Tom Gitzinger

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Exclusive: The Caavo streaming box is built on a gamechanging machine vision for TV

Something huge is happening here<p>The Caavo TV box was announced yesterday in an live demo with <i>The Verge</i>’s own Lauren Goode and Walt Mossberg at Code Media — it’s not <i>exactly</i> a streaming box, but rather a universal control system for every other streaming box you might have. You can plug in an Apple …

IoT-based Android Things Developer Preview 2 released

In December, Google first announced Android Things, its new attempt to create a better Internet of Things (IoT) operating system. Today, the company has released the second developer preview of Android Things, with a number of new additions and bug fixes.<p>Developer Preview 2 now includes support for …

Text-To-Speech

Researchers Create New, High Capacity Battery Technology Without Lithium-Ion's Explosive Risks

Whether they’re in our smartphones, laptops, electric cars, or any number of other rechargeable electronic devices, the overwhelming majority of us rely on lithium-ion batteries in our everyday lives. Unfortunately, as companies like Samsung and HP are all too aware, there can be dangerous …

Clean Energy

LG combines webOS, lasers, and lumens into another reason to replace your TV

Say hello to the ProBeam projector<p>Today LG launched another salvo in the war against giant ugly televisions with the announcement of the ProBeam laser projector. It's rare to find a projector this bright that's small enough to hold in one hand — and this one runs webOS. Unlike most projectors, LG's …

Scientists turn nuclear waste into diamond batteries that’ll last for thousands of years

Nuclear energy is carbon free, which makes it an attractive and practical alternative to fossil fuels, as it doesn’t contribute to global warming. We …

Energy

This Battery Charges In Seconds, And Lasts All Week

The new tech comes from researchers at the University of Central Florida, and uses super-capacitors to do its job. Capacitors are electrical …

Clean Energy

Oxehealth uses cameras to monitor your heartbeat from across the room

Meet Oxehealth, a startup that plans to turn any regular security camera into a health monitor. The British company wants to make it easier to monitor patients in a hospital, police station, psychiatric hospital or an assisted living residence. It’s a non-intrusive way to make sure that everybody …

10 Unusual and Awesome Hotels for Your Travel Bucket List

When it comes to finding the perfect hotel for an upcoming vacation, there are many factors that can go into your decision. Whether you’re looking for a honeymoon destination, babymoon locale or just somewhere to get away with your BFF or S.O., location, amenities and budget are just a few of the …

Scottish brewers Innis & Gunn hope to capitalise on the craft beer revolution with £1m crowdfunding round

Innis & Gunn, the UK’s second-largest craft brewer, has launched a new crowdfunding campaign as the brand looks to expand in the rapidly growing craft beer market.<p>The fundraising push will be used to expand the Scottish brewer’s Beer Kitchen bar and restaurant chain and expand beer production at …

Star Citizen doc shows how bugs and scope led to Squadron 42 demo being pulled from CitCon

If there’s one word that you’d associate with Star Citizen and Squadron 42 – its standalone single-player campaign – it would be ‘ambition’. That …

PC Gaming

The best space games on PC

What are the best space games on PC? Featuring the biggest Steam games, like Kerbal Space Program, and the best free games, such as Eve Online, these …

PC Gaming

6 red flags VCs look for in a proposed startup budget

Launching a startup requires herculean effort and focus. And, love it or hate it, money is an absolute necessity. Whether you pitch to a venture …

Top 10 Business Plan Templates You Can Download Free

Writing your business plan. Ughhhh.<p>It’s definitely not the most exciting part of starting a business. In fact, if you’re like a lot of entrepreneurs, …

The Mainstreaming of Augmented Reality: A Brief History

The launch of Pokémon Go this summer was a huge success—both for the gaming industry and for Augmented Reality (AR). After launching in July 2016, the game hit its peak in August of almost 45 million users. Despite the fact that Niantic, the American software development company that developed …

