Posts Tagged ‘‘smart’’

University of Washington students can hack smart devices, track body movement

University of Washington students can hack smart devices, track body movement

University of Washington students have found a way to remotely hack into people’s smart devices and track track individual movement, raising privacy concerns. Latest News – UPI.com

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The Smart Millennial’s Approach to Pay off Debt, Save Money, and Invest like a Champ

The Smart Millennial’s Approach to Pay off Debt, Save Money, and Invest like a Champ

Filed under: Debt One of the most liberating feeling is knowing you have your finances in control. I know this from personal experience. We’ve all come across a point in time where we’ve either been in debt, wasn’t saving enough, or didn’t take the initiative to invest wisely. We now have access to online...

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Kwikset is making a completely key-free smart lock

Kwikset is making a completely key-free smart lock

No matter how many features are built into today’s smart door locks, they usually maintain one thing in common with the locks we’re all used to: the metal key. But now Kwikset is trying to do away with it. It’s beginning to show off a prototype smart lock that only uses a touchpad. It’ll...

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10 Smart Ways I’m Spending My Tax Refund

10 Smart Ways I’m Spending My Tax Refund

Filed under: Taxes Getty By Mikey Rox For the first time in what seems like ages – at least six years – I don’t owe the IRS one red cent on my taxes. In fact, this year the government is going to pay me. I have grand plans for the extra influx of cash,...

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Samsung helped create these new smart shoes

Samsung helped create these new smart shoes

Samsung’s biggest announcements at Mobile World Congress next week are almost certainly going to be smartphones, but some other interesting projects coming out of Samsung will be there, too. Among those are a pair of smart shoes, developed by a startup called Salted Venture that spun out of Samsung’s Creative Lab. The shoes are embedded with...

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Can a smart thermostat turn up your savings? — Savings Experiment

Can a smart thermostat turn up your savings? — Savings Experiment

Filed under: Savings Experiment, Did You Know Did you know: Buying a smart thermostat could be a smart investment for your home? A smart thermostat automatically learns your habits and temperature preferences every time you adjust it. If you’re someone who doesn’t mind programming their thermostat manually, or if you’re someone who moves often,...

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9 Smart Uses for Leftover Foreign Currency

9 Smart Uses for Leftover Foreign Currency

Filed under: Travel Getty By Susan Johnston Taylor Traveling internationally? Unless you’re meticulous at forecasting travel costs and only withdraw the precise amount of cash you’ll need, it’s likely you’ll return stateside with a pocket full of euros or yen. Most foreign exchange servicesdon’t accept smaller denominations, so you could blow your change on...

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Amazon’s stealth takeover of the smart home at CES 2016

Amazon’s stealth takeover of the smart home at CES 2016

Of all the forecasts made here at CES, the smart home feels like one of the nearest to coming true. Nearly every big-name technology brand, from Google to Samsung to LG, is in the process of trying to own the way we interact with our appliances and our appliances interact with each other. But...

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Black and Decker made a smart power tool battery that charges your phone too

Black and Decker made a smart power tool battery that charges your phone too

After enough time at CES, you end up with a knee-jerk hostility towards anything that includes the word “smart.” It signifies overcomplicated versions of ordinary tools and appliances — a fridge that runs Twitter, a baby bottle with an inclinometer. But we’re willing to give Black and Decker’s Smartech power tools a pass for now, because...

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Samsung is sticking a massive touchscreen on its next smart fridge

Samsung is sticking a massive touchscreen on its next smart fridge

Samsung is well-known for having some crazy ideas about how to integrate technology into people’s lives, and CES is undoubtedly ground zero for the strangest of them. It’s also well-known for big advertising blitzes, and so out in the public, main hallway at CES you will find huge banners advertising a new smart fridge...

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