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Breakthrough in smart-printed electronics

Dublin - Progress has been made with printed electronic circuits and these pave the way for further advances with smart devices. The flat printed circuits can be embedded into flat structures, such as plastic and cardboard.

Smart garage door maker in hot water after locking out customer

The manufacturer of a smart garage door monitor has been accused of lowering the reputation of the Internet of Things by acting like a "petulant child" while responding to a customer complaint. The company ultimately disabled the user's device.

Does running make you smarter?

Does taking exercise like running make you smarter? New research suggests that physical exercise like long-distance running results in people having better connectivity in the brain compared with non-runners.

Android Things wants to make the Internet of Things actually work

Google has unveiled a new operating system aimed specifically at the Internet of Things (IoT). The aptly named "Android Things" is designed to make it easier for connected devices to seamlessly integrate with each other. It also cleans up IoT security.

Microsoft previews the first Cortana-powered Amazon Echo rival

Microsoft has announced a new Amazon Echo rival based on its Cortana digital assistant. As part of an expansion of Cortana's capabilities, Microsoft has partnered with audio company Harman Kardon to create a smart speaker with the assistant built-in.

Samsung's crazy touchscreen smart fridge launches for $5,600

Three months after announcing it at CES 2016, Samsung has officially launched its new Family Hub fridge. The smart appliance features a huge 21.5-inch touchscreen that dominates the front fascia. It pairs with a mobile app for control from the Internet.

Apple CEO Tim Cook teases new products and more Android apps

Tim Cook hinted at the existence of new Apple products and a plan to make the company's services available on other platforms during an employee "Town Hall" meeting at Apple's Cupertino headquarters this week.

Smart devices can now order their own supplies direct from Amazon

Amazon has officially announced the launch of the first smart devices compatible with its Dash Replenishment service. It lets devices automatically reorder their consumables as they run low so the user doesn't need to do it themselves.

New Wi-Fi standard hopes to connect the Internet of Things

Wi-Fi has evolved several times over the years to offer improved connection speeds and range. A new version of the standard currently under development now looks to take the technology to the Internet of Things by offering low-power connectivity.

Samsung's 'Family Hub' smart fridge features a 21.5-inch display

Samsung has created a smart fridge that you never have to open to see what is inside. The fridge has a camera system connected to a 21.5-inch touchscreen on the front that displays its contents and lets you access webpages to order new food from.

E-paper sticky notes let you put information wherever you need it

An innovative technology project seeking crowd-funding wants to create a modern-day alternative to the wads of paper sticky notes that litter desks worldwide. Smart Stickers are controlled from your phone and have month-long batteries.

Pebble announces the Time Round, its first circular smartwatch

Pebble has announced its first circular smartwatch, following on from the updated Time models launched earlier this year. Described as "a new face for Pebble," the Time Round will give the company a more contemporary Android Wear-rivalling design.

Amazon's new Fire TV goes head-to-head with Apple TV, costs $100

Not content with just unveiling tablets today, Amazon has also announced two new additions to its Fire TV range. The new model features support for 4K Ultra HD videos and a 75 percent performance increase in a package designed to rival the Apple TV.

Bring the sun into your home with the Silk smart lightbulb

A new smart LED lightbulb aims to improve your health, wellness and sleep patterns by providing you with light that is more akin to that of the sun. It slowly shifts from blue to red in the day, allowing your body's circadian rhythm to operate normally.

Apple claims that Watch's erratic heart rate monitor is a feature

Since Apple updated the Apple Watch's software to 1.0.1, users have complained of erratic heart rate monitoring with infrequent measurements. Now, Apple has acknowledged the complaints - and responded by saying that this "feature" is normal behaviour.

Google Brillo aims to power the Internet of Things

At its IO developers conference yesterday, Google unveiled a new operating system called "Brillo". Essentially a stripped-down version of Android, Brillo will power Internet of Things devices, driving interconnectivity and enabling seamless control.

This is Google's patent for a creepy, watching smart teddy bear

It has emerged that Google has filed a patent for a "smart teddy bear" that could listen to your conversations, watch your movements and control media devices. It would have built-in speakers, cameras and microphones but Google's intentions are not clear.

Nestle fat burning food equal to workouts

"Exercise in a bottle" is a new product under development, which Nestle claims could burn away fat like a workout in the gym.

Razer partners with Tancent to bring WeChat to the Nabu smartband

The race for smart-watches just gained another competitor. The Razer Nabu moves one step closer to becoming a reality as $1 beta tester editions just ended recently.

Average Americans think they're smarter than average Americans

Most Americans have no problem bragging about their intelligence compared to other Americans and most believe they are smarter than average.

Microsoft apparently planning a smartwatch for two years now

Surprise surprise, Microsoft is in the smartwatch race as well, at least that's what their patent shows. Can they actually deliver the smartwatch they're planning on? If they can, it could be smarter than all of its competitors.

Apple may bring smart ear pods with iPhone 6 Hoax

While the smart watch race may be on for many companies, Apple is rumored to be in a race of its own. While iWatch plans are not off the table, Apple has something else in mind.

Apple is developing location-aware smart battery

Apple really isn't as secretive as before especially with another patent surfacing showing off the development of a possible new 'smart' battery.

Five finalists vie for Canada’s first Green Car Award

Toronto - Two Fords, a Hyundai, a Mazda and a Volkswagen are all that’s left in the running to be named Canada’s first ‘Green Car’ of the year.

This smart bandage lets you know when wounds are infected

A medical technology has advanced, the band-aid usually gets left behind. Clear Strips bandages were introduced in 1957, then Liquid band-aids in 2002. Now, sensor-filled band-aids will soon be coming out.

Study: Violent video games provide brain boost

Video games containing violence, such as Resident Evil and Call of Duty, make players smarter, new research from the Netherlands suggests.

Magpies as smart as apes

German Scientists report that Magpies are as smart as apes, even though their brain structure is very different from mammals, inviting many questions about how the brain actually works.

Op-Ed: I'm Smart 'cause I Can Say Fascist

Do people intimidate you when they say words like fascist or sycophant. Do you wonder what they are thinking when they use politically charged words like Regime, or even when they start throwing out comparisons to Hitler? Another Amarant coming at you.

Tips to Become Smart

Here are a few ways to become smart, even genius. When done right, these can be really effective. I will try to make these tips as accurate as possible.

Most Americans don't eat smart and exercise

Federal health officials said on Thursday.that one among seven Americans exercises enough and eats enough fruits and vegetables and added that men are worse than women
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A Smart car on Toronto's Church street, in what appears to be a publicity stunt
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The Silk smart lightbulb aims to emulate the changing warmth of the sun's light to allow the normal operation of our circadian rhythms
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Google's patent filing for a "smart" internet-connected teddy bear
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The Silk smart lightbulb aims to emulate the changing warmth of the sun's light to allow the normal operation of our circadian rhythms
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The Silk smart lightbulb aims to emulate the changing warmth of the sun s light to allow the normal ...
The Silk smart lightbulb aims to emulate the changing warmth of the sun's light to allow the normal operation of our circadian rhythms
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Select Brother prints can now automatically buy more ink from Amazon when running low
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