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Bluetooth 4.2 promises a more private and powerful smart home

Bluetooth is finally cutting out the middleman and letting devices connect directly to the Internet without the assistance of Wi-Fi or other …

14 switches and sockets fit for a smart home (pictures)

Elgato Unveils 'Eve' HomeKit Supported Smart Home Sensors, Hub-Less Smart Bulb

Elgato has announced its brand-new line of "Eve" connected home sensors at this year's IFA 2014 trade show in Berlin, featuring full integration with Apple's HomeKit home automation platform once iOS 8 launches.<p>Elgato's line of "Eve" smart home sensors<p>The Eve brand features Bluetooth accessories …

The Hue's New Lights Glow Warm White at Half the Price

We've been raving about the Philips Hue smart lighting system since it first dropped. Well we've been raving about everything except its outrageous …

A better than 50/50 chance Kepler-186f has technological life. (Updated)

SETI Live's data on Kepler-186's solar system could be revealing evidence of extraterrestrial life. SETI may have seen ET's satellite signals …

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These Are the Screws You Should Be Using

Stop making things hard on yourself by building with drywall screws or other cheap fasteners.<p>Last weekend I was installing some 2 x 4 blocking for a bathroom cabinet, and I really struggled to drive the screws into the lumber. In fact, whenever I use drywall screws to build stuff, they break or …

iPad App of the Week: Tynker, Teaching Children to Program the Fun Way

Years ago, this phrase was thrown around a lot in tech circles: ‘<i>The applications make the platform’</i>. In the case of the iPad I don’t know that apps entirely ‘make the tablet’ – but great iPad apps are definitely a huge factor in making it such a game-changing device.<p>Great apps, and unique apps …

Korner is a smart, ultra-minimalist security system that installs in minutes

It used to be that outfitting your home with a security system meant you needed to contact a security agency like Brinks or ADT, set up an …

Review: Onkyo ES-CTI300(SS) On-Ear Headphones with Control Talk for iOS Devices

I’ve been on the search for the perfect headphones for my whole life.<p>Apple’s fall out of my ears if I think too hard and I even have problems keeping typical in-ear headphones in my ears when working out. Getting those weird things that go around my ears to hold them isn’t a great general purpose …

the photo workflow software

darktable is an open source photography workflow application and raw developer. A virtual lighttable and darkroom for photographers. It manages your …

Insane New Footage Of Felix Baumgartner's Edge-Of-Space Jump Released

We're warning you now: This new video of Felix Baumgartner's record-setting leap from the edge of space just might make you feel a bit queasy.<p>The supersonic skydiver made history in October 2012 when he plunged more than 24 miles to Earth's surface, breaking three records in the process.<p>Now, nearly …

Belkin Everything, Tablets, Razer Edge, Dyson, Chromecast [Deals]

We're unabashed fans of Belkin's iconic swiveling travel surge protector, and Amazon has the 2.1 Amp model (which is the one you want if you own a …

Mystery Moon Object Spotted On Google Moon Has Everyone Baffled

<i>UPDATE: Digital imaging expert, Ross Davidson, thinks he has the answer (see below).</i><p>In amongst the random, crater strewn landscape of the Moon, it …

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The LifeTrak Zone R415 brings fitness tech and smartwatches closer (hands-on) - CNET

LAS VEGAS -- The line between smartwatches and fitness trackers is blurred even more with the introduction of the Zone R415. Equipped with a heart rate monitor and pedometer, this sporty timepiece measures steps, sleep, and calories burned. The watch also notifies you when mobile phone alerts …

Wolfram's Connected Devices Project starts to catalog all electronics for the Internet of Things

Stephen Wolfram recently described his programming language — called, understandably, Wolfram Language — as his "most important project." The easy-to-use language, Wolfram says in his blog, allows users to "describe and compute about things in the world." But that's not enough for the British …

The best smartwatches you can buy

The smartwatch phenomenon began in earnest during 2015, but now it’s in full swing. The latest-and-greatest smartwatches are a big improvement over …

Jackery Fit portable battery offers fast mobile device charging

Announced recently on the official Jackery site, the portable battery manufacturer is expanding the company’s product line with the quick-charging …

Wolfram announces 'most important' project: a programming language that models the world

<i>Stephen Wolfram at a conference earlier this year (NEXT Berlin / Flickr).</i><p>The power of Wolfram Alpha — the intelligent search engine that can answer natural language questions and solve complex math problems — is being built into an upcoming programming language that its founder, Stephen Wolfram, …

Free online encrypted notepad keeps it simple

The biggest knock on the encryption offered by many cloud storage services is that the company itself can decrypt the data. The free ProtectedText encrypted online notepad claims it can't decrypt the text you save on its servers.<p>In addition, ProtectedText requires no registration, and the company …

HDMI 2.0 upgrade path: Where do the manufacturers stand?

Currently, there are over two dozen Ultra HD "4K" big-screen displays available or imminently available. The problem is, only one TV and two projectors are fully compatible with the upcoming HDMI 2.0 standard.<p>So we asked all the companies making 4K TVs, what's their planned path for upgradability …

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AeroVelo's human-powered helicopter bags $250,000 Sikorsky Prize

We're sure AeroVelo team members think every sleepless night and pedal push are worth it now that they can add the prestigious $250,000 Sikorsky Prize to their pile of bragging rights. They've completely demolished all the requirements needed to win the human-powered helicopter competition during …