(CTN NEWS) – The Internet of things (IoT) is a rapidly growing technology that has the potential to revolutionize our lives. The IoT is a network of connected devices that can communicate with each other and share data over the internet. This article will explore the definition of the IoT, its history, applications, benefits, and challenges. We will also discuss the impact of the IoT on various industries, its security concerns, and its future prospects. What is the Internet of Things (IoT)? The internet of things (IoT) is a network of physical devices, vehicles, home appliances, and other items that are embedded with sensors, software, and connectivity that enables them to collect and exchange data over the internet. The IoT allows devices to communicate with each other and with humans in real-time, creating a seamless and interconnected world. History of Internet Of Things (IoT) The concept of the IoT was first proposed in 1999 by Kevin Ashton, a British … [Read more...] about The Internet Of Things (IoT): Connecting Devices For A Smarter World
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The Government Protects Our Food and Cars. Why Not Our Data?
After Apple discovered in June that certain MacBook laptops could overheat, posing a fire hazard, the Consumer Product Safety Commission quickly issued a warning, along with information about consumer burns and smoke inhalation. But after Apple learned that its FaceTime video chat app was enabling consumers to listen in on the conversations of people they called — even when the recipients did not answer their phones — there was no designated federal protection agency to warn Americans or collect reports of privacy invasions. After Fitbit wristbands began causing people to develop skin rashes and blisters a few years ago, the consumer safety agency announced a recall of about one million of the fitness-tracking devices. But after Strava, a popular fitness-tracking app, posted a granular map of its users’ workout routines last year, exposing their locations — including for personnel on remote military bases in Iraq — there was no agency to alert people to the risks or stop … [Read more...] about The Government Protects Our Food and Cars. Why Not Our Data?
Dramatic nighttime evacuation from backcountry ski hut highlights threat of altitude sickness
In a backcountry ski hut, 40 miles from civilization in the middle of the night, Julianne Boylan knew something was seriously wrong with her 8-year-old son, Evan. When he tried to put into words what he was feeling, she realized the worsening wet cough he had developed that night wasn’t from a cold or the flu. “About 2 in the morning, he said, ‘Mom, I feel like I have snot in my head, it’s coming down my throat, and it’s clogging the holes in my lungs and heart,'” Boylan said. “When he told us that, that was our, ‘All right, it’s going downhill.’ ” In the Betty Bear Hut at 11,100 feet near Hagerman Pass, in the Sawatch Range 34 miles east of Basalt, Evan was experiencing symptoms of high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE), a form of altitude sickness that can be fatal if victims don’t descend in elevation. The Boylan family was in a party of nine adults and five children from Boulder, including Evan’s 10-year-old sister, Eva. Their dream ski trip, in a place of stunning beauty with … [Read more...] about Dramatic nighttime evacuation from backcountry ski hut highlights threat of altitude sickness
Houston drive-thru restaurants worth sitting in line for
We get why Texans love Whataburger: It's fast, it’s cheap and there’s a drive-thru window that is all too convenient on days when you’re strapped for time. Order delivery or pickup now! Grubhub Order Now But before you grab another Double Meat, you should know that Houston—being the amazing, diverse food city that it is—is teeming with craveable drive-thru food, and many go well beyond the burger. Tacos al pastor, local brisket, kolache, shrimp pad Thai and, yes, even those classic burgers , fries, and shakes. It’s all up for grabs. So before you Google, "drive thrus near me," and select from the bevy of fast-food restaurants that pop up, read on for our hand-picked selection of 11 essential drive-thru restaurants Houston has to offer. Common Bond On-The-Go Since opening in Montrose in 2014, Common Bond has stretched across Houston, including a number of On-The-Go locations that have drive-thru windows. Take a ride to the Heights, Garden Oaks or … [Read more...] about Houston drive-thru restaurants worth sitting in line for
As Netanyahu Seeks Re-election, the Future of the West Bank Is Now on the Ballot
JERUSALEM — As Israelis get ready to go to the polls on Tuesday, a stark, fateful and long-deferred choice has suddenly reappeared to confront them after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s unexpected promise to begin extending sovereignty over the West Bank if he is re-elected. Do voters want to make permanent their country’s control over the West Bank and its 2.6 million Palestinian inhabitants? Or do they want to keep alive the possibility that a Palestinian state could be carved out there one day? That question has been made newly urgent by Mr. Netanyahu , who is facing a career-threatening challenge from a unified centrist party headed by a team of former army chiefs. His shocking announcement about Israeli sovereignty in the West Bank appeared to be a last-ditch effort to rally his right-wing base and stay in power. For supporters of annexation, it is not only this week’s vote that is on their minds but the American election in 2020: They call President Trump’s … [Read more...] about As Netanyahu Seeks Re-election, the Future of the West Bank Is Now on the Ballot
Giant Mud Glaciers Are on the Move
It’s difficult to fathom how the Colorado River could possibly carve the mile-deep chasm that is the Grand Canyon. But if one thinks of the river as a flume of liquid sandpaper rubbing the land over millions of years, it begins to make sense. “The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools,” Henry David Thoreau wrote, “but the gentle touches of air and water working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time.” In 1963, humans stopped time, when the brand new Glen Canyon Dam on the Utah-Arizona border cut off the reddish sediment that naturally eroded the Grand Canyon. Today the river runs vodka clear from the base of the dam. A map showing how Lake Powell has shrunk since 2000. North 5 miles Colorado River Glen Canyon Dam Page Lake Powell’s current level Water level in 2000 Lake Powell Arizona Utah Calif. Nev. Utah Colo. Lake Powell Navajo Mountain N.M. Ariz. San … [Read more...] about Giant Mud Glaciers Are on the Move
The Hoosiers’ Secret Weapon? He’s an 88-Year-Old They Call Pops.
