HomeKit-Enabled Eve Energy Can Help You Cut Your Power Bill

 Elgato, a company that makes a number of smart home devices under its “Eve” brand, including those that track weather and air quality, is today rolling a new product for those more concerned with monitoring and controlling their home’s energy usage. The Eve Energy device plugs into a wall socket, allowing you to control connected devices via[…]

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Ex-Mozilla Team Unveils “Sense,” An Intelligent, Secure Hub For The Smart Home

 With the emerging ecosystem of connected devices – often dubbed the “Internet of Things” – consumers are rightly worried about the security and privacy implications associated with always-on hardware in their homes that listen, watch, observe and then store data in the cloud. Today, a company called Silk Labs, co-founded by former Mozilla CTO Andreas Gal,[…]

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HaLow Is The Natural Next Step In The Evolution Of IoT

 At the start of this year, the Wi-Fi Alliance announced the long-awaited Wi-Fi HaLow standard for products incorporating IEEE 802.11ah wireless networking technology. HaLow extends a flavor of Wi-Fi into the 900 MHz band, which provides greater range than the pre-existing 2.4 GHz standard, provides better connectivity through barriers such as walls and promises extensibility[…]

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IoT Could Be Used To Spy, Admits James Clapper

 The latest high profile individual to debunk the notion that surveillance is at risk of ‘going dark’ in an age of increasingly robust encryption is none other than James Clapper, U.S. director of national intelligence himself. Read More Source: New Tech Gear

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IoT Security Turned Into An ‘I Spy’ Educational Book For Kids

 Security can be a very dry and impenetrable topic. But if the steady creep of connected devices into people’s homes and day-to-day routines continues there’s arguably going to need to be a very broad effort to widen awareness of potential privacy risks. Read More Source: New Tech Gear

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Social Engineering – Hacking the Human Mind

Today, there are more hack attempts than ever before.  We are in the information age, where the collection and analysis of information is among the most valued possessions in the tech world.  As mentioned in previous posts, many companies are utilizing bots and other computer software to build individual personality profiles to target specific markets and increase[…]

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A Quick Tour Of Wearables In 2015

 Wearables had a varied year in 2015, with a lot of hype and a few big winners streaking ahead of the field, leaving plenty of also-rans struggling to stand out. It’s fair to say that the entire category is yet to prove whether it offers lasting utility or mere faddish novelty… Read More Source:[…]

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SmartThings And Samsung Team Up To Make Your TV A Smart Home Hub

 Samsung and SmartThings are buddying up to introduce Samsung’s latest line of Smart TVs, complete with SmartThings platform integration so folks can use their TVs as an interface to control the home. There is no shortage of internet-connected devices out there, from standard security systems and smart lighting systems all the way to the connected[…]

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What Will The Internet Of Things Be When It Grows Up?

 An old proverb advises, “Keep a thing seven years, and you’ll find a use for it.” Well, it’s been about seven years since there were officially more “things” connected to the Internet than people. It looks like they’re keepers, and we’ve found countless uses for them. Now that the IoT seems to be firmly embedded[…]

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