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10 best alternatives to FaceTime on Android

Looking for a way to get FaceTime for Android? Unfortunately, no such luck as Apple’s popular video chatting app is only for iOS devices.<p>One of the more difficult tasks when moving from iOS to Android is finding a replacement for the ubiquitous FaceTime. What makes it tough is that FaceTime is a …

Apps

The lightest metal ever has been developed by Boeing - it's lighter than Styrofoam

Microlattice is the lightest metal ever to be invented - the structure is 99.99% air<p>Aerospace Boeing has invented the lightest metal ever, called microlattice. The product is 99.99 per cent air and will be used as a primary component in aerospace engineering - it'll be used to make space rockets.<p>By …

Engineering

Mind-blowing things your appliances will do in the future (pictures)

Your kitchen may soon be smarter than you<p>A literal kitchen garden<p>Your 3D printer will customize your kitchen<p>Look to the Cooki<p>The future is pods<p>Your oven will roast more than turkey<p>It will all be powered by trees<p>No space will be wasted<p>Is this the future of dishes?<p>We're talking very smart coffee<p>Your …

3D Printing

Web design and dev coding bundle roundup

As the Web rapidly evolves into the superhighway we once dreamed about, the connected world is increasingly reliant on online activity for reading, learning, and earning.<p>Learning to code for the Web is a skill rapidly becoming mandatory for success in the digital world. To build for the Web, you’ll …

Web Design

SimplyBuilt makes it easy to create a website for your small business

<i>Each week we’re profiling one company that has been selected for Boost – our early-stage startup growth program. Catch up with these companies in person at The Next Web Conference in New York on November 18.</i><p>Back in the day, building a Website for yourself or your small business was a huge …

Small Business

How To Build a Coke Can Stove for Hiking and Camping

This next idea is so great and very easy to implement in case of emergency or when camping. The tutorial is going to teach you how to make a small …

Camping

Maker Series: Premium, Artisanal, Handcrafted Firewood from This is That

I'm a fan of doing things yourself. I love how much goes into creating something unique with quality materials, and the ability to customize it for …

These Incredible Saltwater Batteries Are Designed To Store Renewable Energy

Now we can clean power even when the sun isn’t shining or the wind isn’t blowing.<p>If we’re going to use renewable power in a big way, we’re going to need better battery storage. Because solar and wind are intermittent sources of energy, they need to be backed up for when they’re not there, because, …

Clean Energy

Automate Your Life in One Click: If This, Then That Recipes for Your Home

Have you heard of "If This, Then That" (IFTTT)? It's an online service that connects all of your various apps and smart gadgets. Think of it like …

This new 3D printer adds stunning laser-cut precision to your DIY craft projects

Laser printers are great, when they work. But up until now, they couldn’t print you out a wallet, a perfectly fitting pair of jeans, or a nifty wood-cut drone. A new 3D laser printer called Glowforge aims to let anyone do just that at home.<p>Unlike most 3D printers, the Glowforge doesn’t create …

IPad Pro

40 Easy DIYs That Will Instantly Upgrade Your Home

Going through a home renovation is actually the worst. Time to take matters into your own hands.

Want An Inexpensive Way To Clean Your Carpet? Make Your Own

Taking care of your carpet can get expensive with all the products everyone wants you to buy. Add to that the increasing sensitivity that so many …

8 things you need to know about the future of finance

You may not have been able to attend our third annual WIRED Money event, but we wouldn't want you to miss the key insights and inspiration from …

DuckDuckGo vs Google: It's all about the Bangs!

Google is fun to say, but DuckDuckGo — at least for me — is a lot more fun to <i>use</i>. While I can’t repeat the name as a verb (I can ‘Google it’ on Google; I don’t know what I’d say for a DuckDuckGo search), the upstart search engine has quickly become my go-to on a day to day basis.<p>So, why is …

SEO

LinkIt smart home enables inexpensive home automation

The MediaTek powered LinkIt board is at the hub of an inexpensive connected home automation system that monitors what is happening inside of your …

Home Automation

Ebay’s ‘no quibbles’ returns policy led to a demand for £740 from a debt collection agency

A ‘buyer’ sent me back a broken iPhone 4, having already obtained a full refund for my iPhone 6<p><b>I sold an iPhone 6 on eBay for £633.99. Shortly after I dispatched it the buyer told me they had misread the item listing and now realised that the phone was locked to the wrong network. I had no option</b> …

Earbuds

Zodiac FX The World’s Smallest OpenFlow SDN Switch

Northbound Networks has created the world’s smallest OpenFlow SDN switch which has been designed to be powerful enough to develop <i>“world changing SDN</i> …

17 of the best Android apps from June 2015

June was a busy month for Android apps, from pure productivity to an app that will make personalized game recommendations for you and much in between.<p>We also take a look at a painfully simple way of streaming porn on your Android device, if that’s your sort of thing. PushBullet managed to score two …

Apps

How to Make a Cheap Home Automation System

Introduction: How to Make a Cheap Home Automation System<p>Well Automated Home are a dream to every DIY er, But they Cost much<br>So here is a solution to …

Arduino

SMS Based Home Automation System Using 1SHEELD

Introduction: SMS Based Home Automation System Using 1SHEELD<p>Hey friends, this first Instructable of a 16 year old. In this instructable I will show …

How to protect your Facebook profile picture

Anyone can see the full-size version of your profile pic -- here's how to fix that.<p>No matter how securely you've locked down your Facebook account, you can't make your profile pic and cover photo private.<p>Whatever Facebook's reasons for the policy -- maybe it's just so you could verify an …

Zipato’s Modular Home Automation System: The Best Smart Home Platform?

<b>One of the best home automation architectures</b> I’ve ever seen comes from a Croatian company called Zipato. Don’t let the Croatia thing scare you. …

Home Automation

Watch A Tiny Robot Pull Something Nearly 2,000 Times Its Size [Video]

Do you even lift?<p>Could you pull a blue whale across a beach? How about scale a skyscraper carrying an elephant on your back? Of course you can't. But it would be really awesome if you could, right?<p>Tiny robots built by members of the Biomimetics and Dexterous Manipulation Lab at Stanford University …

Raspberry Pi Home Automation with Arduino - Second Edition

×<p>Close<p><b>Andrew K. Dennis, "Raspberry Pi Home Automation with Arduino - Second Edition"</b> <br>English | ISBN: 1784399205 | 2015 | 148 pages | PDF, EPUB | 3 + …

Is Amazon Echo the Future of Home Automation?

Unless you’ve been living under a case of 1 farad capacitors, you’ve heard of the Amazon Echo. Roughly the size of two cans of beans, the Echo packs …