Wink launches a more powerful smart home hub

Wink is launching a second generation of its smart home hub, which it’s simply calling the Wink Hub 2.<p>The new hub ditches its predecessor’s shiny nondescript-networking-equipment look for a nicer, squared-off matte white body. It still only looks like a router, but that’s basically what it is for …

Home Automation

Future medical wearables could be powered by body heat

Researchers at NC State think that they have developed a new way to harvest body heat and turn it into electricity. The team has developed a patch that's roughly a centimeter squared, that would attach to a person's bicep. The device would then be able to generate anything up to 20 Microwatts, a …

AT&T’s DirecTV App Now Streams Channels, Won’t Affect Data Caps

AT&T’s DirecTV App Now Streams Channels, Won’t Affect Data Caps Gadget Review - Your lifestyle gadget siteAT&T is again evolving DirecTV services, …

DirecTV

Raspberry Pi Retro Gaming Guide By Adafruit (video)

Adafruit has this week updated their ongoing Raspberry Pi retro gaming guide which provides all the information you need to transform your Raspberry …

Raspberry Pi

How to Setup a Raspberry Pi Without a Monitor or Keyboard

Anyone that’s interested in learning about computers or the internet will love experimenting with a Raspberry Pi. The only issue is that it doesn’t …

developerWorks Recipes

Get your Device and Bluemix setup ready<p><b>Get your Device ready:</b><p>Connect your <b>Raspberry Pi</b> to the internet. Ensure you are able to reach (Ping) and …

Turn any hard drive into networked storage with Raspberry Pi

Networked hard drives are super convenient. You can access files no matter what computer you're on -- and even remotely.<p>But they're expensive. Unless you use the Raspberry Pi.<p>If you happen to have a few of hard drives laying around you can put them to good use with a Raspberry Pi by creating your …

Microsoft IoT Grove Kit for Raspberry Pi

The IoT hardware landscape is ever changing from the new Raspberry Pi 3 to various Arduino boards. One thing Raspberry Pi has offered that Arduino …

Raspberry Pi

Ten of the Best: Raspberry Pi Member Projects

This week, the Raspberry Pi foundation celebrates another milestone with the announcement that they have sold over 10 million Raspberry Pi's around …

Raspberry Pi

14 cutting edge firms funded by the CIA

In-Q-Tel (named after "Q" in the James Bond films) invests in companies that can deliver useful technology to the intelligence community within 36 months. But since it's structured as an independent, non-profit organization, it's rather unique: It's a VC firm that doesn't really need to make money …

Artificial Intelligence

This mesmerizing map predicts where animals will run to survive climate change

As the planet heats up, where will the wild things go?<p>A new entrancing map from The Nature Conservancy tries to predict exactly that.<p>"Migrations in …

Stop what you’re doing and buy these $38 headphones

The Carbo Tenore could cost ten times as much and they’d still be a steal<p>Words fail me. I’ve seen — or, more accurately put, <i>heard</i> — the audio price-performance curve shattered into tiny little pieces and I’m still reeling from it. The Carbo Tenore ZH-DX200-CT earphones from Japan’s Zero Audio are …

Philips Introduces New Hue Motion Sensor, Updated Bulbs

Philips today announced the newest addition to its Hue line of lights and accessories, debuting the new Philips Hue Motion Sensor. The Hue Motion Sensor is designed to allow Philips Hue users to control their lights automatically as they move through their homes.<p>The Motion Sensor connects to a Hue …

Home Automation

Crescent Moon’s ‘Morphite’ Is Like ‘No Man’s Sky’ For Mobile Devices

Crescent Moon Games’ upcoming mobile game “Morphite” may not have an official release date yet, but it is already making some noise online for having …

Like Pokemon Go? You'll like these games, too

To call Pokemon Go a phenomenon is to call this year's presidential election mildly controversial. The game is all anyone's talking about (thank goodness, something other than the election!) and all anyone's playing.<p>Of course, there are reasons for that. For most players, it's their first taste of …

Pokémon