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Brilliant’s Control is poised to become a main control hub for smart home devices

With the surge of the smart home appliances and gadgets, the Brilliant Control is a San Mateo, California-based startup’s answer for the all-in-one smart home control panel. The Control is designed to easily replace a conventional light switch, with an installation designed to take no longer than …

Home Automation
Smart Homes

The Future Is Now: Welcome to My (Smart) House

There are more connected home gadgets to install than ever before, from locks to switches to speakers. What’s worth the trouble? We asked <i>Fortune</i> …

Home Automation

Samsung SmartThings: Getting Started With Samsung's "Smart Home" Technology

Make no mistake about it: just as the last ten years saw tech companies battling it out to control mobile, the next ten years will be all about the …

This is how you can transform your simple home into a smart home in 2017

You need a few gadgets like security camera, speakers and thermostat to transform your simple home into a smart home.<p>Won't it be cool if you go to …

How to Watch Live TV on Your Apple TV

If you want to watch live TV on your Apple TV—cable or antenna—it’s relatively easy to set up and get going.

Televisions
Home Automation

Donald Trump: TIME Person of the Year 2016

Even for Donald Trump, the distance is still fun to think about, up here in his penthouse 600 ft. in the sky, where it’s hard to make out the regular …

Fidel Castro

2016's best cruise ships from Cruise Critic editors | CNN Travel

Cruise Ships

5 ways to improve your streaming experience at home

In the last few months, there’s been significant buzz about video innovations such as UHD 4K, Virtual Reality and live streaming. It sounds promising, but for now the reality is more daunting than many would like to admit.<p>The steady march of technology continues to rest on streaming across a …

Televisions

9 practical tips for a minimal-style apartment

We all know that a minimal-style apartment needs to be seriously decluttered. But what's the difference between a minimalist interior and one that's …

France's 20 most beautiful villages

Home networking: Everything you need to know

Wi-Fi, access point, router, 802.11ac... networking can be a pain! But it doesn't have to be if you know what you're doing. This is where you start.<p><b>Editors' note:</b> This story was originally published on Dec. 9, 2014, and has been updated frequently with latest information.<p>When it comes to home …

Wi-Fi

5 Design Lessons From the Last Earbuds You May Want to Buy

Here are the ways Erato nailed the design of its wireless Bluetooth earphones.<p>I've tested dozens of products this year and if I had to pick my favorite the Apollo 7 wireless Bluetooth earphones would definitely be in the running. Here are the ways Erato--the company which makes them--nailed the …

Apollo Missions

Tech home upgrades to think of in your next renovation - Sydney Morning Herald - Brand Discover

This is content for <b>Optus</b><p>If you’ve been binge-watching your fave interiors shows and planning to renovate, it’s a good idea to plan some ways to make …

Home Automation

How we took a 10-day trip to Japan for only $4,000, including flights

Until recently.<p>My husband had made it his goal to complete what were then the five world marathons within five years. In his fifth and final year, as he was ran what he thought would be his last race of the series in London, then the announcement was made that Tokyo would join the list.<p>And suddenly …

Snacks

Versatile Narrow House in Ho Chi Minh City Beats the Space Crunch

When it comes to the world of housing in an urban setting, space is often the biggest limiting factor. And in <b>Ho Chi Minh City</b>, Vietnam, this problem …

Vietnam

Mattel and Google teamed up to make VR kid friendly, and they got pretty darn close

Mattel thinks it’s cracked the code to making virtual reality kid friendly.<p>The 70-year-old toy company, under the guidance of Google, released its Cardboard-powered View-Master on Friday. After going hands-on with the nostalgic headset this week, we’ve reached a verdict.<p>For tech-savvy parents, kid …

Dojo, the app London's young bankers use to find the coolest night spots, will launch in Paris

It's a move that the Dojo founders — Robin Shimmin, Nick Dart, and Davran Karaca — anticipated but didn't expect this early on.<p>"We are beyond excited," the team told Business Insider in an email. "If you had told us eight months ago (when we were sleeping on our friend's sofas and handing out A4 …

Boris Johnson

DIY security offers smarter peace of mind

From kits to cameras to all-in-one units, the new generation of do-it-yourself security is smarter, simpler, and more affordable than anything you've seen before.<p>Installing a home security system used to mean spending hundreds of dollars to have professionals come and hardwire your house, signing a …

Home Security

Online Art Sites Aim To Fill Gap Between Etsy And Sotheby's

Let's say you're not a millionaire but you're still interested in buying affordable art from the comfort of your living room. Where do you find something that is between craft-oriented websites like Etsy and high-end auction houses like Sotheby's? Now, new companies — like Paddle8, Ocula, Artline, …

Art

The Secret Formula

F__ormula One,__ the sexiest motor sport in the world, has grown into a $3 billion global jug­ger­naut. And yet, there’s a problem: 62 years after its founding, F1 is still a puzzle to American audiences. F1—born in the jet-set redoubts of Monaco, San Fermín, and Spa, and with a history more …

Steve Jobs Through the Years: Highlights and Clips From the D Conference

Since the inception of the <b>D: All Things Digital</b> conference in 2003, Steve Jobs was a frequent guest onstage, and his appearances have always made for …