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Scout’s DIY Home Alarm Gets So, So Much Smarter With An IFTTT Channel

I’m really digging Scout‘s install-it-yourself modular home alarm.<p>It has its quirks, but it’s a massive step toward everything I want in a security system. I can add new components easily, I can control everything from my phone, there’s no ridiculous contracts or hidden fees, and it’s all …

You can now store 50,000 songs online with Google Play Music

Image copyright Thinkstock Images.Google just made its Play Music service a bit more appealing, even if you don’t use a Google Android phone. You can …

Google Play Music

Sesame is a $99 smart lock that lets you unlock your current deadbolt from your iPhone

<i>Note: Kickstarter currently appears to be down possibly because of a certain new smartwatch…</i><p>The iPhone-connected smart lock market is getting a new player today as Candy House introduces a new, competitively priced device called Sesame—a play on the phrase “open sesame”—that retrofits your existing …

Delsey's luggage weighs itself, charges phones, knows the weather

CES was flooded with a bunch of "internet of things" for the home, but frequent travelers will likely appreciate this connected luggage better. Leading luggage maker Delsey has been working on a connected suitcase called Pluggage for the past two years and has recently tested a working prototype, …

Luggage

Microsoft May Have Just Released The Best Gmail App For The iPhone

Microsoft just released its new Outlook email app for iPhone, and the first reviews are overwhelmingly positive.<p>For iPhone users, finding an email app that works well with Gmail isn't easy, and Outlook in many ways represents Microsoft's bid to beat Google at its own game. It might just have pulled …

Give your bike a sense of direction with these smart handlebars

There haven't been a lot of elegant ways to add navigation to your bike -- unless you have access to prototype bikes, you're probably stuck mounting a GPS unit or smartphone that might take your eyes off the road. That's where Boreal Bikes' crowdfunded smrtGRiPS project might just come in handy. …

Handy

Switchmate Lets You Control Your Light Switches From Your Phone, No Rewiring Required

From scrappy startups to mega giants like Philips and GE, it seems like everyone wants to build a smart lightbulb. After all, who <i>wouldn’t</i> want to be able to flip off that light they left on downstairs from the comfort of their bed?<p>Smart lightbulbs have one massive, glaring fault though: as soon as …

Codecademy: From Zero Experience To A Tech Job In Three Months

Codecademy, a venture-backed company, offers free online training for tech workers. Since it opened in 2011, more than 25 million people have taken those courses, according to CEO Zach Sims.<p>Courses include how to build websites and e-commerce apps, which, said Sims, “use modern languages like Ruby …

The Best iPhone & iPad Apps From September 2014

From third-party keyboards to boutique e-commerce, we covered a lot of ground with new iOS apps in September.<p>Here, we filter through the noise to present you with our selection of the best App Store newcomers from the past month.<p>SwiftKey<p>With the launch of iOS 8 last month, a number of third-party …

Nokia Here Auto displays trip info in more places

Nokia first trotted out its Here Auto connected car platform just over a year ago, and at this week's Paris Motor Show, the company is showing off the latest developments. In order to properly equip the rise in heads-up display tech, Here Auto now shows its info in more places around on the dash. …