Building a smart home can be expensive. You might consider buying used equipment to save money, but you may want to hold back. One person found that even after a factory reset, she could still see feeds from Nest Cams who sold them.
Last night, Eric Gibson sent shocking news to a closed Wink Facebook group. He had duly restored Nest Cams to factory settings and sold them. Nevertheless, after the new owner connected the nest cameras to his account, Eric saw images from the feed in his Wink app.
As it turned out, removing the Nest cameras from his Wink app was a step he overlooked. and probably that would solve the problem for him, but the fact that he could see someone's nest feed from an account he did not have access to was, as he put it right, "annoying" and "should." not possible".
The problem is not Wink, but seems to be due to Works with Nest, which eventually closes. However, after Google's last direction changes, existing connections will be retained until a user converts their account to Works with Google Assistant. Without correction, anyone affected by the mistake would continue to unknowingly send images to strangers who sold them.
The wirecutter quickly reproduced the problem and turned to Google for comment. Eric has confirmed that he has reported the Wink problem, which has determined that the issue has not been resolved and has provided relevant information to Google. The good news is that Google already has a fix to prevent this in the future.
We've already said that you should always reset your smart home devices to factory settings before disposing or selling them. With this news in mind, you may want to think twice before selling or buying used Smarthome devices. SUMMARY: Safe Disposal (or Selling) of Smarthome Hardware
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Scientists have been studying the skull of a rather strange whale for decades and have finally figured out why this is so unusual , The whale in question is the child of a narwhal mother (the unicorn of the sea) and a whale-whale father (the theme of one of the best children's songs of all time).
This is one of those discoveries that are made in retrospect sense. If you compare the skull in question with the skulls of belugas and narwhals, you will see each one of the district features.
Female narwhals lack the distinctive tusks that we typically associate with the species, and have a similar size and shape to belugas. So it's easy to imagine that a Beluga male confuses a Narwhal female for his species, but in the many years we've studied them, we have not seen any other instances of mixing.
Modern DNA tests are much better than the tests Scientists used in the past (one researcher called the previous tests "lousy"), and they even reduced this particular whale to a 50/50 mixture of the two species, causing him turned into a first-generation hybrid. Due to their location in the remote Arctic, we rarely observe the two species at best. Maybe there are other hybrids that do not meet us. Investigations assume, however, that this occurs at best rare. [Science News]