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As sports company abandons support for "smart" basketball, Nike pushes a software update that bricks its self-tying shoes

Wilson X was the sports manufacturer's entry into the market for smart basketballs, but maintaining the app that made sense of the telemetry from your sensor-equipped roundball was expensive and stupid and so the Wilson X app is no more, and the "B" in "B-ball" stands for "bricked." But wait, there's more! If you shelled out $350 for Nike's self-tying shoes, you got burned this week when Nike updated its shoe-tying app leaving it unable to pair with the shoes' "advanced power-lacing syste...
Tags: Gadgets, Post, Fashion, News, Sports, Nike, Iot, Wilson, Internet Of Shit, Brickball, Jack Morse Mashable


Google admits Nest security product has a secret mic, insists it wasn't supposed to be a secret

Nest is the Internet of Shit company Google bought and steadily expanded from "smart" thermostats to the current home security product, "Nest Secure," which has an undisclosed microphone -- but don't worry, it wasn't intended to be a secret, Google just forgot to mention it, and "the microphone has never been on and is only activated when users specifically enable the option."
Tags: Google, Post, News, Iot, Nest, Internet Of Shit, Hidden Mics, Snitchtech


A Roundup of Internet of Things (IoT) in Transportation

From the security of passenger and fleet management to processes and delivery time, the transportation and logistics industry needs a smart solution to move its people and cargo efficiently and safely. The market for IoT in Transportation is expected to reach $143.93 billion by 2020 at an estimated compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.95% from 2014 to 2020. Ever-increasing urbanization is a clear indication of the rising complexities around the globe, creating major challenges for transporta...
Tags: Transportation, Europe, Business, General Motors, Iot, Small Business Advice, Mercedes BMW, Market Analysis Reports


The Internet of Dongs remains a security dumpster-fire

The Internet of Dongs is Brad Haines's term for the world of internet-connected, "teledildonic" sex toys, and Haines, along with Sarah Jamie Lewis, have exhaustively documented all the ways in which internet-connected sex toys can screw you, from leaking private data to physically attacking your junk. But Lewis and Haines's work remains an obscure curiosity that is mostly followed by information security geeks; and now the do-not-buy advice for these gadgets is going mainstream. Just in tim...
Tags: Security, Gadgets, Post, News, Privacy, Mozilla, Infosec, Iot, Max, Lewis, Haines, Mozilla Foundation, V-Day, Dongs, Teledildonics, Internet Of Shit


The Internet of Dongs remains a security dumpster-fire -- UPDATED

The Internet of Dongs is Brad Haines's term for the world of internet-connected, "teledildonic" sex toys, and Haines, along with Sarah Jamie Lewis, have exhaustively documented all the ways in which internet-connected sex toys can screw you, from leaking private data to physically attacking your junk. But Lewis and Haines's work remains an obscure curiosity that is mostly followed by information security geeks; and now the do-not-buy advice for these gadgets is going mainstream. Just in tim...
Tags: Security, Gadgets, Post, News, Privacy, Mozilla, Infosec, Iot, Max, Lewis, Haines, Mozilla Foundation, V-Day, Dongs, Teledildonics, Internet Of Shit


WI Watchlist: FluGen, Propeller Health, Gener8tor, EnSync

Here are some of the latest headlines from Wisconsin’s innovation community:—FluGen, a Madison-based company trying to develop a universal influenza vaccine, topline, preliminary data from a Phase 2 study that demonstrated its M2SR vaccine proved effective in countering a “mismatched” flu virus.The flu virus that makes its rounds each year doesn’t always match the viral strain contained in the annual vaccines administered to people, reducing their effectiveness. FluGen is trying to commercial...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Mobile, Apps, Internet Of Things, Connected Devices, Trends, Tech, It, Vc, Software, Healthcare, Wisconsin, Orion, Flu, Vaccine


The new FDI in E-commerce policy doesn’t help Amazon India’s users and sellers – Brian Olsavsky, Amazon CFO

On its Q4FY19 earnings conference call, the Amazon leadership was asked multiple questions about the outlook for its India business. Here are the most pertinent responses: On the Indian FDI in ecommerce policy, the company’s CFO Brian Olsavsky said, “… There is much uncertainty as... ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Mobile, Ecommerce, News, Internet, India, Amazon Prime, Policy, Regulation, Earnings, Aws, Iot, Alexa, Amazon India, Brian Olsavsky


Xnor.ai Makes Solar-Powered Computer Chip to Crunch, Learn from Data

By now, many consumers know that uploading a photo, video, or other file to “the cloud” on a service like Google or Facebook often means storing it in a data center. But the computer servers inside data centers don’t just store information—they are constantly processing complex algorithms and using energy to glean new insights for the companies that store it.A Seattle-based startup, Xnor.ai, is attempting to build a business on the belief that it could also be possible to run machine learning a...
Tags: Google, Startups, Facebook, Internet Of Things, Hardware, Electronics, Big Data, Trends, Tech, Data, Smartphones, Vc, Artificial Intelligence, Software, SaaS, Computing


