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New Control4 Home Automation Controller Costs $350

Control4, a leader in smart home technology, today introduced a $350 home automation controller the company hopes will expand the market for smart …

Why It's Harder To Sleep The Older You Get

Getting enough sleep is a big issue for a lot of people, and it only gets worse as we age.In a study published in Neuron, a group of UC Berkeley …

UC Berkeley

10 World Map Designs To Decorate A Plain Wall

Whether you use it to teach your kids about the world, track your travels, or just as wall art, a world map is a great way to fill empty walls. To …

Wall Art

There’s a 1965 Rolex Paul Newman Daytona For Sale on eBay Right Now (Yours for a Cool $325,000)

Check out this beauty, spotted on eBay by our intrepid Photo Editor Nick McClelland: A Rolex Paul Newman Daytona. Sure, it’s gorgeous; it’s the most …

Paul Newman

Top 10 Weirdest Apple Concepts and Products

From the earliest days of working in Steve Jobs’ childhood Los Altos home, Apple has been a key innovator in the consumer electronics market. Since …

How to Make Speaker Holes in Your Ceiling

Popular Mechanics' senior home editor solves your most pressing problems.<p><b>Is there a good way to make speaker holes in my ceiling? I've tried a cordless jigsaw and a drywall jab saw, but both look sloppy.</b> <i>Harry M., Santa Ana, California</i> Your best bet is to invest in an inexpensive adjustable hole …

Never Paint Your Home These 4 Dreadful Colors

Sorry, but no one's going to buy a house painted dark brown.<p>A fresh coat of paint is a fairly inexpensive way to refresh the look of your home; the …

Home Decorating

World’s Most Expensive Home Hits Market for €1 Billion

It’s located in the exclusive French town of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat<p>The world’s most expensive home has been put up for sale in the south of France …

Knife Skills Every Home Cook Should Master

No matter how refined your palate may be, a cook who lacks good basic knife skills is a liability in the kitchen. Since we think visual aids are the …

Garlic

Estonia wants to become a 'country as a service' and already has 10,000 virtual residents

But its most radical project is e-residency — letting people from around the world become digital residents of Estonia online.<p>"The question is how can we increase the customer base in Estonia because if you want to be a richer country you need more customers and we don't get those customers," Taavi …

Estonia

SS7 hack explained: what can you do about it?

A vulnerability means hackers can read texts, listen to calls and track mobile phone users. What are the implications and how can you protect yourself from snooping?<p>Hackers can read text messages, listen to phone calls and track mobile phone users’ locations with just the knowledge of their phone …

Information Systems

Hackers use Congressman’s iPhone to demo ability to listen into calls, monitor texts, track location [Updated]

<i>Update: Rep. Ted Lieu has now written to the Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform requesting a formal investigation into the vulnerability. In his letter, the Congressman says that the flaw threatens ‘personal privacy, economic competitiveness and U.S. national</i> …

These secret codes have completely changed how I watch Netflix

We've all been there. You sit down on the couch, turn on Netflix, and the next thing you know, you've spent 20 minutes scrolling through shows and movies without finding a single thing you actually want to watch.<p>You feel like you've seen everything before, the recommended choices don't look …

Entertainment

How to use VLC to watch any video on Apple TV

So you’ve got a fourth-generation Apple TV (the one with Siri Remote and all the apps) and you’ve just downloaded VLC, the “play everything” video app that was just ported to tvOS.<p>The last few versions of Apple TV haven’t included any storage for video files, and the same is true of the latest …

It took 3 days to find the password for Juniper's devices

Following Juniper’s announcement that its ScreenOS platform contained unidentified code that it couldn’t trace, it took just three days for security researchers to reverse engineer the patch and find the backdoor.<p>According to a post on Rapid7 Community, the password was discovered by analyzing the …

Information Security

The CEO of a $30 billion company explains why tech companies overwork their employees

But long before he came to EMC and then to VMware, he was a rising star at Intel, with Andy Grove as his mentor.<p>He came to media attention in those Intel days for preaching to other techies about the importance of work-life balance.<p>Literally preaching. He's a dedicated Christian that goes to church …

