Tao Weitzer

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SleepScore app aims to take your slumber to new depths

There are smart mattresses, wearables, even robots — these days it’s easy to spend a lot of money on gadgets designed to improve the quality of your …

The D-Mask may be the high-tech future of diving and snorkeling

Previous Next<p>1 of 8<p>As with most well-established sports and outdoor activities, the gear used in scuba diving and snorkeling continues to evolve, …

Four MIT graduates created a restaurant with a robotic kitchen that cooks your food in three minutes or less

Spyce is a new restaurant in Boston powered by a robotic kitchen that cooks your food in three minutes or less. MIT graduates Michael Farid, Brady Knight, Luke Schlueter, and Kale Rogers created the robotic technology and restaurant concept while in college. Known as the "Spyce Boys", the founders …

Razer announces a cheaper external GPU enclosure and support for macOS

The Core X offers fewer features at a $299 price point<p>Razer is updating its Core line of external GPU enclosures today, introducing a new Core X model and adding support for Apple’s MacBook Pro laptops with Thunderbolt 3 ports.<p>The Core X is designed as a new, entry level model for Razer’s external …

How to Grow Truffles in 7 Easy Steps and Make a Big Profit

Have you ever heard of a truffle?<p>They are very popular in European countries but are considered a delicacy among those that are very well off …

Building your dream smart home starts with smart decisions

Of course things are never that simple, especially when you're dealing with new first-generation devices and competing ecosystems.<p>The smart home …

How Much Does It Cost to Build a Green Home?

Building green is no longer <i>just</i> an environmentally responsible approach. It is now a cost-effective approach too. This is a critical point in the …

Need labels for your product? A new logo? A new website? Have AI design them

As we’re sliding into 2018, it’s safe to say AI-powered machines can do just about anything. They can detect breast cancer. Paint a new Rembrandt. Even tell us if there’s fresh coffee in the kitchen.<p>So it was only a matter of time before artificial intelligence found its way into design. Last year, …

The First 6 Pages of Bill Gates's Favorite Book Will Change Your Life (and the Next 500 Pages Aren't Bad Either)

Steven Pinker's new book reveals three mental biases that will keep you from achieving your leadership potential.<p>If you're pessimistic about the state of world today, Bill Gates and Harvard psychology professor Steven Pinker have a message for you: "This bleak assessment of the state of the world …

Passive income: 15 ways to let the money flow in

It's hard to beat passive income. Instead of toiling for it, you can sit back and let the money flow in. Here are 15 examples of how you might collect passive income streams.<p>For many people, toiling for a living isn't fun.<p>There can be lengthy commutes, dress codes, annoying coworkers, unreasonable …

Personal Finance

This site makes browsing Netflix simple again

We've all been there. You sit down for movie night, open Netflix and start looking for something to watch. And you keep looking. And keep looking. And you look until you reach the point of not wanting to watch anything anymore. This is the modern-day version of going to the movie rental store, …

Shell Smartwatch Transforms Into A Smartphone

A new smartphone design will be launching later this month via Indiegogo called the Shell, designed to be worn as a smartwatch that transforms into a …

Gear & Gadgets

The Nebia Spa Shower is a Kickstarter success that could save you over £500 a year | Trusted Reviews

<b>A large number of Kickstarter projects fail or end up being a disappointment. But this isn’t the case with the Nebia Spa Shower, a shower system that</b> …

8 indispensable (and free) Google tools

Google is so much more than just the world’s premier search engine.<p>Google has a bevy of helpful products—many of which are completely free. If you …

AdWords

The Creator of Signal Has a Plan to Fix Cryptocurrency

In the early bitcoin years, proponents promised that you would soon be able to pay for anything and everything with cryptocurrency. Order pizza! Buy …

Blockchain

'Relay crime': Police release footage of new type of vehicle robbery

A video shows two masked men pulling up outside a victim's house and stealing a car without needing to see the owner's keys.<p>Footage of one of the …

AI’s latest application: wasting email scammers’ time

Schadenfreude is one of life's simplest pleasures -- especially when the victim in question is an email scammer. That's the service Netsafe's Re:scam provides. Simply forward your Nigerian prince emails to the service and it'll use machine learning to generate conversations to waste the nefarious …