Dick Moren isn’t in the Hoosiers’ starting lineup, but he might as well be. The 88-year-old father of Teri Moren, the coach of the Indiana University women’s basketball team, he has two game-day outfits: one for home games, one for away games. He has routines before and after games that he follows religiously. His diet at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., has been on lock for nine seasons. Now, Pops, as many members of the Indiana staff and team call him, is preparing for his biggest role yet: the No. 1 fan of a No. 1-seeded team that is trying to make its way to the Final Four. “I couldn’t ask for more,” Dick Moren said over the phone, proudly sharing the team’s record entering the N.C.A.A. tournament: 27-3 overall and 16-2 in the Big Ten. Since his daughter was hired at Indiana in 2014, Dick Moren has been a constant in the rotating cast of characters that make up college basketball. His relationship with his daughter and her team, his ever-present … [Read more...] about The Hoosiers’ Secret Weapon? He’s an 88-Year-Old They Call Pops.
‘Jugging’ among new crime trends posing danger on America’s streets: What to know
close Video Travel risk trainer and LAPD veteran Kevin Coffey explains 3 crime trends "Jugging," "tap and glue" and "sliders" are recent crime trends that impact everyday Americans, Kevin Coffey explains. Everyday, routine activities – like going to the ATM or getting gas – can become crime scenes of low-level offenses that create major headaches and financial loss. Someone watches a bank or mall customer with their head in their phone. A seemingly friendly tip to use a tap card at an ATM that's glued shut. A phony good Samaritan says you dropped a wallet at the gas pump or a cheerful, chatty chap can't stop complimenting your outfit. These are all part of street-level crime trends designed to prey on distracted victims to grab a purse, phone or wallet and take off. All they need is a few seconds, in most instances. ROBBERY SUSPECT BODY SLAMS TEXAS WOMAN, LEAVING HER PARALYZED: VIDEO Video These three … [Read more...] about ‘Jugging’ among new crime trends posing danger on America’s streets: What to know
GMB’s Susanna Reid takes aim at The Crown’s ‘sick’ Princess Diana crash replica
Susanna Reid has waded into the debate after Netflix's The Crown has been slammed for replicating the car which Princess Diana died in. The 52-year-old presenter was back on our screens on Monday (March 20) to present Good Morning Britain with co-host Ed Balls. They welcomed Richard Arnold into the ITV1 studio to discuss the latest showbiz news. READ MORE: Netflix The Crown's Diana star made to 'lie in open coffin' in 'distressing' scenes Richard flagged the controversy surrounding the pictures from The Crown set of Princess Diana's fatal car accident, and Susanna didn't hold back. Susanna said: "It actually gives me the chills, and not in a good way." Richard added: "It will stir up the debate on wether The Crown should air a disclaimer on TV before every episode. Susanna injected: "This is not an historical or documentary disclaimer, this is about taste and decency isn't it? "This is the fact that that is an horrific event where somebody was terribly badly … [Read more...] about GMB’s Susanna Reid takes aim at The Crown’s ‘sick’ Princess Diana crash replica
Robert Morgenthau on His Years as District Attorney: ‘I Don’t Look Back’
In his early years as a prosecutor, Robert M. Morgenthau was once asked about the most effective way to fight organized crime. At the time, Mr. Morgenthau had made a name for himself as a United States attorney by indicting more than 100 Mafia figures. Mr. Morgenthau raised a novel strategy. “Maybe we ought to declare a moratorium on the prosecution of organized crime for five to 10 years,” he told Victor S. Navasky for a New York Times Magazine article in 1970 . “And let them become so rich that they will give up their predatory instincts and they’ll be much more concerned about getting their children into college, law school, medical school and so forth, and they’ll have lost their desire.” He never did declare that moratorium. His years of doing battle with crime in all forms were just beginning. Mr. Morgenthau, now 97 and still working five days a week, was the district attorney for Manhattan from 1975 until he retired at age 90 in 2009, during which time crime in New York … [Read more...] about Robert Morgenthau on His Years as District Attorney: ‘I Don’t Look Back’