Pizza By Drone? No Need To Tip.
Gear up on five IoT news bites for Thursday
Pizza by Drone Flirtey drone wants everyone in New Zealand to know they can now get a Domino's pizza delivered by drone. Flirtey is pushing to launch its delivery service, DRU Drone by Flirtey, and says that 70 percent of Domino's customers would choose to have their pies delivered by air. Flirtey delivered its first pizza pie in New Zealand back in August. No, the service isn't widely available. In fact you have to live 1.5 kilometers from the Whangaparaoa Domino's location. So, yes, don't factor this in to your Super Bowl plans.
Thanksgiving Hack Feel the whole brining thing is so 2015? How about bringing some connected tech to your turkey dinner. GE Appliances has just linked up with Amazon Alexa, so you can now preheat your oven—and even check on how how that bird actually is (and if it's done) just by asking. The code name for GE's product is 'Geneva,' as in: "Hey Alexa, ask Geneva to start heating up my oven.' Add a speaker device, and you might be able to trick your guests to think you have some extra help and If you want you can always trick your guests that Geneva is your real sous chef. Especially when she tells you to have a 'Happy Turkey Day," back.
Wireless VR Those nifty researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have done it again—this time cracking the code on getting high-res virtual reality images to your eyeballs without the wires. Yes, there are a lot of ways to watch VR content with just your smartphone and a Cardboard like device. But for the hard-core full immersion experience, like the one created by HTC Vive, you need to be attached to a powerful computer. MIT is changing the game using high-frequency radio waves to build a system called MoVR, with antennas as small as a credit card.
Lock IoT Down The Department of Homeland Security is making a plea: fix the security problems on IoT devices, everyone. The hack last month of the internet that harnessed connected devices including smart light bulbs is unifying many in the IoT space who agree security concerns are growing. But how to fix them? That will take everyone from software and hardware developers to service providers. And the government wants everyone involved, says The Washington Post.
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