Why Did Amazon Buy Eero? Wi-Fi Users Covet Simplicity, Security

Being able to call on Alexa, the voice of Amazon’s Echo virtual assistants, to play a song or read a weather forecast requires a working Internet connection, of course. Amazon has now opened new avenues to put its own stamp on Wi-Fi routers and other home networking equipment, following the company’s purchase of San Francisco-based Eero, which Amazon announced Monday.Amazon did not say how much it’s paying to acquire Eero, which sells standalone Wi-Fi routers, as well as multi-packs designed to...
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Startups, Internet Of Things, Internet, Wi-fi, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Broadband, Netflix, Routers, Iot, Smart Home, Seattle, Connected Home


SXSW Startups: Fantag

The Forrest Four-Cast: February 11, 2019 Fifty diverse startups will aim to impress a panel of judges and a live audience with their skills, creativity and innovation at SXSW Pitch Presented by Cyndx. Winners in 10 categories will be announced at the Pitch Award Ceremony at 6:30 pm Sunday, March 10, at the Hilton Austin.A finalist in Entertainment and Content, which will pitch at 3:30 pm Sunday, March 10, Fantag makes applications and embeddable technology that lets everyone access video momen...
Tags: Videos, Startups, Sports, Sacramento, Startup, Sacramento State, San Jose, John, Iot, UC Davis, Sdk, Intel Capital, Sxsw, Bay Area, Distribution, San Francisco Bay Area


Unlock The Mysteries Of IoT Pricing

Koninklijke Philips has come a long way since the Philips family began making light bulbs in the Dutch city of Eindhoven in 1891. Today the company focuses on healthcare, but it wants to do more than just build and sell medical products. The Financial Times recently quoted Philips CEO Frans van Houten: “In the future, […]
Tags: Ecommerce, Internet Of Things, Value, Iot, Philips, Financial Times, Subscription, Business Models, Eindhoven, Pricing Strategy, Frans van Houten, Digital Platforms, Internet of Things (IoT, IoT software platforms, Outcome, Technology Pricing & Licensing


Google Created Faster Encryption for Low-End Android Phones and IoT Devices

Google Low-resource Android phones and IoT devices don’t have the processing power to use modern encryption services, which makes them vulnerable to hacking. That’s why Google is introducing Adiantum, a super-fast encryption standard for low-resource Android devices. Popular Android phones, like the Google Pixel or anything from the Samsung Galaxy line, are built around the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES). With the AES, all of the information on your phone is encrypted and only verified ...
Tags: Google, Crafts, Iot, Samsung Galaxy, AES, Google Google, Google Security Team, Adiantum, Advanced Encryption Standard This, Meet Adiantum Obviously Google


Fasetto Downloads $6M for Connected Devices and Cloud Tools

Fasetto, a startup developing tech gadgets and software in Superior, WI, has pulled in $6 million in equity funding, according to a document filed this week with the SEC. There was one investor in the deal, the filing shows.Six-year-old Fasetto previously raised at least $13 million from investors, per SEC filings.Xconomy has e-mailed Fasetto officials for comment, and we’ll update this story if we learn anything.The startup’s products include a cloud-based file storage and sharing service; a p...
Tags: Google, Startups, Cloud, Internet Of Things, Storage, Microsoft, Crowdfunding, Connected Devices, Trends, Tech, Vc, Forum, Kickstarter, Wisconsin, Link, SEC


NYC launches partnership network, “The Grid”, to help grow urban tech ecosystem

The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and  CIV:LAB – a nonprofit dedicated to connecting urban tech leaders – have announced the launch of The Grid, a member-based partnership network for New York’s urban tech community. The goal of the network is to link organizations, academia and local tech leaders, in order to promote collaboration and the sharing of knowledge and resources. In addition to connecting member companies and talent, The Grid will host various events, e...
Tags: Security, Startups, TC, Internet Of Things, Accelerator, Real Estate, New York, Networking, Education, NYC, Finance, Government, New York City, Samsung, Tech, Policy


SXSW Startups: Steamchain

The Forrest Four-Cast: February 5, 2019 Fifty diverse startups will aim to impress a panel of judges and a live audience with their skills, creativity and innovation at SXSW Pitch Presented by Cyndx. Winners in 10 categories will be announced at the Pitch Award Ceremony at 6:30 pm Sunday, March 10, at the Hilton Austin.A finalist in the Blockchain category, which will pitch at 9:30 am Sunday, March 10, Steamchain is unlike any other Industrial IoT company in the market today. They don’t just c...
Tags: Startups, Elon Musk, Entrepreneurship, Milwaukee, Startup, Iot, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Michael Bloomberg, Blockchain, Sxsw, Midwest, Hugh Forrest, Hilton Austin, Northwestern Mutual Insurance, Austin Startups, Steamchain


