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La Fenice coffee machine promises groundbreaking brewing

La Fenice coffee machine promises groundbreaking brewing

Coffee and crowdfunding aren't new bedfellows, but an Italian project to rethink the espresso machine, La Fenice, may be the most ambitious we've seen so far. The chrome and wood brewer may look retro at first glance, but it claims to house some seriously new tech - in coffee making terms, anyway - relying on electromagnetic induction to heat water almost instantaneously, give incredible control over its temperature, and even save electricity by avoiding keeping a boiler up to temperature all the time, along with some other sprinklings of geek-appeal.

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D-Link WiFi Smart Plug Review

D-Link WiFi Smart Plug Review

Piecing together your own smart home used to be a headache; now, you can buy products off-the-shelf, like D-Link's new WiFi Smart Plug, and be up and running from your smartphone in minutes. We're not just talking remote control over lights, either: D-Link's system allows for power and heat monitoring, for the frugal and safety-conscious among us. Read on for our full review.

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Google bringing WiFi to enterprise via subsidies, report claims

Google bringing WiFi to enterprise via subsidies, report claims

Google’s enterprise ambitions are clearing up daily, with the latest news highlighting their connectivity ambitions. According to sources who (of course) don’t wish to be named, Google is set to offer WiFi subsidies on both hardware and software to small and medium sized businesses. Those mom and pop stores are about to have a web presence and WiFi hotspot if Google has anything to say about it.

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Samsung NX3000 SMART Camera slots 20.3MP into retro body

Samsung NX3000 SMART Camera slots 20.3MP into retro body

Samsung has outed its latest mirrorless camera, the NX3000 SMART Camera, packing a 20.3-megapixel APS-C sensor, WiFi, and NFC into a retro-styled body. The compact NX3000 also supports Samsung's Wink Shot feature, which effectively replaces the self-timer with wink recognition.

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Dropcam Tabs let you monitor everything, all the time

Dropcam Tabs let you monitor everything, all the time

Dropcam is one of the neatest way to protect your home, but it’s a fairly blunt method. Set-up camera, monitor via the cloud, and away you go. It’s a nice set-up, but their new Tabs feature brings a level of context you might need, and almost definitely want.

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D-Link WiFi Smart Plug tracks smart home energy use

D-Link WiFi Smart Plug tracks smart home energy use

D-Link has waded into the smart plug market, taking on the DIY smart home with the new WiFi Smart Plug DSP-W215, which not only allows for remote control of a plugged in appliance, but monitoring of its power consumption. The adapter - along with its companion apps for iOS and Android - slots in-between a regular AC outlet and your appliance of choice, whether that be an air-conditioning unit, lamp, or a TV, and can even watch out for potential overheating.

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NYC eyeing WiFi hotspot network via upgraded payphones

NYC eyeing WiFi hotspot network via upgraded payphones

Payphones are all but entirely obsolete, relics left over from an age where a smartphone wasn't found in nearly every pocket. Back in the summer of 2012, New York City began converting its payphone kiosks into WiFi hotspots, something the city plans to expand into a large network across NYC.

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Apple indoor navigation hire tips iOS 8 Maps

Apple indoor navigation hire tips iOS 8 Maps

When Apple makes a hire, it generally means they’re up to something big. Hiring an indoor navigation specialist like former Wifarer CEO Philip Stanger for their crew, Apple would appear to be preparing for a big change in the way they go about handling their Maps.

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AT&T aiming for 4G LTE-based in-flight WiFi in 2015

AT&T aiming for 4G LTE-based in-flight WiFi in 2015

AT&T has revealed plans to bring fast WiFi to your future flights, doing so using a yet-to-be-built air-to-ground network in the US based upon 4G LTE standards. If all goes as planned, the carrier says it could get the network up and running as soon as late next year.

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Gigabit WiFi? Google hints at wireless Fiber in document

Gigabit WiFi? Google hints at wireless Fiber in document

As Google Fiber continues to roll out in cities across the US, a new tidbit of info may shed light on additional benefits for the program. In addition to getting Internet speeds you likely can’t comprehend, there is speculation an uber-fast WiFi network may also be in the works.

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Google eyeing Fiber cities for possible WiFi rollout

Google eyeing Fiber cities for possible WiFi rollout

According to documents seen by IDG News Service, Google is considering rolling out a WiFi service in the regions slated to get Google Fiber service. Little else is known about the possible additional service, but the document suggests Google is already in talks with cities.

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Eyefi Cloud Review with Eyefi Mobi

Eyefi Cloud Review with Eyefi Mobi

Eyefi doesn't believe the instant gratification of automatic photo sharing should be limited to smartphone photographers, and Eyefi Cloud is the way it aims to give that same satisfaction to those sticking with dedicated cameras. Building on last year's Eyefi Mobi WiFi-enabled SD card, Eyefi Cloud promises swift organization and simple sharing in addition to the convenience of having every photo you take accessible from all of your devices. Ambitious stuff, but has Eyefi managed to make it user-friendly? Read on for our review.

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