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.

AT&T forges ahead with deployment of LTE-M network for IoT

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US telco giant AT&T says it is ahead of schedule with plans for a nationwide deployment of its LTE-M network for the Internet of Things (IoT) in the second quarter of 2017.

The move is against the backdrop of its successful pilot of the LTE-M Low-Power Wide-Area network at AT&T Labs in San Ramon, California. The company switched on North America’s first LTE-M enabled commercial site in October 2016 to support the pilot with other ecosystem players.

Companies...

By IoT News, 16 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Standards.

Baidu seeks AI leadership with Raven Tech

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Chinese web giant Baidu is pushing further into the AI market with the acquisition of Raven Tech, a startup behind the ‘Flow’ digital assistant.

As most emerging digital assistants, Flow was touted as “the next Siri” but with improved localisation for the Chinese market. The app never broke the top 700 ranking in the App Store in China after facing stiff competition from established local...

By Ryan Daws, 16 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Smart Cities, Smart Homes.

Telit and Yokogawa collaborate to work together on IIoT architecture

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Wireless machine to machine technology provider Telit has announced that it will join hands with electrical engineering and software company Yokogawa to integrate Yokogawa’s technology into an Industrial IoT (IIoT) architecture to deliver new services to its customers.

Telit will contribute a broad portfolio of wireless IoT communication modules, a diverse collection of industrial drivers and edge analytics which enable a robust sensor onboarding capability, and powerful...

By IoT News, 15 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

ZingBox aims for ‘Internet of Trusted Things’, bundles AI into new solution

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Cybersecurity provider ZingBox has announced the launch of a new generation of cybersecurity solutions, called IoT Guardian, which focuses on service protection.

The solution is being claimed as the industry’s first to offer a combination of deep learning algorithms to discern each device’s unique personality and enforce acceptable behaviour. Its self-learning approach continually builds on previous knowledge to discover, detect and defend critical Internet of...

By IoT News, 14 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Security.

How is IoT changing the healthcare industry?

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The healthcare industry is changing. There is an increased demand to offer health monitoring solutions that are not only less expensive but also more efficient and provide better care. In short, the healthcare industry is joining other industries in their efforts to provide better service for less expense – to dramatically increase value.

Like their commercial counterparts, the challenge is to accomplish this goal without compromising security and the answer is to leverage...

By Alex Vilner, 14 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Security.

IDC: IoT revenues in Central and Eastern Europe to reach $24 billion in 2020

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Spending on the Internet of Things (IoT) in Central and Eastern Europe hit $11 billion (£8.8bn) in 2016 as organisations accelerated their investments in hardware, software, services and connectivity, according to IDC.

The latest update to the firm’s Worldwide Semiannual Internet of Things Spending Guide adds that the IoT revenues in the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) region will post a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21.5% over the 2016‒2020 forecast period, reaching...

By IoT News, 13 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

Could the IoT transform customer engagement in insurance?

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The Internet of Things (IoT) stepped up a gear in the automotive world earlier this month, as 02 became the first mobile operator to offer a car insurance service with the launch of 02 Drive, a service that uses IoT technology to encourage safe driving. By installing a telematics device called Box on Board, the driver’s behaviour is monitored to build up a log of data. This will indicate how safe they are on the roads – which may...

By Karen Wheeler, 13 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IoT, Smart Cities.

San Diego gives green light to sustainability initiative with ‘machine network’

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More and more cities are getting to grips with the Internet of Things (IoT) – and the latest cab off the rank is San Diego, California, who is pushing ahead with a ‘machine network’ dedicated to clean energy and sustainability.

The network is being powered by Ingenu, a company which provides IoT machine connectivity through its random phase multiple access (RPMA) technology. The network will cover the whole city, which amounts to 800 square miles and more than 2.6...

By James Bourne, 09 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities.