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  • Groundbreaking, earthshaking and yes, disrupting.  The “Yo” app is here.  First mentioned in a Financial Times article last Tuesday (no link, since they make you sign up) it quickly grew and cracked the top 150 free apps in iOS by Wednesday night. “Yo” is simple.  All it lets you do is send a single message to your friends.  Yes, you guessed right, that simple message is “Yo”.  I got hooked Thursday night but signed up exactly when the app got hacked.  A few “Yo”s later I was not able to communicate any more.  Meh! Wait!  Did somebody say “Meh”?  Boy, do we have an app for that! Unlike its larger cousin, “Meh” so far is self-funded.  “Yo” received third party funding to the tune of $1 million, plus $200k put in by its genius Tel Aviv-based founder,

  • It’s here. The smart home toilet that can be connected to a smart home hub.  Finally!  Now I can control my toilet in San Francisco from a hotel room in Shanghai.  Can you believe how often I said to myself: “If I could just flush my toilet right now!  From 8,000 miles away”  Haven’t you had that urge?  If not, what’s wrong with you? [caption id="attachment_1236" align="alignleft" width="304"] Kohlers-Numi-Smart-Toilet-3[/caption] All kidding aside, the Internet of Things (IoT) will have plenty of useful applications.  From the connected pressure valve that can be monitored 24/7 to, yes, home applications that make your home safer and more efficient.  It’s coming, and it’s here to stay.  And in the right hands, it’s all good. But the IoT comes with huge risks th

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