France joins the Dutch in training eagles to counter drones

Following increased terrorist use of drones, France is employing a similar tactic as the Dutch police in training eagles to snatch them from the sky.

VICE released an interview yesterday with Nick Waters from open source investigation house Bellingcat, in which the former military analyst spoke of a database containing 113 images of Islamic State drone attacks during the first 20...

By Ryan Daws, 22 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: IoT.

IoT botnet Mirai becomes more contagious

Mirai, the IoT botnet which caused record-breaking DDoS attacks last year, has become even more contagious due to a Windows variant.

Spotted by Kaspersky Labs, their security experts are in the process of analysing the first Windows-based spreader of the malware which is believed to have attacked 500 systems in the past couple of months. From the initial analysis, Kaspersky believes the new bot was developed by someone with a higher degree of skill than Mirai’s initial creators.

By Ryan Daws, 22 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Security, Smart Cities, Smart Homes.

The key to making a smart city happen: Networks, infrastructure, and more

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Modern life is demanding. Technology has taken us to a new level of connectivity and now we are almost always available. It has never been easier to follow the salient points of your life by organising it online. Whether work-related or personal, we are constantly tempted to update or plan our next move by entering a password and logging back in. Instantly. It is almost too easy.

Businesses have been tasked with keeping up, delivering the products and services required, without...

By Joy Gardham, 21 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities.

ARM acquires Mistbase and NextG-Com in NB-IoT investment

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Following the approval of the NarrowBand-IoT (NB-IoT) standard last summer, ARM has announced the acquisition of two leading companies in the field.

NB-IoT offers low power and wide area connectivity designed to connect multitudes of devices at scale over a long range. The approval of the standard was a landmark moment for the IoT industry...

By Ryan Daws, 21 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT, Smart Cities, Smart Homes.

Where is AI in the auto industry now – and where is it heading?

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The shape-shifting, artificial intelligence (AI)-powered cars seen in futuristic films aren't appearing anytime soon but AI technology certainly exists today in the auto market and will be increasingly visible in the future.

Industry observers are saying that AI and machine learning have reached a tipping point and will cause enormous advances through the next few years...

By Mahbubul Alam, 20 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Standards.

Why the IoT is set to present an ‘unmanageable’ cybersecurity risk

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In its latest report, titled “Internet of Things for Security Providers: Opportunities, Strategies, & Market Leaders 2016-2021”, Juniper Research found that the consumer IoT installed base will reach over 15 billion units by 2021, which is an increase of 120% over 2016.

It also found that the recent IoT botnets will prove merely to be the tip of the cybersecurity iceberg. Botnets were uncovered as a key factor in the largest DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attack ever...

By IoT News, 20 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Security.

The AI paradigm: How can we make unmanned cars much more intelligent?

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Analysis If you are reading this article, it’s probably that you wonder why to associate intelligence with unmanned cars. After all, it’s only codes that programmers from Google, Tesla or Uber or a smaller startup wrote. Even if it were possible to make cars more intelligent, why bother about it? Aren’t they already operating quite well with embedded personal computers (PCs)?

You might think they are probably using PCs with a beefed-up version of their multicore...

By Serge Van Themsche, 17 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

The Weather Company partners with IBM to distribute alerts over mesh networks

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The Weather Company is partnering with IBM’s researchers to deliver emergency alerts to citizens without access to a mobile or WiFi network. Today’s weather apps can provide alerts of severe weather conditions, but current iterations are dependent on constant internet connectivity.

By utilising a mesh network, one device with access to connectivity is able to receive the...

By Ryan Daws, 17 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities.

Indianapolis moving into smart cities with water efficiency play

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Indianapolis-based Global Water Technologies has announced that its proposal submitted with the city is one of the five winners in the White House Commitment: Smart Cities Council Challenge Grants.

Erik Hromadka, CEO of Global Water Technologies, said: “We have an opportunity to showcase leading solutions in the emerging smart water sector and related data-driven applications for energy and transportation.”

Indianapolis and Philadelphia were the two winning cities to select...

By IoT News, 16 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities.