Garden gadgets and technology: The best smart tech for your garden

Christel Deskins

The use of garden smart technology is on the rise (Picture:Getty)

The use of smart garden technology is on the rise, allowing everyone from seasoned gardeners to total amateurs to get stuck in.

Grow kits allow you to plant fresh tomatoes in your cramped one-bed flat, apps can help you keep on top of watering and robotic spider-like planters will ensure your indoor greenery thrives in the sunshine…

Here are some of the best garden gadgets for your home:

Flyte Lyfe planter

The Lyfe planter (Photo: Lyfe)

If your home is as chock-full of gadgets as it is plants, Flyte’s Lyfe planter is the perfect product to bring your two avocations together.

The minimalist 12-sided vase impressively floats and rotates above a cut oak base.

That will not only convince visitors you’re some sort of wizard, it will also provide your greenery with uniform exposure to light.

£213.99, Amazon

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GoDaddy Website Builder Review 2020: Features, Pricing & More

Christel Deskins

You might know GoDaddy for its unique marketing campaigns and solid reputation as a domain provider and website host. However, GoDaddy also offers a website builder that’s extremely easy to use.


Who is GoDaddy Website Builder for?

GoDaddy Website Builder can create a website in under an hour, making it perfect for beginners. You can build a blog, informational site, or even an online store quickly and easily. With built-in marketing tools, GoDaddy makes building and optimizing a site simple, regardless of your knowledge or experience.

What you gain in simplicity, however, you sacrifice in creativity. In terms of look and layout, you’ll find customization options extremely limited, and there’s no app store for plug-ins and add-ons.

If you need to code and customize your site, GoDaddy isn’t the best option. However, it can be a great choice for a no-frills, small business website.


GoDaddy Website Builder’s features

GoDaddy Website

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Twenty Over Ten’s Lead Pilot Tool Recognized As Top Technology Provider In The WealthManagement.com 2020 Industry Awards

Christel Deskins

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Twenty Over Ten, an industry-leading SaaS company, was selected as a winner of the WealthManagement.com 2020 Industry Awards for its social media leadership. The winners were announced Sept. 10 at the first-ever virtual awards ceremony hosted by WealthManagement.com.

Now in its sixth year, the WealthManagement.com Industry Awards is the only awards program to honor outstanding achievements by companies and organizations that support financial advisor success. This year, 72 awards were presented to 61 companies from a pool of 155 finalists. A panel of 15 judges from top names in the industry selected winners based on quantitative measures of their initiatives—such as scope, scale, adoption and feature set—along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity and new methods of delivery.

As a finalist in the social media leadership category, Lead Pilot makes it simple for advisors to rapidly create and deploy

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Pranab Mukherjee: Intergenerational mentor in politics – india news

Christel Deskins

Pranab Mukherjee was a unique entity in our political firmament. In a sense, he was an intergenerational link. He never allowed the present to become hostage to the past or the vision of the future to be blurred by the complexities of today when he had said, “As Indians, we must of course learn from the past; but we must remain focused on the future.”

I first came in contact with Pranab da, as he was affectionately called, when I was working as special assistant to Professor DP Chattopadhyaya (1973-1981). I had no inkling at that time that political fortunes would take a full turn and I would be working as his special assistant too (1980-1981).

He had a memory which could challenge any modern computer and leave the listener dumbstruck by its phenomenal precision. He was often described as a living computer. This always gave him a vantage position

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Gov. Wolf putting CARES Act funding into high-speed internet for schools to support remote learning

Christel Deskins

Governor Tom Wolf has announced a $15 million program to help schools in Pennsylvania fund high-speed internet platforms and remote learning.

The money is part of the funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, which was dispersed to support states during the COVID-19 pandemic. The federal act authorizes state governors to access money from the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief funds in order to support educational efforts.

The plan from the Wolf administration will include securing broadband, mobile hot spots, tablets and other hardware for remote learning students, partnerships with the state library network and with the Pennsylvania Technical Training and Assistance Network, expanding the POWER Library Chat online homework help service, creating Open Educational Resources for student and teacher use, and creating a datacasting service with Pennsylvania PBS to connect students without internet access to their schools and other learning content via TV signals.

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