Tag: IoT

Why Google balked at Wi-Fi 6 for its Nest Wifi devices

Although the new Nest Wifi Router and Wifi Point are welcome upgrades to Google’s home wireless network offerings, bringing Google Assistant to a reasonably affordable mesh network, they don’t use Wi-Fi 6. Wi-Fi 6, the mercifully spartan moniker for the 802.11ax standard, holds a great deal of promise for the future of networking, yet Google […]

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Why Arm believes a consortium is necessary to get autonomous cars to the finish line

To get autonomous vehicles from prototypes to production Arm believes we need a consortium of companies to come together on standards on computing a safety. That’s why Dipti Vachani, senior vice president of automotive and embedded at Arm, announced the Autonomous Vehicle Computing Consortium during a keynote at the Arm TechCon 2019 conference in San Jose, California. The […]

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Amazon’s continued quest to put Alexa everywhere

Announcements at the Amazon devices event this week came at a blistering pace. In a roughly 80-minute span, the company revealed a menagerie of new smart devices that includes speakers, a smart display, a lamp, an oven, a dog tracker, integrations with GM cars, earbuds, a ring, and eyeglasses. These join the growing cadre of […]

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Scaling the edge’s wall: A new take on an old problem

This article is part of a series on the subject of edge computing that was made possible with funding from Intel. This coverage remains entirely independent, with no input from Intel on how this article was reported or written. Anyone who has ever scaled a network understands the problem, either current or coming, of the […]

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At Qualcomm, 5G is headed everywhere and into virtually everything

It was easy to call 5G inevitable. Whatever it was, some next-generation cellular technology was certain to follow 2G, 3G, and 4G into the mainstream of global life. It was harder to predict that 5G will be omnipresent. Up until two years ago, the very idea that cellular technology would soon make its way into […]

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Security Researchers Find Several Bugs in Nest Security Cameras

Hackers could have logged into your Nest Cam IQ Indoor and watch whatever was happening in your home by taking advantage of a vulnerability found by security researchers. The hackers could have also prevented you from using the camera, or use access to it to break into your home network. Nest Cam IQ is the […]

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Weak consumer IoT security threatens enterprise systems

What’s keeping Stanford professor Zakir Durumeric up at night? It’s the risk that your smart appliances, connected TV, Wi-Fi printer, and ISP-provided router are being co-opted by diabolical botnets seeking to stage their next DDoS attack across global enterprises. Top researchers from Stanford University and Avast Software have taken a look at the growing consumer […]

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Microsoft: 30% of IoT projects fail in the proof-of-concept stage

Microsoft today launched a new research report — IoT Signals — intended to quantify enterprise internet of things (IoT) adoption around the world. The survey of over 3,000 IT team leaders and executives provides a detailed look at the burgeoning multi-billion-dollar segment’s greatest challenges and benefits, as well as related trends. “We’re living amid an […]

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Intel exec talks about simplifying AI implementation at the edge

At Transform 2019 this month, Intel’s GM of Vision Markets Farshid Sabet took to the stage to address the opportunities and innovations in IoT. As Sabet describes, he’s in an enviable position to assess so many companies developing AI at the edge for various applications in a number of geographic locations. Of course, there are different […]

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Balena raises $14.4 million to simplify IoT device management

It’s estimated that by 2022, the number of connected electronics worldwide will hit 29 billion, of which around 18 million will occupy the burgeoning internet of things (IoT) subcategory. Wrangling even a portion of these might seem like a Sisyphean task for enterprises, but Alexandros Marinos aims to make managing IoT devices as straightforward as […]

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Lead from the top: What it takes to incorporate IoT into a legacy industry

IoT is a rapidly growing area of technology — but not as rapidly growing as analysts expected it to be back in 2015. Spending on IoT is 70% behind where research firm McKinsey predicted in 2015 it would be by now — at $37 billion, a fraction of the earlier projected $122 billion. McKinsey senior […]

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Drone data is a digital forensics gold mine

We may now be hurtling toward the mass adoption of drones for everyday use. Drones are delivering UPS orders around the WakeMed medical campus in North Carolina, sending vaccines to remote parts of Ghana, and monitoring hard-to-reach habitats of orangutans in Borneo. During the devastating fire at Notre Dame cathedral, the Paris Fire Brigade even […]

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Meet Misty, an extensible robot empowered by Microsoft and Qualcomm technologies

Miscellaneous helper robots have been whirring, rolling, and bumping around for years. They generally take the form of something adorable, with big doe eyes and a chunky white plastic body that is friendly and completely non-threatening. Or they’ll be the opposite, like Boston Dynamics’ agile robots that move in an uncanny valley-like way but lack […]

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