Internet of Things

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SAP buys startup Plat.One, part of $2B IoT investment

SAP has bought IoT startup Plat.One, marking the start of a plan to invest US$2 billion in the internet of things over the next five years.

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Bringing IoT data into public clouds is getting easier

Two companies moved to help enterprises adapt their IoT data for popular cloud services. OSIsoft introduced its PI Integrator for Microsoft Azure, and Particle announced a custom integration with Google Cloud Platform.

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IBM promises a one-stop analytics shop with AI-powered big data platform

Big data is in many ways still a wild frontier, requiring wily smarts and road-tested persistence on the part of those hoping to find insight in all the petabytes. On Tuesday, IBM announced a new platform it hopes will make things...

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GE, Bosch and open source could bring more IoT tools

Partnerships that could shape the internet of things for years are being forged just as enterprises fit IoT into their long-term plans. No one vendor can meet the diverse IoT needs of all those users, so they're joining forces and...

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Armies of hacked IoT devices launch unprecedented DDoS attacks

The botnets made up of compromised IoT devices are now capable of launching distributed denial-of-service attacks of unprecedented scale.

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Companies say IoT matters but vary on how to secure it

A majority of enterprises say the internet of things is strategic to their business, but most still take a piecemeal approach to IoT security.

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Researchers strive to create underwater vehicles that swim like fish

The Navy has given researchers at Florida Atlantic University a $258,008 grant to study the movement of fish in order to enhance the motion of underwater vehicles.

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Reality check on the Internet of Things

In this contrarian look ahead at the IoT roadmap, maturity levels and emerging trends, IDC’s Vernon Turner, SVP of Enterprise and IoT Research Fellow, shares his thoughts on how CIOs can prepare their companies for the dramatic...

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5 tech trends that have Turing Award winners worried

Technology has considerable potential to make the world better, but those benefits are far from guaranteed. Plenty of downsides can pop up along the way, and some of them have Turing Award winners especially worried.

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IBM cloud chief: The next phase of cloud is a race to add value

IBM senior vice president of cloud Robert LeBlanc argues that IBM’s mix of SoftLayer IaaS, BlueMix PaaS and Watson cognitive computing assets position the company best in the market to help businesses digitally transform.

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This $139 computer can run Windows 10 desktop

Many Raspberry Pi-like developer boards are available, but most can't run Microsoft's Windows 10 desktop OS. OS versatility is a strong suit of the new SolidRun Q4 board.

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Five technologies that will change our lives in five years

Analysts see a handful of technologies that are poised to radically change our lives by 2021.

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Start-up sells a stamp-sized Linux server for $5

A wildly popular Indiegogo campaign is offering early birds the world's smallest Linux server, with Wi-Fi built in for IoT applications, for $5.

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Industrial IoT inches toward consensus on security

The Industrial Internet Consortium, a group that includes some of the biggest players in the internet of things, took action on Monday to clear the air around industrial IoT security.

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IBM's Watson IoT hits the skies with Aerialtronics drone deal

A.I.-powered drones soon will be everywhere, monitoring crowds at major events, checking out traffic patterns on busy roads, surveying disaster sites and inspecting airplanes.

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IoT pushes analytics ever closer to the edge

On Tuesday, Silicon Valley startup FogHorn Systems introduced the Lightning software platform, which is designed to bring cloud-type analytics functions down to edge devices.

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Intel's Joule board to support Windows 10 IoT Core

Microsoft is challenging Linux's domination in Raspberry Pi-type computers by bringing support for Windows 10 to more developer boards.

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Hackers found 47 new vulnerabilities in 23 IoT devices at DEF CON

Hackers found and disclosed 47 new vulnerabilities affecting 23 IoT devices from 21 manufacturers during during the IoT Village at DEF CON.

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