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  • It’s malformed (It wants to go to http://www.http//

    Here’s a working link: Phant

  • So this may be a minor thing that only bugs me, but in the video you have MST, yet really it’s MDT.

    Also: Kudos to Pete for properly calling out daylight time.

  • Why separate racing from battle? I can win both!

  • Virtual Reality is old hat; This year: Physical Reality

  • Deep fryer basket

  • ‘merica.

    Yeah. ‘merica.

  • Invisible Jet-pack: The real reason there haven’t been any Friday New Product Post videos…

  • I think a big part of security with these types of devices will be setting things up so they are only available through VPNs or other traffic encapsulating techniques. Once IoT devices move to IoT (Intranet of Things) where there is a single, highly-secured point of access with the outside world then security will become a lot easier to maintain. Both because it’s far easier to secure a single point of entry, and because the burden is (largely) removed from the ‘Things’ and instead rests on what can be a much more powerful piece of equipment.

    Trouble is most solutions still involve fairly weak wireless communications inside the home. It seems that we’ll need a good solution that handles pairing, key generation, and traffic encryption before wireless ‘Things’ can ever really be considered secure. Personally: I’m a fan of hard-wiring everything when possible. Security concerns aside, it’s nice to have no concerns about battery life or reliability in communications. Plus it’s a lot cheaper to prototype. :-)

  • You’ll need something to talk USB on both sides, so yes, your remote device would need to be a USB host and have the proper drivers for talking with this chip.

    Is this temperature box pre-purchased or something you built? There are other options for doing USB over vast distances (active extenders, Ethernet (as in IP) adapters, etc), but they each have their pros and cons.

  • Every year on 3/14.

    This year was just extra special. :-)