Two leading European consumer groups — the UK’s Which? and Germany’s Stiftung Warentest — have published an advisory with the results of their lab tests on the security of kids’ connected toys, warning that these toys are insecure and could allow strangers to listen in and talk to your kids over the internet.
Knightscope, the robot security company famous for the R2-D2-like machine that recently drowned itself in a mall’s pool, has just unveiled an off-roading robot. The Silicon Valley company calls this model the K7. With its four wheels and high clearance, the K7 — which measures in at more than five feet tall and nearly sevenRead More
Beijing’s Temple of Heaven is one of the world’s most popular tourist spots. As such, it has a busy public restroom. The administrators felt that people were using too much toilet paper so they installed a toilet paper dispenser with facial recognition. If you received your 2-foot-long segment of toilet paper in the last 9Read More
Last week, Reuters published an interview with Irobot CEO Colin Angle, in which the Roomba-czar explained his plan to have his cleaning robots produce detailed maps of your house that the company would sell to Amazon and Google, something the company could do today, thanks to an exceptionally broad and one-sided terms of serviceRead More
Your Roomba vacuum cleaner collects data about the size and geometry of your home as it cleans and transmits that data back to Irobot, Roomba’s parent company — and now the company says it wants to sell that data to companies like Apple and Google.
What’s more, Roomba’s shitty terms of service letRead More