How to Build a Smart, Connected Home with Stringify

The problem with investing in smart, connected devices like Wi-FI color-changing light bulbs, internet-enabled power strips, and wearables like Fitbits is that you need a dozen apps for them all. Stringify is an iPhone app (Android is on the way) that links all of it together. Imagine it: one app to manage them all, one app to automate them. Here’s how to set it up.

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Prompt debuts “a command line for the real world”

In a world suffering from app overload, the Y Combinator-backed startup Prompt introduces a different way to interact with services, make purchases, or even..

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Hack This: Edit an Image with Python

Algorithmic Photoshop, at your fingertips.

As images are just data, it’s easy enough to treat them as such. That is, we can readily trim away all of the GUI trappings of image editing software and get right down to bare computation—editing images via bare code, that is.

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The Year’s 11 Biggest Hacks, From Ashley Madison to OPM | WIRED

Each year hacks get bigger and louder, and 2015 was no different. But this year the hacking news collided with the government’s encryption/backdoor debate.

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