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Top 7 iOS and Android Apps for Seamless Home Automation

The simplest way to understand technology’s underlying purpose is its utility.The post Top 7 iOS and Android Apps for Seamless Home Automation …

Alexa Voice Commands

Amazon’s “Alexa Voice Service” gives users the ability to control Plex in a variety of ways using just your voice. In this article we’ll cover …

Track how drunk you are with this Apple Watch accessory

Getting a reading of your blood-alcohol content levels is about to become as easy as glancing at your Apple Watch.<p>The first-ever wearable alcohol monitor made its debut at CES in Las Vegas this week, giving drinkers a new option for keeping track of whether or not they’re fit to get behind the …

How to Move Your Photo Library Between Apple Photos and Google Photos

We’re all disappearing under a virtual avalanche of photos and videos, and no one’s really sure about how to organize it all—though Apple and Google …

Why not turn your garbage can into a smart device?

The GeniCan is a smart accessory for converting your boring, analog garbage can into an internet-connected smart trash can of the future. Look, smart devices are going to enter every facet of your house anyway, and when you actually think about it, a smart garbage kind of makes sense.<p>The GeniCan …

This magic box turns your iPhone into a universal remote that controls any TV in the world

You’re officially too late to order Christmas or Hanukkah gifts and have then arrive in time for the start of the holidays, so if you forgot anyone …

Google preps its smart home system for expansion

More smart home devices will be able to speak Google's language soon, which hopefully means Google Home will expand its functionality as well.<p>Slowly but surely, Google is staking its claim on the smart home. After taking a big step with the Google Home voice assistant speaker, its latest move will …

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – for Surface!

Our team gets so excited about meeting new Surface users and hearing their feedback, and we get to meet a lot more this holiday season! From Surface …

Surface Book Review: The Stylish Laptop That Trumps Your MacBook Pro

This week, I continue my look at the alternatives to the MacBook Pro with a device that packs in power, redefined what a laptop could achieve, and has a striking design ethos all of its own. Microsoft’s Surface Book.<p>Over the years the MacBook Pro design has become stale. With this year’s iteration …

MacBook Pro

The Glass Case from SwitchEasy is Tailor-Made for a Jet Black iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus

SwitchEasy Glass Case for iPhone 7<p>* price at time of publishing was $39.99<p>The opening for the Lightning cable is a bit slim and may not fit all …

Apple Mirror - Touchscreen Mirror Functional Concept

We love concepts and ideas over at Abduzeedo, we are even more intrigued when it’s actually functioning and live for the World to see. Let’s take a …

Protect your Jet Black iPhone 7 with a glass case

The Jet Black iPhone 7 and 7 Plus sold out very quickly when Apple announced the new iPhones a couple months ago, but it didn’t take long for sad …

StackSocial: The Hottest Tech Deals, Delivered Daily

Take 10% Off<br>Your First Purchase<p>Join millions of other subscribers who get exclusive discounts, freebies and giveaways!<p>Coupon code will be sent to …

Mobile Workbench With Built-in Table & Miter Saws

I've been looking at a lot of similar workbenches for a while, trying to find the right set up that would best utilize my woodworking tools and the …

Microsoft unveils Surface Studio, its first-ever desktop computer

<i>Update: Our hands-on is up here!</i><p>Microsoft is throwing down the gauntlet against the iMac.<p>After months of rumors, leaks, and speculation, Microsoft unveiled the Surface Studio, its first-ever desktop PC, at an event in New York today.<p>Like the iMac, it’s an all-in-one (AIO) PC, with all its …

This iPhone 7 Leather Case Looks Like Apple's But Costs Way Less

The Jisoncase Genuine Leather iPhone 7 case is a simple case meant to look nearly identical to Apple’s popular leather case, which retails for $45. …

Panasonic's home of the future will blow your mind

The high-tech home of the Jetsons just got a little closer to reality.<p>Demonstrated at this year's CEATEC 2016, Panasonic unveiled a full range of IoT (Internet of Things) smart home products at its "Unique Interface/Unique Experience" exhibition. Its exhibition used existing and in-development …

Dining Rooms

The iPhone Has a Hidden One-Handed Keyboard

Here’s a pretty cool story. Developer Steve Troughton-Smith recently found hidden code for a one-handed keyboard in iOS by hacking an iOS Simulator. …

Hands-on: Apple Watch Nike+ special features in action ahead of October 28 release [Video]

Apple has teamed up with Nike to create the running-focused Apple Watch Nike+. The special version of the new Series 2 models includes extra benefits like unique band designs and colors, Nike watch faces, and integration with Nike’s specialized running app. The new models begin shipping on October …

Smartphones are "contaminating" family life, study suggests

Parents, which do you respond to first – your ring tone or your toddler’s crying?<p>Mobile devices like smartphones and tablets can be distracting from …

Parenting

Building a Smart Home With Apple’s HomeKit

Apple’s HomeKit smart-home platform is a friendly and functional option for anyone who owns an iPhone or iPad and wants to create a DIY smart-home …

Apple Announces New Apple Watch Models, Including The Apple Watch Nike+ For Runners

<i>Courtesy of Apple, Graphic by Dana Davenport</i><p>Apple has made changes to the Apple Watch that will make you really excited if you love working out. Or, …

Facebook Messenger calls look like regular calls on iOS 10

It won't be long before mobile networks become just another dumb pipe through which services are handed down from internet companies. Don't believe us? Then receive a call via the updated Facebook Messenger on iOS 10 and notice that they behave exactly the same as one made over the cellular …

VOIP

MacTrast Deals: Noke Bluetooth Smart Padlock

- Aug 27, 2016<p>UGH! I wish these were around when I was in high school, back in the stone age! The Noke Bluetooth Smart Padlock automatically connects …

Stone Age

The ONE Dock Charging Station for iPhone, Apple Watch and Other Mobile Devices

Need a simple and stylish way to dock and charge your iPhone, Apple Watch and other mobile devices? Take a look at ONE Dock, the aluminum charging …

Mobile Devices

You'll soon be able to buy a HomeKit-powered ‘Apple House'

New homebuyers today have many things to choose from: wood floors or tile, granite or stainless steel countertops, central air or window units. But …

Acer's new 14-inch metal Chromebook: 1080p, 4GB of RAM for just $299

Ask any discerning Chromebook user what they want more of, and you'll undoubtedly hear two specs toward the top of the list — battery life for …

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Having trouble qualifying exactly how CRM can help you?<p>We asked 50 of ProsperWorks' customers to find out exactly how much time they save, how much …

Customers