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Estimote launches wearables for workplace-level contact tracing for COVID-19

Bluetooth location beacon startup Estimote has adapted its technological expertise to develop a new product designed specifically at curbing the spread of COVID-19. The company created a new range of wearable devices that co-founder Steve Cheney believes can enhance workplace safety for those who have to be colocated at a physical workplace even while social distancing and physical isolation measures are in place. The devices, called simply the “Proof of Health” wearables, aim to provide contact...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Startups, TC, Gadgets, Internet Of Things, Science, Technology, Hardware, Bluetooth, Tech, Smartphone, Smartphones, Poland, World Health Organization, Gps


Microsoft launches Edge Zones for Azure

Microsoft today announced the launch of Azure Edge Zones, which will allow Azure users to bring their applications to the company’s edge locations. The focus here is on enabling real-time low-latency 5G applications. The company is also launching a version of Edge Zones with carriers (starting with AT&T) in preview, which connects these zones directly to 5G networks in the carrier’s data center. And to round it all out, Azure is also getting Private Edge Zones for those who are deploying priv...
Tags: Google, Internet Of Things, New York, Technology, Enterprise, Microsoft, Developer, Cloud Computing, Articles, Tech, Telecommunications, AT&T, Vodafone, Miami, Telstra, Private


Microsoft acquires 5G specialist Affirmed Networks

Microsoft today announced that it has acquired Affirmed Networks, a company that specializes in fully virtualized, cloud-native networking solutions for telecom operators. With its focus on 5G and edge computing, Affirmed looks like the ideal acquisition target for a large cloud provider looking to get deeper into the telco business. According to Crunchbase, Affirmed raised a total of $155 million before this acquisition, and the company’s more than 100 enterprise customers include the likes ...
Tags: Google, Cloud, Internet Of Things, Technology, Enterprise, Microsoft, Cloud Computing, Tech, AT&T, Computing, Vodafone, M&a, Mergers and Acquisitions, Orange, 5g, Telus


The Never-Ending Death of Smart Home Gadgets

I got my smart TV in early November 2016. It was a 50-inch Samsung—the largest size I could convince my then skeptical roommate to shell out for. We scored a modest deal. At roughly $600 split between two poor millennials, it wasn’t half-bad. (Though, in retrospect, I should have waited until Black Friday.) It was,…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Internet Of Things, Science, Samsung, Iot, Smart Home, Sonos, Philips Hue, Planned Obsolescence, Consumer Tech, Dyson 360 Eye, Do You Own Anything Anymore


Hackers say they breached Russian contractor, got details on IoT hacking project for Russia spy agency

The hacker group Digital Revolution says it has obtained details about an an internet-of-things botnet "Fronton" that is or was allegedly being developed by a contractor for the FSB, Russia's intelligence agency. The botnet appears to target internet security cameras and digital recorders (NVRs), which the developers say are ideal for carrying out DDoS attacks. BBC Russia first broke the news earlier this week. “The group published this week 12 technical documents, diagrams, and code fragmen...
Tags: Security, Internet Of Things, Post, Technology, News, Russia, Bbc, Spying, Surveillance, Tech News, Internet Security, Moscow, Hackers, Iot, Fsb, Mirai


Visual One smartens up home security cameras with object and action recognition

“Smart” cameras are to be found in millions of homes, but the truth is they’re not all that smart. Facial recognition and motion detection are their main tricks… but what if you want to know if the dog jumped on the couch, or if your toddler is playing with the stove? Visual One equips cameras with the intellect to understand a bit more of the world and give you more granular — and important — information. Founder Mohammad Rafiee said that the idea came to him after he got a puppy (Zula) and was...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Startups, TC, Gadgets, Y Combinator, Internet Of Things, Hardware, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Smart Home, Baby, Computer Vision, Security Cameras, Kendra, Zula


5G is now live in 24 markets, GSMA predicts it’ll be 20% of global connections by 2025 — and eyes a big tech break-up

The next-gen flavor of mobile connectivity, 5G, is now live in 24 markets globally, per global mobile industry association the GSMA — which has just published its annual state of the global mobile economy report. The cutting edge network tech is capable of supporting speeds up to 100x faster than LTE/4G and delivering latency of just a few milliseconds, as well as being able to connect many more devices per cell site — which means that, as it rolls out, it’s expected to underpin a new wave of...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Mobile, Internet Of Things, South Korea, Europe, Japan, China, US, Tech, Eu, Smartphones, Telecommunications, Italy, Sony, European Commission


