DJI adds an offline mode to its drones for clients with ‘sensitive operations’

By | army, DJI, drones, Gadgets, Government, military, Security, TC | No Comments

 DJI is working on a “local data mode” for its apps that prevents any data from being sent to or received from the internet. The feature will be welcomed by many, but it’s hard not to attribute the timing and urgency of the announcement to the recent ban of DJI gear by the U.S. Army over unspecified “cyber vulnerabilities.” Read More

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Update bricks smart locks preferred by Airbnb

By | Airbnb, Collaborative Consumption, connected devices, Gadgets, Hardware, Internet of Things, IoT, Lockstate, smart lock, TC, vacation rental | No Comments

 A subset of smart locks made by Lockstate have been bricked after an update. The smart lock vendor is part of Airbnb’s Host Assist program, and integrates with the accommodation rental platform so, for instance, hosts can automatically generate and email one-time codes for their guests to use during check-in. Read More

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TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017 will feature some of tech’s wildest success stories

By | 23andMe, Ann Wojcicki, Apps, Ben Silbermann, Cindy Mi, disrupt sf, Disrupt SF 2017, Gadgets, Houzz, Mobile, Pinterest, Startups, TC, TechCrunch Disrupt, vipkid | No Comments

 TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017 is less than a month away at Pier 48 in San Francisco. This year’s lineup includes a stellar group of speakers, including Pinterest’s Ben Silbermann, Golden State Warriors superstar forward (and also investor) Kevin Durant, Forerunner Venture’s Kirsten Green and Udacity co-founder Sebastian Thrun. Read More

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