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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.
The Alexa-Cortana integration is now available in a public preview

The Alexa-Cortana integration is now available in a public preview

Microsoft today will begin to allow Alexa device owners to summon its own virtual assistant, Cortana, through their Echo devices, as well as call for Alexa via Cortana. The integration between the two voice computing platforms was previously announced ....
The future of IoT? State-sponsored attacks, say security professionals

The future of IoT? State-sponsored attacks, say security professionals

When you consider the future of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, artificial intelligence (AI), conversational technologies, enhancements to both voice and facial recognition, and virtual reality (VR) may be what you envision when it comes to what next-generation devices will feature.
Smart city systems are riddled with critical security vulnerabilities

Smart city systems are riddled with critical security vulnerabilities

IBM has discovered 17 zero-day vulnerabilities in smart city systems which could debilitate core services.At the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas on Monday, the cybersecurity firm's X-Force Red team of penetration testers and hackers demonstrated how old-school threats are placing the cities of the future at risk in the present day.
What 5G wireless devices will do that 4G cannot

What 5G wireless devices will do that 4G cannot

The challenges of making a handheld device receive several simultaneous signals from sub-millimeter wave frequencies, remain extraordinary. They're as daunting, and perhaps as seemingly insurmountable, ....
Amazon and Walmart’s rivalry is reshaping how we’ll buy everything in the future

Amazon and Walmart’s rivalry is reshaping how we’ll buy everything in the future

Walmart’s ongoing battle with Amazon for the retail crown is expanding well beyond retail, and it’s forcing one of the largest companies in the world to reexamine its DNA. In the last six months alone, Walmart has partnered with scores of tech firms to better compete with Amazon and make progress in markets that may become pivotal years down the line.


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