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The House That Spied on Me

<b>Kashmir</b><p>In December, I converted my one-bedroom apartment in San Francisco into a “smart home.” I connected as many of my appliances and belongings as …

Smart Homes

How To: Use Google Voice as a 'Burner' Number

No matter your reasons, you might need a second phone number that's a little more disposable than your primary number — a "burner" number, so to …

Apps

Want to Fall In Love With Your Partner Again? Science Says to Ask Them These 36 Questions

Love is more than a feeling; it's a choice.<p>Relationships are hard. They can bring out the best in us, yes, but also the worst. They test the very essence of our beings: our capacity for forgiveness; our ability to trust (both ourselves and another); the true extent of our self-love; the strength of …

Relationships

Is sex the answer to your relationship woes?

Michele Weiner-Davis, the marriage-guidance counsellor, explains why having sex – even if you don’t feel like it – is the foundation of a happy relationship<p>How does it make you feel when your partner is cold and distant? Or when they’re critical and prickly? Does it make you want to rip their …

Marriage

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

Sheryl Sandberg

Photos: The architectural mastery of Ethiopia’s ancient churches

Ethiopia is legendary for its medieval, rock-hewn churches, the cruciform and colorful frescoes of which have attracted tourists from across the world. The ancient kingdom of Abyssinia, which we now know as modern-day Ethiopia and Eritrea, was probably the site of the first Christian nation, and …

Ancient History

11 Movies That Are Almost Too Dirty For Netflix

We're currently living in a truly golden digital age, ladies and gentlemen. One where filth, raunchiness, sauciness, and unadulterated erotica is but …

Extreme Sports

iPhone X: A New Frontier

For a radically redesigned iPhone launching on the tenth anniversary of the first model, it seems reasonable to lead a review of the device with a retrospective on the original iPhone and how, over the course of a decade, its vision matured into the iPhone X. But today, I want to begin with the …

100 Notable Books of 2017

<i>The year’s notable fiction, poetry and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review. This list represents books reviewed since Dec.</i> <i>4</i><i>, 201</i><i>6</i><i>, when we published our previous Notables list.</i><p><b>Fiction & Poetry</b><p><b>AMERICAN WAR.</b> <i>By Omar El Akkad. (Knopf, $26.95.)</i> This haunting debut novel …

BOLT Internet Of Things Platform Hits Kickstarter From $12

Developers, makers and hobbyists looking to develop their own Internet of Things projects may be interested in the world’s first IoT platform which …

Samsung's 360 Round camera livestreams 3D VR

Samsung already has a virtual reality camera in the form of the Gear 360, but it's not really for pros -- it's for everyday users who want to record a 360-degree video on the street. What if you're a pro, or a well-heeled enthusiast? Samsung has you covered: it's launching the previously hinted-at …

The Era Of Integrated IoT Has Arrived In The Enterprise

• 84% of companies investing in IoT have increased their spending and project deployments in the last year.<br>• 82% of companies who have adopted IoT define its role as integrating analytics, artificial intelligence (AI) and key digital initiatives.<br>• 51% of adopters say IoT is increasing revenue or opening …

Internet of Things

Before of the Crusades: 350 - 1095

Launched by Pope Urban II at the Council of Clermont in 1095, the First Crusade was the most successful. Urban gave a dramatic speech urging …

Here Is the Syria Report Withdrawn by the U.S. Holocaust Museum

As Daily Intelligencer noted yesterday, the U.S. Holocaust Museum is at the center of a burgeoning controversy over its decision to conduct a study, …

Middle East

Fitbit’s Ionic smartwatch will help diabetics track glucose levels

Fitbit is pairing up with Dexcom, a company that creates continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) devices for people with diabetes. In an announcement today, the companies say that their first initiative is to bring Dexcom's monitoring device data to Fitbit's new Ionic smartwatch.<p>For those unfamiliar, …

Some Airbnb Hosts Producing Job-Quitting Cash With This Emerging Business Model

Marketplace platforms often cater to both consumer and business customers. Such is the case with Airbnb, which serves guests (consumers) who are looking for unique and cost-effective accommodations, as well as property owners (businesses) who use the system to make money. Both sides of the equation …

Hospitality

Live in NYC? Test Apple HomeKit for free with with your air conditioner, ThinkEco SmartAC & Homebridge

Feature<p>If you're a ConEdison customer, iPhone user and Mac owner in New York City and you want to dabble in HomeKit with your existing Apple …

Buyer's Guide: Door Locks

Good home security starts at your front door. A home burglary occurs approximately once every 18 seconds in the Unite...

Home Automation

Google search now casually highlights ‘best torrent sites’ [Updated]

This is... helpful?<p>Google’s highlighted answers have gotten the company into murky waters a handful of times in the past, and now it seems to be suggesting the best torrenting sites to anyone who asks. <i>(</i><i>Editor’s Note:</i> <i>Google has now removed these suggested torrenting sites and illegal streaming sites</i> …

Google releases new TensorFlow Object Detection API

Google is releasing a new TensorFlow object detection API to make it easier for developers and researchers to identify objects within images. Google is trying to offer the best of simplicity and performance — the models being released today have performed well in benchmarking and have become …

How to Install TOR on Android and iOS Devices

Installing Tor on Android and iOS devices is not as difficult as you may think.<p>You can safeguard your online privacy when you are using an Android or …

Privacy

Google is launching 360-degree cameras built to make your own Street View

Today, Google announced it is siding with several hardware partners to deliver high-quality 360-degree cameras so you can make your own Street View images – and you can expect at least 20 ‘Street View ready’ recording devices by the end of the year.<p>In a new blog post, the company explained the …

Mountain View

Qualcomm announced two new System-on-chips (SoCs) for HomeKit

Reviews<p>Publisher: Wondershare<br>Reviewed price:<br>Rating:<p>Publisher: Wondershare<br>Reviewed price:<br>Rating:<p>Publisher: Wondershare<br>Reviewed price: …

6 ways that IoT is reshaping today’s insurance proposition

Ovum believes that the global insurance industry is entering a distinct phase of disruptive change driven by the Internet of Things (IoT). While the insurance industry has undergone significant technology-driven change in the last fifteen years, the basic insurance <i>modus operandi</i> has remained the …

IoT Monthly Review: Investing In Hardware-As-A-Service

Intel's acquisition of Mobileye was a savvy entrance into hardware-as-a-service.<p>Axcelis is a major benefactor of connected devices growth, and …

10 Google Tools to Help You Market Your Business

Having an online presence is essential for firms of all sizes,The post 10 Google Tools to Help You Market Your Business appeared first on iamwire.

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MacTrast Deals: Live Home 3D Pro for Mac

Live Home 3D Pro for Mac helps you redesign or renovate your home by helping you envision the finished product.<p>DESCRIPTION<p>You’re looking to redesign …

Dutch startup aims to save our environment from billions of wasted IoT batteries

It’s fitting that a solution for harnessing weak amount of solar energy comes out of the rainy Netherlands.<p>There are already a staggering amount of IoT devices around, but predictions show that number might quadruple in the next three years to 20 billion devices. This is terrible news for the …

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