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New net-zero Solar Farmhouse from Deltec generates all its own energy

In these uncertain times of erratic weather and changing climate patterns, net-zero energy (or NZE) is quickly becoming the gold standard in green …

Renewable Energy

Confide brings its screenshot-proof and off-the-record messaging app to your Mac and PC

And while its mobile apps for iPhone, Android, and Apple Watch are perfect for swapping snippets of text or sending sensitive screenshots, financials, or PDFs, I've always felt that Confide would make the most sense as a desktop app, existing within the same Mac and PC screen as my other day-to-day …

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This is Uber's playbook for sabotaging Lyft

'Brand ambassadors' with burner phones and credit cards attempt to #shavethestache<p>Uber is arming teams of independent contractors with burner phones and credit cards as part of its sophisticated effort to undermine Lyft and other competitors. Interviews with current and former contractors, along …

Uber

Rebecca Minkoff To Debut Tech-Enabled Jewelry

Rebecca Minkoff, the fashion brand known for elegant accessories with a downtown edge, is following in the footsteps of competitors like Diane von Furstenberg and Tory Burch and designing a line of five wearable devices that will launch this fall.<p>“Our girl wants to wear bracelets and jewelry and …

Starfish Aims To Prevent Accidental Heatstroke Deaths By Alerting Parents To Children Left In Cars

New, first-time parents are terrified that they’re going to somehow accidentally hurt their baby – they will drop the child, or hit that weird soft spot on the baby’s head. Or maybe they’ll forget to put the baby on their back to sleep, and they will die of SIDS. A new breed of startups and “baby …

Augmented Reality Is the Future of Furniture Shopping

In a darkened room in the back of a small furniture store just south of San Francisco International Airport, the couch in front of me keeps changing …

Augmented Reality

Evernote for Windows Now Lets You Annotate PDFs

Evernote has announced a host of new features in the latest version of its Windows desktop app for premium and business users.<p>The most notable of these new features is the ability to annotate PDF files with arrows, shapes, stamps and text. This means that when you’re working with a detailed PDF …

The High/Low List for Everyday Items

Outdoor Elegance<p>Navy piping around the edges gives this outdoor pillow a finished look. Jiti Bedding Coral 12" x 20" polyester outdoor pillow in sky, …

Geek

Technology: All eyes on the future

Palmer Luckey is holding court among the geeks. The boy king of virtual reality is answering questions from game developers about whether the …

Why Solid State Drives Are Your Best Performance Upgrade And They're Getting Cheaper Too

Nothing and I mean literally nothing, has done more for general computing performance in the past 3 – 5 years, than the SSD or Solid State Drive. Faster processors, more memory, and even faster graphics cards don’t offer the kind of instantaneous and observable boost in system responsiveness, …

Opera Max Review

Opera Max is being released in open beta to users around the world. It’s from the makers of the popular Opera Browser and they’re known for coming out with some pretty good applications. Is this app worth your time? In this review, we’ll find out. As usual, you can read it below or watch it …

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