The typical American home spends half of their energy costs on their heating and cooling, which can add up to more than $900 each year. A smart thermostat can reduce this cost by learning your temperature preferences and using other energy-saving features. Recently, we’ve seen an increase in the number of smart thermostats available to customers. Some look like regular old thermostats with old school calculator-like display screens and cost $100 or less, while others, like those offered by Nest and Ecobee, are higher priced and have more advanced features and designs. We tested out the Honeywell RTH9585WF1004 Thermostat ($200) for a period of six months to evaluate its performance, ease of use, features, and ability to serve as a money-saving device. Here’s how it went. What’s inside When you open the box, you’ll find virtually everything you need to get the unit up and running. In addition to the thermostat, which measures 4.5 inches wide by 3.5 inches tall by … [Read more...] about Honeywell RTH9585WF1004 Smart Color Thermostat review
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4 In 1994, I saw an unforgettably powerful staging of Shostakovich’s satire at the Met in New York, with the great Maria Ewing mesmerising as the titular character who falls in love with one of her husband’s factory workers and is driven to murder. It was directed by Graham Vick, who now returns to the piece a quarter of a century later in rather different circumstances. Birmingham Opera Company, very much Vick’s concept, uses a core of professionals alongside singing and acting community groups that also provide backstage and front-of-house volunteers. Every production takes place in one of the city’s empty warehouses or dilapidated public buildings – this year it’s based on the banks of the Edgbaston... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one … [Read more...] about Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Birmingham Opera Company, Tower Ballroom, review: effing, blinding and flamboyant theatrics
If you would have asked us to find the best gaming laptop a few years ago, the answer would have been to find something with an Intel Core i7 CPU, dedicated graphics and 8GB of RAM. A lot has changed in the last few years, though, and the best gaming laptops come in every shape and size. Because it’s harder than ever to find the best gaming laptops, we’ve picked out a few of our favorite devices.And, while plenty of gaming laptops look like ordinary office devices, you shouldn’t ignore them. Thanks to Nvidia Turing Max-Q graphics for laptops, revealed at CES 2019, the best gaming laptops are stealthy – like the aptly named MSI GS65 Stealth. Don’t worry, though, there are still huge desktop replacement laptops like the MSI GT75 Titan if that’s more your style.So, no matter what kind of games you like to play, and no matter what your budget looks like, you can find a traditional thicc gaming behemoth, or a cheap gaming laptop under … [Read more...] about Best gaming laptops 2019: the 10 top gaming laptops we’ve reviewed
Ballymoney’s Michael Dunlop claimed an emotional victory under tragic circumstances in the RST Superbike race at the Isle of Man TT in June. It was a bittersweet 16th triumph for the 29-year-old around the Mountain Course following the death of his team-mate, Manxman Dan Kneen, in practice.Just as Adrian Archibald lifted spirits in the TAS Racing team following the death of David Jefferies 15 years ago at the TT in 2003, Dunlop rose to the occasion and afterwards dedicated his win to the memory of 30-year-old Kneen, who came off at Churchtown near Ramsey.He was a commanding winner in the end on the S1000RR by 50 seconds from Conor Cummins, who rode a superb race on the Padgett’s Honda to claim second place, while James Hillier completed the top three on the JG Speedfit Kawasaki.Bradford’s Dean Harrison was cruelly ruled out as he led on lap four at Sulby crossroads after shattering a host of records on the Silicone Engineering Kawasaki, establishing a new outright lap … [Read more...] about Year in Review: Michael Dunlop’s Isle of Man TT treble
By Matthias Gafni | [email protected] and Thomas Peele | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: December 7, 2018 at 5:11 pm | UPDATED: December 10, 2018 at 4:09 am PULGA — With winds gusting around 50 mph in the morning hours of Nov. 8, portions of a PG&E steel lattice transmission tower — exposed to the elements high on a ridgetop and originally built when Woodrow Wilson was president — failed. As high-voltage lines got loose and whipped around, striking the metal tower, molten aluminum and metal sprayed across tinder dry vegetation, igniting the brush. Arriving firefighters could only watch as the blaze underneath the power lines quickly spread to wild timber and brush. That’s the horror story about the ignition of the Camp Fire that attorneys, sources and experts have begun to construct after visiting the tower and reviewing records, fire transmissions and other data. Now a month after the blaze first roared to life … [Read more...] about It was originally built in 1919. What failed on PG&E tower at heart of Camp Fire probe?