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  1. These smart bulbs go beyond intelligent dimming. They might protect your home from robbery

    As the world of everyday objects become connected, or “smart,” there’s a constant balance being struck between utility and novelty. Sure, it’s neat to have your toaster send a text to your smartphone when your bagel is done, but this is hardly a life changing feature. The same could be said for the ability to dim the lights from your smartphone. Neat? Yes. But, transformative? Hardly.

    By Michael Carney , written on

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  2. Facebook wants to tear down the last bastion of our privacy by gathering health data

    Facebook isn't content with knowing everything about your digital life -- now it wants to know about the meat husk your mind uses to interact with its service and its advertisements, too.

    By Nathaniel Mott , written on

    From the News desk

  3. I turned my apartment into a smart home... and all I got was bored

    After a week of dabbling with making my home smarter, I came to the conclusion that maybe my home was smart enough already... you know, with two living humans in it with full sensory perception, capable of operating all of its devices seamlessly.

    By James Robinson , written on

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  4. Berg, maker of the Little Printer, shuts down after failed bid to connect Internet of Things companies

    The company behind the Little Printer, an Internet-connected miniature printer that makes the day's forecasts, important news, and crosswords available on receipt paper, is shutting down.

    By Nathaniel Mott , written on

    From the News desk

  5. "For nerds, by nerds”: Fresh off $4.9M Series A, Spark CEO reflects on the IoT's growing pains

    I had to miss my call with Spark Labs CEO and founder Zach Supalla earlier in the week, regrettably so. By this time, the news of the "wifi for everything" company $4.9 million Series A is already out.

    By James Robinson , written on

    From the News desk

  6. Quirky plans to connect the connectors with a new Internet of Things company, Wink

    Quirky, the so-called invention platform that takes anyone's ideas and turns them into real products, is getting into the connected home business. The New York Times today reports that the startup plans to launch a spin-off company, Wink, to connect the connectors with a central hardware hub and software platform that will support almost 60 products when it launches.

    By Nathaniel Mott , written on

    From the News desk

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  8. Made for iDiots: Apple's entrance into the smart home market could be a total letdown

    Are people really too stupid to figure out if a product works with their iPhone? According to a GigaOm report claiming that Apple's first step into the Internet of Things is little more than an expansion of its "Made for iPhone" program, which allows partner companies to add a logo to products that -- you guessed it -- work with the company's smartphones, the answer is "yes."

    By Nathaniel Mott , written on

    From the News desk

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