Dealerscope Staff

Dealerscope Staff
Ceco Home keeps your smart home connected, even if the Wi-Fi and power go down

The ‘smart home’ has made great strides forward in recent years, but there are still basic problems that can leave you in two minds about embracing the Internet of Things. What if there’s a power cut? What if your Wi-Fi goes down? Will your home keep working as it should? Ceco Home from Finland’s iSocket…

1.4 Million App Developers Are Building For The Smart Home

App developers who are already invested in the Internet of Things are more likely to build apps for the smart home over other usages. A recent report by VisionMobile [PDF] said that out of the 4.5 million people identified as IoT developers in 2015, 1.4 million were focused on smart home apps. According to VisionMobile’s IoT…

A new smart tripwire for the Smart Home

The biggest threats to the average device are physical: a stolen phone, a busted lock, or even an Evil Maid attack on your laptop. But while cybersecurity gets more and more advanced, physical security hasn’t changed much. We’ve seen smart doorbells and packaged security systems, but there’s no simple device to tell you if an…

Samsung announces bezel-less SUHD TVs, smart 5-in-1 refrigerator

South Korean tech company Samsung on Thursday unveiled a new line of SUHD TVs along with a plethora of smart appliances including a 5-in-1 convertible refrigerator, AddWash washing machines, Hotblast microwave ovens and more at its annual Southwest Asia Forum 2016 event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. At the same time, Samsung Electronics also reiterated its…

How Intel Corporation's Internet of Things Business Is Doing In 4 Numbers

Shares of Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) have already fallen about 14% in 2016 due to tepid demand for its PC chips and a slowdown in its data center business. In 2015, revenue at its Client Computing Group, which includes chips for PCs and mobile devices, slumped 8%. Its data center revenue grew 11%, but that missed the chipmaker's…

How to use the Amazon Echo and why you should get one

During the last 12 months, the unique and multi-functional Amazon Echo has become the most-used gadget in my home. As Amazon regularly adds new functionality, the Echo continues to grow more useful. Whether you've been considering getting an Echo for a while or only recently became aware of it through commercials aired during the Super Bowl,…

New Intelligence Report: AI and Smart Cars Could Make Us Vulnerable

Advances in “smart” appliances and artificial technology pose new risks to America’s cybersecurity, according to a new report assessing threats to U.S national security, which James R. Clapper presented Tuesday to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. The very first threat identified in the report is the potential chink in American infrastructure posed by the so-called…

10 IFTTT recipes every smart home owner should know

The irony of having a "connected home" is that if your devices run on different platforms, it's a challenge getting them connected. While Nest may play well with your Philips Hue or LIFX bulbs, a Honeywell Thermostat won't without some third-party workarounds. If you have or are putting together a smart home, you should become…

Axent Wear's cat ear headphones are the stuff of anime dreams

New Yorkers have perfected the art of looking but not looking. You know, where you let your eyes glaze over someone as you pass, so you can take them in without making it obvious that you're studying them. For this reason I wasn't entirely sure if anyone noticed the giant glowing cat ears on my…

LG's next G5 phone to sport 'always on' screen

LG Electronics is trying to drum up excitement over the launch of the G5, its next flagship Android phone, with an image revealing what's likely to be the device's most distinctive feature. The animated image, posted on LG's Facebook page on Wednesday, shows multiple phone screens blacking out, leaving an outline of the G5 perched…

I joined an app that paired me with a stranger for life. Now to find them.

I was determined not to die. The premise of Rendezwho, a new app that matches users with a random person somewhere in the world, seemed like either a romantic comedy or a horror film in the making. My assignment was to figure out which. The app, which launched Tuesday, was developed to inspire users to travel…

Why The Internet Pipes Will Burst If Virtual Reality Takes Off

Last month, I talked about the coming era of responsive media, media that changes the content dynamically to fit the consumer’s attention, engagement and situation. Some of the technologies that need to make that happen are coming out now (VR goggles, emotion-sensing algorithms, and multi-camera systems) but there’s one fly in the ointment: the new bandwidth…

New bill looks to save smartphone encryption from state bans

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) and Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX) are introducing a bill today to effectively override bad state-level encryption bills. The ENCRYPT Act of 2016, or by its longer name, the Ensuring National Constitutional Rights of Your Private Telecommunications Act, would preempt state and local government encryption laws. The two men said today they…