Nest 2.0 Digital Thermostat: Thinner, Hotter, Cooler?

Programmable thermostats are proven to reduce the cost of heating in homes but the new Nest 2.0 sure takes it up a notch. The second generation thermostat looks pretty good, and will connect with more heating and cooling systems than the original.

nest learning thermostat gen 2

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Next Generation NAO Robots Ready to Take Over the World

The French company Aldebaran Robotics just released their next generation NAO mini-humanoid robot, which boasts a bunch of new features that will make it quite formidable. The compact ‘bot stands 1′ 10″ high, and “sees” using high-resolution cameras. It can understand both visual and audio input, and communicates in eight different languages.

aldebaran robotics robot nao programmable next gen

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Use Gaming Mice to “GTD”: The More Buttons, the Better

062011_6570_rect540.jpgGaming mice can be pretty useful to people who want to get things done, even if you’re not really a gamer. Gaming mice often come equipped armed with an arsenal of customizable buttons. So instead of executing spellcraft or quickly calling up the use of a weapon for your favorite PC title, these mice can be programmed with a plethora of shortcuts, accelerating your productivity in a single press. All in all, the sweet spot is about 10 programmable buttons to allow you to GTD (“Getting Things Done”).

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