Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired 13 Smart STEM Toys for the Techie Kids in Your Life

Hexbyte Tech News Wired 13 Smart STEM Toys for the Techie Kids in Your Life

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We found 13 math-filled and science-rich toys for tiny nerds to disassemble, set on fire, and then rebuild. Anyone who has ever watched a toddler methodically take apart a Tupperware drawer should know that many children are natural-born (ha ha!) engineers. Your only job as a parent is to nurture their creativity… and, well, clean…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Wish List 2018: 48 Smart Holiday Gift Ideas That Everyone Will Connect With

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Wish List 2018: 48 Smart Holiday Gift Ideas That Everyone Will Connect With

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From electric wheels to smart home hubs, this year’s holiday picks will delight tinkerers, travelers, and lovers of timeless design.01VanmoofElectrified S2Vanmoof banishes bulky batteries by hiding a 504-watt-hour cell inside this ebike’s 42-pound frame. The front-wheel motor has a city-shrinking 93-mile range, can pump out 500 hill-killing watts, and will hit 20 mph. Even if…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Google’s smart city dream is turning into a privacy nightmare

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Google’s smart city dream is turning into a privacy nightmare

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Cavoukian’s exit joins the mounting skepticism over Sidewalk Labs and the urban data that will be harvested through Quayside, the first section of a planned smart district called Sidewalk Toronto. Sidewalk Labs has always maintained that the neighborhood will follow ‘privacy by design’, a framework by Cavoukian that was first published in the mid-1990s. The…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Smart Home Surveillance: Governments Tell Google’s Nest To Hand Over Data 300 Times

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Smart Home Surveillance: Governments Tell Google’s Nest To Hand Over Data 300 Times

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65,977 views|Oct 13, 2018,8:31 amI cover crime, privacy and security in digital and physical forms. A Nest camera outdoors. Federal agents in the U.S. demanded the Google-owned manufacturer hand over data from its devices. Other governments have done the same.Getty Anyone pumped for this week’s launch of Google’s Home Hub might want to temper their…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired These Are the Smart Displays to Watch in 2018

Hexbyte Tech News Wired These Are the Smart Displays to Watch in 2018

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Smart displays are now officially a thing. Here are the models you should know about.Smart displays are the tech world’s latest fetish. They’re smart speakers with a voice assistant like Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa—and a tablet-sized screen on the front to show the weather, album art, TV shows, video calls, and other (mostly) useful…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Google Home Hub Smart Display: Specs, Price, Release Date

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Google Home Hub Smart Display: Specs, Price, Release Date

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Google Wants Its New Home Hub to Live in Every Room of Your Housebusinessculturegearideassciencesecuritytransportationphotovideobackchannel10.09.1812:00 pmThe Google Home Hub ships in October for $149.Phuc PhamSmart displays are the new smart speakers.A day after Facebook revealed Portal, a WiFi-connected video-chatting device for your home, Google has announced Home Hub, a new 7-inch smart screen that acts as…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Best Smart Speakers (2018): Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Cortana

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Best Smart Speakers (2018): Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Cortana

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The Amazon Echo kicked off the smart speaker trend a few years ago, but it’s no longer alone. There are dozens of smart speakers already on the market in 2018 and more are coming. Picking the best smart speaker for your needs isn’t always simple, though.You need to decide which voice assistant you prefer (there…