kanyasri

274 Flips | 15 Magazines | 2 Followers | @kanyasri | Keep up with kanyasri on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “kanyasri”

Canary is a home security system that makes you do the work

Image copyright Canary.If you’re in the market for a smarter Dropcam, then the $249 Canary may be the connected camera system for you. If you’re …

Home Security

Samsung's new induction stovetop projects 'virtual flames' onto pots and pans

Since the dawn of man, we've associated flames with heat. But since induction stovetops don't emit any flames, it seems like they're just waiting to roast your hand. That's why Samsung's latest induction range has "Virtual Flame Technology." A set of blue LEDs around the edge of each burner …

Where can I buy a connected coffee maker?

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>This week’s podcast featured a discussion about the Mother home hub from Sen.se as well as a discussion between my cohost …

This device lets you charge your phone just by walking around or working out

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Ampy<p>Yesterday I noted a portable battery charger that needs only 5 minutes to get enough juice for a full iPhone 5 …

Ecuador will circulate its own digital currency later this year

The US dollar is the currency of choice in Ecuador, something that could eventually be second-best to a digital currency issued by the nation’s …

The Software Behind IBM's Watson Will Be Probing The Mysteries Of Physics

Last week, the Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron – one of the largest research centers in Germany – announced that it has entered into a collaboration with IBM to enhance its computers’ abilities to crunch the massive amounts of data being generated every day by its particle accelerators.<p>DESY has a …

The Backed Pack: A wireless home security system, an emotional bot, and bedtime tracking

Blink is a truly wireless home security system, it doesn’t even require a cable for power. Blink starts with the Sync Module, which all of the Blink units report to and transmit to the cloud for phone access, alerts, and streaming video. Each of the Blink units offers a discreet, wireless camera …

5 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Getting Out of Bed for a Morning Workout

Jordan Metzl, M.D., a sports medicine physician at New York City's Hospital for Special Surgery, gets how hard it is to wake up to work out. "It's a tough habit to get into," he says. That said: "I'm a huge believer in morning workouts because it starts your metabolic furnace and ensures you'll …

YC-Backed VizeraLabs Projects New Materials Onto Any Surface

Let’s say you’re at a furniture store and see a couch you like. It has the number of seats you need for your living room and the cushions are comfortable. But the model in the store is cotton, and that just won’t do — you wanted leather. How are you supposed to know if you like how it looks in …

Wearables of the future may use reflected WiFi signals to communicate

Let's face it: our gadgets are growing smaller and smarter by the way, and making sure they've got enough power to get us through a day or two is no small feat. That problem wasn't lost on a team of researchers from UCLA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory -- they've spent the last two years cooking …

Temporary tattoos turn sweat to power in biobattery

Electrical currents generated from sweat could someday be a way to charge your phone while burning calories.<p>One day soon, the juice that powers your phone or other portable devices could pour forth from your pores. Researchers at the University of California San Diego have created a biosensor in …

Engineering

HP made a smartwatch in 1977, and you can buy a prototype for $14,500

Long before we were debating the merits of Android Wear and the rumored iWatch, companies were experimenting with quartz technology, LEDs, and miniaturized circuits to create the ancestors of the modern wearable. HP — which made some of the most important calculators back when calculators were a …

In Order To Get To Heaven, You'll Have To Take The Stairs

If Heaven <i>is</i> a place on earth, you're probably going to find it in these five places. Specifically, one of the so-called stairways to Heaven we found spread out all around the world are guiding tourists and locals to incredible views and perfect-picture opps.<p>From the tip-top of O'ahu to the endless …

10 Great Novels That Will Make You More Passionate About Science

Many of the world's greatest scientists were inspired to go into their fields by reading science fiction books. And it's easy to see why. A lot of …

