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The Internet of Things and Mobile Homes of the Future

The Internet of Things (IOT) concept has already been put into practice. Even today some of us live in smart homes and drive cars with dozens of smart functions. The common characteristic of all smart features in all devices is that they can be remotely controlled or set in advance to perform a task. Although the IoT is revolutionizing our lives as we speak, the future is yet to bring interesting innovations into our homes. So, let's see what we will be using in the years to come.

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The Internet of Things and Mobile Homes of the Future

 

Money-saving energy features

As we are rushing into an ecologically problematic future, construction engineers and IT-specialists have joined forces to improve the energy efficiency of our future homes. By introducing smart household appliances and devices accessible via the Internet even when we are not at home, we will be able to save a lot of money. The only drawback of such approach is the initial price. It costs a bit more to equip your home with energy-efficient, IoT-optimized devices. However, they will save a lot of money and pay off in a few years. Smart solutions that will enhance the quality of homes are definitely the most important outcomes of the second digital revolution, as reported by the UK Government.

Internet of hologram things

Now that we will finally be able to control our devices remotely, through apps, IT engineers are pushing the envelope even further. In the future, it is expected that we will no longer need to use tangible keyboards or remote controls, but we will have holograms instead. A close relative to the IoT system, such a holographic home is expected to make our lives even more comfortable, since our daily chores and business tasks are expected to be performed in a more efficient way. Here you can read more about the home-friendly holograms of the future, in a text brought by the International Business Times.  

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New gaming dimension

Although playing video games online or using wireless gaming equipment is old news, new trends in the gaming niche will enable gaming enthusiasts to truly immerse themselves into virtual worlds. While gaming consoles such as Nintendo Wii have been here for a decade, nowadays gamers can already use some new cutting-edge devices, like the Oculus Rift, to enhance their playing experience. Also, the abovementioned holograms will play an important role in the gaming of the future. With such a large number of gaming devices and features that rely on the Internet connection, it is important to ensure a fast data flow. This is why reliable providers have prepared dozens of Internet packages for every pocket. Gamers only need to compare broadband bundles and choose what suits them best.

Smart illumination casts a new light

How many times did you go to bed, just to realize that you forgot to switch off the lights? Leaving lights on is a common problem when it comes to energy efficiency. However, when you install a smart lighting system, you will be able to control each and every light from your smartphone or even your smartwatch. It will not only save you the trouble of going round the house and switching off the lights, but also increase your safety. Before you get back home at night, just turn on the lights and you will enter a bright and safe home.

The Internet of Things is already our reality. It also has a bright future, since people want to live in more efficient and healthier homes. It will without any doubt turn our homes into modern and cozy places and improve the quality of life in general.

Dan Radak is a web hosting security professional with ten years of experience. He is currently working with a number of companies in the field of online security, closely collaborating with a couple of e-commerce companies. He is also a coauthor on several technology websites and regular contributor to Technivorz.

 

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Samsung Galaxy S7 Rumors

Samsung's just a month away from the unveiling the new phone and rumors are spreading about the new designs. Here is a list of the rumors floating around the internet.

  • Two versions of the Galaxy
  • One model could use Samsung-made processor and other a Qualcomm
  • Galaxy S7 Plus could run on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor
  • Rear-facing camera will be 12.2 megapixel and the front will be 5-megapixels 
  • Phones unveiled at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, next month

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FORD & TOYOTA ALLY AGAINST GOOGLE & APPLE

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Toyota Motor Corp and Ford Motor Co said on Monday they will adopt the same software to link smartphone apps to vehicle dashboard screens and invited other automakers to join them to counter Apple Inc and Google's push to control cars of the future. Toyota, the world's largest automaker by vehicle sales, and Ford, the No. 2 U.S. automaker, said they will adopt a Ford-developed software called SmartDeviceLink, or SDL, as the standard for connecting smartphone apps to vehicle dashboard screens. SDL technology integrates smartphones apps with vehicles through dashboard buttons, display screens and voice recognition technology. Using it as a standard for projecting navigation or music streaming apps from a driver’s smartphone could help Ford and Toyota reduce dependence on Apple or Alphabet Inc's Google, company officials said.

Read the full article at http://www.reuters.com/article/us-tech-ces-ford-toyota-idUSKBN0UI1G620160104

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Pirate Bay Returns From The Dead

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Modern-day pirates need not worry about walking the plank. They just need to reconsider the risk of visiting sites like the Pirate Bay and Kickass Torrents after a report showing that hackers have more chance of taking control of one of these sites than a legitimate, authorized content provider. It's a good time to be in the internet piracy business. Affordable streaming services are more popular than ever, but it's clear that illegal download sites like the Pirate Bay and Kickass Torrents provided free content, and made money, at an unparalleled rate in 2015. The year didn't start off that way. After the Pirate Bay, the longest-running and most popular illegal torrent site, was shut down in an international police raid in November 2014, it looked like the piracy ecosystem was in trouble. But the Pirate Bay, Kickass Torrents, Popcorn Time and other heavyweights all rebounded from investigations and malicious software infestations to end the year with more influence than ever. While that might be good news for the millions who visit each site every day — who doesn't love a free movie, after all? — the proliferation of criminal sites, and the lack of a clear enforcement strategy, actually puts users at risk.

Read full article at
http://www.ibtimes.com/pirate-bays-return-kickass-torrents-malware-trouble-pirates-dominated-2015-2246058

 

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Is Expected to Make Over $8 Billion USD

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Having already shattered pre-sale ticket records, J.J. Abrams’ entry into the Star Wars universe is well on its way to being one of the biggest films of all time. According to a new research report, American multinational investment banking firm Goldman Sachs expects The Force Awakens to rake in roughly $8 billion USD in total sales. The forecast includes $1.95 billion USD at the global box office ($750 million domestically and $1.2 billion abroad) while roughly $6 billion USD will come from consumer product sales below.

If the box office forecast holds true, The Force Awakens would become the third-highest-grossing film of all time behind only Titanic and Avatar.

Source: BUSINESS INSIDER

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From Social Networks To Market Networks

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Most people didn’t notice last month when a 35-person company in San Francisco called HoneyBook announced a $22 million Series B*.

What was unusual about the deal is that nearly all the best-known Silicon Valley VCs competed for it. That’s because HoneyBook is a prime example of an important new category of digital company that combines the best elements of networks like Facebook with marketplaces like Airbnb — what we call a market network.

Market networks will produce a new class of unicorn companies and impact how millions of service professionals will work and earn their living.

What Is A Market Network?

“Marketplaces” provide transactions among multiple buyers and multiple sellers — likeeBay, Etsy, Uber and LendingClub.

“Networks” provide profiles that project a person’s identity, then lets them communicate in a 360-degree pattern with other people in the network. Think Facebook, Twitter andLinkedIn.

What’s unique about market networks is that they:

  • Combine the main elements of both networks and marketplaces
  • Use SaaS workflow software to focus action around longer-term projects, not just a quick transaction
  • Promote the service provider as a differentiated individual, helping to build long-term relationships

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An example will help: Let’s go back to HoneyBook, a market network for the events industry.

An event planner builds a profile on HoneyBook.com. That profile serves as her professional home on the web. She uses the HoneyBook SaaS workflow to send self-branded proposals to clients and sign contracts digitally.

She then connects to that project the other professionals she works with, like florists and photographers. They also get profiles on HoneyBook, and everyone can team up to service a client, send each other proposals, sign contracts and get paid by everyone else.

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This many-to-many transaction pattern is key. HoneyBook is an N-sided marketplace — transactions happen in a 360-degree pattern like a network. That makes HoneyBook both a marketplace and network.

A market network often starts by enhancing a network of professionals that exists offline. Many of them have been transacting with each other for years using fax, checks, overnight packages and phone calls.

By moving these connections and transactions into software, a market network makes it significantly easier for professionals to operate their businesses and clients to get better service.

We’ve Seen This Before

AngelList is also a market network*. I don’t know if it was the first, but Naval Ravikant and Babak Nivi deserve a lot of credit for pioneering the model in 2010.

On AngelList, the pattern is similar. The startup CEO can complete her fundraising paperwork through the AngelList SaaS workflow, and everyone in the network can share deals, hire employees and find customers in a 360-degree pattern.

Joist is another good example. Based in Toronto, it provides a market network for the home remodel and construction industry. Houzz is also in that space, with broader reach and a different approach*. DotLoop in Cincinnati shows the same pattern for the residential real estate brokerage industry.

Looking at AngelList, Joist, Houzz, DotLoop and HoneyBook, the market network pattern is visible.

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Six Attributes Of A Successful Market Network

Market networks target more complex services. In the last six years, the tech industry has obsessed over on-demand labor marketplaces for quick transactions of simple services. Companies like Uber, Mechanical Turk, Thumbtack, Luxe and many others make it efficient to buy simple services whose quality is judged objectively. Their success is based on commodifying the people on both sides of the marketplace.

