Internet of Things

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IBM's wearables hub could get you out of the hospital faster

Researchers at IBM have developed a hub for wearables that can gather information from multiple devices and share it with a doctor, potentially cutting down on the time patients need to spend in a hospital.

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On land and in space, IoT networks can now cover the planet

At Mobile World Congress later this month, Nokia will show off what it calls WING (worldwide IoT network grid), a virtual global infrastructure that may include multiple carrier networks and satellite systems

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Ford to invest $1B in A.I. startup toward self-driving cars

Ford plans to invest $1 billion over the next five years in Argo AI, an artificial intelligence startup that will help develop a virtual driver system for the automaker’s autonomous vehicle coming in 2021.

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U.S. chipmaker plans new factory in China

GlobalFoundries will open a new factory in Chengdu, China, to make inexpensive chips for wireless devices.

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Windows Trojan hacks into embedded devices to install Mirai

Attackers have started to use Windows and Android malware to hack into embedded devices, dispelling the belief that if such devices are not directly exposed to the Internet they're less vulnerable.

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Low-power IoT networks go global with a satellite backbone

Inmarsat says it’s built the first global IoT network by combining land-based, low-power networks with its mesh of communications satellites, bringing data connections to things like cattle in Australia and reservoirs in Malaysia.

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AT&T, IBM, Nokia join to make IoT systems safer

Some big players in security and the internet of things, including AT&T and Nokia, are joining forces to solve problems that they say make IoT vulnerable in many areas.

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As IoT sales surge, consumers still lead the way

There will be 8.4 billion IoT devices in use at the end of 2017, up 31 percent from the end of 2016, Gartner said.

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Kansas City rolls out online map using traffic, parking data from sensors

One of the trickiest parts of proving the value of emerging smart city technology is showing how city residents could benefit from data being picked up by sensors located on light poles and along streets.

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Ransomware soars in 2016, while malware declines

A global cyberthreat report found that 2016 was a mixed bag: malware was down slightly, but ransomware attacks soared, up 167 times the number recorded in 2015.

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Dead men may tell no tales, but IoT devices do

Real privacy laws are needed in the U.S., and now more than ever with the advent of the IoT.

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Samsung scraps a Raspberry Pi 3 competitor, shrinks Artik line

Samsung has scrapped its Raspberry Pi 3 competitor called Artik 10 as it moves to create smaller and more powerful boards to create gadgets, robots, drones and IoT devices.

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You can now make smart gadgets and IoT devices that use Bluetooth 5

In a few months, Bluetooth 5 will finally arrive in smartphones and tablets. But you can already test the technology on developer boards.

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Montreal sees its future in smart sensors, artificial intelligence (with video)

Partnerships with a vibrant startup community help Montreal retain its top “intelligent” ranking.

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Data realities of 2017 and beyond

There’s no escaping the facts anymore: Data rules everything now. Are IT leaders prepared to deal with that?

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Mozilla zaps residue of Firefox OS as it shutters IoT group

Mozilla is shuttering a group tasked with creating an operating system for the Internet of Things and will lay off an unspecified number of workers.

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AT&T extends NetBond service to secure IoT connections

Enterprises can now connect cellular IoT devices to back-end systems via NetBond, a private network service from AT&T, instead of the Internet, the carrier announced this week.

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Apple ARM’s for battle

If you enjoyed the PC wars, you’ll love the connected everything battles

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