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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 …

Home Automation

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 …

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 …

Microbes make the meal, new diet book proposes

The Diet Myth<i><br>Tim Spector<br>Overlook Press, $28.95</i><p>For 10 days, Tom Spector lived off McDonald’s. He had chicken nuggets or Big Macs for meals and …

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><b>Trends</b>Viral<p>US scientists are to carry out …

Viral

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, …

Virtual Reality

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 …

Arduino

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 …

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 …

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 …

Motivation