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The Best Product of 2012: The Philips Hue LED Lighting System

Creating a nearly perfect product—especially one involving electricity—is no easy feat. The software has to be airtight and intuitive. The hardware needs to be durable and attractive. And it all has to work together with rare harmony.<p>So while 2012 saw a number of very good products, there were very …

'Recalling 1993' transforms Manhattan pay phones into audio time capsules

New York City was a very different place twenty years ago. <i>Recalling 1993</i> surfaces memories of early-nineties New York City by turning every Manhattan pay phone into an audio time capsule. The campaign lets anyone dial 1-(855)-FOR-1993 from a pay phone to listen to a memory specific to the local …

Springpad 4.0 mashes Pinterest and Evernote into one app

There's a plethora of life-organization, note-keeping apps out there — from the very simple like Google Keep to the endlessly customizable Evernote. Springpad has thus far managed to carve out a niche among these apps by focusing on solid media categorization features, context-awareness, and social …

Latest tech multimillionaire is still in school

Meet Nick D’Aloisio, a regular 17-year-old and possibly the world’s youngest tech multimillionaire after his smartphone app was sold to Yahoo for an estimated $30 million.<p>The British teen, who started designing apps at the age of 12, came up with the idea for Summly while doing school work.<p>“I was …

iPad mini vs Nexus 7 vs Nexus 10 vs Surface RT: tablet comparison review

(Please note: this is <i>not</i> a comprehensive roundup of every tablet on the market, <i>nor</i> a detailed list of every specification of those tablets. It's my …