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Opening up Z-Wave code may help to make IoT hum

Home IoT is still reaching for mainstream use. The main backer of Z-Wave, a widely used in-home networking standard, just did something that might help take it there.
6 years ago

In pictures: 5 reasons Microsoft is buying LinkedIn

Microsoft is making its biggest tech acquisition ever, spending $26.2 billion for enterprise-focused social networking company LinkedIn. Why did it do it? CEO Satya Nadella and LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner discussed five compelling reasons.
6 years ago

Facebook’s quest for Internet is coming back to Earth with two wireless projects

Facebook’s quest to improve Internet access has come down to Earth with experimental wireless gear for cities and rural areas. At the company’s F8 conference on Wednesday, Facebook networking chief Jay Parikh introduced a super-high-frequency wireless backbone called Terragraph and a 96-antenna cellular base station named Aries.
7 years ago

People trusted this robot in an emergency, even when it led them astray

When it comes to robots, humans are perhaps a little too trusting. In a series of experiments at Georgia Tech that simulated a building fire, people ignored emergency exit signs and followed instructions from a guidance robot—even after being told the robot was faulty.
7 years ago