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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 …

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)

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

artisanal

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, …

DIY Home Automation: If This, Then That Recipes

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 Air

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 …

Financial Services

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 …

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 …

This home automation system from 1985 puts most modern-day smarthomes to shame

Home automation is still perceived as a budding market despite the fact that solutions have been around for years. And by years, I mean at least 30 …

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

Photograph: Frank Baron for the Guardian<p>The lens was signed for ... but eBay still refunded the buyer.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/7/9/1436436494787/000c4063-9491-40d0-92d9-32ed73f0f8fd-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Frank Baron for the Guardian<p>The lens was signed …

Samsung's new Level U earbuds appear for $69.99

Samsung has released a new addition to their Level line of audio products, dubbed the Level U. For $69.99 the Level U is a U-shaped set of Bluetooth earbuds that is designed to wrap around your neck.<p>In addition to playing audio from your smartphone, the two microphones that are built-in provide …

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

DIY Bluetooth Speaker With Powerbank<p>Arduino GoPro Wifi Control<p>Acoustic Radar Display<p>Arduino Class<p>Great tutorial. I appreciate the time and effort it …

Arduino

SMS Based Home Automation System Using 1SHEELD

Introduction: SMS Based Home Automation System Using 1SHEELD<p>About: I'm a 17yr old guy from India and love making projects on electronics, specially …

How to protect your Facebook profile picture

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 acquaintance's identity before adding them as a friend -- it's long been a part of the social …

Internet

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. …

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 + …

Raspberry Pi

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 …

Home Automation