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Friday Labs unveils new minimalist & easy-to-install smart lock w/ HomeKit support

As HomeKit continues to expand in popularity, a pair of new smart locks have been introduced that both embrace the platform. Friday Labs has introduced the new Friday Lock, while Danalock has unveiled a new V3 smart lock.<p>First, the Friday Lock claims to be the “world’s smallest smart lock” with the …

Dota 2’s Kiev Major ended with a bizarre video of women, and nobody is happy about it

The closing video was handled poorly from start to finish<p>The finals of the Kiev Major concluded on April 30, bringing to a close one of <i>Dota 2</i> developer and publisher Valve’s few official competitive events of the year for the game. It’s typical for these events to wind down from exciting, tense …

Media Industry

LG’s new 42.5-inch monitor can display four inputs at once

A 42.5-inch 4K IPS with FreeSync and oodles of ports<p>LG’s latest monitor is a big beast aimed at pro customers used to juggling multiple displays. It’s 42.5 inches wide, and has enough ports to show four screens at once from different sources. Oh, and it’s available for preorder for $697 (that price …

Customers

3 Ways to Turn Your House Into a Smart Home for Under $200

The vast majority of Americans—71 percent—wish they could monitor and control their homes while away. Even 36 percent of renters say they’d pay more …

Samsung goes big on smart fridges with 10 new models

Samsung must have done alright with its crazy WiFi-connected smart fridges last year, because it's launching six more in 2017, for a total of 10. That includes both three-door, four-door and four-door "flex" models with dual freezers (shown above). It's also updated the fridge's OS to Family Hub …

LG's 'blade-like' TV is as thin as four credit cards and hangs on the walls using just magnets

This year's CES in Las Vegas has seen a number of OLED televisions being launched. None, however, are as thin at this offering from LG.<p>Dubbed …

Gear & Gadgets

'Real' manga shop in Tokyo targets tourists

TOKYO -- An alliance of major Japanese manga publishers has opened a specialty shop in Tokyo that has a rather hefty mission -- to dent overseas …

Tammax Smart Mirror Hits Kickstarter (video)

If you don’t fancy making your very own smart mirror using hardware such as the awesome Raspberry Pi mini PC, you may be interested in the new Tammax …

Raspberry Pi
Cinematography

Stripe show: the limited-edition Wedgwood by Lee Broom collection is top of the lines

To celebrate ten years in business, London-based designer Lee Broom has collaborated with British heritage brand Wedgwood on a collection of vases and bowls, pictured above. The four vessels, launching this month in a limited edition of 15, have been made in classic Jasperware at Wedgwood’s …

Design

Quarter Word Clock

CuClock’s word clock is compact and affordable, but it’s only for people who can afford to take it easy – the clock tells time only in fifteen minute …

Atmoph Window

A 27″ 1080p matte digital video frame with a 2W speaker. It comes loaded with 10 high resolution videos, with more available on its store, as well as …

Apps

Ex-Apple engineers are making incredible tech for your car — here's their first product

A trio of ex-Apple engineers launched a new company out of stealth mode in June. It's called Pearl, and it makes tech for your car.<p>Fifty out of Pearl's 70 employees used to work at Apple. But instead of focusing on building a new kind of car or a self-driving car system, like Apple and so many …

Autonomous Cars

How to build a killer home theater without breaking the bank

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. Our picks and opinions are independent from any business incentives.</i><p>Tax season is finally upon us, and if you're lucky …

Audiophile

The world was a dark and dreary place until these 10 ‘As Seen on TV’ gadgets came along

Is the tumultuous political landscape getting you down? Worried we’re on the verge of devastating war and economic collapse? We were pretty depressed …

Inventions

The world's smallest USB-C laptop charger—I'm in love

This might sound a little odd, but my favorite gadget of this young year is a laptop power adapter.<p>[UPDATE, July 2017: I’m no longer in love. I’ve …

Gear & Gadgets

Torture Tested: The World's Most Durable Gear

I review a lot of feathery-light outdoor kit in my job. It’s great for moving fast but isn’t super durable. To find out what’s on the other end of the spectrum, I called a list of people—from ski patrollers to firefighters to and trail builders—who thrash their gear on a regular basis. Here are …

New Mexico

‘Liquid glass’ promises to protect your phone from bumps and scratches

<i>Editor’s note: Since this article’s publication, IndieGoGo has flagged ProtectPax’s crowdfunding campaign for review. We suggest holding off on</i> …

Crowd Funding

22 Healthy Soup Recipes to Warm You Over

Whether it's cold weather, the flu, or a lousy mood, there's nothing like the pick-me-up that a bowl of soup can provide. Instead of feasting on calorie-laden, cream-based soups, make one of these healthy recipes instead. Whether you're a meat eater, vegan, or vegetarian, you'll find the perfect …

How to watch Super Bowl 2017 if you don't have cable

The New England Patriots will play the Atlanta Falcons for the Lombardi Trophy this year. Find out how you can watch the game live and for free.<p>The matchup for Super Bowl LI (that's 51 to you non-Romans) is set. Tom Brady and the New England Patriots will take on Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons …

NFL

Understanding all the Different Image File Formats

When you take a photograph, what is essentially happening is that the camera is capturing data, which creates a digital image. There are many …

Tutorials

How to buy an affordable laptop in 7 easy steps

If you've only got, say, less than $600 to spend, you're walking into the tech equivalent of a minefield.<p>Sometimes, though, you have no choice. So to help you ensure nothing blows up, we've put together a few quick pointers to walk you through this delicate process.

Computer Hardware

Location tracking + machine learning = modern parenting

Forget the helicopter. Jiobit uses GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and cellular triangulation to keep an eye on your kiddo.<p>Let's be honest: Kids can be a little <i>too</i> easy to lose. Some parents cave and use a safety harness, but who likes to walk their toddlers on a leash? Others buy GPS tracking wearables that …

Machine Learning

Try This 8-Week Plank Challenge to Get Stronger From Head to Toe

For building a strong core and getting more stable during runs, nothing beats the plank for strength-training.<p>Planks challenge your arms, legs, chest, shoulders, and butt, not to mention make your abs quiver like an earthquake when done properly. Best of all, you can do them anywhere and tweak them …

Workouts

AXIS Makes it Easy to Motorize Existing Shades

AXIS says the company’s Gear is “the first shading solution designed specifically to motorize existing window shades.” In addition to being one of …

This Logitech Harmony remote lets Amazon Alexa control your digital life

Amazon’s virtual personal assistant Alexa is quickly becoming the top digital assistant in the world, and that’s largely due to Amazon’s decision to …

Skinners barefoot running socks are so durable you can walk on broken glass

Back in June of 2016, we featured Skinners as an awesome piece of new tech that wasn’t available for purchase yet. Having recently exceeded their …

Leonardo Da Vinci

Bluetooth 5 now available to device manufacturers, offering 2x speed and 4x range improvements

Earlier this year, it was announced that Bluetooth 5 would be the new wireless standard, replacing Bluetooth 4.2 and now, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group has officially adopted the platform and made it available to manufacturers to use in devices…<p>Bluetooth 5 includes a variety of enhancements …

Forget speakers — just use everyone’s phones with Amplify

Who needs speakers at a party when you’ve got dozens of guests along with their mobile phones? Amplify is a new app that emerged from the TechCrunch …

Disrupt NY

Matrix Smartwatch Charges Using Your Body Heat (video)

Current smartwatch owners that find charging their wearable device on a daily basis a chore, may be interested in a new wrist worn smartwatch which …

Wearable Tech