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How to: Build a HomeKit or Alexa-powered smart home on a $200 budget

Whether you’re hearing about it in the context of more basic smartphone control, home security or voice assistants, a lot of perks come from being a smart home owner. But often times smart home tech can be expensive, especially to someone just looking to get started. So below you’ll find our top …

Everything You Need To Set Up Raspberry Pi Home Automation

Raspberry Pi has for the last several years been a do-it-yourselfer’s dream. The device, which costs just $39 for the Raspberry Pi 3 and even less for older versions, is designed to let you create whatever you can dream up.<p>Raspberry Pis have been used to control computers, create game experiences, …

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Stanford's radiative sky cooling system could transform how we keep ourselves cool

Radiative Sky Cooling<p>How can you cool a building without using any electricity? By making space do the work for you.<p>In research recently published in</i> …

Electricity-free Stanford system cuts cooling costs by beaming heat into space

Heat naturally flows from hot things to cold things, and since there are few places colder than the vacuum of space, that's a great place to try to …

Water-cooling solar panels could lower the cost of air conditioning by 20%

New solar water coolers may sharply lower the cost of industrial-scale air conditioning and refrigeration. The new water coolers are panels that sit …

Build Your Own Raspberry Pi Power Smart Home Alarm System For Just $50

Raspberry Pi enthusiasts or anyone interested in creating their very own smart home alarm system for less than $50. You may be interested in a new …

Full Windows 10 on a Raspberry Pi thin client: Here's how it compares with a desktop

One of the more recent uses for the best-selling board is perhaps the most unlikely yet: acting as a full Windows desktop for business.<p>The $35 price …

360 dash cam reveals what’s happening around your car — even when it’s empty

Waylens, a maker of smart dash cams, is back with a follow-up to its previous-generation product, the Horizon — and this time it’s setting its sights …

10 intelligent house floor plans to inspire!

Before anyone starts building a house or renovating an apartment, the first thing to tackle is always a floor plan, or a drawing/computerized image …

Australian Scientists Have Worked Out How To Replace Lithium-Ion Batteries With Zinc-Air

Image: The University of Sydney<p>Researchers at the University of Sydney just worked out how to solve one of the biggest problems standing in the way …

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Designing a Renewable Food System

Lessons from the renewable energy sector on creating a sustainable food system that provides the responsiveness and resilience our communities deserve<p>…

Alphabet spinoff heats and cools the home with geothermal energy

A reliable and renewable energy source is right under our feet – literally – in the form of geothermal energy. After funding a study a few years back …

7 reasons why HIIT is still worth the sweat

While people are rediscovering the joy of slow exercise this year and trading a run for a walk, there's still no doubt that HIIT (high intensity …

Supercapacitors could be better than batteries or fuel cells for clean electric powered transit

<b>They are already building them in China.</b><p>Everyone agrees that electric rail transportation is the greenest way to go, but hanging the wires needed to …

Blockchain and Renewable Energy Are Utterly Disrupting Society as We Know It

The Grid of the Future<p>Renewable energy and blockchain are two technologies that are worth betting on. The former is considered to be the most …

Raspberry Pi projects: Insanely innovative, incredibly cool creations

A heaping helping of PiImage by Brad Chacos/IDGThe Raspberry Pi’s very existence can be chalked up to creativity. Ebon Upton and the Raspberry Pi Foundation created the $35 mini-PC to inspire students to learn computer science and to enable tinkerers to dream up wild projects without breaking the …

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