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John Clancy’s Mission to Stir the ‘Sleeping Giant’ that is Crestron Home Automation

John Clancy was a member of the CEDIA board of directors and CTO of the giant home-technology integration company Audio Command Systems when he heard …

Via International Ceases Operations: High-End Home Technology Group in Receivership

Via International, the bold merger of six high-end, high-profile CE Pro Top 100 home technology integrators, is in receivership after two years of …

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Maximum PC

Hard hitting concise reviews and kick ass recommendations<p>In every issue of Maximum PC we look at the latest hardware to give you the low-down on …

Colorful Pipes In The Dalles

These pipes carry water in and out of Google's The Dalles, Ore., data center. The blue pipes supply cold water and the red pipes return the warm water back to be cooled.

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Facts & Fiction About a Wild Houston Appreciation Weekend

Photo by Marco Torres<p><b>FACT: Drake Went 50 Songs Deep For Houston</b> The set list for Friday's show is legendary in its own right. Drake went to bat for …

Dropcam adds $29 motion sensors (and teaches its cam to recognize cats)

Dropcam, whose Wi-Fi video security system impressed us when we previously tried it, is now adding separate motion sensors to its product range. Costing just $29 each, Dropcam Tabs are small, weather-resistant devices that can be attached to doors, windows, and valuables. They use Bluetooth LE to …

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

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How Sonos Completely Changed My Music Listening Habits

Almost everyone uses some form of music streaming service these days and there’s a never-ending list of options: Spotify, Pandora, Deezer, Rdio, Google Play Music and 8tracks are just a few among the ton of services out there. However, you probably have little time to actually listen to all the …

Apple Targets Big Spenders With New Loyalty Program Discounts

Apple has made some changes to its Customer Loyalty Program, adding new items and increasing the discount offered on existing ones.<p>The discounts — which quietly went into effect last week — are on offer to people who spend upwards of $5,000 on Apple products in a 12-month period, making this a …

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Pebble Launches Its Appstore For iOS, Android Version Coming Soon

Pebble started shipping its new Pebble Steel hardware last week, but until today, the version of the companion app available to the general public didn’t contain any of the version 2.0 goodness that granted access to the Pebble appstore. The new appstore is being billed as the “first open platform …

EPIC Barrel Roll stunt! James May's 2nd attempt | Top Gear at the Movies

It’s Decision Time, and I Need Your Help

There comes a time in every man’s life when he’s got to break free . . .<p>Sorry, wrong blog. Started singing a Ricky Van Shelton song there for a …

2014: The year of the iPhone-controlled everything

There are some technologies that happened way earlier than they had any right to. Frankly, putting a man on the moon in the days when the Apollo Guidance Computer really did have less power than a pocket calculator was an insane achievement.<p>And then there are those technologies that have taken way, …

5 Smart Home Companies to Watch in 2014

If 2013 was the year smart home became sexy again, 2014 is the year it will go mass market.<p>And while service providers with managed home services are a big part of why smart home is reaching a wider audience, here are some other interesting companies helping to lead the charge in 2014.<p><b>Revolv</b><p>A few …

Twerking, what the fox says, and selfies: The biggest social media moments of 2013

In spite of rampant government and corporate surveillance, the lemmings of social media remained undeterred this year in their quest to share, share, share.<p>And all we got out of it was this lousy Harlem Shake. And a major life moment for Miley Cyrus. And a big reveal on what the fox says.<p>Here are …

Best iPad Apps of 2013

2013 has been another memorable year for the iPad App Store. The number of apps designed specifically for the iPad hit the 500,000 milestone this year and is now well on its way to 600,000. By now, there are excellent iPad apps for just about any purpose. From heavy-duty productivity and business …

Untethered iOS 7 Jailbreak Arrives For iPhone, iPad and iPod

It’s been three months since iOS 7 was made available to the public in September alongside Apple’s new iPhones and such a major overhaul of the operating system meant that there was no longer a jailbreak available since all known exploits were now plugged.<p>It’s been a long wait for those that like …

'PKPKT' is a Bluetooth iPhone game for kleptomaniacs

<i>PKPKT</i> (pronounced "pickpocket") is a new iPhone game that uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) to simulate digital pickpocketing. Each player starts with $1,000 dollars in fake money, and can make more money by stealing from nearby <i>PKPT</i> users even if the app isn't open, thanks to the technical wizardry …

Five iPhone Cases That Cost More Than Your iPhone

For the ironic friend in your life. But the joke’s on you, because this plastic case actually costs more than $1,000.<p><b>MORE</b>: The 10 Most Discussed …

50 Things Men Want You to Know Right Now About Dating & Sex

We took to the internet via Reddit and polled our male pals to get their straightforward answers.<p>We understand the importance of an quality sex tip: The key is to ultimately pleasure <i>yourself</i>, but while pleasing your guy in the process. So we took to the internet via Reddit and polled our male pals …

The Secrets Men Keep

MC's male dating blogger, Rich Santos, reveals what men really think about sex, dating, relationships, and you.<p><i>MC</i>'s male dating blogger, Rich Santos, reveals what men really think about sex, dating, relationships, and you. Plus, get more great dating advice!

Product reviews, how-tos, deals and the latest tech news - CNET

Top Deals and Promotions<p>CNET may get a commission from these offers.<p>Ltd. Ed. Deep Radiance<p>360-degree sound with deep bass, 100-foot Bluetooth range, 20-hour playtime, less than 2 pounds and fully waterproof.<p>Ultra-light and comfortable. Plus great sound, excellent call quality, wireless and wired …

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Winklevoss Twin Discusses Bitcoin on Reddit

Cameron Winklevoss, one half of the notorious twin brothers who once battled Mark Zuckerberg over the origin of Facebook, took to Reddit to host an AMA this weekend to discuss the duo’s big interest: Bitcoin.<p>The Winklevoss twins were early Bitcoin advocates but have never revealed their total …

An iOS Travel App That Caters To Last-Minute Trip Planners

As more travelers book experiences and activities on the go, the startup Peek is tackling the $27 billion activities market in the U.S. with an emphasis on mobile. On Thursday, the company debuted its first mobile app, personalizing experiences for travelers and locals based on their …

YouTube Reveals Its Top 10 Videos of 2013

There are more than 6 billion hours of videos watched on YouTube each month so it’s certainly a barometer of what may be viral or popular in the mainstream. With that, the Google-owned video site is once again releasing its annual list of the top videos and channels of 2013.<p>Perhaps unsurprisingly, …

The Cable Industry is Imploding: What Providers Must Do to Stay Alive

Cable is dying of a slow, drawn out death.<p>It’s not at the hands of Netflix, nor at the hands of fiber optic technology. It’s not even at the hands of the Internet. Cable is strangling itself with its own wires.<p>Before we get to cable’s end, let’s start at its beginning. Cable companies thrive …

Xbox One vs. the PlayStation 4: A battle over services, not chips

If you start counting from the Magnavox Odyssey, we've been playing console games for seven generations now. Yes, it's crazy to think of, but it's even more alarming to realize that the industry has been in an all-out "war" since generation three. For better or worse, competition became a part of …

Forget LED bulbs—the future of interior lighting is lasers

Steven DenBaars, a research scientist at UC Santa Barbara, has been working on LED lights for 20 years. He has been instrumental in pushing them to the point that they are the true heir to Edison’s electric bulb. But in his own head, and in his lab, DenBaars is already onto the next big thing: …