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In America the smart home technology has already become part of their lives, apparently 28% of U.S. adults and a 47% of millennials have smart home products in their home. Furthermore, an 81% of Americans would be willing to purchase a home with smart technology incorporated.

That explains why smart home is growing and gaining a comfortable place in the society. Although it’s just the beginning of a new world, the future is clearly pointing that most homes will be equipped with this technology. The automation will interact with comfortability, which means living preferences and personal health that will make our lives easier. 

It´s a new type of lifestyle more secure and supportive, for instance artificial assist to your needs is one of the multiples possibilities. Even small robots are being designed to make your companion like Zenbo, who moves around your home and is capable of recognising your faces and others around, it also responds to requests and manage other smart devices.

Artificial intelligent (Al) devices and software at home will soon be the new generation including a new way of babysitting and playmates. Besides, security systems such as Google Weave, the secure JSON-based standard for Smart Home communication and the Apple operating system iOs8 with additional features like HomeKit will reduce home insurances

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Your life can provide independence from utility companies and this is due to the artificial assistant that is capable of power your home. How? Devices like solar panels and automated lights have been already presented as part of the home utility system. This system can power your home even when the sun is down and will reduce your carbon footprint.

Additionally, smart home technology will be able to customize automatically your preferences and health needs at home. The best part of this is that users won´t have to go through massive construction structures for the installation of these devices. 

Although there is still plenty of work to be added on this new technology, one of the main challenges is to be able to connect individual devices to one central location for easy adjustment and control. More companies are now developing tech that can control other home tech gadgets simultaneously. The whole point of the system is to manage many stuffs without lifting not even a finger. It will get smaller and more compact every year, making your daily life easier and avoiding wires and devices all around your home. 

Smart home is definitely the new lifestyle and is expected to be accessible for everyone, it’s an exclusive way of maintaining your home safer and smarter.

We live in the Internet world: we buy and pay through Internet, we need Internet in our jobs, we share pictures, interests and we chat through Internet, we make calls via Internet… All these actions require a large amount of information that must be kept somewhere. Because this data is very valuable and may content sensible and secret material, the security which protects it needs to be very strong and effective. That is the reason why cybersecurity has become one of the most important concerns, not only for companies if not for citizens and governments as well.

The financial damage caused by security breaches is difficult to calculate because there is not one single standard model for estimating the cost of such crimes. However, and according to Go-Gulf, the annual estimated cost over global cybercrime is $100 Billion. Meanwhile, the estimated victims per year is 556 million, which represents over 1.5 million per day or 18 victims per second. In addition, every day more than 100.000 new virus threats have been detected. These numbers show in a clear way the importance of cybersecurity.

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Although the term Internet of Things (IoT) began to be used in 1999, in the last weeks a large number of people talked about it. As the European Comission announced, Internet of Thingsis “a technology and a market development based on the inter-connection of everyday objects among themselves and applications”. IoT has also been in the spotlight during this edition of The International CES, one of the greatest consumer electronics and technology tradeshows held last week in Las Vegas, NV.

The idea about the term is that there will be more things connected in the Internet than people connected through it. Although, the connection between devices will become an intelligent system of systems.

The amount of devices connected in the Internet has grown hugely in the recent years. The estimated number of this kind of objects will be around 5 Billion at the end of 2015. However, and as a Cisco study estimates, there will be 50 Billion devices and objects connected to the Internet by 2020. Not everything connected to the Internet will be computers, smartphones, tablets and televisions. Actually, all of them will represent only 1/3 of the whole devices. The other 2/3 will be sensors and newly invented intelligent devices that monitor, control, analyse and optimize our world.

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US media have talked about “Net Neutrality” throughout the year because it has become one of the most important, as well as controversial, issues for Obama and for its administration. This principal’s idea is that Internet service providers should enable access to all content equally, regardless of the source, without favoring particular websites.

There are two clear positions about the importance to drive a net neutrality or not. Some of the Internet Service Providers (ISP) are totally against net neutrality and support “fast lanes”: the websites from the companies who pay extra money will be uploaded faster than the other ones. Contrary, there are several users associations, like The Internet Association, who believe Internet “should be free from censorship, discrimination and anticompetitive behavior”.

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