Tag: IoT

How COVID-19 is accelerating IoT and the need for distributed data storage  

Presented by Western Digital In the midst of the pandemic, IoT is no longer a nice-to-have but a need-to-have. Many people and businesses are relying on IoT products such as remote connected health monitoring solutions, packaging and shipping trackers, and streaming devices — the devices that are enabling remote work, telehealth, and telelearning. It also […]

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Microsoft doubles down on IoT cybersecurity with CyberX acquisition

Microsoft today announced its intention to acquire CyberX, a startup developing a platform designed to protect industrial control systems. The terms weren’t disclosed, but TechCrunch reports that it’s in the range of $165 million. The deal shores up Microsoft’s strategic positioning in the autonomous systems market, which it entered in 2018 with its acquisition of […]

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Deloitte: Enterprises say 5G and Wi-Fi 6 will be ‘critical’ in 3 years

It’s already well established that next-generation wireless technologies are going to become ubiquitous over the next few years, but just how important will 5G and Wi-Fi 6 be to enterprises? A new Deloitte study of advanced wireless adoption provides an unambiguous answer: “critical” within three years, according to strong majorities of executives responsible for enterprise […]

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Researchers say deep learning will power 5G and 6G ‘cognitive radios’

For decades, amateur two-way radio operators have communicated across entire continents by choosing the right radio frequency at the right time of day, a luxury made possible by having relatively few users and devices sharing the airwaves. But as cellular radios multiply in both phones and Internet of Things devices, finding interference-free frequencies is becoming more […]

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Nokia adds 5G to worldwide IoT network, lets carriers test new sensors

Nokia may be best known for cellular phones, but in recent years, the Finnish company has focused on networking hardware — the radios and infrastructure that connect cellular devices to the internet. Today, Nokia announced that it’s augmenting its Worldwide Internet of Things Network Grid (WING) with new 5G capabilities, enabling cellular carriers to offer […]

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Microsoft Azure Sphere launches in general availability

In April 2018, nearly two years ago, Microsoft announced Azure Sphere, a program to better secure the 41.6 billion internet for things (IoT) devices expected to be connected to the internet by 2025. Now, following a lengthy preview, the tech giant is this week launching Azure Sphere in general availability. Eligible customers will be able […]

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Podcast: Can AI fix broken IoT and smart home security?

This article is part of a VB special issue. Read the full series here: AI and Security. Podcast host John Koetsier sat down for an interview with Cujo AI VP Marcio Avillez to discuss the problem of smart device and IoT security and what we can do about it using AI technologies. Can AI help […]

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As retail evolves, 5G and edge computing keep you in the express lane

This article is part of the Technology Insight series, made possible with funding from Intel. Today’s customer doesn’t want to walk into a store and be approached by a clueless salesperson. They want efficiency. Their expectations are higher than ever. Plus, patience is at an all-time low. Those are daunting challenges for any retailer. Fortunately, […]

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Roambee raises $15.2 million to track physical assets with AI

An astonishing 55% of small businesses that deal in physical assets don’t manage them in any way. Roambee is working to change that. The Santa Clara, California-based startup provides on-demand shipment and asset monitoring for companies in the logistics, transportation, finance, pharmaceutical, and automotive industries, with products that combine internet of things sensors and AI […]

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To realize the promise of CES 2020, let’s address the real “I” in IoT: inefficiency

Presented by Avnet Connected things are no longer the exception. They’re the rule. Nowhere was this clearer to me than at CES this year, where virtually every thing on the floor — every robot, wearable, screen, vehicle, appliance, furnishing — was either somehow connected to the internet or at least was on track to be […]

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