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Will the Coming 'Internet of Things' Mean the Death of Privacy?

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 06.30.2016 | Technology
Vivek Wadhwa

Technology companies say they will use the Internet of Things to improve our energy usage, health, security, and lifestyle and habits. In reality, companies such as Apple and Google want to learn all they can about us so that they can market more products and services to us -- and sell our data to others.

The Internet of Things Is Coming to Light: An Interview with Corey Egan of Ilumi

Phil Simon | Posted 05.17.2016 | Business
Phil Simon

We're talking about much more than proper computers, smartphones and tablets here. Doorknobs, garage doors, cars and appliances will all talk to other devices -- and to us. The possibilities are limitless.

7 New Tech Gadgets Every Parent Needs to Know About

Andrea Smith | Posted 03.21.2015 | Technology
Andrea Smith

We all know the feeling of sneaking over to the baby rocker and starting it up again or changing the speed, desperately trying not to wake the baby so you can enjoy just a few more moments of peace and quiet. mamaRoo has you covered with their new connected baby rocker.

Internet of Things, The Game Changer

Paul Mashegoane | Posted 01.31.2015 | Technology
Paul Mashegoane

The world has never seen something like this, not even science fiction movies did not exactly predict this. We have seen a drop in the ocean of what's about to happen, approaching us at a lightning speed.

Technology Today Is More Therapeutic Than Diagnostic

Gil Laroya | Posted 10.07.2014 | Technology
Gil Laroya

It's up to today's programmers, developers, inventors and technologists to steer the direction of therapeutic technology. They can develop tech for the good of society, or they can hack tech for their own selfish goals.

Do You Trust Internet-Connected Appliances Enough To Let Them Run Your Home?

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 03.26.2014 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

The idea that household appliances need Internet-connected capabilities has always seemed over the top. The products are finally becoming practical. However, before these technologies become mainstream the industry will need to address a major issue: Can they convince consumers that these devices are secure and non-invasive?

LG Wants You to Text Your Fridge

Andrea Smith | Posted 03.09.2014 | Technology
Andrea Smith

Wearable technology may be the big trend here at the international CES but smart, connected home appliances is coming in a close second. Samsung show...

9 Household Items That Could Be Spying on You

Adam Levin | Posted 10.15.2013 | Technology
Adam Levin

For Americans concerned about their privacy, the NSA data grabs are daunting, but what about the data grabs happening inside your own home, perpetrated not by the government but by your coffee machine?

Grandma's Big Data, Privacy and Your Future Choices

Joseph F. Coughlin | Posted 08.25.2013 | Technology
Joseph F. Coughlin

We rarely think of older adults as being lifestyle leaders. However, the needs of an aging society combined with the availability of technology, related services and the big data they generate requires a cross-generational discussion of privacy.

Is Your Dishwasher Really Yearning For The Internet?

Technology Review | Posted 12.16.2012 | Technology

A startup called Ube thinks smart devices and smartphone apps will make home automation cheap and easy. But will consumers go for it?...

A Message From Our Future Smart Appliance Overlords (VIDEO)

secure.avaaz.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A fridge from the future has told me that only I can save its future -- and the planet's. And it's not even 8 a.m. yet. Whew. What a way to start a Fr...

GE Reinvents The Refrigerator

Treehugger | Lloyd Alter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Over the past few years we have waited for GE's ecomagination to change from pretty pictures to reality, and now we are beginning to see the results. ...