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Parce Idea Brings Intelligence To Your Outlets

Every month there is a war in your home, the eternal battle between appliances and your electric bill. The Parce Idea Smart Wall Plug not only lets your monitor the battle from a far, but lets you make changes that will affect the battle's outcome. Using your smartphone, the Parce Idea Smart Wall Plug monitors energy consumption and gives you the ability to control any lighting fixture or appliance that is connected to Parce Idea outlet. As you continue to use it, the Parce Idea Smart Plug actually begins to "learn" from your habits to give you specialized tips and suggestions.

AMD Preparing Socketed Kabini APU Chips

Normally permanently bolted into low-cost PCs, it looks like these energy-efficient CPUs will be available for purchase separate from motherboards in a few months. If the reported specs are correct, they look like decent options for cheap, capable DIY home theatre PC builds.

Have Health Concerns? Just Text Your Doctor

Have you ever had a health concern and spent hours googling it to make a self diagnosis? Now there's an app for that: First Opinion. Aimed primarily at parents, the app connects you with a doctor over text message. All the doctors are also mothers, so you can ask questions about things like pregnancy, child development, illness, injury, lactation, nutrition and sleep training.

A New South Korean Theme Park Will Let You Build Your Own Robots

Robots seem to be everywhere these days. They're in our factories, our schools, our homes, and now they're even in our theme parks. Over in South Korea, a futuristic new theme park is being built. The theme? Robotics, of course.

Need This New Innovation? Drone Beer Delivery

Beer delivered to your door by drone -- it is the stuff of beer drinkers' dreams. The idea was the brainchild of Lakemaid Beer of Minnesota. The basic idea is (or was) to use drones to deliver beer to ice fishers out on frozen lakes. With the release of a promotional video it seemed to be an idea created in marketing heaven -- right up until the FAA stepped in.

Volkswagen Beetle Dune Concept Is A 21st Century Baja Bug

The way VW's gorgeous new Beetle Dune Concept turned heads at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, you'd have thought a bikini-clad Kate Upton was on the reviewing stand. Unlike the pneumatic supermodel, however, a production version of Volkswagen's reimagined Baja Bug may soon show up on the streets of your town.

Why YouTube's '301 Freeze Rule' Might Restrict Your Videos From Going Viral

For all those social media addicts out there who constantly chase the "numbers -- whether it be followers, friends or page views -- Google, in its inimical wisdom is here to tell you, popular videos are no longer a guarantee you will go viral on YouTube. In case you're not aware, with the 301 Freeze Rule, your video could be frozen in time, never to see any additional add-on ever again.

Believe If You Want: Light Can Do Math

It is not as simple as that, but close. A new study has introduced the concept of "metamaterial analog computing", where metamaterial blocks that can perform mathematical operations (such as spatial differentiation, integration, or convolution) by propagating light waves into them. This discovery is important as it can provide new computing systems much thinner than the conventional lens-based optical signal and data processors.

What Is Google Planning To Do With DeepMind? Does It Involves Robots?

Google acquired AI startup Deepmind for around $500 million earlier this week. Cue a media frenzy about Google's plans for its burgeoning robot army; about how machines of Chrome might put us out of work. Is there really a threat of unemployment, or could Google have something else in mind?

Design Donkey Calf Raise Attachment For Smith Machine, Win $1,000!

3D Technology and GrabCAD are looking for talented exercise equipment designers to develop an attachment for Smith machines to make donkey calf raises comfortable, safe and easy to perform. Share your fitness prowess, and you can earn up to $1,000!

Smartphones Are Now Officially The Mobile Gaming Weapon Of Choice

If you've a handheld gaming console and a smartphone, which do you play more? If you looked over to your droid or iPhone, you aren't alone. Turns out, gamers across the world are increasingly looking to phones instead of gaming handhelds for entertainment.

Internet Of Things & Rise Of The Machines: Obsolescence Without A Plan?

What's that buzz . . . tell me what's happening? While the Internet of Thing's clarion call has awakened the early adopters, many of us still have it on snooze alarm. We may have seen bits and pieces of it, like those that have popped up as apps on our mobile devices. Perhaps we've recently purchased a Smart TV -- or have recently been intrigued by Nest's Thermostat [after Google plopped down a hefty $3.2 billion to acquire it].

