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NASA's testing a sense-and-avoid system that will allow fully-autonomous, commercial UAVs to operate in civilian airspace. The trials are being held at the Armstrong Flight Research Center in California as part of the agency's Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration in the National Airspace System (...

June 23rd 2015 at 4:10pm 0 Comments
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The days of staying offline during your international flights might be coming to an end. Honeywell and Inmarsat have successfully stress-tested their global Ka-band satellite internet access in mid-air, doing everything from streaming YouTube videos to holding conference calls. The dry run shows t...

June 17th 2015 at 2:40pm 0 Comments
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No matter how hard his opponents try to ignore or deny climate change, President Barack Obama won't back down. That's why the commander in chief has signed an executive order that'll ensure the federal government cuts its greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent in the next decade. In addition, agen...

March 19th 2015 at 2:37pm 0 Comments
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We've been hearing about the promise of the connected home, or the "Internet of Things," for years. At this CES, one thing became clear: The connected home of the future is achievable today. Qualcomm's smart home, for example, was a mock-up showing how tech could change the way we live. Unlike pas...

January 11th 2015 at 8:50pm 0 Comments
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After Nest's thermostat seemingly caught it off guard, Honeywell came back solidly with its own snappy-looking Lyric thermostat. Now the home control veteran is trying to build some more momentum with the launch of its second Lyric product: a "professional grade" home security system. It includes...

January 6th 2015 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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For a while, Honeywell's range of smart thermostats was pretty limited in the UK. While the evoHome Controller certainly held its own against rival devices like Google's Nest and Tado, the company decided to bring its Single Zone Connected Thermostat to UK shores last week, and is now ready to let...

October 9th 2014 at 5:02am 0 Comments
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While Honeywell might be synonymous with home thermostats, upstarts like Google's Nest have forced the company to remain on its toes. It showed US consumers that it could deliver a self-aware thermostat earlier this year, but in the UK, its connected options are relatively limited. That's changing...

October 2nd 2014 at 1:36pm 0 Comments
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A fleet of 737s and 777s are definitely in line for an upgrade, now that the Federal Aviation Administration has ordered airlines to replace their cockpits' displays with ones not vulnerable to WiFi signals. Let's go back a few years to understand what's going on here. See, back when the use of wi...

October 1st 2014 at 1:19am 0 Comments
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You've probably never heard of Wink, but you may soon encounter its logo ("Wink app ready") or its smart home router (the "Wink Hub") the next time you go shopping at Home Depot. The logo will appear on a range of WiFi-connected devices from different manufacturers, including air conditioners from...

June 23rd 2014 at 9:16am 0 Comments
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Last week Honeywell announced the Lyric, its answer to the Nest learning thermostat. Today, we got a chance to see the WiFi-connected smart device in person. Retailing for $279 starting in August, the Lyric stands out for its geofencing feature, which uses smartphone location info to know whether...

June 19th 2014 at 9:31pm 0 Comments