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The place is a rockin’, don’t bother knockin': August smart lock now works with Apple Watch

Adding even more smart-home functionality to the Apple Watch, August smart lock's app now works with the wearable. You can receive notifications when your door opens or unlock the door with your wrist.


10 tech stories you missed this week: Windows 10 and two cheap, awesome phones

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.


Are you gentrifying your neighborhood? Slate’s calculator will tell you

You can probably tell if your neighborhood is changing around you, but Slate created a calculator that puts some numbers behind whether or not you're a gentrifier based on your income and the ZIP code you live in.


Are you ready for the future? Lexus to unveil its Slide hoverboard August 5

Lexus has revealed that it will fully unveil the Slide hoverboard on August 5. The eye-catching invention uses liquid nitrogen-cooled superconductors and permanent magnets to levitate.


A used computer could save you money — Here’s how to buy the right one

Buying a used computer is a great way to save money. But there are a lot of risks that go along with dipping into the used pool. Here's how to buy a great used PC without getting shafted.


Like a smarter George Foreman, this electric grill knows when your food’s done

How do you know when to flip your burger? Eyeball it? The Bright Grill is a smart grill for under $200 that uses temperature sensors and your smartphone to let you know when your food is done.


Ingenious SunPort plug lets you use solar energy even if you don’t have solar panels

Contrary to what you might think, you don't necessarily have to be a producer of solar energy in order to be a consumer of it -- and there's a brilliant new device on Kickstarter that makes it more accessible than ever before.

Cool Tech

Attention, hipster foodies: This $47 machine makes yogurt, quinoa, and rice

Short on kitchen space but have a passion for making specialty foods like quinoa? The Mini Tim3 Machin3 makes rice, quinoa, and yogurt, and takes up very little counter space. You can Kickstart it for $47.


Amazon’s $5 push-to-buy Dash buttons are here

Amazon has started shipping its push-to-buy Dash dongle, enabling you to grab common household items with a simple press of a button. Each one costs $5, with 18 brands to choose from.