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Essential is trying to build Android for the smart home

Andy Rubin’s appearance at the Code Conference last night went a ways toward answering some lingering questions about his new company, Essential. But the conversation primarily centered around the s

The birds, the weather stations, and me: A cautionary tale

It began with two birds. Starting in April a small family of sparrows took up residence in the rain gutter outside of my bedroom window. The birds, at first, were a happy pair but over the weeks they

The Flurry Alarm Clock is a luddite's Chumby

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/Ambient-Devices-AC2D09-620x421.jpg">You know the <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/chumby/">Chumby</a>, right? It's that bedside clo