Friday, April 28, 2017

UPS Is Testing Drones That Allows Its Delivery Trucks To Be In Two Places...

Spending all day waiting for a package delivery may one day be a thing of the past. UPS announced today it has successfully delivered a package in Florida using an autonomous...

How To Teach A Car A Traffic Sign

Traffic signs are designed to flag down human drivers, relying on blocky shapes and bold colors to grab our gaze from long distances as we whoosh past at top speed. But...

2017 Will See 8.4 Billion Connected ‘Things’

According to a Gartner forecast, 8.4 billion connected things will be in use worldwide this year — an increase of 31 percent from 2016. The IT research firm expects that number to...

Track Him, Her & The Kids With This Device

Let's be honest: Kids can be a little too easy to lose. Some parents cave and use a safety harness, but who likes to walk their toddlers on a leash? Others...

Odd Despite Getting Jacked: Most American Don’t Worry About ID Theft?

Just over a third of Americans surveyed in a new poll are very concerned about identity theft today, despite several recent large-scale data breaches. About 37 percent of respondents said they were "very concerned"...

Sensors, Connected Things Moving Into Retail

The Internet of Things is moving into retail. Yesterday I wrote here about the retail move to smart shelves, which include small displays for dynamic pricing along with sensors that can tell...

Google’s Internet-Connected Toys Patent Sparks Privacy Concerns, Visions of IoT Chucky

According to a recently published paper: “Treading Beyond the Iota of Fear: eDiscovery of the Internet of Things,” Google didn’t buy Nest “because the smartphone controlled thermostat was cool;” the company...

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Flying Cars…Yeah Right!

One of the few things that Peter Thiel has said in recent years that pretty much everyone can agree upon was about the current state of...