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Kwikset Kevo review: This brainy smart lock just isn't brawny enough - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The <b>Kwikset Kevo</b> packs a lot of subtle smarts into a little device. The indoor/outdoor sensor worked flawlessly, never once letting us in when it shouldn't have.<p><b>The Bad</b> The SmartKey deadbolt at the heart of the Kevo is too easy to break for a lock that costs $219. Also, phones that aren't …

Home Automation

Markit comes of age

There comes a defining event in the history of every successful company. It may be a major contract being won or the launch of ground-breaking …

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Apple’s to DOJ: Publishers already decided to fix prices before iBookstore came along

In the ongoing e-book price fixing case with the Department of Justice, in which Apple is accused of conspiring with publishers to fix eBook pricing and cut out Amazon, Apple has again responded to the DOJ’s claims detailing the “tough negotiations” it went through with publishers. To further prove …

Insteon Hub automates your home using iPhone or Android apps

Home automation is one of those technologies that a lot of people find interesting, but perceived complexity and cost keeps a lot of people from …

Home Automation

Android 4.3 Release Spotted Briefly In Google Search Results

Google seems determined to leak all the exciting Google I/O news ahead of the official event. We’ve already seen the new Google Maps go live briefly before being pulled down, are hearing reports of a new music streaming service, and now there’s been confirmation that the next version of Android …

YouTube Sends Cease-And-Desist Letter To Microsoft Over Windows Phone App

Well, that was fast: Just about a week ago, Microsoft released a YouTube app for its Windows Phone 8 platform. And today, YouTube is telling Microsoft remove it, saying that the app violates its terms of service.<p>YouTube Director of Global Platform Partnerships Francisco Varela sent a …

What Google DIDN’T announce at I/O 2013

This weeks’ Google I/O developer conference was the first in several years where the company limited its keynote appearance to a single day. In this …

Android News

Allure Energy latest to file infringement suit against Nest

The hot Silicon Valley startup, led by two former senior Apple employees, now faces patent infringement suits over its Learning Thermostat from Allure and Honeywell.<p>Allure Energy sued Nest Labs yesterday, claiming that the company's much-celebrated Nest Learning Thermostat infringed on its …

Thermostats

Here’s the real theme of Google I/O: Service unification between Chrome and Android

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>So much for my hardware predictions of what to expect at Google I/O(s goog). Instead of an updated Nexus 7 tablet or a new …

This is the new Nexus: a first look at Samsung's Galaxy S4 with stock Android

The best cellphone hardware has been crippled by manufacturer and carrier bloatware and skins, and Google's Nexus lineup has been hamstrung by a lack of LTE and somewhat inadequate specifications. But we've just gotten a look at the big surprise of Google's I/O keynote, a Samsung Galaxy S4 running …

Google Hangout video chats don't work on AT&T cellular connections on Android, but why?

Shades of last year's FaceTime controversy show up at Google I/O<p>As reported by <i>SlashGear</i> today, video chat capability in Google's new Hangouts app for Android is disabled when connected to an AT&T cellular network — you're presented with a friendly message that "you must be on a Wi-Fi network to …

Google takes on Spotify with Google Play Music All Access subscription service, priced at $9.99 per month

Google has formally announced its new subscription music initiative, Google Play Music All Access. Rumors first broke that Google was working on the service earlier this year;<i>The Verge</i> reported just yesterday that Mountain View had in fact closed deals with all three of the major record labels, and …

Bloomberg accidentally posted private terminal messages online

<i>This story has been updated and corrected.</i><p>Bloomberg says it accidentally posted on the internet more than 10,000 private messages that traders sent each other on their Bloomberg terminals. The new revelation, reported by the Financial Times, will undoubtedly escalate the furor over Bloomberg’s …

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How a Bitcoin Transaction Actually Works

At this point, you probably have a working understanding of what bitcoins are (at the very least your handle of bitcoins is like how you can kinda, …