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Always listening: Can you still trust your microwave?
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Always listening: Can you still trust your microwave?

A year and a half ago, I was sitting in a makerspace with fellow makers, late at night, absorbing what I could about IoT platforms. The leader of the meet-up had cobbled together a facial…

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GDPR: 4 ways to get started

On May 25th, the  General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)  went into effect, providing European Union residents insight into how their personal information is collected, stored, and used by websites. Just being located outside the EU does not relieve your company from having to…

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Why SSL is a marketing must

When Google updates its security protocol on June 30th, users will begin see a change to the URL bar based on whether or not their site is SSL certified on Google Chrome, the web’s most…

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Is my job robot proof?

Intriguing as it is to imagine a world where artificial intelligence is so advanced we can be fooled into believing a robot is physically and emotionally human, I know I probably won’t live long enough…

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A plea against push notifications

Push notifications are part of the zeitgeist; a quick image search for ‘notifications shirt’ proves that. It has become clear to me that these well-intentioned distractions are less about keeping me ‘in the loop’, and…

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Reduce your tech stack to improve viability

Bob Dylan wrote “The times they are a changin” more than 50 years ago. People have listened to it on vinyl, cassette, CD, iPod, and streaming—same song, new delivery system—accepting these changes without question. Few…

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The top 6 tech products making new homes smarter

“Ok, Google,” say “Hi” to Alexa and “Hey” to Siri. No matter how you say it and which platform you’re accustomed to speaking to, the bottom line is tech is making a big splash in…

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Don’t interrupt me; I’m talking to a chatbot

Watch a child playing alone with dolls or action figures, and in almost all cases you’ll hear a very lively discussion, with many different voices used and personas assumed. Are we hardwired to talk to…

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