Nanoleaf announces Thread smart home tech will be inside all it

(Pocket-lint) – Smart lighting specialist Nanoleaf has announced it is going to integrate smart home protocol Thread into all its future products.

Thread enables devices to connect up in a mesh network even where Wi-Fi is poor – it’s backed by Apple, Google and Amazon among other companies. The recent Apple HomePod mini supports it in addition to Google Nest Wi-Fi devices and the Google Nest Hub Max. The Eve Energy and Eve Door and Window devices also support it. Many more devices are expected to support the standard in 2021. 

Because Thread is a mesh system, it isn’t reliant on a central hub like a Zigbee or Wi-Fi network for example, while it has super-low latency, Range is a key benefit, meaning you can have smart home devices outside of the range of your Wi-Fi network. 


Nanoleaf announced its Essentials range back in November and, while both those

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Smart Tech to Perfect All Your Video Calls

Once upon a time all you needed to do before a work meeting was check your shirt for coffee stains. As social distancing has made streaming video the meeting medium du jour, this process has become a bit more complicated.

But it doesn’t need to be.

Below are some clever devices that will have you looking great, so you can fully focus on the task on-screen, be it a budget proposal or co-worker’s birthday celebration.

Elgato Ring Light

If you watch any live-streaming content, you’re probably familiar with a certain circular glow in your broadcaster’s eye—the tell-tale sign of a ring light. The ring light is a beloved device of YouTubers, TikTokers, Instagram influencers and more as the loop easily and effectively illuminates the speaker, giving them a healthy glow ideal for video broadcast. And the Ring Light by Elgato, a device maker dedicated to streamers, is one of the

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Georgia Tech vs Duke Picks and Predictions for January 26

Georgia Tech has the firepower to keep up with Duke, and gets to feast on a soft Blue Devils defense that ranks outside the Top 250 by allowing foes an effective field goal percentage of 52.5. 

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One of the best college basketball betting trends of the season has been fading the Duke Blue Devils, who are just 1-9 ATS.

NCAA basketball bettors get their chance to take advantage of that trend tonight as the Georgie Tech Yellow Jackets head to Durham to face the Duke Blue Devils in ACC action.

We break down the college basketball odds and bring you our best Georgia Tech vs. Duke picks and predictions for Tuesday, January 26, 

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Duke Blue Devils Betting Preview

Key Injuries

Georgia Tech: None.
Duke: None.
Find our latest NCAA basketball injury reports.

Betting Trend to Know

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Services, not software, are the future of game enterprise tech

Over the last few years, venture investor interest in the game industry has skyrocketed. The industry is no longer just about video games; as cross-media experiences like Fortnite have shown, game developers are embracing multiple forms of entertainment at once.

Game technologies like the Unreal Engine that power these experiences are supplementing traditional film, television and enterprise production tools, seeing extensive use in high-profile, high-budget shows like Disney’s The Mandalorian.

A common investment thesis among VC and PE funds interested in the space is that there are opportunities for enabling game technologies that resemble other enterprise software solutions, like Autodesk.

However, video games as an industry has not produced a publicly traded tech product whose profit opportunity is seat-based software licensing. Rather, Unity, Epic, and others who provide tools (such as Amazon and Microsoft) have shown that game technology businesses drive  services, platforms, and content which offer the potential

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