Fran Landry

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The 3 New Power Blenders on the Block

The F&W Test Kitchen put new superblender models from Breville, Blendtec and Vitamix to the test crushing ice and pureeing whole vegetables.<p><i>The F&W</i> …

Recipes

Luna's Smart Mattress Cover Can Control Your Whole House

If you’re not satisfied with a standard sleep tracking app, Luna’s smart mattress cover could be just what you’ve been waiting for. The smart cover monitors your sleep, controls your bed’s temperature and can hook into a range of connected devices including Nest.<p>Luna is machine washable and …

Samsung's Gear VR headset arrives at Best Buy (but not at retail)

If you've been curious enough about virtual reality to buy Samsung's Gear VR headset, you've had to visit either AT&T's website or Samsung's to pick one up. Not very convenient, is it? Your VR shopping just got a little bit easier, though, as Best Buy has started carrying the $200 wearable in its …

Information Systems

Basis' Peak fitness watch now gets notifications from your phone

A little later than promised, Basis' Peak fitness tracker behaves more like the smartwatch it arguably should have been all along. Grab a newly released update for the wearable and it'll give you a heads-up on calls, meetings and messages from your Android smartphone or iPhone. It's not as …

Officers Ask Map App To Remove Police Tracking

Waze, the popular navigation app boasting more than 50 million users worldwide, has a new critic: police officers. Over the past few weeks, law enforcement officials have been urging the app and its owner, Google, to disable a feature that allows users to report when they've spotted a police …

Law Enforcement

Drone maker DJI will disable its units over Washington, DC, after White House crash

Rookie pilots will get a little extra help determining what's a no-fly zone<p>Following the crash of one of its Phantom drones at the White House on Monday and a response from President Obama that more regulation of drones was needed, Chinese drone maker DJI will reportedly be disabling its units from …

Drones

Zimride Is Closing Its Public Ride-Sharing Service To Focus On Corporates And Students

Zimride, the long-distance ride-sharing service in the U.S. which spawned Lyft, is closing down its consumer-facing business to focus on corporate and university partners.<p>“As of January 30, 2015, Zimride is no longer taking reservations for the general public,” the company said in a note on its …

Startups