Reality checks 101: smart home tech eavesdrops - the ugly side of having smart home assistants

Internet of Things industry has created a revolution in literally every field of life, be it controlling your home appliances or asking suggestions as to where to take your date for dinner.The market for IoT smart home industry is estimated to hit an all time high of $58 billion by 2020.

With such a flowery picture drawn out, doodleblue looks at the flipside of the canvas to unveil bitter truths about the smart technology.

Smart home tech eavesdrops

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This week’s wow innovations – doodleblue’s experts tell you why

The past two days has seen some literally path breaking news in robotics, augmented reality and drones. This week, doodleblue picks three most worthy ideas that is helping widen the boundary of possibilities.


We will be looking at Piaggio Fast Forward – a mobility robot from the company that created the iconic Vespa, OxSight’s AR glasses for the partially sighted and Dobby’s foldable pocket drone from Zerotech.

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Drones on auto pilot - Excitement that excludes privacy settings!

In this era where technology takes over the entire universe and humans are meant to do very little work, it is fascinating to look at these technological advancements. The emergence of artificial intelligence has made human lives better and one such innovation is the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) commonly known as Drones. This is a light weight aircraft without a human pilot on-board. 




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Fake News Trends in Facebook- Chaos Sans Sixth Sense

Facebook which is doubling as a much sought after news medium, this time for popularizing news that was classified fake to the bone! On August 31st, the news feed ran a false story stating that anchor Megyn Kelly was fired from Fox News for being liberally supportive of Hillary Clinton in her political opinions. This news gained traction quicker than a forest fire and started raising fate altering discussions. Realizing their folly, Facebook removed the story, apologized and promised to straighten up their system.


Facebook fake news

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The Samsung Sacrilege – Unstable battery sham burns down production

In September, Samsung faced brickbats and was subjected to harsh criticism from all quarters when an airline passenger’s Note 7 caught fire in motion. Many accidents like this have further been reported which lead to Samsung providing replacement phones for the damaged ones in order to mop up their faults. This move backfired as these replacements also caught fire. As on October 11th, Samsung releases a final statement to entirely stop production of Note 7 phones altogether.

Samsung Sacrilege



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Torrents – Are you going to Jail?

A recent article in Indiatoday (Are you a criminal?) stated that anyone who views a torrent file can go to jail for a period of three years and maybe with a fine of 3 lakhs has spurred great confusion among people, especially the urban population who uses the torrent extensively. This news made the same buzz in social media like the news of Artem Vaulin’s arrest (kickass torrent’s owner). Artem was arrested in Poland and as a consequence, Kickass torrent was shut down by the police.


Torrents – Are you going to Jail?

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When Instagram Tried Snapping Snapchat

When Snapchat was launched worldwide in 2011 no one would have thought that the most basic feature it offered in the form of Snapchat stories would be imbibed (some may use the term copy too) quite efficiently by its arch rival and senior in the social media community,Instagram. And it comes as no wonder that netizens all over the world are still not done freaking out over Instagram stories and it being a straight rip-off of Snapchat stories.


snapchat vs instagram

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Are you a Pokemon- Go Addict? Here is why you shouldn't be playing it!


Are you a Pokemon- Go Addict?

Pokémon-Go...The latest sensation game by the Niantic Company with characters from our favourite childhood show has taken the world by storm. By now most people owning smart phones would have played or at least heard of this newly launched game. Pokémon Go has developed a gigantic player base, due to it’s real gaming platform and the wide variety of Pokémon characters.

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Online Data Storage Services

These days, storing data online has become more of a necessity than a luxury due to factors like security and lack of space. A bulk amount of data has to be present simultaneously in several devices and this is achieved through the use of online data storage services.

Online Data Storage Services

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Going Single: Facebook Messenger, now just Messenger

Just count the number of applications you use for messaging! Aren't there over a million of them? Messaging applications have become just another thing to survive on, haven't they? Studies show that over 28% of our time has been spent on social networking. Not only has it become addictive but it has also now become the need of the hour. Facebook is now planning to make messenger a total stand-alone app. Which means that one would not even require a Facebook account to login to the messenger app.

Facebook Messenger - Going single

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My dear intelligent assistants – Siri vs. Cortana vs. Google Now!

Hasn’t it been quite some time now that the world of mobile device manufacturers have been booming with the idea of intelligent personal assistants? Aren’t they really coming up with great ideas to make your device smarter, and more human? Just after the previous post about Apple iOS’s Siri’s intelligent answers, we got curious to check about the other intelligent personal assistants.

Siri vs. Cortana vs. Google Now

How many times have you perfectly made your personal assistant understand what you would like to get answered to? Apple iOS’s Siri, Microsoft’s Cortana and Google now, all in line, are getting smarter day-by-day. Let’s check each personal assistant and compare them with the answers they come up with:

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doodleblue is a boutique creative technology solutions consulting firm. Our focus is to help entrepreneurs, start-ups & businesses succeed with their technology solutions. We love working on cutting edge technologies like Augmented Reality, OCR, Google glasses, and more in the mobility space.