Gregory Lee

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Moral outrage online can backfire big time

When outcry against offensive behavior on social media goes viral, people may see those challenging the behavior less as noble heroes doing the right …

Social Media

5 Things People With Emotional Intelligence Do When Their Buttons Are Pushed

When you clash with difficult people at work, how do you manage your emotions?<p>Do you work with people who display emotional intelligence? Better yet, do <i>you</i> display your own emotional intelligence (EQ) when working with others? I've experienced my fair share of conflict and drama in the workplace -- …

Apple unveils smart home experiences in its retail stores worldwide

Unless you’ve had a chance to try some Apple HomeKit products in someone’s home or apartment, it can be hard to understand how it all works. In order to help with that, Apple has unveiled interactive HomeKit experiences in 46 of its retail stores worldwide.<p>Now, when you go into Apple’s new retail …

How to automate your home with Apple's HomeKit, with or without an iPad or Apple TV

Apple's HomeKit allows users to control compatible hardware with an iPhone -- but expanded control from outside the home requires either an Apple TV …

IKEA Trådfri Smart Lighting System Supports Apple HomeKit [Update: Not Yet]

IKEA's Trådfri smart lighting system is now officially compatible with HomeKit, Apple's smart home management platform.<p>The support was confirmed in IKEA's response to a question posted on its Facebook page this morning, after a customer noticed a change in the technical specifications on the …

iDevices launches HomeKit-enabled Dimmer Switch to upgrade your existing lights

iDevices is expanding its HomeKit lineup with the launch of its new $99 Wi-Fi Enabled Dimmer Switch which works without a hub. iDevices first showed off the new smart lighting solution back in January at CES. Dimmer Switch replaces traditional wall light switches to add smart home features to …

Home Automation

CES 2018: Belkin Adds HomeKit Compatibility to Wemo Lineup With Launch of New Bridge

Belkin today announced that it is officially adding HomeKit support to its popular Wemo lineup of smart connected accessories with the launch of the new Wemo Bridge.<p>Customers who own Wemo home automation products have been eagerly awaiting the debut of the Wemo Bridge, which Belkin first unveiled …

Netatmo adds further HomeKit functionality to its security cameras

Protecting your home from your phone just got a little bit easier. Netatmo, the smart home company behind the Welcome and Presence indoor and outdoor …

Abode Announces 'Iota' HomeKit-Compatible Home Security Gateway and Camera

Abode Systems today announced the iota, an all-in-one security camera that's designed to offer security and integration with other smart home products.<p>The iota features a 1080p camera that can be used for home monitoring purposes, along with a built-in gateway that supports Z-Wave, ZigBee, and …

Review: Sylvania Smart+ LED flexible light strips are made for HomeKit

Sylvania’s Smart+ LED flexible light strips work with Apple HomeKit right out-of-the-box without requiring a hub. They’re also $30 cheaper than the comparable Philips Hue solution, so what’s the catch? If you only care about the HomeKit experience, there really isn’t one. Here’s my experience:<p>Light …

It’s Time for a Complete Home App Makeover

I’ve spent a lot of time experimenting with home automation gear since late last year: lightbulbs, light strips, electrical plugs, and door sensors, among other things. Most of the devices I’ve tested support Apple’s HomeKit APIs and those that don’t, I plan to integrate with Homebridge. That means …

Homebridge

Homebridge is a lightweight NodeJS server you can run on your home network that emulates the iOS HomeKit API. It supports Plugins, which are …

HomeKit Weekly: Turning your old garage door into a Siri-controlled entrance

<i>HomeKit Weekly is a new series focused on smart home accessories, automation tips and tricks, and everything to do with Apple’s smart home framework.</i><p>Getting into HomeKit can be a very costly endeavor when you start replacing locks, lights, and other accessories with connected versions. Fortunately, …

