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SPACE10 creates an open-source Growroom you can build at home

1/9<p>IKEA Space10 open source design Growroom 9<p>In September, we shared the exciting news about SPACE10's Growroom - a spherical farm pod that lets you …

IKEA

How to install the genius media app that Apple banned from the App Store

What is Kodi and why should one want to install on the iPhone or any other iOS device? It’s a versatile media player that’s already quite popular …

Micro Wind Turbine

Even in remote areas, you might need a charging port — if not for your phone, then maybe a camera, light, or radio. The Micro Wind Turbine can …

uBeam shows off futuristic wireless charging tech in its first public demo

And it looks like it actually works<p>uBeam is a bit of a mystery in Silicon Valley. The wireless charging company claims to have developed a way to charge electronic devices using ultrasonic waves, for truly cord-less charging regardless of what surface your smartphone is touching. The company has …

Delicate Paper Calligraphy Showcases a Cheerful Alphabet

Find your paper-cut initials in Sabeena Karnik’s delicate typeface and calligraphy pieces.<p>For the last 10 years, Sabeena Karnik has worked in the paper medium, pushing its boundaries and experimenting with its different capacities and styles. It wasn’t until a few years ago that the artist stumbled …

These 3D Printed Vases Upgrade Plastic Bottles to Art

When sustainability and style come together to create a single product, the results can be visually stunning, as is the case with these 3D printed …

Knitting

HoloLens is helping engineers visualize building blueprints

With its ability to give the real world a digital assist, mixed reality can be much more useful than the insular cocoon of VR. Microsoft is showing again how HoloLens can help designers via a collaboration with the University of Cambridge's construction IT lab. "We've never been able to bring 3D …

Augmented Reality

Microsoft partners with Trimble, University of Cambridge to make HoloLens a better tool for the construction industry

Microsoft has long positioned its HoloLens augmented reality (AR) helmet as a tool for the enterprise. One of the verticals the company has been especially interested in is construction and late last year, Trimble’s $1,499 SketchUp Viewer became the first commercial HoloLens application for the …

ASUS takes on Raspberry Pi with its new Tinker Board DIY 4K microcomputer

There’s no denying the success of Raspberry Pi and its affordable DIY motherboards. Through multiple iterations, this project remains notable in the world of homebrewing and, more recently, kid-focused coding kits. ASUS is hoping to cash in on this trend (albeit a bit late to the party) with its …

Raspberry Pi

Roambee adds $3.1M and a partner to help businesses monitor assets in real-time

Internet of things news in the wake of CES is a bold move, but Roambee isn’t letting the over-saturation of connected everything (hairbrushes!) get in the way of its mission to take the pain out of asset monitoring for businesses. The startup just closed a $3.1 million strategic investment from …

The Minimal Floating Monitor Workspace

Redditor zbeegniev just finished updating his workspace, and the results look pretty sharp. It’s clean, that monitor is well mounted to the wall, and …

HandBrake, the ultimate video format converter, finally out of beta after 13 years

It’s common practice for apps to launch first in beta-test format for a few weeks or months, to allow early users to provide feedback before the official release. Video conversion utility HandBrake must, though, have set a new record: after 13 years in beta, the app has finally officially launched …

Software

This magical remote can control everything in your home

The 'Smart Remote' from 'Sevenhugs' adapts to whatever you point at<br>using Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and infrared command.

Bluetooth

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Whether you’re happy in your job or looking for a change, your next step will definitely require learning something new — and most likely, something you never expected coming. Prepare for that brave new world today with eduCBA’s full roster of tech training courses. Right now, you can lock in …

Retirement

Across generations, retirement is the #1 reason why people are investing. Beyond that, priorities vary.<p>Continue adding to your retirement savings …

Retirement

The cord-cutter's guide to the best indoor antennas

You don't need to spend much money to get free TV. Indoor antennas cost as little as $10 and let you watch free TV programs over the air with your current television.<p>That's music to the ears of cord cutters looking to ditch that big cable TV bill. The next question, of course, is, "Which antenna …

Moscow has the world’s attention. For Putin, that’s a win.

