Using Google Chromecast or Roku, you can have access to more than $4.2 billion worth of art right from your TV–no trips to the Guggenheim or Louvre required and for zero dollars. Artkick is a free app that turns your TV into a digital museum. Simply download the Artkick app and choose the “Most Valuable Paintings” view list to get the most prized works of fine art into your home theater.
Last month, a CERT advisory was issued that Belkin Wemo Home Automation firmware contained a hard-coded cryptographic key and password that potential attackers might have been able to extract the key and password to sign a malicious firmware update.
With so many options available these days, it’s hard to know what your chosen speaker system will require. Wire, no wires, a receiver, a special mount? Paradigm Soundtrack 2 not only eliminates concerns such as these, but sounds great and is available now for $900.
I recently read a post on FoodBeast in which insider employees spilled the literal and proverbial beans on all disgusting things you should never eat from various restaurants and establishments. One movie-theater worker confessed that employees put all the unused popcorn in garbage bags for use the next day and bugs run rampant on greasy theater floors.
While you won’t find all of these products in America, and many of them are made to order, there are some unusual, and in some instances, downright awesome, electronics to be found on the WWW. Here are some of the more interesting products we’ve stumbled upon using the Houzz app. Whether you laugh, cry, or get out your wallet, we hope you enjoy these bizarre finds.
Yesterday was the Luxury Technology Show in New York, and there were a lot of high-end, not to mention high-ticket, items on display. Here are some of the coolest products from a few of the manufacturers on display for you to buy or covet, depending on your budget.
Coffee, simple and cheap, is a worldwide staple whose caffeine jolt jumpstarts society every morning. About twenty years ago, it started becoming less cheap, as people stopped into their local Starbucks for that double-mint mocha. Finally, the expense of premium came home in the form of Keurig, Starbucks competitor Green Mountain Coffee’s single-serving pods that allege they’re saving you money by not brewing an entire pot.
Intelligent homes are nothing new. Manufacturers like Crestron, AMX, Control4, Elan, Savant, and others have been playing the home automation game for years, decades even. These OG home automation systems require a custom integrator to install, usually have some hard-wired element, and are intuitive, sophisticated, feature-rich, and highly functional.