10 bad habits that can cost homeowners in the long run

Every homeowner makes mistakes. The real trouble, however, starts when these blunders become habits that cost a lot of money over time. Some behaviors also create safety issues.<p>If you're guilty of these bad habits, break them — pronto.<p>Clogging pipes<p>Be mindful of what you're putting down your …

Home Improvement

Oh for the Days of the Making-Of Featurette — Seriously

Back in the early 2000s, I discovered a guilty pleasure that kept me busy throughout my mid-20s: nerding out on DVD extras, whether that meant listening to Hunter S. Thompson’s strange howling sounds on the commentary for “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” — a more psychedelic experience than the …

Study links excessive smartphone use to inability to endure emotional distress

New research published in <i>Computers in Human Behavior</i> suggests that those with poor emotion regulation skills are at higher risk of problematic …

Grasshopper Studio

An architect and landscape designer become their own clients for the Grasshopper Studio. The husband-wife team expands their 1940s Seattle home. In …

Architecture

Avoid These Container Gardening Mistakes - Garden

<i>Your garden is supposed to be fun — a place to relax in and recharge your batteries, a source of beauty and pleasure. But all too often, things go</i> …

Gardening

LSD causes congenitally blind man to experience synesthesia-like hallucinations

The psychedelic drug LSD induced synesthesia-like experiences in an individual who was born without vision, a condition known as congenital …

Consciousness

Candid Photographs Capture Inside Gymnase Saulnier, a School for Acrobats in Paris, in 1947

These fascinating pictures were taken by Hans Wild for <i>LIFE</i> magazine at a school for acrobats, Gymnase Saulnier, in Paris, 1947. According to Miss …

Paris

Trout Lake House / Olson Kundig

“The buildings recall the agricultural forms of the local built environment, but as is our nature in our designs, we sought to take that context and …

Built Environment

How to keep your ISP’s nose out of your browser history with encrypted DNS

Using Cloudflare’s 1.1.1.1, other DNS services still require some command-line know-how.<p>The death of network neutrality and the loosening of …

Science Is Getting Closer to Understanding What Goes on Inside The Mind When We Dream

Here's why dreams matter.<p>Dreams are so strange and carry so much significance to us that we often feel the need to tell people about our nocturnal …

The Brain

The process of building trust works in the opposite way that you think it does

<i>Wharton psychologist and author Adam Grant recently sat down with Daniel Coyle, author of the new book</i> The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups<i>, to talk about the surprising truth about how trust works, and how we can build it in groups large and small. This article is a condensed</i> …

Self-improvement

This Is What It Was Like Learning To Report Before Fake News Was The Biggest Problem In The World

As a young reporter in Eastern Europe in 2001, I expected to witness the “end of history” and the flowering of democracy. That was just one of the mistakes I made.<p><b>The end of</b> <b>history — that is, the American 1990s —</b> came for a handful of reporters in Belarus, where the big story of Sept. 10, 2001, was …

8 Common Signs That You're Deficient in Vitamins

A well-balanced and nutritious diet has many benefits.<p>On the other hand, a diet lacking in nutrients may cause a variety of unpleasant symptoms.<p>These …

How trees, fungi, and bacteria team up against pollution

Roots, fungi, and bacteria may team up to help some trees to clean polluted land, according to a new study.<p>Fast-growing trees, such as willows, are …

Here’s another reason to stop taking antibiotics

Mice are more susceptible to severe West Nile disease if they’ve recently taken antibiotics that change the makeup of their gut bacterial community, …

Ode to Joy

Last month, midway through the seven-hour drive between Marfa and Austin, my friends and I sat at a picnic table over burnt winter grass, eating the last of our forty grapefruits and some cold steak whose marbling had turned to candle wax. An old man approached us from some distance, making his way …

When do you know you're old enough to die? Barbara Ehrenreich has some answers

With her latest book, Natural Causes, Barbara Ehrenreich notes that there’s an age at which death no longer requires much explanation<p>Four years ago, Barbara Ehrenreich, 76, reached the realisation that she was old enough to die. Not that the author, journalist and political activist was sick; she …

Health