Internet of Things

Is Apple going ease off its HomeKit chokehold? Sure looks like it…

Analysis Apple may have finally concluded that its attempt to force people to use only its technology to control their smart-home automation equipment is doomed to failure. This week, the computing giant popped up as a member of the Google-led Thread Group, sparking speculation over whether Apple’s HomeKit will support the low-power mesh networking protocol.…

NXP becomes N-nixed-P, Apple snubs Qualcomm modems for Intel chips

Qualcomm has abandoned its long-planned, long-stalled $44bn acquisition of Dutch chip maker NXP Semiconductors – and in its place, Qualy today announced a $30bn share buyback. That was part one of Qualcomm’s double-whammy Wednesday. Here’s the second-half: Qualcomm’s chief financial officer George Davis said on a conference call with analysts that Apple will drop Qualcomm’s…

If you’re serious about securing IoT gadgets, may as well start here

Can we overcome the SOHOpeless security of the Internet of Things at the home and small business level? An Internet-Draft from Ericsson engineer Mohit Sethi suggests so. Sethi’s ambitious proposal isn’t destined for the hall of internet standards. Instead, it sets out a possible way to get IoT gadgets connected securely to the local network…

Some Things just aren’t meant to be (on Internet of Things networks). But we can work around that

Analysis What exactly is the Internet of Things? According to Gartner and IDC, it’s a network of endpoints capable of interacting with each other and the world via IP connectivity. Consultant McKinsey & Company defines IoT as sensors and actuators embedded in physical objects, from roadways to pacemakers, that churn out huge amounts of data.…