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The Netatmo Welcome isn't just watching you, it knows who you are

We use faces to recognize people in our lives, so it makes sense that security devices do the same. The Netatmo Welcome is a smart security camera with unique face recognition…

  • Pros: Beautiful design , Clever face recognition tech , No…
  • Cons: Placement can be difficult , Faces aren’t always…

This guy hacked his pet feeder to reward his cat for finding ‘prey’

Worried your cat isn't getting enough exercise and stimulation? You could be like Ben Millam and hack an automatic pet feeder to dispense food when your cat finds an RFID-tagged toy.


10 tech stories you missed this week: Lexus hoverboard unveiled, Jon Stewart signs off

It can be challenging to keep track of everything that happens in the tech world. That's why, we have compiled a list of the top 10 tech stories from this week — just for you.


Want to close the blinds but they’re so far away? These gizmos make them smart

Automated blinds are a great feature, because you never have to worry about overheating your home during the hottest part of the day. Both Move and iBlinds turn your existing blinds smart.


9 gadgets to transform your dorm from a cinder-block cell to a tech wonderland

Turn your dorm room from a cinder-block cell to a technological Garden of Eden with these college-friendly gadgets. Or, you know, just make it a little easier to make your bed in the morning.


Cooling down the house: A new smart glass could block both heat and light

University of Texas at Austin professor Delia Milliron and her team are working on a material that can block 90 percent of near-infrared rays and 80 percent of the sun’s visible light, which should help keep homes cooler.


Ingenious ‘Knife Edge’ screwdriver bit can easily remove stripped Phillips screws

The Knife Edge bit's unique geometry causes it to dig into the screw head and lock in place when lots of torque is applied, so instead of slipping out and demolishing your screw head, it actually gets tighter.

Cool Tech

What does the American dream home look like? Depends on your age

What does your dream home look like? It depends on whether you're a Millennial, Gen-Xer, or Baby Boomer, according to a recent study from Trulia. All three groups do have some wants in common, though.


What’s the frequency? Making a map of IoT devices using drones

Information security company Praetorian created a drone with a tool that tracks IoT devices’ communications to collect their data. They flew it over Austin and figured out how many devices there were using ZigBee.


Wish you could bring your AC into bed? The BedJet both heats and cools your sheets

Whether you sleep hot or cold, the BedJet claims it can make your bed the perfect temperature by blowing hot or cool air. This is the second version of the device. It's available for Kickstarter now for $199.


Here’s how to clean out your hard drive in Windows 10

Is your Windows 10 hard drive feeling a little crowded lately? You can clean your hard disk by getting rid of files and moving data to other devices. Here are easiest ways to free up PC space quickly.