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Why Your Home Or Office Needs On-Site Shredding Services

It might not seem like it in the sleepy edges of the GTA, but commercial and personal identity theft is a real threat; and it can happen because of a single bad decision followed by unlucky circumstances. Alternatively, preventing identity theft from happening to you or your company is just as easy. One simple call to your local shredding service ... Read More »

Yours for $44M: Margaret Thatcher’s London home

The London home of one of Britain’s best-known prime ministers is on the market for £30 million ($43.5 million). Located in one of London’s premier neighborhoods, No.73 Chester Square is a Grade II listed, meaning it is judged to be of “special interest” to the nation, six-bedroom town house with a library, media room, bar, 500-bottle wine cellar and gym. ... Read More »

Pending home sales rise just 0.1% in December

A lack of homes for sale is keeping potential buyers at bay. Signed contracts to buy existing homes rose just 0.1 percent in December from a downwardly revised November reading, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Taking the revision into account, sales were flat. Only the Northeast, likely due to warmer-than-average weather, saw gains. These so-called ‘pending’ home ... Read More »

Pending home sales rise just 0.1% in December

A lack of homes for sale is keeping potential buyers at bay. Signed contracts to buy existing homes rose just 0.1 percent in December from a downwardly revised November reading, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Taking the revision into account, sales were flat. Only the Northeast, likely due to warmer-than-average weather, saw gains. These so-called ‘pending’ home ... Read More »

Popular home security system SimpliSafe can be easily disabled by burglars

It’s not unusual to hear of vulnerabilities in smart-home security systems these days, as security researchers turn their attention to the Internet of Things. It’s worrying, though, when a modern security system turns out to be vulnerable to a so-called replay attack, the kind of thing that worked against garage door openers back in the 1990s. The latest example is SimpliSafe, ... Read More »

Orb Audio Complete Home Theater System review: A pint-sized, upgradeable music and home-theater marvel

Orb Audio has been making unique-looking, spherical speakers since 2003. Orb sells its products exclusively online with a 30-day, no hassle, in-home trial. People must like what they hear because the company claims it gets less than one percent of its shipments back. Orb Audio’s Complete Home Theater offering is a $999, 5.1-channel system aimed at people who care more ... Read More »

Onkyo HT-S7700 review: An easy-to-set-up home theater in a box with Dolby Atmos

Immersive audio is the next big thing in movies and TV soundtracks. Putting together a traditional surround system‚ much less an immersive audio system, can be a daunting and confusing task. Onkyo aims to dispel confusion while delivering solid performance with its $899 HT-S7700 HTIB package. The HT-S7700 delivers a full 5.1.2-channel Dolby Atmos experience without requiring you to install ... Read More »

Yamaha YHT-5920UBL review: If streaming audio is your focus, this home theater in a box has you covered

When it comes to the world of music, there’s arguably no company more intimately involved in so many aspects as Yamaha. The company produces musical instruments, hardware for commercial and home recording studios, and products for the consumer home theater. Few manufacturers can match its depth and breadth when it comes to sound, and they have something for every budget. ... Read More »

A Home Security System Could Change the Way You Live

There are only so many things that people can do to protect themselves from the dangers in the world. Some people purchase guns or take self-defense classes, but another option is installing a security system in your home. This is something that many people do for a number of reasons, but when people decide to get a home security system, ... Read More »