US Pushes Ahead with ‘Internet of Battlefield Things’ Research, But Risks Remain
Military

US Pushes Ahead with ‘Internet of Battlefield Things’ Research, But Risks Remain

The US army has enlisted the help of a leading university to work on bringing Internet of Things technologies to the armed forces. However, the risks associated with such provisions when used by consumers may well still apply in a combat scenario – with far more dire implications. The University of Illinois will lead a six-year program…

Internet of Sh*t has an Early 2017 Winner – a ‘Smart’ Wi-Fi Hairbrush
Technology

Internet of Sh*t has an Early 2017 Winner – a ‘Smart’ Wi-Fi Hairbrush

CES 2017 The annual godforsaken hypegasm that is the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas has given an “innovation award” … to a Wi-Fi-connected microphone-fitted allegedly “smart” hairbrush. A comb through the technical specs of the Kérastase Hair Coach, a snip at around $200, reveals the high-tech hairbrush has sensors that monitor your hand movements…