Cartesiam helps developers bring AI to microcontrollers

Cartesiam, a startup that aims to bring machine learning to edge devices powered by microcontrollers, has launched a new tool for developers who want an easier way to build services for these devices. The new NanoEdge AI Studio is the first IDE specifically designed for enabling machine learning and inferencing on Arm Cortex-M microcontrollers, which power billions of devices already. As Cartesiam GM Marc Dupaquier, who co-founded the company in 2016, told me, the company works very closely w...
Tags: Startups, Internet Of Things, Technology, Developer, Tech, Intel, Artificial Intelligence, Ram, Computing, Machine Learning, ARM Holdings, Linux, Curie, Cartesiam, NanoEdge AI Studio, Marc Dupaquier


Mirantis co-founder launches FreedomFi to bring private LTE networks to enterprises

Boris Renski, the co-founder of Mirantis, one of the earliest and best-funded players in the OpenStack space a few years ago (which then mostly pivoted to Kubernetes and DevOps), has left his role as CMO to focus his efforts on a new startup: FreedomFi. The new company brings together open-source hardware and software to give enterprises a new way to leverage the newly opened 3.5 GHz band for private LTE and — later — 5G IoT deployments. “There is a very broad opportunity for any enterpris...
Tags: Startups, TC, Facebook, Internet Of Things, Technology, Tech, CMO, Computing, Openstack, Devops, Lte, 5g, Mobile Technology, Mirantis, Kubernetes, Open Source Hardware


A new app will help you identify IoT-connected devices around you, and tell you what data they're collecting

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon have come up with this new IoT Assistant app (available for both iOS and Android) that will supposedly inform you about what Internet-connected smart devices are around you at any point in time, and what kind of information they might be collecting. “Because of new laws like the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), people need to be informed about what data is collected about them and they need to be given som...
Tags: Internet Of Things, Video, News, California, Iot, Smart Home, Smart Homes, Data Privacy, Consumer Protection, Carnegie Mellon, Gdpr, CCPA, Right To Privacy, Surveillance Countermeasures, General Data Protection Regulation GDPR, Domestic Surveillance


New app helps you identify IoT devices around you, tells you what data they collect

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon have come up with this new IoT Assistant app (available for both iOS and Android) that will supposedly inform you about what Internet-connected smart devices are around you at any point in time, and what kind of information they might be collecting. “Because of new laws like the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), people need to be informed about what data is collected about them and they need to be given som...
Tags: Internet Of Things, Video, News, California, Iot, Smart Home, Smart Homes, Data Privacy, Consumer Protection, Carnegie Mellon, Gdpr, CCPA, Right To Privacy, Surveillance Countermeasures, General Data Protection Regulation GDPR, Domestic Surveillance


MIT's "Smart Diaper" alerts caregiver when its wet

MIT researchers outfitted a baby diaper with an RFID tag that emits a wireless signal when the surrounding material gets wet. The wetness "sensor" is actually a type of hydrogel that's commonly found in diapers to absorb liquid. As the hydrogel gets wet, it swells and its conductivity increases, triggering the RFID tag. The RFID tags are printed as stickers for around 2 cents each compared to other Internet-connected diapers in development with reusable sensors that cost as much as $40/each. F...
Tags: Internet Of Things, Post, News, Babies, Mit, Sensors, Rfid, Diapers, NC ND, Pankhuri Sen


MIT's "Smart Diaper" alerts caregiver when it's wet

MIT researchers outfitted a baby diaper with an RFID tag that emits a wireless signal when the surrounding material gets wet. The wetness "sensor" is actually a type of hydrogel that's commonly found in diapers to absorb liquid. As the hydrogel gets wet, it swells and its conductivity increases, triggering the RFID tag. The RFID tags are printed as stickers for around 2 cents each compared to other Internet-connected diapers in development with reusable sensors that cost as much as $40/each. F...
Tags: Internet Of Things, Post, News, Babies, Mit, Sensors, Rfid, Diapers, NC ND, Pankhuri Sen


Deep data running wearable NURVV closes $9M Series A led by Hiro Capital

Launched at CES 2020, NURVV, a biomechanics startup, has closed a $9m Series A round, led by Hiro Capital, the sports/Esports VC fund, along with co-investment from Ian Livingstone CBE (Games Workshop co-founder) and Cherry Freeman (co-founder of LoveCrafts). It turns out that if you can figure out how to protect a smartphone from smashing, you can also work out how high a basketball player can jump. Jason Roberts founded Tech21, one of the world’s leading smartphone case manufacturers. He and ...
Tags: Energy, TC, Internet Of Things, Europe, UK, Tech, Ceo, Smartphone, Wearable Technology, Player, Esports, Jason, Wearable Devices, Cnet, TechCrunch, Lovecrafts


