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Google launches Cloud IoT Core service for enterprises

Google unveiled a cloud platform service to help organizations collect vital data from billions of IoT devices.

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7 mistakes Google made updating my Google Wifi router

Google Wifi mesh routers may be great on speed and range, but the automated software update process leaves something to be desired.

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The Internet of messy things

How much damage can a ‘smart’ toaster do? Lots, and not just burning your bread.

WiGait uses wireless signals to continuously measure a person's walking speed.

MIT device measures walking speed with wireless signals to detect health problems

MIT researchers developed the WiGait so it measures walking speed, which can help predict potential health issues, by analyzing wireless signals. It is reportedly more accurate than a wearable such as Fitbit or GPS via a phone. The...

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Microsoft launches a slew of IoT-related offerings

Microsoft's goal is to reduce the complexity of IoT deployments.

Fitbit: One explodes, data from another used to charge husband with wife's murder

A woman claimed her Flex 2 exploded and left her with second-degree burns. Police are using data from a murdered woman's Fitbit to disprove her husband's alibi and charge him with her murder.

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Oracle plans ‘startup organization’ focused on cloud computing, A.I. and VR

Oracle is hiring for a "new startup organization" inside its North America operation that will focus on key technology trends, including cloud computing, internet of things, artificial Intelligence, and augmented and virtual reality.

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CEOs rate productivity 'very low' from emerging tech

CEOs and other senior enterprise managers rated four breakthrough technologies "very low" in terms of productivity improvement in the next five years, according to a Gartner survey.

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Researchers remotely kill the engine of a moving car by hacking vulnerable car dongle

Researchers exploited vulnerabilities in Bosch Drivelog Connect to remotely kill the engine of a moving car.

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Researchers build a microprocessor from flexible materials

Researchers have built a primitive microprocessor out of a two-dimensional material similar to graphene, the flexible conductive wonder material that some believe will revolutionize the design and manufacture of batteries, sensors and...

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DHS's ICS-CERT warns of BrickerBot: IoT malware that will brick vulnerable devices

ICS-CERT again warned to beware of BrickerBot, an IoT malware which will brick vulnerable devices.

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The strange new world of hiring and employee tracking

Cloud-based HR systems can bring more analytics, databases and tools to users for improving hiring processes and retaining employees.

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IoT device sales set to surge in next decade

The number of Internet of Things devices used to spark the "smart" in smart cities is expected to surge six-fold through 2026.

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How to test your home network for a Telnet vulnerability

Is anything on your network vulnerable to PDoS from Brickerbot?

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Windows Embedded's future looks rocky

Microsoft's apparent replacement versions for Windows Embedded -- which are based on Windows 10 -- have some limitations. Here's what you need to know.

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IoT malware begins to show destructive behavior

Hackers have started adding data-wiping routines to malware that's designed to infect internet-of-things and other embedded devices.

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Samsung reboots its smart home, IoT strategy with the Galaxy S8

Samsung has a portfolio of devices and appliances that would make Apple envious. But unlike Apple's, Samsung's devices don't work well together.

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Verizon to launch wireless Cat M1 network nationwide to juice IoT

Verizon will launch a nationwide wireless network designed to help developers, businesses, utilities and municipalities deploy secure internet-of-things devices at lower cost.

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Here's how Microsoft is helping companies build IoT hardware

One of the biggest challenges with building connected hardware is getting from proof-of-concept prototypes to devices that are ready for a large-scale production rollout. Microsoft is aiming to help with that issue through a trio of...

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This company is turning FAQs into Alexa skills

People looking for an easier path to integrating with Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant have good news on the horizon. NoHold, a company that builds services for making bots, unveiled a project it’s working on that can turn a document...

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