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Spy on your smart home with this open source research tool

By | chromium, Gadgets, Internet of Things, IoT, IoT Inspector, Princeton University, privacy, privacy research, Security, smart devices, smart home devices, traffic analyzer, WireShark

Researchers at Princeton University have built a web app that lets you (and them) spy on your smart home devices to see what they’re up to. The open source tool, called IoT Inspector, is available for download here. (Currently it’s Mac OS only, with a wait list for Windows or Linux.) In a blog about […]

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Amazon stops selling stick-on Dash buttons

By | Amazon, amazon dash, api, button, connected objects, Dash, dash button, Dash Replenishment, e-commerce, eCommerce, Gadgets, Germany, Internet of Things, IoT, voice assistant

Amazon has confirmed it has retired physical stick-on Dash buttons from sale — in favor of virtual alternatives that let Prime Members tap a digital button to reorder a staple product. It also points to its Dash Replenishment service — which offers an API for device makers wanting to build internet-connected appliances that can automatically […]

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Cheap Internet of Things gadgets betray you even after you toss them in the trash

By | Gadgets, Hardware, Internet of Things, Security, smart bulbs, smart home

You may think that the worst you’ll risk by buying a bargain-bin smart bulb or security camera will be a bit of extra trouble setting it up or a lack of settings. But it’s not just while they’re plugged in that these slapdash gadgets are a security risk — even from the garbage can, they can still compromise your network.

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Wrest control from a snooping smart speaker with this teachable ‘parasite’

By | Advertising Tech, Alexa, Artificial Intelligence, connected devices, Europe, Gadgets, GitHub, Google, google home, Hardware, Home Automation, Internet of Things, IoT, neural network, privacy, Security, smart assistant, smart speaker, Speaker

What do you get when you put one internet-connected device on top of another? A little more control than you otherwise would in the case of Alias the “teachable ‘parasite’” — an IoT project smart speaker topper made by two designers, Bjørn Karmann and Tore Knudsen. The Raspberry Pi-powered, fungus-inspired blob’s mission is to whisper […]

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Miku watches your baby (and your baby’s heartbeat) while you relax

By | ambient intelligence, Artificial Intelligence, baby monitor, ceo, CES 2019, computing, department of defense, Gadgets, Internet of Things, L3, Machine Learning Technology, real-time, smartphones, TC, Technology, wearable devices, wi-fi

Using technology that sounds like it comes straight out of Predator, Miku is a new baby monitor that watches and senses your baby’s vitals in real time. The system not only broadcasts a secure feed of your baby’s sleep time but it also analyzes the heart rate and breathing without wearables. The system uses military […]

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Miku watches your baby (and your baby’s heartbeat) while you relax

By | ambient intelligence, Artificial Intelligence, baby monitor, ceo, CES 2019, computing, department of defense, Gadgets, Internet of Things, L3, Machine Learning Technology, real-time, smartphones, TC, Technology, wearable devices, wi-fi

Using technology that sounds like it comes straight out of Predator, Miku is a new baby monitor that watches and senses your baby’s vitals in real time. The system not only broadcasts a secure feed of your baby’s sleep time but it also analyzes the heart rate and breathing without wearables. The system uses military […]

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Verizon and T-Mobile call out AT&T over fake 5G labels

By | 4G, 5g, 5g network, AT&T, deutsche telekom, Gadgets, Internet of Things, Mobile, mobile technology, T-Mobile, Technology, Verizon, Verizon Communications, wireless industry, wireless networks

AT&T recently started a shady marketing tactic that labeled its 4G network as a 5G network. Now, rivals Verizon and T-Mobile are not having any of it. In an open letter, in which AT&T is not named directly, Verizon says in part “the potential to over-hype and under-deliver on the 5G promise is a temptation […]

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D-Link thinks 5G will cut your cords forever

By | 5g, Best-Buy, CES 2019, computing, D Link, DSP, Gadgets, Internet of Things, Router, TC, Technology, wi-fi, wireless

Network gear maker D-Link just announced a 5G router that sends high-speed Wi-Fi through your house without cables. The router, called the DWR-2010, should allow users to get massive speeds over 5G networks without running cable. Don’t expect to pick this up at the local Best Buy, however, as the 5G router will probably ship […]

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Bumblebees bearing high-tech backpacks act as a living data collection platform

By | bees, Biotech, Gadgets, Hardware, Internet of Things, IoT, Science, TC, university of washington, Wearables

There’s lots of research going into tiny drones, but one of the many hard parts is keeping them in the air for any real amount of time. Why not hitch a ride on something that already flies all day? That’s the idea behind this project that equips bumble bees with sensor-filled backpacks that charge wirelessly and collect data on the fields they visit.

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