Google charges full-speed ahead into smart homes with Nest acquisition
January 13, 2014, 8:18 p.m. by Matt Hickman
2014's big tech news has come early in the year with the announcement that Google plans to acquire Nest Labs, the acclaimed smart home startup founded by two Apple expats, for a staggering $3.2 billion in cash.
The weirdest gadgets of CES 2014
January 13, 2014, 9:50 a.m. by LiveScience
This year's Consumer Electronics Show offered some pretty wacky tech, from a device that zaps you into good posture to a remote that helps you train your dog.
When gadgetry meets do-goodery: How Habitat for Humanity benefits from CES
January 11, 2014, 7:45 a.m. by Matt Hickman
Sustainability and community-based giving play a sizable role at this year's trade show-on-steroids with both the CEA and exhibitor Bosch donating materials and funds to Habitat for Humanity green building efforts.
Smartphone case harnesses electromagnetic energy
January 10, 2014, 2:28 p.m. by Avram Piltch, LAPTOP
The Lune can identify that your phone is receiving a call, not from a Bluetooth signal but from the wavelength of the phone’s GSM signal.
5 myths about the light bulb ban
December 17, 2013, 4:40 p.m. by Marc Lallanilla, LiveScience
No, government officials won't break down your door if you have incandescent light bulbs. They will be phased out gradually, with plenty of alternatives.
Palm-sized drones buzz over battlefield
November 6, 2013, 12 p.m. by Erik Schechter, LiveScience
The Black Hornet, which can be carried in a soldier's pocket, has an onboard camera that gives troops video and still images of hard-to-access places.
Solving the e-waste problem: Trash bans aren't the answer
September 10, 2013, 11:29 a.m. by Douglas Main, LiveScience
Incentives for recycling old or unwanted electronics may be the best solution.
8 ways the 'Internet of Things' will change the way we work
August 5, 2013, 2:51 p.m. by Sara Angeles, BusinessNewsDaily
From data storage to time-saving, a seamless network of everyday objects in the workplace would make offices more efficient and productive in a variety of ways.
How to explore the microscopic world
August 5, 2013, 10:09 a.m. by Tanya Lewis, LiveScience
Today's technology allows us to look deep into what was previously invisible, revolutionizing our understanding of microorganisms.
How new electronics can withstand body fluids
June 21, 2013, 10:09 a.m. by Tanya Lewis, LiveScience
New biotech electronics can function in direct contact with body tissues. Sensors can quickly detect organ transplant rejection and provide the potential for artificial nerves.
Motes: Remote sensors that transmit temperature, light intensity and more
May 29, 2013, 2:11 p.m. by Shea Gunther
If the Motes project, which is currently raising funds on Indiegogo, is successful, it will make remote sensing as easy as using an iPhone. This is a big thing.
Take a foodstagram and help feed the hungry
April 18, 2013, 1:01 p.m. by Molly Klinefelter, LAPTOP
The FoodShareFilter is specially made for food pictures, and the company will donate the profits from your purchase to an El Salvadorian charity.