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How to get started with DIY home surveillance systems

How to get started with DIY home surveillance systems To cover other cases, you’ll need to have one or more general-purpose security cameras.Outdoor security cameras come with a variety of fields of view.

When you look at the camera and it looks back: How artificial intelligence is revolutionizing home security

When you look at the camera and it looks back: How artificial intelligence is revolutionizing home security Last year, we covered how scene recognition would be the next transformative milestone in artificial intelligence.But with the recent release of the Nest outdoor camera, it appears Google has an ace up its sleeve.

Intel recalls Basis Peak fitness trackers due to fire hazard, kills product line

Intel recalls Basis Peak fitness trackers due to fire hazard, kills product line Even so, the complete recall and cancellation of the Basis Peak is noteworthy — especially given all the money and effort Intel has been pumping into its own Internet of Things business.You can then find opportunities in your daily routine to insert take-charge-of-your-health actions, like getting more activity and regular sleep.

How to buy DIY home alarm and security systems

How to buy DIY home alarm and security systems A security system is one of the best lines of defense in protecting your home.There are many well-known options for turn-key, monitored alarm systems that come with a professional installer and a monthly fee.

Power BI introduces real-time dashboard tiles to visualize streaming data

Power BI introduces real-time dashboard tiles to visualize streaming data Microsoft’s Power BI software is adding real-time streaming of data to its list of analytical features today.” The move to enabling real-time data streaming comes off the back of Microsoft’s analysis of a growing IoT and social media trends that lend themselves to quicker information monitoring.

Qualcomm may acquire NXP Semiconductor in $30 billion deal

Qualcomm may acquire NXP Semiconductor in $30 billion deal Rumors suggest that Qualcomm might be planning to acquire NXP Semiconductor in a deal worth at least $30 billion.If Qualcomm is a high-profile success story that’s risen to dominate modem licensing and smartphone SoC design, NXP Semiconductor is the multi-billion dollar semiconductor company you haven’t heard of.

Internet struck by waves of outages as massive DDoS attack affects major services

Internet struck by waves of outages as massive DDoS attack affects major services Rolling outages and intermittent connectivity problems hit the Internet today, thanks to a massive DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack launched at DNS provider Dyn.Attacking a DNS (Domain Name System) provider is a good way to knock out large swaths of the Internet.

Tesla claims it can control how customers use its self-driving car

Tesla claims it can control how customers use its self-driving car The company also included some details on how customers who purchase self-driving vehicles are allowed to use their cars.The company’s claims will almost certainly be tested in court, given how Tesla is attempting to execute a fairly massive power grab.

IoT devices likely drove Friday Internet blackout, some products already recalled

IoT devices likely drove Friday Internet blackout, some products already recalled A few weeks ago, security researcher Brian Krebs, author of the blog Krebs on Security, was driven offline by mammoth DDoS attacks driven by IoT devices.The attack now seems to have been a warm-up for last Friday’s wide-scale internet outage, and security researchers suspect that Internet of Things products were once again to blame.

Samsung buys Harman: further proof the car is the biggest consumer electronics device

Samsung buys Harman: further proof the car is the biggest consumer electronics device With the purchase of Harman, Samsung is looking for a bigger role in the automotive sector.The Samsung SmartThings hub may be the de facto standard for controlling disparate protocols (Zigbgee, Z-Wave) and brands for lights, dimmers, thermostats, moisture sensors, door locks, and alarms.

The Internet of Things has officially hit peak stupid, courtesy of this smart toaster

The Internet of Things has officially hit peak stupid, courtesy of this smart toaster At the show this week, Griffin Technology debuted a smart toaster as part of their new Griffin Home initiative.In fairness to Griffin, a smart toaster is the kind of fusion device you might expect from a mythological lion-eagle hybrid with no opposable thumbs, seven hit dice, and a brain the approximate size of a heavily mutated walnut.

Appliances at CES 2017: How 'smart' do you want your home to be?

Appliances at CES 2017: How 'smart' do you want your home to be? LAS VEGAS — If there was a word of the year for CES 2017, it’d be “smart.” Nearly every booth, and every product category featured supposedly smart versions of the previous year’s products.

New Samsung security camera hacks show yet again why it's important to have a good firewall

New Samsung security camera hacks show yet again why it's important to have a good firewall The saga of hacks made on Samsung’s popular SmartCam security cameras are a perfect illustration of why your network defense must start with a well-managed firewall.So while the history of these hacks isn’t unique, it does provide a good case study.

Google Home starts catching up to the Amazon Echo

Google Home starts catching up to the Amazon Echo Good news, Google Home owners: the smart home hub can now talk to more gear.The new gear will be managed by the Home Control system, which keeps all of the IoT devices on one hub through Google Assistant.

Microsoft's Creators Update will include a new Windows Defender Security Center

Microsoft's Creators Update will include a new Windows Defender Security Center It’s designed to simplify and unify all the various security settings of Windows in the same place.In that sense, it’s somewhat analogous to the Action Center that Microsoft debuted back in Windows XP SP2.

Hackers cause hotel to ditch keycards for old-school keys and locks

Hackers cause hotel to ditch keycards for old-school keys and locks Once a ransom is paid, the hackers then deliver an electronic "decryption key" which can be used to restore the device to normal.Unless the hotel paid a ransom in Bitcoin totaling close to $1,800 dollars, it wouldn't be able to access its reservation system, cash desk system or issue electronic keycards.

Mozilla gives up on Firefox OS, its mobile-turned IoT operating system

Mozilla gives up on Firefox OS, its mobile-turned IoT operating system Released in 2013, Firefox OS was supposed to pick up where webOS left off, with a mobile operating system built on open web standards like HTML5.As part of a company refocus on the Firefox web browser, Mozilla recently laid off 50 members who worked on Firefox OS development and projects unrelated to the browser, according to CNET.

A university was attacked by its lightbulbs, vending machines and lamp posts

A university was attacked by its lightbulbs, vending machines and lamp posts Over 5,000 connected devices, including light bulbs and vending machines, were hacked to slow internet service at a university to a crawl.Poorly secured internet of things (IoT) devices have become gold mines for hackers looking to launch DDoS attacks to take websites and services offline.

Just what no one needed: 'world's first smart condom' unveiled

Just what no one needed: 'world's first smart condom' unveiled Con “smart condom” is the odds-on heavyweight contender for terrible idea of the week.It is not smart, and it is not a condom, and those are only two of the many facepalm-inducing problems with this product.

FTC head wants the Internet of Things to regulate itself

FTC head wants the Internet of Things to regulate itself The acting head of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Maureen Ohlhausen, has said that she believes the Internet of Things industry should largely be left to regulate itself, rather than being subjected to external oversight.She also defended the use of data analytics to target consumers with different offers and pricing.