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Piper: Security Camera and Home Automation in a smart little bundle

- April 11th, 2014

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More homes are not only getting more secure, they’re also getting much smarter, thanks to the availability of affordable and easy to set up security and home automation systems like Canadian-invented Piper.

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Dyson DC62 Animal cordless vacuum sucks like a corded one

- March 31st, 2014

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At first glance the Dyson DC62 Animal doesn’t look like much of a vacuum; in fact, it looks more like a metal detector than a vacuum cleaner. The first thing that came to mind was how such a small handheld unit, especially a cordless one, could do the job of a full sized vacuum. Fortunately for me, for today anyway, I live in a very dry area, almost back on to a transit station and have a significant amount of carpeting in my home, so there’s never any shortage of testing material – dust, sand and other sediment – that needed to be sucked up.

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CES 2014: Scanadu Scout world’s first Medical Tricorder is The Real McCoy

- January 10th, 2014

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When you hear the word Tricorder, there’s only one thing that comes to mind – Star Trek. The beeping sounds are accompanied by a visual of Dr. Leonard McCoy, aka “Bones” hovering over a patient with what looks like a school kid’s grade 5 electronics project.

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Funky future and practical gadgets from CES 2014

- January 9th, 2014

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If you’ve ever been to an International CES you’d be amazed by the shear size of the exhibition space and the number of exhibitors. In fact this year, according to the organizers, the show has reached some new milestones with more than 3,200 exhibitors spreading themselves across more than two million net square feet where over a four-day period thousands of new products and services are being introduced. Some products will be outright wonders, others a refresh of existing products and some perhaps in a concept state that we may see this year, next year or not at all. So here are just a few new products from this year’s International CES.
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