Science Fiction

15 Quirky Gadgets and Accessories to Buy Today

It’s time for us to take another look at a bunch of quirky, imaginative and downright useful gadgets and accessories that you can buy today. Which one takes your fancy the most?<p>For more inspiration, check out our 2013 holiday gift guide, our previous collection of gadgets and accessories for geeks …

Google and IEEE Offer $1 Million Prize for Smaller Power Inverter

Bigger isn’t necessarily better, especially when it comes to power inverters, which are devices that convert electricity from direct current (such as solar panels and batteries) into alternating current for use in homes, businesses and electric cars. That’s why Google and the Institute of …

Engineering

Apple Orders 70 to 80 Million iPhone 6's, Chinese Online Sellers Already Taking Preorders

If there's any doubt that the iPhone 6 is generating excitement, that's put to rest by the fact that Chinese online sellers on the Alibaba website have already begun taking preorders for the phone. What other phone would start selling even before it's announced? According to the <i>Wall Street …

Mobile Technology

Google Offers A Free Crash Course In Android Development

Google has teamed up with Udacity to make available a free course in Android development available to all – complete with videos, quizzes, course materials and forums. The course is called “Developing Android Apps: Android Fundamentals,” and it provides everything you need to learn how to make an …

i-Bell Lets You Know Who’s Ringing Your Doorbell From Afar

Meet i-Bell, a new wi-fi connected doorbell contending for your crowdfunding cash so you can spy on callers to your home from the comfort of your smartphone.<p>We’ve seen a few of these devices before — notably DoorBot and SkyBell last year (as well as attempts to repurpose old smartphones as …

The GoTenna Will Let You Communicate Without Any Connectivity

By this point, most of us are fully addicted to our smartphones. And when we find ourselves without Wifi or data service, our most direct connection to everything becomes almost useless. That’s where GoTenna comes in.<p>The device is launching into pre-order today, and lets users create their own …

Japan's new Cruise Train is a luxury hotel on rails

Japan is already a global leader in train technology, so it would only follow that they'd be lapping the rest of the world in train design, too. Already, the country has produced gorgeous fleets of luxury trains with chic, retro stylings.<p>Now, Japan's JR East railway company has commissioned a new …

Fish Hole Creates Safe Ice Hole In Frozen Lakes or Ponds

In winter, lakes and rivers usually freeze but only on the surface, allowing fish to survive beneath the ice. However, as winter progresses, oxygen …

The US government wants to create an experimental city for testing wireless tech

Like Rapture, but for spectrum sharing<p>The US government has for years been trying to encourage "spectrum sharing" as a way of getting more and faster wireless connections around the country. The idea is to convince the organizations that own rights to transmit data over specific airwaves — such as …

Master Adobe & Web Design With Train Simple!

BECOME AN ADVANCED ADOBE USER<p>An invaluable resource for web and graphic designers, these <b>award-winning Adobe</b> training courses cover a wide variety of …

India plans to build the world's largest floating solar farm

Solar farms need three things: sunlight, photovoltaic panels and a huge expanse of land. It's the third in that list that's hampering green efforts in countries like India, where space is scarce and therefore very expensive. That's why India is copying Japan's (pictured) idea of building floating …

Remote-controlled contraceptive microchip could launch by 2018

Fighting over the remote control could soon end up in more than just a channel-hopping battle, if researchers at MIT have their way. In the Bill Gates-funded quest for the next form of contraception, a Massachusetts startup has come up with a small remote-controlled chip, like a digital wifi …

World's tallest water slide finally open | CNN Travel

How Japan Plans to Build an Orbital Solar Farm

<b>Imagine looking out over Tokyo Bay</b> from high above and seeing a man-made island in the harbor, 3 kilometers long. A massive net is stretched over the …

This Startup Wants To Get Google Glass Into Every Workplace

Google Glass has had a difficult time finding its way in the world. As a consumer product, it has been the subject of endless ridicule for being too awkward and intrusive–most recently in a Daily Show segment. One day, people may begun accepting an odd contraption sitting on a person’s face, but …