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Index of Best AI/Machine Learning Resources

Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning field is getting a lot of attention right now, and knowing where to start can be a little difficult.<p>I’ve …

Machine Learning

Atom 4G Rugged Smartphone

Smartphones continue to get bigger, thinner and more flimsy as the years go by. For those that live an active lifestyle, smartphones from most brands …

Researchers create an acoustic cloaking device that works underwater

The concept of a cloaking device has a lot of appeal and though we're far from being able to make 3D objects invisible to the human eye, researchers continue to develop new ways in which to shield objects from other sorts of detection. At the Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America taking …

Use Echo speakers to send announcements around your home

Amazon keeps building out its Alexa ecosystem by adding more features and integrating products. But the platform has more potential than just allowing, say, your Fire tablets in on the voice control fun. But now Alexa has a new ability, Announcements, that lets customers speak into one Echo device …

Smart Homes

How to share one iCloud Storage plan with your whole family

Apple’s Family Sharing iCloud feature was introduced back in 2014 with iOS 8, but for several years many users requested a way to share one iCloud storage plan with multiple accounts. Apple brought this option to users with iOS 11, but for many it’s not turned on by default. Follow along for how to …

RFID Blocking Card

If your card is contactless enabled, your card holds information within a chip. This chip also contains an antenna that picks up power from a signal …

Moleskine’s latest smart pen saves your writing to download later

Moleskine has valiantly tried to bridge the divide between analog writing and digital files for years. The company released its Smart Writing Set in 2016 as a $200 holistic solution of pen, proprietary smart paper and app that instantly sent whatever you wrote or drew over to your paired device -- …

This hidden Apple Watch feature tells you if your workouts are doing any good

It’s all very well to know how far you ran, cycled and swam. But the whole point of exercise is not just to clock the miles. It’s supposed to make you more fit. So, how do you know if all those sweaty miles are actually doing any good? One way is by measuring your heart rate recovery …

The Best Apple Related Accessories at CES 2018

This year's Consumer Electronics Show felt a little more muted than past shows, with fewer new and exciting products coming out. Much of that may be due to the fact that there was a lot of focus on Alexa and Google Assistant, two platforms that aren't applicable to a lot of Apple users.<p>Though CES …

CES 2018: Nanoleaf Creates New Square-Shaped Light Panels With Touch Controls

After introducing a HomeKit controller in the shape of a dodecahedron, Nanoleaf recently announced the next generation of its popular triangle-shaped Nanoleaf Light Panels. The new panels don't have a name or a price yet, but the company revealed that they are square and include a few feature …

Home Automation

5 Easy-to-Use Tools You Need to Create Compelling Images for your Blog Posts

No graphic designer? No problem! Check out these easy-to-use tools to DIY your images.<p>In the world of digital marketing, it's hard to ignore the fact that visual content has become a powerful tool for brands in running successful marketing campaigns.<p>Considering that 65% of people are visual …

Infographics

Amazon debuts Alexa Routines for customizable and scheduled tasks

Amazon’s Alexa has gained the ability to respond to custom phrases, schedule actions by smart home appliance, and give you a rundown of the weather, traffic, or news. These features come courtesy of Alexa Routines, which first began to roll out to Echo device users a few days ago, an Amazon …

iPhone X review: It's still the best iPhone ever | Trusted Reviews

<b>What is the iPhone X?</b><p>The iPhone X – or iPhone 10 – is an important device for Apple. Not only does its release coincide with the 10th anniversary of …

7 ways Alexa can make Halloween even spookier

Halloween is one of the most enjoyable times of the year to own a smart home. You can easily automate your decorations and get creative with all the smart devices scattered around the house.<p>Amazon's Alexa smart speakers are particularly helpful for All Hallows' Eve. Here are seven ways Alexa can …

Decorations

Here are some Alexa answers that prove the AI is smarter than you think

Think about what life was like in the 1990s. Most of us didn’t have navigation systems in our cars. We traveled without any phone or communication …

