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Content and customer in makes for max revenue and happy customers. See how partner Marko Štajcer built a video recommendation system.

Weil Betriebsunterbrechung keine Option ist: die Easy UPS von Schneider Electric, ideal für den Einsatz in kleinen und mittelgroßen Unternehmen. Besondere Kennzeichen: einfach in der Installation, der Wartung und der Bedienung.

The maps that are particularly built for self-driving purposes are usually called High Definition Maps or HD Maps & have extremely high precision at the centimeter-level

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IoT Tip #6: Hire staff that are specifically trained and experienced in Internet and web security -- and not just any old motley crew. IoT Security Checklist: Embedthis Software: #136

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Device that makes surfaces smart reaches funding in an hour

The Knocki team’s Kickstarter campaign was a huge success: they managed to raise $35,000 in just over an hour. They’ve even reached $136,000 as of this writing. What enticed people to put their faith in Knocki’s creator (Texas-based Swan Solutions) is the promise of a device that can turn any surface into a controller for various gadgets and smart devices in your home. So long as you attach a Knocki onto, say, a table, a countertop or a wall, it can recognize up to 10 unique tapping and knocking patterns.

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NYT: Google's Echo competitor is called 'Home'

Google’s answer to the Amazon Echo is named Google Home, according to The New York Times. Google Home, which was developed under the codename “Chirp,” is a voice-powered assistant that can answer basic questions as you bustle around the house. The device should hit stores in the fall and Google is set to unveil the device during its big I/O conference tomorrow, NYT reports.

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FTC vs D-Link: All bark, no bite

Most routers are bad. Bad to their little router bones. But they were made that way. And when you get one of the bad ones in your home, they sit there like little privacy and security time bombs, just waiting to become conduits of evil in your house.

You think I’m joking. But if you look at the state of router security, then you will know this is a big problem. And it’s one that’s nearly impossible for normal people to fix.

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Helia bulbs cut blue light to help you sleep at night

Soraa doesn’t generally make lighting solutions for us plebians. Its lightbulbs grace the likes of the Palace of Versailles, not the One Bedroom of Terrence. But the company is ready to dabble in the consumer market with Helia. These smart bulbs jump not just on the bandwagon of IoT, but embrace the growing hostility toward blue light.

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Acer is making an air quality monitor

Acer’s next project is a different type of monitor than you might expect from the company. It’s an air quality monitor, actually. No, wait; where are you going? “The Acer Air Monitor features a sleek and simple design, the device allows real-time monitoring of key air quality indicators through a dedicated app for smartphones, and by the changing colors of a breathing LED light embedded on the chassis,” the company said in a press release. It all sounds very exciting.

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Control your home with a gorgeous wooden remote

If you’re looking for an attractive way to control your smart home, this minimalist, carved-wood multipurpose remote might fit the bill. It’s called the Turn Touch, and it’s pulled in almost twice the Kickstarter funding requested. The project has almost reached its first stretch goal to add IFTTT support, with plans to add Apple’s HomeKit down the line.

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Keep tabs on your kid's location while you binge watch Netflix

It seems like everyone wants to get into your living room. From the Apple TV to Google Home to Amazon’s range of devices, your house is the site of the next battle for connected device supremacy. Instead of a voice command gadget with a screen like the Alexa Show, though, Samsung is looking to use its line of smart televisions to keep you connected with friends and family. The company is bringing location-sharing app Glympse to the Tizen operating system on the Samsung Smart TV.

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Director of National Intelligence warns of IoT security threats

Hackers aren’t the only ones bypassing the weak security of the Internet of Things. According to Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats, smart devices could also be used to shut down US intelligence operations in the future. At an open hearing today, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) heard testimony on the worldwide threat assessment of the US intelligence community. Coats’ opening statements included a warning of the dangers of poor smart device security as well as the continued inevitability of Russian cyber threats.

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Future phones will ID devices by their electromagnetic fields

While NFC has become a standard feature on Android phones these days, it is only as convenient as it is available on the other end, not to mention the awkwardness of aligning the antennas as well. As such, Carnegie Mellon University’s Future Interfaces Group is proposing a working concept that’s practically the next evolution of NFC: electromagnetic emissions sensing. You see, as Disney Research already pointed out last year, each piece of electrical device has its own unique electromagnetic field, so this characteristic alone can be used as an ID so long as the device isn’t truly powered off. With a little hardware and software magic, the team has come up with a prototype smartphone – a modified Moto G from 2013 – fitted with electromagnetic-sensing capability, so that it can recognize any electronic device by simply tapping on one.

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Olly is like an Amazon Echo but with personality

Everyone’s making a smart personal assistant these days – thanks, Alexa! – but most of them aren’t as adorable as the Olly. It’s basically a doughnut-shaped speaker that lies flat when dormant but stands and spins around with lights flashing when active. But what sets the Olly apart from the Echo-clone pack is that it incorporates a bit of personality into the mix. What kind of personality? Well, yours: Olly’s personality adapts to yours over time. According to London-based Emotech, its parent company, Olly’s behavior will evolve depending on how you interact with it.

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Alexa can control your dumb AC unit using Ambi's smart hub

Some of you may recall that back in October 2014, Hong Kong startup Ambi Labs unveiled its Ambi Climate as a gateway between your smartphone and your dumb air conditioner at home. But it isn’t just about replacing your infrared remote control; what makes Ambi Climate unique is its machine learning capability, so that over time it learns your comfort preferences by way of various sensors, while also saving up to 20-percent energy according to user feedback. Now, almost 2.5 years later, the company is back with the Ambi Climate 2, which is essentially a prettier version of its $179 predecessor and with a lower retail price of $129; and you can grab one for as low as around $80 on Kickstarter, with shipments expected to begin in June this year.

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Luxury AGA ovens aren't safe from hackers

In the kitchen, nothing screams “I have money” like an AGA. The expensive British-made cast-iron stoves (or cookers, depending on where you’re from) have barely changed in terms of looks much over the last century, but they have got smarter. Thanks to the company’s iTotal Control technology, owners of certain models – costing $10,000 and upwards – have been able to switch their oven on and off via an app or by sending it a simple text message. It’s no doubt helped them remotely prepare dinner, but a security flaw in the system has also left them open to mischievous third parties.

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IKEA launches its own low-cost smart lighting range

For many people, their first foray into the world of home automation begins with lighting. There’s a good reason for this: smart bulbs easily fit into existing furnishings and can be operated using just a smartphone, which (mostly) everybody now owns. Philips, with its Hue range, is perhaps the most well known smart bulb maker, but that could soon change thanks to a new entrant: IKEA. That’s right, the world’s biggest furniture chain is today debuting its own smart lighting range in the UK. As you’d expect, the prices are a lot easier on the wallet.

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