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Robot workers will soon be roaming the aisles at Schnucks stores

A slender robot named Tally soon will be roaming the aisles at select Schnucks groceries, on the lookout for out-of-stock items and verifying …

Robotics

Build This Simple Storage Station for Your Cordless Drill

Keep your cordless drills and impacts charged and ready for action with this easy to build storage station.<p>It's a shame to keep your cordless power tools hidden away in their molded cases, as it takes longer to find the tool you need and you might find the battery is not charged up. This …

System Provides Home Security and Automation

<i>Vivint home automation and security panel</i><p>Over the past three decades I've experimented with do-it-yourself home automation systems to control lights and appliances.<p>But now, instead of a DIY system, I accepted Vivint's offer to lend me a professionally installed system that includes an Internet …

Home Automation

The road trip less traveled: California Highway 395

You could drive California’s scenic HWY 1 (like everyone else)…<p>Or you could do California Highway 395 on the eastern side of the state…<p>Which would …

How to Use a Playstation 4 Controller with Mac in OS X Yosemite

Many Mac users have a gaming console or two as well, and if it happens to be a Playstation 4, then you’ll find that using that PS4 controller with OS …

Operating Systems

Indie productivity app Alfred refuses to let Apple steal its thunder

<i>Well, there goes Alfred.</i><p>That’s the first thought I had when I saw the new Spotlight in OS X Yosemite. I feared Apple had basically made my favorite little app launcher obsolete (we nerds call it “sherlocked”).<p>I was wrong.<p>It’s six months later, and Alfred is doing just fine, thanks largely to a …

Meet the SKEYE nano drone, the world’s smallest quadcopter

<i>This is a paid placement and if you buy something through this article or on the BGR Store we will receive compensation from retail partners.</i><p>For …

Drones

Google just unveiled the first functional prototype of its self-driving car

Google has revealed the first functional prototype of its new self-driving car, following the debut of the “early mockup” this last May. The shape of …

Seven Percent of iPhone Users Planning to Buy Apple Watch

According to <i>AppleInsider</i>, which cites a survey by the investment firm Piper Jaffray, some 7 percent of iPhone users say they're planning to buy an Apple Watch. That doesn't sound like a lot, except that over the past 3 years Apple has sold over 450 million iPhones worldwide. So 7 percent of that …

Apple Watch