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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 the Google Home is better than the Amazon Echo (Top 5)

How the Google Home is better than the Amazon Echo (Top 5).....»»

Category: videosSource:  videonewsindexRelated News1 hr. 16 min. ago

Backed by Accel, GlowRoad helps Indian women build home businesses

 Indian e-commerce company GlowRoad is built on a simple premise. By connecting manufacturers with resellers and using drop shipping, it keeps everyone’s overhead costs low. The Bangalore-based startup, however, doesn’t just aspire t.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News2 hr. 16 min. ago

Büros für Konstruktivismus turns a chicken coop in Berlin into an artist"s studio

Berlin-based practice Büros für Konstruktivismus has transformed a former chicken house in the back garden of a 1930s home into a pine-lined artist's studio. Read more Berlin-based practice Büros für Konstruktivismus has transformed.....»»

Category: infraSource:  dezeenRelated News2 hr. 48 min. ago

Villa RR / Reitsema and Partners Architects

How do you transform a 50-year-old villa into a comfortable, contemporary, sustainable home? To find the answer, the architect Theo Reitsema and the interior designer Stephanie Weitering, who are married to each other, spent a year living in.....»»

Category: infraSource:  archdailyRelated News3 hr. 8 min. ago

Australia Finally Creates Its Own National Space Agency

50 years after Australia became the third country to launch a satellite into space, they had another big announcement. An anonymous reader quotes AFP: Australia on Monday committed to creating a national space agency as it looks to cash in on the luc.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News5 hr. 9 min. ago

Lenovo’s new ThinkSmart Hub promises to revolutionize videoconferencing

Forget laptops, cables and other pre-meeting hassles – Lenovo has a smart all-in-one solution. Over at Microsoft’s big Ignite event in Orlando, Lenovo has announced a new all-in-one device for the company meeting room, designed to easi.....»»

Category: topSource:  techradarRelated News5 hr. 33 min. ago

Margo Oge calls for Bill Ford to lead on emissions standards

Former EPA official Margo Oge says manufacturers "would do much better if they walk the talk that they are building cool, clean and smart cars.".....»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News5 hr. 41 min. ago

"Star Trek Discovery" premiere review: Smart, serious sci-fi on a slow burn

Star Trek history was made Sunday night, and not just because of Sonequa Martin-Green — who, as Michael Burnham, became the pioneering black female protagonist this franchise deserves. (Seriously, the camera can't get enough of her, delivering.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News7 hr. 25 min. ago

See how that couch would look in your living room in AR with Ikea Place

Now, with Ikea Place, you can use augmented reality to "see" potential pieces of furniture in your home before pulling out your credit card, and save yourself a whole lot of consternation when it comes to (re)decorating your home. The post See how th.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News9 hr. 49 min. ago

See how that couch would like in your living room in AR with Ikea Place

Now, with Ikea Place, you can use augmented reality to "see" potential pieces of furniture in your home before pulling out your credit card, and save yourself a whole lot of consternation when it comes to (re)decorating your home. The post See how th.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News11 hr. 49 min. ago

BleepBleeps launches smart musical toothbrush that tracks brushing habits

Connected devices brand BleepBleeps and industrial designers MAP have released a smart musical toothbrush to encourage children to brush their teeth. Read more Connected devices brand BleepBleeps and industrial designers MAP have released.....»»

Category: infraSource:  dezeenRelated News13 hr. 48 min. ago

Walmart wants to deliver groceries to your fridge while you"re not home

Walmart is now offering to stock your fridge for you—even if you're not home.  The big-box giant is teaming with a smart lock startup called August Home to test a service in which workers would use a temporary door code to deliver grocerie.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News14 hr. 1 min. ago

Mt Pleasant Home / Cymon Allfrey Architects

This home is sited in a semi-rural environment, high on a spur of Christchurch’s Port Hills featuring panoramic views from the Southern Alps to the west, through the Kaikoura Range to the north, to Scarborough to the east. Our brief was to.....»»

Category: infraSource:  archdailyRelated News16 hr. 40 min. ago

Apple says iPhone 3D Touch multitasking gesture will return in iOS 11

On iOS 10, the iPhone had two ways of bringing up the multitasking feature for quickly switching between apps: the commonly known double-tap of the home button, or a 3D Touch gesture that used a firm press on the left edge of the screen. With the new.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  slashgearRelated News17 hr. 16 min. ago

Nest Labs Debuts Smart Doorbell with Facial Recognition Technology

Home device maker Nest Labs is adding Google's facial recognition technology to a camera-equipped doorbell and rolling out a security system in an attempt to end its history of losses. The products announced Wednesday expand upon the internet-connec.....»»

Category: topSource:  scitechtodayRelated News18 hr. 24 min. ago

This Week in Making: Visit World Maker Faire New York, Make a Smarter Home, and More

This week, we travelled to New York for World Maker Faire. Be sure to catch up on all the exhibits via our live blog and live stream. Read more on MAKE The post This Week in Making: Visit World Maker Faire New York, Make a Smarter Home, and More.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  makezineonlineRelated News18 hr. 40 min. ago

Kohl’s will soon accept your Amazon returns

Earlier this month a new partnership between Amazon and Kohl’s was announced, with the brick-and-mortar retailer starting to sell the online giant’s branded hardware, like the Echo speakers, in dedicated areas called the Amazon Smart Home.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  slashgearRelated News19 hr. 40 min. ago

Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: 8K VR, smoke-free fires, a drone for your home

Check out our roundup of the best new crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the Web this week. You can't buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk! The post Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: 8K VR, smoke-free fires, a dron.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News21 hr. 25 min. ago

US First Lady to Invictus Athletes: "Bring Home the Gold"

The Invictus Games were established in 2014 for sick and wounded service members and veterans from around the globe......»»

Category: securitySource:  militaryRelated News21 hr. 48 min. ago

Are Companies Overhyping AI?

When it comes to artificial intelligence, "companies have been overselling the concept and otherwise normal people are taking the bait," writes Hackaday: Not to pick on Amazon, but all of the home assistants like Alexa and Google Now tout themselves.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News22 hr. 16 min. ago