IoT devices security

Smart home and IoT devices security zero

Symantec has analyzed 50 devices for smart home currently for sale and found that many IoT devices offer only a basic protection against the most common attacks made ​​online. The presence of known vulnerabilities in the devices and the mobile app used for remote control has confirmed that unluckily for the manufacturers safety is a secondary feature. The software provides users with some tips to minimize the risks.

IoT devices security

Are already available on the marketplace several solutions to create a smart home. You can buy appliance equipped with an Internet connection or turn an old model in a device IoT. Their spread is still in its infancy, but it is expected a rapid increase in sales in the coming years. According to Gartner, there will be 25 billion “things” linked by 2020. This means that the cyber attacks are set to grow exponentially. Continue reading

How to activate WhatsApp

How to activate WhatsApp

The wait is over the functionality Call of WhatsApp is now available, but its start at the time is not automatic. To make free phone calls to contacts with whom it is customary to exchange chat messages serves a mandatory invite. To be more precise it is essential to receive a call from those who already have the service.

One introduced these days is yet another evolutionary step of WhatsApp, which by easy application for instant messaging has become thanks to acquisition by Facebook in the last period a platform for communication to 360 degrees for example with the launch of web interface that allows you to browse the conversations from the comfort of your desktop browser. This time it is the phone calls it should be noted are currently available only on smartphones Android. Those in possession of a device iOS or Windows Phone then for now remain empty-handed.

How to activate WhatsApp

WhatsApp Calls: how to activate

Activate Call WhatsApp is something relatively simple: just get a phone call from those who already have access to the service. It is therefore necessary to find a friend willing to spend a few seconds to make the call, thus perpetrating a viral buzz on the involvement and direct contact. Alternatively, you can rely on the many initiatives of sharing contacts that already are being born on the Net, but paying particular attention, because you have to provide your phone number. Be wary however, the inevitable “chain letters” that push to join a site or service in swap for an invitation, with the risk of becoming an easy target for spam or malware. Continue reading

The drones are learned to fly

Link Campus, an Italian non-state legally recognized of the Italian university, is the first Italian university to take delivery of certification from ENAC to prepare courses of training and practice for mini Sapr the drones to take-off very less than 25 kg. Enabling granted by ENAC will, therefore, links the university campus to agenda courses whose purpose will train professionals for the use of Sapr.

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The courses will be planned in collaboration with Fly Top a startup Italian who had recently shown to the public its drones operations for counterterrorism. Among the specializations provided, one for aerial photography that will train staff to use drones in the industrial sector of surveying. The courses will aim to push members also towards self-employment in a sector with strong growth and full of new business opportunities. Continue reading

Surface Pro 4

Surface Pro 4: 14-inch display and Windows 10

Microsoft would have initiated the growth of the Surface Pro 4 , successor to the hybrid device, considered the best tablet on the market by the jury of the Global Mobile Awards 2015 . According to recent rumors, the Redmond company is expected to present a second version with larger screen size. The operating scheme will obviously Windows 10.

Surface Pro 4

The Surface Pro 4 should not have a very dissimilar design from the Surface Pro 3 . Microsoft had nevertheless decided to combine a model of 14-inch to 12-inch version. The screen resolution should be identical (2160 × 1440 pixels), but the larger size would transform the tablet into a real notebook. Continue reading

Ford, new app on AppLink

Ford new app on AppLink

You can change the way the world moves. The answer is implicit in the question and Ford wanted to talk about it at Mobile World Congress 2015 on the subject because there are many things to say, so many things to do and on top of all a huge deal of pressure to the guidelines is dictated by technological innovation.

Ford has clearly explained as a ‘ self-related (in which the rib is an ecosystem of electronic sensors, multimedia, interaction and assistance) is the basis for getting to imagine a new way to travel. The car becomes a place, first, in which the user experience to be as pleasant as possible.

