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The brighter side of darkness

As we all get excited about being able to talk to our home technology from our smartphones, and for them to talk to each other and have a party, being able to effectively turn away unwanted guests at the door becomes a priority.

internet_of_things

It was reported in May 2016 (mashable.com) that a University of Michigan security study on the Samsung Smarthings platform revealed vulnerability to hackers. So there is still some work to do to keep out the entities who’s only interest is to trash the place.

It’s good therefore to know that the Guardian Project that maintains the Tor anonymity network on the darkweb for undesirables have proof-tested software that can be applied to the internet-of-things to protect our homes.

Read it here.

https://www.wired.com/2016/07/now-can-hide-smart-home-darknet/

Light Vessel Automatic: intelligent lighting.

Finding Nemo

The aspirations of the most adventurous human beings amongst us continue to explore the boundaries of mortality. It is tragic that VSS Enterprise has suffered such a severe setback. [It would be apparent that it is rocket science after all]. As the smoke clears only  3% of the designated first space passengers have pulled out, which says something about the conviction of those already with tickets to fly.

For Superyacht owners there is an alien world becoming more and more accessible below sea level. Last year private submersible vendors debuted at Monaco Yacht Show. A collaboration between yacht designers and submersible constructors would assist in making them more aesthetically pleasing.. Hopefully this will come as the interest in exploration continues to grow.

Right now there is the IMAX private theatre experience. Ken Freivokh Design proposes a Nemo Room for a client. The easiest and most relaxing way to get the buzz without upsetting the bubbles in the champagne. Why do anything else?

IMAX-Private-Theatre-Nemo-Room-Ken-Freivokh

Incandescent

Just in case you were unlucky enough to miss MOSCloud at the Garage Centre for Contemporary Culture, Moscow in January this year, here is some good news…

Incandescent Cloud say that they will be at Glow Festival in November http://www.gloweindhoven.nl/ .. before heading to Singapore in 2014.

These aren’t just exhibition pieces; these beautiful bespoke chandeliers, made from expired lightbulbs can been commissioned for interiors, and the environmental credentials are excellent.