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This smart water monitor dives deep into water data - CNET

<b>The Good</b> Flo gives you real-time stats for your plumbing system and the option to shut off your water remotely from anywhere you have an internet connection.<p><b>The Bad</b> Flo is expensive, and while it can tell you a lot about your water, it can’t pinpoint where a leak originated.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> If …

Scientists discover that eating fish makes you smarter, helps you sleep better

An apple a day might keep the doctor away, but one seafood meal per week could provide lifelong benefits including a higher IQ and better sleep. A …

How a French 16-year-old is teaching the world to build VR headsets for $100

Palmer Luckey, the founder of Oculus and the inventor of arguably the most successful commercial virtual reality headset, was only 17 when he completed his first prototype for the device. Fast-forward to the present day, and Luckey is now worth roughly $750 million at the age of 25, having sold his …

Create Your Own Local Personal Cloud Using The Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi enthusiasts or those looking for a local personal cloud to help access and store files, documents, photos and other media may be …

Raspberry Pi

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HoloKit is like Google Cardboard for augmented reality

The revelation behind Google Cardboard was that if you put your phone close enough to your eyes, it’s basically a VR headset — but it’s not quite that simple for mixed reality setups like Microsoft’s HoloLens. Or is it? HoloKit is an extremely clever DIY solution for a quick and dirty augmented …

Augmented Reality

Boy uses backpack to map pollution hotspots

Scientists at the University of Leicester are trialling a portable air monitor to gather precise data at a personal scale.<p>Schoolboy Logan Eddy has been helping the study by carrying the device in a specially adapted backpack.<p>The results have changed his friends' habits.<p>So I Can Breathe<p>A week of …

Prisma photo editing app launches store with downloadable filters, free for now

iOS photo editing app Prisma proved an almost instant hit when it launched last summer, its AI-powered filters offering higher quality and more diverse results than competing apps. An update to the app yesterday means you can now download even more filters through a ‘filter store’ …<p>Download …

Indian 14yo signs government contract to make anti-landmine drones

A 14-year-old Indian boy has signed a deal to commercially produce anti-landmine drones. The child prodigy, who has already developed a prototype, …

How to Build Your Own Amazon Echo with a Raspberry Pi

The Amazon Echo is useful to have around the home. It can play podcasts, take reminders and notes, tell you the length of your commute, even control …

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The new update offers underwater worlds, items and marine creatures, plus 17 standards-aligned lessons to engage students across subjects.

Students

5 Breadboarding Quick Tips

If you have some free time over the holidays, perhaps you’re planning on finally diving into some electronics projects. If you’re new to hobby electronics, you may be unfamiliar with breadboards and how they work. Or, if you’re already a seasoned electronics enthusiast, there is always room for …

Raspberry Pi Software Comes To PC, Mac

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has put a lot of work into their software stack. You need only look at a few of the Allwinnner-based Pi clones for the …

How the Internet of Things is changing the face of business

With the adoption of Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa, the Internet of Things (IoT) is already part of our home lives.<p>Many of us also use a smart thermostat to monitor the temperature of our living rooms, and maybe even a smart doorbell to keep an eye on the front porch.

3 Lessons From Albert Einstein on How to Become a Better Student of the World

These pieces of wisdom are applicable to just about any individual or business--forever.<p>There's no doubt that Albert Einstein was a pretty smart cookie -- he changed the world forever with his theory of relativity. But Einstein didn't just figure things out for his own benefit. He was a teacher who …

Albert Einstein

White House Says That AI Will Grow The Economy - But Lots Of Jobs Will Be Lost On The Way

There are lots of economic opportunities coming thanks to gains in artificial intelligence, the White House said in a report today, but that same report warns that millions of jobs could be displaced while the technology improves.<p>Artificial intelligence, the report notes, accelerates trends seen …

Las Vegas Is Now Powered Entirely By Renewable Energy

Which is pretty friggin' cool when you think about it

To Tackle Big Urban Issues, This Architect Became A Data Designer

Herwig Scherabon wanted to communicate the inequality of cities rather than contribute to it.<p>Herwig Scherabon remembers the exact moment that he no longer wanted to be a practicing architect. He was working on a project based in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, with a team of fellow Viennese architects, …

Data Visualization

Half of all urban citizens should see smart city upside by 2019

Smart city programmes and open data initiatives will benefit 50 percent of citizens in million-people cities by 2019, according to market research firm Gartner.<p>In a new report, Gartner said the technological and societal change in the past decade has forced governments to start testing the waters …

Smart Cities

10 Things To Know About Android Things - Google's Latest IoT Device OS

Google has launched Android Things, an Android-based device OS for the Internet of Things. Combined with Weave, this software will play a crucial role in Google’s IoT strategy.<p>Android Things heats up the device market with a new OS. Microsoft is pushing Windows 10 IoT to hobbyists and OEMs. Though …

Internet of Things

Voice Is the Next Big Platform, and Alexa Will Own It

If you happen to live in one of the six million US homes that have so far purchased an Amazon Echo, you may think Alexa is just a voice emanating …

How IoT & smart home automation will change the way we live

<i>Business Insider Intelligence Exclusive:</i><i>The data provided here is an excerpt from the Internet of Things Report, a comprehensive report that covers the market trends in the IoT industry. For complete analysis, learn more about BI Intelligence and the IoT Report.</i><p>Smart homes filled with connected …

Raspberry Pi PIXEL OS Now Available For PC And Mac Systems

After creating the new PIXEL operating system for the Raspberry Pi mini PC range the official Raspberry Pi Foundation has this week announced a …

Raspberry Pi

Duel your friends 'Tron'-style in 'Project Arena' VR

<i>Project Arena</i> is a full-body VR game that pits two players against each other in a <i>Tron</i>-esque light-disc battle. It was born from Icelandic developer CCP's "VR Labs," an initiative of experimentation and iteration in which teams are free to create lots of working concepts before working out which …

An Open Source Retina Scanner

An ophthalmoscope is a device used to examine the back of the eye. This is useful for diagnosing everything from glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, to …

Raspberry Pi

Google’s New OS Will Run on Your Raspberry Pi

According to reports from Android Police and ZDNet, you may soon have a new operating system from Google to run on your Raspberry Pi. Details are …

Open CNC Furniture

Anna Kaziunas France writing in Make : via Sketch Chair Open design isn’t just for machines and electronics, With the rise in popula...

Furniture

Intel Demos A New Robotics Controller Running Ubuntu

Intel demoed their new robotics compute module this week. Scheduled for release in 2017, it's equipped with various sensors, including a …

Augmented reality power tool helps anyone craft things

Crafting with CNC mills, routers and other power tools isn't all that easy, especially if you're new to it. You'll frequently want a template, and it's all too easy to mess up a cut if you haven't developed a steady hand. Shaper doesn't think it has to be daunting, though: it's launching Origin, an …

Electronic Nose Detects Harmful Airborne Chemicals

A new sensor technology developed by the University of California Riverside could have many helpful applications for the environment, human health …