Eric Preston

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Somfy shades are the last piece of the home automation puzzle

As we move further and further into a connected home and connected world, I regularly explore how we can integrate every device possible into one …

Make a Breakfast Casserole Overnight in the Slow Cooker

The slow cooker. That awesome low-effort device that lets you come home to a complete meal—or wake up to one, like this complete breakfast of eggs …

Use "Brainwriting" Instead of Brainstorming to Generate Ideas

Brainstorming out loud is often the go-to for coming up with new ideas, but your group might be better off writing their ideas down <i>before</i> someone …

Navdy’s Heads-Up Display Wants To Be The Safer Alternative To Using Your Smartphone While Driving

Frustrated with using the built-in infotainment system and his phone in his car, Doug Simpson, CEO and founder of Navdy, decided to create a Google Glass-reminiscent heads-up display to create a new and safer way to interact with smartphones while driving.<p>Now I know what you’re thinking — why is he …

You can now ask Google to remove links about you

If there's something online you don't want people to see, you can now ask Google to pretend the offending item doesn't exist.<p>The search giant has created an online form through which you can ask for links to personal data or posts about you to be removed from its search results. The new form is in …

Privacy

Get a College-Level Computer Science Education with These Free Courses

We're lucky to have access to so many excellent free online courses for just about anything you want to study, including computer science. Here's a …

Here are 10 hidden Galaxy S5 features you should check out right now

Unlike in previous years, Samsung announced the Galaxy S5 at MWC 2014 rather than hosting its own event later in spring. And unlike in previous …

Han Solo in Carbonite Rug

Sure it's a cool novelty item to have in your family room or front entryway, plus embodies that which brings you the greatest joy in life (Star …

Good Grips Mango Splitter

OXO says, "There's nothing as luscious as a ripe mango." OXO obviously has never seen Kate Upton's rack. Or Kelly Brook's. Or Christina Hendricks'. …

Star Wars R2-D9 USB Car Charger

Sorry, the R2-series astromech droid won’t help you repair your vehicle, but if you want to charge your smartphone in your car, the <b>Star Wars R2-D9</b> …

Turn Ice Cream into Muffins with Just One Extra Ingredient

If you want a yummy muffin but don't want to put in the effort of measuring and combining several ingredients, just grab a pint of vanilla ice cream …

Build a Space-Saving Multi-Utility Desk From a Single Sheet of Plywood

The HomeMade Modern blog made a multi-utility desk out of a single sheet of plywood that will make you want to rush out and buy it. Except you can't …

Make Over Your Kitchen for About $400 in One Day

You don't have to wait until you have tens of thousands of dollars for a kitchen remodel to transform your kitchen from drab and outdated to …

NFL 101: The Basics of the 3-4 Defensive Front

<i>In today’s installment of the “NFL 101” series, former NFL defensive back Matt Bowen breaks down the basics of the 3-4 defensive front to give you a better understanding of the pro game.</i><p><i>Click here for a breakdown of the 4-3 defensive front.</i><p>The 3-4 defense consists of three defensive linemen (two …

Jalousier

A device that automates venetian blinds. Jalousier adjusts blinds based on the weather, time, ambient light and room temperature. You can also …

NFL 101: The Basics of the 4-3 Defensive Front

<i>Every Friday, former NFL defensive back Matt Bowen will take you inside the playbook with his “NFL 101” series. An in-depth look at personnel, formations, coverages, route concepts and more to give you a better understanding of the game. Today, he breaks down the basics of the 4-3 defensive</b> …

After Guidelight, night-lights may never be the same again

Plug-in night-lights have rarely been lauded for the beauty of their design. They are usually utilitarian-looking gadgets or over-the-top silly gizmos with Disney princesses on them.<p>The SnapRays Guidelight on Kickstarter takes a very different approach. It replaces the cover plate on an electric …

How Can I Best Absorb Information While Reading?

<i>Reading a good book can be a rewarding experience, but it can be frustrating when the information just floats through your head without sticking in</i> …

Kingston Joins The Dual USB/MicroUSB Flash Drive Craze With Its Own DataTraveler MicroDuo

It wasn't too long ago that I would have thought of a dual USB/MicroUSB flash drive as a dream accessory. Now the landscape has changed so quickly, …

Former homeless man finds success in the speaker business

Five years ago I wrote about a homeless man in California who wanted to start a speaker company. That man, Kevin Nelson, dared to be different: his speakers could produce stereo sound from a single box. He was way ahead of his time -- nowadays millions of Bluetooth speakers claim the same thing. …

Homelessness

Eight Small Financial Changes That Yield Huge Results

Saving a lot of money is like trying to run a marathon. If you dwell on how long the race is, you might not even get off the couch. But if, instead, …

Cheers to the all-knowing robotic bartender

Making a cocktail can involve pouring, measuring, blending, and mixing. Or you could fill up a glass with ice, scroll through a drink menu, and press a button.<p>The artificially intelligent Monsieur robotic bartender, which looks like a fancy mini-fridge, is the creation of Barry Givens, co-founder …

Top 10 Tricks for Building the Perfect Budget

The number one rule to financial success: spend less than you earn. And the best way to do that is to keep track of what you spend. Here are 10 …

Gigabit-Speed AC Wireless Routers Could Be One Of Your Smartest Home Tech Investments

If you’re like me, you are scrambling last minute to get your friends and family the latest tech gifts. You might be thinking about a new tablet, an iPad, game console, 2 in 1, or maybe even a smart watch. One gift that could be even more useful than all of those could be a new wireless router …

Microsoft releases Xbox One cheat sheet: here's what you can tell Kinect to do

Every Xbox One comes with a new Kinect sensor — a powerful peripheral that lets the game console read your heart rate and respond to your voice commands. In our review of the Xbox One, however, we discovered that the Kinect typically only recognizes extremely specific vocal cues like "Xbox turn …

How to Manipulate Your Kids into Doing What You Want

In an ideal world, parents would always be patient and nurturing, and kids would always be cooperative and make smart choices. This is not an ideal …

What Myers-Briggs Personality Type Are You?

Whether or not you're a believer in the Myers-Briggs personality index, it at least leads to some interesting discussion and hopefully even to some …

How to Plant Ideas in Someone's Mind

If you've ever been convinced by a salesperson that you truly wanted a product, done something too instinctively, or made choices that seemed …

How to Deal with Judgment and Criticism in a Healthy Way

It doesn’t matter how you choose to live your life—whether you build a business or work a corporate job; have children or choose not to have …

Garmin HUD

A display peripheral for Garmin’s Android, iOS and Windows Phone 8 apps. The HUD connects to mobile devices via Bluetooth and displays traffic …