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Your connected home could one day save your life

Consider this scenario: Randall is an elderly man living alone. He's doing pretty well -- until one day he has a mild stroke. In the weeks that follow, he's not as active as usual, getting up later and not leaving the house. Motion detectors, a mattress sensor and a smart door lock in his home …

Why voice is the next big internet wave

Advertisement<p>13 Comments<p>Credit: Fuse/Thinkstock<p>At first glance, few technologies feel as unsexy as voice. From a user’s perspective, little has …

Google Really, Really Wants To Trademark The Word 'Glass'

Google is apparently having trouble putting a trademark on the word “Glass.” Yes, Glass. You know, Google's head-mounted smart device. Not that thing you drink water out of every single day.<p>According to The Wall Street Journal, the company submitted an application last year for a trademark on the …

Thermodo turns your smartphone into an instant thermometer

Today’s smartphones offer countless apps to check the weather, find out upcoming forecasts, or even get alerts when it’s about to rain or snow. But no app can tell you exactly what the temperature is right where you stand. That’s why Robocat, the developers of Haze and other smartphone weather …

You’ll soon have 16+ different smart glasses to choose from. Here’s how to pick the right one

Smart glasses are expected to gain a lot of momentum as “wearable computing” takes root in the consumer market. A lot of the details, like how to protect privacy in a world full of smart glasses, still have to be worked out.<p>Sales of the devices could grow from 87,000 in 2013 to more than 10 million …

This Old Spice Ad Will Make You Empathize With Stubble

If you thought you had seen everything from Old Spice, check this out: In its latest ad, the brand's spokesman and former NFL player Terry Crews acts …

W.H.: 'Ferns' boosting ACA traffic

President Barack Obama’s sit-down with Zach Galifianakis led to a spike in traffic to HealthCare.gov on Tuesday, the administration said, as it touted the effectiveness of the president’s latest effort to reach out to young adults.<p>As of 1 p.m. ET Tuesday, the website had racked up more than 19,000 …

Nokia X gets hacked to run Google’s Android apps — and Nokia applauds it

Nokia’s first Android phone just got a lot more awkward for Microsoft.<p>The Nokia X is meant to serve as an Android-based Trojan Horse for Microsoft’s apps and services — but that’s not stopping hackers who want to open it up for Google’s solutions.<p>In a posting on the XDA developers forum, Spanish …

900-Year-Old Viking Message Decoded, Reads 'Kiss Me'

The mystery of a 900-year-old Viking message has finally been solved. Cryptologists, put down your cipher devices, because the formerly incomprehensible code that's been haunting your dreams reads in part: "Kiss me."<p>A runic artifact that reads: "Kiss Me". Photographer: Jonas Nordby.<p>The baffling …

Walking City: An Evolving Video Sculpture Morphs in Response to Architecture | Colossal

<p>Anyone who follows Colossal knows that digital animation and motion graphics are a rarity here, but this clip is a solid exception. Created by …

Beyond QWERTY: how Palette's knobs and dials change the way you work and play

Custom fit controls<p>Most people interact with their computers in the same way, with a mouse and a keyboard. And that's generally true for a wide range of professions and hobbies: photographers, video editors, even gamers. "They all do very specific jobs on the computer, but the main way they …

Bitcoin exec busted in Silk Road deal

CEO of a Bitcoin exchange charged with trying to sell the digital currency to Silk Road users<p>Charlie Shrem, the CEO of an exchange for Bitcoin, was arrested by federal authorities on Sunday in a money laundering bust, which highlighted the digital currency's close relationship to online black …

Grand Canyon 'formed recently'

<b>The world famous Grand Canyon, which snakes through the American state of Arizona, only took its present form relatively recently.</b><p>New research suggests that most of it was put in place just five to six million years ago.<p>Earlier studies had claimed the canyon was perhaps 70 million years old.<p>The …

Powerfully Dramatic Landscapes by 23-Year-Old Shane Hawk

Whether we are watching or not, the sun rises every day and sets every evening. On a regular basis, 23-year-old photographer Shane Hawk turns his eye towards the sky to document the daily magic that takes place overhead. Based in California, Hawk began photographing with just an iPhone. He has …