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Samsung expands its fleet of Family Hub smart fridges

Samsung's family of Family Hub smart refrigerators is about to get a lot bigger, with 10 new touchscreen-equipped models making a CES debut.<p>A year ago, at CES 2016, Samsung swung for the smart fridge fences with the debut of its Family Hub Refrigerator, a $6,000 four-door fridge with Wi-Fi …

Motiv crams a fitness band’s worth of functionality into a ring

Here’s one of those devices I can’t wait to put through some real world testing. Motiv’s creators have made some pretty big claims for their tiny wearable – which are pretty impressive, if true, putting a new spin on the somewhat staid and oversaturated world of fitness tracking wearables.<p>For what …

They blocked Netflix, but no one's in a rush to regulate insecure 'smart devices'

It seems the banal world of baby monitors and webcams is all it takes to bring down our most popular websites these days.<p>So, what should we do about …

Fitbit's Pebble acquisition risks alienating loyal users

After days of rumors and speculation, Pebble finally confirmed yesterday that it's getting acquired by Fitbit. At first, this sounded like it might be a good thing, as Pebble was struggling to gain market share in the wearables industry and may have gone under without an exit plan. Unfortunately, …

Never print another lost dog poster again with Trakz GPS for pets

We all love our pets. Dog people, cat people, whoever we are, we can all agree that we would never want to lose our furry friends. Trakz wants to …

Barbie's tech-powered Dreamhouse was a nightmare this Christmas

Mattel's attempt to bring Barbie into the internet age with an app-connected, voice-controlled Barbie Hello Dreamhouse left many users out in the …

Here are the 6 major trends for IoT in 2016

The Internet of Things is moving from futuristic to commonplace. The huge amount of active devices in 2020, projected by IDC, Gartner, and Juniper, don’t seem as colossal as they did at the start of the year, due to a variety of ambitious and successful IoT projects.<p>IoT has been most effective in …

Internet of Things

5 Tips for the Internet of Things Security Risks

The Internet of Things is experiencing a rapid rise. The technique is not new; after all, it has been years that the surveillance cameras are used …

Cybersecurity

IOT Is The Killer App For Big Data

Companies have been embarking on big data initiatives for many years. Often, these were IT driven solutions looking for problems to solve. IT professionals understood that if they could bring many disparate data sources into one place and make that data actionable, the data would become a gold mine …

Internet of Things

Amazon now has a programmable Dash Button for the IoT

Amazon has revealed a programmable Dash Button which can be assigned to any product or purpose, a customizable version of its one-touch reordering …

Cloud Computing
Amazon Web Services

How Internet Of Things Data Improves Product Development

The data provided by the Internet of Things (IoT) is fast becoming an essential tool for product development. Five examples that I studied recently all take different approaches but show how the data collected from a product can remove much of the guesswork about consumer needs and provide a …

Internet of Things

Cisco names 10 cities using its cloud-based smart service

Cisco, which has promoted its smart city technologies for more than two years, today announced that 10 cities, including Paris and Copenhagen, are …

Cashless society push will speed smart city development in Malaysia

Malaysia's MaGIC, Cyberview and Mastercard have formed an alliance to promote a cashless ecosystem.<p><i>Image (IDG) - Smart cities</i><p>Malaysia's Malaysian …

7 Technology Trends That Will Dominate 2017

Personally, I’m amazed at the technology we have available to us. It’s astounding to have the power to retrieve almost any information and communicate in a thousand different ways using a device that fits in your pocket.<p>There’s always something new on the horizon, and we can’t help but wait and …

Pokémon Go