Ford, new app on AppLink

If the projection of this place to the outside must be improved in the wake of the Smart Mobility (with strategies to rethink the trip as a continuum between multiple vehicles and multiple solutions on urban layout), the place itself goes even imagined as a function of time the user passes inside. Hence the need to enrich the vehicle with all that can put the person at ease. Comfort and safety, first of all, but also a new element that connectivity can provide end to end: the information. Continue reading

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Acer announces four smartphone and a smart band

Acer unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2015 five novel devices, four smartphones and a smart band. Liquid Jade Z, Z220 and Z520 are based on Android 5.0 Lollipop, while the Liquid M220 is the first Taiwanese manufacturer on Windows Phone 8.1. Liquid Leap + is instead a wearable well matched with Android, iOS and Windows Phone.

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The Liquid Jade Z is a mid-range model with 5-inch display and full HD resolution. The IPS panel is protected by Gorilla Glass 3 and treated with technology Zero Gap AIr that reduces glare the Read Mode eliminates emissions instead of blue to protect your eyes. The hardware includes a quad-core MediaTek 64-bit, 13-megapixel rear camera (f / 1.8), front and 5 megapixel (f / 2.2), and LTE module Cat. 4. The thickness is just 7 , 9 mm, while the weight is 110 grams. Continue reading

Google buys TLD app

Google buys TLD app

In a not too distant upcoming will be able to surf the websites as “google.app”, “gmail.app” or “android.app”. The group of Mountain View has indeed completed the purchase of the top-level domain .app with an asset of $ 25 million (25,001,000 to be exact, the most expensive of all time). The transaction was authorized by ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), US agency that deals precisely assign Internet domains.

Google buys TLD app

Google asked in 2012 to be able to see the organization attributed the TLD app (top level domain) in question, along with others like .docs, .android, .free, and .fyi .foo still waiting for confirmation. Already belong instead to the search engine domains .dad, .here, .eat and .new. Taking a look at the competition, Amazon got the paternity of .buy for $ 5 million and .spot 2.2 million, while Dot Tech has paid 6.7 million for .tech. Although there is no confirmation yet on what will you do with bigg .app, it is not hard to imagine. Continue reading

Wishbone thermometer

Wishbone thermometer in the smartphone

Measure body temperature to children can be a real company. Convince them to stay still for several minutes with the thermometer under the arm are not easy, especially when they are sick. Fortunately, the technology runs to help the parents, with solution such as the one proposed today on the stage Kick starter from startups Chinese Joy wing Tech. Wishbone, the name of the device proposed in crowd funding.

Wishbone thermometer

Smaller of the traditional digital thermometers, connects to the audio jack of the smartphone and is able to detect the temperature in only two seconds. Just launch the appropriate application, available for Android and iOS, then brings the device to the baby’s face, keeping it at a distance of between 3 and 5 cm, as visible in the opening. Instantaneously appear on the phone display the temperature detected, with a maximum error of 0.2 ° C. The particular shape Y is designed to keep the compact dimensions, integrating one side the sensor for the measurement and the other batteries (replaceable) necessary for the proper functioning. Continue reading

voice of Watson

The dinosaur with the voice of Watson

The supercomputer voice of watson of IBM is used in several sectors, mostly in science and medicine. His cognitive computing power will now be used in the educational field. Elemental Path launched a fundraising on Kickstarter for the development of a new generation of talking toys, called Conga Toys. The first smart toy is a small dinosaur green (Green Dino) who can reply questions from children.

voice of Watson

Behind the appearance of a common toy lies a very sophisticated product. The company did not provide details on the internal components, but certainly, there are a microphone a speaker, and a WiFi module. When the child presses the button on the belly of the dinosaur and starts a chat, the smart toy search online for answers to questions using the API released in 2013 by IBM to access the Cognitive Computing Engine of Watson. The interaction with Green Dino is personalized, since the algorithms of speech recognition language processing, and machine learning allow the toy to learn and “grow” with the child. Continue reading

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Samsung working on 3D printers and drones

Smartphones, tablets, laptops, smartwatch and wearable devices are not enough to Samsung. The South Korean company according to a representative confirmed today in an official capacity, is at work on drones, 3D printers autonomous guided vehicles, robots and technologies related to effective reality that will go far beyond those provided currently by viewers as the model Gear VR. 3D printers and drones is a smart technology.

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The team will experiment with anything that allows the technology to help people in everyday life, for a better future. Given the importance of the project, its members will have greater authority and independence, since the main goal is not to make a single device to get immediate results, but developing solution to be adopted later in the manufacture processes of Samsung. Continue reading