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Who Needs Cameras? These 3D Maps Can Show Real-Time Moving Parts

Five years ago video game veteran Ian Hetherington decided he wanted to create a new kind of software platform that would merge games with the real world. He spent about three years building a platform that could turn regular map data into a 3D world that you could fly around, a more cartoonish …

SmartThings Unveils A New Smart Home Hub

SmartThings’ smart home devices are getting a lot sleeker — and a lot more powerful — as of today.<p>The company today is releasing a new line of updated home sensors and a new, more powerful hub. In addition, SmartThings is rolling out a more simplified application centered around specific events and …

Home Automation

Startups Transforming Your Home

Investors are pouring money into startups that are changing consumers’ home lives. While some startups are providing services that help with …

4 Great Resources for Presenting Your Data Creatively

Move beyond the bar chart and wow with charts from these inspirational sites.<p>Having the technical know-how to bring quantitative visions into beautiful, understandable focus is not only a sought-after skill among employers, but it's really important for making sense out of the oceans of data we're …

Data Visualization

Apple and Google’s Fight for Your Home Looks Real Familiar

First, Nest made a thermostat that connected to the Internet. Then it built an online smoke detector. And after toying with the idea of building a …

9 Amazing Home Automation Companies You Need to Know

Here are the top 10 home automation companies and why they are so amazing.<p>Today's home is a smart home thanks to the technology innovations of home automation companies. Whether it's front door locks and home protection, climate control, or appliances, your castle is now completely under your …

Why the DIY smart home revolution won't work

Do-It-Yourself (DIY) is seemingly everywhere – from home improvement to healthcare. The DIY Network is an entire television channel devoted to projects you can do yourself. When a simple search can find pages of Pinterest projects for every room in your house and day of the year, the allure and …

Smart Homes

How to Automate Your Home With These 8 Devices

Here are some of the great technologies that I've seen in the past couple months to make your home life easier.<p>Ever since moving to Silicon Valley I've gotten into the Internet of things. I've been pitched almost every device known to man and get to see some of the best innovations that the world …

How to Capture a User's Attention with Phenomenal Graphics

Here are some of the best ways to capture a users attention with phenomenal graphic on your website.<p>Visual marketing is an important part of a brand's strategy, helping businesses stand out in newsfeeds and on their own websites. Videos, images, and colorful logos can draw a customer's attention, …

Smart Door Locks Allow Access From Afar

A host of new products allow you to lock and unlock doors remotely from your smartphone, sometimes from around the globe.<p>Whether it be a shed at your home, a supply closet at the office, or the room of developers you promise to release as soon as their project as finished (hey, you gave them plenty …

Home Automation

Canary's DIY security gadget promises lower insurance bills

Nearly two years after a hugely successful crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, the Canary all-in-one home monitoring device is available for sale online and at major retailers starting today, having shipped to all initial backers. Retail partners at launch include Amazon, Home Depot, Best Buy, and …

4 Ways You Can Make Your Home Smart Today

Ever wanted to automate the heating system and appliances in your house? Now is the time!<p>Twenty years ago, if you visited a fair or exhibit that portrayed the "Home of the Future," it would likely have incorporated some of the many gadgets and applications used to power homes today. From …

Five Players Making Our Homes Smarter Now

A lot of people talk about the "Internet of Things" like it's a long way off. Turns out - it's here already, as these companies show.<p>The Computer Electronic Show this year proved alone that the "smart home" is a huge industry with an entire section of the Sands Expo dedicated to it. A Juniper study …

Belkin expands WeMo line with four new sensors

Belkin has added a variety of sensors to its popular WeMo line of connected home products, which already include, outlets, light switches, bulbs and …

Review: SmartThings offers an open and flexible home automation experience with a few caveats

The home automation sector of consumer technology continues to grow and generally improve, as more devices gain “smart” functionality. We’ve seen a number of products enter the fray during Q4 of 2014, but it’s yet to be seen whether any one company is ready to bring it all together in a truly …

Home Automation

Here Come The Internet-Connected Doorbells

Every day there’s another household object the tech industry tries connecting to the internet. A lot of it is completely unnecessary. I’m still not sure how useful internet-connected coffee pots and toasters are. In short, there’s a lot of junk out there. But a new category slowly emerging seems to …

Network monitoring startup CloudHelix pins down $3.1M

CloudHelix, a startup with cloud-based software that lets admins see the status of the networks they rely on, has raised $3.1 million in funding, according to a regulatory document filed yesterday.<p>First Round Capital managing partner Howard Morgan is listed in the filing with the U.S. Securities …

Digital Performance Monitoring and Management

Want to use our logo? There's a page for that, including instructions and different styles and formats.<p>Sorry about grabbing your right-click. Just …

Stackify Offers an All-in-One DevOps Monitoring Solution

I honestly could not tell you guys with one-hundred percent certainty what “DevOps” is actually about – and I’m really not ashamed to admit it. I …

What Americans Want From a 'Smart' Home (Infographic)

Would you like to wake up in the morning and be able to adjust the temperature in your house and turn on the lights in the kitchen -- all from a few simple clicks of your smartphone before getting out of bed?<p>If you answered yes, then you're like the majority of Americans, according to the results …

Smart Homes

Motivational Quotes

Oct 7, 2015<p>It's the best form of medication.<p>Oct 2, 2015<p>It needs exercise just like the muscles of the body.<p>Sep 23, 2015<p>Running is not, as it so often seems, only about what you did in your last race.<p>Sep 18, 2015<p>Relax and let the run come out of you.<p>Sep 16, 2015<p>...matters more than how much you …

Exhaust Yourself

IN 2008, WHENthe world’s best athletes descended on Beijing for the Summer Olympics, speculation swirled about whether they’d be sporting a controversial accessory: a pollution mask. Athletes were worried about the negative effects of Beijing’s notoriously polluted air, and the image of track …

The 25 Golden Rules of Running

Time-tested, universally accepted axioms of the sport.<p>In most cases, these rules started out as a lightbulb over one runner’s head. After a while, that runner told a few running buddies (probably during a long run), word spread, and before you know it, coaches were testing it, sports scientists …

5 great TED Talks for athletes

The world of athletics is brutal. Athletes put themselves through grueling workout schedules and intense competitions, pushing their bodies and minds …

The Role of Education and Learning for Innovation | Innovation Management

How do we advance the learning needed for innovation? In my last article I wrote about the need to prepare ourselves for some forthcoming standards …