MIITO boils water in the cup you intend to drink from

When Eastenders is shown on the TV the grid has to deal with 1.75 million kettles being boiled at the same time, requiring 3 gigawatts of power. That’s a whole lot of energy needed for something as small as a cup of tea, and thanks to the inefficient design of the kettle much of it is wasted in boiled water that’s not used. MIITO is a new kind of kettle; one that solves this problem of waste.
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BuddyGuard’s device has a “Flare” for home security

“Have I closed the window? Did I lock the door properly? Was the light off?…” If those worries sound familiar, Flare might be able to bring you some peace of mind. Although it wouldn’t manage to close an open window by itself, the system lets you monitor your home through its app and HD camera. The complex algorithms behind Flare also mean that the system is capable of taking intelligent decisions by itself, and alert you or the local authorities, should there be a problem in your house.
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A game for electronics aficionados

If you have ever spent time hunting down a missing connection in your circuits, then Hook is for you. This puzzle game requires the same focus and patience as wiring a circuit board. Its minimal design will even remind you of one.
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Smartphone controlled coffee roaster

Coffee has never been more innovated, but apparently there’s still room for improvement. Those who frequent Starbucks should move on. This device is for the most devoted of coffee drinkers; the people who put more thought into their morning brew than their evening dinner. IKAWA is a digital coffee bean roaster, and there’s an app for that.
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Smart sockets learn habits to save energy

According to a study leaving our appliances on standby costs us £50-£86 per year. But turning them on and off frequently is not an easy habit to develop and so we tend not to bother for the sake of convenience. But what if we could solve the problem without the need for crazy rituals? 17 year old Ameer Sami thinks he has the answer.
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Internet of Things combo rewards you with sweets for losing weight

Our WeMo Maker Nerf Gun hack was a fun way to see what the Internet of Things black box was capable of, but we wanted to step it up a gear and create something really useful. But what?
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Arduino Cat Feeder

With rise of do-it-yourself engineering the urge to outsource boring and repetitive tasks to machines is ever increasing. And that’s exactly what Luis Guajardo Diaz did when he created his autonomous cat feeder.
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Get some Honest advice

New technology and innovation company Modular Innovations, started by two advertising execs, have developed an app for the purpose of honest advice. Taking cues from Whisper users are restricted from finding other user’s real identity to remove any kind of inhibition.
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Build your own laptop, powered by Raspberry Pi

If you are among those disappointed by Apple’s Mac Book announcement; a single USB Type-C port, and an odd 12″ screen size, we have a solution. It might be time to build your own laptop. That is, if you are daring enough to switch from OSX to Raspbian (Linux) or Windows 10. The pi-top campaign has been successfully running for a few months, raising over $180,000. The project is not dissimilar to Kano, but adds 3D-printing into the mix, to make the computer portable.
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Arduino Day 2015

For a few years now, the last Saturday of March has been known as Arduino Day. This year was no exception, especially since the well-known microcontroller is celebrating its first decade.
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