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Use Alexa to turn on your PC

If you've been looking for a way to power on your PC using just your voice, the search is over. The answer is a marriage between Alexa, Android and IFTTT.<p>Alexa gets smarter and more useful every day. I've talked extensively about how you can control your lights and thermostat, brew coffee and even …

Smart Homes

Amb. Stevens' sister: Don't blame Clinton for Benghazi

<b>(CNN) —</b> The sister of the U.S. ambassador to Libya killed in Benghazi said she doesn't blame Hillary Clinton for Chris Stevens' death, instead pointing to Congress for under-budgeting the State Department.<p>"I do not blame Hillary Clinton or Leon Panetta (for Stevens' death). They were balancing …

Government

2 Stocks With Jaw-Dropping Growth Potential

Investing in emerging new technologies early on can generate market-crushing gains over the long haul. The lucky few that saw the potential of tech stocks like <b>Apple</b> and<b>Microsoft</b>in their infancy, for instance, can attest to this fact:<p>Right now, the treatment of cancer is being revolutionized by …

Enhance Mr Lee’s legacy of attracting valued migrants

Google gets patent for a new body odor removing device

<b>Google</b> has reportedly received a new patent for a device which wards off body odor. This is almost like a wearable which can be attached either to …

Wearable Tech

LRT network buckling under weight of ageing infrastructure

Android News

Samsung pokes fun of Apple users waiting for a bigger screen

Samsung is known for doing what it can to preempt new Apple products, either by releasing new products of its own like the Gear series in anticipation of the still-unconfirmed iWatch, or even through aggressive advertising of its existing offerings. In this case, Samsung is employing the latter of …

Mobile

Microsoft opening beta program for OneNote users on Android

Microsoft is opening a beta-testing program for its OneNote app on Android — any user can join, all you have to do is sign up with Microsoft’s new …

Microsoft OneNote

Vietnam is an overlooked opportunity in Asia

Although I'm bullish on India and Indonesia because they show that Asia isn't all about China, by no means do I think they are the only developing …

Vietnam

Chrome Remote Desktop: An answer to your desktop access needs

Google has released an innovative new app that allows you to access your PC or Mac from your mobile device. This app is absolutely free and is …

The Simple Management Secrets Behind Mulally's Ford Turnaround

If there were a Hall of Fame for business leaders, Alan Mulally would surely earn a spot. Ford Motor's retiring president and chief executive led one of the most successful corporate turnarounds in history, and he did so amidst the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression.<p>Virtually every …

Popular login services have a security hole, but Facebook and Microsoft can't fix it

The recent Heartbleed scare caused a huge stir, even though it was effectively fixed before it even happened. There are other sorts of security holes, however, which can't be plugged so readily, and which affected companies therefore have less incentive to publicize. A researcher in Singapore, Wang …

Relive our initial Samsung Galaxy S5 review!

Welp, here we go, folks. The Samsung Galaxy S5 arrives this week. Galaxy S5 reviews are dropping — don't worry, we're working on ours, all in due …

Countries With Less Religious Diversity Have More Faith-Based Violence

Is it easier to love thy neighbor as thyself if he practices a different religion?<p>Chalk up a win today for pluralism.<p>On Friday, the Pew Research Center released a report on the countries with the most and least religious diversity, and the results—at least at first glance—are what you might expect. …

Samsung shows off official Galaxy S5 wireless charging covers

<b>Update:</b> We're tracking the best in Galaxy S5 wireless charging here.<p>While most of the world is still waiting for a chance to get their hands on a …

AutoCast brings the power of Tasker to Chromecast

Ever since Google released its official SDK for the Chromecast we’ve seen a major increase in the number of apps that support the media streamer, and in turn the Chromecast’s functionality has greatly improved.<p>Think your Chromecast is already more than impressive? AutoCast takes your casting …

Apps

Stream almost any media to Chromecast, even multitask, with AutoCast

The Chromecast is already a powerful little device that allows you to stream almost any content to your TV with ease. With all the new apps that …

Find the path to yoga with these free smartphone apps

Need a place to stretch out your body and mind? Om Finder and Yoga Trail can track down nearby yoga classes and instructors.<p>Looking for your daily fix of yoga? A couple of free smartphone apps can lead the way.<p>As a student of yoga and meditation, I like to stay in practice as frequently as …

Apps

Enterprise SaaS Integration Platform MuleSoft Raises $50M At A $800M Valuation

MuleSoft, an integration platform for connecting SaaS and enterprise applications in the cloud and on-premise, has raised $50 million led by existing investors NEA and Lightspeed Venture Partners as well as new investor Meritech Capital Partners. Cisco also participated as a new investor in this …

Smarty Ring kicks off second campaign, introduces SmartyRing V2

Back in December we first learned about the Smarty Ring, a unique wearable device that aimed to bring smartwatch-like capabilities in a much smaller package. At the time, the startup was just winding down from its successful Indiegogo campaign with the promise to release the first batch of devices …

Wearable Tech

CyanogenMod 11 M4 now pushing to download servers

Milestone builds more stable than nightlies, but not yet ready for prime time<p>M4 builds of CM 11 are getting pushed to servers tonight, according to a …

Samsung Galaxy S5 — Everything you need to know

We're rounding up all of our important Samsung Galaxy S5 coverage for you right here<p>You might have noticed that we've covered the heck out of the …

Fund this: The Right Arm is a tablet stand like no other

The combination of a strong flexible arm and space-age adhesive make for one intriguing Kickstarter project.<p>When you think of a tablet stand, you probably picture a case or kickstand that props the screen up on a table for typing, movie viewing, video chats, and the like.<p>But what if you could …

Gear & Gadgets

Chromebox for meetings uses Hangouts to make meetings easier

As if to prove that Chrome and Hangouts are more powerful than we give them credit for, Google today introduced the Chromebox for meetings, a system that uses powerful Chromeboxes to replace expensive teleconferencing solutions.<p>The new Chromebox for meetings is a $999 system that comes with a Core …

Personal Computers

4 Steps to Starting a Web Business Without Knowing Coding

<i>Eddy Lee, Ph.D, is a venture capitalist investing in Silicon Valley and Singapore. He is also a Consulting Assistant Professor at Stanford University.</i><p>So you have a great idea for a new mobile app or Web service—but you don’t know anything about coding or developing. You might have started searching …

Billionaire Jewelry King Launches TaskWorld, A Management Tool All About Performance

Billionaire jewelry king Fred Mouawad has a different take on the world of task management. Most providers have some play on keeping a list or offer a schedule of reminders. But Mouawad, after hanging out at Stanford University to get in geek mode, has built something different. It’s called …

Motor Trend pits Aston V12 Vantage S against Jaguar XKR-S GT in battle of the Brits

With the recent increase in higher-performance versions of already high-performance vehicles, like Mercedes-Benz and its AMG Black Series, the public is now gaining even greater access to speed and maneuverability. Two of the most recent sports cars to get their wicks turned up include the Jaguar …