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Jalousier

A device that automates venetian blinds. Jalousier adjusts blinds based on the weather, time, ambient light and room temperature. You can also …

Weather

iOn Wireless Switch

A replacement for mechanical switches. iOn lets you toggle lights and other devices just by waving your hand over it, or by using its mobile app. You …

Wireless

The MicrobeScope

This gadget works with most smartphones to turn them into a portable microscope, capturing still or video images of tiny organisms or other objects. …

Astronaut Phone Stand

When floating weightless in space, astronauts can carry much larger loads than they can here on Earth. But thanks to the miracles of miniaturization, …

Space Exploration

Stewart Golf X9 Follow Trolley

The X9 Follow Trolley is a remote-controlled electric golf bag carrier that automatically follows you by tracking its remote control. Experienced …

Golf

Chui Smart Doorbell

Chui lets you remotely see and talk to the person at your door. It also has facial recognition, so it can tell you who is at your door and even let …

Get Four Camping Gadgets In One With The Eton Scorpion

The Eton Scorpion has a few faces. This handheld camping device is first a flashlight. But no ordinary flashlight is the Scorpion. It's a solar …

Most Expensive U.S. Home Sale Ever: Connecticut Estate Goes For $120 Million

Ladies and gentlemen, a new record has been set: Copper Beech Farm is now the most-expensive home sale in the United States–ever. The estate, at 499 Indian Field Road in Greenwich, Connecticut, closed Friday for $120 million.<p>That figure shatters the prior record held by Softbank billionaire …

These Intergalactic Travel Posters Look Like They Were Designed By Don Draper

If you could fly to Pluto on a 1950s-era Pan Am flight, this is what the advertisements would look like.<p>How do you get average non-nerds interested in learning factoids about the solar system? If you’re celebrity astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson, you host a multimillion-dollar relaunch of <i>Cosmos</i>. …

8 Of Google’s Craziest Offices

Google is known for its zany office designs, from stroopwafel ceilings to slides to scooters. And you thought your office’s foosball table was cool.<p>While most of us 9-to-5ers hunch over in boxy, fluorescent-lit cubicles, feeling lucky if our office has a snack machine, the Google employees of the …

Canadian fighter jets to support NATO response to Ukraine crisis

The Canadian government is deploying six CF-18 fighter jets to help NATO allies in Europe as the crisis in eastern Ukraine deepens.<p>It will also lend more military personnel to the alliance as it steps up patrols over the skies of eastern European NATO member countries. Prime Minister Harper …

Game of Thrones Sets New Torrent Swarm Record

Yesterday the second episode of Game of Thrones’ fourth season made its way onto the Internet. As expected, this generated quite a bit of activity on …

Game of Thrones

Ottawa upbraids Russian envoy, skips Arctic Council meeting over Ukraine

The federal government called in Russia's ambassador to Canada for another dressing down and announced it would skip Arctic Council meetings in Moscow this week in response to escalating tensions in Eastern Ukraine.<p>Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq said Tuesday that Canada's decision to boycott …

Jordanian ambassador to Tripoli abducted by gunmen

Jordan's ambassador to Libya has been kidnapped, underscoring the tenuous state of security in the country.<p>Fawaz al-Itan was seized by masked gunmen who ambushed his vehicle as he drove to work in Tripoli's Mansour district. Eyewitnesses said kidnappers used two cars and a pick-up truck to block …

Scientists Identify When Innocent Bacteria Became Flesh-Eating Horror

Bacterial diseases cause millions of deaths every year. Most of these bacteria were benign at some point in their evolutionary past, and we don't …

China set to elevate environment over development in new law

BEIJING (Reuters) - Smog-hit China is set to pass a new law that would give Beijing more powers to shut polluting factories and punish officials, and even place protected regions off-limits to industrial development, scholars with knowledge of the situation said.<p>A girl reads a book on her balcony …

Russia calls for emergency meeting at UN as crisis continues in Ukraine

Ukrainian security forces confronted pro-Russian militants in eastern Ukraine Sunday after several government buildings were seized in defiance of the government in Kiev. In New York, Russian diplomats called for an emergency session of the United Nations Security Council

McDonald's foreign worker practices face growing investigation

The federal investigation into McDonald’s use of temporary foreign workers has widened to several other locations, as more local workers speak out …

Globe in Ukraine: President toughens talk as his options grow thin

Oleksandr Turchynov, the interim President of beleaguered Ukraine, declared several times on Monday that he had a plan. But with his country being pulled apart under Russian pressure, and few good options to counter Moscow's meddling, the plan continues to change.<p>First, Mr. Turchynov played the …