This Suitcase Pairs With Your Phone, and Charges It Too

This Suitcase Pairs With Your Phone, and Charges It Too

If tackled correctly, the “smart luggage” concept isn’t all that crazy. A startup called Bluesmart is trying to do it the right way.

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Apps That’ll Make Your Phone’s Great Camera an Amazing One

Apps That’ll Make Your Phone’s Great Camera an Amazing One

Your phone’s camera isn’t just “good enough.” It’s great. With the right apps, it can be incredible.

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Facebook ‘Hello’ Will Get You Talking on the Phone Again

Facebook ‘Hello’ Will Get You Talking on the Phone Again

Facebook’s new app takes the service’s comprehensive access to your contact information and crams it into a delightful dialer.

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Wink’s Outage Shows Us How Frustrating Smart Homes Could Be

Wink’s Outage Shows Us How Frustrating Smart Homes Could Be

The recent failure of a popular connected-home controller reminds us that the smart home of the future won’t be immune from the testiness that plagues any technology.

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A Solar-Powered Soil Sensor for Serious Gardeners

A Solar-Powered Soil Sensor for Serious Gardeners

The Edyn Garden Sensor was built after CEO Jason Aramburu spent years with farmers in Panama and Kenya, and it’s a low-cost sensor designed to coach anyone to a better yield.

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