Alarm clocks aren’t the favourite device found in the bedroom. They’re usually not being smart, being loud and annoying to wake you up each morning. But, the Bonjour Smart Alarm Clock has artificial intelligence inside. This AI means that Bonjour is does more than just wake you up.
Microsoft has finalised a merger with LinkedIn that shows the company knows itself, finally. This merger, announced on the 8th December, will help professionals network, connect and collaborate in new ways.
What Microsoft do well is their Office Suite. Word, Outlook, Excel, OneNote and the others are on millions of devices worldwide. For many, these are the office programs you’ll learn to use in school. So, for Microsoft to enlarge the scope of what an Office Suite can do will help their users immensely.
VISA has claimed for some time to be doing everything in their power to secure online payments and accounts from hackers. But now a paper is claiming that a major security flaw may not exist from any fancy magnetic device, or backdoor phishing expeditions. It could be as simple as a quick guess from would-be thieves.
The paper, titled Does The Online Card Payment Landscape Unwittingly Facilitate Fraud? , was released by Newcastle University. In it, the UK based researchers claim that hackers can gain access to financial data in less than ten seconds. And it doesn’t even require anything major to do it.
There’re remotes to control this, and that and the other. The joke in sitcoms before was that there were too many remotes – But now, there’s even more. Just about everything in the home has a remote now. Sevenhugs saw this problem and figure a solution. The Sevenhugs Smart Remote: The First Remote or Everything.
To start with, the Smart Remote works with lights, TV/media, speakers, thermostats, cams, blinds, fans, locks, sockets, smart hubs, weather, IFTTT, Uber and about 25,000 other devices. That’s control of your entire house in the palm your hand.
Apple has long since been flagging behind Google on certain services, a big one being their maps. But now they hope to change that, using drones in order to improve their maps and services faster, and with more updated information.
In a pretty cool mood from Facebook, the social network has announced a new way to play games with friends on their site. Instead of relying on third party apps (and so forcing constant invites on your long suffering friends), there is a more direct way to play. You can challenge people on your friends list via messenger or live feed to a number of interactive, multi-player games.
OnePlus had a massive hit six months ago when they launched the OnePlus 3, a new kind of smartphone with a focus on affordability without skimping on features. Now, they are already announcing a new model that has improved functionality, even though a full year has not yet passed.
The OnePlus 3T, the company promises, will be a similar device with some new goodies thrown into the mix.