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Best security system in 2021: Secure your home or business

ZDNet

You don't need to spend a fortune on making your home office secure, and thanks to mobile technology, our options are now far beyond a locked door and window fastenings. Smart video doorbells that record both video and audio feeds in real-time when you have a visitor; motion and sound sensors that can be used in and outside, digital door locks, cameras with excellent night vision -- the range of products that leverage mobile connectivity, apps, and Internet of Things (IoT) sensors are endless. That is not to say that all smart home security products are created equal, and not every home needs to have bells and whistles on when it comes to security -- sometimes, a few select pieces can create a home ecosystem that is enough to protect your home (and office) against intruders, as well as alert you when suspicious activity is detected. It is also worth noting that any device with connectivity may contain vulnerabilities themselves that could be exploited -- and may endanger their users' privacy as a result -- and so when you pick an IoT device vendor, it should be one that maintains a frequent security program and patch cycle. ZDNet has created a list of recommendations suiting a variety of budgets and setups to help homeowners and remote workers decide how best to protect their properties, ranging from full kits to useful window sensors and cameras suitable for use both in and outdoors.


Can't be with Mom this Mother's Day? An Echo Show makes video calls a cinch.

Mashable

Three of Amazon's Echo Show smart displays are on sale for up to 44% off as of May 5: Meeting up with Mom this Mother's Day may still be a little dicey, depending on where you live (and your vaccination status), but don't you think she deserves a little more than a quick phone call come Sunday? SEE ALSO: Save on live virtual experiences from Amazon Explore for Mother's Day Lord knows she still can't figure out Zoom, so before we head into the holiday weekend, pick up the next best thing: an Amazon Echo Show smart display that can make hands-free video calls for her. As of May 5, the online retailer had three of them on sale (for up to 44% off!) as part of a broader Mother's Day Device Deals event starring all of its latest gadgets -- that way, you can gift one and snag a second to keep without making a noticeable dent in your wallet. Click here to check out the entire sale, or simply keep scrolling to learn more about each of Amazon's Echo Show offerings. Amazon's mid-range Echo Show 8 "sits in the Goldilocks zone of smart displays," to quote our pals over at PCMag (which is owned by Mashable's publisher, Ziff Davis): "It's much more powerful than the Echo Show 5, and it costs just over half as much as the 10-inch Echo Show."


Global Artificial Intelligence Plus Internet of Things (AIOT) Market 2021 Analysis By Growth Trends And Forecast 2028: AISPEECH, IBM, Intel, Gopher Protocol, Micron Technology, etc. – NeighborWebSJ

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Likewise, this analysis offers broad insights into technological spending across the forecast period, providing a unique viewpoint on the global Artificial Intelligence Plus Internet of Things (AIOT) market across each of the categories included in the survey. The global review of the'keyword' industry assists clients in assessing business challenges and prospects. The research includes the most recent keyword business forecast analysis for the time period in question. Furthermore, the annual industry study narrowly introduces the latest insights on technical developments and market development opportunities based on the geographic climate. The Global Artificial Intelligence Plus Internet of Things (AIOT) market also includes technology/innovation, comprehensive perspectives on future developments, research and development operations, and new products.


Bulbrite Solana Smart LED Filaments Tunable White A19 review: Inexpensive and intuitive, but feature-deprived

PCWorld

If you're looking for an attractive, easy-to-use smart filament bulb that won't break the bank, this inexpensive model from Bulbrite's Solana line makes for a solid choice. Available for $20, The Smart LED Filaments Tunable White A19 is a Wi-Fi-enabled bulb that doesn't require a hub, and unlike other smart filament bulbs in its price range, you can tune it from a warm white to a cool daylight temperature. Easy wireless setup and a sleek, intuitive app should please newcomers to the smart home market. Some key features are missing, however, such as proper sleep/wake modes as well as a vacation mode. And while the Bulbrite Solana bulb does support Alexa and Google Assistant, it lacks support for Apple's HomeKit and IFTTT.


Hexabitz Home Automation

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Smart home applications have been growing and companies keep developing ideas to make these applications more appealing to customers. It is still an open market and a good environment for more creation and development. Our team is aiming to participate in that industry by developing new solutions and providing more convenience to users. Our project uses Hexabitz modules for our hardware circuit. Hexabitz has been developing various modules that can be integrated together to build a complete PCB (printed circuit board) that can be programmed and controlled using software platforms.


Brilliant Smart Dimmer Switch review: A simple addition to a luxe smart home system

PCWorld

Four years after its introduction, the Brilliant platform remains an ambitious but niche product: You can replace light switches with video-enabled touchscreens, complete with a full Amazon Alexa hub, motion detection, and more. The $299 to $449 price per control panel--based on the number of integrated switches--has not budged since launch, making it one of the most expensive ways to outfit your home with smart tech. Interested in Brilliant but don't have five figures handy to kit out your entire home in touchscreens? Good news: Brilliant alleviates some of its platform's sticker shock with a dimmer switch that forgoes the touchscreen, replacing it with a simple touch slider that works just like the sliders on its multi-switch units. It sells for $70, which makes it a whole lot cheaper than a full control panel, but it's still quite a bit more expensive than smart dimmers based on other wireless technologies (Lutron Caséta, Wi-Fi, Z-Wave, Zigbee, et al).


10 Predictions about the Internet of Things for future

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The online landscape is burgeoning. It is not just about computers, notebooks, tablet computers, and tablets. Presently a great number of apparatus are internet-connected. The listing of "smart" apparatus comprises washing machines, robotic vacuum cleaners, door locks, toys, and even toasters. The Internet of Things is the umbrella word -- and, yes, now you can purchase a wide umbrella -- for whatever connects to the web.


Machine learning can be your best bet to transform your career

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Meta- Machine learning is also booming as a field of study. While virtual courses on AI and machine learning can be a pricy affair, the very attempt in learning machine learning can be done otherwise as well. This is the best time to learn machine learning as the trends in the market suggest. The global machine learning market is estimated at US dollar 8.43 billion in 2019, and is expected to reach 117 billion by 2027, at a CAGR of 39.2%. Thus, job opportunities in this sector are going to grow with a boom in the coming years. AI and machine learning are not only used in machine learning applications but also in Internet of things, like self-driving cars, smart homes, digital assistants, etc.


How IoT And Artificial Intelligence Are the Perfect Partners To Boost Business Productivity

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In today's tech-savvy world, it is really fascinating to see millions of devices talking, exchanging data and transforming valuable insights into vital courses of action. Thanks to the Internet-of-Things (IoT) and Artificial intelligence (AI) which has transformed the business world by storm. Indeed, they have made businesses less dependent on humans and more dependent on machines. The result is ultimately auspicious! Now, it is easier for companies to aggregate a tremendous amount of data, analyze and make fearless decisions to take a big leap in business using smart technologies.


Snag the new Amazon Echo on sale, get a bonus smart plug for just $10

Mashable

Save $34.99: Get the all-new Amazon Echo (4th Gen) bundled with an Amazon Smart Plug for just $89.99 at Amazon as of April 15. Your options for advanced, high-end smart speakers are no longer lacking these days. Nearly every tech brand has their own model on the market, but Amazon is still the top choice for most of us. But you need more than just a smart speaker for an automated home, and Amazon comes through once again with a special smart home bundle to get you started. This bundle includes the all-new Amazon Echo (4th Gen) and one Amazon Smart Plug for a total of $89.99. That's a total discount of $34.99 compared to buying each separately at their regular prices.