Amazon’s Alexa can now recognize different voices and give personalized responses

Your Echo just got smart enough to tell you apart from the people you live with<p>The battle of the smart speakers has become a constant back and forth between Amazon and Google. Back in April, Google Home gained the ability to recognize individual voices, which allows the device to personalize its …

Smart Homes

Review: Nanoleaf's Fun $49 'Rhythm' Add-On Lets Your Aurora Light Setup Respond to Music

Nanoleaf, the company behind the HomeKit-enabled Aurora smart modular lighting system, recently introduced a $49 accessory that allows the Aurora lights to respond to music, adding a whole new sound-based dimension to an already great product.<p>Called the Nanoleaf Aurora Rhythm, the add-on module is …

Boston Salmon Vs. Danny 'My Anus' Mainus

Woman trapped in window trying to retrieve poo after Tinder date

<b>A woman who threw her poo out of her date's toilet window because it "would not flush" had to be rescued after she got stuck trying to retrieve it.</b><p>The amateur gymnast was on a first date with Bristol student Liam Smith when she "panicked" and threw the faeces out of the window.<p>It did not land in …

Head Case

You've tied on a little piece of coloured ribbon and you've spent a load of money on that mad clingfilm machine... only to discover that everyone …

Google Maps Expands 'Parking Difficulty' Indicator to 25 Cities Around the World

Google today announced its "parking difficulty" indicator in Google Maps for iOS and Android will now appear in 25 additional cities around the world. The feature was previously available in the United States only.<p>The simple feature shows a "P" icon with a difficulty level such as "moderate" or …

This free iOS 11 stuck recovery app can save you a trip to the Genius Bar

<i>This post is brought to you by Tenorshare, maker of ReiBoot.</i><p>When your iOS device fails to start up, you’ve got choices. You could sit around weeping like a little baby. Or you could schlep it to the nearest Genius Bar. Or you could make the smart move: You could try to fix it yourself with free iOS …

Hung Up

Edinburgh Fringe 2017: The 15 funniest jokes have been revealed

The funniest jokes at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe have been revealed, with comedian Ken Cheng emerging as the 2017 victor.<p>British-born professional …

IKEA smart lights will play nicely with Apple HomeKit this fall (update)

IKEA's Tradfri smart lighting line is an impressive system at a relatively affordable price point, and it just got even better. Earlier this year, IKEA announced that it would be integrating Tradfri with Apple's HomeKit. Today, the Swedish furniture company pushed an update to all existing hubs …

Home Automation

The best places to eat and drink in Manchester's Northern Quarter

SCORKL - Breathe underwater with TOTAL freedom

USING THE SCORKL WITH AND WITHOUT SCUBA TRAINING<p>The Scorkl is safe, easy and for everyone. However, if you are not a trained scuba diver there are …

Wireless streaming for businesses, schools & organizations

• Show KPI dashboards<br>• Show custom images<br>• Show a public website<br>• Use social walls<p>Organizing your data is smart. Take the next step by creating a public …

Step into your smarter home

Security conscious<p>Keep your home looking like a full house while you’re away – and pesky eyes off your treasured possessions. Simply set your Den …

Adobe's Research Team Demos Tech That Could Transform Selfie Photography

Adobe today shared a video from its Adobe Research team, demonstrating what future selfies could look like using artificial intelligence and deep learning technology.<p>Using its Adobe Sensei technology, Adobe demonstrates tweaking a selfie photo with perspective effect editing, automatic masking, and …

Artificial Intelligence

Ikea's rolling out a brand-new smart home lineup

Ikea is probably known best for its assemble-it-yourself furniture (sold with a side of Swedish meatballs, of course), but now, the retailer is setting its sights on something new -- the smart home.<p>Specifically, Ikea is set to start rolling out a line of connected lighting products designed to be …

Home Automation