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The connected vagina

The first rule of menstruation etiquette is you don’t talk about menstruation, particularly to men. If you must discuss your period you do so quietly and euphemistically. When you’re surfing the crimson wave and have to go to the bathroom, you make sure your period paraphernalia is carefully concealed so people remain clueless about your condition. The biggest breach of menstrual etiquette, however, is leaking in public. [more inside]
posted by moody cow on May 18, 2016 - 83 comments

Thought You Owned That Device You Paid For?

Guess again. In a move that is sure to provoke a little discussion about licensing/ownership, privacy, and Internet of Things, Nest plans to brick customers' older devices on May 15. (via the always entertaining Pinboard twitter feed.)
posted by entropicamericana on Apr 4, 2016 - 216 comments

wake up little boy, daddy's looking for you

A family living in Washington is speaking out about the horrors they experienced while operating a baby monitor inside their 3-year-old son's bedroom. [more inside]
posted by ChurchHatesTucker on Jan 19, 2016 - 69 comments

Obviously the best thing to do is put a chip in it

Internet of Shit. Laugh now, while you can still buy a toaster that doesn't have Linux on it. The Internet of Things previously: 1, 2
posted by jklaiho on Oct 27, 2015 - 87 comments

The Internet of Poops

How Ted Benson hacked Amazon Dash (the $5 WiFi enabled single product order button) to track baby data.
posted by Artw on Aug 18, 2015 - 68 comments

A symphony of failure

Not Even Close: The State of Computer Security: Microsoft's James Mickens gives us a light-hearted survey of the bleak, hideous security present and why things are going to get much, much - much - worse in the future. [more inside]
posted by ryanshepard on Aug 12, 2015 - 50 comments

My toaster hates you

Fridge caught sending spam emails in botnet attack
posted by infini on Mar 8, 2015 - 107 comments

Fund THIS, Venture Capital...

The Internet of Useless Things is a parody site full of bad 'connected-ness' ideas,
like FitSpoon, "a connected spoon that tracks your eating speed and compares with others via a cloud database. When you’re eating too fast, holes open in the spoon releasing the contents."
and the euphemism-filled ThroneMaster that lets you "gamify your daily motions." [more inside]
posted by oneswellfoop on Feb 13, 2015 - 31 comments

More like the Internet of Surveillance

The more the Internet of Things knows about you, the more that insurance companies are able to slurp that data and incentivize you to walk the straight and narrow. [more inside]
posted by Bella Donna on May 27, 2014 - 48 comments

The Stupidity of "The Internet of Things"

Ars Technica Op-Ed discusses how the Internet of Things will create a proliferation of security vulnerabilities and lead to faster obsolescence of durable goods for no discernible benefit: "If you believe what the likes of LG and Samsung have been promoting this week at CES, everything will soon be smart. We'll be able to send messages to our washing machines, run apps on our fridges, and have TVs as powerful as computers. It may be too late to resist this movement, with smart TVs already firmly entrenched in the mid-to-high end market, but resist it we should. That's because the 'Internet of things' stands a really good chance of turning into the 'Internet of unmaintained, insecure, and dangerously hackable things.' These devices will inevitably be abandoned by their manufacturers, and the result will be lots of 'smart' functionality—fridges that know what we buy and when, TVs that know what shows we watch—all connected to the Internet 24/7, all completely insecure."
posted by bookman117 on Jan 9, 2014 - 161 comments

The Age of Networked Matter

An Aura of Familiarity: Visions from the Coming Age of Networked Matter. The Institute for the Future commissioned six science fiction writers to create short stories for their Age of Networked Matter research project. "We asked our collaborators to envision a world where humans have unprecedented control of matter at all scales, and to share with us a glimpse of daily life in that world. It was a process meant to make the future tangible." Three of the stories have appeared so far. [more inside]
posted by homunculus on Jun 28, 2013 - 9 comments

Internet of Things: how it will change the world

"Over the next five years more and more things will act on our behalf and encourage us to do things based on our actions. " How the Internet of Things will change the world.
posted by cashman on May 26, 2011 - 57 comments

On that train of graphite and glitter

“For me, augmented reality has to be the future for 2020, together with it's close cousin the internet of things... It will become commonplace to be able to overlay reviews of a product simply by pointing a screen at it, or check the weather forecast by pointing your phone at the sky.” The Pew Research Center releases its The Future of the Internet IV report, an online survey of 895 technology stakeholders’ and critics’ expectations of social, political and economic change by 2020. [more inside]
posted by cashman on Feb 19, 2010 - 34 comments

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