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Hologram’s new IoT platform now very real

Chicago-based startup Hologram has announced its cellular platform for the Internet of Things (IoT), which provides businesses with a cost effective way to design, create, and deploy IoT devices.<p>Hologram claims to provide an end-to-end solution for businesses, with everything from connected …

Internet of Things

Xiaomi Yeelight Bedside Lamp: Smart Lighting

I’ve been a fan of smart LED lighting for quite some time. My first big foray into the area was the purchase of a Philips Hue kit — wireless hub and a collection of smart LED bulbs — in 2012. I’ve accumulated other smart lighting products over the years and the experience keeps getting better. It …

CERN releases 300TB of Large Hadron Collider data into open access

Cancel your plans for this weekend! CERN just dropped 300 terabytes of hot collider data on the world and you know you want to take a look.<p>Kati Lassila-Perini, a physicist who works on the Compact Muon Solenoid (!) detector, gave a refreshingly straightforward explanation for this huge …

Cooking Tableware: Beautiful Cookware You Can Use to Make and Serve

Lagranja has developed a R+D project with Toshiba to incorporate decorative design to industrially mass produced objects, focusing on the domestic …

Ceramics

How London might have looked: five masterplans after the great fire

From Wren’s wide boulevards to Newcourt’s uniform grids, a new exhibition reveals the alternative plans to rebuild London after it was destroyed by the great fire, and asks: what could it have looked like now?<p>The day the great fire began on 2 September 1666, the diarist Samuel Pepys took to the …

River Thames

Bitter pill: Scientists to trial fat fighting ‘poo tablets’

The future of obesity prevention could lie in human waste, though the results may be hard to swallow.<p>US scientists are to carry out controlled …

16 of the coolest apps for Cardboard, Google's DIY virtual reality headset

Google Cardboard is one of the search giant's coolest projects in a long time.<p>Sure, it's not as immediately useful as Google Maps, and you won't find yourself checking it as often as Search — but it's virtual reality! Using your smartphone!<p>With just a piece of cardboard and a compatible smartphone, …

Riot Internet Of Things Arduino Compatible Sensors Unveiled (video)

Those of you that enjoy using the Arduino platform to create projects, may be interested in a new range of sensors and controllers that have been …

Netflix Smart Socks Can Pause Your TV Show When You Fall Asleep

Falling asleep during a Netflix binge can be annoying.<p>Depending on how far down the rabbit hole you are, when you wake up, you might have no idea …

TV

YouTube Gaming For Android Gets A “Cardboard Mode” For More Immersive Viewing

YouTube Gaming, Google’s answer to Twitch, is trying to stay ahead of the curve by adding new functionality quickly. One such feature is only available for Android right now, and it’s a “Cardboard Mode” that allows you to watch any video with a theater-type big-screen setting feel.<p>Don’t have a …

Virtual Reality

Crowd Supply is succeeding where Kickstarter and Indiegogo are failing miserably

Crowdfunding is broken. Failures and setbacks have made many lose faith in the process, but there’s a champion in the offing. Crowd Supply has a 100 percent success rate for delivery, and two times the funding rate of Kickstarter.<p>The Kickstarter problem<p>When you decide to start a project on …

Indesit and Hotpoint issue fire-risk warnings over tumble dryers

A number of Hotpoint, Indesit and Creda tumble dryer owners have been warned their appliances may pose a fire risk.<p>Two types of tumble dryers, condenser and vented dryers, manufactured by Indesit, were sold under the three brands in the UK and other countries over the last 11 years.<p>The firm is in …

Watch a neural network describe what it sees on a stroll through Amsterdam

Human walks, computer talks<p>In the last few years computers have made massive advances in image recognition. Neural networks especially — systems which can be trained over time — have become eerily good at describing even quite complex scenes. However, as this video from US artist and coder Kyle …

