My Friend Cayla Doll, Other Toys, Hackers’ Delight and Parents’ Nightmare

If your child, or someone you know, received a My Friend Cayla doll, a Furby Connect doll, a Q50 children’s smartwatch, or a Sphero BB-8 droid (or quite likely one of a number of other toys or devices aimed at children, and that connect to the Internet via Bluetooth), that device – and thus the child who plays with it or uses it – is at risk of being hacked, personal data stolen, and even a hacker talking to the child, all because of unsecure Bluetooth connections.

How to Connect Your Computer to the Internet Using Your Cell Phone as a Wireless Internet Connection or Tethered Modem

Using your cell phone as a modem is perhaps the most overlooked of all Internet connection options. But a mobile phone Internet connection, whether as a tethered modem or, using bluetooth, a wireless cell phone Internet connection, is easy to set up, and with a laptop and cellphone you can check email and surf the web from anywhere, any time!

Ford Sync Internet On-Board Comes of Age: Internet In the Dash In Dozens of Ford Vehicles

As those who’ve joined the Sync My Ride generation already know, Ford SYNC may be the ultimate in convergence technology, marrying Internet, voice recognition and voice commands, and, of course, your cell phone, as an integral part of your car. With MyFord Touch – an LCD dashboard screen – coming this year, and with Ford SYNC available in dozens of models of Fords, working with most modern cell phones – the Ford SYNC system is now all grown up. (Want to know the best phone for Fords SYNC system? See below!) When Ford SYNC first launched, the system ‘recognized’ about 100 voice commands; this week Ford announced that SYNC in Fords now recognizes more than 10,000 commands – and that’s just ‘first level’ commands, meaning those commands can be combined with other words and phrases.

Wii Will Rock You – The Nintendo Wii Gamebox Scores a Homerun with its Real 3D Live Gesture Remote Control and with Great Reviews

The new Nintendo Wii may have a funny and hard to remember name (is it the Nintendo Wii? Nintendo Wie? Nintendo Wee? Whee? Oui?), but it has managed to do what no other gamebox has done before – revolutionize game box gaming by incorporating genuine real-gesture remote control. It’s also got built in Internet wi-fi access, and Bluetooth.

A Review and Comparison of the Sidekick versus the Treo v. the Cingular 8125

This is a side-by-side review and comparison of the Sidekick 3, the Treo, and the Cingular 8125. I just came off strenuously testing a Treo 650 and a Cingular 8125. Why? Because I was so discouraged when they finally added Bluetooth to the new Sidekick 3 but crippled it so that all you could use it for was headsets and xfering a vcard. Here are the results.

Bluetooth Watches from Fossil and Sony Ericsson Show Caller ID and More! Sony Vanguard MBW-100 and Fossil Caller ID Watches that Dick Tracy Would Love

A new line of Bluetooth enabled watches from both Fossil and Sony Ericsson are hitting the stores within the next few weeks. Both the Sony Ericsson Vanguard MBW-100 and the Fossil Caller ID FX6001 are able to detect and display data from your cell phone, alerting you to an incoming call via vibration, displaying the caller i.d. of the call, and allowing you to reject or accept the call. Shades of Dick Tracy!