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The Internet of Things & The Marriot Hotel

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Marriott International  has partnered with Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and Legrand to build a pair of connected “internet of things” hotel rooms in the basement of Marriott’s Bethesda headquarters. The IoT Guestroom Lab, part of Marriott’s 10,000-square-foot Innovation Lab, was designed to explore everything from intuitive lighting to voice-activated room controls to virtual assistants.

The team will analyze feedback to the internet of things rooms over the next three months before taking both down. You can expect to see elements of the technology in hotel rooms in the next five years.

A hotel guest extending a laptop screen to the room’s TV, a desk light with adaptive brightness or a shower that can be turned on by voice. Marriott envisions a customer being able to order a wake-up call via a virtual assistant or to launch a yoga routine on a full-length, digital mirror. 

The room, would be largely controlled by apps and systems that remember a visitor’s preferences and past behaviors. It is powered by three linked networks and could power down automatically when the customer leaves.

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Samsung Employee With Gambling Problem Steals Over 8,000 Phones

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Wheel chair bound Samsung employee  is alleged to have stolen  8,474 smartphones from the company over the course of two years to pay off his gambling debt. Authorities claim his spree took place between December 2014 and November 2016 at the Samsung headquarters in Suwon, South Korea . It took them a long time to notice what was going down, since he was wheelchair bound and wasn’t required to pass thru the scanner. The phones were sold to a second-hand phone retailer for 800 million won or(US$711,743) dollars. The employee was arrested.

 

Samsung’s Chief Arrested; Accused Of Bribery

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A Seoul district court has ordered the arrest of Samsung’s chief Lee Jae-yong. He is accused of bribing Choi Soon-sil, the main person of interest in ongoing corruption scandal that has gripped South Korea.  ( Chung Sung-Jun | Getty Images )

 

Seoul District Court has ordered the arrest of Samsungs’ head honcho chief Lee Jae-yong. He is accused of bribing Choi Soon-sil, the main person of interest in ongoing corruption scandal that has gripped South Korea.  ( Chung Sung-Jun | Getty Images )

The arrest concerns the bribery and embezzlement charges against Lee, which also form part of a wider corruption scandal that has led to – the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye. The arrest will allow prosecutors to hold the vice president chairman for 20 days.In a brief statement, Samsung reiterated that the company’s daily operation will not be affected by the latest development and stressed that it will continue to defend itself against the charges.

Lee has been investigated for his ties with Choi Soon-sil, the president’s confidante and the primary person of interest in the corruption scandal. She is being labeled as the South Korean version of Rasputin for her influence over President Park.

Prosecutors allege that Lee donated $37.3 million to several organizations backed by Choi in exchange for her support for the merger of two Samsung companies, Samsung C&T and Cheil Industries. The merger, which is worth $8 billion, was eventually approved by the country’s National Pension Services

There is also claim that Lee sponsored the equestrian career of Choi’s daughter, which effectively dragged the name of two Samsung executives as possible suspects, as they also serve in the Korea Equestrian Federation.

In the meantime, mentor of Samsung scion seen stepping up after Lee’s arrest. Although business at flagship Samsung Electronics  is moving along, huge decisions will need to be made and the man most likely to be called upon to make them is Choi Gee-sung, the top lieutenant at Samsung Group and a mentor to Lee.

 

Samsung Washing Machines About To Explode Like Phones

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Samsung plans   to recall over 2.8 million washing machines from within the United States right now. Each washing machine poses a threat and could explode one way or the other. They say  the lid could explode, fly off and cause injury. Injuries range from a broken jaw, injury to the shoulders and the general fall-related injuries.

The company is hoping to give consumers who have purchased the washing machines free in-house repairs and an extension in the warranty. Folks can even get a rebate that can be put toward purchasing a new Samsung washing machine or another from a different brand

Information from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission claims the Samsung washing machines were manufactured between March 2011 and November 2016. We understand that over the years, nine related injury reports were made to Samsung.

The Smart Fridge With Windows 10

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LG’s Windows 10 apps are designed so you can stick notes to the fridge, set a timer, add recipes and healthy information about meals, or just mark food that you can see through the translucent display.

 

Earlier this year, Samsung unveiled a Smart Fridge at CES

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Samsung’s Smart Shoes

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IOFIT, is technically considered a wearable device, this smart shoe is in a category of its own. Developed by Salted Venture, a startup supported by Samsung Electronics, IOFIT is a solution that utilizes a combination of pressure sensors and a coaching app to improve a user’s balance and body posture to enhance one’s fitness routine or golf swing. The coaching and analysis software integrated with IOFIT allows coaches (or trainers and the like) to leave feedback for the user based on their performances and compare saved videos

 

 

Samsung’s See Through Truck

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Trying to overtake a truck that’s may be driving relatively slowly, can become a task – one due to its humongous size, and second because you cannot see what is happening in front of the truck or if there is any vehicle coming from the opposite direction.

Well, Samsung has introduced a see-through ‘Safety Truck’ that consists of a wireless camera attached to the front of the truck, which is connected to a video wall made out of four exterior monitors located on the back of the truck. The monitors give drivers behind the truck a view of what is going on ahead, even in the dark of night.

This allows drivers to have a better view when deciding whether it is safe to overtake the truck. Also, it may help reduce the risk of accidents caused by sudden braking or animals crossing the road.

Currently, the prototype truck built is not operational. So far, Samsung has been able to confirm that the technology works and that this idea can definitely save the lives of many people.

According to Samsung, the next step is to perform the corresponding tests in order to comply with the existing national protocols and obtain the necessary permits and approvals.

 

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