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What would happen if I ate my computer? Asking for a friend.

The Guinness book of world records states that Michel Lotito died at age 57, of natural causes. But not before this competitive eater had consumed 18 bicycles, 15 supermarket carts, seven TV sets, six chandeliers, two beds, a pair of skis, a low-calorie Cessna light aircraft, and a computer. It’s unclear what compelled Lotito to do this, and whether he was aware ... Read More »

Brilliant Control could be the most exciting thing to happen to light switches since the dimmer

I’ve checked out a lot of smart light switches since I built my own smart home in 2007, but Brilliant’s Brilliant Control is the most exciting lighting control I’ve seen since I’ve been able to control my lights with Amazon’s Alexa. This one works with Alexa, of course—in fact, Alexa Voice Service is built in—but it also has a touchscreen; ... Read More »

That private network on the Wi-Fi band? Won’t happen

Globalstar has dropped the plan to run its own network in unlicensed spectrum The Federal Communications Commission’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. Credit: Federal Communications Commission COMMENTS Stephen Lawson IDG News Service Nov 10, 2016 4:42 PM Satellite service provider Globalstar has dropped its controversial plan to launch a wireless network in the U.S. in part of an unlicensed band that ... Read More »