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Alphabet’s Scrapping Its Smart City Dreams

Alphabet’s Scrapping Its Smart City Dreams

For the past two years and change, Google’s smart-city-centric sister company Footpath Labs has put millions on the line to build what it called a model smart city in downtown Toronto. The planned neighbourhood, called “Quayside,” was supposed to be nothing short of utopic, boasting everything from affordable housing to…

New Phillips Hue Smart Light Hack Uses Old Chain Reaction Vulnerability

New Phillips Hue Smart Light Hack Uses Old Chain Reaction Vulnerability

The Internet of Things is full of insecure and somewhat dubious gadgets, but Philips Hue has generally had a decent reputation—a big reason why it’s one of the more popular brands in the space. However, researchers from Check Point Software have found that an already-known vulnerability with Hue lightbulbs could…