This entertaining video is a good way to learn what the Amazon Echo can do.
Example #69 of why the Internet of Shit is a bad idea: Penetration testers found that the Cellmate brand chastity cage can be remotely hacked and permanently locked onto the wearer, requiring a potentially embarrassing trip to the ER, since there's no manual override. In their brilliantly-titled report "Smart male chastity lock cock-up," they describe… READ THE REST
• 'Fronton' is the FSB's IoT botnet project READ THE REST
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon have come up with this new IoT Assistant app (available for both iOS and Android) that will supposedly inform you about what Internet-connected smart devices are around you at any point in time, and what kind of information they might be collecting. "Because of new laws like the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)… READ THE REST
The Apple Watch is a great addition to any tech arsenal–until it runs out of juice, that is. Then, you have to go about the process of recharging. Of course, the Apple Watch only recharges via wireless charging, meaning it can sometimes end up being pretty inconvenient to power up, especially if you're out and… READ THE REST
We've probably all been holding our breath about this for a while. And now that it's here, we can start getting used to the idea that this winter will be unlike any before it. With COVID's impact on the holidays, we're all expecting some big changes this time around. However, Mother Nature isn't really all… READ THE REST
This year has given us a perfect opportunity to work on a holiday season project. Since virtually every family has loads of history trapped in old slides, negatives, and photos, this might be just the right time to make sure those precious and historic moments are digitized and preserved for eternity. That used to mean… READ THE REST