Next Version of Bluetooth Will Directly Connect to the Internet

Bluetooth is kind of like Wi-Fi's smart but misunderstood cousin. The word "Bluetooth" conjures images of finance bros yelling into those obnoxious little earpieces more than what the technology actually does, which is connect devices together over short distances. Well, Bluetooth's upcoming 4.2 spec may prove too… » 12/03/14 9:44am 12/03/14 9:44am

Nest and Friends Are Giving the Internet of Things a Fresh Start

A consortium of companies just announced a new wireless networking protocol for the home called Thread. It's designed to help build low-power, wireless mesh networks so that devices can seamlessly connect to form a true internet of things. In a way, Thread promises to create little mini internet for your home. » 7/15/14 12:42pm 7/15/14 12:42pm

This Book Has Real Hyperlinks Sewn With Thread

Maria Fischer, a German designer, created this book, "Thoughts on Dreams". She sewed "hyperlinks" onto the book with thread so readers could follow a specific link, er, word or phrase. It was part of an art project to highlight key words amongst a bigger story and somehow visualize "the confusion and fragileness of… » 2/09/11 10:40pm 2/09/11 10:40pm