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Revolv gets $4M for its universal hub aimed at the smart home

Revolv, the Boulder, Colo. startup that’s building a hub to unify all the connected devices in your home, has raised $4 million led by The Foundry …

Samsung’s Galaxy Gear marks official start to smartwatch war

Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch will come in a variety of color band options.<p>At a press event Wednesday in Berlin, Samsung revealed three products — the new Galaxy Note 3, the Galaxy Note 10.1 and the anticipated Galaxy Gear smartwatch. There are many smartwatches out there, including the Pebble …

Mark Sanchez projected to be Jets starting QB

Early indications at New York Jets minicamp have one beat writer believing that Mark Sanchez will be the starter at quarterback in Week 1.<p>There's a quarterback battle going on at New York Jets minicamp, but early impressions indicate incumbent starter Mark Sanchez doesn't have a whole lot to worry …

Dell's Project Ophelia will turn any HDTV into an Android computer this May

Dell introduced Project Ophelia to the world at CES back in January, and now it's revealed shipping timeframes for the Android-powered MHL stick. Ophelia will ship in May to developers, with cable providers and telecoms able to buy it in July. A consumer release will follow shortly thereafter. When …

David Garrard says he's leaving Jets

David Garrard is leaving the New York Jets, just two months after joining the team, because his "knee just never got quite back to where it was …

Knicks vs. Pacers Game 4, NBA Playoffs 2013: 93-82 victory gives Indiana 3-1 series lead

The Pacers can advance to the Eastern Conference Finals with a victory later this week following Tuesday's 93-82 win over the Knicks.<p>The New York Knicks needed to play more physical, run a smoother offense and find a couple guys who could step up Tuesday night. None of those things happened, and …

Jets to hire Rod Graves as front office shakeup continues

John Idzik worked under Rod Graves with the Arizona Cardinals. Now, the roles will be flipped in the New York Jets' front office.<p>Idzik will hire Graves for a role that has yet to be determined, a person informed of the hiring told USA TODAY Sports. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because …

J.R. Smith: 'I take the blame'

INDIANAPOLIS -- If you're looking for someone to blame for the New York Knicks' 3-1 series deficit to the Indiana Pacers, J.R. Smith has a suggestion …

Geno Smith still mulling Jay-Z, others to be his agent

New York Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith has yet to hire a new agent despite news media speculation that he has settled on Jay-Z. Smith had posted a photo of himself and the rap mogul Wednesday on Instagram.<p>Smith is mulling five firms, including Jay-Z's Roc Nation, and is likely to make his …

2 Hot New Ways to Make Movies from Your Phone

What would movie week be without a few new ways to make your own moving images? Thanks to new apps like Cycloramic and Vine, it is insanely easy to become a hack cinematographer – all you need is your phone!<p>First up is the newest kid on the social media block: Vine.<p>Quickly revolutionizing the way …

20 Delightful Desk Chairs

Quirky desk accessories? Check. Chalkboard paint ordered for the wall behind your desk? Check. Whether you’re redesigning your office or at-home workspace, the next thing you need is the perfect desk chair. Here are 20 chairs that just might fit the bill.<p>1. Egg Desk Chair ($319): These chairs are …

Show Hometown Pride with DIY State-Shaped Memo Boards

Is anyone else feeling guilty about your hoarding-like tendencies with all the talk of spring cleaning that is in the air? Us too. We decided to create memo boards to get some of that clutter up off our workspaces. But not just any memo board – we wanted to create something more personal, something …

Paint-Dipped Furniture Designs –The New Trend For 2013

What can you do when you have a furniture piece that has a nice design but that lacks a certain something that could make it special? Well, there are …

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Philips updates Hue App with recurring schedules and more

We have talked about the Philips Hue LED lighting system several times over the last year or so, in fact we reviewed the system late last year. The …

Iman Shumpert's Knee Soreness Couldn't Come at a Worse Time for Stumbling Knicks

According to Ian Begley of ESPN New York, defensive specialist Iman Shumpert missed the New York Knicks' most recent practice due to knee soreness. There is no confirmation as to whether or not he'll play in Game 4, but the soreness is concerning, nonetheless.<p>Most importantly, the ailment is coming …

Iman Shumpert has knee soreness

INDIANAPOLIS -- The New York Knicks were missing a third player in practice Monday as Iman Shumpert sat out due to soreness in his left knee, the …

Melo to talk with Tyson Chandler

INDIANAPOLIS -- Carmelo Anthony said Monday he will talk to Tyson Chandler privately about comments the New York Knicks center made a day earlier, …

2013 NBA playoffs: Knicks vs. Pacers

Game 6 in Indianapolis: Pacers 106, Knicks 99 -- David West (21) celebrates, while Iman Shumpert (21) can only watch in envy after Indiana finished off New York 4-2. West and the Pacers will open the Eastern Conference finals in Miami against the Heat on Wednesday. Brian Spurlock, USA TODAY …

J.R. Smith, Kenyon Martin sit out

INDIANAPOLIS -- J.R. Smith, who played 25 minutes in Game 3 on Saturday night despite a high fever, sat out of the Knicks' morning practice …

Why the New York Knicks Should Re-Sign Pablo Prigioni

The 35-year-old rookie named Pablo Prigioni has been one of the pleasant surprises for the New York Knicks this season.<p>Not only does he provide quality minutes as the third-string point guard for the team, but he has also found himself thrown into the starting lineup in every playoff game after …

Modern Stool Costs $5 to Make, Looks Like a Million Bucks

Having cool, simple, modern furniture in your home is great, but there is the big problem of how to afford that furniture. One way, which has been …