A Smart Coffee Cup? It’s More Useful Than It Sounds

The Ammunition-designed mug lets you choose the exact temperature you’d like your coffee to remain for hours.<p>It’s a chilly Sunday morning. You pour yourself a cup of tea, curl up in a cozy blanket, grab a book, read a few pages, and take a sip only to find that it’s gone cold. This letdown is …

Is your ISP throttling your internet speed? Here's how to find out

While the Title II classification of ISPs as common carriers was a victory for all, there is growing concern that ISPs could go on with business as usual with clever tricks designed to skirt the rules of the classification.<p>While knowingly stepping outside the boundaries of the Title II …

The ex-Tesla engineer who created an FDA-compliant hangover cure made $1 million in 3 months and was almost thrown out of the country by Trump's immigration rules

Imagine accidentally creating a startup that makes a cure for hangovers. The startup turns out to be so successful, raking in $1 million in three months, that you need to quit your high-paying job at Tesla, only to then find yourself nearly kicked out of the country by the Trump administration …

Trump Administration

Automated video creation startup Wibbitz raises $20M

Wibbitz, which uses artificial intelligence to create short videos based on text news stories, has raised $20 million in Series C funding.<p>The money comes from some big names in the media world, with Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments (a subsidiary of German media conglomerate Bertelsmann) …

The first autonomous drone delivery network will fly above Switzerland starting next month

Like a futuristic postal service... that delivers blood<p>Logistics company Matternet has announced a permanent autonomous drone network in Switzerland that will now see lab samples like blood tests and other diagnostics flown between hospital facilities, clinics, and labs. The first delivery network …

He Went From Dead Broke to Millionaire Because He Just Wouldn't Stop Trying

The negotiating and business secrets of Richard Rawlings, star of Discovery's 'Fast N' Loud' and 'Garage Rehab.'<p>What’s tattooed, goateed and can be seen in more than 200 countries? Richard Rawlings, owner of Gas Monkey Garage and star of Discovery’s <i>Fast N’ Loud.</i><p>Now in its fifth season, <i>Fast N’ Loud</i> …

Entrepreneurship

Viral Video of Man Berating Cop Draws Cheers, But Sparks Mystery

Exchange depicted in video is powerful — but is it real?<p>The latest viral video to hit social media seems to depict a black man berating a white …

A free, teacher-less university in France is schooling thousands of future-proof programmers

Paris<p>When you walk into École 42, a teacher-less coding school in Paris, a few things leap out at you: a killer collection of provocative street art, including an illustrated condom machine at the front desk; iMacs as far as the eye can see; and a palpable buzz from the roughly 1,000 students …

Education

Building your own smart mirror is surprisingly easy

Take that, Snow White<p>Smart mirrors are straight from science fiction. They’re part of an optimistic vision of the future that imagines a world where screens and data are everywhere, ready to feed you whatever information you need at a moment’s notice.<p>But it turns out that building your own smart …

Raspberry Pi

Discover why Python is an essential programming language

If you dream of earning big bucks as a programmer, you’ll need a broad knowledge of popular programming languages. Most experts would agree that …

Nintendo Switch Traveler Case from RDS just $11 Prime shipped

<b>(Update 7/28 11:30am):</b> Amazon has now dropped the price down to <b>$11.25</b>. Shipping on August 2nd.<p>Amazon is offering the RDS Nintendo Switch Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Traveler Case for <b>$13.11</b>. It ships free for Prime members or in orders over $25. That’s about 35% under the regular $20 price tag, the lowest …

Nintendo Switch

Philips Sonicare Debuts New iPhone-Connected Smart Toothbrush With Inductive Charging Cup

One year after launching its first Bluetooth-enabled smart toothbrush with the Sonicare Flexcare Platinum device, Philips this week announced the all-new Sonicare DiamondClean Smart Sonic toothbrush. The toothbrush packs in the usual array of features found in other smart toothbrushes, including …

What it costs to run an independent video game store

We break down the numbers and look at the challenges facing local game shops.<p>Since 1985, Joel Riplie has opened 45 video game stores. Calling each Video Game Exchange, he approaches them like a reality show — he finds a location, fixes it up, stocks it with games, gets the business running smoothly …