Tehnoloģijas, 07. April 2018

Intel’s ‘Vaunt’ smartglasses could be the iPhone of augmented reality

Google Glass was awful. It never quite took off — and for good reason. It was bulky, unintuitive, and it made you look like a Glasshole. It gave AR glasses[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 07. April 2018

Microsoft’s HoloLens is now available to rent

Microsoft has spent much of the past couple of years arguing its vision of an augmented reality future with the HoloLens. Now, it’s realizing that for potential buyers of the[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 07. April 2018

Controller? What controller? You fly this drone with your facial expressions

VIDEO Whether it’s first-person controls that place you in the virtual cockpit of your drone or experiments using brain control interfaces, engineers are exploring all kinds of ways of controlling unmanned aerial vehicles.[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 07. April 2018

Amazon’s delivery drones could hitch rides on trucks to save power

Amazon’s drone delivery plans have been well documented, and while the company might argue that it now has the technology in place to launch such a system, safety concerns about autonomous[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 07. April 2018

The DJI Mavic Air Wins

In the past couple years, you could ask a drone to be two things: good or small. But never both. The Mavic Air changes the game. In fact, I’d go[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 07. April 2018

This ‘drone gun’ can down rogue quadcopters with the pull of a trigger

With drone ownership continuing to rise, it’s little wonder you get the occasional oaf flying their bird in places they shouldn’t. Think airports, sports stadiums, government facilities, and the like. Rogue[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 07. April 2018

The best Alexa-compatible smart-home devices for Amazon Echo

Everything from doorbells to sprinkler controllers. Imagine walking into your home at night, arms overflowing with groceries. To turn your smart lights on, you’d need to put the bags down,[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 07. April 2018

17 of the coolest things your Google Home can do

Since last October, many millions of people have purchased a Google Home device. Google sells three Home devices right now: The $50 Google Home Mini, the $130 Google Home, and[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 07. April 2018

Doctors Can Now Use Augmented Reality to Peek Under a Patient’s Skin

IN BRIEF A team of researchers at the University of Alberta has created a medical imaging system that projects scans onto a patient’s body, adjusting to their underlying anatomy even[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 07. April 2018

DJI Mavic Air is its smallest, smartest foldable drone yet

DJI reminded everyone once again why it’s the best drone maker in the world. On Tuesday, DJI unveiled its newest foldable drone, the Mavic Air, and it might be the company’s most[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 07. April 2018

Drones Are Diving Under Antarctic Ice to Map Unseen Portions of Our World

IN BRIEF In Antarctica, a fleet of seven drones will embark on a year-long mission under the ice. If they survive, the data they collect could drastically improve predictions of[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 07. April 2018

I spent an hour with Apple's new HomePod smart speaker — here's what it's like

I got a chance to demo Apple’s new HomePod smart speaker. The $350 device went on sale Friday and will begin shipping February 9. In a short demo, HomePod sounds[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 07. April 2018

The best smart locks you can buy

The best smart locks turn your phone into a key The lock on your front door probably isn’t the flashiest aspect of your house. In fact, you probably use it[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 07. April 2018

TVs want to be the center of your smart home, but does that really make sense?

It’s certainly exciting to wander the CES show floor, eyes peeled for crazy new technologies that you couldn’t possibly have imagined. What’s more exciting, though — at least for us — are the technologies[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 07. April 2018

Honeywell Smart Home Security System combines four devices into just one

It’s 2018, and everything is connected. From your ceiling fan to your cooktop, it feels as though it would be easier to make a list of appliances that don’t have smart capabilities[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 07. April 2018

The winners and losers of CES 2018

CES is the best place to get a sense of what’s hot and not in technology. As gadget-packed as this year’s show was — we crowned our favorite tech from CES here —[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 07. April 2018

Smell of the future: Moodo creator shows off his smart aroma machine

If you love smart home devices and live or work in a place that is in dire need of an aromatic upgrade, your interest it probably heavily piqued by Indiegogo-funded smart smell[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 07. April 2018

