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Ikea brings voice-activated smart shades to the rest of us

The window on my home’s front door has no curtain or blind, which is something I’ve long wanted to fix since it looks straight out onto the street. There are plenty of basic options that will get the job done, but I’ve been holding out for something a little fancier — and preferably something that I can automate, or control with my voice. I mean, come on. Who doesn’t want to live like a Bond villain?

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  • Incredible value compared to competitors like Lutron, Somfy and Tilt.
  • Easy-to-use app covers all of the bases for smart control, grouping and
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Rice University engineers offer smart, timely ideas for AI bottlenecks

Rice College researchers have shown approaches for the two designing innovative knowledge-centric computing components and co-designing components with equipment-finding out algorithms that with each other can enhance energy effectiveness by as a lot as two orders of magnitude.

Innovations in equipment finding out, the form of artificial intelligence powering self-driving cars, and several other high-tech programs, have ushered in a new era of computing — the knowledge-centric era — and are forcing engineers to rethink aspects of computing architecture that have long gone mainly unchallenged for 75 many years.

Rice College researchers have shown approaches for the two designing knowledge-centric

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Galaxy A01 review: Bare-bones smart phone for the budget conscious

The Galaxy A01 is a no-fuss, low-priced Android phone that is the cheapest member of Samsung’s A-series of budget phones. Priced at $150 (though we’ve seen it on sale for as low as $100 unlocked from Samsung), the phone’s bare-bones hardware and features — like its plain design and low-resolution display– aren’t much to get excited about. But the handset covers the basics well enough that, for its low price, it should be a decent device to snap photos, check email, watch videos and, of course, make calls.

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  • Affordable
  • Headphone jack
  • Decent camera

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  • Meager onboard memory
  • Camera’s
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Ikea’s voice-activated smart shades are the ones you’ve been waiting for

The window on my home’s front door has no curtain or blind, which is something I’ve long wanted to fix since it looks straight out onto the street. There are plenty of basic options that will get the job done, but I’ve been holding out for something a little fancier — and preferably something that I can automate, or control with my voice. I mean, come on. Who doesn’t want to live like a Bond villain?

Like

  • Incredible value compared to competitors like Lutron, Somfy and Tilt.
  • Easy-to-use app covers all of the bases for smart control, grouping and scheduling.
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Garmin Tacx NEO 2T Smart Trainer Review: A Realistic Indoor Bike Ride

Most of us cyclists would desire to be pedaling switchbacks up a mountain street with a true Tyrrhenian Sea breeze boosting us from the backside. Of training course, the recent pandemic can make such outings extremely hard. We can all hope that 1 working day quickly we may perhaps be ready to experience the fresh new air of the Italian countryside, or where ever you come about to ride. Right until then, nevertheless, the upcoming best thrill is to hop on Garmin’s Tacx Neo 2T sensible coach.

For cyclists, sensible trainers rank ideal up there with toilet paper on the

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