New Phillips Hue Smart Light Hack Uses Old Chain Reaction Vulnerability

The Internet of Things is full of insecure and somewhat dubious gadgets, but Philips Hue has generally had a decent reputation—a big reason why it’s one of the more popular brands in the space. However, researchers from Check Point Software have found that an already-known vulnerability with Hue lightbulbs could still…Read more...
Tags: Security, Internet Of Things, Science, Iot, Philips Hue, Smart Lights, Betrayed By My Light Bulbs


No pan-EU Huawei ban as Commission endorses 5G risk mitigation plan

The European Commission has endorsed a risk mitigation approach to managing 5G rollouts across the bloc — meaning there will be no pan-EU ban on Huawei. Rather it’s calling for Member States to coordinate and implement a package of “mitigating measures” in a 5G toolbox it announced last October and has endorsed today. “Through the toolbox, the Member States are committing to move forward in a joint manner based on an objective assessment of identified risks and proportionate mitigating measures,...
Tags: Mobile, Asia, Internet Of Things, Europe, UK, US, Tech, Eu, European Union, United States, Telecommunications, United Kingdom, Commission, European Commission, Huawei, Telemedicine


What exactly is the Internet of Things?

The Internet of Things has made its way into our daily lives. But what exactly is IoT?
Tags: Internet Of Things, Trends, Iot, Smart Home


Internet of Things (IoT)

The Internet of Things, also known as IoT, is an interconnected system of computing devices and digital machines that communicate with each other without requiring human interaction. This includes smart home devices, wireless networks, thermostats, and even smartphones. Digital Trends offers in-depth coverage of this expansive topic, providing news, analysis, and explainers on everything from […]
Tags: Apple, Android, Mobile, Wearables, Internet Of Things, Cars, Trends, Web, Home Automation, Computing, Home Theater, Machine Learning, Virtual Reality, Iot, Nest, Smart Home


Skylo raises $103 million to affordably connect the Internet of Things to satellite networks

One of the biggest opportunities in the new space economy lies in taking the connectivity made possibly by ever-growing communications satellite constellations, and making that useful for things and companies here on Earth. Startup Skylo, which emerged from stealth today with a $103 million Series B funding announcement, is one of the players making that possible in an affordable way. The funding brings Skylo’s total raised to $116 million, following a $14 million Series A. This new round was le...
Tags: Startups, TC, Internet Of Things, Space, Stanford, Tech, Ceo, Mit, Satellites, Satellite, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Eric Schmidt, Spacecraft, Cto, Kalman


Gartner: 2020 device shipments to grow 0.9% to 2.16B thanks to 5G, before 2 further years of decline

The analysts at Gartner have published their annual global device forecast, and while 2020 looks like it may be partly sunny, get ready for more showers and poor weather ahead. The analysts predict that a bump from new 5G technology will lead to total shipments of 2.16 billion units — devices that include PCs, mobile handsets, watches, and all sizes of computing devices in between — working out to a rise of 0.9% compared to 2019. That’s a modest reversal after what was a rough year for hardware ...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Asia, Internet Of Things, Technology, Hardware, Electronics, China, Samsung, Tech, Intel, Smartphone, Smartphones, Analysis, Devices


CES 2020: What’s new, fun and practical for real estate

The 2020 Consumer Electronics Show has ended, and yet again, connected-home and smart-home technologies were a big draw.
Tags: Mobile, Internet Of Things, Technology, Lifestyle, Radio, P&G, Procter & Gamble, Iot, Connected Home, Smart Homes, Amazon Echo, Nest Cam, Moen, Select, News Brief, Nanoleaf


MicroEJ is taking over IoT on Earth and beyond

The internet of things (IoT) market is expanding at a rate where distinguishing it as a separate category is beginning to seem a bit absurd. Increasingly, new products — and updates of existing ones — are smart and/or connected. One company is changing the fundamental calculus behind this shift by lowering the barrier considerably when it comes to what it costs to make something ‘smart,’ both in terms of the upfront bill of materials, along with subsequent support and development costs. MicroEJ ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Android, TC, Internet Of Things, Space, Developer, Smartphone, Smartphones, Esa, Flash, European Space Agency, Java, Iot, Iridium, Rivard


Arduino launches a new modular platform for IoT development

Arduino, the open-source hardware platform, today announced the launch of a new low-code platform and modular hardware system for IoT development. The idea here is to give small and medium businesses the tools to develop IoT solutions without having to invest in specialized engineering resources. The new hardware, dubbed the Arduino Portenta H7,  features everything you’d need to get started with building an IoT hardware platform, including a crypto-authentication chip and communications modu...
Tags: Travel, Python, TC, Internet Of Things, Technology, Bluetooth, Javascript, Computing, ARM Holdings, Arduino, Charlene Marini, CES 2020, WiFi Bluetooth Low Energy, Arduino Portenta Family


