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This ‘smart’ flowerpot is a ‘natural’ air purifier

The World Health Organisation has listed indoor pollution as one of the most dangerous threats to our health.  Indoor air quality is a serious concern because buildings and homes are becoming increasingly more sealed to reduce energy consumption.Recent studies have shown that indoor pollution is up to five times higher than outdoor pollution and we spend 90 percent of our time indoors. However, San Francisco-based technology startup Clairy Inc claims it is on a mission to “sensitise people towards green ethics and…

Federer smart to target quicker surfaces, says Djokovic

PARIS: Roger Federer made a smart decision by pulling out of this month's French Open, where he has less chance of adding to his 18 grand slam titles than on the sport's quicker surfaces, world number two Novak Djokovic said on Thursday. Federer, who announced his withdrawal from the May 28-June 11 claycourt major on Monday, said he felt he needed to avoid playing on clay this season to help prolong his career. "You know, he's very smart in his decision-making... He knows what he's doing," 12-times major winner…

This smart bracelet changes color to match your outfit

This bracelet  lets you change its lights’ color to match every outfit or occasion and that's not all that it can do. 'elemoon' also has the ability to filter and alert you to important calls and texts. It can help you find your phone as well. This invention bridges gap between art and technology. With a single tap you can find your phone and with a double tap the bracelet turns into watch. This can match any of your costume and there is much more. "At the very beginning, we knew we wanted to make something…

CES 2017 looks beyond ‘smart,’ to new ‘realities’

LAS VEGAS: The mega-extravaganza of the tech world in Las Vegas is showcasing an array of new devices that get smarts from computer chips, sensors and artificial intelligence, but go further by opening doors to augmented or virtual realities. The Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which begins with a series of media events Tuesday will offer trade professionals a look at new robotics, connected cars and a dizzying assortment of gizmos from connected sneakers to drones. This year's show will see results of a boost in…

Iran expands 'smart' Internet censorship

TEHRAN:  Iran  is to expand what it calls "smart filtering" of the Internet, a policy of censoring undesirable content on websites without banning them completely, as it used to, the government said on Friday.