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Using the Xiaomi Door/Window Sensor

After I got my Xiaomi kit, I integrated the Gateway and Button pretty quickly into my Smart-Home set up. The Door/Window sensors, on the other hand, …

What is Collagen? 7 Ways Collagen Can Boost Your Health - Dr. Axe

You might recognize it as an ingredient in your favorite body lotion or perhaps noticed supplements in the vitamin aisle that feature it. But what is …

Balinese traditional house

<b>Balinese traditional house</b> refers to the traditional vernacular house of Balinese people in Bali, Indonesia. The Balinese traditional house follows a …

Bali Aga architecture

<b>Bali Aga architecture</b> refers to the architecture of the Bali Aga people, the mountain people of Bali, Indonesia. Compared to the lowland Balinese …

Welcome To 'The Cleanest Village In India'

It bills itself as the "God's Own Garden," and this tribal village tucked in India's remote northeast is unlike any other in the country.<p>Mawlynnong is free from what plagues so much of rural and urban India: litter, burning garbage and open defecation, the latter punishable by fine.<p>Reaching this …

Tamil Nadu

Town square

Several terms redirect here. For other uses, see Town square (disambiguation), City square (disambiguation), Public Square (disambiguation) and …

Wantilan

A <b>wantilan</b> is a Balinese pavilion (<i>bale</i>) used for activities involving large crowd. A wantilan is the largest type of <i>bale</i> in Balinese architecture. A …

9 L-shaped homes perfect for a modern family

There are lots of advantages to living in an L-shaped home. One of the most interesting things about this kind of home design is that the two wings …

Xiaomi's $75 Mi Smart Home kit is the easiest way to get started with home automation

Alongside phones, robot vacuums, smart lights, and rice cookers, Xiaomi also makes home automation products. As is the case with the manufacturer's …

How Long To Hard Boil An Egg: A Visual Guide

Boiling may be the easiest way you can deal with eggs. Poaching gets messy, frying may require the flip of a spatula, scrambled eggs risk becoming rubbery and omelets still mystify many professional chefs. But with boiled eggs, you just pop those beauties in some water, shell and all, and let time …

Eggs

Inilah 10 Cara Merusak dan Membuat Raspberry Pi Tidak Bekerja Dengan Semestinya

Raspberry Pi, komputer super kecil yang satu ini sekarang begitu terkenal dan banyak sekali diminati oleh orang di seluruh dunia. Mulai dari para …

Top 5 Reasons The Raspberry Pi Sucks

OK so people keep waffling on about the Raspberry Pi. They say it’s sold 4 million units, is being used to teach real kids in real classrooms, has a …

This Is How Your Jeans Should Fit Right Now

A guide to the five fits that matter most in 2018.<p>The most important rule when it comes to denim in this particular menswear moment is to remember that the old rulebook has gone out the window. Never has the field been more open, the array of options more varied. Slim, skinny, loose, tapered, …

Clothing

How Amazon teaches Alexa, and what it hopes the virtual assistant will learn someday

Days after Amazon announced that it was bringing its Alexa to its iOS Amazon app, Amazon senior principal scientist Nikko Strom spoke at the AI NEXT …

Automation

11 Ways Successful People Deal With People They Don't Like

Everyone has to interact with someone they don't get along with every once in a while, so be prepared the next time it happens to you.<p>Author of A Paperboy's Fable: The 11 Principles of Success<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s inevitable that you’ll encounter people …

Self-help

Napping Can Dramatically Increase Learning, Memory, Awareness, And More

Many Europeans believe in the benefits of napping so much that they shut down in the afternoon to allow everyone to take a quick power nap, recharge, …

Sleep
Game of Thrones

Harman Kardon Cortana Speaker Certified: Will It Compete With Amazon Echo And Google Home?

After smartwatches and VR headsets, voice assistant-based speakers are a new category of smart devices that technology companies are investing in. …

Why Your Organization Needs a Writing Center

When you think of great writers, you probably don’t think of bankers.<p>But this is the story of how a group of bank examiners at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, one of 12 banks in the U.S.’s Federal Reserve System, dramatically improved the clarity and impact of their written reports.<p>The …

Writing

How to be 1% Better Every Day (The Kaizen Approach to Self-improvement)

This curated column is authored by Thomas Oppong, Founding Editor at Alltopstartups “CompoundingThe post How to be 1% Better Every Day (The Kaizen …

Self-improvement

Baselworld 2017: Seiko Introduces the Presage Fired Enamel Dial Collection

Last year Seiko marked the 60th anniversary of its first automatic watch with a pair of limited edition chronographs, one of which had a fired enamel …

Watches

Sonos demoes Alexa control, says more assistants coming

The multiroom music pioneer is starting with Amazon's ​Alexa, but says to expect more AI voice control.<p>Sonos demonstrated Amazon Alexa voice control of its speakers at an event in Boston yesterday.<p>Antoine Leblond, Sonos vice president of software, walked onstage and said, "Alexa, pause Sonos" to an …

Smart Homes

Here’s the Most Effective Yet Efficient Way to Get Rich

<i>This article originally appeared on Quora: What is the most effective yet efficient way to get rich?</i><p>There’s a story of an Italian Billionaire when …

6 Small Tech Upgrades for Your Home That Make a Big Difference

You don't need to be a gadget geek to take advantage of the latest smart-home technologies. Some of the tech upgrades for your home that impressed …

Get your house fully connected with a smart light switch

Out of all the home appliances you'd expect could be smart-ified as part of the connected home, the classic light switch might be last on the list. …

Five easy ways to make your home smarter

Turn up the heat, dim the lights and cue the music, all with the touch of a button or a voice command. Here’s the latest kit to connect your world<p>More and more of the devices in our homes come with an internet connection, hooked up to your wifi to do various “smart” things. And while the smart-home …

Home Automation

LED light bulbs are a smart upgrade whether or not they’re ‘smart’

Allow me to enlighten you about illumination<p>Lighting my home is something I only ever think about fleetingly — usually while replacing a blown-out halogen bulb — but this past week I discovered LED light bulbs and, well, I’m sorry I’m so late to this cool party.<p>Unfortunately, LED lights have been …

Home Automation

Apple CEO Tim Cook explains how Siri improves his home life — and it's a subtle shot at Amazon

"When I say 'good morning' to Siri, my house lights come on and my coffee starts brewing," Cook said. And when it's time to leave the house, he said, "a simple tap on my iPhone turns the lights off, adjusts the thermostat down, and locks the doors."<p>It sounds like a fairly innocent look into how …

Home Automation

This Scandinavian Design Trend Is Proven to Boost Happiness

<i>Hygge</i> might have been the décor buzz word of 2016, but this year, a Swedish concept is set to change the way we decorate our homes and look after our …

Integrator Uncovers Reliability Issues Installing Amazon Echo

Amazon Echo, and its voice-controlled assistant Alexa, is now compatible with a plethora of home automation devices, many of which launched at CEDIA …