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Frog Photobombs NASA Launch Photo

Check out this photograph NASA captured recently during the launch of its LADEE spacecraft. Notice anything unusual? If you’re thinking that the …

Philips Hue Connected Bulb starter pack review: Lighting up your connected life - CNET

<b>The Good</b> <b>Philips' Hue Connected Bulb</b> lets you change the color of your lightbulbs and control them from your phones. It's easy to use, and -- most importantly -- nails the basics.<p><b>The Bad</b> Three-bulbs-and-a-hub is expensive at $199, the novelty factor will wear off for many users quickly, and Android …

Home Automation

iSmartAlarm review: Do-it-yourself home alarm system changes the security game - CNET

<b>The Good</b> iSmartAlarm offers comprehensive and intelligent home security for do-it-yourself-minded consumers, all for a fraction of fee-based home security set-up.<p><b>The Bad</b> This alarm system won't call the police for you, and getting the iCamera video add-on to work with the system can be a</b> …

Home Security

Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat review: How does the Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat stack up against the popular Nest? - CNET

<b>The Good</b> Along with straightforward management software, the Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat quickly learns your energy usage habits and adapts accordingly.<p><b>The Bad</b> Ease of installation will vary widely depending on your experience with wiring and the type of heating and cooling system you have.<p><b>The</b> …

Home Automation

Smart thermostat startup Tado cranks up app, funding

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>While Nest is the name most often associated with smart thermostat startups, German startup Tado has been developing new …

Nymi bracelet uses your heartbeat as a password

Forget eyes and fingerprints. The Nymi bracelet wants the future of biometric password protection to be your own unique cardiac rhythm.<p>Future authentication methods need to be a lot harder to hack. That's the idea behind the Nymi from startup Bionym. Instead of passwords, Nymi relies on your …

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