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Has the “Internet-of-Things” Gone Too Far?


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Oral B introduces IoT Toothbrush

The “Internet of Things” (IoT) is the hot topic these days. IoT involves connecting physical objects, everything from cars to refrigerators, buildings and homes, even entire cities, to the Internet. IoT objects contain electronics, sensors and accompanying software to collect information and communicate the data over the Internet or local network to other devices, for the purpose of displaying and/or analyzing the data.

IoT has the potential to be very useful for monitoring and communicating critical information, like medical issues. It also offers all kinds of possibilities for home automation. The potential for IoT is unlimited, with many applications that are yet to be imagined. And then there are those that have an uncanny imagination on how to apply this technology.

IoT-tbTake Oral B, who has just introduced a “smart” tooth brush. It is equipped with gyroscopes, accelerometers, and Bluetooth to communicate with your smartphone camera, so it can watch you brush your teeth. And you thought your mother was a stickler for making sure you brushed your teeth correctly!

Did I mention you can store your brushing history in the cloud?

Hmm? I wonder what could happen if someone hacked your toothbrush and installed some malware? The Stephen King film, “The Mangler.” comes to mind.

Windows WHAT!!!

What’s in a Name?

The name of the eagerly awaited followup to Windows 8.1, code named Windows Threshold, has caught everyone off guard.

It’s been widely assumed and referred to as “Windows 9.” That would make sense. Another report from a Microsoft representative said it might just be called “Windows.” Are you kidding me?

Well the official announcement is out and it caught everyone off guard. It’s moniker will be … and this is official …

“Windows 10”

So the last major versions of Windows are: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10. Bazaar!

I didn’t know whether to post this under the category of “Software” or “Humor.” So I posted it in both.