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Kingsdown Sleep Smart Intuitive

Kingsdown Sleep Smart Intuitive review: Paying a king’s ransom to sleep like a king

Sleep monitors report how well you slept. This sleep-monitoring mattress actively helps you sleep better.


Review: WeMo-enabled Holmes Smart Humidifier is the go-to gadget for flu season

Breathe easier without having to get up and fiddle with a knob. Smartphone notifications when the filter needs changing are pretty smart too.

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Known NFC spoofing techniques probably wouldn't work with Apple Pay

Apple's use of a one-time token instead of your account number makes stealing the data from midair a pretty pointless exercise.

5 serious business alternatives to Dropbox

The recent Dropbox data breach has many IT executives telling employees not to use it. These five products offer the administrative and security features that may restore their faith in cloud data storage.


Djay for iPad

DJ app lets you make audio mixes and record scratches for parties and events.