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IoT could demand a whole new, dedicated network — here’s why

Today, most networked appliances on the Internet of Things (IoT) are not too demanding from a bandwidth perspective. Often they just share simple data that only require a few bytes to transfer from one device to another. For example, a sensor may update a computer with a machine’s current fuel …

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This reusable, rechargeable GPS tracker is no bigger than a quarter

You know that scene that pops up in practically every espionage movie you watch? The one where the hero slaps a GPS transponder on the undercarriage …

Next up from Samsung? Possibly a drone that shoots selfies

Samsung may be pushing out fewer smartphones this year in a strategic effort to cut costs and boost profits, but a report Monday suggests it’s been …

Barclays Bank has finally switched on Apple Pay support in the U.K.

Apple flicked the switch on Apple Pay for U.K. shoppers in 2015, taking the tech company’s contactless payment service outside of the U.S. for the …

The MB4.0 origami bridge could save your life in a natural disaster

The traditional Japanese art of origami may have originated using paper, but now, the intricate folds have inspired what scientists claim to be “the …

This Netherlands bank lets you use your voice as your password

Online banking is usually an exercise in remembering complicated pin numbers or passwords -- but what if there was an easier way? In the Netherlands, there is: banking customers who use the ING Netherlands app can now long into their bank account, check balances and make transfers using <i>just their</i> …

Amazon suggests a separate airspace for delivery drones

<b>US online retailer Amazon has called for a separate airspace zone for commercial drone flights that could deliver goods to customers.</b><p>The zone would have the unmanned vehicles flying below normal planes at a height of 200 to 400ft (61 to 122m).<p>Air traffic control for the suggested drone space would …

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