Pets set to connect to the internet
Published in News
Wednesday, 14 June 2017 00:44

Pets set to connect to the internet


Woof woof

This coming Monday, at the famous Battersea Dogs Home, Acer will revolutionise the world of pets by telling the world that it and a firm called Pawbo UK will let you give your pets an IP address, turning them into the internet of fangs.

Chipmakers sliding away from smartphones and PCs
Published in Wearables


Going where the money is


Wandering around  Computex in Taipei it is fairly clear that there has been a sea change in what chipmakers are targeting.

Chinese Internet of things gear has a backdoor
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Allows chinese data hungry spooks


A Chinese tech firm which specialises in VoIP products has been shipping products with a backdoor which could mean that data hungry spooks can control your light switches.

Snapdragon 210 to support Android Things later this year
Published in Processors


First supported device with an LTE modem


Later this year, Qualcomm plans to release Android Things for its Snapdragon 210 mobile processor and the first demonstrations are expected to take place next week during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

IoT market to be worth $500 million in 2020
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Friday, 09 December 2016 15:15

IoT market to be worth $500 million in 2020


Connect everything

A report by a research company is predicting that the internet of things (IoT) revenues will soar to be worth $500 million in 2020 in the USA alone.

Intel invests $250 million in self-driving cars
Published in News
Thursday, 17 November 2016 12:04

Intel invests $250 million in self-driving cars


Automotive on the cusp of change


Intel CEO Brian Krzanich told the assorted throngs at the LA Auto Show's AutoMobility conference that Chipzilla will invest $250 million over the next two years to make fully autonomous driving a reality.

How to take control of a city’s light
Published in News
Friday, 11 November 2016 13:34

How to take control of a city’s light


Use one IoT to infect another

Insecurity experts have demonstrated a system which could be used to infect every intelligent lightbulb in a city with malware.

IBM wants to put Watson on a smartphone
Published in Wearables
Thursday, 10 November 2016 12:11

IBM wants to put Watson on a smartphone


Project Intu gets into embodied cognition

The ever-shrinking Big Blue is improving its cognitive computing efforts with the launch of a new system-agnostic platform called Project Intu.

ARM installs IoT chip security
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 26 October 2016 13:18

ARM installs IoT chip security


Trustzone baked onto the chip

Fabless chipmaker ARM has announced that it will introduce tiny processors which have Trustzone baked in to run the next generation of IoT devices.

Homeland security looks at Internet of Things
Published in Wearables


The lightbulbs are revolting

The Obama administration has ordered Homeland Security to come up with a cunning plan to make the Internet of Things devices more secure after a huge DoS attack on major websites.