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NSA Surveillance Faces Senate Test

The United States Senate could vote on the USA FREEDOM Act as soon as next week, pushing the surveillance reform bill ahead this year. That would buck prior conventional wisdom that the Act was not a

Want To Pitch A VC While He Cleans Your House? Exec And Shervin Pishevar Thought So

<a target="_blank" href="https://iamexec.com/home">Exec</a>, which is a service focused on San Francisco professionals, does all types of tasks for you at pretty decent rates. I've used the service to

Solar energy and lithium-ion batteries: Sanyo now builds "green" homes in Japan

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/sanyo_green_home.jpg" /> Sanyo is already being considered Japan's "greenest" brand in the consumer electronics field (which is the main

How much to tour Bill Gates' house? About $35k

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/gates-house-3.jpg">Microsoft (and particularly Bill Gates) is well known for it's philanthropic work, including a charity auction conduct

Ecobee thermostat has a Wi-Fi connection

Here’s a way to control the temperature in your house from far, far away. The Ecobee “Smart Thermostat” has all the stuff you’d expect with a standard digital thermostat and adds a pretty nice

Trap door pool table is a good weekend project

Finally, a solution to the whole “I wish I had a pool table” problem for those of us living in cramped city apartments. All I’ve needed to do this whole time was cut a big four foot deep rectang

Eli Manning’s automagical condo

Say hey, that’s New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning, also known as my new fantasy football quarterback since about halfway in to the first quarter of the Patriots-Chiefs game when Tom Brady’s

Star Wars: Chancellor Palpatine-themed home theater

Ah, nothing like unwinding at the end of the day by watching some TV in your home theater while looking out your windows at the sun setting over the beautiful Coruscant skyline. That’s what Steve Si

Vinyl wall decals are a nightmare for those of us with Tetris-induced obsessive-compulsive disorder

I’d like to think I’m pretty easygoing most of the time but when it comes to Tetris, something inside me goes haywire about trying to make sure all the blocks fit together perfectly. As su

Who Needs Keys? SmartScan Biometric Scanning Opens Doors to Our Future

Keys are so 20th century. Who has the time to reach into their pocket, choose the correct key, put it in the keyhole, turn the key and push the door open? I sure as hell don’t. That’s why,

M-Audio Torq Mixlab Revisited

You may recall awhile back I reviewed M-Audio’s Torq Mixlab setup for DJs. I love it and think it’s great software, but I only spent so much initial time using it then took a break. This p