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Daily #DadJoke for February 01, 2015

Reading Time: 1 minute<p>Daily #DadJoke for February 01, 2015:<p>Last evening, I hardly slept at all, as I dreamt that I was writing The Hobbit and The …

Light Field Photography to Replace DSLRs? Lytro Says Yes

On July 31, photographers will finally be able to wrap their hands around the Lytro Illum, the world’s first pro-level light field camera. Unlike the DSLRs that everyone is now used to, the Illum lets you create what Lytro calls “living pictures,” derived from the camera’s sensor and lens, …

Nest and Samsung launch Thread, a wireless mesh standard for the smart home

Samsung, ARM, Nest and four other companies have gotten together to build a new radio standard for the smart home. Dubbed Thread, it is a low-power, …

TechCrunch: Samsung eyeing home automation startup SmartThings

We know that Samsung isn't one to let any potential market segment pass it by, and according to <i>TechCrunch</i>, it's considering an acquisition that would put it in play in the suddenly expanding home automation business. The target? SmartThings, which would follow a recent theme of former Kickstarter …

Nest home automation opens to developers, adds more partners

Nest Labs has announced the launch of a developer program designed to drastically expand the diversity of its home automation devices and the number …

Edyn Solar Powered Smart Gardening System by FuseProject

Edyn smart garden system takes advantage of the heat of the sun to power itself. This nice little garden device monitors and tracks environmental …

Smartphones Recycled Into Devices That Detect Deforestation

Rainforests are full of exotic animals and plants. But one group is using technology to keep a check on particularly dangerous creatures — humans.<p>San …

Swarm of mini builder drones could 3D print a house

Nail guns and chop saws are easy to find in a construction worker's pickup truck, but if Saša Jokić and Petr Novikov are successful, robotic concrete …