Tag: DIY

An air quality expert recommends the best air purifiers for your home and a simple DIY option

Fires in the West have made air quality an issue for many across the country. Ironically, at a time when fewer cars are on the road. We consulted an expert about some of the best websites to check air quality and the best purifiers to clean the air around you.

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“Really, it was a remarkable period where Los Angeles had some of the cleanest air in the United States, and that’s not something we can say very often,” started Brian Sheridan, development director at the Coalition for Clean Air.

“We’ve been fighting for clean air since 1971,” explained Sheridan.

Brian Sheridan, development director at the Coalition for Clean Air

You’ve probably checked air quality on your smartphone – it’s even displayed right on Apple Maps.

“There’s a whole revolution that’s happened in the last 5 years

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The best home security systems in 2020: Live monitoring, DIY kits, video doorbells and more

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The home security industry is booming after a decade or so of app-enabled upheaval. There’s a new wave of less expensive DIY systems, cameras, smart locks and video doorbells to consider alongside the professional alarm and monitoring system options that have been around for decades. Big names in tech like Amazon and Google want a part of the action, too.

It’s admittedly quite a bit to take in — and today’s home security providers don’t necessarily always make it easy to comparison shop, either.

That’s where we come in, though — not only by putting these systems and their best features to the test at the CNET Smart Home, but by evaluating the whole buying process, as well. We look at other important factors, too — including the

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Epic Games invests $15 million in DIY game startup Manticore Games

Manticore Games has raised $15 million in a round of funding led by Epic Games as the two companies further pursue their mission of creating an endless gaming multiverse, or metaverse.

The metaverse is the universe of virtual worlds that are all interconnected, like in novels such as Snow Crash and Ready Player One. Manticore’s Core platform is a do-it-yourself game-making system that seeks to enable anyone to make games. By connecting these games within a single world, Manticore hopes to jumpstart its bid to create something out of science fiction.

Closer to today’s reality, Manticore’s mission is to unleash creativity in games by lowering the barriers to game making and publishing the same way that YouTube revolutionized video creation.

The deal shows that Epic’s antitrust lawsuit against Apple hasn’t slowed Epic down. Adam Sussman, president of Epic Games, believes that Core’s mission is similar to Epic’s, as the

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The best home security systems of 2020: Live monitoring, DIY kits, video doorbells and more

ring-security-3

Chris Monroe/CNET

The home security industry is booming after a decade or so of app-enabled upheaval. There’s a new wave of less expensive DIY systems, cameras, smart locks and video doorbells to consider alongside the professional alarm and monitoring system options that have been around for decades. Big names in tech like Amazon and Google want a part of the action, too.

It’s admittedly quite a bit to take in — and today’s home security providers don’t necessarily always make it easy to comparison shop, to say the least. 

That’s where we come in, though — not only by putting these systems and their best features to the test at the CNET Smart Home, but by evaluating the whole buying process, as well. We look at other important factors, too

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