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What is Ambient Computing?

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Ambient computing is all about A.I. and making decisions without human involvement. Ambient computing is a broad term describing an environment of data, smart devices, A.I. decisions, and human activity that allows computer actions alongside daily life, without direct human interventions or commands. This essentially means that computers quietly handle stuff in the background. Although the phrase was coined in the 1990s, it first became prominent in the mid-2010s. Thought leaders assumed that 2021 would be finally the big year for ambient computing. Ambient computing is currently experiencing its moment as both a growth factor in lots of business decisions and an accelerating force towards smart home branding.


19 Last-Minute Mother's Day Gifts on Sale Now

WIRED

Time flies when everything is always happening, so it's totally understandable if you forgot Mother's Day is this Sunday! We can't buy you more time, but we can help you find quality deals with quick shipping so you can still get a great gift. Moms are multifaceted marvels, and we've rounded up a variety of products, ranging from headphones and ebook readers to beauty goods and kitchen gadgets. Don't forget to check out our Mother's Day Gift Ideas guide for more recommendations. Special offer for Gear readers: Get a 1-year subscription to WIRED for $5 ($25 off).


Google Nest cameras now work with Amazon Alexa devices

Engadget

The smart home ecosystem is getting a little more integrated: Google just updated its Amazon Alexa Skill to work on its latest Nest cameras. So if you already own a variety of Nest and Alexa devices, they'll work together more seamlessly moving forward. Now, you can stream live feeds from your Nest cameras, doorbells and other devices to anything from your Amazon Fire TV to any Echo device. Amazon made a similar gesture to open up its own smart home ecosystem last month, when it announced that its doorbells and security cameras would work with Google Nest, Ring, Abode and other third-party devices. Amazon's Ring doorbell already works with Google Home and Apple Homekit.


15 Last-Minute Mother's Day Gifts on Sale Now

WIRED

Time flies when everything is always happening, so it's totally understandable if you forgot Mother's Day is this Sunday! We can't buy you more time, but we can help you find quality deals with quick shipping so you can still get a great gift. Moms are multifaceted marvels, and we've rounded up a variety of products, ranging from headphones and ebook readers to beauty goods and kitchen gadgets. Don't forget to check out our Mother's Day Gift Ideas guide for more recommendations. Special offer for Gear readers: Get a 1-year subscription to WIRED for $5 ($25 off). This includes unlimited access to WIRED.com and our print magazine (if you'd like).


A Beginner's Guide to The Internet of Things (IoT) 2022

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We are able to turn on the lights in our homes from a desk in an office miles away. The built-in cameras and sensors embedded in our refrigerator let us easily keep tabs on what is present on the shelves, and when an item is close to expiration. When we get home, the thermostat has already adjusted the temperature so that it's lukewarm or brisk, depending on our preference. These are not examples from a futuristic science fiction story. These are only a few of the millions of frameworks part of the Internet of Things (IoT) being deployed today.


Sonos joins Matter but hasn't committed to supporting the new standard

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A huge reason behind Sonos' success is the company's adaptability. Whenever a new audio streaming service comes along -- and as the industry evolves and pushes new formats like lossless and Dolby Atmos spatial audio -- Sonos is always right there trying to support what's new. For voice assistants, Sonos offers both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant on its smart speakers. And the company also widely supports Apple's AirPlay 2 across its current product lineup. That's all on top of the whole-home audio platform that Sonos has built its brand on. But to stay so nimble and adaptable, Sonos constantly needs to be looking forward and have some sense of what's coming down the technology pike.


Features of a smart city

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A smart city is a city that uses technology to provide services and solve city problems. The main goals of a smart city are to improve policy efficiency, reduce waste and inconvenience, improve social and economic quality, and maximize social inclusion. Due to the breadth of technologies that have been implemented under the smart city label, it is difficult to distill a precise definition of a smart city. As the world's population continues to urbanize – by 2050, 66% of the world's population is expected to be urban – there is a global trend toward the creation of smart cities. This tendency not only causes many physical, social, behavioural, economic, and infrastructure issues, but it also creates many opportunities.


Is a Lasting Digital Memorial to a Dead Person Even Possible?

Slate

An expert on the digital afterlife responds to Cat Rambo's "The Woman Who Wanted to Be Trees." You never know precisely how much time you have left, despite what life insurance industry mortality tables or death-prediction startups might claim. Now, an emerging field of death tech is capitalizing on such anxiety by pitching individual immortality as deepfakes or AI-driven chatbots. Meanwhile, we're facing an ongoing environmental catastrophe perpetrated by colonialism and relentless extraction. These two forms of existential uncertainty may seem separate--but they are intrinsically related.


Five predictions for healthcare in 2022

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Ailing healthcare systems around the world are under the spotlight and the need for universal access to quality healthcare has never been greater as many factors continue to put pressure on the sector. These include ageing populations, clinical workforce challenges, rising utilisation stemming from a growing burden of chronic diseases like cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD), and reimbursement-related challenges. Reassuringly, the pandemic has forced governments to reconsider every aspect of their healthcare systems. For example, workforce size and shape, digital infrastructure, models of care focusing on primary-care pathways and digitally enabled interventions and disease surveillance, research, supply chain speed and resilience, access to care, data use, regulation, and service integration. In the UAE, health spending grew from Dh45 billion in 2016 to Dh61.7 billion in 2020.