Home Connect from BSH will connect all your appliances to your mobile device

At the annual IFA Global Press Conference today, home appliances manufacturer BSH pulled the wraps off its new connected home solution. Home Connect brings connectivity to the appliances in your home to smartphones and tablets, but perhaps more importantly it will be an open standard. This means that Home Connect will be compatible with multiple different brands, and it will be run as a separate company.



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New Wireless Power Set Up Charges 40 Smartphones from Across the Room

New Wireless Power Set Up Charges 40 Smartphones from Across the Room

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you never had to plug in your phone? Well, a team of Korean scientists say that they’re one step closer to making that fantasy a reality with new wireless power transfer technology that works from over 15 feet away. And it works pretty damn well, too.

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Scientists Figured Out a Way to Help Power Homes with Toilet Flushes

Scientists Figured Out a Way to Help Power Homes with Toilet Flushes

A team of researchers in South Korea have a pretty exciting new idea for hydroelectricity. They figured out a way to turn the mechanical energy from flowing water into a sustainable energy source. In other words, your toilet flushes could help power your home.

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The Beautiful Radio Station Broadcasting From Nepal’s “Hidden Kingdom”

The Beautiful Radio Station Broadcasting From Nepal's "Hidden Kingdom"

Mustang is one of the most remote parts of Nepal: Nestled on the border of Tibet, it was one of the last parts of the country to encounter Westerners. It’s been described as a "hidden kingdom" that’s been "virtually unchanged since the 15th century," but modern technology—like radio—is coming.

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Mt. Gox faces liquidation as recovery plans scrapped

A Japanese court-appointed administrator is now in control of Mt. Gox following an unsuccessful attempt to save the business. The Bitcoin exchange filed for bankruptcy in February after losing 850,000 Bitcoins, though it later found around a quarter…

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iWork for iCloud updated with fresh design, Mac and iOS updates coming soon

Apple has updated the iWork suite today on both the Mac and iOS. The iCloud versions of Pages, Numbers and Keynote now have Retina display support, a new design in the editor tab, and better sharing that allows for a “view-only” state to keep unwanted changes from happening. Also, documents can be opened directly via iCloud mail.

Other individual app changes, like chart editing in Keynote, better, more informative pop-ups in Numbers, and better page wrapping and chart editing in Pages.

The changes are live for iCloud right now, and updates to the iOS and OS X apps should be coming later today.

Update: The apps are live now, here’s your list of changes.

Numbers: What’s New in Version 3.2

  • New “view only” setting lets you share spreadsheets you want others to view but not edit
  • Set margins in print setup
  • Create headers and footers in print setup
  • New printing options: page numbering, page ordering and zoom
  • Create custom data formats
  • Create custom table styles
  • Drag and drop a CSV file directly into a sheet
  • Automatically update an existing table by dragging in a CSV file
  • Control the z-order of bubble chart labels
  • Cell-based import feedback
  • Improved text box behaviour
  • Media Browser improvements, including search
  • Improved Instant Alpha image editing
  • Improved Microsoft Excel compatibility
  • Improved AppleScript support
  • Usability improvements

Keynote: What’s New in Version 6.2

  • New “view only” setting lets you share presentations you want others to view but not edit
  • Improved Presenter Display layouts and labels
  • New transitions and builds: Object Revolve, Drift and Scale, and Skid
  • Improved Magic Move including text morphing
  • Apply motion blur to animations
  • Show rulers as a percentage of document size
  • Improved Instant Alpha image editing
  • Media Browser improvements, including search
  • Directly specify start and end points of movies
  • Create custom data formats
  • Export to PPTX format
  • Improved AppleScript support
  • Control the z-order of bubble chart labels
  • Support for animated GIFs
  • Detailed presentation import feedback
  • Improved animation performance
  • Improved bi-directional support: switch direction for text, lists and tables
  • Allow objects on slide to layer with master
  • Improved text box behaviour
  • Usability improvements

Pages: What’s New in Version 5.2

  • New “view only” setting lets you share documents you want others to view but not edit
  • Delete, duplicate and reorder sections using the page navigator
  • Inline images and shapes in table cells are preserved on import
  • Copy-paste style improvements
  • Better placement of inserted and pasted objects
  • Improved Instant Alpha image editing
  • Media Browser improvements, including search
  • Improved AppleScript support
  • New Arabic and Hebrew templates
  • Improved support for bi-directional text
  • Word count for Hebrew
  • Create custom data formats
  • Control the z-order of bubble chart labels
  • Show rulers as a percentage of document size
  • Improved text box behaviour
  • Improved EndNote support, including citations in footnotes
  • Improved ePub export
  • Usability improvements

  • $9.99 – Pages for iOS – Download now

  • $9.99 – Numbers for iOS – Download now
  • $9.99 – Keynote for iOS – Download now

  • $19.99 – Pages for Mac – Download now

  • $19.99 – Numbers for Mac – Download now
  • $19.99 – Keynote of Mac – Download now

Of course, they are all free for new devices.

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