Internet of Things

IoT

Swarms of Sensor-Wearing Bees Could Monitor Crops Better Than Drones

Bumblebees carrying electronic sensor backpacks could monitor crops like agricultural drones.
Samantha Cole
12.17.18
privacy

People Who Buy Smart Speakers Have Given Up on Privacy, Researchers Find

Smart speakers raise a number of privacy questions, which owners are choosing to just shrug off.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.26.18
security

California Is Making It Illegal for Devices to Have Shitty Default Passwords

The law only applies to passwords that come pre-programmed into devices, but it’s still a step in the right direction.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.7.18
Internet Hygiene

I Know I Sound Crazy But Please Cover Up Your Computer's Webcam

Just do it, okay?
Katherine Gillespie
7.14.17
tech

Jeremy Rifkin on the Third Industrial Revolution

The social and economic theorist talks about how the Internet of Things will revolutionize our world.
Alexis Chemblette
4.4.17
How Scared Should I Be?

How Scared Should I Be of the Internet of Things?

Will the robot uprising start in our kitchens?
Mike Pearl
1.4.17
Design

Surrender to a Digital Archive of Physical Junk

From candy wrappers to ancient artifacts, Thngs is a place for preserving the data of stuff.
Giaco Furino
5.20.16
Fashion

App-Blocking Shoes to Disconnect You From the Digital World

As a remedy to the ever-connected Internet of Things, these "well-being wearables" let you have some digital time out.
Kevin Holmes
4.14.16
Design

John McAfee Is Selling a Master Key for Everything

Using Bluetooth low energy networking, EveryKey allows users to simultaneously unlock mobile devices, laptops, web applications and car doors.
DJ Pangburn
1.6.16
Design

Edit Reality by Virtually Controlling Physical Objects

A new app from the MIT Media Lab’s Fluid Interface’s group allows you to connect real objects to the virtual world.
DJ Pangburn
12.10.15
Design

Man vs. Smart House: A Cautionary Tale

It’s a battle of man and machine agency in 'Uninvited Guests,' a new short film by design lab Superflux.
Noémie Jennifer
7.6.15
Music

Introducing: Soundwall, an Audiovisual Experience You Can Touch

Soundwall is an entirely new medium for artists that has to be seen—and heard—to be believed.
Eli Bierman
5.17.15
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