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Citing ‘a few’ malfunctions, Google nukes touch function from Home Mini

By | Gadgets, Google, Google Home Mini, Internet of Things, IoT, TC | No Comments

 Google is permanently axing all “top touch” functionality from its new Home Mini device after a nasty bug was documented yesterday that essentially recorded everything around the gadget and sent it to Google. These things happen! Either the company couldn’t be sure it could fix it or it couldn’t be sure people would trust that it did — so they made the choice to… Read More

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A chat with the creators of Arduino

By | arduino, computing, Do it yourself, electronics, Gadgets, Internet of Things, Startups, TC, Technology, technotopia | No Comments

 On this week’s Technotopia I talked to Massimo Banzi and Fabio Violante, the co-creators of Arduino. This pair of Italian artists saw their little single-board computers as a gateway to high-tech art but they’ve essentially created a world in which anyone – from an 11-year-old hacker to a huge corporation – can make amazing hardware in a few hours.
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This smart bandage releases meds on command for better healing

By | Bio, Gadgets, Health, Internet of Things, IoT, Science, TC | No Comments

 Taking care of a cut or scrape usually means swapping out the bandage a few times, and maybe putting a little healing cream or hydrogel on there. But what if the dressing could dispense that stuff on its own? That’s the idea behind a smart bandage now being tested by engineers from the University of Nebraska, Harvard and MIT. 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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Federico Musto is out as Arduino CEO

By | arduino, ceo, computing, electronics, frederico musto, Gadgets, Internet of Things, Open source hardware, TC | No Comments

 Last week Arduino AG, the holding company for the open source Arduino project, announced that CEO Federico Musto stepped down, to be replaced with Massimo Banzi as new Chairman and CTO of Arduino and Dr. Fabio Violante as CEO. The move comes after the maker community found troubling discrepancies in Musto’s educational claims. “This is the beginning of a new era for Arduino in which… Read More

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