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The Morning Briefing: New, smart technology

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"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about new, smart technological developments.

1.) High-tech homes: Fridges on Facebook and smart security. George and Judy Jetson would feel right at home at the CES floor. With smart washing machines, magic remotes, and refrigerators that blast Top 40 hits, the automated home has arrived.

2.) Wireless bike offers ride into smart-tech future. A Cambridge innovation hothouse has created a wireless bicycle that could incorporate GPS and map data to change gear in anticipation of upcoming hills and a range of monitoring tools to ensure healthy riding.

3.) Qualcomm boss: Smart watches are the future, not Google Glass. Qualcomm is one of the companies at the forefront of augmented reality development. Its Vuforia mobile platform is behind many of the advancements in AR applications for phones and tablets. However, the company's boss is not a big fan of wearable AR - Google Glass included.

4.) This goo will protect your smart phone from a hammer [Video]

5.) 10 technologies that turned our heads: 2013 CES.


— By on January 15, 2013, 4:35 PM PST

Charlie Osborne

Contributing Editor

Charlie Osborne is a freelance journalist and photographer based in London. In addition to SmartPlanet, she also writes for business technology website ZDNet and consumer technology site CNET. She holds a degree in medical anthropology from the University of Kent. Follow her on Twitter. Disclosure