Nissan and FedEx Will Test e-NV200 In Brazil

Nissan and FedEx are keeping their tests of the new e-NV200 van and the next stage is Brazil. e-NV200 is 100% electric and will be delivering FedEx packages for a month. The obtained results will then be analyzed by the two companies and used to perfect e-NV200 plans, which production will start latter this year in Spain.

Bits Of Verse: Computers Are Now Capable Of Writing Poetry

So remember how I said writers might soon be replaced by machines? Apparently, it's already happening. A PhD student at MIT has created an artificial intelligence capable of analyzing the work of famous poets and creating new works which could have been written by said poets.

Need This New Finding? Aleve May Be Safer For Heart Health

According to federal health officials new findings show that Aleve, aka naproxen sodium, may be a healthier choice for heart health than other NSAID pain relievers such as ibuprofen. This news could affect millions of Americans who are concerned about heart health. The FDA posted a review online on Tuesday that naproxen may have a lower risk of heart attack and stroke than rival anti-inflammatory drugs.

The Largest Vertical Forest In The World (Italy) Is Almost Finished

Bosco Verticale (Italian for "Vertical Forest") is a project featuring the construction of two residential towers  in Milan, Italy. However, they are not common buildings, as they are "covered" in plants. The towers have, respectively, 119 and 87 meters in height, providing a surface area of 10,000 square meters which will host 900 trees and many other shrubs and floral plants.

Robots Will Bring About A New Age, But Not Before Ruining This One

Today, I'm writing a post which is more than a little uncomfortable for me. After all, I'm dealing with the notion that I might someday be obsolete. AI is improving more with each passing day; pretty soon, we might see a whole host of news-bots, designed to deliver stories right to your screen.

At This Year's GDC, Riot's Going To Teach Us All About Sportsmanship

Earlier today, it was revealed that Riot Games will be in attendance at this year's GDC. The developer will host a keynote regarding online sportsmanship. After all, if anyone knows all about sportsmanship, it'd be the studio that made League of Legends, right?

Design Ultra-Tough Truck Underrun, Win Cash & A Google Nexus 7 Tablet!

Did you know an “underrun” is a safety device that keeps your puny car from driving right underneath large trucks? SimScale and GrabCAD are hoping that one of you will design a lightweight, super strong and cool-looking underrun for great prizes!

Google Diversifies From Androids Phones To Android Armies

Over the last ten years, Google's foray into the smartphone market has established its Android phones as a viable competitor to Apple's iPhones. However, in the years to come, mobile revenues will be more or less chump change in comparison to the returns Google will be able to derive from robots and artificial intelligence.

ES Pipe Waterwheel, The Faucet That Works Like A Dam

When you think of dams you picture those huge concrete constructions made in the middle of rivers, and it is hard to picture them in smaller sizes. However, in our homes we have multiple "small rivers" (faucets) which could work as miniature-sized dams. South Korean designer Ryan Jongwoo Choi thought about this and came up with ES Pipe Waterwheel, a faucet that produces energy while it is being used.

 

Meet "Origami", "Clip" And "Mate": Samsung's New Go On Printers

On CES 2014 Samsung presented some new, innovative and bold products, therefore getting under the spotlight on the fair. A true novelty is related to three printers the South Korean company presented: Origami has the external "packaging" made out of cardboard; Clip is built with plastic but without any screws; Mate has interchangeable and colorful panels which can be chosen to fit one's taste.

Pretty Soon, You Might Be Playing Video Games At Job Interviews

So it turns out all that time spent playing video games might not be useless as everyone's been telling you. Accodring to MIT economist Erik Brynjolfsson, video games are gaining a new niche: as hiring tools for employers. Turns out games can serve as valuable tools for career placement. Who knew?

Scientists Develop Spider-Man Robot For Space Exploration

Many of the distant planets researchers want to know more about aren't really great for wheeled probes. In order to pore over the surface of thes worlds, scientists have to get a little creative. Take researchers in London, for example, who just developed a robot based on the superhero Spider-Man.

Use Droid Translator To Chat In 29 Languages

Our world has many different languages and, due to globalization, it is more and more common for people using different languages to communicate with each other. But this can only be done either by talking in a language that both people understand or by using the services of a translator. With Droid Translator all this will change - this mobile app translates, in real-time, conversations and text messages, in 29 different languages.