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Smoke Detectors: Glitch Is Fixed And Nest Is Buying Dropcam

The Nest Protect smoke detector is back after a two month hiatus – at a reduced price. Previously $130, Nest’s alarm can now be purchased for $99 as the company has eliminated the faulty feature which ultimately led to its recall. Nest’s Protect + CO was taken off the market in April when its salient wave feature (which allowed alarm …

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Star Trek-Inspired Tractor Beam Is Real

If you ever watched Star Trek, you probably wished you had a tractor beam of your own. You may have even dreamed about how you would use it. Would you have used it to pull your car into the garage? Maybe you would use it to let the dog in at night? Your dreams of owning a tractor beam may …

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Yelp Introduces The Yelpulus Rift

Remember that Netflix video parodying Amazon’s famous drone video? It looks like Yelp tried to do something similar, making light of Facebook’s Oculus acquisition. Yelp says in the video description, “For Yelp’s Hackathon 13, this team of engineers imagined what a virtual reality experience of Yelp Monocle would look like. Not all Hackathon projects have to be based on real, …

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Here’s Larry Page’s TED Talk

Google CEO and co-founder Larry Page participated in a TED talk by way of interview by Charlie Rose last week at TED2014. He discusses his vision for the company, which includes things like Internet balloons (which it already has) and aerial bikeways. He talks about the company’s acquisition of artificial intelligence company DeepMind, and why he’d consider giving his money …

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The Smart Watch: The Good and The Pretty

The smart watch! What’s your favorite one? Oh, you don’t know what a smart watch is? Understandable. While it’s pretty obvious that sooner or later there would be a smart watch since there are smart-everything-elses, the whole smart watch phenomenon hasn’t blown up as fast as those iDogs and such. Nevertheless, they do exist, and people use them. The watches …

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Home Security Systems: Affordable Advanced Options

If you’re looking for more home security options than ADT or the other Big Guy security systems, you may not have to settle for a drooly dog and the Batman signal– there are more affordable options for your piece of mind. There is a new generation of DIY security options that you should probably learn about– these can be used …

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Apple Security Flaw Is “As Bad As You Could Imagine”

Apple is performing an emergency software fix this week to correct a security flaw putting both iPhone and Mac users at risk. After it was brought to their attention that hackers could enter systems by email, Apple, Inc. issued an official announcement acknowledging the oversight and their team promptly began to work on updated software to protect users. On Saturday, …

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Touchscreen Gloves: Many Options For Tech-Savvy Handwear

Due to the winter storms that have been making their way all across the United States these past few weeks, most people have opted to bundle up before venturing out, even for small amounts of time. Coats, hats, and scarves can make for a warmer experience, but tend to add bulk and weight that make it hard to move. Another …

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HTC One-Two Punch: Bigger,Faster…More Everything

The “Quietly Brillant” brand has been steadily growing in popularity, providing some of the first large screen smartphones along with its unique technology. HTC’s One has sealed the deal to make it one of the top phones of last year, and according to CNet, it looks as if they have no plans to fall behind with their newest One dropping …

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Google Contact Lenses Are Now Official

We reported two years ago that Google contact lenses were likely on the way, after Glass was unveiled, and finding that one of the engineers had previously given a talk discussing such devices. Now, Google has actually announced smart contact lenses. It’s not what you think though. It’s not the contact lens version of Google Glass. At least not yet. …

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Cholesterol Levels: Keep Them Lo-Ho-Ho-W This Xmas

Cholesterol is a hot topic this week, and for good reason– the Christmas dinner rivals the gloriousness of the Thanksgiving dinner, not to mention the cookies and sweets that seem to be everywhere all season. It has since been established that high cholesterol is no longer a worry just for “senior citizens,” according to the FDA, you should start getting …

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Best Tablets For That Special Someone On Your Holiday Shopping List

Tablet computers have brought a whole new definition to the word “convenient;” they have the mobility and ease of accessibility of a smart phone, but also embrace the clarity and versatility of a laptop computer. Tablet computers are useful for people of all ages and interests; a tablet computer can be just as helpful to an elementary school child learning …

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