Kevin is a smart speaker that’s supposed to make it seem like you’re always home

If you’re worried about leaving your house or apartment unattended for long stretches of time, you might set your lights on a timer or leave your TV on. But now[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 07. April 2018

Nokia’s sleep sensor controls your smart home

It’ll monitor how well you’re resting, and turn on the heating when you’re about to rise. Nokia has announced the Nokia Sleep, a bed sensor that sits under your mattress[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 07. April 2018

Next-gen smart home gear with Z-Wave 700 Series chips could squeeze 10 years from tiny batteries

Sigma Designs at CES 2018 says the latest Z-Wave connected home gadgets could run a decade off one coin cell. Chipmaker Sigma Designs just announced new hardware for smart home[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 07. April 2018

LG’s new appliances may make your home even smarter than its owner

It’s 2018, and we appear to be marching ever closer to having a smart house that does everything from cook to clean on our behalf. Bringing us one step closer to this dream is[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 07. April 2018

Samsung’s The Wall TV is a modular 146-inch monster that uses MicroLED

Unlike many wacky CES TV concepts, it may actually hit the market this year. We noted when LG teased its 88-inch 8K OLED TV last week that CES is a haven for[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 07. April 2018

Ring is getting into smart home lighting

And introducing new cameras, too Ring started out with video doorbells and lots and lots of security cameras, but now the company is expanding into a related but less obviously[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 07. April 2018

When it comes to Alexa, Amazon is treating its rivals in a surprising way: with open arms

Amazon’s Alexa is the early leader in voice-based computing, and if the trends continue, it could dominate the market. With that potential dominance comes a responsibility to treat competitors and[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 07. April 2018

Boeing unveils prototype refueling tanker drone for aircraft carrier operations

On December 19, Boeing released the first photo of its MQ-25 “Stingray” prototype entrant, an unmanned aircraft for the new century designed to refuel Navy jets flying from carriers. Developed at the secretive “Phantom[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 07. April 2018

Fat Shark looks to bring drone racing to the masses with its first drone

The top first-person goggle company is getting into drone building If you’re someone who uses a first person view (FPV) headset for drone racing, chances are you’re using a Fat Shark[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 07. April 2018

Amazon patents self-destructing drone that falls apart in an emergency

You and me both, drone One of the big worries about delivery drones is what happens if something goes wrong mid-delivery? We don’t want people’s parcels (or the drones carrying[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 07. April 2018

A Robot Can Print This $64,000 House in as Little as Eight Hours

Building a house by hand can be both time-consuming and expensive. Some homebuilders have chosen to automate part of the construction instead. A new Ukrainian homebuilding startup called PassivDom uses a 3D[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 07. April 2018

CES 2018 preview: The smart home gets smarter

We take a look at the smart home and appliance trends that might show up at CES 2018. CES 2018 kicks off in early January and CNET will be there in force,[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 07. April 2018

LEDVANCE Introduces New HomeKit-Enabled Sylvania Smart+ Filament Light Bulb

In a major step forward for smart home-enabled consumer electronics, LED manufacturer Ledvance is furthering its long-standing Sylvania brand by launching the Sylvania Smart+ Soft White A19 filament bulb, which lands in markets[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 07. April 2018

Blink announces a 'cheap' video doorbell

Not bad considering the competition Blink now has a video doorbell to go along with its lineup of smart cameras and home security devices. Best of all is the price: $99 for[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 07. April 2018

Amazon's Echo Spot is the blueprint for all future smart speakers

Amazon’s not declaring it a redo, but the Echo Spot, the company’s latest Alexa-powered smart speaker — smart alarm clock is probably more accurate — might as well be one. The Spot[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 07. April 2018

The best smart thermostats you can buy

Our favorite smart thermostats let you stay warm without burning money The Nest Learning Thermostat jump-started the smart thermostat market over a half decade ago. These days however, Nest isn’t the only game in[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 07. April 2018

Roomba to Rule the Smart Home

iRobot CEO Colin Angle says mapping data generated by the company’s robotic cleaners will finally make our homes intelligent. Smart homes are one of those technology ideas that never seem[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 02. April 2018

