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Google EnergySense smart thermostat trial tipped underway

Google EnergySense smart thermostat trial tipped underway

Google is secretly testing a smart thermostat that would better track and manage home energy usage, it's reported, with a project dubbed EnergySense seeing the company dogfooding internet-connected HVAC controllers. Although similar on the surface to smart home darling Nest, Google EnergySense would actually be intended to more broadly tackle power use, according to sources speaking to The Information, picking up on the axed Google PowerMeter project killed in 2011.

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Adidas Climawarm+ tech combines Thermolite and hollow yarn for light warmth

Adidas Climawarm+ tech combines Thermolite and hollow yarn for light warmth

This winter there's an Adidas-branded technology out there by the name of Climawarm+, one that will allow wearers to retain heat in their garments without an overly abundant amount of weight. While most users will see the branding and take the obvious for granted, those of you wanting to know a bit more about how the company makes this simple combination work are in luck - we've done just a bit more digging, with some firsthand experience for good measure.

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Archaeologists discover ancient 3700-year-old wine cellar

Archaeologists discover ancient 3700-year-old wine cellar

A group of archaeologists have discovered one of the oldest wine cellars ever in a ruined palace in northern Israel. The palace once sat in the ancient Canaanite city of Tel Kabri. Interestingly, the ancient city isn't far from the modern wineries in the country. The scientists discovered 40 3-feet tall jars in an ancient storage room.

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Logitech PowerShell iPhone gamepad hands-on

Logitech PowerShell iPhone gamepad hands-on

The iPhone has already propelled casual gaming into one of the biggest app segments in the industry: now, with iOS 7 and the Logitech PowerShell gamepad, those apps are getting the controller they've been crying out for. Building on the new MFI ("Made For iPhone") controller profile that's part of iOS 7, the $99.99 pad offers a familiar set of controls to clip around an iPhone or iPod touch, as well as a backup battery good for roughly a full charge. We grabbed some hands-on time ahead of the launch; read on for our first impressions.

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Elon Musk talks electric supersonic airplane ambitions

Elon Musk talks electric supersonic airplane ambitions

Elon Musk of Tesla and SpaceX fame is known for his ideas and ambitions and the successes that have largely resulted from both. Blending the two companies' focus into another idea, Musk spoke last year of an electric supersonic aircraft that could take off and land vertically, something that is no small goal. Fast forward a year, and Musk has talked about this again, this time at the DealBook's Opportunities for Tomorrow conference.

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Android gallery disappearing soon: Google+ “Photos” replacing it

Android gallery disappearing soon: Google+ “Photos” replacing it

There's no two ways about it - Google's mobile operating system Android is becoming more focused on the internet with each new update. What we're having a peek at today in Android 4.4 KitKat is the notion that the gallery app - having existed in Android since its inception - will soon be cut from the operating system entirely. Cut, that is, in favor of the internet-based Google+ photos app, already incorporated in to the Nexus device lineup - and on iOS devices as well.

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iPad mini with Retina display supplies a third predicted demand warns IHS

iPad mini with Retina display supplies a third predicted demand warns IHS

The iPad Air versus iPad mini with Retina display shopping question could be decided by severe shortages of the smaller tablet, analysts predict, with suggestions that supplies of the new high-resolution display could amount to less than a third Apple will need to meet demand. "Production is still ramping up on the 7.9-inch Retina panel with low yield rates limiting production" according to supply chain diggers IHS, potentially leading to even bigger backlogs of orders than the original iPad mini faced when it launched last year.

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Android KitKat explored in early build: Key Lime Pie solidified

Android KitKat explored in early build: Key Lime Pie solidified

Though the likes of the next build for Android in version 4.4 KitKat will be appearing in full soon, today we're having a peek at an early build of what was once called Android 4.4 Key Lime Pie. It's become obvious over the past couple of weeks that Google had indeed been calling their next build of Android Key Lime Pie until they came into a deal with Nestle which, as you know, resulted in the name change and subsequent candy bar sales deal. Now we're having a peek at a build of Key Lime Pie from August, at a point in which it was quite likely showing up with a build much older than that still.

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