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Why Is Home Automation So Hard?

I've been adding a bunch of smart home devices to my home. It's part of an ongoing experiment to see what I can do to make my life easier, my home …

Home Automation

The best wine clubs you can join online

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p><i>Shutterstock/Business Insider</i><p>The Insider Pick:<p>No matter how many apps you have on your phone or how many books you’ve read, buying a …

Wine

Hive's new home monitoring camera isn't bound to its base

Hive is a relatively well-known smart home brand in the UK. It all started with a connected thermostat released back in 2013, endorsed by nationwide utility provider British Gas. Not long after that seal of approval, British Gas acquired the company behind the thermostat, and now the Hive range …

Smart Homes

The Internet Of Things (IOT) Will Be Massive In 2018: Here Are The 4 Predictions From IBM

With the number of connected devices set to top 11 billion – and that’s not including computers and phones – in 2018, Internet of Things will clearly continue to be a hot topic.<p>I had the chance to speak to Bret Greenstein, VP of IBM’s Watson IoT Consumer Business, who highlighted four key trends. …

This little machine can clean your clothes with 10 liters of water and no power

Update: The Drumi is finally in production as of late September, but without an exact ship date. Yirego, the company behind the electricity-free …

Athletic Apparel

Here are the countries and companies that spend the most on R&D

Given a choice of being the disruptor or the disrupted, many would prefer to choose the former.<p>But it's not as easy as just flipping a switch and subsequently reaping the benefits of a forward-looking vision, new product categories, and forthcoming patents. Instead, an organization has to …

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

10 tech gadgets you need if you live in a small home

<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 USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.</i><p>Want to deck out your apartment …

Home Automation

5 smart home devices that make life simpler

Once only a fantasy imagined in movies and television shows, increasingly sophisticated smart home technology has been trickling into the market in …

Smart Homes

5 Ways to Prevent Your Smart Home from Getting Hacked

How to Prevent Smart Home Hacks<p>As the smart-home industry grows rapidly — estimates say it may be worth $21.6 billion by 2020— smart home-security …

University of Michigan

Warren Buffett's Single-Best Piece Of Advice

When it comes to investing, you can’t do much better than Warren Buffett. He’s the financial equivalent of the New York Yankees and the Chicago Cubs (at least the 2016 version).<p>Although most of us will never come close to Buffett’s record on stockpicking — nor should we try — we can pick up on …

Investing

8 places to see in Tokyo

Tokyo is such a fascinating city, where modern meets old. Full of tall glass buildings and the latest technology, yet old shrines and temples are …

A Nobel prize-winning physicist identified three simple steps to mastering any subject

I wasn’t always a good learner. I thought learning was all about the hours you put in. Then I discovered something that changed my life.<p>The famous Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman understood the difference between “knowing something” and “knowing the name of something,” and it’s one of …

Self-improvement

Science says these 7 tactics will help you win any argument

After a highly controversial US election, you're likely to come in contact with someone you don't share the same views with.<p>It's easy for these calm discussions to turn ugly. If they involve family members, it can make the holidays especially stressful.<p>These are the most successful tactics to help …

Wall Street

GE's new $1,500 dishwasher automatically orders detergent on Amazon before you run out

The dishwasher connects to Wifi and tracks your wash cycles; when you're running low on detergent, it will automatically order more on Amazon.<p>To get started, you select the type of detergent pods you want on GE's app, and enter how many you have currently. You then tell the app how far in advance …

Smart Homes
Environmentalism

That Samsung fridge on your holiday list could be stuck at sea

The electronics giant is fighting to get 1,500 tons of its products from ships that are unable to dock in California so they'll be in stores in time for Black Friday.<p>Up to $38 million of Samsung's products are stranded out at sea in California, and it could cost the company even more to get them …

Shipping

Fatigue Demo Echoes Old School Isometric Horror

Tearing a blood-stained page from the likes of I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream, Sanitarium and The Black Mirror, Fatigue [Itch page] is a throwback …

Black Mirror

Ten Things Never To Say While Negotiating A Job Offer

In this new-millennium talent market we are all learning how to sell. We are learning that a job search is a sales and marketing process.<p>If you get to the end of a recruiting pipeline and you get a job offer that is too low for you to accept, don’t get mad. Don’t be miffed or affronted. Mother …

Employment

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Microsoft Outlook adds Concur's travel booking and expense tools, via Office 365

Microsoft said it will enable travel booking and expense reporting powered by Concur to happen in business apps many employees already use by autumn …

Microsoft Office

17 world heritage wonders in South-East Asia

Packed with wild parks, natural wonders and ancient temples – it is amazing that South-East Asia has so few (just 37) UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We …

5 Google Trip-Planning Tricks That Beat Any Travel Agent

When planning a trip, your laptop screen usually looks like a tangled mess: Dozens of open tabs, hours upon hours of research and more flight-searching sites than you could ever keep track of.<p>But of course, Google is trying to change that. The tech giant launched a new Destinations tool, which lets …

Air Travel

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New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

7. Until Dawn: Rush Of Blood

VR is nearly here, and we'll finally find out whether it'll be a video game revolution or one of the biggest anti-climaxes in the history of the …

Horror

Microsoft to open first UK data centres for cloud computing business

Satya Nadella announces expansion amid competition from Amazon and growing scrutiny of personal data storage<p>Microsoft has announced a major investment in UK data centres that will allow the software giant to offer its cloud computing service from Britain for the first time.<p>The company plans to …

Google just released powerful new artificial intelligence software — and it's open source

On Monday, the tech giant released TensorFlow, a new AI system that's used in everything from recognizing speech on a noisy sidewalk to finding photos of your pet dog Fluffy.<p>And in a rare move for Google, it's making its software open source, meaning anyone can access and edit the code.<p>The software …

Artificial Intelligence

Augmented reality device turns your arm into a keyboard

Japanese electronics maker NEC has unveiled a unique input mechanism that allows you to type on your arm using augmented reality.<p>The system is called …

Google acquires iOS app developer Fly Labs to enhance Google Photos

<i>Fly Labs,</i> developer of popular video editing apps for iOS, today confirmed it’s being acquired by Google in an announcement on its website. As part of the deal, the company will leave behind its own apps and continue work on photo and video products at Google.<p>Fly Labs confirmed it will be working …