Bose is developing augmented reality glasses with a focus on sound

‘The world’s first audio augmented reality platform’ Bose has announced at SXSW that it’s working on its own pair of augmented reality glasses, but not in the way that you’d think.[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 02. April 2018

Philips introduces its first outdoor Hue lights (updated)

The lights will be available in the US this summer. Philips Hue is a popular smart home lighting system, so it was only a matter of time before the company extended[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 02. April 2018

LightCam is a smart light bulb that is also a security camera

Why install two smart home devices when you can just install one? Here to help you reduce clutter in perhaps a rather surprising way is the new LightCam, a smart light[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 02. April 2018

The all-hearing Hive Hub 360 hits shelves

Hive’s network of interconnected smart home devices, from Yves Béhar-designed Hive View, to lightbulbs, plugs and smart thermostats, have a new grand master – and it’s got built in WiFi. Like the existing Hive[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 02. April 2018

Samsung’s 2018 QLED 4K TVs can blend into your wall and control your smart home

And yes, of course they’ve got Bixby built in Samsung just unveiled its 2018 lineup of QLED 4K TVs at an event in New York City. The company remains the[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 02. March 2018

These are the best smart light switches you can buy in 2018

The ability to control the lighting in your home can have a big effect on your living space. Just think about it: With smart lighting, you can program lights to[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 02. March 2018

Beyond Nest: The best smart home thermostats to keep you comfy all year

When hunting for the best smart thermostat for your home, it’s probably because you’ve encountered an all too familiar problem. (Stop us if you’ve heard this one before.) You’re either[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 02. March 2018

The best smart speakers for music fans

Choosing between Apple’s HomePod, Google’s Home Max and the Sonos One is no small task. If you’re a music fan, the first wave of smart speakers was probably a disappointment.[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 02. March 2018

Control your whole house with one remote using the Beak by ControlAny

If your home were Middle Earth, the Beak would be the One Ring. Of the many smart home innovations now on the market, this may be one of the more[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 02. March 2018

The top 10 breakthrough technologies and the key players leading the charge, according to MIT Technology Review

Every fall, MIT Technology Review’s editors get together to begin the months-long process of reviewing their coverage. The goal? To create a list of the top ten technological advances from[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 02. February 2018

Alexa is coming to wearable devices, including headphones, smartwatches and fitness trackers

Amazon  wants to bring Alexa to more devices than smart speakers, Fire TV and various other consumer electronics for the home, like alarm clocks. The company yesterday announced developer tools that[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 02. February 2018

Sens8 smart security system protects your home without costly subscription fees

Keeping ourselves and our loved ones safe is certainly priceless, but that doesn’t mean that we’re looking for solutions to be pricey. Alas, even if a smart security system doesn’t have a[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 02. February 2018

Never mind the gadgets, here's what to look for at CES

CES is usually full of boring announcements about products that fail to catch on with the public after the show ends. But the giant tech-industry confab will highlight several key[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 02. February 2018

Roku to power smart speakers, sound bars and whole-home audio

The streaming specialist debuts a licensing program for smart audio devices and expects the first to ship this fall. The first partner will be TCL. Unlike its streaming devices, however, Roku[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 02. February 2018

GE is making a smart ceiling light and light switch with Alexa and Google Assistant

GE is previewing two new entries to its C by GE line of smart lighting products today that are slated to arrive later this year: a ceiling light and a light switch.[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 02. February 2018

Now perfectly tuned, our smart home is a symphony of devices in perfect concert

We made it! After months of re-wiring, thousands of pounds of recycled electronics, and who knows how many pounds of drywall dust, our smart home renovation project is complete. We[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 02. February 2018

What We’ve Seen So Far at CES 2018

IN BRIEF With CES 2018 now in full swing, it’s time to explore what Intel, Samsung, Toyota, and other companies have in store for the future of consumer electronics. CES[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 02. January 2018

Samsung's first smart speaker will reportedly arrive in early 2018

Months ago, DJ Koh, president of Samsung’s mobile division, confirmed that his company was working on a smart speaker. Today, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reports that the speaker is targeted for release within the first[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 02. January 2018

