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Walmart Will Put the Groceries in the Fridge While You’re Out

Walmart Inc. already sells more food than anyone else. Now it wants to put those groceries right in your fridge. Beginning this fall, about 1 million people in Pittsburgh, Kansas City, and Vero Beach, Florida, will be able to get …

Roost Gathering Data as it Awaits Insurance Industry Transformation

For years, insurance industry observers have been predicting that home telematics products would transform the insurance industry by forcing carriers to take on the role of damage preventer instead of just claims payer. Insurers are still experimenting. But one company …

Design Flaws Create Security Vulnerabilities for ‘Smart Home’ Internet-of-Things Devices

Researchers at North Carolina State University have identified design flaws in “smart home” Internet-of-Things devices that allow third parties to prevent devices from sharing information. The flaws can be used to prevent security systems from signaling that there has been …