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"Zelda" fan creates an ocarina-controlled smart home

In the real world, an ocarina is a lot less functional than the magical one Link has in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. As Nintendo 64 lovers know, the Hyrulian hero can use his instrument to do things like manipulate the rain and swit.....»»

Category: topSource:  engadgetMar 20th, 2017

How to turn off (or turn on) landscape mode on the iPhone 6/6s Plus and iPhone 7 Plus home screen

With the iPhone 6 Plus, 6s Plus, and 7s Plus, you have the ability to use the home screen in landscape mode (with the iPhone held horizontally) or in portrait mode (the iPhone held vertically).Given the preponderance of vertically-shot videos, you.....»»

Category: mcitoshSource:  macworldRelated News17 min. ago

New Privacy Vulnerability In IOT Devices: Traffic Rate Metadata

Orome1 quotes Help Net Security: Even though many IoT devices for smart homes encrypt their traffic, a passive network observer -- e.g. an ISP, or a neighborhood WiFi eavesdropper -- can infer consumer behavior and sensitive details about users from.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News16 hr. 40 min. ago

A 16th-century engineer whose work almost defeated an Empire

When the Ottomans laid siege to Rhodes, this smart inventor held them off for months. Enlarge / An image of the Siege of Rhodes from the Süleymannâme, a chronicle of the Sultan's life. (credit: Detail from the Süleymannâme) Suleiman the Ma.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News19 hr. 57 min. ago

I was struck by lightning yesterday—and boy am I sore

Ars technical director: "I, I, I... think we need to call 911." (credit: Aurich Lawson / Derek Riggs) Around Memorial Day weekend four years ago, Ars Technical Director Jason Marlin was simply minding his own business in a new home office, enj.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News20 hr. 40 min. ago

Austrian meat chef shares recipe for perfect smoky pulled beef

Austrian meat fan Christain Winkler leaves the BBQ behind and prepares Smokey Pulled Beef without a BBW or slow cooker. Winkler's recipe is easy to follow and all you need is an oven for delicious pulled beef. The post Austrian meat chef shares recip.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News21 hr. 5 min. ago

Using Google Photos for unlimited IP security camera off-site storage

I recently upgraded my home internet from a measly 2Mbit upload to a more respectable 40Mbps on the Australian National Broadband Network. I’ve been thinking of good uses for this newfound upstream bandwidth and one idea was to off-site my IP.....»»

Category: microsoftSource:  istartedsomethingRelated NewsMay 28th, 2017

Austrian meat chef shares recipe for perfect smokey pulled beef

Austrian meat fan Christain Winkler leaves the BBQ behind and prepares Smokey Pulled Beef without a BBW or slow cooker. Winkler's recipe is easy to follow and all you need is an oven for delicious pulled beef. The post Austrian meat chef shares recip.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 27th, 2017

How to prepare smokey pulled beef without a BBQ or a slow-cooker

Austrian meat fan Christain Winkler leaves the BBQ behind and prepares Smokey Pulled Beef without a BBW or slow cooker. Winkler's recipe is easy to follow and all you need is an oven for delicious pulled beef. The post How to prepare smokey pulled be.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 27th, 2017

Baby, these are the best Bond gadgets from the Roger Moore films

Roger Moore's James Bond movies were home to some of the most memorable spy gadgets in the franchise's proud (and occasionally not-so-good) history. Here are our picks for the top 10. The post Baby, these are the best Bond gadgets from the Roger Moor.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 27th, 2017

The top 10 best gadgets used by Roger Moore"s James Bond

Roger Moore's James Bond movies were home to some of the most memorable spy gadgets in the franchise's proud (and occasionally not-so-good) history. Here are our picks for the top 10. The post The top 10 best gadgets used by Roger Moore's James.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 27th, 2017

Baby, these are the best Bond gadgets from the Roger Moore canon

Roger Moore's James Bond movies were home to some of the most memorable spy gadgets in the franchise's proud (and occasionally not-so-good) history. Here are our picks for the top 10. The post Baby, these are the best Bond gadgets from the Roger Moor.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 27th, 2017

Smart algorithm lets autonomous drones fly faster without crashing

Current autonomous drones struggle to fly quickly while managing to dodge obstacles. That is because their cameras can only process images up to a certain speed. A new algorithm from MIT may have the solution. The post Smart algorithm lets autonomous.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

Uber, Lyft returning to Austin as driver-fingerprinting dispute ends

Legislation, to be signed by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, paves way for some comebacks. Enlarge (credit: Alfredo Mendez) Uber and Lyft are returning to Austin—the capital of Texas and home to the South by Southwest festival. The move comes one ye.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

Google I/O 2017: Google Extends Intelligent Assistant and Smart Home Capabilities, but Falls Short on Visual Experiences

The battle for dominance in the intelligent assistant and smart home markets continues to tighten following several key announcements from Google at its developer conference on May 17, 2017. For some time, Google has been gaining an edge in both of t.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

80% of Millennials Say They Want To Buy a Home -- But Most Have Less Than $1,000

An anonymous reader writes: Millennials aren't buying homes in the same numbers as previous and older generations, but it's not because they don't want to. The vast majority of millennials do indeed aim to buy someday, or would even like to now if th.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

With Nothing Left To Sell, RadioShack Is Selling Itself To People

RadioShack, an almost 100-year-old American chain of wireless and electronics stores, had a hell of ride at retail. The cradle of building your own electronics at home, and an early participant in the PC revolution, is finally facing the end after a.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

Radio-controlled pacemakers aren’t as hard to hack as you (may) think

The four major makers aren't properly securing critical cardiac devices, report says. Enlarge (credit: US Food and Drug Administration) Pacemakers are devices that are implanted in the chest or abdomen to control life-threatening heartbeat abn.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

Dealmaster: Memorial Day deals like $350 off a Dell Inspiron 15 and more

Plus savings on dash cams, smart TVs, monitors, smart vacuums, and more. Greetings, Arsians! Below are the best Memorial Day Deals on computers, electronics, TVs and more found by our partners at TechBargains. Act fast as stock is limited.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

Stealthy Boxbot wins the Pear prize for UC Berkeley with a tech for autonomous last-mile delivery

 It was a long road that took the two founders of Boxbot from drinks at Drake’s Dealership to winning the prestigious Pear Berkeley Challenge, but both Austin Oehlerking and Mark Godwin are very at home on the road. The two had successful.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

A Paris school is using AI to monitor distracted students

For those of us who zone out during university lectures, the temptation multiplies when you taking classes from home. Next fall, a business school in France will try to stop online students from getting distracted with an AI app called Nesto.....»»

Category: topSource:  engadgetRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017