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Amazon reportedly planning Alexa microwave, subwoofer, and more this year

Amazon reportedly planning Alexa microwave, subwoofer, and more this year

Amazon is planning to introduce as many as eight new Alexa-powered smart home devices later this year, according to a report from CNBC today. Those devices will be a wide-ranging offering of voice-controlled gadgets: a microwave oven,
Can a bracelet really let you control your dreams?

Can a bracelet really let you control your dreams?

We cover crowdfunding projects all the time at Digital Trends. Platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have given us outstanding products like the Formlabs 3D printer, Biolite campstove, and Onewheel electric skateboard thing.
What the Apple Watch’s FDA clearance actually means

What the Apple Watch’s FDA clearance actually means

Yesterday, Apple announced that the US Food and Drug Administration cleared two new features for the Apple Watch Series 4. One is an advanced method of monitoring the heart called an electrocardiogram (EKG),
First IoT security bill reaches governor's desk in California

First IoT security bill reaches governor's desk in California

The first Internet of Things (IoT) security bill in the US has been approved in California at the end of August and has now reached the Governor's desk to be signed into law. The bill, SB-327, was introduced in February 2017 and was the first legislation of its kind in the US.It even predated by almost six months the Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017, a bill introduced in the US Senate by Sen. Mark Warner [D-VA].
How Apple Watch saved my life

How Apple Watch saved my life

As many of you know, I have always had a very critical view of Apple as a company and the way their business operates -- one that has mellowed from outright distaste to acknowledgement of their usefulness in the last eight years or so, since I became a regular iPhone and iPad customer, and an occasional but reluctant Mac user.
iRobot’s new Roomba knows where it’s going

iRobot’s new Roomba knows where it’s going

he Roomba i7+ looks like, well, it looks like a Roomba. There are few factors distinguishing the product from the last several generations. The rollers are bright green, along with a large Automatic Dirt Disposal section just below. Beyond that, however, it’s nearly identical to what you’ll already find on store shelves.
Google Home partners with KB Homes to make houses smarter

Google Home partners with KB Homes to make houses smarter

Home developers throughout the country compete to provide the best experience to their customers, but most focus on details like the quality of the countertops, hardwood floors versus carpet, and other design features. KB Home is taking home design to the next level by providing its own smart home system in several locations across the country.
Chances of your Amazon Alexa being hacked are slim, says former hacker

Chances of your Amazon Alexa being hacked are slim, says former hacker

According to reports, smart speakers are one of the fastest growing areas of smart home technology. It’s easy to understand why. Both Amazon Alexa and Google Home lend convenience to everyday tasks and controlling smart home devices, and the novelty of speaking to a computer has not yet worn off for many. On the flip side,
Biometrics scanner catches impostor at U.S. airport on just third day of use

Biometrics scanner catches impostor at U.S. airport on just third day of use

A biometric facial comparison system flagged a traveler using a fake passport — less than three days after the system was installed. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection detained a traveler earlier this week after the facial recognition system brought up an ID that didn’t match the man’s passport at the Washington Dulles International Airport.
1990s technology exposes 32,000 smart homes, businesses to exploit

1990s technology exposes 32,000 smart homes, businesses to exploit

The emergence of connected Internet of Things (IoT) devices may have made home lives more interconnected, smart, and efficient -- in some cases -- but it has also caused a security minefield full of holes and exploits.


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