However, the highest value services — like event planning and home remodeling — are neither simple nor objectively judged. They are more involved and longer term. Market networks are designed for these types of services.

People matter. With complex services, each client is unique, and the professional they getmatters. Would you hand over your wedding to just anyone? Or your home remodel? The people on both sides of those equations are not interchangeable like they are with Lyft or Uber. Each person brings unique opinions, expertise and relationships to the transaction. A market network is designed to acknowledge that as a core tenet — and provide a solution.

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Collaboration happens around a project. For most complex services, multiple professionals collaborate among themselves — and with a client — over a period of time. The SaaS at the center of market networks focuses the action on a project that can take days or years to complete.

Market networks help build long-term relationships. Market networks bring a career’s worth of professional connections online and make them more useful. For years, social networks like LinkedIn and Facebook have helped build long-term relationships. However, until market networks, they hadn’t been used for commerce and transactions.

Referrals flow freely. In these industries, referrals are gold, for both the client and the service professional. The market network software is designed to make referrals simple and more frequent.

Market networks increase transaction velocity and satisfaction. By putting the network of professionals and clients into software, the market network increases transaction velocity for everyone. It increases the close rate on proposals and expedites payment. The software also increases customer satisfaction scores, reduces miscommunication and makes the work pleasing and beautiful. Never underestimate pleasing and beautiful.

Social Networks Were The Last 10 Years. Market Networks Will Be The Next 10.

First we had communication networks, like telephones and email. Then we had social networks, like Facebook and LinkedIn. Now we have market networks, like HoneyBook, AngelList, Houzz, DotLoop and Joist.

You can imagine a market network for every industry where professionals are not interchangeable: law, travel, real estate, media production, architecture, investment banking, personal finance, construction, management consulting and more. Each market network will have different attributes that make it work in each vertical, but the principles will remain the same.

Over time, nearly all independent professionals and their clients will conduct business through the market network of their industry. We’re just seeing the beginning of it now.

Market networks will have a massive positive impact on how millions of people work and live, and how hundreds of millions of people buy better services.

I hope more entrepreneurs will set their sights on building these businesses. It’s time. They are hard products to get right, but the payoff is potentially massive.

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CamFind Lets You “Search the Physical World”

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Visual search has come a long way in a short time, thanks in no small part to the development team that introduced the CamFind app (http://camfindapp.com/). Hands down, CamFind is today's best example of how useful and powerful visual search can be.

CamFind turns any smartphone camera into a virtual, visual search engine. Just take a picture of something – anything – and the massive database will quickly get to work identifying what's in the image. See related images, local results, shopping options and a slew of relevant web pages in seconds. Most smartphone users probably at some point have had the notion that their phone's cameras might be capable of much more – but Image Searcher, Inc., the company behind CamFind, is among the first to begin realizing that awesome potential.

The applications of CamFind are limited only by users' imaginations, and the app definitely encourages users to get experimental. And because the app relies on deep learning – continually improving by learning from mistakes – it gets "smarter" every day.

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CamFind CEO Dominik Mazur explains one of the app's most important features: "Every search returns results. Other would-be visual search engines return either a complete result or no result whatsoever. CamFind will always tell you something about what it sees. We think that's important when building an app that will become increasingly fast, powerful and accurate."

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The latest update to CamFind for iOS introduces familiar social features, adding a new layer of interaction for end users. You can now "like" and "favorite" images and searches, as well as view a live stream of ongoing visual searches anywhere in the world. CamFind's developers have said that additional social and interactive features are in the pipeline.

It's important to distinguish CamFind's social features from social networks that are merely image based. The two could not be more different. Pinterest, Instagram and similarly visual social networks are just collections of images, most of them what you might call "contrived," but the networks aren't built to recognize images. CamFind, on the other hand, not only recognizes but understands images.

 

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CloudSight API Now Publicly Available to Developers

The CloudSight API leverages the same visual search functionality as the CamFind app, providing companies and developers with a tremendous tool to incorporate into their won applications. The API integrates smoothly across all devices and platforms. Ultimately, companies can same time and money by adopting CloudSight rather than developing proprietary solutions to the challenge of visual search. After all, why reinvent the wheel?

 

A Bright Future for Visual Search 

Image Searcher, Inc., the company behind CamFind and CloudSight, has reason to be optimistic. CamFind has now surpassed 2 million downloads, and CloudSight has earned great reviews from developers already applying the technology to their own projects. The company has 11 patents pending for its revolutionary visual search solution. Investors clearly see the potential as well – the company just closed a $4.8 million funding round.

