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Camera startup Lytro releasing 'multiple breakthrough products' in 2014

We haven’t heard much from Lytro since the maker of the innovative Light Field camera launched its inaugural product more than a year ago, but judging from the way the company’s new CEO is talking, we could be hearing a lot more soon. In an interview with <i>SFGate</i><i>,</i> CEO Jason Rosenthal says the company …

AutoDesk Releases An Electronics Simulator Called 123D Circuits

Hardware hacking often seems like black magic to the uninitiated, which is why 123D Circuits is so cool: it allows you to learn electronics using a virtual Arduino board and breadboard without blowing up capacitors or burning yourself with solder on your work table.<p>Created by AutoDesk, 123D …

NanoPC-T4: A Powerful Raspberry Pi Alternative from FriendlyArm

The Raspberry Pi is a strong contender when it comes to the Single Board Computers. There are quite a significant number of Raspberry Pi competitors …

Raspberry Pi

FriendlyARM: A Different Flavor of Raspberry

A lot of old science fiction movies show people wearing the same–or nearly the same–clothes. We’re left guessing if this is because there is a single …

Raspberry Pi Zero Wireless Hub : HubPiWi (video)

Pi Zero users that are looking for a Raspberry Pi Zero Wireless Hub that requires no cable connection to the awesome Zero pocket mini PC, may be …

PiNoculars – A Farseeing Pi Camera

The Raspberry Pi camera provides a 5 megapixel resolution with still images of up to 2592 x 1944 and multiple video modes including 2592 x 1944 at 15 …

Raspberry Pi

Building your own private LoRa network

There is a lot of interest in LoRa, a wide-area network solution that promises kilometers of range with low power consumption, a perfect fit for the …

Microcontroller

LoRa

Home > Technology > LoRaWAN<p>Unlocking the Future<p>To better address those billions of IoT devices only transmitting a megabyte of data per month, and in …

Internet of Things

US agencies may spy on citizens using the Internet of Things

US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said that security agencies may soon snoop on citizens using Internet of Things devices.<p>In a prepared testimony (PDF) for the Senate Armed Services Committee, Clapper explained:<p>Smart devices incorporated into the electric grid … can threaten data …

Nest’s new product is a $199 security camera that works outdoors

Nest has made an update to its Nest Cam that — while won’t necessarily appeal to everyone — is likely going to solve an issue people may have had with the company’s security camera: Efficiency in the outdoors. The Alphabet-owned company today revealed Nest Cam Outdoor, a new camera model with the …

MIT's sensor network tracks your power-hungry appliances

You get a bill from your electricity provider every month laying out how much energy you used, but there's no easy way to get a breakdown of which appliances suck down the most juice. But the US Navy has partnered with MIT scientists to design a cheap, portable sensor network that tracks the power …

Clean Energy

Google Home's killer feature reminds you where you left your keys

Naturally, you only ever misplace the most important things in your life -- and usually when you need them the most.<p>If you're prone to losing important items or documents, worry no more. Google Home ($129 at Dell Home) can remember where you stored your passport or where you put your spare keys. …

Google Home

Homeland Security warns of 'BrickerBot' malware that destroys unsecured internet-connected devices

Reminiscent of the Mirai botnet that brought down large swathes of the US internet last year, this new malware targets poorly secured Internet of …

Homeland Security

120,000 IoT cameras vulnerable to new Persirai botnet say researchers

Internet connected cameras across the globe are easy to find and hijack to carry out DDoS attacks.<p>A new Internet of Things (IoT) botnet is targeted …

Trend Micro

'Alexa, what's my blood sugar level and how much insulin should I take?'

It's become a punchline in the tech industry that every start-up is out to change the world. When it comes to medical technology, however, some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley are poised to do just that.<p>Apple, Google and Amazon have announced or are reported to be developing cutting-edge …

Z-Wave Compatibility Guide: Choosing the Right Home Automation Devices

One of the advantages of choosing the Z-Wave Home Automation standard is the wide variety of modules available from the many manufactures that …

“Piper” Home Security and Automation

The explosion of smartphone and tablet controlled home automation devices continues with the introduction of “Piper”.<p>Blacksumac are the Canadian …

Raspberry Pi Adds Z-Wave Home Automation with Plug-In Module

The “RaZberry” is launching next week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The $59 kit includes a hardware daughter board that snaps onto …

SpotCam is a capable Wi-Fi camera for your home

SpotCam is a new entrant in the cloud-based home webcam parade. The U.S. $149.99 camera has easy setup and features like sound monitoring, plus the ability to speak to the camera remotely and have the camera speaker play it.<p><b>Specifications</b><p>Dimensions:<br>Body 4.8cm(1.89") × 14.8cm(5.83")<br>Weight: …

Spotcam and Spotcam HD Pro Review for Home Security

The landscape of home security market is teeming with cameras that promise to keep an eye on your family or pet or properties. Most of them claim to …

Mobile Devices

SpotCam's 24 hour continuous monitoring will make you praise the good F-word

Today’s cloud surveillance camera is itself only the first part of a security camera setup. The cloud service is equally important. Does the camera …

Smart Homes

5 Best Smart Thermostats 2018 – Top Rated Programmable Thermostats Reviewed

<b>“Our</b> team tested different Smart Thermostats on the market today and came to agree that <b>Nest Learning Thermostat and</b> <b>ecobee4 Thermostat with Sensor</b> are …

Home Automation

A Guide to Smart Windows and Shades

The appeal of intelligent windows and shades is transparent<p>Why add wisdom to your windows? Automated shades and instantly tinting glass are not only …

Remote Controls

This smart water monitor dives deep into water data - CNET

<b>The Good</b> Flo gives you real-time stats for your plumbing system and the option to shut off your water remotely from anywhere you have an internet connection.<p><b>The Bad</b> Flo is expensive, and while it can tell you a lot about your water, it can’t pinpoint where a leak originated.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> If …

Water

GE’s ZigBee Smart Light Switch works w/ the Amazon Echo Plus, more for $40 ($15 off)

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Amazon offers the GE ZigBee Wireless Smart Light Switch for <b>$39.99 shipped</b>. That’s good for a $15 discount from the going rate and …

Home Automation

Elgato’s Eve Aqua adds HomeKit to your outdoor faucet

Elgato is spreading the smart home outside with the new Eve Aqua and Eve Flare bringing the IoT to your irrigation system and exterior lighting. …

Home Automation

Honeywell Lyric C1 review: No frills affordable home security

Shelling out £300 along with a big, fat subscription on smart home security is not everyone's idea of money well spent and, indeed, why should it be? …

Home Security

Wisenet SmartCam Video Doorbell Is Easy Peasy Basic Home Security

Reading Time: 6 minutesI’ll be honest. I never really understood the allure of a “smart home” or so-called smart products and appliances around the …

Home Automation

New $95 home security camera also lets you control your garage door with your phone

Everyone loves the Chamberlain MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener, which lets you control any garage door opener from your iPhone or Android phone. But …

Home Automation

How to Install Linux OS on USB Drive and Run it On Any PC

Ever thought of using any computer which is not yours, with all your personal stuff and configuration? It is possible with any Linux distribution. …

Linux