NAMA Digest 3: Developments at WhatsApp, Paytm, BSNL, Grofers and more

Messaging services WhatsApp claimed in a blog post that its business platform ‘WhatsApp Business’ has gathered 5 million partners within a year of its launch. WhatsApp will become available on web & desktop with these features: Quick replies: Ready answers to commonly asked questions, to be... ...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Google, Amazon, Uber, News, Microsoft, Whatsapp, Netflix, Telecom, Foodpanda, Iot, Zomato, Airtel, Slack, Ola


RP tech India Enters Into Cloud Business with Acquisition of ZNet Technologies

The partnership enables RP tech India to provide ZNet’s cutting edge Cloud Computing solutions to Enterprise and SMB customers. Mumbai, February 5, 2019: RP tech India (a division of Rashi Peripherals Pvt Ltd) today announced the acquisition of Cloud Services Read more… The post RP tech India Enters Into Cloud Business with Acquisition of ZNet Technologies appeared first on TechRecur: Latest Telecom Media & Technology News, Trends, Analysis, Press Releases.
Tags: Cloud, India, Seo, It, Iot, Mumbai, Cloud Solutions, News Trends, Cloud Business, Acquisition of ZNet Technologies, Rashi Peripherals Pvt Ltd


Minim Expands Wi-Fi Security Tool to WISPs with Deal For Aerez

Your smart home thermostat or doorbell may be freelancing in its spare time.“They are phoning home to some bad places,” said Jeremy Hitchcock, CEO of Wi-Fi cybersecurity and management software startup Minim, whose software lives in routers to manage Internet activity and the online activity of IoT devices. (More on Minim’s growth below.)Web-connected home appliances—thermostats, coffee makers, refrigerators, blinds—are made to occasionally ping control servers for instructions, but Hitchcock s...
Tags: Deals, Internet Of Things, Boston, Wi-fi, Trends, Startup, Tech, Cybersecurity, Vc, New Hampshire, Manchester, Venture Capital, Iot, Smart Home, Oracle, Botnet


Lowe’s is killing off and bricking its Iris smart home products at the end of March

If you’ve got any gear from Lowe’s Iris line of smart home products, it’s time to start looking for alternatives. Lowes has announced that the line is toast, with plans to flip the switch on “the platform and related services” at the end of March. In other words: much of this once smart connected gear is about to get bricked. On the upside, Lowe’s is committing to refund customers for “eligible, connected Iris devices” — with the caveat that you’ve got to go through its redemption portal. “PLEAS...
Tags: TC, Internet Of Things, Samsung, Tech, Iot, Smart Home, Iris, Lowe, Lowes


18 months on, kids' smart watches are STILL a privacy & security dumpster-fire, and a gift to stalkers everywhere

In late 2017, the Norwegian Consumer Council published its audit of kids' smart-watches, reporting that the leading brands allowed strangers to follow your kids around and listen in on their conversations; a year later, Pen Test Partners followed up to see if anything had changed (it hadn't). Now, a year and a half later, Pen Test Partners have done another security audit of kids' smart watches and you'll never guess what they found! Kids' smart-watches are still a dumpster-fire: anyone ca...
Tags: Security, Post, Kids, News, Parenting, Privacy, Infosec, Iot, Smart Watches, Gator, Pen Test Partners, Consumer Council, Internet Of Shit, Gator Watches From Techsixtyfour


LS telcom joins the 5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation (5G-ACIA)

Lichtenau/Baden, Germany, 31st January 2019 – LS telcom, an expert in spectrum management and 5G spectrum consulting, was welcomed as a new member by the 5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation (5G-ACIA) during the plenary meeting on 30th/31st January. 5G-ACIA Read more… The post LS telcom joins the 5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation (5G-ACIA) appeared first on TechRecur: Latest Telecom Media & Technology News, Trends, Analysis, Press Releases.
Tags: Seo, Telecom, Iot, 5g, ICT, News Trends, Lichtenau Baden Germany, 5G Alliance, 5G Alliance for Connected Industries


The Future Of The Internet Of Things

The Internet Of Things has had a lot of press over the last few years – from the dubious functionality of Bluetooth-connected irons to the dangers of having your stuffed… Read more » The post The Future Of The Internet Of Things appeared first on Noobpreneur.com.
Tags: Business, News, Iot, 5g, Info Tech, Editor's Choice


