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Home security has come a long way. These days, you can set up cameras all around your home — inside and out — for a steal. Whether you're concerned about protecting your property from intruders or simply want to keep an eye on the dog, you can take care of business without a lot of fanfare.
Right now, there are a couple of early Prime Day deals that we had to let you in on. The top-rated Blink Indoor and Outdoor Smart Home HD Security Cameras start at just $20 — that's up to nearly 45 percent off — for Prime members only.
And if you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)
Unlike the cameras you can easily spend hundreds of dollars on, this Blink Indoor Mini is just $20 for Prime members only. It features Full HD live streaming and two-way audio, so you can talk to house guests via the Blink app. It detects motion too, recording whenever it senses activity around your home.
“This is a great little camera monitor,” noted a delighted five-star reviewer. “It’s easy to set up, easily managed with your smart phone, with a clear image and motion detection...I bought this to use in my master bedroom by my desk where I keep sensitive information.”
On sale for $60 for Prime members only (was $100), the Blink Outdoor Cam detects motion and begins recording as soon as it senses activity. Blink app-operated, it allows you to watch what's happening right on your phone. Equipped with night vision, the Blink Outdoor Cam — powered with two long-lasting AA Lithium batteries (included) — is sharp even in the dark.
"The clarity of the video and audio are excellent, and the cameras capture everything," shared a satisfied Amazon shopper. "Detection is almost instantaneous.... I am so impressed by the cameras that I ordered two more to augment the cameras I have already installed. Setup and installation was a breeze...Video capture in daylight is high-definition, and the night vision is extremely clear..."
The Blink Outdoor Cam saves video and audio via microSD card, so you don’t have to worry about losing it. And the two-walk talk function — with a built-in microphone — lets you confront intruders or unwanted guests from afar.
The Blink Outdoor Cam is weather-resistant, so feel free to use the cam anywhere you need it.
Both of these Blink smart home cameras work with Alexa and come with a 30-day free trial for Blink cloud storage. If you want to, you can sync them with Echo and Fire TV devices to view the live-feed on your big-screen TV. Cool!
Wherever there is a bow and arrow at the Tokyo Olympics, a South Korean won't be far away. On top of the coaches who guide the medal-hogging national team, veteran South Koreans are in town mentoring archers from various countries, including the United States, China, Australia and Vietnam. South Korea has ruled the sport for decades, winning every archery gold medal since the 1984 Games, including all four golds at Rio five years ago.
Australian scientists and environmental advocates say they are disappointed by the, quote, "terrible" decision to not add the Great Barrier Reef to a list of World Heritage Sites that are in danger.A committee at UNESCO, the U.N.'s educational, scientific and cultural body, recommended classifying the Great Barrier Reef as 'in danger' last month.But that drew an angry response - and intensive lobbying - from Australia.A U.N. panel agreed on Friday (July 23) to defer the vote until 2022.Environmental groups and scientists criticized the decision on Saturday as driven by politics, not science.This was David Ritter, Greenpeace head for Australia Pacific: "The Australian government's own scientists say that the reef's condition is very poor and the reef is continuing to deteriorate. It is difficult to imagine how much more in danger the reef could be, so very clearly it is vested interest, agendas, that have triumphed here. Not science. Not common sense. And not the best interests of the Great Barrier Reef."Australia's reliance on coal-fired power makes it one of the world's largest carbon emitters per capita, but its conservative government has steadfastly backed fossil fuel industries, saying tougher action on emissions would cost jobs.
The Black Dog Farm and Rescue in Texas is a family-run sanctuary that has been rescuing and rehoming the most helpless and needy animals for several years. These two kittens have found a safe place to provide proper nutrition, love, and the opportunity to play and socialize like all kittens should be. Here, they are just starting to understand how it feels to be warm and safe and play and have fun. So adorable!
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Olympic officials are confident their anti-pollution measures will prevent an expected tropical storm from triggering a surge of sewage into the waters of Tokyo Bay - just in time for next week's triathlon events. With a potential typhoon forecast, huge volumes of water could join the sewage flow and surge into the relatively shallow bay. Previously such occurrences have led to a foul stink and high pollution levels but a Tokyo 2020 spokesman told Reuters the safety measures in place should keep the athletes safe.
China's butterfly prospect Zhang Yufei is one of their top gold medal hopes at the Tokyo Games, with the 23-year old likely to mark a new era for Chinese swimmers after Olympic champion Sun Yang was banned https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/chinese-swimmer-suns-doping-ban-reduced-four-years-will-miss-tokyo-games-2021-06-22 for four years over doping violations. Zhang delivered a blistering performance in the 100 metres butterfly heats on Saturday where she tied for first place with Australia's Emma McKeon in 55.82 seconds, just shy of her entry time of 55.62 which ranked her number one going into the Games. Xuzhou-born Zhang is China's most promising contender for a place on the podium in the women's butterfly as she prepares for the semi-finals on Sunday ahead of the finals on Monday.
Over 100 years ago, a small strip of Manhattan Beach, Calif., was one of the few places on the West Coast that welcomed people of color who wanted to go to the beach. That was stripped away by agitated white residents who didn’t want to see Black people in their area. Today, the land could soon be returned to the original family who provided this safe oasis for Black beachgoers. Yahoo News’ Garin Flowers investigates.
Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev - the world's top two men's tennis players - led calls to Tokyo Olympic organisers on Saturday to move matches to the late afternoon for the rest of the competition to save players from the stifling conditions. World No. 2 Medvedev suggested moving all matches to the evening and found support from Serbia's top-ranked Djokovic. "I agree with him 100%," Djokovic said after finishing off his first-round match on the Centre Court of Ariake Tennis Park in an hour.
A group of friends on vacation in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, witnessed a bear break into a car belonging to one of the group on July 10.A TikTok video, by Joseph Deel, shows the bear investigating the car. Separate footage shows the bear inside the vehicle.Speaking to Storyful, Deel said he ultimately had to abandon the car at the location, after first shooing the bear from the vehicle.“Insurance took two days to get a tow truck to my car," he said. “In that time looters broke into my car via a back window and stole my catalytic converter, battery, and exhaust manifold. Insurance cut my car as a loss and totalled it.” Credit: Joseph Deel via Storyful
Airline flights were canceled in eastern China and cargo ships were ordered out of the area Saturday as Typhoon In-fa churned toward the mainland after dumping rain on Taiwan. In-fa was forecast to hit the coast of Zhejiang province, south of Shanghai, on Sunday afternoon or evening, the provincial weather department announced. The storm had sustained winds of 155 kph (95 mph) with gusts up to 191 kph (120 mph) as it moved northwest away from Taiwan, the island’s weather bureau reported.
Not even Alexander Hendrickx knew he could score like that. The Belgium defender knocked in three goals during a five-minute stretch late in the third quarter Saturday to help his team beat the Netherlands 3-1 in the men’s Olympic field hockey tournament. “Maybe in the youths, but definitely not in the Belgian national team,” Hendrickx said of his goal-scoring outburst.