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Want an Amazon Echo? Here’s one crazy cheap way to get it…

There's a cheaper way to get one that spending the $200 or so to buy one.<p>Good news for those with basic programming skills, a little hardware, and …

Learn how to build your own Amazon Echo

Love Alexa, but don’t love the aesthetics of the Amazon Echo? You’re in luck. Thanks to the genius of collaborative thinking over at GitHub, there’s …

Amazon shows you how to make your own Amazon Echo using Raspberry Pi

The Amazon Echo is a nice little device, but you probably didn't want to pay hundreds of dollars more for something your phone could already do -- …

Need a weekend project? Make your own Amazon Echo with a Raspberry Pi

Less money, more work - Amazon posts official DIY plans<p>We are part of The Trust Project What is it?

Amazon Echo Adds Support for Ceiling Fans; Big Ass Fans Brings Voice Control to Haiku

Slowly but surely, Amazon Alexa – the voice-recognition platform behind Amazon Echo – is adding native support (i.e., not Skills Kit) to more smart …

Amazon Echo

The Fix comes to Amazon Echo!

My mom got me an Amazon Echo for my 40th birthday last month. (Yes, I know I am old.) I liked the idea of having Siri but a) for my house and b) that I didn't have to press and hold a button to talk to. Also, the reviews for it were awesome.<p>That's why I am really excited that as of right now you …

Amazon Echo

Amazon Echo: 5 Best features, tricks of Alexa

Credit: Amazon<p><i>A look at the five best features, tricks, and functions of the Amazon Echo featuring Alexa</i><p>Over the past year, the popularity of the …

Amazon Echo Developers Can Pause Media And Adjust Volume Using Voice Commands After Latest Update

Amazon's little black cylinder likes for you to call it Alexa, and when you do, it's willing to do whatever you say. Well, whatever it can …

Smart Homes

How to master Android Voice Commands, beyond Google Now

When Apple first introduced Siri with the iPhone 4S, it was not the first time the world had seen voice control, but it did mark the first time a major company was releasing it to the world simultaneously on millions of mobile devices as their most prominent feature.<p>Despite its innumerable flaws …

Waze update taps Google as default search provider, tips hat to new owners

The folks in Mountain View told us it was on the way, but now it's official: Waze has updated its app to use Google as its default search provider. It's a subtle change, mentioned only on the company's blog, but it's a strong show of good faith between the recently acquired traffic app and its new …

Parallels announces Parallels Desktop 9: performance improvements, enhanced Windows support, more

Right after releasing its new remote access application Access, Parallels has just announced Parallels Desktop 9 for the Mac. The updated application will support Mavericks and the upcoming Windows Blue/8.1 update and boasts many speed boosts.<p>Performance improvements with Parallels Desktop 9 are …

Review: DeskConnect beats Apple to AirDrop-like file sharing between iOS and Mac

From time to time, I find myself needing to send some files from my Mac to my iPhone, or from my phone to my computer. This is especially true with things like screenshots for reviews. In the past I have used Photo Streams or email to get the images from my phone to my Mac, but both of those are a …

Venter: ‘We know 1% of what we’ll ultimately know’

Genetics pioneer Craig Venter reveals what we have and haven’t learned from the human genome sequence, and the biggest challenges we face as our population soars.<p>Over a decade after the human genome was sequenced, what has this information delivered? Who better to answer the question than Craig …

Genetics

Why feeling more pain may be better for you

Psychology studies show painful experiences aren’t dictated by how long they go on for, and this could teach us an important lesson about everything from hospital operations to holidays, says Tom Stafford.<p>When is the best treatment for pain more pain? When you're taking part in an experiment …

Psychology

Wireless bio-absorbable circuits could kill bacteria

Remote-controlled, dissolvable electronic implants have been created that could help attack microbes, provide pain relief and stimulate bone growth.<p>The spread of bacteria resistant to antibiotics – popularly called superbugs – is threatening to put the clock back 100 years to the time when routine, …

Nanotech

'God destined for soldier to die': Radical cleric banned from UK applauds attack as police are urged to investigate inciting hatred

• Omar Bakri Mohammed is banned from Britain but spoke from Beirut<br>• It is believed he was secretly filmed condoning decapitation of those opposed to …

Extremism

Al Worden: ‘The loneliest human being’

What’s it like to be the most isolated human in all eternity? Our space correspondent meets Al Worden, command module pilot of Apollo 15, who holds that dubious honour.<p>Seven men in the history of humanity stand apart from the rest of us. These are the Apollo command module pilots who spent time …

Space Science

How to download YouTube videos

So you want to download YouTube videos? It’s not surprising; in our increasingly mobile world, you might want to watch a new music video or viral …

Google Glass Will Reportedly Use Samsung's OLED

Google will reportedly use Samsung’s organic light-emitting diode technology (OLED) in Google Glass – a wearable computer that should be available for consumers by the end of this year.<p>A Korea Times report cited sources as saying that the company’s top management recently approved a proposal by …

Xbox One supports 4K and 3D

<b>Despite not being mentioned at the Xbox One launch event, it seems that Microsoft was indeed looking to the future of video resolution when it</b> …

4K Ultra HD