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Zuli’s Smartplugs Turn Your Phone Into The Proximity-Based Switch For The Connected Home

A recent Kickstarter project called the Zuli Smartplug makes each of your power outlets intelligent thanks to Bluetooth low-energy, along with remote control from a smartphone, proximity triggering and scheduling, too. It’s sort of like what you maybe have been hearing about with Apple’s iBeacons, …

Sense is a glowing sphere that watches over you while you sleep

This sleek sleep tracker analyzes your bedroom, and your sleep patterns<p>At age 19, Londoner James Proud decided to skip out on college and move to the States.<p>As one of several "Thiel Fellows," Proud received a $100,000 grant from esteemed venture capitalist Peter Thiel to skip college, move to San …

Dropbox Now Lets You Open Files Directly in Native Apps

Saving your files in the cloud is convenient for accessing your files from anywhere, but having to upload files again for every revision can be cumbersome. To make your life easier, Dropbox is today introducing a new feature that allows you to open files directly in their native desktop …

Apps

Letterspace App Uses Hashtags to Organize your Notes

Evernote has long been considered the quintessential note-taking app. But what if you just want a clean interface with easy organization? That's where <b>Letterspace</b> <b>(free)</b> comes in.<p>Don't expect the same functionality as Evernote or Wunderlist, though. Letterspace is a no-frills note-taking app that …

Apps

Android Phones Are Leaking Valuable Information, Here's How To Stop Them

In a Reddit post a user called Gooz announces his new Android app. Its goal is simple: to stop Google's Android leaking information to anyone who cares to probe for it. Gooz’s real name is Bram Bonné and he’s given a TEDx talk about the problems with Android giving over data that enables almost …

Information Systems

The Ubuntu phone is about to go on sale, but curb your enthusiasm

Image copyright Canonical.Finally, after many delays, the first Ubuntu phone is about to hit the market. In Europe. And only through a series of …

Ubuntu