Get More Benefits by Developing Customized Apps for Your Business

By Tarun Nagar Today, Mobile application development is significantly powerful tool for business. A majority of the population uses smart phone and spend a major amount of time in fidgeting over these devices. The popularity of engaging smart phone apps is increasing with time and gaining much more ground in developing and developed nation. For businesses too, Mobile has become the integral tool for conveniently managing the tasks. For some business, the absence of smart phone puts an end to the...
Tags: Mobile, Business, Technology, Iot, Right Now, Development Company, Tarun Nagar, Dev Technosys, Custom Mobile


WI Watchlist: Foxconn Jobs, Marquette Esports, Rockwell Deal & More

It’s time to catch up on some recent headlines from Wisconsin’s innovation community, including the launch of a varsity esports program at Marquette University and American Family Insurance’s vague plans for a downtown Milwaukee office that will invest in technology initiatives. Read on for details.—Foxconn Technology Group, the Taiwanese electronics manufacturer that is building a massive plant in southeastern Wisconsin that could eventually employ 13,000 people, missed its hiring goal in 2018...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Internet Of Things, Jobs, Milwaukee, Trends, Tech, Vc, Software, M&a, Wisconsin, Scott Walker, Tax credits, Iot, Esports, Hiring


Discarded smart lightbulbs reveal your wifi passwords, stored in the clear

Your internet-of-shit smart lightbulb is probably storing your wifi password in the clear, ready to be recovered by wily dumpster-divers; Limited Results discovered the security worst-practice during a teardown of a Lifx bulb; and that's just for starters: the bulbs also store their RSA private key and root passwords in the clear and have no security measures to prevent malicious reflashings of their ROMs with exploits, network probes and other nasties. (Thanks, John!)
Tags: Security, Post, News, Infosec, Iot, LIFX, Internet Of Shit


Cross border ecommerce: Xiaomi’s ShareSave lets Indian users buy IoT products from China

Xiaomi has launched ShareSave, a cross-border ecommerce platform from where users in India and soon, other unnamed markets, can buy Xiaomi goods made in mainland China, the company announced in a blogpost. It is currently available as an app on the Google Play Store, albeit with very poor reviews,... ...
Tags: Travel, Google Play Store, Mobile, Ecommerce, Internet Of Things, News, Internet, China, India, Connected Devices, Xiaomi, Iot


Vision to frictionless reality: How Carnival created a smart city on the water

For John Padgett, Chief Experience Innovation Officer at Carnival Corporation, transforming customer experiences with technology is nothing new. Before joining Carnival, he was a key player in the technology development and success of Disney’s MyMagic+. Creating frictionless experiences with wearable technology. “When we decided to create a frictionless guest experience, the discussion was not actually around the technology itself. It was around the value of creating a frictionless experience...
Tags: Featured, Disney, Seo, Commerce, Las Vegas, Iot, Carnival Corporation, Carnival, Padgett, Arnold Donald, John Padgett, Roger Dooley


Vision to frictionless reality: How Carnival created a smart city on the water

For John Padgett, Chief Experience Innovation Officer at Carnival Corporation, transforming customer experiences with technology is nothing new. Before joining Carnival, he was a key player in the technology development and success of Disney’s MyMagic+. Creating frictionless experiences with wearable technology. “When we decided to create a frictionless guest experience, the discussion was not actually around the technology itself. It was around the value of creating a frictionless experience...
Tags: Featured, Disney, Seo, Commerce, Las Vegas, Iot, Carnival Corporation, Carnival, Padgett, Arnold Donald, John Padgett, Roger Dooley


For Immediate Release 172: The double-edged sword of a Facebook meme

Suspicion about the consequences and outcomes of the #10YearChallenge meme on Facebook kicked off discussion in the January episode of “The Hobson & Holtz Report”, aka FIR podcast episode 172. Is it just a harmless meme? Or is it a surveillance nightmare? Shel and Neville weight in. Here’s the line-up of all the topics that caught our attention and prompted lively conversation in this episode: Lost trust in Facebook led to wariness about a user-generated meme.Adobe is bringing part...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, Business, Politics, Technology, Instagram, Adobe, Social Networks, Advertising, Marketing, Communication, Public Relations, Eu, Society, Blogging


After 33 Exits in 5 Years, WI Seeks “More and Bigger” Startup Deals

When Propeller Health’s founders initially tried to raise funding for their new healthcare technology venture, many of the investors they spoke with were hesitant to take the risk.It was the early part of this decade, and Propeller was navigating the FDA’s regulatory process for medical devices. The company believed it had a chance to become one of the first to earn market clearance from the agency for a software product, says Propeller co-founder and CEO David Van Sickle. Propeller’s idea for ...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Mobile, Apps, Internet Of Things, Education, Connected Devices, Trends, Tech, It, Cybersecurity, Walgreens, Vc, Software, Healthcare, M&a