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Everything You Need to Know About Smart Home Networking

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Your Android Phone can Now Unlock Your Chromebook

You can now unlock your Chromebook with your Android phone using Smart Lock. It’s sort of like magic.<p>Before you start waving your phone around your Chromebook like a deranged Harry Potter, here’s what you need to make this a reality. You’ll need Android 5 and Bluetooth, and a Chromebook with …

MC10 takes the guesswork out of fitness with wearable sensors

There's no denying that the wearable craze is upon us, whether we like it or not. MC10 is quite familiar with employing sensors to deliver info on training and athlete performance, and it's looking to do even more. If you'll recall, the outfit was behind the Checklight -- developed alongside Reebok …

Google launches a Chrome extension to let you open Drive files directly in the relevant desktop apps

You can get a whole lot of work done with just Web apps nowadays, but sometimes you simply need the power of full-fledged desktop applications like Photoshop or PowerPoint.<p>To make your life easier, Google is releasing a Chrome extension for Mac and Windows to let you launch desktop apps right from …

The Parrot Zik 2.0 Headphones Are Where Fantastic Sound Meets Impressive Noise Canceling Technology

Watch out, Bose. The Parrot Zik 2.0 headphones are here and they’re aimed directly at your customers. The Zik 2.0s are comfy, efficient at noise canceling, and best of all, they look amazing. And how do they sound? Pretty damn good, actually.<p>The Parrot Zik 2.0 are the company’s second try at …

This Free App Will Solve Math Problems For You

Need more help with math problems than a calculator can provide? There’s now an app for that.<p>PhotoMath promises to help solve simple linear equations and other math problems by “reading” questions with the help of your smartphone camera.<p>But an answer isn’t all you’ll get from this free app. …

Google endorses a simpler way to secure your data

Even the strongest passwords can be hacked, which is why Google urges users to adopt two-step authentication. A new USB drive makes it easier for users to safeguard their data.<p>Google just made safe computing a little easier.<p>The company said on Tuesday that it supports USB drives built on an …

Information Systems

PayPal Co-Founder Takes Aim at Credit Card Industry With New Startup

The most miserable year of Max Levchin’s life began in 2002, shortly after he sold off his ownership stake in PayPal to eBay for an estimated $34 …

16 of the Best New Android Apps From May (2014)

From Foursquare spin-offs to whistle-powered selfies, we covered a lot of ground with new Android apps in May. So by way of a quick recap, here’s our pick of the newbies from the past month.<p>Sunrise<p>Sunrise finally opened its uber-popular calendar app to Android users this month, as well as a version …

The Crazy Genius Behind Solar Roadways

Here’s an idea crazy enough that it just might work: Pave the streets with solar-powered panels that have their own built-in heat and LED lights. That’s what Scott and Julie Brusaw hope to accomplish with their ongoing Solar Roadways project, which they just funded through a hugely popular …

Hands-on with the Muse brain sensing headband — the most important wearable of 2014 (exclusive)

I got my hands on an early version of Interaxon’s brainwave reading headband, the Muse, and I think this could be the most important wearable of the year.<p>And that’s saying a lot, considering I’ve seen 2014’s entire lineup for health tech at the Consumer Electronic Show as well as a few undisclosed …

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 …

For The Children's Sake, Put Down That Smartphone

It's not just kids who are overdoing screen time. Parents are often just as guilty of spending too much time checking smartphones and e-mail — and the consequences for their children can be troubling.<p>Dr. Jenny Radesky is a pediatrician specializing in child development. When she worked at a clinic …

Google Glass attack offers a new lens on privacy concerns

SAN FRANCISCO — When a tech consultant showed off her Google Glass the other night at the Haight Street bar Molotov's, the result was explosive - and reflected a growing debate over whether the cutting-edge device that mounts a computer and camera on a wearer's face goes too far and breaks the …

Overclock your car and hack the Google Glass prescription limitations

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>This week on the Internet of Things podcast we focus on Kevin’s face and a variety of connected cars. First up, Kevin Tofel …

Handy Photo: Tweak Photos to Perfection

Look out Photoshop Touch and Google SnapSeed—there’s another contestant in the ring vying for the title of full-service mobile photo editor. With the release of Adva Soft’s Handy Photo 2.0 for the iPhone, iPad, and Android, mobile photographers just got another reason to shake up their …

Dormi: An Awesome Baby Monitor App for Android

If you have kids, you’ll know all about those late-evening, midnight and middle-of-the-night cries for attention. Sometimes it’s hard to know what your little one wants – are they teething? Are they too hot/cold? Are they hungry? In reality, it could be any and ALL those things. Or something …

Muzei, the famous works of art live wallpaper

As the saying goes, “I may not know much about art, but I know what I like.” And this is where the rather splendid Muzei Live Wallpaper comes in. This new live wallpaper shows a different famous piece of art every day. Muzei Live Wallpaper comes from Google Engineer Roman Nurik who gave us the …

Android News

Not just for small merchants anymore, Square Stand debuts in Whole Foods

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Whole Foods<p>Square’s sleekly designed point-of-sale terminals have started popping up at Whole Foods(s wfm) delis, …

Permission site for apps adds real-time Google monitoring

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>MyPermissions, a site that offers a handy dashboard of all the apps that are burrowing into your social media accounts, …

Seattle Diner Booting Customers For Wearing Google Glass

David Meinert is the owner of the venerable 5 Point Café in Belltown, Seattle, an old-school dive bar that made news earlier this year when it announced that Google Glass smart eyewear would not be allowed in the bar. People locally were amused and the story was tagged as a sign of things to …

Moto X and the Droids of the future: what we know so far

Motorola tries to reinvent itself under Google's care with a new set of phones due this summer<p>The hopes of a reinvigorated Motorola are riding on a single much-rumored phone called the Moto X. CEO Dennis Woodside confirmed that the Moto X existed and provided the first official details on the phone …

Crowdfunded Men’s Denim Startup Gustin Now Does Button-Down Shirts, Too

San Francisco-based men’s denim startup Gustin changed the way dudes buy jeans, by creating a fully crowdfunded model for determining which jeans it makes. That cuts out a lot of costs, making high-quality denim affordable. Now it wants to help dress men in stylish button-down shirts that follow …

The Mac that Thunderbolt built: The newly compact Mac Pro

High-speed ports mean that Apple is moving expansion outside the chassis for its high-end machines. It's a departure for the Mac Pro, but it's in line with decades of Apple thinking.<p>Call it the era of the extroverted computer.<p>In the old days of personal computing, expansion meant using vacancies …

MacBook

PlayStation 4: Sony outmaneuvers Microsoft on price, design, and common sense

Xbox One controversy reaches its climax as Sony twists the knife<p>Before yesterday's E3 keynotes from Sony and Microsoft, opinion was split on the very different paths each company is taking. Some found the PlayStation 4 the more appealing proposal on paper — a more powerful, developer-friendly box …

Google Glass apps: everything you can do right now

Google Glass isn’t ready for prime time. Even Google knows this, which is why it hasn't shipped to the masses yet. Instead, Google floated a few units to “Explorers,” glorified guinea pigs who can enjoy the joys and trials of this cuttingest edge of cutting edge technologies. But nascent or not, …

This Guy 3D-Printed Himself A Pair Of Google Glasses

You too can become a Google Glasshole.<p>While the rest of the world is trying to figure out whether Google’s wearable computing endeavour will be a hit (and change the world as we know it) before the company even gets seriously started with Glass – and often without properly field-testing the damn …