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Federal agency addresses the new world of Alexa, smart cameras and IoT A draft of new IT security measures by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has for the first time pulled privacy into its core text as well as expanded its scope to include the internet of things and smart home technology.…
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But you'll probably have to wait until late 2017 to get your hands on it.
New "Lex" platform makes Alexa's intelligence available to all.
The LaMetric Time tracks time, weather, emails, calendar events, tweets, followers, news, deadlines and any other metric needed for your home or business, and displays them almost in real-time.
It works as an always-on display for the whole family by showing notifications from smart home devices and allowing anyone to control them with the click of a button. LaMetric Time eliminates the need to check multiple apps or news sites for the information you need.
Instead, you receive key information at a glance, all in one place.

The possibilities are endless.
It also shows real-time notifications from IFTTT-connected services. LaMetric Time is standalone Wi-Fi device, iPhone or Android smartphone is needed for setting it up and configuration only.

The interface is easy to use: left and right buttons for navigation between the apps, middle button for taking related actions.

The form factor is sized to fit well on a table, shelf, shop-front or a counter. Wake up to your favourite Internet radio station or stream music from services like Spotify, iTunes, Pandora via Bluetooth.

The typical list price on this one-of-a-kind gadget has been reduced 15% from $199 to $169 for a limited time.
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Alexa in every room? Get 3 Echo Dots for less than the price of one Amazon Echo, and save $20 on top with this limited time deal.

Echo Dot is a hands-free, voice-controlled device that uses Alexa to play music, control smart home devices, provide information, read the news, set alarms, read audiobooks from Audible, and more.
In fact, new Alexa "skills" are being created all the time.

Amazon has quietly published a special code that will apply a $20 discount when you buy 3 Echo Dots -- good until 4/25 only. Just put them in your cart and apply the code DOT3PACK to activate this deal.
If you're in the market for a few Dots, jump over to Amazon and claim your discount while it lasts.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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