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Third-party SmartThings device maker gets retail product line

At CES, CentraLite announces a partnership with Lowe's Iris.<p>LAS VEGAS -- CentraLite may not be a household name yet, but this third-party manufacturer of SmartThings , PEQ , Ubisys and other home automation brands, has just locked down a partnership with Lowe's Iris <i>and</i> introduced a couple of new …

Home Automation

iPad with stereo speakers pictured in alleged manufacturing render, claimed to be larger iPad prototype

It looks like it is the season of sketchy schematics and component leaks again. Posted by NowhereElse.fr, this image is supposed to confirm the existence of an imminent larger iPad. According to the site, the images come from a source that was reliable in the past, passing over sketches of iPhone 6 …

China's Xiaomi doubled its revenue to $12 billion in 2014

The smartphone maker sold 61 million phones<p>Xiaomi is still the biggest smartphone maker most folks in the West have never heard of. How big, exactly? According to Reuters, the Chinese company raked in a massive 74.3 billion yuan (about $12 billion) in 2014.<p>Chief executive Lei Jun said on his …

China

Say hello to the second generation of Narrative's wearable camera

It's been more than a year since the first generation of Narrative's lifelogging camera made its debut, which means that it's high time for the company to unveil a sequel. It's here at CES that we finally get to see what it's been working on, and you'd be forgiven for thinking that nothing much has …

Man Quits Job to Convert Old Van into Mobile Home to Travel the World

Travelers

HootSuite

Report: Montblanc 'e-Strap' can turn any watch into a smartwatch

Watch companies have a lot to worry about in 2015.<p>It will be the year of the smartwatch, if Apple has anything to say about it, and traditional watch …

Scribd Raises $22M For Its Subscription E-Book Service

Scribd, a company offering unlimited access to half a million e-books for $8.99 a month, is announcing that it has raised $22 million in additional funding.<p>The round was led by Khosla Ventures, with Khosla partner Keith Rabois (previously an executive at PayPal, LinkedIn, Slide, and Square) joining …

eBooks

Alcatel looks to undercut everyone with cheap new smartwatch

Alcatel has announced its first ever smartwatch, a device that it claims will create "a new market segment: the affordable smart watch." The budget phone maker says that its imaginatively named Watch will be available "at a fraction of the cost of competitors" — although the company has yet to …

Wearable Tech