Day: March 20, 2023

Roundup: Here’s everything Apple has been working on for its lineup of smart home products

Apple entered the smart home accessories segment back in 2014 with iOS 8, which introduced the HomeKit API to integrate such products with Siri. But it wasn’t until 2017 that Apple announced HomePod, its first smart speaker and overall first smart home device.

The company now has two different models of HomePod, but according to rumors, Apple wants to further expand this lineup in the near future. Here’s everything we know about what Apple has been working on for its smart home product lineup.


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High school students learn how to spot misinformation at UW’s ‘Misinfo Day’ event

Hundreds of Seattle-area high school students learned how to discern fact from fiction at the University of Washington’s 2023 MisinfoDay earlier this month. The event helped students read charts, evaluate claims and fact-check data. A “Loki’s Loop” escape room tested student savvy. Students also learned how TikTok collects clicks and influencers create fake videos, and when to “share or beware.”   “This is really useful information to help protect yourself as a teenager on social media,” said Ballard High School student Amelia Wagenbrenner. The UW launched the first MisinfoDay in 2019 and held its first in-person events since the pandemic… Read More

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Vermont’s Supreme Court: Obtaining Real Time Cell Site Location Data Requires A Warrant

In 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States overrode the Third Party Doctrine to declare cell site location info (CSLI) off-limits without a warrant. Recognizing the fact that ubiquitous cell phone use was generating reams of data daily that would allow law enforcement to engage in long-term tracking of people’s movements, the Supreme Court

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Tech Moves: Appen lands ex-Upwork CTO; DocuSign hires former Amazon GM

— Saty Bahadur is now chief technology officer at Appen, a publicly traded IT services and consulting company that provides training data for artificial intelligence systems. Bahadur was previously chief technology officer at freelancing platform Upwork and a general manager for Alexa at Amazon. Bahadur also worked at Microsoft for a decade years and helped develop the Windows mobile operating system. He also spent ten years at Intel in engineering and management roles. Sydney, Australia-based Appen has about 2,000 employees worldwide and its U.S. headquarters is in Kirkland, Wash. Bahadur will be based in the Seattle area. –— Gennev, a… Read More

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