SmartThings is easily the best brain for your connected home

Smarthings Hub

If you're looking to make your home the smartest on the block, look no further than SmartThings. The center of the connected home relies on mainly one big piece of hardware — the smart hub. There is none better, or more open, than SmartThings. The SmartThings hub takes control over all of the smart devices in your home — from door locks, to motion sensors, to device switches, Sonos, Hue,...

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Fitbit acquires FitStar video-based exercise apps for the iPhone and iPad

Fitstar

The Fitbit wearable device company has announced it has acquired FitStar, the developer of the video-based exercise apps for the iPhone and iPad. Fitbit states: With this acquisition, FitStar members will be able to seamlessly publish their FitStar workouts into Fitbit to see how their personal training or yoga practice impacts their overall health. We'll also soon be rolling out the...

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What it's like to live in the HTC Vive virtual world!

What it's like to live in the HTC Vive virtual world!

I am under water. Still standing, but under water. Deep in the ocean, actually. Schools of tiny fish are swimming by. Rays float overhead, just under the surface. A whale saunters over. Is it deep enough for a whale but not too deep for the light to penetrate down to the deck of the sunken ship on which I was standing? I don't know. And I don't care. I slowly, carefully wander over to the...

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Steam Machine PCs are now coming in November 2015 along with Steam Link

Steam Link

Valve now says the first Steam Machines, the living room PCs that will use the company's SteamOS, will go on sale in November. That's about a year later than what Valve originally planning for its Steam Machine launch. Valve also plans to sell Steam Link, a hardware device that will stream content from both Windows PCs and Steam Machines. About a dozen PC makers, including Falcon Northwest...

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Sony sells over 20 million PlayStation 4 consoles globally

PlayStation 4

As of March 1, Sony has sold over 20 million PlayStation 4 consoles. That's more than 20.2 million PS4 units in customer's homes across the globe since the console made its debut in November 2013. Currently available for sale in 123 markets, the PlayStation 4's momentum is set to continue this year thanks to exclusive AAA titles such as The Order: 1886,Infamous: First Light, Uncharted 4: A...

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Sony's Project Morpheus VR headset to launch in first half of 2016

Sony pegs Project Morpheus launch date for first half of 2016; shows off improved prototype

Sony has announced today that Project Morpheus, its virtual reality headset for the Playstation 4, will launch in the first half of 2016. Along with the launch window, the company also revealed some upgrades and changes to the headset prototype since it was first unveiled last year. Some of the biggest changes with Project Morpheus involve none other than the display technology. The display...

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simplicam

One of our favorite Wi-Fi cameras, simplicam, has received an update today that brings along some great new features — most notably detection zones for motion. With new detection zones, you can specify hotspots within your camera's view in which motion will be detected. So if you want to cut out portions of the video, you can now do just that. Also added are improved notifications, better...

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Pebble Time is now the most funded project on Kickstarter

Pebble Time Steel

Pebble Time is the most funded project in Kickstarter history, and still has plenty of time to go. Just last week, Pebble Time — the follow-up to the popular Pebble and Pebble Steel — took Kickstarter by storm. After blowing past their initial $500,000 goal, the campaign is now well over $13 million and still going strong. An additional boost has come from today's announcement of the Pebble...

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Sonos updates its iOS and Android apps with a better rooms menu and more

Sonos in iPhone 6

Sonos has updated its app for iOS and Android devices to version 5.3, which includes a number of improvements to help owners of the company's connected speaker products. Some of the features included in this Sonos 5.3 update were previously released in a beta version in January. They include: Managing the music in all the rooms in the home is even faster. We made the menu for the rooms in...

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Pebble Time Steel

The $299 Pebble Time Steel starts shipping in July and will be available in silver, black, and gold. Early birds can pre-order via Kickstarter today for $250. Just a week ago, Pebble Time launched on Kickstarter and became the fastest growing crowd-funding project in history. Raising well over their $500,000 goal, massive interest has already been shown in the next-generation device from...

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