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A British company has invented a boiler that generates electricity as well as heat

The Flow boiler provides both hot water and heat for the flats and apartments it is installed in but, on top of that, it also produces electric energy that can power household appliances.<p>It aims at covering several energy needs with one single energy source, potentially allowing customers to …

Electrical Grid

Google is giving Chromecast owners $6 in Play Store credit

Do you own a Chromecast? Well, Google just gave you $6 to spend in the Play Store on movies, music and more. All you have to do is head over to the Chromecast Offers page and connect to your personal dongle. From there, you'll be able to see the available offers, and one of those should be the …

DIY Digital Clock Constructed From 1916 Individual Components

If you are looking for an electronics project to keep you busy this weekend and far into the future, you might be interested in creating your own DIY …

Arduino

How to use WhatsApp from your computer

Tired of only being able to access your WhatsApp conversations on your phone? Read this.<p>Typing long messages or holding multiple WhatsApp conversations on your smartphone is possible, but there are times when typing away on a full keyboard and viewing messages on a full-size computer screen would …

Apps

60 of the Best Android Apps Launched in 2014

Android really came into its own in 2014, with the Material Design language, several great devices, and most importantly, scores of brilliant apps for the platform.<p>Here are our favorites that launched this year. You can view all 60 on one (very long) page here.<p>Photos and Video<p>Dropbox’s clever …

Motorola slashes £100 off the new Moto X for a limited time

While Motorola's Nexus 6 is still missing from Google Play in the UK, there are plenty of Android flagship alternatives to choose from. However, the company's hoping you'll stay close to home and pick the slightly smaller and lower-specced Moto X, especially now that it's had £100 slashed off the …

Moto makes lost keys and phones a thing of the past

Motorola isn't done releasing small yet convenient accessories this year, apparently. It just unveiled the Keylink, a Bluetooth key fob that helps you find both your smartphone <i>and</i> your keys. If you lose your phone between the seat cushions, you can push a button on the Keylink to make it ring from …

This website turns .gifs into boot animations

Ah, Reddit. The source of all things… innovative. If you’re tired of the same old boot animation on your device, you’re in luck. Someone created a website that can turn any .gif file into your device’s boot animation.<p>The website comes from Reddit user eth0izzle, and is currently only an alpha …

Animation

Landscape Photographer of the Year 2014