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Education
Gearing schools up to educate the workforce of the future
90% of future jobs will involve digital literacy and 70% of young people are currently learning skills that will be redundant by 2030.
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Cloud
Fitbit introduces Aria Air smart scale
Fitbit Aria Air weight, BMI data and trends integrate with users’ holistic health data in the Fitbit app.
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Smart appliances
Hands-on review: Dyson V11 is the smartest stick vac on the block
It’s a vacuum cleaner that displays the efficiency and precision of cleaning only seen in advertisements, and never actually played out in real-life use cases.
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Smart Home
Control your appliances with a D-Link mydlink Mini Wi-Fi Smart Plug
The device can be set to turn your TV off when you’re asleep, power on your coffee maker before you wake up, or automatically turn on your living room lamp while you’re on holiday.
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Smartphone
NZ’s car sharing platform ups its game with new feature
Yourdrive, New Zealand’s car sharing platform, has announced it is now allowing remote vehicle access to renters.
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Smart Home
LG releases raft of new smart appliances
Includes fridges, freezers, washing machines, an auto-steamer, and a robotic vacuum/mop.
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Artificial Intelligence
Domino's new smart tech keeps an eye on pizza quality
The humble pizza can cause rage amongst friends and family if it’s not made right. A piece of pineapple on ‘your’ half of the pizza? Sacrilege!
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Cloud
Samsung SMART signage aims to transform the shopping experience
Samsung introduced a host of next-generation SMART signage solutions poised to bring about the shopping experience of the future.
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Smart Home
Pour me a drink “JIM”: The world's first smart decanter
Ever wanted to pour a drink but you didn’t have a free hand to do so? Now there's a smart decanter.
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Smart Home
Exclusive interview: The key to a musk free mancave
I recently had to opportunity to talk to Paul Dawson about Dyson’s air purifier and what benefits it brings to our health...
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Check Point
Check Point & LG plug security vulnerabilities in smart appliances
Check Point researchers recently worked with LG to plug vulnerabilities in a number of home appliances, including robot vacuum cleaners & dishwashers.
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Smart appliances
Ever wanted Superman-vision? WalabotDIY might deliver
“Walabot introduces a new experience to Australians who want to renovate their house..."
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Partner Programme
Lynx Technology launches channel program to expand IoT device reach
Lynx Technology has launched a new channel program to help lift its IoT and connected device reach across the globe.
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Smart Home
Shots fired: Alexa strikes back in the smart speaker war
Amazon announced an all-new Alexa feature that lets users control music across multiple Amazon Echo devices...
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Smart Home
Apple’s answer to the Echo adapts sound direction with 360-degree sensors
The HomePod aims to take the listening experience to a whole new level...
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Smart Home
Turn your smart home into a giant battery with Wi-Charge
Wi-Charge enables long-range wireless power for a wide range of products...
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Smart Home
Back to basics, how to get started on your smart home journey
It can be a bit overwhelming to get started on your smart home journey, here are three basic products to get you going...
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Smart Home
Remote controlled toilets and electronic piggy banks, three ridiculous ‘smart’ appliances
It's weird but still works: Here are three ridiculous yet practical smart devices.
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Smart Home
From mood lighting to a disco rave, Heelight is a smart-bulb that promises it all
Heelight is marketed as the most intelligent light-bulb on Earth as it can ‘hear’ the environment...
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Encryption
Hyundai Mobis creates NFC-based smartkey for vehicles: Encryption & authentication at the core
Encryption and authentication technologies are able to encrypt data between the vehicle and smartphone; as well as accurately identify the requests.
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New Zealand
Out with the card, in with the new: Kiwis are looking for new ways to pay for goods and services
65% of Kiwis say they’re willing to try using smart devices to pay for goods and services...
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Cloud
Bitdefender BOX launches in Japan for smarter home device security
Bitdefender BOX is a solution that allows customers to protect their home networks from malware, hackers, ransomware, phishing & other online threats.
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Smart appliances
Grumpy tech guy: Are smart appliances aimed at dummies?
If opening the fridge door to see what’s in the fridge is too much of a chore then great, you’ve saved yourself 15 seconds.
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Digital Transformation
Intelligent systems revenue to exceed $2.2 trillion by 2020
"The vision of intelligent connected systems is real and far-reaching... A transformation is underway from the cloud to the edge of major systems."