John Walz

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Amazon’s Gold Box smart vacuum from Ecovacs cleans for you: $200 (Reg. $300)

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Amazon’s Gold Box Deals today only has the Ecovacs DEEBOT M81Pro Smart Robotic Vacuum Cleaner on sale for <b>$199.99 shipped</b>. …

Bored with ironing? Effie quickly irons up to 12 items of clothing at once

One of the personal care activities that most people hate or are too lazy to do is ironing. Many avoid the chore and walk around in a wrinkled shirt …

New Theory Cracks Open the Black Box of Deep Learning

A new idea called the “information bottleneck” is helping to explain the puzzling success of today’s artificial-intelligence algorithms — and might …

This iPad synthesizer lets you play almost any sound

SyndtSphere may be just about the most flexible music instrument ever. It is also an iPad app. Klevgränd’s SyndtSphere can be a piano, a violin, a flute, a bass, but it can also be anything in-between. If you ever struggled to find the exact sound you wanted out of a synthesizer, then should try …

Apps

Blockchain, Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency And ICOs - All You Need To Know In 10 Minutes

I’ve often sung the praises of blockchain technology, which I truly believe has the potential to create great efficiencies across many industries.<p>Probably the most visible application of blockchains right now isthe virtual currency Bitcoin – which has often hit the news for rapid gains in value – …

Cryptocurrency

Researchers Enable People to Compose Music With Only Their Brains

The Brain Composer lets you write melodies with your mind.<p>Brain-computer interface devices have come a long way in the last few years, allowing …

Brainwaves

Learning to swim as an adult is worth taking the plunge

For most Australians, learning to swim is just a part of growing up.<p>But for people born overseas, where swimming is not part of everyday life, it can …

3 popular robot vacuums drop to lowest prices ever in Amazon’s one-day sale

There’s a special sense of satisfaction you get when you lean back on your couch with a beer or a glass of wine while a robot vacuums your house for …

Apple’s Swift coding course heads to 30 community colleges

In May, Apple launched a free app development curriculum that includes around 180 hours of training as well as lesson plans, exercises and instruction guides. Today, the company has announced that over 30 community colleges across the US have incorporated the App Development with Swift curriculum …

Education

How much money people are really earning from Uber, Airbnb, and 7 more side hustles

Companies like these have made it easier than ever to make a quick buck on your own time.<p>But how much extra dough can you really make through these sites and apps?<p>Online lender Earnest decided to crunch some numbers to find out.<p>They looked at anonymous data from tens of thousands of loan applicants …

Kano’s new motion sensor kit makes gesture control simple, fun

Animate your world<p>Voice control is already permeating the home through various smart home hubs, and the even more futuristic dream of a gesture-controlled life doesn’t seem too far away, either. In addition to smart home startups working on bringing that slick <i>Minority Report</i>-type fantasy to …

The ‘smart ruler’ is now a thing, and I’m completely obsessed with it

I can’t stop measuring things. All of the things. My walls. My floors. My furniture. My appliances. My closets. My shelves. My gadgets. The MacBook …

Inside Kim Jong-un's Bloody Scramble to Kill Off His Family

While the world watches North Korea launch missiles, the very paranoid supreme leader has been busy eliminating anyone in his family who might knock him off the throne.<p>The video begins with no fanfare, no preamble. A lone figure, a young man in black, sits in front of a stark white backdrop. His …

The world's most automated country moves toward setting a 'robot tax'

Amid fears about robots replacing human jobs, South Korea could become the first country in the world to introduce a "robot tax."<p>A new proposal could …

Bill Gates

This smart thermostat lets Alexa control your AC and heat for under $100

If you want a cutting-edge smart thermostat with all the latest features out there, the Nest Learning Thermostat and Ecobee4 Smart Thermostat are …

AI May Soon Replace Even the Most Elite Consultants

Amazon’s Alexa just got a new job. In addition to her other 15,000 skills like playing music and telling knock-knock jokes, she can now also answer economic questions for clients of the Swiss global financial services company, UBS Group AG.<p>According to the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> (WSJ), a new …

Why Traders Are Worrying About Low Volatility

Stock markets are a sea of green, punctuated by frothy highs as markets roll past shocks such as U.K. elections, North Korean missiles, Persian Gulf …

The Kaarta Contour handheld scanner uses LIDAR to map spaces in real time

The Contour looks a bit like an oversized portable gaming console. There’s a seven-inch touchscreen display in the center, with two large handles on either side. A circular LIDAR scanner juts out in front, scanning the space as you go. As it reads the room, a 3D mapping image develops on the …

Carnegie Mellon University

12 Realistic Ways to Make Your First $1 Million

At first glance, building a net worth of $1 million might seem unattainable, but it's more realistic than you think.<p>Content Provider<p>This story originally appeared on GOBankingRates<p>At first glance, building a net worth of $1 million might seem unattainable, but it's more realistic than you think. In …

Personal Finance

Researchers Break a 100-Year-Old Fundamental Limitation of Physics

Breaking Limits<p>Researchers working at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) have successfully challenged a fundamental law that’s …

Physics

The W5 is a full-blown desktop PC that fits in the palm of your hand

How many TVs do you have in your home? How many monitors do you have in your office? What if we told you that each and every one of these televisions …

These 3-D Printed Bricks Cool Rooms Without Air Conditioning

The idea of “evaporative cooling” goes back centuries. Now it’s seeing new life in the shape of a brick–the 3-D printed “Cool Brick.”<p>Developed by Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello, the Cool Brick is both masonry and an alternative to air conditioning. Containing thousands of holes, it’s porous …

Off-grid

Quantum Computers Will Analyze Every Financial Model at Once

In the movie <i>Office Space</i>, Peter Gibbons has a stroke of genius. Confronted with the utter mundanity of a life slaving away at his office park …

Technology Will Erase Jobs—But Also Make Everything Cheap or Free

At an event about how technology is shaping the future of money, it seems counterintuitive to talk about a future where technology has mostly done …

Critiquing Intel Corporation's Core X Product Segmentation

This Fool thinks Intel did a solid job segmenting its Core X series of processors by performance, features, and price.<p>Microprocessor giant <b>Intel</b> …

Maker Muscle Customisable Actuator Designed For Makers And Robotics From $22 (video)

Makers, developers and hobbyists searching for customisable actuators may be interested in a new piece of hardware which has been created by Diego …

Robotics

Do You Want To Build A Robot? 3 Totally Easy DIY Kits

<i>This piece was written by the people who run the Cracked Store to tell you about products that are being sold there.</i><p>The idea that designing robots is …

World's thinnest hologram will make screen size 'irrelevant'

A team of Australian and Chinese researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne has unveiled the world's thinnest hologram with the potential to change the way we look at technology -- quite literally.<p>The "nano-hologram" is set apart from other holograms because it can be seen without 3D goggles, and …

EduExo Arduino Powered Robotic Exoskeleton Kit Designed For STEM Education (video)

Volker Bartenbach based in Zurich Switzerland has created a new robotic exoskeleton kit which has been specifically designed for STEM education …

Robotics