Internet

CUJO is the Most Adorable Home Firewall On the Market
January 5, 2017 at 9:03 pm

A home network is a sanctuary. The last place you would think to be hacked or spied on would be on your home network. Most of the time, that level of security is passed off to the router or less reliably the ISP. However, CUJO offers that piece of mind…

Netherlands rolls out world-first nationwide Internet of Things network
July 1, 2016 at 10:05 am

South Korean telco SK Telecom recently claimed it was rolling out the world's first nationwide Internet of Things (IoT) network, but it looks like the Netherlands has beaten it to the punch. Dutch telecommunications company KPN has switched on its own system this week, which reportedly covers the entire country and will be used to…

Furby Connect has come to steal and eat your IoT nightmares
June 30, 2016 at 11:47 am

There's a new Furby, and nothing is safe or sacred. It has hell eyes, made of cursed LCDs. It speaks 1,000 phrases, all adorably designed to destroy your soul probably. Its ears are kind of like arms! It connects to an app via Bluetooth, "allowing users to frequently engage in fresh entertainment content." Also there…

Eero's Family Profiles will annoy kids just in time for summer break
June 17, 2016 at 9:55 am

Schools across the country are just about to close for summer break, which means parents are just about start nagging their kids about getting too much screen time. Starting today, homes with the Eero Wi-Fi system will have an easier way to control which members of the family use the internet and for how long.

The Internet of Things: Finance gets personal
June 13, 2016 at 9:51 am

I often use a FitBit to track how many steps I take every day. When I connect my device to an app on my mobile phone, I can see how many calories I am burning, how the number of steps I take varies over time, and also how close I am to hitting my fitness…

Amazon's customizable Dash Button for the Internet of Things
May 17, 2016 at 8:42 am

With its line of Dash Buttons, Amazon looked to make it easier to resupply specific household items at the press of an Internet-connected button. Now the online retailer has expanded the idea with the AWS IoT Button, which can be programmed to perform various Internet of Things (IoT) functions. The original idea is simple: when…