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Force Touch to bring 'significant' change to next iPhone -- analyst

This year's iPhone could see one of the biggest changes yet for Apple's smartphone line, says one analyst.<p>Last month, Apple unveiled a new type of trackpad for its updated 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display and its upcoming 12-inch MacBook . Dubbed Force Touch, the new trackpad is …

SkyBell’s internet doorbell gets faster with always-on Wi-Fi

Second-generation model improves nearly every feature<p>Raising more than half a million dollars on Indiegogo is no small feat. Just 56 projects have done it since the crowdfunding site launched six years ago, and one of those is SkyBell. It turned the complex video intercom systems aimed at offices …

So you want to buy a connected light bulb? Start here

When it comes to having a smarter house, most people’s thoughts soon turn to lighting. Having lights that turn on or off on a schedule or when you …

What’s in my house: Connected devices I’ve liked enough to buy

Recently I asked my colleagues for a list of the connected devices in their homes to get a sense of what people have and like, and was surprised by …

Build Your Own Electric Car: Now All Of Tesla’s Patents Are Open Source

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has never been one to shy away from controversy, or grandiose gestures (see: the Hyperloop project). After hinting at the news this past weekend, Musk announced today that all of Tesla’s patents are now open source.<p>In a blog post on the Tesla website, Musk explained his …

Mom Meet Mom Is A Match.com For The Stroller Crowd

People may warn you that parenting can be a tougher job than you expected, but they never seem to warn you that it can be a lonely one, too. Mom Meet Mom, an up-and-coming service built by three women who have struggled with this difficult, but often undiscussed, aspect to parenting, is trying to …

Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks review

It's been almost exactly a year since Scott Forstall left Apple and Jony Ive and Craig Federighi were put in charge of both iOS and OS X. That gave Apple a chance to create a single, unified design, to make the iPad and Mac into one. Apple's long talked about “bringing together the OS teams” and …

Lacking Lethal Injection Drugs, States Find Untested Backups

The U.S. is facing a shortage of a drug widely used for lethal injections. With few options, states are turning to new drugs and compounding pharmacies, rather than overseas companies.<p>The move is raising safety concerns, and in some cases delaying executions. Other executions are proceeding, …

Random Bedtimes Breed Bad Behavior In Kids

Parents learn the hard way that late bedtimes make for cranky kids the next day. But inconsistent bedtimes may have a greater effect on children's behavior, a study says.<p>Kids who didn't go to bed on a regular schedule had more behavior problems at home and at school. When those children were put to …

Seattle arts: picks for fall 2013

The region's art scene is nearly impossible to describe, to contain, to stuff into neat little containers like "Top 5" or "Best 3."<p>So we didn't …

Boeing moves advanced-concepts engineering to California

Boeing is shifting more engineering jobs from Washington state to Southern California, the latest in a series of such changes that could see hundreds …

I'm happy being home - Why I choose to not work - CNNMoney

I left the workforce when I had my first child nearly eight years ago.<p>I was working in publishing at Pearson and doing quite well, but they weren't really open to giving me the time to find child care. If I could have gone back to work and have earned more than the cost of child care, I would …

2013 BMW M6 Coupe First Test

BMW's Big, Bad Bully<p>Larger and heavier, yet more efficient and also quicker than its predecessor, the 2013 BMW M6 is a great big bully of a car. With Sakhir orange metallic paint and a naked carbon-fiber roof, it also tends to attract attention. If you enjoy getting thumbs-ups from Slurpee-sipping …

Sweet & Simple Bedtime Routines

Gone are the days of rocking your baby to sleep, but even now that your little one is a “big kid” snuggled into his or her own bed, having a …

Review: Polk Audio’s Nue Era in-ear headphones

Not a fan of Apple’s EarPods? Looking for something new to use with your iOS devices? We took the Nue Era in-ear headphones by Polk Audio for a spin this week. The Nue Eras are, as the name implies, a brand-new model that was just recently released. Are they worth checking out? Keep reading for our …

Indian Army tracks suspected Chinese drones, discovers they're just planets

According to a recent report, the Indian Army monitored two unidentified objects for six months, suspecting that they could have been Chinese drones — before learning they were actually just planets.<i>The Telegraph</i> reports that the army started tracking the two objects near the border of India and …

Logic Pro X review: Powerful new features & a simplified UI with no compromises for pros

Apple’s new release of Logic Pro X marks the first time in nearly six years that the company has completely overhauled the app’s UI. It’s been a long time coming for pros like myself that rely on the application, and to make things even sweeter, Apple is promising more than just a fresh coat of …

Simple Springtime Dishes

Ember for Mac: a digital scrapbook from the makers of Clear

Realmac Software, the developer behind Clear, has just launched its latest creation: Ember, a Mac app for collecting photos, sketches, drawings, and mockups. The app is a lot like Evernote, but focused solely on capturing, annotating, and sharing images. It's a tool built by designers for …

Amazing Before And After Images Of The Visual Effects In 'The Great Gatsby'

While some of the film may have appeared to be shot on location in New York, the only minimal filming took place in Sydney, Australia.<p>Chris Godfrey, the visual effects supervisor on the film, released a before and after reel showcasing the amount of work that went into bringing the film to …

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Self Freezing Coke Video By Grant Thompson Has Completely Blown Our Minds

'Grab a bottle of room temperature soda, and start shaking it violently.'<p>"Grab a bottle of room temperature soda, and start shaking it violently." That's the first bit of instruction on Grant Thompson's incredible self freezing Coke (or any other soda) video.<p>Look guys, we were never big science …

Late nights 'sap children's brain power'

<b>Late nights and lax bedtime routines can blunt young children's minds, research suggests.</b><p>The findings on sleep patterns and brain power come from a UK study of more than 11,000 seven-year-olds.<p>Youngsters who had no regular bedtime or who went to bed later than 21:00 had lower scores for reading and …