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MIT's Local Warming system warms you while you wander

Thought experiment time, folks: what would do you if you wanted to warm up a few people in a big, chilly room? Prevailing logic says to crank up the heat, but let's be honest here: sometimes the prevailing logic sucks. The folks from MIT's Senseable City Lab project have cooked up a more efficient …

Super cheap Smart Home kit brings automation to the masses

If you're wondering when home automation might tip into the Walmart-level mainstream, here's a sign: Archos' Smart Home starter kit is now on sale. Along with two cameras, two movement tags and two weather tags, they're throwing in a controlling tablet, all for $250 -- or $25 each for the cameras …

Smart Keyless Access System KISI Lets You Swipe To Open Your Door

In TechCrunch Disrupt NY’s Hardware Alley this week, smart keyless access system maker KISI was showing off its mobile-connected device, which allows you to control entry to a building with a simple-to-install system that can be managed via your smartphone. Since launching last year, KISI has gone …

Read All About It (On Your Wrist)

Every time ReadWrite publishes a story, I get a jolt. Literally. And I don’t mind, because that good vibration may point us toward the news industry’s wearable future.<p>Even when I’m away at a conference or traveling on business, I want to stay on top of ReadWrite’s newsroom. So when I joined the …

Google buys solar-powered drone company Titan Aerospace

Just a month after word came that Facebook was interested in the 20-person drone maker, Google snatches it up for an undisclosed sum.<p>Technology companies are expanding beyond the Net and taking to the skies -- literally, with solar-powered drones that will beam broadband Internet access to the …

Moon

Incredible Portraits Of Boston Marathon Survivors With Messages Of Healing And Hope To The World

"Keep running."<p>As the one-year anniversary of the bombing at the Boston Marathon approaches, photographer Robert X. Fogarty, known for his message-on-skin portrait project called "Dear World," asked marathon survivors, first responders and supporters to return to the finish line.<p>He captured their …

Empathy

Portable Robot Printer Is Like A Roomba That Squirts Ink

“What is a printer?” asked Zuta Labs, then reimagined it as the Mini Mobile Robotic Printer, as small as your hand.<p>Designed by Zuta Labs and now on Kickstarter, the Mini Mobile Robotic Printer is one for the mobile age. It cleverly sheds the bulk of consumer printing by re-imagining what a printer …

Amazon 3D smartphone to compete with Apple and Samsung – report

• Wall Street Journal says phones will ship in September • Report says phone will employ retina-tracking technology<p>Amazon is reportedly preparing to release a smartphone with 3D-type imagery which will compete against devices produced by Apple and Samsung.<p>The online retail giant has showcased the …

4DX movie theater will soak you this summer

Movie theater visitors in Los Angeles: prepare to be thrown around, blasted with air, and sprayed in the face with a fine mist. South Korean company CJ Group's '4DX' movie technology — in which 3D film showings are augmented with wind, light, fog, water, and scent effects — is coming to a US …

Self-Sustaining Floating City is a Modern Day Noah's Ark

This floating city is an innovative concept designed to function as a modern day <i>Noah's Ark</i>. The self-sustaining city was developed by Serbia-based Aleksandar Joksimovic and Jelena Nikolic as a means to support life–from humans and animals to fish, plants, and trees–in the case of an extreme natural …

Seafloor

Luxury Submarine Hotel Offers Romantic Undersea Getaway

Lovers Deep is a luxury submarine offered by Oliver's Travels for couples to go on a romantic getaway, deep in the ocean, and perhaps join what they're coining as the “Mile Low Club” (an undersea alternative to the Mile High Club that so many have participated in on airplanes). Each watercraft in …

Luxury

Jellyfish House in Marbella, Spain by Wiel Arets Architects

The Refined Architecture of the Jellyfish House in Marbella, Spain.<p>Wiel Arets Architects have designed the Jellyfish House located in Marbella, …

Architecture

Dell’s Cloud-Friendly Project Ophelia Inches Closer To Release As Testers Receive Early Units

Google’s $35 Chromecast dongle may have made all the headlines this week, but the folks in Mountain View aren’t the only ones working on curious gadgets that plug into your TV’s HDMI ports.<p>Dell showed off its Android-powered Project Ophelia dongle all the way back in January, and it managed to turn …

This Intelligent Housesitter May Render Old Security Systems Homeless

The spy cam-like Canary keeps a watchful eye–texting, live-streaming–on your place while you’re out.<p>Canary may be the self-described “first smart home security device,” but the gadget-and-app duo actually behaves more like an efficient and reassuring house sitter. Unusual movement in your living …