Internet of Things

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Shopping goes high tech (and hassle-free) with Intel tech

Poking into shopping habits and recognizing your face may sound invasive, but retailers are trying to make shopping better with products like Intel's Responsive Retail Platform. It can track store inventory and respond to customers in...

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Raspberry Pi's new Compute Module 3 goes on sale

The new Raspberry Pi single-board computer is smaller and cheaper than the last, but its makers aren't expecting the same rush of buyers that previous models have seen.

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Is 2017 the year IoT standards finally make sense?

A few brave souls predict IoT standards will start to gel this year, but making all those connected things work together still looks like a long shot.

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European legislators debate robot rights for autonomous vehicles

Robots should one day have rights as "electronic persons," Members of the European Parliament recommended Thursday -- but not until the machines are all fitted with "kill" switches to shut them down in an emergency.

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National Instruments industrial IoT lab unites rivals

The NI Industrial IoT Lab has opened and will house testbeds for applications like predictive maintenance, industrial networking, “microgrids” for renewable energy, and heavy-equipment asset management.

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8 tips for building a cost-effective IoT sensor network

Here are some tips for deploying an IoT sensor network, culled from interviews with some who have gone down this road.

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Old networks can hobble new IoT efforts

IoT isn’t all brand-new, cutting-edge technology. In fact, some of it’s already suffering through painful upgrade cycles. A case in point is the transit prediction system in San Francisco, which had relied on AT&T's shuttered 2G...

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New York gets smarter, one tech trial at a time (with video)

Wi-Fi kiosks, smart park benches and sensors that detect gunshots are just a few of the technologies the Big Apple has on tap.

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The FTC IoT security case against D-Link is a test of power

A Federal Trade Commission attempt to rein in a poorly secured IoT device is raising questions over whether the U.S. regulator has the power to crack down on vendors suspected of shoddy practices.

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FTC goes after D-Link for shoddy security in routers, cameras

The Federal Trade Commission is cracking down on D-Link for selling wireless routers and internet cameras that can easily be hacked, the U.S. regulator claimed on Thursday.

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Smart city tech growing in the U.S.

The adoption of smart city technology to manage traffic, water supplies, air pollution and other needs will see an upswing this year in U.S. cities.

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Intel puts mobile chip failures in its past with first speedy 5G modem

Intel has a disastrous history with smartphones, but the company is now set to ship a groundbreaking modem that will deliver data-transfer rates many times faster than regular wired internet connections.

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FTC sets $25,000 prize for automatic IoT patching

The tool, at minimum, will “help protect consumers from security vulnerabilities caused by out-of-date software,” said the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

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ZigBee's Dotdot language aims for IoT harmony

As another wave of home IoT devices emerges from CES this week, the ZigBee Alliance looks to provide the technology that can make those products work together.

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Ransomware arrives on smart TVs

Over the Christmas holiday week, a user reported the first in-the-wild case of a ransomware attack that infected an Android-based smart TV.

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New year's resolution for IoT vendors: Treat LANs as hostile

Insecure default configurations are prevalent in the IoT world, but many of them could be easily avoided if device manufacturers would include LAN-based attacks in their threat modelling.

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30% off Logitech Wireless Keyboard with Touchpad for Internet-Connected TVs - Deal Alert

The Logitech Wireless Touch K400 Plus enables laid-back control of your TV-connected computer. Watch video, browse the web and chat with friends from your couch.

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BlackBerry counts on cars to reverse decline in revenue

BlackBerry reported another quarter of losses and declining revenue, but CEO John Chen said that the company will break even next quarter, its first since quitting the smartphone business.

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