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Amazon Launches AWS IoT — A Platform For Building, Managing And Analyzing The Internet Of Things

Make way for another big player entering the Internet of Things space. Amazon today is announcing its long-awaited IoT platform for AWS at its re:Invent developer conference in Las Vegas.<p>As Amazon describes it, it is a managed cloud platform “that lets connected devices easily and securely interact …

Cloud Computing

Amazon’s Supply Reordering Service Gets Integrated In Nearly A Dozen More Household Devices From GE, Samsung, Oster And More

Amazon this morning announced a significant expansion of device partners that will support its Dash Replenishment Service – the initiative that enables connected household devices to monitor their supply levels and automatically reorder when those supplies run low.<p>For example, printers can reorder …

Nendo’s Carbon Fiber Bookshelf Stretches To Any Size You Need

The Nest is a Russian nesting doll shelving unit, which can be pulled apart to “grow” to any size and configuration you want.<p>Here’s something that’s happened to everyone. You’ve got a pile of books just sort of hanging out, looking like a bomb went off. So you decide to buy some shelves for them. …

Virtual Reality Gets Real

The promises—and pitfalls—of the emerging technology<p>In 1965, Ivan Sutherland, a computer-graphics pioneer, addressed an international meeting of techies on the subject of virtual reality. The ultimate virtual-reality display, he told the audience, would be “a room within which the computer can …

Virtual Reality

Giant version of Lego will bring your childhood creations to adult life

For those who've spent countless hours building tiny worlds out of teeny Lego bricks, EverBlocks are the toys of the future.<p>These large-scale modular …

Lego

Want to know if that Amazon Prime Day price is actually a good deal? Use this tool

Want to know if that Amazon sale is actually a good one? As Prime Day turns into a sad, sordid joke — sales are still going on. A tool named camelcamelcamel will let you know if that leaf blower are actually a bargain.<p>Here’s how it works: you can either visit the camelcamelcamel (let’s just call it …

Amazon now lets you create customized 3D printed figures of video game characters

Amazon has partnered with Sandboxr, a company specializing in 3D-printed collectibles, to let you create customized 3D printed figures of video game characters from Smite, Infinity Blade, and Primal Carnage.<p>Amazon launched its Shapeways-like 3D printing store last June, giving consumers access to …

These are the 15 most ridiculous CV mistakes

<b>Don't lie on your CV and don't make mistakes on it either: these are the only two sensible messages anyone ever managed to gleam from The …

Amazon’s Launchpad showcases the newest gadgets from startups

Online retailing giant Amazon is launching a new place for the hottest startups to showcase and market their gadgets and other items.<p>While Amazon …

Startups

Gigster Does The Dev Dirty Work To Turn Your Idea Into An App

Got a startup idea? That and some cash is all you need to get a fully functional app built for you by Gigster. Launching today, Gigster is a full-service development shop, rather than a marketplace where you have to manage the talent you find.<p>Just go to Gigster’s site, instant message with a sales …

Startups