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What can we expect the IoT landscape to look like, and how will its impact be felt? And is the attention being given by governments, manufacturers, and industry players merited, or is this just a fad? In this paper we look at the trends leading the growth of the internet of things, its components, and its characteristics. With grand ambitions to become the world's design store, Fab has raised the first part of a Series D funding round that looks to add a large flow of cash to the company's efforts. Love Amsterdam? So does Netflix: The streaming service revealed that it's going to launch in the Netherlands later this year. The tiny interlocking combs of specialized ink could power human implants, drones and cameras. Each microbattery is thinner than a human hair. Apple's made some changes to Siri's programming if the mention of suicide comes up -- she's now much more proactive in getting the user help. In September, LinkedIn launched a new feature called endorsements, that allows people to validate certain skills you have on your profile. SpaceCurve has raised another $10 million for its database technology designed to make sense of massive amounts of data from sensors, social media, mobile devices and other streaming sources. Google has sued to shine more light on the secret court that approves controversial national security letters -- the petition also represents part of the ongoing PR strategy of tech companies caught up in a surveillance scandal. Eventually, their technique could be applied to print bones for medical use, plane components and even buildings. An ambitious new plan calls for the deflection of the most dangerous near-Earth objects and research into how to move an asteroid into the moon's orbit.