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Meater Smart Meat Thermometer

Delivering the best in backyard BBQ or indoor cook experience, MEATER boasts unique, patented technology that measures both internal meat and ambient …

'Alexa, find me a nearby Chinese restaurant': Amazon Echo now gives you local business info

If you’re not the sort of person creeped out by voice control permeating our everyday lives, then you’ll be pleased to hear that Amazon’s Echo assistant is now integrated with Yelp recommendations.<p>For a device that offers no visual interface but wants to help you out with the tasks in your life, it …

Domino's unveils the DXP, the first purpose-built pizza-delivery vehicle

Domino's has just lifted the veil on the DXP, a vehicle built solely for pizza delivery. The car, which started life as an ordinary 2015 Chevrolet Spark, has been re-engineered for the sole purpose of delivering pizza and everything that entails, including keeping the food at the right …

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Move Over Google Glass — GlassUp Is A Less Creepy And Much Cheaper Pair Of AR Specs

Right now Google Glass sits at the apogee of geeky, wearable technology. Last month, interviewing a Glass-wearing Robert Scoble, Newsnight’s Jeremy Paxman memorably debunked it in his opening question as “that thing on your head. ” Getting non-techie people to view Glass as anything other than …

Smart trash can knows how fast you walk and which smartphone you use

UK startup Renew is taking smartphone tracking to London's streets with the help of its Wi-Fi-enabled trash cans. Already outfitted with advertising screens, a handful of the city's 100 Renew Pods are now equipped with new "Renew Orbs," which use Wi-Fi to track the proximity and speed of people …

More bad news for server makers

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Oleksiy Mark<p><b>Updated:</b> The big server makers cannot buy a break these days. The latest IDC research …

Here’s why CERN ditched OpenNebula for OpenStack

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>CERN, Europe’s big particle physics lab, had been what might be termed showcase deployments of OpenNebula, the OpenStack rival …

Amazon Updates Route 53 DNS Service To Make Hosting High-Availability Sites On EC2 Easier

Thanks to an update to its Route 53 DNS web service, Amazon now makes it a bit easier to host sites that need high availability in multiple AWS regions. Route 53 has been offering DNS Failover since February, but that wasn’t really an option if your application was also running behind Amazon’s …