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LEXI Introduces World's First Universal IoT Platform

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LEXI, the company behind the industry's most comprehensive IoT technologies that are transforming how both enterprises and consumers manage and automate their Smart Spaces, today announced the LEXI IoT Platform – a sizable step forward in easing the IoT experience for everyone connecting products, across apps, and across ecosystems. "Our white-label, edge-to-cloud LEXI IoT Platform, which we have spent six years developing, brings relief to today's often frustrating digital existence by providing not just smart, but intelligent connections to generate new revenue streams, attract new subscribers, and increase customer loyalty through a rewarding connected experience." LEXI's suite of software and hardware provides complete functionality for enterprise customers to deploy a comprehensive Smart Home offering or Commercial IoT project. Fully interoperable with leading IoT products/brands, the LEXI IoT Platform is being deployed across market segments including Smart Building, Smart City, Smart Home, Smart Agriculture, Environmental Monitoring, Industrial Control, Logistics and HVAC. What differentiates the LEXI IoT Platform from everything else on the market is it's far-reaching, future-ready design that supports all major wireless protocols including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Zigbee, Z-Wave, 900MHz, LoRaWAN and cellular – plus it's upgradable to Thread and Matter.


203 Cyber Monday Deals Still Going Strong Right Now

WIRED

CYBER MONDAY IS officially over, but many of our favorite deals are still available. If you took an extended holiday from screens or celebrated Buy Nothing Weekend, fear not, some deals remain. We combed through our many Cyber Monday guides and picked out the items still on sale. It's unclear how long they'll last, and many may even start to expire before the day's end, but have a look if you're still hunting for holiday bargains. We test products year-round and handpicked these deals. Products that are sold out or no longer discounted as of publishing will be crossed out . We'll update this guide throughout the week. If you buy something using links in our stories, we may earn a commission. This helps support our journalism. Check out our Best Cheap Phones and the Best iPhones guides for more recommendations and context. You can also find more picks in our Best Tablets, Best iPads, and Best Amazon Fire Tablets guides. Samsung's fourth-gen folding phones still have a futuristic feel ...


Amazon's new Alexa feature uses AI to create animated kids' stories on Echo Show • TechCrunch

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Amazon announced today the launch of "Create with Alexa," a new AI tool for kids that generates animated stories. The company first revealed the feature in September. "Create with Alexa" launched in the U.S. today, November 29, across supported Echo Show devices and is available in English. To craft a story, a child says, "Alexa, make a story," and then answers prompts, the company explains in its blog post. The child selects from three themes: "space exploration," "underwater" or "enchanted forest," and then chooses the story's hero, a color scheme and adjectives like "silly," "happy" or "mysterious."


193 Absolute Best Cyber Monday Deals Right Now (2022): Away Luggage, AirPods Pro, and More

WIRED

The holiday shopping season reaches its peak when Cyber Monday deals roll around. Sales are often better than on Black Friday, but with every retailer promising the best Cyber Monday discounts, it can be tricky to work out what deals to snag and when to pass. Luckily, we have done the hard work for you. WIRED reviewers try countless gadgets, tools, and digital delights of all kinds every week, and we have developed smart shopping tips and tricks to weed out fake discounts and bring you the real deals. We can say with confidence that these are the absolute best Cyber Monday deals you're going to find. You will find regular updates as products go out of stock and prices change, and we'll keep scouring to find more deals worth grabbing. Updated November 28 at 8 pm: We've added more deals, including a meal kit, a gimbal, and smart lights. We've also updated pricing and availability on deals. We test products year-round and handpicked these deals. Products that are sold out or no longer discounted as of publishing will be crossed out . We'll update this guide through Cyber Monday. If you buy something using links in our stories, we may earn a commission. This helps support our journalism. Just like upgrading the bed you sleep on, few things will improve your life like a good chair. If you park your body in front of a desk all day, it's a good idea to give the humble chair more attention. Some of our favorites are on sale right now. See our Best Office Chairs guide for more. Our top office chair pick is a bit cheaper right now. We've tested more than 35 office chairs in the past year and this is the one to get based on comfort, quality, adjustability, and price. At this price, you'd be hard-pressed to find a cheaper way to get seven points of adjustment. The only thing we don't like is that pet hair tends to cling, so keep a lint roller handy. The Zeph looks wonderful--there are dozens of color customizations--but the only adjustment you can make is to raise the seat up or down. You might think that would make for an uncomfortable chair, but it doesn't. This lack of adjustability is by design as the Zeph is designed to mold to your body. We do suggest you get the seat pad and arms, which add a smidge more comfort, though it does jack the price up a bit. The Zeph is compact, making it a great option for smaller spaces. The humble Hyken is our favorite budget office chair. It reclines, has a breathable mesh fabric on the back and seat, and it's sturdy. You even get a headrest and lumbar support. After more than three years of continuous sitting, WIRED reviewers say the mesh has compressed a bit, but it's still comfy. If you want to seriously up your home office game, the Embody is the chair to get. This price is for the titanium base, but you can save some money if you go for the graphite. It's stylish and comfortable with an array of knobs and levers that let you tailor the chair to your body like a bespoke suit.


