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Parkland students press Washington for gun control ahead of March for Our Lives

<b>(CNN) —</b> A day ahead of March for Our Lives, the South Florida school shooting survivors leading the gun control demonstration made their presence felt Friday in Washington, pressing lawmakers for their cause and asking why more restrictions hadn't already been passed.<p>Students from Marjory Stoneman …

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May tells Trump of 'deep concern' over US trade tariff plans

Prime minister uses phone call on Syria to raise issue of president’s trade posturing<p>Theresa May has called Donald Trump to raise Britain’s “deep concern” over plans to impose tariffs of 25% on imports of steel and 10% on aluminium amid US threats of a trade war with China and escalating tensions …

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Keen Home Raises $1.52M To Bring Its Smart Home Vents To Market

Smart thermostats are great, but they often do not regulate the temperature of individual rooms. That’s where Keen Home’s Smart Vents come into play. The company first announced their product at Disrupt NY 2013 and is today announcing $1.52M in seed funding to bring it to market.<p>The seed round was …

“Nestify” has become a word to rival “Uberization” for the internet of things industry

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>“Uber for x” is now ubiquitous in the service industry, with new companies attempting to transform the mundane with an …

An Energy-Saving Air Vent In The Cloud Designed By A 13-Year-Old

Father and daughter team Gabi and Shani Zuniga put their heads together with neighbor and long-time friend Danny Eizips to create Ventix, a home heating and cooling device controlled by the cloud.<p>Think of it like Nest, but one step into the future. While the Nest thermostat controls your entire …

Pavlok is a habit-forming wearable that will shock you

"Wake up sleepy head... it's time to go to the gym." "Put down those chips!" "Stop wasting time on Facebook." If any of the above statements resonate with you, then you're not alone. Maneesh Sethi, author and Stanford alumnus has said all of the above to himself at one point, and wanted to know …

If Apple releases its own smart home hardware, think connected speakers and TVs

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>It’s always been a question of when — and not if — in assessing Apple’s plans for the connected home, although a better …

LittleBits' Arduino module puts the focus on programming, not wiring

Getting your feet wet with programmable hardware can be tricky; even if you're comfortable with coding, you may not want to break out the soldering iron just to build a usable device. LittleBits is aware of just how intimidating these make-it-yourself gadgets can be, so it has just launched its …

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