HomeKit bug allowed hackers to open smart locks

December 11, 2017

Image: Apple Apple has fixed a vulnerability in its HomeKit internet-of-things platform that allowed a hacker to take remote control of users’ gadgets, including smart locks.  9to5Mac first wrote about the vulnerability, which it says is “difficult to reproduce.” Still, it was dangerous. If there was one iPhone or iPad running iOS 11.2 connected to a HomeKit user’s iCloud account, that account was vulnerable. An attacker could potentially tamper with…

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Google and Nest may be getting back together

December 2, 2017

Nest Labs CEO Marwan Fawaz during an affair, in San Francisco . Image: AP/ REX/ Shutterstock Google might soon overturn one of its biggest equipment decisions. The company is supposedly “ve been thinking about” making Nest, and its portfolio of smart dwelling machines, back into Google, in an effort to beat out Amazon’s increasing dominance in the space. SEE ALSO: Google lastly deposited its frightful excuse for a burger emoji…

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Amazon just launched a $249 camera with AI smarts

December 1, 2017

Amazon's DeepLens camera for developers.Image: amazon Amazon wants to make it much easier for developers to use its image recognition capabilities. Amazon Web Services just introduced a new $249 camera with computer vision and AI-smarts baked right in. Called DeepLens, the camera is intended for developers who want to learn to build applications that leverage Amazon’s artificial intelligence technology. SEE ALSO: Boston Dynamics robot can now nail a backflip and…

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Apple offers gift cards worth up to $150 for Black Friday

December 1, 2017

Image: Apple The award for the least surprising Black Friday event this year goes to Apple. The company launched its Black Friday page early on Friday, offering gift cards worth up to $150 with select purchases of Apple gadgets. SEE ALSO: Here are the best places to buy Apple products on Black Friday If you buy an Apple Watch Series 1, you’ll get a $25 Apple Gift Card. Purchasing an…

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A new 4-inch iPhone is launching next year, report says

November 30, 2017

Image: Mashable/ tyler essary A cheaper form of the iPhone could propel in the next few months. According to a new report from China Economic News Service that quotes afford bond informants, Apple plans to launch an updated version of its smaller iPhone SE early next year. SEE ALSO: Here are the best places to buy Apple concoctions on Black Friday CENS was pointed out that Apple is readying a…

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New Uber feature lets you call rides for friends

November 22, 2017

Image: brittany herbert/mashable You can now add Uber to your list of holiday gift ideas. The ride-hailing service just rolled out a set of updates that include the ability to request trips for friends and family members without Uber accounts, as well as new in-app gifting features, and a new “live location” sharing feature. SEE ALSO: Uber just released the ultimate millennial credit card The update rolls out today and…

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Amazon kicks off its Prime rewards program at Whole Foods with cheap turkey

November 21, 2017

Whole Foods free-range turkey Image: Myung J. Chun/ Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Amazon is generating Prime representatives a interruption on Thanksgiving feasts to kick off its new Whole Foods compensations program. On Wednesday, Amazon put under a new roll of pieces due for a price lash on Wednesday, with a focus on holiday dishes and popular buys. SEE ALSO: Kindles and quinoa: Amazon to sell more contraptions in…

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Apple’s new visitor center is as beautiful and ridiculous as you’d expect

November 21, 2017

Image: apple Steve Jobs’ last-place large-scale campaign is ultimately ready for the public — but you have to go to Cupertino to see it. I’m talking, of course, about Apple’s famed “spaceship” campus. Though employees moved in months ago, and Apple propelled the iPhone X in the recently minted Steve Jobs Theatre , none of the campus has been open to the public — until now. On Friday, Apple officially…

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Get ready to see more Amazon gadgets at Whole Foods

November 11, 2017

Image: Denver Post via Getty Images Whole Foods customers will soon be able to pick up Kindles and Fire TVs with their kale and Fiji water. Amazon said Thursday it will sell its full boundary of electronics at more than 100 supermarkets this vacation season, including tablets, e-readers, dwelling auxiliaries, and television services and facilities. SEE ALSO: Whole Foods now obligates less money, but Amazon doesn’t attend It also plans…

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Amazon still has big plans for Whole Foods

October 27, 2017

Image:  Scott Olson/Getty Images Whole Foods is making much less money since Amazon bought it and slashed prices across the board, but the online shopping giant doesn’t really care. Amazon revealed in an earnings call on Thursday that the supermarket chain made around two thirds less profit in the month since the acquisition than the same period last year (part of the difference can be attributed to accounting considerations).  SEE…

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