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Yale unveils new Works with Nest smart lock

The new Yale Linus lock aims to be a fully integrated smart-home security device, and it looks promising.<p>Digital locks are some of the most practical smart-home upgrades out there, but a very legitimate concern is whether they just introduce digital vulnerability to the problem of home …

Home Automation

Keeping track? Cloud software reshapes project management

Attention, stressed-out project managers of the world. Two of the most visible collaboration software companies trying to solve the perennial …

Project Management

Developers Who Illegally Demolished Pub Ordered to Rebuild it Exactly as it Was

Developers who could not get their plan approved to replace a 1920s London pub with an apartment block decided to move forward with their plan anyway, demolishing the historical building without permission. Now, the developers are being ordered to rebuild the pub exactly as it was before it was …

Dwell

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Home Tours

BlueGuard combines a lock and a cam to patrol your door

The bluetooth enabled deadbolt includes a doorbell and a camera to make sure your front door is covered.<p>A smart lock, a smart doorbell and a smart camera rolled into one, BlueGuard wants to take care of everything you could need to keep your front door safe with a single device. From electronics …

Smart Homes

Lima Showcases Its Mobile App For Its Dropbox Alternative

French startup Lima is presenting another piece of its offering at CES, the mobile app. And it is a very promising app for those who backed Lima to seamlessly access their photos, music library and movies from their phones and tablets. While the team still needs to polish the app interface, it goes …

Apps

SnapCam is iON's new $150 wearable lifelogging camera

What's the opposite of a selfie? Not sure? Well, we'd argue any photo from the SnapCam by iON (of Air Pro action camera fame) would fit that description. SnapCam is the latest entrant into the wearable lifelogging market (you may know Autographer, or Narrative already). The 1.5-inch square device …

This is the Fitbit Surge, a $250 'superwatch' with built-in GPS

GPS and heart rate monitoring headline Fitbit's next flagship wearable<p>Fitbit is preparing to launch three new fitness trackers in the coming weeks. Two of those will be the Charge and Charge HR. The Charge looks to be a revision of the Fitbit Force, which was pulled off the market after it caused …

Samsung Galaxy Alpha review: a direct iPhone 6 competitor

Samsung’s first metal-framed phone is a massive leap in design quality and small enough to use comfortably with one hand<p>Samsung’s new Galaxy Alpha Android smartphone finally demonstrates that the South Korean company can do high-quality design and fantastic quality, posing the question: why wait …

In-depth coverage and analysis of the construction industry.

TASK FORCE TACKLES AN EVER-INCREASING PROBLEM BY KATIE KUEHNER-HEBERT As the costs to resolve delays...<p>AGC celebrates 100 years with ambitious …

Constructor - July/August 2014

Discover How to Improve Your Family Life and More

Home<p>Topics<p>Marriage<br>• Parenting<br>• Growth<br>• Health<br>• Beauty<p>Help & Settings<p>Log In<p>Information<p>About<br>• Advertise<p>What is most important almost always involves the people …

Exposure Basics: How to Choose ISO, Aperture, and Shutter Speed Settings

If you’re trying to break free from the auto settings on your camera and make an entry into the world of manual, it’s necessary to understand ISO, …

Here's How to Stop Facebook From Snooping in Your Web History

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>This week, Facebook announced it was expanding its evil empire adding targeted advertising based on …

Logo Design: RGB

We keep going through our weekly journey checking out great logos! We're thinking ahead and we want to find new topics, good ones, to share with you …

Graphic Design

How to master Android Voice Commands, beyond Google Now

When Apple first introduced Siri with the iPhone 4S, it was not the first time the world had seen voice control, but it did mark the first time a major company was releasing it to the world simultaneously on millions of mobile devices as their most prominent feature.<p>Despite its innumerable flaws …

Creating a Culture of Quality

In most industries, quality has never mattered more. New technologies have empowered customers to seek out and compare an endless array of products from around the globe. Shoppers can click to find objective data compiled by experts at organizations such as Consumer Reports and J.D. Power and go …

Purpose of Construction Estimates

Purpose of estimating is to give a reasonably accurate idea of the cost<p>An estimate is necessary to give the owner a reasonably accurate idea of the …

Construction Project Management

Definition of Construction Project Management? Construction Project Management refers to the practice of administration construction projects in …

Project Management

Common Types of Construction Contracts

While <i>construction contracts</i> serve as a means of pricing construction, they also structure the allocation of risk to the various parties involved. The …

What is Construction Management?

<b>Construction management</b> is a professional field that focuses on each part of the construction process of any built environment. Construction …

Six Sigma Project Management

Employing Six Sigma for the business environment is for achieving well-defined goals. The project selected for deploying Six Sigma is not …

Bored of your normal résumé? Sumry wants to replace it with an interactive timeline

Looking for a job and sending out résumés is a full-time job in itself, and in order to make yourself stand out from the crowd you might be considering adding some flourishes to your existing CV.<p>However, tweaking that existing Microsoft Word template isn’t going to cut it. According to Sumry, a …

4 Essential Apps for Mobile Photo Editing

Post-processing is an important part of photography, and it becomes even more important with smartphone photos that may lack depth of color and and …

Why Mirrorless?

The Best Android Launchers You Can Download Today

We love Android devices as much as the next person, but sometimes the vanilla Android experience leaves us wanting a little more. Thankfully, it’s possible to change the whole look and feel of your Android device with only the minimum of effort – and no need to root.<p>Android launchers, or home …

5 Tips for Successful HDR Photos

Mobile Photography

12 Gifts For Brand Snobs

Design Snobs. You know the ones. They walk into the holiday party and immediately tally the host’s inventory: Eames Chair? Check. Noguchi coffee table? Check. And oh my! Vince Guaraldi Trio is coming from the speakers of a Dieter Rams SK2 radio by Braun. So what on earth do you gift this cultural …

Product Design