 24 hours a day, even when the system is supposedly "off." The NRDC put out the release in an effort to convince Microsoft to turn off this "instant on" setting by default, or to at least offer an option to turn it off on the system's initial setup (as it does in Europe). Until Microsoft takes that step, though, we thought we'd bust out the old Kill A Watt power meter and confirm just how much energy our consoles are wasting when they're not in use, and offer you some tips on how to avoid that potential waste. (All energy dollar values in this piece are based on the nationwide residential average of 12.15 cents per KWh cited by the US Energy Information Administration for December 2014 , multiplied out over a full year.) First, … [Read more...] about How “standby” modes on game consoles suck up energy
THERE are some tedious cleaning tasks we know we have to do daily - like wiping down the hob or scrubbing the loo. But even though we do a load of laundry most days, we can't remember the last time we drained our washing machines. After discovering she should be doing this task roughly every six weeks, one savvy woman has revealed her easy method which keeps mess to a minimum. Giving her followers a step-by-step guide, the woman explained how she originally saw the "life hack" recommended by TikTok user Terra Bee. She wrote: "Lived on my own for five years and never knew this." As nothing would fit under the washing machine's plug, the woman simply lay a towel around it absorb the smelly water. She then unscrewed the plug and wiped any lingering cleaning products on the towel. "Not as bad as I expected," she wrote. "Will 100% do this regularly from now on." According to the experts at Home Revolution , you should drain your washing machine once every six weeks … [Read more...] about Cleaning fan shares mess-free method for draining washing machine and it’s blowing people’s minds