Author: Denny Arar

May the force cook with you: New slow cooker sports Star Wars figures

We can’t say it will make your pot roast tastier, but a new slow cooker decorated with cartoon Star Wars figures might make cooking it more fun for fans of George Lucas’ popular franchise.Luke, Leia, Han Solo, Darth Vader and the rest of the gang — inc…

Ecobee server outage disrupts services, web site

Smart home vendor Ecobee experienced a major server and web site outage Thursday, disrupting services across the country to its mobile apps and products with Alexa and SmartThings integration.The outage was reported by hundreds of users on Twitter and …

Survey says: We’d rather let robots cook than drive

More people would be comfortable letting robots service cars than drive them, a new survey shows. And fully half of those surveyed would be fine with a robot chef or personal trainer.The survey by Study.com, a web site that offers online instruction fo…

Forget smart locks: Locky makes your keys smarter

Smart locks that afford easy keyless access to a home or office can be hacked, and can a pain to install. But what if you put the smarts in a case for a traditional key? Locky, which does just that, promises help for people who want to check whether a …