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Anki To Release Game-changing Cozmo SDK

For developers interested in lower-level control of Cozmo, the SDK provides direct access to low-level controls such as driving the robot’s treads, moving the head and lift, displaying bitmaps on his screen, reading accelerometer and gyroscope data, processing images from

iRobot CEO: Robotics Is An IoT Solution

Meghan Ottolini for CRN:  Could robotics provide solutions that would help the Internet of Things to go mainstream? iRobot CEO Colin Angle believers IoT-integrated robots can solve issues around IoT device mapping and maintenance.  “In order for the Internet

3 Home Audio Myths Totally Debunked

In order to accurately produce a wide variety of wavelengths simultaneously, you need speakers of different sizes.

Are prices driving away potential smart home consumers?

DAVID CURRY for ReadWrite:  Almost every product in the house now has a smart alternative, Nest revolutionized the thermostat and smoke detector, August built a smartphone connected door lock, and Samsung launched a smart fridge. Even with the abundance of smart

With 7 mini houses, the first Sonos store lets you hear as you would at home

Keith Nelson Jr. for DigitalTrends:  Home is where the heart is and the heart of Sonos’ new 4,200-square-foot retail store is a recreation of the home experience. Located in New York City’s trendy SoHo neighborhood, multiroom audio pioneer’s&

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Now You Can Hide Your Smart Home on the Darknet

Andy Greenberg for WIRED:  The Privacy Software Tor has aided everything from drug dealing marketplaces to whistleblowing websites in evading surveillance on the darknet. Now that same software can be applied to a far more personal form of security: keeping hackers out of your toaster.
On Wednesday, the privacy-focused non-profit Guardian Project, a partner of the Tor Project that maintains and develops the Tor anonymity network, announced a new technique it’s developed to apply Tor’s layers of encryption and network stealth to protecting so-called “Internet of things” or “smart home” devices. That growing class of gadgets, ranging from refrigerators to lightbulbs to security cameras, are connected to the Internet to make possible new forms of remote management and automation. They also, as the security research community has repeatedly demonstrated, enable a new breed of over-the-Internet attacks, such as the rash of hackers harassing infants via baby monitors or the potential for hackers tosteal your Gmail password from your fridge.  Cont'd...
 

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Legrand Launches All-New Website for Enhanced Usability, Personalized Experience for Professional Customers

Visitors will benefit from many new features, including mobile optimization to provide fast access to products and information while on the go.

Nelson Pass' First Watt Introduces New F7 Power Amplifier

A Very Unique Power Amplifier

Parks Associates Senior Research Director to Address System-Wide Approaches to Digital Health at mHealth + Telehealth World

Parks Associates today announced Harry Wang, Senior Director of Research at Parks Associates, will speak next week at mHealth + Telehealth World to address the rising consumerism in the U.S. healthcare industry and examine system-wide approaches to digital health.

Christie Boxer Projectors and Sono Wrap the Monastery of San Esteban in Salamanca in Images

Christie Boxer Projectors Transform Monastery of San Esteban into Scenic Wonderland.

TrueConf Videoconferencing Benefits German Hospital Network

Ortenau Klinikum, a hospital network based in Offenburg, Germany, has exchanged their outdated hardware videoconferencing system for TrueConf Server, a modern UC software platform. Deployment of the new system allows the clinic's radiologists to improve the quality of cancer diagnostics and cut decision-making time.

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The all new XAP-1510 offers a best in class Wireless Access Point designed specifically for the CI channel. Combining high output power and leading-edge 802.11ac 3x3 Dual-Band technology with Beamforming, the XAP-1510 delivers data rates up to 1900Mbps along with outstanding wireless coverage for a world-class Wi-Fi experience. It can be used as a standalone AP or as part of a multi-AP deployment together with Luxul's XWC-1000 wireless controller. The XAP-1510 will be available from authorized Luxul distributors in October.

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