Coldstreams Internet of Things Blog

IMPORTANT! Coldstreams.com #IOT blog is migrating to WordPress.com hosting!

IMPORTANT! Coldstreams.com #IOT blog is migrating to WordPress.com hosting!

Coldstreams.com will automatically redirect to https://coldstreams.wordpress.com If you read this blog directly or via Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr, you do not need to do anything any differently. BUT! If you subscribe to posts by email, you will need to click on the Follow by email button at the new web site as the email subscriptions do not transfer over. RSS: If you views this web site using an RSS newsreader, you will need to use...

Coldstreams.com is migrating to WordPress.com

Coldstreams.com is migrating to WordPress.com

I will be migrating this blog from self hosting on my virtual server to using WordPress.com. I have already done most of the set up on WordPress and you can see the preliminary web site at https://coldstreams.com/wordpress.com I plan to set up a server “redirect” so if you access coldstreams.com you will automatically load the coldstreams.wordpress.com web page. I could set this up so that coldstreams.com points directly to the new URL, however, that method...

Google spies on you, recording your voice when you are not expecting it to

Android devices have an “Ok, Google” voice activation feature. This enables voice input of search and other functions on your Android device. Google also records a copy of the audio when it does this. Google also occasionally records incidental audio having nothing to do with a search. It certainly has for me. You can manually delete the records, one by one, which is very time consuming. You need to go to this Google page and...

https now fully implemented on coldstreams.com

https now fully implemented on coldstreams.com

I set up https (secure web access) earlier in March but a few items on the page were still going through http (not secure). I found those items and have fixed them so the page is now fully secured. When https is in use, the ISP sees only the IP address for coldstreams.com. The remainder of the URL, such as coldstreams.com/somepagereference.html is transmitted securely. That means the ISP will not know the specific page you...

McDonald’s testing fully automated food order and prep systems #IOT #Automation #Robots #Labor

McDonald’s refers to the machine as a Big Mac ATM. The machine does all the work, no human intervention required between your self order, food prep and delivery. Source: This machine will serve you a free Big Mac – The Boston Globe Automation is going to happen across many industries. Policy makers, however, are doing everything they can to accelerate the adoption of automation and the elimination of lower wage jobs. Here in Oregon, which...

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