4 Ways AI Is Improving Cloud Computing – Connected IT Blog

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Artificial intelligence and cloud computing have merged to improve the lives of millions. With a quick verbal cue, users can make a purchase, adjust a smart home thermostat, or hear a song played over a connected speaker. A seamless flow of AI and cloud-based resources make those requests a reality. Most users never even realize that it's a customized blend of these two technology spheres--artificial intelligence and cloud computing--that make these connected, intuitive experiences possible. On a larger scale, AI capabilities are working in the business cloud computing environment to make organizations more efficient, strategic, and insight-driven.


Singapore, China renew smart city collaboration with digital economy initiatives

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Singapore and China will embark of 14 new projects spanning, amongst others, e-commerce, cross-border data exchange, fintech, and green tech. These are part of the Singapore-China (Shenzhen) Smart City Initiative, a joint programme launched in 2019 that aims to build stronger digital and business links between the two Asian markets. Eight agreements covering the 14 projects were announced Friday, marking the start of the third year of their bilateral smart city agreement. The number of new projects also doubles that of the previous year and will further drive both countries' collaboration in digital transformation and "policy innovation", according to Singapore's Ministry of Communications and Information and industry regulator, Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA). Amongst the 14 new initiatives, key projects will explore the use of advanced technologies and artificial intelligence (AI) for the green economy and sustainability, such as cutting carbon dioxide emissions and improving battery management for electric vehicles.


The best Black Friday robot vacuum and smart home deals

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Going from zero to a fully outfitted smart home is a huge undertaking -- and it can get expensive fast. While we don't recommend grabbing every possible smart home device in one go, Black Friday makes smartening up areas of your home a lot easier on your wallet. Every year, the number of smart devices grows so we waded through the best deals on many of the products we've tried and recommend. Some of our favorite robot vacuums are seeing steep discounts, as is our favorite air fryer and an Echo smart display we found particularly useful. Covering just about every potential room in the home, here are the best robot vacuum and smart home Black Friday deals we could find.


Banana Pi BPI-M6 with Synaptics VS680 design ,onboard 4G LPDDR4 and 16G eMMC-Banana Pi open source hardware community,Single board computer, Router,IoT,STEM education

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Banana Pi BPI-M6 is the next generation single board computer from Banana Pi in 2022,It is powered by Senary(Synaptics) VS680 quad-core Cortex-A73 (2.1GHz) and One Cortex-M3 processor,Imagination GE9920 GPU.and NPU Up to 6 .75Tops. Onboard 4GB LPDDR4 memory and 16GB EMMC storage, and supports 4 USB 3.0 interface, a gigabit network port.onboard 1 HDMI-rx port and 1 Hdmi-tx port. VideoSmart VS680 solution, an industry-first edge computing SoC that combines a CPU, NPU, and GPU. This new multimodal platform with integrated neural network accelerator is purpose built with perceptive intelligence for applications including smart displays, smart cameras, set-top-boxes and media streamers.The Synaptics VideoSmart VS680 is a multimedia powerhouse that combines a Qdeo 4K-video engine, an audio processor capable of far-field keyword detection and voice recognition, and a proprietary SyNap deep-learning accelerator (DLA). Another new feature is an ISP with HDR capabilities that can handle two 4K cameras. Previous VideoSmart products target the streaming-video set-top-box (STB) market, but the VS680 aims for a broader range of smart-home devices.


Amazon Black Friday Week: Control your indoor Christmas lights with this smart plug - now £12.99

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SHOPPING: Products featured in this article are independently selected by our shopping writers. If you make a purchase using links on this page, MailOnline will earn an affiliate commission. Amazon's Black Friday Week sale is jam-packed with savings, and bargain hunters have been rushing to get their hands on the best deals, including this Amazon Smart Plug, now just £12.99 - meaning you can control your devices remotely. Now 48 per cent off, this is just one unmissable discount Amazon has dropped on their bestselling smart home devices, which includes unmissable markdowns on Echo, Fire, Blink and Ring devices. You can use the Amazon Smart Plug to control anything plugged into using the Alexa app.


Harold Sinnott on LinkedIn: IoT Predictions: What to Expect in 2022 and Beyond

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What can we expect from the IoT world in 2022? If the past two years taught us anything, it is that we cannot prepare for everything. But some trends and technologies can help guide our way. Consider how the rise of #AI has pointed to more intelligent IoT solutions--making the tools easier for everyone to use. This, in turn, could result in stronger regulations or efforts for trustworthy AI.