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GE is making a smart ceiling light and light switch with Alexa and Google Assistant

GE is previewing two new entries to its C by GE line of smart lighting products today that are slated to arrive later this year: a ceiling light and a light switch. While they sound pretty basic on the surface, they both come with one less-than-standard feature — the ability to control Alexa and …

This CEO Built a $200 Million Empire Before He Turned 30. Here Are His 7 Tips for Starting a Business

What are the keys to serial entrepreneur Lawrence Ng's massive success? He says luck has nothing to do with it.<p>What does it take to create a multi-million dollar empire, is it luck, is it finding the right market? Lawrence Ng built a $200 million business empire before he turned the age of 30. When …

Drone manufacturer DJI accused of spying on US critical infrastructure

According to a report generated by Los Angeles-based intelligence agents, the Department of Homeland Security has a strong reason to believe that …

Amazon Sumerian lets you build VR scenes with no training

Amazon's new web service gives you the tools to create VR, AR and 3D scenes without specialized training in 3D graphics.<p>Amazon's newest Web Service aims to make it easy for anyone to build their own virtual reality.<p>Amazon Sumerian lets you create VR, AR and 3D experiences using a simple …

Konnected turns the old home alarm you already have into a smart alarm with no monthly fees

I almost never cover crowdfunding campaigns. I love that services like Kickstarter and Indiegogo give entrepreneurs a platform to fund projects …

Home Automation

Apple fires iPhone X engineer after daughter’s hands-on video goes viral

Apple has reportedly dismissed an engineer after his daughter’s iPhone X hands-on video went viral on YouTube. Brooke Amelia Peterson published a vlog earlier this week, which included a trip to the Apple campus to visit her father and see an unreleased iPhone X. Peterson’s video was quickly picked …

Viral

Everything to Know About President Donald Trump's New Drone Program

President Donald Trump has introduced a plan that may let companies like Google and Amazon move more quickly to use drones for delivering diapers, …

Unmanned Aircraft

DJI shows off its take on a simple ‘license plate’ reader for drones

The technology would allow law enforcement to easily identify and track drones<p>Over the last few years, the number of small drones flying over the United States has grown rapidly. Millions of units were purchased by consumers, small business owners, and big corporations. That’s raised concern in the …

Best Smart Doorbell Camera

After spending weeks testing seven popular DIY smart doorbell cameras, we think the SkyBell HD is the best one for most people due to its high-quality 1080p video, easy-to use app, and prompt response time between event and notification. SkyBell also beats others in value by offering a week of …

Smart Homes

This may be the best way to become a drone pilot, if you can afford it

Flying drones is not for wimps.<p>I’m not talking about the toy drones that float around your house, bouncing harmlessly off walls, people, and …

Workey launches ‘Tinder for recruitment’

“I’m a millennial, we did something bad to the HR market,” says Ben Reuveni, co-founder and CEO of Israeli career development and recruitment startup Workey. Part confessional, part company pitch, he argues that, different to the generation before it, millennials change jobs every two years, while …

WyzeCam brings a motion sensing 1080P security camera for just $26

Security is on everyone’s minds lately, and most would love to add security cameras around their house. The one drawback to adding these security cameras is either price for wireless or experience for wired. Most wireless cameras are quite expensive, like Nest Cam, Netgear’s Arlo, and others. …

Home Security

Verizon’s good unlimited data plan is now three bad unlimited plans

Cheapest plan limits video to 480p, and there’s no way to watch 1080p on a phone anymore<p>Well, now we know why Verizon Wireless was “testing” reduced Netflix streaming speeds last month. Today the biggest US carrier announced that its existing unlimited data plan is being divided into three new …

Cellular Networks

Google is sharing its management tools with the world

Speaking at his alma mater in January, Sundar Pichai, Google’s low-profile CEO, revealed his key to effective management: “Let others succeed.”<p>Enacting Pichai’s advice is easier said than done. But Google is sharing some tools that might help. Its Re:Work blog is offering a series of instructive …

Goal Setting

HTC cuts the Vive VR headset's price to $599

You knew HTC wouldn't let the Oculus Rift's price cut go unanswered for long. As of today, HTC has permanently lowered the price of the Vive headset by $200, to $599/£599. That's still $100 more than you'd pay for a Rift/Touch combo ($200 if you account for Oculus' summer sale), but it's far easier …

