THE “SMART HOME” has not yet distinguished itself. Sure, you might dim your lights with an app; you might even talk to your large appliances. But despite years of promised ubiquity, the connected home has yet to cleave with mainstream reality.Read more
A woman falls asleep on the floor. She wakes, terrified and in excruciating pain to find a robot vacuum cleaner chewing up her hair. The cuddly toy you bought your toddler daughter turns out to be secretly recording your private conversations.Read more
Lucas Lundgren sat at his desk as he watched prison cell doors hundreds of miles away from him opening and closing.
He could see the various commands floating across his screen in unencrypted plain text.
The Internet of Things, a giant web of connected devices, is ever expanding and it’s predicted there will be 8.4 billion connected items online by the end of this year.Read more
Here’s some advice: Don’t try to break into Andy Rubin’s house. As soon as your car turns into the driveway at his sprawling pad in the Silicon Valley hills, a camera will snap a photo of your vehicle.Read more
“I’ve only got one pair of hands”, is the refrain of overworked office staff or stressed parents everywhere.
But now a design student is suggesting that it could be possible to have more, with a prosthetic third thumb to aid productivity.Read more
As the head of technology at Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, Sanjeev Katwa has a dual role. He is responsible for both establishing the ongoing IT strategy for the Premier League club.Read more
THE pill-sized cameras in today’s mobile phones may seem miraculously tiny, given that a decade ago the smallest cameras available for retail sale were the size of a pack of cards.Read more
Urbanisation has been a geopolitical fact of life since the industrial revolution. As the centres of wealth creation switched from the fields to factories, so too those seeking employment upped sticks and settled in increasingly urbanised areas.Read more
Cybersecurity fears continue to grow as the digital revolution embeds itself in new parts of society every day. We discuss the topic in-depth in our ZDNet/TechRepublic special report “Cybersecurity in an IoT and Mobile World.”Read more
Many consumers now find themselves asking the same questions that security researchers asked many years ago: What do we trust, who can we trust, and why should we automatically trust anything, regardless how familiar or benign it looks?Read more