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You can now shop for Alexa skills on Amazon.com

You can now shop for Amazon Alexa skills the same way you shop for anything else on Amazon.com, the company announced today.<p>Owners of Amazon Alexa-enabled devices like the Echo or Tap can find, enable, or disable skills via an Alexa skills marketplace or dedicated URLs for individual skills.<p>The …

Smart Homes

Renault Beats Tesla And GM To The Punch With 250 Mile Range EV 'Available Now'

There is one thing Tesla can be proud of: Automakers around the world are getting off their duffs. Today, French carmaker Renault announced at the Paris auto show that its fully electric “ZOE will be available for immediate sale with the Z.E. 40 battery enabling it to travel 400km NEDC.” The car is …

Electric Vehicles

Intel's Joule is its most powerful dev kit yet

We've seen plenty of unique dev kits from Intel, including the SD card-sized Edison, but not one as powerful as this. Today Intel announced Joule, a tiny maker board that will allow developers to test RealSense-powered concepts and, hopefully, bring them to market faster than before. The company …

5 Technologies For 2031

Look back to the year 2001 and it’s hard to imagine how different the world was. Global Internet penetration was just 5% then, compared to 50% today, and connection speeds were frustratingly slow. Mobile phones were fairly common, but were capable of little more than voice or text. Google was still …

Quantum Computing

Watch How This Family Produces 6,000 lbs Of Food At Their Own Home!

Growing your own food used to mean moving to the country, but the modern techniques of urban farming have changed all that. This video takes us on a …

Agriculture

Detechter

Scientists Created a Cyborg Stingray Powered by The Heart of a Rat

Uh, it followed me home.<p>Researchers have developed a new kind of synthetic creature, using the heart cells of a rat to make a robotic stingray that …

See how each 'Game of Thrones' episode was discussed on Twitter with this data visualization

Twitter has become the unofficial second screen when it comes to watching TV, and it’s no surprise that HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ is one of the most-tweeted television shows on the air. This week, Twitter released a fascinating data visualization that shows how each episode was talked about on its …

Game of Thrones

Incredible Murals Appear as 3D Sculptures Floating in Midair

Portugal-based street artist Odeith creates incredible paintings that will fool your eyes into thinking that they're 3D sculptures floating in midair. We've admired his ability to craft this awe-inspiring realism before in a large mural dedicated to Bob Marley. Here, he's used similar shading …

Art

The Connected Yard is about to make gardening a whole lot smarter

The ‘connected home’ is a concept we’ve heard a lot about over the past few years, but how about the connected yard?<p>At SXSW, Scotts – the company behind gardening brands like Miracle-Gro and Weedol – has been showing off its Gro ‘Connected Yard’ offering that is set to launch in the USA next …

IBM has just open-sourced 44,000 lines of blockchain code on GitHub

Whether transparent, decentralized database technologies like blockchain become a tool for the masses or the few is still yet to be decided. In fact, a UN paper that looks at what blockchain is and what it could do just went live last week.<p>But if you’re as excited as the tech giants are to start …

Blockchain

'Electronic blood' aims to cool and power computer chips

IBM Research in Zurich is experimenting with "electronic blood" - a fluid that both powers and cools computer chips.<p>The research is modelled on how the brain works and was previously developed by Nasa in the 1970s.<p>BBC Click's LJ Rich visited the lab to find out more.<p><b>More at</b> BBC.com/Click <b>and</b> …

Watch comedian Chelsea Peretti tear Silicon Valley a new one

The annual TechCrunch awards continue to be a masochistic affair<p>For the past few years, <i>TechCrunch’s</i> Crunchies Awards — the closest thing Silicon Valley has to the Oscars — has done away with Silicon Valley insiders as emcees and replaced them with comedians, in search of a little extra star power …

Ben Heck's Raspberry Pi Bitscope mod

If you need to troubleshoot or design electronic hardware, an oscilloscope is a useful bit of kit. This week Ben and Felix put together a Raspberry Pi-based Bitscope Micro Oscilloscope with a 7-inch touchscreen. Using Autodesk Fusion 360 to design a case for 3D printing in combination with a laser …

Chip promises brain-like AI in your mobile devices

There's one big, glaring reason why you don't see neural networks in mobile devices right now: power. Many of these brain-like artificial intelligence systems depend on large, many-core graphics processors to work, which just isn't practical for a device meant for your hand or wrist. MIT has a …

Pre-order all the latest tech from CES 2016 on Amazon

Even though CES 2016 isn’t <i>technically</i> underway quite yet, there have already been quite a few interesting announcements from various tech companies thus far. If you’re interested in anything that’s been announced and are wondering where you can purchase these new products, we’ve got just the thing …

CES

How to set up your Raspberry Pi in Mac OS X

Despite its air of point-and-click friendliness, and Apple's tendency to precede its own applications with the letter 'i', its OS X operating system …

Apple Announces New ResearchKit Studies for Autism, Epilepsy and Melanoma

Apple today announced that researchers from Duke University, Johns Hopkins and Oregon Health & Science University are launching three new ResearchKit studies on autism, epilepsy and melanoma.<p>“We’re honored to work with world-class medical institutions and provide them with tools to better …

Digital Health

Join the IOT with your Raspberry Pi Weather Station in Python

CWOP Do-Wop, Do-Wop the CWOP….<p>Join the IOT (Internet Of Things) for weather stations. CWOP is the data sharing system for doing this. The below …

Raspberry Pi

Kickstarter Alert - SAM: The Internet of Everything for Everyone

Reading Time: 2 minutes<p>We’re big fans of littleBits here at GeekDad which is why I really like the look of this new Kickstarter project from <b>Sam Labs</b> …

IoT Command Center

I decided to make a device that was jam packed with sensors and buttons that can do whatever you want it to. It has temperature, humidity, gas, …

Arduino

Hacklet 50 – Hydroponic Projects

Growing plants without soil has been has been amazing people for centuries. First written about in the 1600’s, hydroponics has become an industry …

Aquaponics

How to Create a Windows 10 Arduino App (For Absolute Beginners)

Microsoft is going all in for Windows 10, finally realizing the dream of having apps that run cross-platform. Combined with official support for …

Jewelbots Is A Friendship Bracelet That Teaches Girls How To Code

Jewelbots, a programmable friendship bracelet that debuted on Kickstarter last week, is on a mission to make coding popular among pre-teen girls.<p>Jewelbots surpassed its $30,000 crowdfunding goal in the first 19 hours. In the past five days, the campaign has pulled in over $70,000 from nearly 800 …

Emerging from the cloud to the fog to strengthen the Internet of

The simplest definition of the Internet of Things (IoT) is the convergence of people, things, data and processes connecting life and business and …

Internet of Things

Stretchy conductive ink puts computing power on your clothes

Those dreams of having computers in your clothing might be more realistic than you think. Japanese researchers have developed a printable conductive ink that maintains a circuit even when you stretch fabric to three times its usual length -- you could have athletic gear with hidden activity …