7 essential apps for anyone new to Android

Whether you’re a disillusioned Apple convert, or immigrating from an outdated Windows phone, you might need help picking out your first batch of apps for your Android device.<p>The Google Play Store is a rather large place, filled with enough apps to boggle the minds of the uninitiated. There are …

Apps

The Amazing Ways Companies Use Virtual Reality For Business Success

Virtual Reality hit the mainstream recently with the arrival of affordable, consumer-friendly headsets. Already businesses are keenly embracing the opportunities created by this amazing technology. That isn’t surprising, given the possibilities it creates for freeing our minds from the physical …

Augmented Reality

You can root your Google Wifi router, but you'll need a screwdriver

There's an open-source project on GitHub called GaleForce which allows you to customize your Google Wifi router, as spotted by <i>Android Police</i>. Under the hood, Google Wifi is running a version of Chrome OS Linux. GaleForce (Google Wifi's hardware codename is "Gale") lets you run a VPN server, …

Wi-Fi

Get any temporary tattoo in seconds with this printer

'Prinker' is a temporary tattoo printer that uses cosmetic grade ink to apply a design on to your skin in seconds. The company says the tattoo can …

Facebook’s rumored $200 standalone VR headset is not a Rift replacement

Facebook is expected to debut a $200 wireless Oculus VR headset in 2018, according to a report based on unnamed sources by Bloomberg writer Mark Gurman. We’ve confirmed some details related to the story.<p>The new headset will work without being tethered to a smartphone or PC, the report said. If …

Virtual Reality

InnSpire builds a computer into an Ethernet cable

Plug one end of InnSpire's InnCable into an Ethernet socket, the other end into a TV set's HDMI port, and you have a very neat Android set-top box. …

Google Home v1.24 prepares to give Google Home users an option to automatically cast to specific TVs and speakers without naming them each time, Bluetooth support coming soon [APK Teardown]

Article Contents<p>1 Teardown<p>1.1 Bluetooth support<br>• 1.2 Default output devices<p>2 Download<p>Quite a few Google apps were given minor version bumps today, but …

Google

Imax brings virtual reality to movie theaters

We went eyes-on with this ambitious new cinema experiment, now open in New York City and Los Angeles.<p>I flew over the Eiffel tower, fought off swarms of attacking mummies and made an entire room my canvas, all in the same day. Sounds impossible? Not with the new Imax Virtual Reality arcade that …

Microsoft ignores VR at its Xbox One X launch event

At its E3 Xbox One X reveal event on Sunday, Microsoft shared a relentless stream of boundary-pushing system specs for the new console, but it stayed surprisingly quiet regarding the future of virtual reality on the device.<p>Few expected announcements related to a simultaneous VR headset launch as …

Formlabs makes high-quality, automated 3D printing more affordable

Your basic hobbyist 3D printer (technically known as Fused Deposition Modeling or FDM) is great for rapid prototyping because, while the objects it prints are a bit rough, the system and its associated printing costs are relatively inexpensive. However, if you want a more polished and …

Xiaomi's $30 Yeelight LED lightstrip takes on Philips Hue for a fraction of the cost

The Yeelight LED lightstrip offers the easiest way to get started with accent lighting.<p>Xiaomi has managed to carve out a niche for itself in the …

HP recasts its gaming Omens

The Omen X Compact Desktop, formerly the VR backpack<p>View from the back<p>Tons of connectors<p>Pluck it out<p>Light show<p>Slip into the Backpack harness<p>Connect to the batteries<p>Pretty comfortable<p>Stylish venting<p>In action<p>Battery<p>Battery dock<p>Dongle me<p>Pattern<p>In action<p>Omen laptops<p>Updated lid look<p>Improved …

Updated HP Omen line shows it's getting serious about gaming

The completely overhauled product line looks, feels and acts more like gaming gear.<p>When we reviewed the 2016 model of HP's Omen gaming laptop, we called it high-performance gaming minus the flashy design. For 2017 HP's dropping a rethought-out line of its Omen gaming systems updated <b>with</b> the flashy …

Google's $5,000 4K digital whiteboard goes on sale

It only took half a year, but Google's first take on a digital whiteboard is finally available. Google has started selling the Jamboard in the US for $4,999 plus $600 per year for management and support ($300 if you buy one by the end of September). As before, it's ultimately a 55-inch 4K display …