Post Tagged with: "Smart"

CES 2018: Orosound smart earphones cancel out unwanted noise

January 7, 2018 1:19 pm0 comments

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Dan Simmons puts Orosound’s Tilde noise cancelling earphones to the test. BBC News – Technology

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The glitch that stole Christmas: How to handle smart tech gifts

December 23, 2017 8:41 am0 comments
The glitch that stole Christmas: How to handle smart tech gifts

Although the rush to connect everything from toys to toothbrushes, cars to sex toys, and any number of household appliances to the internet, seems inexorable, there is little regulation protecting your cyber-security. Not surprising then that there has been a raft of stories this year highlighting the vulnerabilities that are […]

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Apple HomeKit flaw left smart gadgets vulnerable

December 8, 2017 4:02 pm0 comments
Apple HomeKit flaw left smart gadgets vulnerable

Apple has fixed a security flaw in its HomeKit system that could have let unauthorised people control smart home gadgets such as door locks and lights. The bug appeared in the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system iOS 11.2, and could have let criminals unlock internet-connected doors. A researcher […]

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Apple delays launch of smart speaker

November 17, 2017 2:36 pm0 comments
Apple delays launch of smart speaker

Apple is delaying the release of its HomePod smart speaker until 2018. The electronics giant said the device, which was due to be released in December this year, still needed development work. It said the HomePod would be ready to go on shop shelves in the US, UK and Australia […]

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Pedestrian crossing reacts to danger with smart tech

October 9, 2017 10:56 pm0 comments

[unable to retrieve full-text content] A mix of road-embedded LEDs and smart sensors warn traffic if a child runs into the street. BBC News – Technology

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Amazon revamps Echo smart speaker family

September 27, 2017 5:07 pm0 comments
Amazon revamps Echo smart speaker family

Amazon has announced new versions of its Echo smart speakers that promise improved sound and voice recognition. The basic model also allows its shell to be changed to give it different looks – a feature already offered by Google’s rival Home device. A larger Echo Plus adds a “home hub”, […]

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Samsung working on home smart speaker

August 24, 2017 10:14 am0 comments
Samsung working on home smart speaker

Samsung has confirmed it is developing its own voice-controlled “smart speaker” for the home, to rival devices by Amazon and Google. DJ Koh, head of Samsung’s mobile division, told CNBC News: “I am already working on it.” The company already has a voice-controlled assistant called Bixby on some of its […]

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Using cheap magnet, hacker beats protections on a “smart” handgun.

July 28, 2017 11:46 am0 comments

[unable to retrieve full-text content] A hacker circumvents protections on a gun designed to limit who can shoot it. BBC News – Technology

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Google Glass smart eyewear returns

July 19, 2017 4:23 am0 comments
Google Glass smart eyewear returns

Google is to sell a revamped version of its smart glasses to businesses, more than two years after the original version of the product was cancelled. The company said Glass Enterprise Edition had improved battery life and felt more comfortable during long-term wear than before. However, it still resembles the […]

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‘Smart’ vending machine could sell alcohol and ammunition

July 13, 2017 7:06 pm0 comments

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The machine uses biometric security to verify users have the right to buy its products. BBC News – Technology

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