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Architecture

You Can't Escape the Google Assistant, Even on TV

You Can't Escape the Google Assistant, Even on TV<p>The Google Assistant and Android O may be appearing on a TV near you.<p>At Google I/O 2017, there were …

Google

The New Fear the Walking Dead Teaser Sure Is... Something

Look, guys. I haven’t seen a minute of <i>Fear the Walking Dead</i>. I’m the guy who watches the regular <i>Walking Dead</i> for io9, which maxes out my zombie …

TV

Sneak peek: AMC's 'Preacher' hits the road for a wild second season

Brian Truitt, USA TODAY<p>The second season of AMC’s Preacher aims to be one heck of a holy road trip.<p>The vampire Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) encounters all sorts of weirdness in the season season of AMC's 'Preacher.'<p>Skip Bolen/AMC/Sony Pictures Television<p>Small-town Texas preacher Jesse Custer (Dominic …

TV Series

Alexa can control your dumb AC unit using Ambi's smart hub

Some of you may recall that back in October 2014, Hong Kong startup Ambi Labs unveiled its Ambi Climate as a gateway between your smartphone and your dumb air conditioner at home. But it isn't just about replacing your infrared remote control; what makes Ambi Climate unique is its machine learning …

Home Automation

Ikea’s smart light bulbs will work with Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri and Google Assistant

Ikea’s smart light bulbs will answer to voice commands starting this summer. The company announced in a Swedish-language press release that its smart lighting product line, called Trådfri, will work with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple Siri and HomeKit.<p>Right now, Trådfri can only be …

Home Automation

If your smart home products don't talk to each other, this service could help

One of the big problems with the emerging Internet of Things is many of the products can't talk to one another.<p>A San Francisco startup thinks makers, tinkerers and software programmers can help solve the issue.<p>On Wednesday, IFTTT is planning on opening up its platform, which acts as a kind of …

Automation

You can fly DJI's cutesy Spark drone with hand gestures

DJI made a name for itself with its chunky flying Phantom drones, but within the last year we've seen the company really embrace the value of smallness. Despite numerous delays, the Mavic Pro was greeted very positively, and now the company has another small drone — the Spark — made for first-time …

Drones

DJI Spark Mini Drone

The DJI Spark Mini Drone won't turn you into a Jedi. You might feel like one, though, when you're controlling it in mid-air using nothing but your …

You can now control your entire smart home with a single command

The new IFTTT Maker tier makes it possible to control your entire smart home with a single command.<p>Back in November, IFTTT rolled out one of the biggest redesigns the service has ever experienced.<p>In addition to a new site and a new look, what used to be referred to as recipes are now called …

Automation

Six Google search tips to find anything faster

Start searching smarter.<p>Google is the go-to destination when you need to find something on the web—the verb "to google" even made it into the dictionary. But while everyone's heard of the popular search engine, very few know how to make the most of it.<p>Behind the unassuming Google interface, you'll …

SEO

Here's How to Watch All of Marvel's TV and Movies in Order

Cinematic universes: They’re all the rage now! DC and Warner Bros. are working overtime to establish the DC Extended Universe, and with the …

Marvel Universe

Logitech Announces 'Circle 2' Home Security Camera With HomeKit Compatibility

Logitech today announced a follow-up to its popular Circle home camera, debuting the Circle 2. The Circle 2 builds on the features built into the original Circle camera, with Logitech introducing HomeKit support and two separate models, both wired and wire-free for different uses around the …

Home Automation

Plex can now play local video files on Android, no media server required

Personal media player software maker Plex says it’s now easier for mobile users on Android to play any video file saved on their device within its app. The move will enable it to better challenge VLC, an app users have historically turned to in order play a wider variety of video file formats. The …

Smart TV

Kodi: The ultimate guide

Cord cutters are raving about Kodi.<p>Kodi is an open-source media center app that's been developed and built out over the past decade. Its latest build …

