Google Maps just got a brand new feature - it will now show users drug and alcohol addiction recovery resources on the map

Date Published: Sun, 15 Sep 2019 19:01:18 +0200

Google Maps will display more the location of more than 83,000 recovery meetings, including Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. Moreover, Google Maps will also display the nearest location where people could find non-prescriptions drugs including Naloxone or Narcan that can treat overdoses. All you have to do is search for “Naloxone near me” or “Narcan near me” in the search bar of the app. The company has partnered with Recovery Resource Hub to vet the maps, and the help page won’t feature any ads.

But I'm suspecting this is the US only (at least for now). Let's hope other such agencies in other countries get to know about it and get involved too.


#addictions #drugs #alcohol

Google Maps just got a brand new feature that goes way beyond navigation
by Chris Smith on BGR

Best Tool Backpacks in 2019 - A more compact Backpack is often better than a large Toolbox

Date Published: Sun, 15 Sep 2019 18:56:21 +0200

In the past, a man was defined by his tools in the bag that he carried them in. A large bag filled with tools from a reputable brand was seen as a sign of superiority and/or achievement. In fact, it moved from the size of the bag to the size of a toolbox. Men were literally trying to find the biggest toolbox for their shop and/or truck.

Things have changed since then… now women too are wanting a more practical size...

Now, instead of bringing everything that you own at one time, you bring only those items which you consider it essential to the job. The large, oversized bags that weighed 50+ pounds have now been replaced with smaller backpacks. Plus, backpacks are even replacing the standard toolbelt, proving themselves to be more efficient and practical.

There are plenty of tool backpacks on the market to choose from. Knowing which one is right for you can be difficult, especially with marketing departments working overtime to ensure you buy their products.

A sensible size backpack carries what you need in an organised manner and can also look neat enough to remain handy inside the house.

See an overview of some of the best backpacks to choose from at

#tools #backpack #toolbox
#^Best Tool Backpack [2019] | Coolest Gadgets


The best tool backpack is the DEWALT DGC530. It has a built-in LED light, the ability to charge USB devices by utilizing a 20V battery and a laptop compartment.

You can now subscribe to my blog posts in the Telegram Messenger Channel @GadgeteerZA

Date Published: Sun, 15 Sep 2019 14:15:30 +0200

Useful for mobile users and those not wanting to read e-mail or visit social media websites, my posts are also going into the Telegram Channel @GadgeteerZA as I post them. You just search from within Telegram for it and subscribe. Alerts or notifications can be muted if you wish, to just browse the posts when it suits you.


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Nextcloud 17 scales up and improves data protection with Remote Wipe, collaborative text editor, 2FA updates, IBM Spectrum Scale support and Global Scale improvements

Date Published: Sun, 15 Sep 2019 14:08:04 +0200

Nextcloud 17 will introduce a series of secure collaboration features including a collaborative text editor, remote wipe, updated secure view, improved two-factor-authentication and easier access than ever with deeper integration of large-scale storage like S3 and IBM Spectrum Scale.

Nextcloud 17 is available as release candidate, with the final release expected later this month.

Seems like just a few weeks ago we got v16 so interesting to see Nexcloud really being active with improvements. I was also surprised to see quite a few new apps that were available in its repos for easy installation to expand with extra functionality. Remote wipe is especially good for enterprises to wipe data off lost devices or guest accounts.

See more details on the new functionality at

#^Nextcloud 17 scales up and improves data protection with Remote Wipe, collaborative text editor, 2FA updates, IBM Spectrum Scale support and Global Scale improvements – Nextcloud


Nextcloud is the most deployed self-hosted file share and collaboration platform on the web. Access & collaborate across your devices. You decide what happens with your data, where it is and who can access it

Firefox browser taking a long time to start - Set it to automatically clear the cache every time it closes

Date Published: Sun, 15 Sep 2019 13:39:59 +0200

I noticed my Firefox browser has been taking longer and longer to start up (Vivaldi was near-instant) and I noticed its cache was well over 1 GB in size. Clearing the cache worked but you really need to have it do this automatically. The guide below shows you how to do it but be careful to only have "cache" ticked otherwise it will also delete your site cookies, passwords, login info, etc.



