Archives for July 6, 2014

These LED smart lights are tracking your moves

While more peo­ple and places are switch­ing to ener­­gy-sav­ing LED light bulbs, a Cal­i­for­nia com­pa­ny has found a way to turn them into smart net­works that can col­lect and feed data. How­ev­er, the new tech­no­log­i­cal oppor­tu­ni­ties are also rais­ing pri­va­cy con­cerns. For exam­ple, should you find your­self in ter­mi­nal “B” at Newark air­port, look up. […]

Smart Home Devices Need to Get a Lot Smarter

Imag­ine a dish­wash­er that requires a user­name and pass­word. Smart homes will require unprece­dent­ed effort to ensure not just secu­ri­ty but also usabil­i­ty. June 30, 2014 The bat­tle between Google and Apple is mov­ing from smart phones to smart things, with both com­pa­nies vying to pro­vide the under­ly­ing archi­tec­ture that net­works your appli­ances, util­i­ties, and […]

Agenda 21 = Death

U.N.‘s urban plan­ning pro­gram turns the pop­u­la­tion into mere serfs who are eas­i­ly con­trolled by the gov­ern­ment July 1, 2014 Signed in 1992 by mul­ti­ple nations, includ­ing the Unit­ed States, the Unit­ed Nations Agen­da 21 Sus­tain­able Devel­op­ment pro­gram is an urban plan­ning “action plan” which calls for gov­ern­ment to even­tu­al­ly take con­trol of all land […]

Sure smart home tech is cool. But how much does it save you?

July 6, 2014 Smart home tech­nol­o­gy is con­ve­nient, state-of-the-art and unde­ni­ably cool. But does it help where it real­ly matters—in con­sumers’ pock­et? The grow­ing mar­ket ranges from Wi-Fi ther­mome­ters to auto­mat­ed kitchen appli­ances and air con­di­tion­ers. Yet a cen­tral ques­tion remains: Do these bells and whistles—and the tech­nol­o­gy that helps them run—actually help con­sumers save […]

WE DESPERATELY NEED TO STOP THE EXPLOITATION OF OUR CHILDREN

Our chil­dren are being exploit­ed. This exploita­tion must be stopped. This time I am not speak­ing about Sta­cy Lynne or Moni­ka Wesolows­ki, both moth­ers, who have had their chil­dren ripped away from them in polit­i­cal retal­i­a­tion for their beliefs. In this arti­cle, I am not iden­ti­fy­ing the unimag­in­able hor­rors of CPS and the dev­as­ta­tion that […]