Salmon

The CEO of this $30 billion company gives half of his gross income to charity

Long ago, he publicly vowed to give an increasing percentage of his gross income to charity and he's now up to 50%, he tells Business Insider.<p>"I make a lot of money so I can give a lot of money away. We have a small foundation, but most of it we just give directly from our revenue and overall …

Retirement

How To Wipe a Mac Before Selling or Donating It

It’s likely that you have already moved your old Mac’s data to your new machine. However, it’s always a good idea to have a backup around, just in …

Operating Systems

Apple raided the BBC to hire for its new streaming service

Music Business Worldwide reports that there has been a mini exodus from Britain's most popular radio station. Four producers have jumped ship to Apple, and will join the company after the station's "Big Weekend" event in May.<p>One of the four people joining Apple is producer James Bursey, who worked …

Music Industry

Apple enables two-step authentication for iMessages and FaceTime

Additional login step brings extra layer of protection against hackers for Apple’s messaging and video chat, but more can be can be done say experts<p>Apple is finally enabling two-step authentication to help protect users of its iMessages and FaceTime on iPhone, iPad and Mac computers.<p>The security …

Authentication

Driverless cars set to roll out for trials on UK roads

Vince Cable believes trials in Greenwich, Bristol, Milton Keynes and Coventry, backed by £19m worth of government funding, could lead to £900bn industry<p>The prototype driverless cars to be tested in the heart of four British cities are unveiled on Wednesday, with the government claiming the nation …

Autonomous Cars

5 Ways to Make Your Mac and iPhone Play Nice

Apple’s newest desktop operating system, Yosemite, is all about making Macs link up with iPhones and iPads in new and exciting ways. And with tricks …

Mac App Store

This USB wall charger secretly logs keystrokes from Microsoft wireless keyboards nearby

Privacy and security researcher Samy Kamkar has released a keylogger for Microsoft wireless keyboards cleverly hidden in what appears to be a rather large, but functioning USB wall charger. Called KeySweeper, the stealthy Arduino-based device can sniff, decrypt, log, and report back all keystrokes …

LG is putting webOS on its new smartwatch

LG is indeed putting webOS on a watch. <i>Android Central</i> has directly confirmed that the smartwatch briefly teased during Audi's CES event is running a build of Open webOS, showing that LG is exploring new uses for the software that extend beyond TVs. During yesterday's presentation, Audi's Ulrich …

Wearable Tech

Sources: Good Technology Axes More Than 100 Jobs

According to multiple sources, Good Technology, a company that sells mobile device management services, has laid off more than 100, and perhaps as many as 140 of its staff. According to LinkedIn, the company has more than 1,000 employees, making it a significant reduction to its workforce, if the …

Financial Markets

Intel's Compute Stick puts Windows 8.1 on your TV for $149

Your Chromecast may be able to play Netflix, but can it play <i>Crysis</i>? Intel's HDMI Compute Stick probably can't either, but the tiny device <i>does</i> have enough power to run Windows 8.1 apps on your TV. Intel has rather impressively crammed in a quad-core Atom CPU, 32GB of storage and 2GB of RAM, along …

Review: IPhone user tries to go back to BlackBerry

NEW YORK (AP) — The BlackBerry's blinking red light used to haunt me.<p>Just when I thought I could relax, enjoy a nice dinner or go for a run, my BlackBerry would start blinking again, signaling a new message. I was an addict. Typing with one hand, hiding the BlackBerry under the dinner table? No …

Dashlane can now change all your passwords with a single click, and it's amazing

A feature we have been waiting for forever<p>Dashlane, the subscription-based password management service, is introducing a feature today that ought to become standard in every product like it: the ability to change all your passwords with a single click, including accounts with two-factor …

Wakie, The Social Alarm Clock That Lets You Wake Up Strangers, Finally Arrives On iOS

“Hey there, I’m just calling to wake you up,” I said a little awkwardly.<p>“Thanks. Where are you from?” replied a female voice with a thick Irish accent.<p>“The UK. You’re from Ireland, right?”<p>“How could you tell?” she said wryly.<p>“The flag at the top of the screen.”<p>It took 9 months to be approved, but, …