Many smart home device makers still won’t say if they give your data to the government

By | arlo, Cloud, Gadgets, google nest, Hardware, Internet of Things, law enforcement, privacy, Samsung, Security, smart devices, Technology, transparency report

A year ago, we asked some of the most prominent smart home device makers if they have given customer data to governments. The results were mixed. The big three smart home device makers — Amazon, Facebook and Google (which includes Nest) — all disclosed in their transparency reports if and when governments demand customer data. […]

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Apple: Use only our special cloth to clean the $1,000 coating on our $5,000 Pro Display

By | Apple, apple pro display xdr, displays, Gadgets, Hardware, Monitors, TC

If you thought the saga of the $7,000 Apple Pro Display XDR couldn’t get any more ridiculous, prepare yourself for the proverbial cherry on top: The company insists that you only use the single special cleaning cloth that comes with the monitor. If you lose it, you’re advised to order another. Apple, already under fire […]

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Scaled Robotics keeps an autonomous eye on busy construction sites

By | Artificial Intelligence, Battlefield, construction, Disrupt, Disrupt Berlin 2019, Gadgets, Hardware, Robotics, scaled robotics, TC

Buildings under construction are a maze of half-completed structures, gantries, stacked materials, and busy workers — tracking what’s going on can be a nightmare. Scaled Robotics has designed a robot that can navigate this chaos and produce 3D progress maps in minutes, precise enough to detect that a beam is just a centimeter or two […]

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North ending production of current Focals smart glasses to focus on Focals 2.0

By | Augmented Reality, brooklyn, Clothing, computing, eyewear, focals, Gadgets, glasses, Hardware, interface devices, ios devices, iPhone, myo, North, North America, smartglasses, smartphone, smartphones, Stephen Lake, TC, Technology, thalmic labs, toronto, Wearables

Smart glasses maker North announced today that it will be ending production of its first-generation Focals glasses, which it brought to market for consumers last year. The company says it will instead shift its focus to Focals 2.0, a next-generation version of the product, which it says will ship starting in 2020. Focals are North’s […]

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