Soon Linksys Wifi Will Be Able to Detect Every Breath You Take

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When we went checked out Linksys’ motion-sensing wifi feature last month, we were more impressed with the potential of the technology than its actual capabilities at launch. But at CES 2020 the company gave us a glimpse of Linksys Aware’s future, and we’re now far more optimistic about the technology’s potential to be…

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This Smart Faucet Should Pour Exactly the Amount of Water You Need at the Perfect Temperature

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Three years at CES 2017 Moen revealed a smart shower system that could be preheated from your smartphone without having to climb out of bed in the morning. This year the company is bringing that technology to the kitchen with a new smart faucet that delivers some surprisingly practical features.

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The Smart Home Is a Technological Teenager Going Through Some Awful Growing Pains

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It can take a new technology decades to fully mature into a product that’s reliable and genuinely useful. Computers and mobile phones have arguably reached that point, but the smart home is barely a teenager by comparison, and as it starts to go through puberty it’s revealing a troubling, rebellious side.

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Scientists Made Working Fiber Optic Cables Out of Wood

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Given how quickly technology advances and becomes outdated, there’s a good reason to develop electronics from materials that will break down and biodegrade when discarded, instead of filling up landfills for centuries. So researchers in Finland found a way to make functional fiber optics from wood-based fibers, that,…

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If You Collect Doomed Technology, Valve Is Now Selling Off the Steam Controller For $5

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Valve’s Steam Box consoles weren’t the runaway success that the gaming giant hoped they’d be, but the accompanying Steam Controller still stands out as a truly innovative gamepad design. However, the time has come for it to ride off into the sunset, and Valve is now clearing out the last production run of the…

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Researchers Created Holograms You Can Feel and Hear

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Holograms are no longer just a vaguely futuristic term that helps startups secure seed money, or a way to bring deceased performers back to sell more concert tickets. Researchers at the University of Sussex have created animated 3D holograms that can not only be seen from any angle, they can also be touched, bringing…

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Researchers 3D-Printed Plastic Cubes With Complex Patterns That Make them Bulletproof

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The technology continues to evolve, but 3D printing is still mostly used for creating prototypes or parts that won’t have to endure tremendous stresses or rigorous wear and tear. That might not always be the case, however, as researchers at Rice University found a way to 3D print complex patterns resulting in plastic…

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14-Year-Old Genius Solves Blind Spots

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Using some relatively inexpensive and readily available technology you can find at any well-stocked electronics store, Alaina Gassler, a 14-year-old inventor from West Grove, Pennsylvania, came up with a clever way to eliminate the blind spot created by the thick pillars on the side of a car’s windshield.

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MIT Confirms a Bridge Leonardo da Vinci Designed 500 Years Ago Was an Ancient Engineering Marvel

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Some 500 years after his death, researchers are still discovering just how talented and brilliant Leonardo da Vinci was. Architects and civil engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology used a 3D printer to create a replica of a bridge da Vinci designed, but never built. To their surprise, not only did it…

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