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Is 2017 the year IoT standards finally make sense?

A few brave souls predict IoT standards will start to gel this year, but making all those connected things work together still looks like a long shot.

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National Instruments industrial IoT lab unites rivals

The NI Industrial IoT Lab has opened and will house testbeds for applications like predictive maintenance, industrial networking, “microgrids” for renewable energy, and heavy-equipment asset management.

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DARPA wants to create secure data-sharing tech

Proposals needed to help secure shared data in remote areas on handheld devices

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Cybersecurity standards and guidelines -- are you just checking the boxes?

While it is important for any organization to adopt a cybersecurity standard, just checking all of the boxes on one will not make you secure.

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41% off Withings Body Composition Wi-Fi Scale - Deal Alert

The Withings scale uses patented Position Control technology to deliver the most accurate readings of your body composition (weight, body fat, muscle, bone and water). It automatically synchronizes with your smartphone via Wi-Fi to...

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As authentication options blossom, startup tries to simplify deployment

A startup with a strong pedigree is trying to address the problem that businesses have keeping up with the ever-increasing options for authentication.

Fortinet embraces Cisco, HPE, Nokia

Fortinet is adding Cisco, HPE and Nokia to its stable of partners whose security gear can share information with Fortinet products to improve overall security.

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Citrix bolsters virtualization wares, integration with Microsoft Azure

Citrix and Microsoft are longstanding partners, but with a new CEO that is a former Microsoft executive, Citrix is deepening its integrations between its application and desktop virtualization products and the Microsoft Azure cloud. ...

Yeah, that would explain it...

It's a dark and snowy night -- in fact, snow-stormy -- when this pilot fish gets an emergency callout for two stores whose networks have gone silent.

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Windows 10 tips and tricks for Wi-Fi and networking

There have been many changes in Windows 10, especially since the first anniversary update last August, officially called version 1607. Here are some of the most important changes related to the Wi-Fi and networking aspects of Windows...

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Dell’s Latitude 7285 to be world’s first wireless charging 2-in-1

Dell announced at CES that it’s working with WiTricity to create what it calls the world’s first wireless charging 2-in-1 laptop: the Latitude 7285.

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Get 72% off NordVPN Virtual Private Network Service For a Limited Time - Deal Alert

NordVPN has discounted their popular VPN software 72% for the holidays. Use our link and see the discount applied when you click "buy now".

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AT&T's next 5G trial will shoot DirecTV Now to users' homes

5G conjures up visions of super-fast smartphone service, but it could give consumers and enterprises a lot more. In the next few months, residents of Austin, Texas, will get to watch DirecTV Now at home through an AT&T 5G trial.

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AT&T, Ford and Delphi show 'vehicle-to-anything' wireless communications

AT&T debuted an advanced communications platform called vehicle-to-anything (V2X) on Wednesday in partnership with Ford and Delphi.

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Intel puts mobile chip failures in its past with first speedy 5G modem

Intel has a disastrous history with smartphones, but the company is now set to ship a groundbreaking modem that will deliver data-transfer rates many times faster than regular wired internet connections.

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Shipments of 802.11ac wave 2 APs gain ground

Shipments of 802.11ac wave 2 access points doubled in volume in the third quarter of 2016, as the newer wireless technology begins to reach further into the mainstream.

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Review: Early Wave 2 Wi-Fi access points show promise

There’s a lot to like about Wave 2 802.11ac products, including theoretically faster speeds than Wave 1 products and cool new features such as multi-user MIMO. In this review, we look at five Wave 2 wireless access points, comparing...

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ZigBee's Dotdot language aims for IoT harmony

As another wave of home IoT devices emerges from CES this week, the ZigBee Alliance looks to provide the technology that can make those products work together.

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