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How Savant makes a complex smart home run like a Swiss watch

Smarthome devices have come up in a sort of Wild West-like tech frontier where just about anything goes. It’s been a lawless landscape for a few …

Best Smart Home Security Systems of 2018

Like all things technology touches, home security systems are evolving. There is still a need (and thus, a market) for traditional monitored security …

5 ways to install automated smart windows blinds in your home

It's one thing to have your lights, music and television switch on with voice commands or the tap of a smartphone app, but to give your home a truly …

Hacker Launches Public Mineable Blockchain Thought For 'AI Superhighway'

An artificial intelligence (AI) and Blockchain start-up with backing from Harrisburg University in Pennsylvania is developing a completely new way of utilizing and processing data by integrating AI and “smart logic” into every bit of data. The goal is to build what is described as an “AI …

Blockchain

Bose is crowdfunding noise-cancelling earbuds that can help you sleep

The newest Bose headphones hope to “put an end to sleepless nights” by cancelling out barks, snores and other irritating noises while you sleep — and it’s the smallest product they’ve ever made.<p>The noise-masking Sleepbuds, as they are called, are small wireless earbuds that you place into your ears …

Consumer Tech

How to choose the best VPN service for iPhone and iPad

In light of the latest news that President Trump has overturned the FCC Internet privacy rules, discussions for and against virtual private networks (VPNs) have resurfaced. One of the biggest complaints with the repeal is that internet service providers are now legally allowed to sell your browsing …

VPNs

Putin’s desire for a new Russian empire won’t stop with Ukraine | Pavlo Klimkin

My country has suffered terribly from the Kremlin’s obsession with restoring Soviet hegemony. But the entire security of Europe and the west is at stake<br>• A thousand miles from Moscow: how Putin forged his Russian heartland<br>• Vladimir Putin has one reliable set of allies: Russia’s iron ladies<p>Over the …

Best Video Doorbell Reviews: Skybell HD vs Ring Pro vs Ring Doorbell 2

It all comes which functionality you need or like the most of the doorbell and how much money you would like to spend.<p>If you are ok with the video …

Make your home smarter by replacing your light switches with Brilliant Controls – The Gadgeteer

Brilliant Controls replace your existing light switches to add smart home control capabilities to your rooms. The Brilliant Control features a color …

Home Automation

A Global Provider of Security Camera Systems & Smart Home Devices

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Hardware 101: Smart Doorbells

We’re not saying you’re lazy. Who wouldn’t want to see who’s at the door without even getting up off the couch? And maybe even be able to unlock the …

Stream Practically Anything to an Apple TV With These 5 Apps

You’ve got your shiny new Apple TV hooked up to a big display... so how do you get all the videos you own up there on screen? Easy enough for your …

Top 7 iOS and Android Apps for Seamless Home Automation

The simplest way to understand technology’s underlying purpose is its utility.The post Top 7 iOS and Android Apps for Seamless Home Automation …

Get your house fully connected with a smart light switch

Out of all the home appliances you'd expect could be smart-ified as part of the connected home, the classic light switch might be last on the list. …

LG moves into low cost smart home security

LG Electronics has launched a low cost plug-and-play monitoring solution and home automation hub, dubbed LG Smart Security. Unique to this device is …

Belkin's itty-bitty WeMo Mini Wi-Fi Smart Plug has big plans for the smart home - CNET

<b>The Good</b> At $35, the new WeMo Mini is competitively priced, and the smaller design won't block adjacent outlets. Native compatibility with IFTTT, Google Home, and Amazon's Alexa make it one of the most well-connected smart plugs you can buy.<p><b>The Bad</b> WeMo gear won't work with Apple HomeKit (or with …

The best smart smoke alarm

<i>By Jennifer Pattison Tuohy</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>We can't …

Cubetto Can Teach Your 3-Year-Old To Code -- Here's What Inspired Its Creator

In just a few years Filippo Yacob went from plumber to founder of multi-million dollar company, Primo Toys. How did he get there? This 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneur explains how the birth of his son inspired him to invent Cubetto, a toy that teaches children the rudiments of coding without …

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Real-time blood alcohol monitoring is coming to your wrist at CES 2017

Wearables have been counting our steps and tracking our heart rates, but finally, here comes a wrist strap to constantly track your blood alcohol level.<p>From BACtrack, makers of a range of smartphone integrated portable breathalysers, the BACtrack Skyn has the company's high-quality pedigree for …

Mohu's wireless AirWave antenna makes cord-cutting simple

We got a peek at Mohu's wireless TV antenna last night, and this morning the company is releasing a few more details. The AirWave promises free TV "everywhere" across a variety of mobile and connected TV devices, because it catches the OTA signal and turns it into an IPTV stream for its app, sort …

Sunflare unveils sticky and flexible solar panels

Sunflare has unveiled flexible solar panels that can be stuck onto walls and roofs.<p>The new thin-film solar product is flexible, light, and affordable. The company made the announcement at CES 2017, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas this week.<p>The National Renewable Energy Laboratory declared in a …

Clean Energy

How to make your own bath bombs

Bath fizzies for all your holiday gift needs<p>Everyone loves baths. Bath bombs—those delightful chunks of good-smelling stuff that explode into colorful fizz in your bathtub—are therefore an awesome gift on any occasion. But they can get a little pricy. If you buy ingredients in bulk and make a mess …

Cleaning

From communism to capitalism: How Christmas gift-giving has changed in Poland

Poles who grew up during the communist era love to tell their children and grandchildren that as kids, they would be satisfied with a simple orange under the Christmas tree.<p>This is, in part, an admonition against expecting a bountiful haul of presents, but it’s also an expression of nostalgia for …

The extraordinary story of Makda Haji

Now, living in Red Cross accommodation in Melbourne, while she waits for her asylum application to be processed, Haji has just enough money to feed …

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Centuries of Preserved Shipwrecks Found in the Black Sea

The unique conditions of the sea’s depths have made it possible to discern chisel marks on some of the vessels.<p>An international team of sailors and scientists surveying a sector of the Black Sea for clues about how prehistoric humans responded to rising sea levels have found something much …

‘We Couldn’t Believe Our Eyes’: A Lost World of Shipwrecks Is Found

The medieval ship lay more than a half-mile down at the bottom of the Black Sea, its masts, timbers and planking undisturbed in the darkness for seven or eight centuries. Lack of oxygen in the icy depths had ruled out the usual riot of creatures that feast on sunken wood.<p>This fall, a team of …

How smartphone light affects your brain and body

There's something incredibly powerful about the blue lights that the designers of our smartphone, tablet, and laptop screens have been able to create. The lights in these screens glow so bright that we can see them even during a sunny day. At night, they're bright enough that they've been compared …

Sleep

Cut Anything With Water

WAZER is the first desktop waterjet cutter<p>Ever wanted to cut an outline of China out of a china plate, or to cut a wee knife out of a larger knife blade? A new tool lets you easily and cheaply cut just about any shape out of any material—using the power of water.<p>A group of engineers from the …

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