Raspberry Pi

3 super simple Gmail hacks to boost productivity now

My desk is in one of the most high-traffic zones of the office. I’m used to people looking over my shoulder as they walk to the kitchen or pass me on their way to the pool table, but something weird started happening recently.<p>People sneaking glances at my screen kept asking me about my inbox:<p>I …

Productivity

Check out how easy it'll be to hail one of Airbus' conceptual autonomous flying taxis

Hailing a flying taxi will someday be as easy as pulling out your phone and pressing a button.<p>That's the future presented by a number of vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft projects, and major transportation movers and shakers, most notably Uber and its partners, have outlined plans to …

Uber

Herman Miller unveils a cloud-connected desk because that's the world we live in

Have you ever wished your office desk was, like, smart? Well then the good folks at Herman Miller have you covered.<p>Barreling toward an inevitable future teeming with cloud-connected furniture, the renowned designer of the Aeron chair has developed an internet-of-things product that aims to …

Internet of Things

Segway miniPRO is the best Segway ever

The Ninebot by Segway miniPRO is not a hoverboard. Instead, it’s a true descendant of the original revolution in personal transportation, the Segway.<p>Fifteen years ago, dungaree-wearing inventor Dean Kamen introduced the first Segway. His person-sized, self-balancing, rideable platform was supposed …

Gear & Gadgets

Link About It: VW's Four Affordable Electric Cars

Christian Senger, head of the Volkswagen AG's marque electric-car project announced a few goals and advancements in Shanghai this week, while the brand revealed its first battery-powered crossover named "I.D. Crozz." By 2018, VW hopes to have small battery-powered vehicles on the Chinese market and …

Understanding and improving your credit score

Your credit score impacts all areas of your financial life, from getting approved for a credit card to the rate you qualify for on a mortgage. Not …

What Can a High-End Audiophile Company Bring to Affordable Headphones?

Visit Focal’s website and you’ll see a variety of futuristic-looking, floor-standing speakers that you can’t afford. The Frech audio company, which …

Headphones

Philly commits to 100 percent renewable energy by 2035

The City of Philadelphia is doubling down after the White House’s decision to reject the Paris climate accord<p>Weeks after Mayor Jim Kenney joined hundreds of other mayors across the country denouncing the White House’s move to reject the Paris climate accord, Philadelphia announced today that it has …

Climate

How to Lower Your Electric Bill This Summer: 10 Easy Tips

Kwangmoozaa/iStockYou know it’s coming, that sweltering beast we all call summer. The blistering weather brings more than just lethargy and unsightly …

Home Improvement

5 Powerful Health Benefits of Asparagus You Probably Didn’t Know

<i>By Cheryl Forberg, R.D.</i>, March 23, 2016 - 11:03am<p>One of the first foods that signals the start of spring is the appearance of fresh asparagus at …

Healthy Eating

You Cannot Escape The Property Brothers

How do you turn a home improvement empire into a one-way ticket to Hollywood’s A-list? Keep your friends close. And your twin closer.<p>The hour is fast approaching midnight, and Jonathan Scott and I are locked in a room, somewhere in a dark commercial park on the outskirts of Nashville, trying to …

Real Estate

Having trouble connecting your DJI Spark to iPhone? Here’s how to fix it

DJI’s latest drone, the Spark, got some serious attention when it was announced last month, for good reason too. The adorably tiny drone is advertised as something for beginners that doesn’t require much in terms of setup. Currently, though, there are some issues with the Spark’s WiFi connection. …

Wi-Fi

5 Products That Tighten and Tone Just in Time for Shorts Season

You’ve spent the last six months covering up your bottom half in skinnies, culottes, and whatever else you’ve got in your closet. Now, hello summer! It’s time to trade all that in for cutoffs, bikinis, and skirts that show off our gams. Well, don’t panic if you notice a few stretch marks or some …

Skin Care

13 tips to take pictures in low light with you're phone

With July 4th coming up, you’ll want to make sure you can eke the best out of your phone’s camera for those nighttime fireworks.<p>Though phones vary in quality and features significantly, there are still some general tricks – both technical and common sense – you can pick up on to maximize image …

Tutorials