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Smart home sale at Amazon: limited-time savings on August smart locks

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If you’ve wanted to beef up your home security, now is a great time with thisoffer from August. Amazon has the August Smart Lock Pro and Connect on sale for $211.50. That’s a $68 discount and the best price we’ve found for the smart home device.  The Smart Lock Pro can be installed in minutes …

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Facebook is developing its own voice assistant for Oculus VR and smart speakers

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Facebook is working on its own voice assistant to compete with rivals Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant. According to CNBC, the social media giant has been developing an artificial intelligence-based digital assistant since 2018, with the project being spearheaded by the team handling the Oculus devices. The project has officially been confirmed by a company …

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Smart building complexity is creating dangerous new hacking opportunities

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is not a glimpse into a hi-tech future. The reality is it’s already here, changing the way we live and work forever. Gartner predicts that over 14 billion connected “things” will be in use this year, rising to 25 billion in two years’ time. Many of these are installed around …

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Chinese Scientists Gene-Hacked Super Smart Human-Monkey Hybrids

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Big Brain For the first time, scientists have used gene-editing techniques to make monkey brains more humanlike. The monkeys, rhesus macaques, got smarter — they had superior memories to unaltered monkeys, according to recently-published research that’s kicked off a fiery debate among ethicists about how far scientists should be able to take genetic experimentation. Cognitive Gap The …

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Samsung announces refreshed Smart TV range in India

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Samsung announced its new range of smart televisions in India on Monday. The TVs come under Samsung’s Unbox Magic series with a bunch of pre-loaded features that are an industry first. With this, Samsung wants to enrich the TV viewing experience by offering features that will serve the Indian consumers well. Samsung’s new range of …

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Ecobee could be next in line to launch a smart home security camera

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Most smart home manufacturers now dabble in more than one type of smart home device, and newly leaked images suggest that Ecobee has plans to add a security camera to its existing line-up of products. The leaked images were posted at Zatz Not Funny, but with no official comment from Ecobee yet, we’d take them …

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What is a smart ring? An introduction to tech-laden jewelry

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Smart rings have been in development for years. But only recently have a number of brands emerged that have created smart rings that look good, feel good and pack useful tech into such a tiny form factor.  Put simply, a smart ring is a ring that’s got some kind of tech built into it, whether …

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Amazon smart home deals: save on TP-Link light bulbs, smart plugs and more

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If you’re interested in upgrading your space into a smart home, then today is your day. Amazon is having a one-day sale on TP-Link devices that include smart plugs, lighting bulbs, power strips and more. All of the products we’ve listed work with Amazon Alexa and can make day-to-day tasks more manageable. A standout deal …

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To Be as Smart as an Animal

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AI vs. Animal To test cutting-edge artificial intelligences, a team of researchers wants to see how well they handle tasks designed to measure the intelligence of animals. They’re calling their experiment the Animal-AI Olympics, and they’ve giving out more than $10,000 in prizes to high-achieving AIs. This month, the group plans to release a virtual “playground” they’re …

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Say hello to your new smart workplace assistant

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Printers are evolving fast; from the basic devices that could once only print from a personal computer, they’ve become multifunction devices, integrated technology hubs that can operate autonomously. Beyond scanning and copying, they can print from multiple devices wirelessly, handle document management, seamlessly manage documents in the cloud and even keep your network secure. Meet …

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