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You can now control your entire smart home with a single command

The new IFTTT Maker tier makes it possible to control your entire smart home with a single command.<p>Back in November, IFTTT rolled out one of the biggest redesigns the service has ever experienced.<p>In addition to a new site and a new look, what used to be referred to as recipes are now called …

Google Home

The App Ecosystem’s New Status Quo

Zeev Farbman Contributor<p>Zeev Farbman is co-founder and CEO of Lightricks.<p>Americans spent more time using smartphone and tablet applications in 2014 than they did mobile and desktop web combined. With nearly four billion smartphones projected to be in use by 2020, the platform shift to mobile is …

Innovation

This Tablet Can Replace Your Television

Over the past couple of years, the consumer tech industry has been wrestling with hurdles impeding its growth. First, people have stopped upgrading …

Televisions

With PC sales slumping, Intel's betting on the cloud

Intel executives don’t foresee the slumping personal computer market recovering anytime soon or a rebound in selling the chips that power them. But …

Selling

Microsoft lab working on multiperson augmented reality

Project Comradre will allow multiple people, each wearing an AR headset, to interact with the same virtual object.<p>If augmented reality could be a shared experience, it could change the way we will use the technology.<p>Something along these lines is currently in development at a Microsoft laboratory …

Augmented Reality

Logitech extends Harmony line to control more of your home

Logitech's got a new Harmony remote and it's an even bigger push into home automation over the current Harmony Smart Control home theater remote lineup. Shipping this month, the new Harmony Home Control devices start at $99 for the Home Hub (which turns your smartphone or tablet into a home …

MakerBot CEO: Replicator Mini 'like when people saw first iPhone'

In an interview with CNET amid the final days of CES 2014, MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis makes the bold claim that his company's new $1,375 Replicator Mini marks a pivotal point in taking 3D printing mainstream.<p>Our whole goal is to make it friendly, superaffordable, and low stress. Then people just do …

3D Printing

Microsoft more trusted than Apple, study says

A Forrester analysis suggests what some might find surprising: Microsoft gained the only "trailblazer" status by being trusted across generations.<p>Trust me, there aren't many people (or things) you can trust these days.<p>Everyone is out for themselves, ready to take advantage -- often, it seems, …

Racy

What to expect from Microsoft in 2014

The last year for Microsoft may have been one of its most historic. In 2013, the company launched Windows 8.1, began shipping its own PC hardware, released the Xbox One, acquired Nokia’s devices and services business, announced a company-wide reorganization and prepared to lose its CEO of 13 …

Let’s talk about robots: Google’s Nest acquisition brings AI to the smart home

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Disney Research<p>In the hours after Google announced its agreement to purchase Nest Labs for $3.2 billion, the companies …

Spinach Dinosaurs To Sugar Diamonds: 3-D Printers Hit The Kitchen

From cool casts for a broken arm to impressive replicas of Michelangelo's <i>David,</i> 3-D printing has come a long way in the past few years.<p>In fact, the technology is moving so fast that 3-D printers might be coming to your kitchen this year — or at least, to a bakery or bistro down the street.<p>A company …

iBeacon briefing: What is it, and what can we expect from it?

With Apple’s iBeacon technology starting to see some real-world applications, we thought this would be a good time to take a brief look at what it is and what we might expect from it in future …<p>The one-sentence summary is that you can think of iBeacon as like GPS for indoor locations, your phone …

PC Monitor Lets You Monitor Your IT Systems From Your Phone, Adds Raspberry Pi, Zendesk And PagerDuty Support

PC Monitor is an Irish startup that was born of a simple idea: Why is it so hard to remotely shut down your computer? That’s what its founder and CEO Marius Mihalec asked himself in 2011. Because he wanted to build a modern and extensible service, he decided that just having remote desktop access …

The honest Sonos Play:1 review: six weeks with a $200 internet-connected speaker

Advertisement<p>26 Comments<p>Sonos, long known for its more expensive internet-connected speakers, released an entry-level model called the Play:1 in …

Facebook hires NYU deep learning expert to run its new AI lab

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Facebook launched a new artificial intelligence lab in September, and now we know the person who will run it — New York …

Meka Robotics