Qualcomm launches a car-to-cloud service for over-the-air updates and telemetrics

Qualcomm today announced its Car-to-Cloud service, which does exactly what the name implies: it helps car companies connect their cars to their clouds. It’s the companies first product that integrates its automotive cockpit platform and Snapdragon automotive platforms with 4G and 5G support. The platform will help automakers keep their cars up to date and allow them to update their infotainment platforms over the air. In addition, they also can use the service to gather vehicle and usage anal...
Tags: TC, Cloud, Internet Of Things, Technology, Tech, Car, Automotive, Telecommunications, Qualcomm, 5g, On-demand Services, Car Sharing, Product Management, Car Ownership, Nakul Duggal, CES 2020


2019 was a hot mess for cybersecurity, but 2020 shows promise

It’s no secret that I hate predictions — not least because the security field changes rapidly, making it difficult to know what’s next. But given what we know about the past year, we can make some best-guesses at what’s to come. Ransomware will get worse, and local governments will feel the heat File-encrypting malware that demands money for the decryption key, known as ransomware, has plagued local and state governments in the past year. There have been a near-constant stream of attacks in th...
Tags: Amazon, Security, TC, Internet Of Things, Europe, Microsoft, California, Tech, Ransomware, Data Breach, Cryptography, Cybercrime, United States, Senate Intelligence Committee, Giphy, Mark Warner


Google 'disabling Xiaomi integrations on our devices' after Nest Hub user picked up random pics from strangers' feeds

“Among the eight or so examples initially provided to Reddit are a handful of disturbingly clear images showing a sleeping baby, a security camera's view of an enclosed porch, and a man seemingly asleep in a chair.” On Reddit, a Xiaomi Mijia camera owner reported receiving still images from other random peoples' homes when he tried to stream content from his camera to a Google Nest Hub. In response, Google removed Xiaomi's integration with its smart home products such as Google Home and Nest. ...
Tags: Google, Security, Internet Of Things, Post, Business, Technology, News, Privacy, Tech, World news, US news, Spying, Surveillance, Xiaomi, Reddit, Smart Home


Whatever happened to the Next Big Things?

In tech, this was the smartphone decade. In 2009, Symbian was still the dominant ‘smartphone’ OS, but 2010 saw the launch of the iPhone 4, the Samsung Galaxy S, and the Nexus One, and today Android and iOS boast four billion combined active devices. Smartphones and their apps are a mature market, now, not a disruptive new platform. So what’s next? The question presupposes that something has to be next, that this is a law of nature. It’s easy to see why it might seem that way. Over the last th...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Android, TC, Internet Of Things, Elon Musk, Technology, Microsoft, Opinion, Articles, Tech, Smartphone, Smartphones, Artificial Intelligence, Ford, Computing


Medigate partners with Cerner to secure medical devices and networks

Medigate, an Israeli startup working to secure medical devices and manage assets inside a hospital, has partnered with the medical information technology juggernaut Cerner on services and support for the Israli company’s security software. Under the agreement, if customers work with Medigate, they’ll receive support from Cerner’s cybersecurity team to help with inventory of the devices in a location. Cerner will also offer remediation services to limit attacks if an organization has a security b...
Tags: TC, Y Combinator, Internet Of Things, Articles, Tech, Information Technology, Healthcare Industry, Security Software, Medical Device, Idc, Computer Security, Cerner, Security Solutions, Information Age, Jonathan Langer, Medigate


The Future of Smart Cities

I’m sitting here in a large convention center in Los Angeles about to deliver the closing keynote at the Southern California Public Power Authority annual conference. It’s basically a gathering of the top municipal utilities in Southern California that serve more than 5 million people and deliver 16% of all power used in the sunny state. And ...
Tags: Internet Of Things, Los Angeles, Strategy, Management, Innovation, Iot, Smart Cities, Southern California, Southern California Public Power Authority


Critical Flaw in GoAhead Web Server Could Affect Wide Range of IoT Devices

Cybersecurity researchers today uncovered details of two new vulnerabilities in the GoAhead web server software, a tiny application widely embedded in hundreds of millions of Internet-connected smart devices. One of the two vulnerabilities, assigned as CVE-2019-5096, is a critical code execution flaw that can be exploited by attackers to execute malicious code on vulnerable devices and take [Author: [email protected] (Unknown)]
Tags: Internet Of Things, Connected Devices, Tech, Vulnerability, Cyber Security, Website Security, Web Server, Smart Device, Arbitrary Code Execution, Hacking Smart Device, GoAhead Web server