Reference: Common Dimensions, Angles and Heights for Seating Designers

If you're designing a chair, sofa, stool, bench, booth or banquette, start here<p>Furniture dimensions don't come out of the air. They come out of heavy …

Furniture

Leica M camera gets pared down and prettied up

Leica's taking camera customization to a whole new level.<p>Sure, Pentax paved the way for the rainbow of on-demand custom color combinations, and Leica's always offered custom engraving on its cameras, but Leica's taking personalization a step further and allowing you to select specific features for …

Microsoft Band 2 goes on sale in the UK at £199.99

Microsoft's anticipated second-generation smart band is now on sale in the UK starting at £199.99. It went on sale in the US through the Microsoft …

MUJI Launches Minimalist Prefab Homes

Thanks to minimalist all-stars MUJI, a weekend getaway home might not be too far of a stretch. The brand launched a trio of small prefab homes, …

Prefab Homes

TarDisk Pear creates a Fusion Drive for your MacBook via the SD Card slot

Wishing your MacBook had a Fusion Drive? Now it can! A company named TarDisk is using a small drive that fits into an SD Card slot to bring Fusion to your mobile device.<p>The Pear works by immediately executing commands at the root level to “logically allocate files” between your existing drive and …

Astronomers Unveil a 46-Gigapixel Photo of the Milky Way That Took 5 Years to Make

Last year, NASA released a 20-gigapixel photo of the Milky Way that was made up of over 2 million infrared photos. Back in January, NASA published a …

23andMe Gets FDA Approval For Direct-To-Consumer Genetic Tests

It’s now the first company of its kind to get the feds’ go-ahead<p>After the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) forced 23andMe to stop marketing the health reports in its spit kits in 2013, the personal genomics company has now been approved to offer its tests directly to consumers, according to a …

Portable 'Mini Museum 2' Expands Collection of Specimens from Earth and Beyond

Last year, we became enamored with the Mini Museum, a portable collection of curiosities from Earth and beyond. Created by Hans Fex, this hand-held selection of artifacts showcased mammoth hair, the Berlin Wall, the Apollo 11 Command Module, and even a dinosaur egg. Now, Fex is back with the second …

New York Times links with Google for VR project

New York Times,Newspapers,US press and publishing,Newspapers & magazines,Media,Google,Virtual reality,Technology,US news<p>Publisher to distribute more than a million cardboard virtual reality headsets to NYT subscribers<p>The New York Times is linking up with Google to distribute more than a million …

Virtual Reality

Turn your Mac into remote Bluetooth keyboard with Typeeto

Along with its new iMac lineup, Apple has released new versions of its Bluetooth keyboard, trackpad and mouse (see them in pictures and video). Before you shell out for Apple's new Magic Keyboard, you may already be typing on a magical Bluetooth keyboard and not realize it.<p>For significantly less …

Rare Watch Worn During Apollo Mission Expected To Reach $1m At Auction

On 26 July 1971, a Saturn V rocket launched into space headed for the Moon. It contained David R. Scott, Alfred M. Worden and James B. Irwin.<p>Along …

Leonard Nimoy

Phenomenal Shots of Norway's Fjords from the Stunning Perspective of a Kayaker

Adventure photographer Tomasz Furmanek documents some of the most stunning natural beauty in the world, all from the seat of his kayak. From the spectacular Lofoten Islands to the serene Sotra, for the past three years the 41-year-old photographer has been capturing images of the remarkable fjords …

WileyFox Swift mini-review: Probably the best budget Android smartphone in the UK [Video]

The budget smartphone tier is getting more interesting as every month goes by. What you can get for your money on a low budget these days is fantastic. And it gets better every time any company releases a new competitive low-end phone. While some might look to the likes of the Moto G, or Alcatel …

Every Moon Photo Shot by Apollo Astronauts is Now on Flickr

Want to browse the entire collection of photos captured on the moon by Apollo astronauts with their chest-mounted Hasselblad cameras? You can now do …

Photography