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Kodi 18 'Leia': Windows 64-bit support arrives | Trusted Reviews

Everything you need to know about Kodi 18 ‘Leia’<p>It’s almost time for Kodi 18 ‘Leia’ to launch, and our guide tells you all there is know about the …

Build and program your own smart home system

The future may not yet have delivered the <b>flying cars</b> or <b>rocket boots</b> we were all promised by sci-fi last millennium, but at least we’re getting <b>smart homes</b>. If most of us were offered the chance to be able to <b>command our houses to do our bidding</b> when we were kids, we probably would’ve taken it.<p>Most …

Raspberry Pi Zero W review: At £10, this could be the world's best-value computer

Better than the original Pi Zero – thanks to integrated Wi-Fi, this model’s even more capable<p>You've got to hand it to the Raspberry Pi Foundation. …

Raspberry Pi

Awesome Raspberry Pi Zero WiFi Camera Created (video)

Maker and Thingverse member Dimwit-Dave has created an awesome Raspberry Pi Zero WiFi Camera which includes a 3D printer case which he has uploaded …

You can now buy the brains behind Amazon’s Alexa

The deep neural networks that power Amazon’s popular voice assistant are up for sale.<p>Developers will now be able to build their own virtual personal assistants for platforms like Facebook Messenger and Slack with a tool called Amazon Lex, the company announced at its Amazon Web Services Summit …

Machine Learning

Don’t let your smart home gadgets get hacked—here’s 6 tips to prevent it

<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. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.</i><p>Some people are …

MIT's app only needs a second to teach you a new language

You know the seconds and minutes you waste waiting for the elevator to arrive, for a friend to reply to an IM or for a website to load? A team of MIT CSAIL researchers believe you can put them to good use, so they created a series of apps called the WaitSuite that makes the most of those idle …

Apps

There’s finally an Alexa-enabled thermostat that costs less than $100

There has been a huge boom in smart thermostat sales lately, and there’s one reason and one reason alone for all the new interest: Alexa. Amazon’s …

Build Metal Tool Racks Without Welding

Over on Make Build Modify, Justin has a video showing how he built a rack to hold all of his shop hammers. The rack is made from several sizes of angle iron stock, assembled with common shop tools, and fastened together using the hand-hammered rivets method.<p>Justin explains the project:<p>I decided to …

Woodworking

How to Setup a Raspberry Pi VPN Access Point

In this Raspberry Pi VPN access point tutorial, we will be exploring how to setup a VPN for use with a WiFi Access point. This tutorial is pretty …

Raspberry Pi

Control Humidity With a Raspberry Pi and IoT Devices

Nowadays I’m involved with Arduino and IoT, so I wanted to do something with affordable Arduino stuff. I’ve got a Wemo switch and a BeeWi …

Power Up Your Raspberry Pi With Your Very Own Version of Alexa

Matrix Labs has been hard at work creating a special AI voice recognition system for the Raspberry Pi, and now it seems to have come to fruition. …

Unique Linear Geared Timepiece Powered By Arduino (video)

Anyone looking for a project to keep them busy over the next few weekends may be interested in this awesome linear timepiece which has been created …

Remotely Monitor A Raspberry Pi And Get Notifications If Something Goes Wrong

If you're running a Raspberry Pi that's doing something in the background, like working as a security camera system or a weather station, then it's …

Raspberry Pi

Smart Mirror (with Optional Alexa)

Things used in this project<p>Hardware components<p>Raspberry Pi 3 Model B<p>×<p>1<p>Buy from CPC<br>• Buy from SparkFun<br>• Buy from Newark Element14<br>• Buy from ModMyPi<br>• Buy from …

Raspberry Pi

New Gigabyte BRIX Fanless Mini PCs Unveiled

Following on from its first unveiling back in CES 2017 in January Gigabyte has now officially announced two new additions of fanless computers with …

Raspberry Pi telescopes and toy hackers: Maker Faire is an inventor’s dream

Drones, dinosaurs and soldering irons – a tour of Maker Faire UK 2017<p>Newcastle’s Centre for Life has hosted the UK’s portion of the global Maker …

Windows 10 Creators Update: Now Cortana can turn your Raspberry Pi into a virtual assistant

Build your own home assistant with a $35 Raspberry Pi running Windows 10 IoT Core, linked to a speaker and mic.<p>With the latest Windows 10 IoT Core …

Raspberry Pi

The Simplest Way to Build A Raspberry Pi-Powered Amazon Echo

A while back we detailed how to make your own Amazon Echo device using a Raspberry Pi, but if anything went wrong with it, you’d have to manually …

Hackaday Prize Entry: Real Hard Drives In The Raspberry Pi

‘Boy, I wish the Raspberry Pi had a SATA port’. This is the plea that echoes through the Internet, and for once, the Internet is not wrong. A SATA …

DIY Smart Home Doorbell 2.0 (works with Alexa)

We love smart doorbells! We had a lot of fun making the smart doorbell project last February (link) and it seems the community loved it too (15k …

Steampunk

Hello!<p>This week, everyone (well, except Jonic) wanted phrazelle‘s amazing Pi-powered steampunk laptop. With a step-by-step guide on instructables, we …

Raspberry Pi

Build Your Own PC — Really

There was a time when building your own computer meant a lot of soldering or wire wrapping. At some point, though, building a PC has come to mean …

MagPi video tutorials: installing an operating system with Etcher

Hi folks, Rob from The MagPi here again. I’ve dropped by the blog a bit early this month to present to you our very first tutorial video: installing …

Master Raspberry Pi 3 with this Online Course

The Raspberry Pi is the most popular microcomputer in the world. Start learning how to create and code projects with this all-inclusive bundle from …

Rash of in-the-wild attacks permanently destroys poorly secured IoT devices via Ars Technica

<i>While I’m all for taking basic security precautions with IoT devices, this seems way over the top. Send me a note. Drop me an email. Don’t just zap</i> …

Noted: Zelda Inspired Home Automation System (video)

<i>Technology, gaming and geekery combine masterfully in this amazing, if nor exactly practical, home automation system. A home for the ultimate Zelda</i> …

See why iSmartAlarms is one of the best DIY home security systems

<i>Pros: Easy to setup, expandable, no contract, no monthly fees, HD quality videos, free cloud storage and excellent notification system, multiple</i> …

Home Automation

Breeam Water Leak Detection | Wireless Water Leak Detector

Stop the damage caused by burst and leaking water pipes and protect your property, house, apartment or small business.<p>The Waterguard Home system …

Water

These 17 Smart Home Products Will Make Your Life Better

Can you imagine a home where everything utilizes the power of technology to make your life easier and more enjoyable? Imagine having a bed that …

Smart Homes