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Yes, It Is Possible to Sell a Service on Instagram

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Perhaps you have never considered Instagram for your business. If you are an accountant or an attorney, maybe you didn’t think your line of work was creative enough. Now it might take a little more work, but you can definitely sell your skills and services on Instagram.

Instagram, like Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter, is all about building your online community. You want people to connect with you and your company on a more intimate level. Let’s say for an example that you are an attorney, you can use Instagram to share quotes, photos of your office, shots of the courthouses you work in, and favorite activities outside of work.

If your business is in graphic design, you would want to share your portfolio of work and places where you draw inspiration. If you are a landscaper or a landscape architect, share before and after photos of your completed gardens and lawns. You could also share helpful hints for the home gardeners and inspirational photos from the top landscape architects around the world.

When it comes to Instagram, you want the images you share to be a reflection of you and your company. Some other tips to get you started include:

  • Short Links
    The links on Instagram aren’t active, so make sure that any links to your website or blog are short and easy to remember. You can use a service like Bitly to shorten long links. You will have to retype these if you share on Facebook or Twitter, so a short link is key.
  • Email List
    Using your email marketing program, take a screenshot of the opt-in page or use another image and provide the link for new users to sign up. Instagram also gives you a chance to create a 15-second video, so you can give viewers a few great reasons to sign up for your emails.
  • Video
    As stated above, you can create 15 second videos for your page. If you’re a graphic designer, create a timelapse representation of your work. If you are a hairstylist, show a sped-up braid tutorial. Share testimonials from your clients or colleagues.
  • How To
    Invite your customers to share a photo of a common issue and give them solutions on how to solve it. If you are an electrician, it might be on how to remove a broken bulb from a lamp. If you are a carpenter, you could show the best method of removing paint and sanding furniture.
  • Build a Community
    Instagram is all about building relationships, so comment on and share photos from your followers. Also follow some of your colleagues in the industry and comment positively on their work to build a relationship.

 

Instagram is a great way to market your business in a fun, visual, and entertaining way. Remember to play it safe with posting, don’t post anything that you think might offend someone and steer clear of political posts. When you are commenting, keep your tone light and conversational. You want to treat your followers as your friends.

Mickie Kennedy founded eReleases in 1998 where he still works to help small businesses achieve their PR goals.

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New messaging app that works without a data plan or WiFi connection

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Jott, a messaging app that works without a data plan or WiFi connection, has caught on among junior high and high school students, according to co-founder Jared Allgood.

Teens who don't have a data plan that will allow them to text are using their iPods and iPads to message each other on a closed network within a 100-foot area within school limits.

Jott makes it possible for kids who don’t have a data plan to access the Internet during school hours. It gives them a way to non-stop text each other throughout the day.

However, Jott can send messages from one device to another without any cell service as long as those texting are within close enough proximity to each other.
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It does this by using something called a mesh network that operates on Bluetooth low energy or using a router that can reach within 100 feet of each user. It's the same way FireChat, a group messaging app, does this, but Jott can also message individuals within your network.

Jott provides a way for those without a smartphone or the data plan needed to text to still message with their friends. Jott is one of the fastest growing apps to hit the market. It has done what most social media platforms has been looking to do. As Facebook and YikYak try to grow a younger audience, a startup that taps into one of the key attribute of teen users is Jott. Stay tuned for more on this article.

 

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Tumblr New GIF Search Engine

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Tumblr this morning is rolling out a new feature designed to take advantage of the extensive collection of GIFs hosted on its service: a GIF search engine.

With Tumblr’s implementation, web users will now be able to more easily locate GIFs on Tumblr as well as add them to their posts, while also properly crediting the GIF’s original creator, the company says.

That means Tumblr users should be able to surface GIFs using less common keywords than on some other search services, including via unique Tumblr slang, sayings and other abbreviations that members of the various fandoms on Tumblr use.

To determine which GIFs are ranked more highly in the search results, Tumblr takes a variety of factors into consideration, but engagement – including likes and reblogs – is a strong factor.

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Users who want to add a GIF to their post will now be able to do so by clicking the plus “+” button the web interface, then clicking the new “GIF” button and entering in their search terms. After selecting the GIF, it’s automatically added to the post along with a credit for the creator, which appears immediately below the image with a link to the original post.

That person will be notified that their GIF has been used and linked through notifications which are pushed out across all platforms, including web and mobile.

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The GIFs are indexed from across all of Tumblr, whose site today includes over 239 million blogs with more than 80 million new posts daily. Currently, there are more than 112 billion posts on Tumblr, many of which include GIFs.
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