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Now cheaper than ever, fitness bands face an uphill run to stay relevant

Back in July, Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi launched MiBand. In a lot of ways, it was just another fitness band added to an already crowded market, …

This Gun Makes And Fires Paper Airplanes

Yes, you read that correctly.<p>Sometimes, a person accomplishes something so great, so revolutionary, that all they can do is smile as wide as humanly possible and show off the thing. This paper airplane gun, crafted by a 3-D printing and paper airplane enthusiast, is such a device. Wordlessly, the …

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Web TV Apps Start To Look Like Over The Top TV

If you have been thinking about cutting the cable cord, you had to look down a long dark alley of missing content and a lonely flatscreen TV. But a number of new services are now showing up to fill that gap and provide a true TV experience that could herald the arrival of the OTT – Over The Top – …

PhoneHome NFC Tags Help Automate Your Life (video)

If like me you live with your smartphone on a daily and hourly basis the PhoneHome project might be able to help you trigger certain actions in …

Beecon is a free app for automating your home with iBeacons

It’s been about a year since Apple first announced its iBeacon technology, and now, at long last, there’s finally a free app that makes using it easy …

How To Give Yourself A Career Tune-Up

There's a point in every career where we get a little lax. We're not engaged with our work, we don't stay in touch with referees, or we forget to …

LTE Direct Will Let Your Phone Get Alerts With No Towers In Sight

Picture this. You walk onto the train, but you don't lose service. Instead, your phone lights up with useful alerts — the train is delayed, a nearby …

The most practical, creative ways to use NFC with your Android device

If you think NFC (Near Field Communication) is only good for Google Wallet or MasterCard PayPass, think again. With the growing number of NFC-equipped phones, NFC tags are becoming an increasingly popular way to take advantage of this sprouting technology.<p>Thing is, Android users aren't quite sure …

Domain Name For Sale | Undeveloped

Transferring a domain tends to take a long time, a very long time actually. But who says it has to be like this?<p>98% of the transactions conducted on …

How to Develop an iBeacon App

Buying or deploying a Bluetooth LE capable beacon is like one hand clapping if there’s no app to hear. The power of a beacon is that it lets an app …

Why You Should Be Excited For Extensions In iOS 8

Apple is routinely criticized for its closed operating systems — particularly iOS, hence all the jailbreaking— but at its WWDC keynote Monday, Apple began liberating iOS with a new mobile model that borrows the best of open ecosystems with Apple's notoriously tight security.<p>Call it a war on …

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Forget miles of assembly lines. Local Motors is now 3D-printing cars

Crowdsourcing carmaker Local Motors may be best known for the V8-powered, dune-conquering Rally Fighter, but for its next project, the company has …

Netflix may soon offer a collection of short clips to watch on the go

Netflix has had mobile apps for a long time, but its content is hardly designed for watching on the go. Hours-long movies and even half-hour TV shows are just too long to watch on your phone. Now Netflix is doing something about that. The company is testing a new section on its mobile apps called …

Pay TV penetration continues to decline as new households don’t get cable

New evidence that cord cutting is happening comes from the Leichtman Research Group this week: The research outlet’s most recent study <i>Cable, DBS &</i> …

The Movpak Is An Electric Skateboard That Folds Into A Backpack

For those with a long commute to work, the hardest part can be the last mile between getting off of the subway or train and walking to the office. The Movpak is an electric skateboard built into a full-size backpack, designed to make that final stretch a bit less of a hassle without making you pay …

How willing are you to sell your privacy for $100 a month?

In the wake of the controversy about the NSA’s snooping tactics by Edward Snowden, we’ve begun to realize just how little privacy we have online. …

Leap Motion Teases Prototype Dragonfly Sensor for VR Headsets

The hype around virtual reality has reached fever pitch and Leap Motion, not surprisingly, wants a piece of the action. The company today announced an inexpensive VR Developer Mount for its existing Leap Motion Controller, as well as a prototype sensor which it hopes will be adopted by virtual …

Resin-inlaid Wood

A non-jewellery post, for a change. We were running a bit short on shelving in the kitchen and wanted somewhere we could store all the preserves …

Pandora's smart radio service gets a Google Glass app

While the majority of tech geeks don’t have access to Google’s smart eyewear Google Glass, it’s nice to know plenty of popular services are already jumping on board.<p>The latest example is a new Glasswear app from streaming music service Pandora, which made its debut today as the result of a …

Open Intellectual Property Casebook: free, superior alternative to $160 textbook

James Boyle and Jennifer Jenkins, eminent copyright scholars at the Duke Center for the Public Domain, have released their 788-page Open Intellectual …

25 Business Books that You Won't See on Most Bookshelves

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout.This post originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Read to lead, right?<p>There are few better “hacks” in life than reading—distilled knowledge that often took years to assemble can be consumed in just a few hours.<p>The problem is that many …

Contextual Lockscreen Cover Hits Google Play Boasting Less Battery Drain And 100 More Upgrades

Cover is bringing its situation-aware lockscreen to more Android users today after its beta test launch six weeks ago. It’s now available in the Google Play store to Android 4.1+ users in the US, Canada, and Europe. Cover’s 100 new improvements include cutting down battery drain and being better at …

Chicken enchilada bake

Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 200°C/180°C fan-forced. Lightly grease an 8-cup capacity, 4cm-deep, 20cm x 26cm (base) baking dish.<p>Step 2<p>Heat oil in a saucepan …