Apple kit could let iPhones become hardware wallets | Smart home products showcased at CE Week 2019 | Toyota to implement engine shut-off, auto-park features
June 14, 2019
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Apple kit could let iPhones become hardware wallets
Apple kit could let iPhones become hardware wallets
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The release of Apple's CryptoKit could lead to the use of iPhones as hardware wallets for cryptocurrencies. Apple says the kit will enable app developers to create secure hashes for authentication and cryptographic keys.
Computerworld (6/14) 
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New eBook: When it comes to AI you can't afford to take shortcuts
In DMI's latest ebook we discuss AI's impact on 4 key industries and discuss how the right AI strategy can increase revenue & business success. Download the ebook now to learn more.
Smart Home
Smart home products showcased at CE Week 2019
A plethora of smart home products were on display in the Connected Design Home experience at technology show CE Week 2019. From a shower system with six-color LED indirect chromotherapy lighting to a heated, automated toilet, technology for the entire home was well presented, writes Rob Stott.
Dealerscope (6/13) 
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Vehicle Tech
Toyota to implement engine shut-off, auto-park features
Toyota to implement engine shut-off, auto-park features
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Toyota's 2020 model vehicles will include two new automation features. The vehicles will automatically turn off an engine after it is left running for a predetermined amount of time, and they will also automatically shift or apply the parking brake if a vehicle is exited without being put in park.
Engadget (6/13) 
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Byton M-Byte SUV adds to futuristic interior
Chinese electric vehicle startup Byton gave a sneak preview in pictures of the futuristic interior for its M-Byte SUV, writes Kyle Hyatt. The vehicle, due for release in 2020, still includes a 48-inch dashboard-spanning screen from its original plans and adds a touch screen near the armrest for climate control and other needs.
CNET (6/13) 
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Tech News
Sprint sets June release date for Samsung's S10 5G
Preorders are being accepted for the June 21 release of the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G on Sprint's 5G network. The Samsung launch is four days after AT&T's release of the smartphone, but it is available to all customers, not just businesses and developers.
The Verge (6/14) 
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Belkin plug-in products geared toward mobile workers
Belkin has released the USB-C Multimedia Hub, Thunderbolt 3 Dock Mini and Thunderbolt 3 Cable. All the products are designed to help mobile workers plug peripherals into thin, lightweight laptops with USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 ports.
ChannelPro Network (6/13) 
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Retail Trends
Retailers combining stores, e-commerce
Retailers are combing their brick-and-mortar stores with e-commerce to bring greater profits. A study by Internet Retailer found that the companies benefiting most from using both stores and e-commerce are Walmart, Target, Home Depot, Best Buy, Macy's, Dick's Sporting Goods, Kohl's, Nordstrom, Lowe's and JC Penney.
CNBC (6/13) 
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Association News
The 4 Cs to building a smart city
Smart cities are being redefined by technology, and there are four major components to a successful smart city initiative. Learn more.
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Reducing stress through tech
Learn more about how companies like CES 2019 exhibitors TouchPoint and HEALium are using cutting-edge technology to help consumers manage stress. Read more.
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Train Your Employees with a VR Headset
CTA's vice president of U.S. Jobs, Jennifer Taylor, interviewed Sara Decker, Walmart's director of Federal Government Affairs about the future of work, and how the country's largest employer, Walmart, is creating a culture of continuous learning for its one million associates. Read more.
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