MOSCOW — President Vladi­mir Putin is winning. For now.<p>The Russian leader is winning because the post-Cold War order he has railed against has been thrown into chaos, and the Kremlin’s fingerprints are widely seen to be all over it.<p>A year ago, Russia faced a united Europe, an expanded NATO …

Micro-investing app Stash raises $25 million Series B

Stash, a mobile application that aims to make investing easier for those who aren’t as financially experienced, has raised $25 million in Series B funding, the company announced today. The round, which follows the startup’s $9.25 million Series A just this August, was led by prior investor Valar …

After bump in the road, Movinga raises €17M Series C

Berlin’s startup scene is probably the most gossipy in Europe. And over the last year, one startup, removals platform Movinga, has generated more gossip than most.<p>The company reportedly burned through much of its $25 million Series B funding in a matter of months, saw its two founders leave amid an …

17 Badass Women You Probably Didn’t Hear About In 2016

Badass women alert.<p>The unidentified girl took part in a protest to mark the anniversary of Chile’s 1973 military coup.<p>According to <i>La Tercera,</i> the photo was taken after police began randomly arresting people from a group marching through the city. The photographer, Carlos Vera Mancilla, said the …

Design and prototyping tool Marvel scores £4M Series A led by BGF Ventures

Hot on the heels of its acquisition of POP, design and prototyping platform Marvel is disclosing that it has raised £4 million in Series A funding. Leading the round is BGF Ventures, with participation from previous backers including Index Ventures, Connect Ventures, Inreach Ventures, Andy …

An app update turns this smart pen into a 3D scanner

A smartpen that could already digitally measure pretty much anything will soon also be able to scan objects in 3D. Developed by Instrumments, a company made up of former Misfit creators, the impressive 01 pen will be getting a new app, adding the 3D functionality next Spring. This Pro App will …

Microsoft Office, Google Docs beware: This open-source startup is after your users

Latvian company OnlyOffice wants to create the Swiss watch of office suites and convince people there are valid choices beyond the big brands.<p>Seven …

Open As App turns boring business data into a mobile app instantly

Cloud computing has made collaboration across coworkers easier than ever, but that doesn’t mean that workers are as productive as possible when they’re on the go. Open As App aims to change all that.<p>Launching today in the Startup Battlefield at TC Disrupt London, Open As App offers a platform that …

7 Tools To Help Designers Get More Done

Put these on your holiday wish list.<p>Americans spend more time working than anyone in the industrial world. Yet amid all the platforms competing for our attention, we often feel like we aren’t working smartly. Whether you’re a designer trying to streamline your workflows, or a professional who wants …

Plex's new Kodi plugin lets you enjoy the best of both worlds

If you've dabbled with building your own media center, it's likely that you will have encountered Plex or Kodi. Both started life as offshoots of the famed XBMC software, but over time their propositions have diverged, with Plex embracing subscriptions and Kodi remaining open-source. In the past, …

Media Players

China's immense solar ambitions get an Aussie tech boost

If Trump makes good on his rants against wind and solar, it will be countries like China and India that muscle in, the International Energy Agency …

There may be water far deeper in our planet than previously thought

Researchers are surprised to learn that there may be water deeper within the Earth than previously thought. Two scientists from The University of …

Dog Parker is a high-tech parking spot... for your dog

Dog Parker just made owning a dog just got a little easier.<p>The company aims to do just what its name describes: provide a parking spot for your dogs. Dog Parker’s parking spots offer internet connectivity that — when paired with the app — allows you to check in on your dog via webcam, as well as …

Lawyer Who Hypnotized Women for His Own Sexual Pleasure Sentenced to Prison

An Ohio lawyer who hypnotized a half-dozen female clients and controlled them for his own sexual gratification was sentenced Monday to 12 years in …