The Firefox cache temporarily stores parts of websites you visit. Learn how to clear it to fix issues with how websites work or look.

Best Dash Cams of 2019 - Newer Options Are Appearing So Always Worth Rechecking

Date Published: Sat, 14 Sep 2019 20:49:38 +0200

I quite like the POAEAON Full Touch Screen Mirror Dual Dash Cam but the functionality missing for me is no GPS. I still have my Garmin Dashcam which does everything I want (not listed here) and the voice control is very useful but I do find it is often triggered by random other sounds which is a bit annoying.

The article also gives some tips to consider and it is true that at the end of the day a dashcam does boil down to its video quality. If you compromise on that then it is not worth much to you. These cameras are improving over time so every 2 or so years it's worth having another look.


#dashcam #gadget #safety
#^Best Dash Cam [2019] | Coolest Gadgets


The overall best solo dash cam is the YI Smart Dash Cam. For the money it offers all the essential features you might need.

How To Wet Shave With A Safety Razor Tutorials - A Good Collection Of Video Tutorials

Date Published: Sat, 14 Sep 2019 19:49:00 +0200

For most people, shaving sucks. Very few people enjoy the morning process of lathering up with a cheap shaving cream, shaving with a cartridge razor, applying tissue to the areas where you cut yourself, and then dealing with razor burn and razor bumps for the rest of the day.

But then you have those that wet shave. It is a different experience. It is relaxing, enjoyable, and it just plain feels better when you are done.

Enjoy the varied collection of videos on the topic at

#wetshaving #traditionalshaving #shaving
#^How To Wet Shave With A Safety Razor - Wet Shaving Club


How To Wet Shave With A Safety Razor - An In Depth Library From Wet Shave Experts Found On The Web. Learn How To Wet Shave From The Pros! The Wet Shave Club

How to Create a free automated Telegram Bot to automatically post your Blog, Tweets, or RSS feed to a Telegram Channel or Group

Date Published: Sat, 14 Sep 2019 16:45:49 +0200

Yep another thing that WhatsApp can't do but this is a nifty way to create a Telegram Channel that anyone can subscribe or unsubscribe from on a mobile device or desktop. The Channel will autopost your blog posts, RSS feed, Tweets, etc to the Channel. It's useful for followers or subscribers who are used to a mobile experience.

See how to set one up at

#telegram #blogging
#^How to Create an automated Telegram Bot to post in your Telegram Channel/Group - Dignited


Automated Telegram Bots in Channels/Groups are a smart way to pull content from social media avenues like Twitter, YouTube VK and via RSS feed

Best ultra-portable Raspberry Pi Screens in 2019 - $48 to $320

Date Published: Sat, 14 Sep 2019 15:44:59 +0200

The Raspberry Pi is great when tucked away being part of the internet of things, but it's best when you're enjoying the web, watching a video or doing anything else a more expensive and bigger computer can do. Best of all there are plenty of great products that let you take it all with you. Check out these ultra-portable screens for your Raspberry Pi.



#^These small displays for the Raspberry Pi are awesome!


Just what you need to turn your little Pi into its own PC that can go anywhere you do.

Best Cheap ($140-$250) Android Wear OS Smartwatches in 2019 - Because batteries don't last forever

Date Published: Sat, 14 Sep 2019 15:32:40 +0200

Gadgets that non-replaceable batteries are not going to last forever so they are not worth spending a fortune on. These are reasonably priced, functional, and attractive smartwatches worth considering. Another thing to always consider with a smartwatch is whether the strap can be replaced easily with a standard strap as straps do wear out. Some watches like the LG Watch Sport I had, has a very expensive proprietary strap replacement and I replaced it with a Mobvoi TicWatch Pro which has served me very well.


#smartwatch #wearos #gadget
#^The best cheap Android smartwatches you can buy


Your options for Android smartwatches are plentiful, though many of the available models are too expensive for comfort. If you're looking to pick one up on the cheap, make sure it's one of the ones we recommend here.

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