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Michael Miller

For many people, today’s so-called “smart TVs” represent the first foray into the connected world of the Internet of Things. Just what is a smart TV, and how smart is it, really? Whether or not today’s smart TVs are truly part of the Internet of Things is an open question, but there’s no question that these connected viewing devices are changing the way people watch TV and movies. Read on to learn more in this chapter from The Internet of Things: How Smart TVs, Smart Cars, Smart Homes, and Smart Cities Are Changing the World.

Wouldn't it be cool if you could trigger a robot via the Web to perform some activity, even if you're halfway across the planet from your device? You can! John Baichtal, author of Robot Builder: The Beginner's Guide to Building Robots, shows how easily you can do it.

Michael Miller

Roamio is Tivo’s new set top box designed for recording over the air programming, as well as programs from various Internet-based services, including Netflix and Hulu. In this article, author Michael Miller discusses who Roamio is designed for, and how it can make life easier for all the cable cutters out there.

Michael Miller

With the latest celebrity nude photo hacking scandal in the news, it’s worth examining just how private your private pictures really are. In this article, author Michael Miller discusses the relatively safety of various types of photo storage, including cloud-based services such as iCloud, and details the steps you need to take to make your photos as secure as possible – and make sure you don't see your nude selfies online.

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In the Que

Last week, Que's staff once again made the trek to an AARP Life@50+ conference.

Emily Nave

We are excited to announce that Microsoft Press products are now available in the Que Publishing store, growing the number of valuable and trusted resources for Microsoft home and office users. 

In the Que

Last week, the Que staff attended MacWorld in San Francisco. We had a fantastic trip and really enjoyed meeting new people and visiting with old friends.

Greg Wiegand

The iPad, Kindle Fire, Nook Color and many other mobile tablets have now made purchasing and reading eBooks very easy. But what's been missing is a consistent format for delivering these eBooks--especially when creating an enhanced eBook with multiple media types and interactivity. This article will survey the current eBook formats, eBook reader apps, and eBooks software as well as uncover the obstacles facing publishers who want to create these enhanced ebooks.

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