Matt Reisman

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growing tomato seedlings

<b>Is it time to start my seed? How do I start from seed? What is the best system? What about jiffy pots?</b><p>There are several methods depending on the …

How to Plant Tomatoes

To get a bumper crop, stagger planting dates to extend the tomato harvest (see Harvest vs. Planting Date). Staggered transplant times will also …

GE plans to support Apple HomeKit with new smart bulbs

GE is making smart light bulbs for Apple's HomeKit. Today, the company revealed its plans for color-changing LED bulbs that are compatible with the smart home system, which was announced last year as part of iOS 8. This means that people who buy the bulbs can command them via iPhone, iPad, or iPod …

'Internet of Things' Accelerator Takes Root In Michigan, With Help From Some Big Names

Grand Rapids, Mich., midway between Chicago and Detroit, is often under-appreciated as a hub of technical expertise and innovation. Dubbed “Furniture City” back in 1876, it’s now a legitimate center for life sciences research, advanced manufacturing and integrated electronics.<p>Now, six of west …

Letterpress by Xolv.io

Letterpress allows you to create and publish content.<p>It currently features:<p>Stripe Integration for both single charge and subscriptions<br>• AWS …

Letterpress

5 Smart Gadgets That Are Changing Our Homes

In the process of evolution of technology, gadgets and especially smart gadgets are becoming a way of enriching our lives and homes, to either make them easier or to make them feel more safe. The last few years have seen heavy development of some of the most advanced smart gadgets in the market.<p>The …

6 IoT Startups That Make Connecting Things To The Cloud A Breeze

The ubiquitous network connectivity, affordable compute power combined with rich insights make IoT valuable for enterprises and consumers. The convergence of devices, cloud, and analytics is creating an opportunity for independent software vendors and system integrators. Developers are preparing …

For hardware startups, it's getting less hard

The secrets to making and selling consumer electronics are spilling -- on purpose -- and that's helping hardware startups succeed.<p>The way I look at it is there's expertise, and you have to have it in-house or buy it.<p>David Austin, vice president of PCH Access

Amazon Dash Buttons UK: Everything you need to know

<b>Latest News</b>: Amazon has revealed its latest UK Dash Button expansion, adding a further 39 household staples to the one-push ordering scheme. Notable …

Onion Omega Brings Web Smarts To IoT Hardware Hacking

The Raspberry Pi made experimenting with computing hardware and software more accessible to millions, and now a new project wants to take that concept further with an even smaller developer board that runs full Linux and has built-in Wi-Fi, all on a circuit board just 1/4 of the size of the …

Meld: A Perfect Meal Every Time

Hi Kickstarter!<p>We invented the Meld Knob + Clip to help you cook the perfect meal every time, whether slow cooking, simmering, sous vide, poaching, …

Tado Smart Thermostat API Launches At CeBit

Tado has announced that they are launching an API for their Tado Smart Thermostat and the company has also announced a partnership with IFTTT (If …

Dyson Invests $15M In Michigan Battery Tech Firm Sakti3

Batteries are often still the main limiting factor when it comes to most electronic devices we use every day, and that includes electric vehicles. That’s why Dyson has invested $15 million into Sakti3, a Michigan-based firm that is developing a solid state battery tech that theoretically has much …

Butterflies, Ants and the Internet of Things

Buckminster Fuller once wrote, “<b>there is nothing in the caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly</b>.” It’s true that often our capacity …

IBM, ARM Unveil "Internet of Things" Starter Kit

<b>IBM and ARM Have Announced a Joint Project for Creating Embedded Products and Integrating them with the "Internet of Things". This Isn’t the 1st Time</b> …

Smartphones are about to become network hubs

Here's the quandary with smartphones: despite featuring copious radios within, such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi over both the 2.4 and 5 GHz bands, 4G LTE, …

The First Real Intersection of Music and Virtual Reality

In 1995 I made a seed investment in a tiny company called Harmonix founded by two guys, Alex Rigopulos and Eran Egozy. After one meeting with them I …

Tile: Never Lose Anything Again

Let’s admit it: we have all had our forgetful moments. Whether it be events or something more important like car keys, one way or another, we’ve all …

Spark Electron wants to make cellular connectivity easy as Wi-Fi

Image copyright Spark.Spark Labs is coming back to Kickstarter with a new project and a mission to change how cellular carriers think about the …

Open Sesame! Want to try an idiot-proof $89 connected lock?

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Sesame<p>What light bulbs and thermostats were to the smart home in 2014, connected locks are shaping up to be in 2015 — …

Broadcom’s new Wi-Fi chip turns your phone into an IoT hub

Image copyright Peshkova/Shutterstock.At Mobile World Congress, Broadcom released a new chipset designed to bring Wi-Fi’s speediest technology, …

Wi-Fi

Internet of Anything: An Open-Source Smart Home You Control

Smart homes could make our lives easier. But they could also end up being a real pain. Devices from competing companies might not want to talk to …

Internet of Things

Hive – Smart Home, Security, And Entertainment For Everyone

Always know who is at the door with the Nest…<p>Easily communicate with your team members from anywhere with Ava…<p>You can now experience the …

What will happen to the smart home hub?

Image copyright Maxiphoto/iStock.Last week’s acquisition of UK-based smart home platform provider AlertMe capped off a smart-home acquisition spree …

Same Amazing Color-Tunable LED Light. Bigger Size.

iOS: Requires devices with Bluetooth 4.0/Bluetooth Smart running iOS 6.0+<p>iPhone 4S and up<br>• iPad 3rd Gen and up, iPad Mini and up, iPod 5th Gen<p>Android: …

Stylish Smartwatch Functions By Itself Without A Phone, Costs Just US$79

<b>Many of the</b> smartwatch concepts available on the market right now are meant to be used with smartphones—however, the newly launched Flyshark …

Beolit15 bluetooth speaker gets 24 hours playtime on a single charge

The Beolit 15 is the latest speaker system from the Scandinavian high end audio company Bang and Olufsen. This is one powerful speaker, even if it …

CSR will give Bluetooth gear in the smart home super powers

Image copyright Samsung.This year is going to be a big one for Bluetooth technologies in the smart home. Thanks to some updates in the Bluetooth …

MyBrain’s white headgear uses sensors and music to calm you down

LAS VEGAS — At the CES Unveiled press event Sunday night we couldn’t help noticing the booth with the pleased-looking Frenchmen wearing the funny white headgear.<p>There was a reason they were wearing the headgear, and a reason they looked happy. These men were here representing Paris-based myBrain …