Internet of Things

With hundreds of choices, how can you pick an IoT platform?

For those involved in the IoT space, it feels as if not a day goes past without the launch of yet another IoT platform, promising a seamless conduit between connected devices and user applications.<p>Talk to any platform vendor and they’ll all earnest declare that their platform is the best, providing …

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CIOs And CTOs Must Understand How The Internet Of Things Is Changing How Business Is Done

After a short sabbatical traveling the world looking at interesting technologies and business models, I have decided to return to Moor Insights & Strategy to lead the Internet of Things (IoT) practice. There isn’t a better time to make a comeback!<p>First and foremost, it’s important to remember IoT …

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How a fish tank helped hack a casino

Hackers are constantly looking for new ways to access people’s data<b>.</b> Most recently, the way was as simple as a fish tank.<p>The hackers attempted to acquire data from a North American casino by using an Internet-connected fish tank, according to a report released Thursday by cybersecurity firm …

Cybersecurity

End-to-end IoT platform Particle banks $20M Series B

Particle, an end-to-end enterprise IoT platform has raised $20 Million in Series B Funding. Spark Capital led the round.<p>The company entered into the …

IOT

Softbank is ramping up its investments in the IoT

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son offered a glimpse into his company’s broad investment strategy at a company event, reports Bloomberg.<p>The Japanese telecommunications and technology giant …

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New Bluetooth Standard Extends Reach

Bluetooth connectivity may no longer be limited to two devices, thanks to a new capability.<p>The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) just updated …

IT

Bluetooth makes a mesh of itself with new spec

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group has released the spec for Bluetooth Mesh, a many-to-many extension of the technology.<p>Readers are doubtless …

IT

Cyber Security with IoT-Enabled Smart Energy Storage Technology

One of the best things about smart energy storage technology is the opportunity it creates for those in the HVAC, electrical contracting, and solar …

Cybersecurity

AI Needs UX Designers, Too

“Agentive technology” is a quietly humming buzz-phrase, appearing in my Twitter feed from time to time (and now my physical library at home), and it …

UX Design

The Connected Car Crisis

<b>By Buck Wise, Vice President of Brand and Partnerships, Swift + Possible</b><p><b>CONNECTED HISTORY</b><p>The first car I ever purchased was a Ford Mustang GT. It didn’t need to be smart, just faster.<p>Nowadays, I want my motors to be smart and connected.<p>You might not know this, but connected cars actually date back …

Ford Mustang

Brazil joins top ten IPv6 adoption ranking | ZDNet

The country's traffic running on the new protocol has doubled, according to a new Akamai report.<p>Brazil has joined the ten most advanced countries …

Ipv6

An Industrial Revolution Or Just Smart Business?

Many are calling the Internet of Things the next Industrial Revolution. The report from HPE focuses on why so many SMBs are moving ahead with IoT in …

IT

The Internet Of Things: Big And Getting Bigger

Unless you’ve miraculously avoided all technology over the past few years, you’re likely familiar with the term Internet of Things — or IoT. What you may not know is exactly what this phrase means, or what it means for you.<p>The IoT, simply put, is a way of bringing anything that can turn on and off …

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Bluetooth mesh networks could give the Industrial IoT a boost

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Bluetooth networks now support mesh network standards, thanks to a recent decision by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), the governing body that oversees the networking …

IT

Hackers could turn your home security camera into a spy hole with 'Devil's Ivy' security flaw

Millions of IoT devices vulnerable using the gSOAP toolkit.<p>Millions of internet-connected smart devices around the world may be vulnerable to hacking …

Information Security

How Business World can Extract Value from Internet of Things

HomeSmart Homes<p>0<p>How the business world can extract value from the Internet of Things (IoT) over the coming years is a broad and complex question, and …

IOT

3 next-level smart products for your home

You know that giants Amazon and Google are in the home hub space with the Echo Dot and Google Home, but there are some other major players in the …

Automation

Microsoft unveils a futuristic new...thermostat

The latest gadget from Microsoft isn't a new computer or a tablet but a futuristic thermostat that can be controlled by your voice.<p>Known as GLAS, it …

Microsoft

Roadside assistance provider the RAC revolutionizes customer service with IoT

Imagine a world in which you’re alerted before you even leave the house that your vehicle might break down. You obtain driver recommendations to …

IT

The rise of Python for Embedded Systems

According to IEEE Spectrum, Python is ranked No. 1 in the top programming languages of 2017.<p>Python has continued its upward trajectory from last year …

Raspberry Pi

IoT low-power WAN expected to improve quality of life in India's cities

Smart city initiatives are exploiting open, wide-area networking technologies to make urban life richer in services, safer, and far more responsive …

Smart Cities

This African park has a high-tech plan to combat poachers

Rwandan ‘smart park’ uses LoRaWAN to protect threatened animals<p>Security has long been a major concern at wildlife reserves in Africa, where rhino and elephant populations have been decimated by poachers in recent years. But a park in Rwanda is betting on a new networking technology to change …

Wildlife

IoT Thermostat Bug Allows Hackers to Turn Up the Heat

Introduction<p>With the ever-increasing impact of smart and connected devices in our daily lives, Cybersecurity has a variety of security challenges to …

Information Security

Samsung Is Very Well Placed To Boom From An Increased Demand For Computer Chips

Semiconductor demand to accelerate strongly from now to 2020 - Due to IoTs, cloud data centers, smart and autonomous vehicles.<p>In Q1, 2017, 63% of …

Stocks

Healthcare Industry Lacks Awareness of IoT threat, Survey Says

Three-quarters of IT decision makers report they are "confident" or "very confident" that portable and connected medical devices are secure on their …

IOT

Skyworks Down 4% Despite FYQ3 Beat, Higher Q4 View

Wireless chip vendor <b>Skyworks Solutions</b> (SWKS) this afternoon reported fiscal Q3 revenue and profit that topped analysts’ expectations, and beat with …

Stocks

This is how SA uses the internet

Cape Town - In 2017, South Africa's internet-connected population is set to grow to 22.5 million users - almost half of the country's population …

South Africa

Advertisers Challenged In Using Location Data

One of the major promises of the Internet of Things has to do with location.<p>Identifying where a consumer is at any given moment and creating relevant …

IT

​Intel culls health wearables division: Report | ZDNet

CNBC reported the chip giant has axed the division working on health-related wearable devices such as fitness trackers.<p>Intel has axed the group …

Wearable Tech

Visa reckons Australians will warm up to payments via IoT | ZDNet

While many remain concerned about the security of connected devices, a growing number of Australians are getting comfortable with the idea of paying …

Banking