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Manage Your Big Data With These 4 Pointers

As big data becomes more accessible, one needs to master it.<p>Big Data can be defined as the massive amount of structured and unstructured information that a business accumulates daily, spanning anywhere from business transactions to social networking insights. Without the proper management tools, …

How to Build a High-Functioning Swimming Pool

Throughout the arc of human history, man has known a few immutable truths.<p>Death is inevitable.<p>Happiness is fleeting.<p>Water and electronics don’t …

The Pirate Bay, ExtraTorrent, BARBG and other torrent sites you can use in 2017 - IBTimes India

Among the torrent sites you can use in 2017, the Pirate Bay tops the list with Alexa ranking of 116, followed by ExtraTorrent.<p>Anti-piracy …

The Best Wireless Multiroom Speakers for Your Home

Wi-Fi-connected speakers are capable of delivering significantly better audio quality than Bluetooth offerings. Because they typically connect to your home network, they can also deliver seamless multiroom audio, coupled with easy controls from your smartphone or tablet.<p>Wireless speaker with Wi-Fi …

Harvard's complete photography course is now available for free online [updated]

If your resolution for 2017 is to take better photographs than your current blurry, badly composed effort, you’ll want to check out this free MOOC from Harvard University –the school where Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates cut their teeth.<p>ALISON – one of the many repositories of online learning …

70+ Free Web Design Resources You Never Knew Existed

by Bradley Nice, Content Manager at ClickHelp.co<p>No matter how creative and knowledgeable you are in web design, you cannot come up with the best web …

Here's the perfect launcher for your oversized Android phone

If you’re rocking a large Android phone like the Nexus 6 or the recently-introduced Mi Max that I’m currently reviewing, you’re probably wondering how to make use of all that expansive screen real estate to get the most out of your device.<p>You can start with your homescreen: who needs massive icons …

HomeKit In iOS 9 Supports New Sensors And Devices, And Much More

HomeKit, which is Apple’s platform for the connected home, was unveiled last summer, is beginning to pick up support from some well-established …

This German Glass Sphere Will Revolutionize Solar Power

A new sun-tracking solar generator created by German solar startup Rawlemon. The man behind the invention is Andre Broessel, who is an …

Apple Homekit vs Google Brillo and Weave, More Alike Than Not?

In 2014 Apple announced that Homekit was coming to iOS, and predicted that it would enable broader adoption and easier implementation of the Internet …

Smart home buying guide

Smart home automation puts remote control of your comfort, convenience, and safety at your fingertips, no matter where you are.<p>Good news: you can now …

Vivint Launches A New Home Automation System Complete With A Tiny Doorbell Camera

Home security and automation starts and ends with the front door. It needs to keep the bad guys out yet let the good guys in without hassle. Either a system gets it right or it doesn’t, and, until now, I had yet to see a system that’s truly impressive. Meet the Vivint Sky Smart Home — a home …

Education on Air

Do you need a $249 'smart' water filter?

There seem to be three mindsets when it comes to the water we drink. You can care a lot about it and buy bottled; care a lot about it and have a water filter; or you just drink from the tap. Maybe it's because I fit into the third category that water filters don't really seem like a growth market …

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Disney Infinity 3.0 has been officially revealed with new Star Wars and Avengers Age of Ultron Play Sets

<b>Update (7/8 1:40pm):</b> Disney has now officially revealed a August 30th release date for Disney Infinity 3.0 on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U and Windows PC. Pre-orders are now up at most retailers including Amazon and you’ll find more details about what will be offered at launch below.<p>After …

Tesla's Powerwall by the Numbers

When Tesla Motors allowed other companies to use its patented technology and later announced the building of the Gigafactory, I had a feeling that …

Tesla's expected home battery announcement could spark energy revolution

The man behind the electric car revolution is expected to unveil a large-scale battery capable of powering an entire house, during an announcement at …

Top 6 essential smart home accessories (Video)

There’s no denying that connected smart home accessories are on the rise. Apple’s HomeKit is slowly making an entrance into this space, but for the moment there are a wide variety of accessories available that can make your house a lot cooler. Today we’re taking a look at some of the essential …

This iOS connected hybrid trash can vacuum is “the world’s first smartcan”

Next up on the road to making absolutely everything in our lives connected: the trash can. Dubbed “the world’s first smartcan,” the Bruno trash can comes with all the usual suspects in tow, including reminders, notifications and one-touch ordering directly on your smartphone. But the intelligent …

How do you catch the sun to make electricity at night? This German inventor has an answer.

Wolfram Walter is a man obsessed with things electric.<p>He’s electrified his bicycle. He’s electrified his Porsche. When he introduces his dog, Paula, you almost expect him to tell you that he’s electrified her, too.<p>Not yet, but you never know. The engineer from a small town in southwestern Germany …

Microsoft teams up with edX to offer free online IT classes

EdX is no stranger to teaming up with tech organizations to offer online courses, and previous partners include the Linux Foundation and even Google. Now, it's Microsoft's turn to join forces with the online learning platform. The company says its courses will help you "build innovative …

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The Piper smart hub monitors and manages your home for £119

"Connected home" gadgets are all about giving you greater awareness and control over what's happening in your crib. Most "internet of things" products for the home at targeted to specific uses, such as remote surveillance or heating control. Piper is slightly different, in that it attempts to tie …

What you need to know about solar energy

Right now, you can install relatively cheap technology on your own roof and power your house, gadgets and even your car. For free! Sorcery? Not so much. The Earth receives more energy from our sun in about <i>one hour</i> than humans consume in an entire year. That's why solar power was the second leading …

How to get started with home automation through Z-Wave

For many of us, smart homes seem like a far off concept from a science fiction novel set hundreds of years in the future. Imagine things like appliances that learn our schedules, lights that turn off after we leave a room, locks that can be remotely triggered to let yourself (or others) into your …

[New App] Watchup Brings A Customized Newscast To Your Tablet On Your Schedule

Who's got time to sit down and watch the news? No one, that's who. Watchup aims to save you from uninteresting news and endless hunting around on the …

Google Releases Huge Text-To-Speech (TTS) For Android Update v3.0 With High-Quality Voices, New Languages, And UI Changes [APK Download]

Article Contents<p>I love Update Wednesdays, and today we've already seen pretty decent updates to several Google apps. As you've already seen, Google …

Brightup Is A Smart Home Lighting System That Works With Your Existing Bulbs And Lamps

Smart home lighting is a growing field, with entrants including Philips and LIFX, but one other new contender has a different approach that might appeal more to some. The Brightup system consists of plug socket hardware and in-wall dimmers, connected to and controlled by a central hub via Z-Wave RF …

Day Zero: How the Oculus Rift dev community is collaborating to change the world

The software development environment for the Oculus Rift is the Wild West, and Teddy Lipowitz is as clever a prospector as they come.<p>Maybe that analogy is a bit off; the violence and competitiveness that characterized the 19th century gold rush doesn't exist among Oculus Rift game developers. …

Want To See More Of The New Nexus 7? We've Got Everything You Need Right Here

The new Nexus 7 is no secret. It's been leaked, leaked, and leaked again. But up until today, we hadn't seen the <i>actual</i> device in the flesh. One lucky …