Google may combine Home and Wi-Fi hub into a single product

Google is said to be considering combining its Google Home and Google Wi-Fi smart-home devices into a single product, expanding functionality and cutting costs for smart homes of the future.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/06/google-may-combine-home-and-wi-fi-hub-into-single-product.html

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FTC's Lawsuit Should Make You Feel Very Insecure About the IoT


Even though D-Link expressly promised that many of its wireless devices had the highest level of security available, the Federal Trade Commission last month filed a lawsuit that alleges otherwise. The FTC filing includes copies of online marketing materials and technical specifications for D-Link’s products, and flatly declares that “thousands of Defendants’ routers and cameras have been vulnerable to attacks that subject consumers’ sensitive personal information and local networks to a significant risk of unauthorized access.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84302.html?rss=1

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LG's levitating Bluetooth speaker is more than just a gimmick

More often than not, our favorite devices unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show are more about flash than they are about function.

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Microsoft announces Windows-on-ARM partnership with Qualcomm, but done right this time

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Microsoft wants to merge x86 and ARM support on to future devices running Qualcomm processors. The company has a fair shot of pulling it off this time around, thanks to 32-bit Win32 emulation and support for x86 applications.

The post Microsoft announces Windows-on-ARM partnership with Qualcomm, but done right this time appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Black Friday Shoppers Hungry for New Experiences, New Tech


Many consumers will rush to shopping malls and give their mobile devices a workout later this week. Fifty-nine percent of the U.S. population, or 137.4 million shoppers, is expected to hunt for bargains over Black Friday weekend, according to new survey from the National Retail Federation.
The figures are up slightly from 58.7 percent, or 135.8 million shoppers, a year ago, with both surveys ranging from Thanksgiving Day through Small Business Saturday and Sunday after.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84106.html?rss=1

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Big Data and Analytics: Creating New Value


The massive amount of data available from connected devices creates an unprecedented opportunity for increased optimization of products and services — and, consequently, revenue. The deep investment in big data gathering and analytics is fueled by an ability to create added value for companies based on actionable business insights, and to create added value for consumers by providing lifestyle benefits. While gathering and analyzing data comes at a substantial cost, the return can be great for businesses.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83998.html?rss=1

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New PC industry consortium to develop next-gen memory interconnect

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A new memory standard consortium wants to revolutionize how we connect new storage devices to future computers, and it’s promising near-term results.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/237537-new-pc-industry-consortium-to-develop-next-gen-memory-interconnect?source=Computing

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Samsung drama continues as company's washing machines found to explode

Samsung’s issues with exploding devices may, oddly enough, extend far beyond the public relations disaster that was the recently recalled Galaxy Note 7. According to a report from ABC News, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a warning in regards to top-loading Samsung washing machines after fielding numerous complaints about the machines exploding.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/09/30/samsung-drama-continues-as-companys-washing-machines-found-to-explode.html

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Samsung's solution to exploding Galaxy Note 7s is to shorten battery life

By now, you’ve probably heard that Samsung’s Galaxy Note7 devices have a tendency to go boom whilst charging.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/09/14/samsungs-solution-to-exploding-galaxy-note-7s-is-to-shorten-battery-life.html

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Galaxy Note 7 explodes in Australian hotel, causes $1,380 in damage

Amid reports of Galaxy Note 7 devices either catching fire or exploding, Samsung last week initiated an unprecedented recall for its high-profile and initially high-praised phablet.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/09/07/galaxy-note-7-explodes-in-australian-hotel-causes-1380-in-damage.html

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Would you eat a battery? Researchers develop a power source you can swallow

Medical devices are often packed with batteries that are themselves packed with toxic chemicals that react badly in the body, so researchers from Carnegie Mellon University looked for a way to make them more compatible.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/08/25/would-eat-battery-researchers-develop-power-source-can-swallow.html

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