Canary’s home cameras can now detect people and send more useful notifications

More AI-powered features are coming soon Both the Canary and Canary Flex home security cameras are being updated with a new, AI-driven feature today: person detection. Now, users will receive notifications[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 02. January 2018

How to Create the Ultimate Smart Home

Many smart technologies are genuinely making home life easier, safer and more comfortable. These days, if a product has an on and off switch, chances are it also has the[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 02. January 2018

Hilton is adding smart home features to its hotel rooms

With voice commands planned for the future Hilton is planning to roll out a connected room experience to its hotels beginning in 2018. Currently in beta testing in only one[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 02. January 2018

IKEA and Sonos will collaborate on 'home sound experiences' in 2019

IKEA’s furniture might bring you to the verge of tears and obscenity while you attempt to put it together — but in the future, the retailer could allow you to[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 02. December 2017

Apple's Reportedly Shooting to Have its AR Headset Ready For Manufacture By 2019

The iPhone X is selling well, and Apple profits are just fine, but Tim Cook has been explicit in saying that augmented reality is the next big thing. And now we have a load of[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 02. December 2017

Hundreds of Perfectly-Choreographed Printers Are the Real Stars of This Fun Music Video

By now the band OK Go is better known for its over-the-top, impossibly choreographed music videos than its actual music. So much so that you can enjoy the music video for its[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 02. December 2017

UK bill would give police the power to seize drones

It might also enshrine rules requiring tests and registration. The UK doesn’t just want to institute rules governing how you fly your drone — it wants to give police more power to[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 02. December 2017

DARPA Wants to Use Genetic Modification to Turn Plants into Spy Tech

IN BRIEF DARPA has a new surveillance program in the works, and it doesn’t involve training human agents or AI operators. Instead, the research arm of the U.S. Department of[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 02. December 2017

Robotics startup could fight Zika by dumping mosquitoes from a drone

When it comes to solving the problem of Zika virus, we previously covered possible solutions ranging from experimental vaccines to more unorthodox approaches based on turning 100 percent of the mosquito population male.[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 02. December 2017

Artificially Intelligent Drones Become Terrifying Killing Machines in Dystopian Short Film

In preparation for this week’s UN Convention on Conventional Weapons in Geneva, Switzerland, the Future of Life Institute has released a disturbing sci-fi short that shows what might happen if we fail to place[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 02. December 2017

REVIEW Amazon's Echo Plus Gets Close to Giving Us the Easy Smart Home We Deserve

Despite what you may have read, the Amazon Echo was never a do-anything smart home device. Sure it could tell you about the weather and maybe control your lights, but[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 02. December 2017

Self-driving robots will keep Walmart store floors squeaky-clean

Cleaning the floors at Walmart isn’t exactly an enviable job — and now it’s one humans no longer have to do. As originally reported by LinkedIn, the retail giant is currently[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 18. May 2017

Six of the best gadgets for cats: goodbye analogue mog, hello cyber hepcat

Forget clockwork mice. There’s a new range of gadgets for your cat to get its paws on, including ones to track it, feed it and even scoop up after it
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Tehnoloģijas, 18. May 2017

Robots may change the sex industry but could they replace intimacy?

With ‘perfect’ sex robots not far away, experts warn they could lead to ‘ethical and emotional de-skilling’
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Tehnoloģijas, 18. May 2017

Nissan launches British-made home battery to rival Tesla's Powerwall

Sunderland plant to produce new and recycled batteries from electric cars to serve as home energy storage units
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Tehnoloģijas, 18. May 2017

Google Home review: the smart speaker that answers almost any question

Sleek, intelligent and attractive, new Google voice-controlled device can play music, control other connected objects and give you a personalised briefing on your day
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Tehnoloģijas, 18. May 2017

Amazon launches Echo Show smart speaker with touchscreen and video calling

New voice-controlled speaker with a 7in screen hopes to keep Amazon ahead of Google and Microsoft in fight for home assistant supremacy
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