Techradar: Google’s new DIY kit for Raspberry Pi lets you build your own smart camera

Techradar: Google’s new DIY kit for Raspberry Pi lets you build your own smart camera. “Following the release of its voice control kit earlier this year, Google has produced a new DIY kit for the Raspberry Pi which lets hobbyists turn the compact board into a computer vision system – or in layman’s terms, a smart camera capable of recognizing stuff.”

BetaNews: Microsoft Office is now available for all Chromebooks

BetaNews: Microsoft Office is now available for all Chromebooks . “A key piece of software that has been missing from Chromebooks is now available to everyone — Microsoft Office. Microsoft has made its office suite available for a range of platforms over the years, but Chromebook support has been notable by its absence. Now, without announcement from the company, this changes.”

Arduino vs. Raspberry Pi: Mortal enemies, or best friends? (Digital Trends)

Digital Trends: Arduino vs. Raspberry Pi: Mortal enemies, or best friends?. “You may have never used Raspberry Pi or Arduino, but chances are you’ve heard of them. Raspberry Pi has been the best-selling British computer for years now and Arduino has been transforming the DIY community one board at a time. There’s no shortage of options designed to provide you with a little electronic control over your projects, but the budget-friendly Raspberry Pi and the plethora of solutions under the Arduino brand are certainly two of the most popular.”

Wired: Intel Chip Flaws Leave Millions Of Devices Exposed

Wired: Intel Chip Flaws Leave Millions Of Devices Exposed. “SECURITY RESEARCHERS HAVE raised the alarm for years about the Intel remote administration feature known as the Management Engine. The platform has a lot of useful features for IT managers, but it requires deep system access that offers a tempting target for attackers; compromising the Management Engine could lead to full control of a given computer. Now, after several research groups have uncovered ME bugs, Intel has confirmed that those worst-case fears may be possible.”

TechCrunch: Roomba gets IFTTT functionality

TechCrunch: Roomba gets IFTTT functionality. “Robot’s been talking a lot about its plans to make the Roomba an essential part of the connected home. The process has been a bit slow going — the company added WiFi connectivity in 2015 and Alexa functionality this year — but it’s getting there, slowly but surely. Today, the world’s best selling robotic vacuum takes another important step with the addition of IFTTT functionality.”

Motherboard: How a Wi-Fi Pineapple Can Steal Your Data (And How to Protect Yourself From It)

Motherboard: How a Wi-Fi Pineapple Can Steal Your Data (And How to Protect Yourself From It). “The Wi-Fi Pineapple enables anyone to steal data on public Wi-Fi networks. Here’s how it facilitates two sophisticated network attacks and how to protect yourself against them.” This is a bit technical, but it’s fascinating reading.