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The Preparation

It’s that time of year when I do a cleaning out of the fridge. Things that have been sitting at the back, behind all your favorite sauces, those …

quip | Perfect Oral Care. Delivered

×<p><b>How does quip compare?</b><p><b>From cheap manual toothbrushes with neon, angled bristles to expensive electrics with WiFi and “Ultra-Super-Sonic” features,</b> …

5 Fun & Free Party Games that You Can Play Anywhere, Anytime

So you're sitting around the table after dinner, or having drinks at a house party, or maybe even a bar, and you're with friends, and someone says, …

How to Organize Your Entire Life with Trello

Trello is an awesome project management tool that makes collaboration easy and, dare I say, even fun. But this visual list tool can do so much more, …

vizi & figate by Francesco Delrosso

Lockitron's Shift Shows Challenges Facing Wi-Fi In The Smart Home

A few years ago, Wi-Fi proponents were eyeing the smart home as an exciting and wide open opportunity. While other technologies like Z-Wave and Zigbee were originally designed to better accommodate the low-power requirements of many smart home devices like locks, Wi-Fi proponents pointed to ongoing …

Wi-Fi

The 55 Best Free Education Apps For iPad

Finding apps isn’t difficult. Finding education apps is only a bit more challenging. Finding free education apps is also possible. Finding free …

Education Technology

Switchmate

Close all apps and re-launch the Switchmate App, and try turning Bluetooth off back on.<p>How do I know my Switchmate is in the right orientation and …

Smart Lock Maker August Gets Into The Hub Game With New Hardware

August makes a pretty nice looking smart door lock with the help of industrial designer Yves Béhar. With it, you can control the lock with your phone via Bluetooth and loan out access to others through the app. The only problem is, you have no way accessing the device while you’re away from home. …

Home Automation

Why Z-Wave is the Home Automation Market Leader ... for Now [UPDATED]

<b>ZigBee vs. Z-Wave</b>: It always makes for a spirited conversation over the dinner table. If your dinner table is mine. And you’re a dork. And you have …

Rise in burglaries blamed on house keys left under mat

Leaving spare keys under the mat contributing to rise in home burglaries as police figures show number of break-ins where key was used is increasing<p>Thousands of families are burgled each year by thieves using poorly hidden house keys, new research has found.<p>The keys were either stolen at an earlier …

Build a better breakfast: 6 easy, healthy recipes to start the new year right

On the heels of a long and indulgent holiday season, New Year’s Day offers the perfect opportunity to start fresh and commit to healthy eating. And what better way to kick off 2015 than with a nutritious breakfast? In fact, a healthy morning meal is a great way to set you on the path to better …

Great Resources and Lessons for Teaching Physics for Kids

December, 2014<br>Physics 4 Kids is a great resource packed full of basic lessons covering different key concepts of physics. You can use this resource …

5 Ways To Encourage Kids To Grow Up To Be Innovators

In a world where children are discouraged from being innovative and taking risks, how do we raise the next Steve Jobs?<p>It’s not easy being a kid today. They face shifting curricula requirements, a strong focus on standardized test results, piles of homework, and a seemingly never-ending quest for …

Tool Test: These are the 3 Best Stud Finders

We tested three on the same wall to see how accurately they could differentiate the stud frame from the hazards lurking around it. All of them would preserve your pipes, floors, and pride from the effects of a poorly located drill hole. They're also helpf

Woodworking

Here Come The Internet-Connected Doorbells

Every day there’s another household object the tech industry tries connecting to the internet. A lot of it is completely unnecessary. I’m still not sure how useful internet-connected coffee pots and toasters are. In short, there’s a lot of junk out there. But a new category slowly emerging seems to …

Smart home buying guide

Smart home automation puts remote control of your comfort, convenience, and safety at your fingertips, no matter where you are.<p>Good news: you can now …

Six Ways To Define Your Internet Of Things Strategy

By 2020, an estimated 50 billion devices around the globe will be connected to the Internet. Perhaps a third of them will be computers, smartphones, tablets, and TVs. The remaining two-thirds will be other kinds of “things”: sensors, actuators, and newly invented intelligent devices that monitor, …

Chess 'raises levels of sportsmanship in seven-year-olds'

The charity Chess in Schools and Communities calls for compulsory lessons for all under-11s because the game teaches young pupils to "cope with winning and losing"<p>All primary school children should be given an hour of chess each week after research found that lessons improved pupils’ concentration, …

Homeschooling

Smart Home Gadgets

The advent of the connected home has made it possible for our everyday appliances to talk to us, and more important, to each other. Thermostat control, energy conservation, and routine maintenance are just a few more things your average smart homeowner no longer has to worry about.<p>So when you buy …

Over 20 Good Apps to Use in BYOD Classroom

December 5, 2014 <br>BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is not only about students bringing their own devices to class and using them for educational purposes. …

Quick Global Swatches In Adobe Illustrator - Go Media™ · Creativity at work!

Global swatches in Adobe Illustrator: they’re awesome. If you’re not aware of the power that is a global swatch, they are special color swatches that …

Ragout Typeface Design by Nana Nozaki

Man Known For Spy Gadgets Is Selling An Airbnb Party Protection Kit

While most people have no problems with the service, when things go wrong, they can go very wrong.<p>People have been known to use Airbnb rentals to throw wild parties, even sex orgies, something that Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky admitted to Yahoo's Katie Couric in an interview last summer.<p>But home owners …

Katie Couric

Time Management, Self-Management: Bullet Journaling

Time management is self-management. We all have the same amount of time; it’s what we do to manage <i>ourselves</i> that counts. I became interested in time …

Productivity

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

Quirky Outlink<p>Insteon On/Off Outlet<p>Lutron<p>Belkin WeMo Light Switch<p>Belkin WeMo Insight Switch<p>iDevices Switch<p>Belkin WeMo Switch + Motion<p>D-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug<p>iDevices Outdoor Switch<p>GE Plug-in Outdoor Smart Switch<p>Philips Hue Tap<p>Shade Learning Light Switch<p>Avi-on Movable Light Switch<p>FreshAir AirGuard

AT&T's latest smartwatch for kids is both easier and tougher

Your kids may be too young to put a Moto 360 or Pebble on their wrists, but that doesn't mean they'll have to go without a smartwatch. AT&T is now selling the FiLIP 2, an upgraded version of last year's hybrid kid locator and wrist-worn phone. The new version is easier for parents to set up through …

Designing A Super Stylish Party Pad: The Oh!dessa Apartment

• 1 |<p>This cheeky cover photo is surely a shoutout to the penchant for parties in this space. What’s a night on the floor when your friend has a crash …

Interior Design

Has Science Finally Created a Veggie Burger You’d Mistake for the Real Thing?

If it looks like a burger, tastes like a burger and bleeds like a burger, it has to be a burger, right? Not really. Enter the Impossible Burger, a …

Advertising Industry