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Data to analytics to AI: From descriptive to predictive analytics

Artificial Intelligence (AI) seems to be the buzzword du jour for organizations, but this is not an obvious or straightforward transition even for …

Machine Learning

Samsung’s smart belt is now on Kickstarter, and it’s still called WELT

In Berlin, it means “world.” There’s probably something to be read into that, but I’ve been here covering IFA for several days now and quite frankly, I’m coming up short.<p>The gadget made its debut back in CES in January and now it’s kind of, sort of ready for prime-time. Along with its appearance on …

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Raspberry Pi Zero is a tiny computer that costs only $5

When Raspberry Pi first arrived in 2012, it was revolutionary not because of its computing power — although, for a credit card-sized PC, it was …

The 25 Best Inventions of 2015

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Inventions

These Are The Best Fitness Trackers You Can Buy Today

On the surface, it seems like they all do the exact same thing: count your calories, measure how far you've run, and monitor your sleep. But there are a few areas where some fitness bands succeed over others.<p>Here's a look at some of the best ones you can buy today and how they compare.

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10 Tools You Didn't Know You Needed

Some tools, like your trusty cordless drill or hammer, you're going to use all the time. These specialty tools you won't need that oftenbut when the time comes, you'll sure be glad you've got 'em.<p>Some tools, like your trusty cordless drill or hammer, you're going to use all the time. These …

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As Software Eats The World, Agile Tool Provider Hansoft Raises $8.4M To Steal Competitors’ Lunch

Launched all the way back in 2005, Sweden-headquartered Hansoft provides tools to help teams collaborate and manage the development of products and services using “Agile software development” — the umbrella term for a group of software development methods based on iterative and incremental …

Ten tips to get the most out of your new Chromecast

Advertisement<p>58 Comments<p>So you got yourself a Chromecast, either as an early holiday gift, or you just bought it for yourself. You unpacked it, …

The business of home automation is enabling the internet of things

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock/A-R-T<p>If we think about the homes that have a broadband connection today as the total addressable market …

From desktop-as-a-service to real-time data streaming, Amazon dominated the week in cloud

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Barb Darrow<p>My favorite comment in a long week of big cloud events came from my row mate on the flight to Las Vegas. He …

Eyes-on with HeadsUP, a smartphone-powered HUD for your car

Think of it as a smartwatch, but for people who need to keep their eyes on the road. HeadsUP, one of 10 semi-finalists for Engadget's Insert Coin competition, is a heads-up display for your car, allowing you to see notifications on your dashboard. Unlike other HUDs, though, the screen is powered by …

Reveel: a portable headphone amp that promises to enhance your music

Have you ever been to a concert and bought a keep-sake CD? Did you find it somehow didn't quite conjure up the same heady, ethereal experience? Musician Barry Stephen Goldfarb evidently did, inspiring him to create Reveel -- a small device that claims to recreate the authentic live sound. By using …

Smart Power Strip set to bring simple, cheap automation to the home (video)

Listen, we'd all like an automated home -- we've got the appliances and we've got the smart devices. What we really need is a bridge between the two, something that allows our little pocket computers to turn our home devices on and off at will. There has been no shortage of attempts by some of the …

Peripheral Vision 011: Ayah Bdeir on the importance of knowing how your electronics work

"I didn't set out originally to start a company," explains Ayah Bdeir. "I was trying to solve a problem." She's seated in the solution, a sunny office space in downtown Manhattan. A portable dividing screen provides some semblance of privacy, separating us from a space packed to the gills with …