The Internet of Things

Alibaba Cloud and Infineon team up for IoT partnership to digitally upgrade Chinese enterprises and cities

The areas of ‘smart life’ and ‘smart industry’ are set to get a boost, as German semiconductor manufacturer Infineon Technologies and China’s Alibaba Cloud have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to support both the fields by helping Chinese enterprises and cities to go through a seamless digital transition. Infineon, which is an active promoter and practitioner of Industry 4.0, will leverage its own core technology and service advantages in the field of IoT to ...

IIHS tests find ‘irksome’ and ‘dangerous’ flaws with automated driving systems

If you’re hoping that the development of fully autonomous cars are just around the corner, then you may be in for a long wait. That’s the verdict of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), which has put together a series of tests and found many of the leading automated driving systems weren’t up to the task. Five models were evaluated by the road safety body; the BMW 5 Series, with ‘Driving Assistant Plus’, the ...

Report reveals significant rise in exploits targeting three major IoT vulnerabilities

Cybersecurity solutions provider Check Point Software Technologies’ latest Global Threat Index for July 2018 reveals a significant rise in exploits targeting three major IoT vulnerabilities. According to the company, these attacks, which are linked to the propagation of IoT malware like Mirai, IoTroop/Reaper and VPNFilter, have more than doubled since May. The top 10 ‘most exploited’ list includes MVPower DVR router Remote Code Execution at fifth position; D Link DSL-2750B router Remote Command Execution at ...

Opportunity knocks for chipset providers as China rethinks its cellular IoT strategy

When the new generation of Cat-M1 (LTE-M) and NB-IoT networks began rolling out, there was considerable speculation as to which markets would push forward each technology. The two largest U.S. carriers decided to prioritize Cat-M1 networks, while Chinese operators prioritized NB-IoT with its simpler and less costly technology. At the time, Cat-M1 and NB-IoT were considered to be competing technologies. However, most mobile network operators have since come to the realization that these will compliment, ...

Single point of control: Pervasive entertainment through smart displays

The era of truly pervasive media, where consumption – and control – flow around the home with its inhabitants, thanks to smart home technologies and AI is just around the corner, and the opportunity to create and deliver new services to support this is considerable. Pervasive entertainment, or entertainment untethered and unencumbered by time, location and reality, has been gestating for some time. But new technology and innovation is on the cusp of delivering on ...

The importance of collaboration in making ‘things’ even more intelligent

Though the strength of the Internet of Things (IoT) stems from its ability to be more than the sum of its parts, its devices have long been lone rangers. Hardware, software, middleware, cloud, storage, security, integration platforms and connectivity all need to combine to produce an effective end to end solution. This, of course, demands collaboration and partnerships rather than isolation. Yet when it comes to the nuts and bolts of how devices do their ...

Ford subsidiary Autonomic secures Alibaba mobility partnership

Automotive giant Ford acquired Autonomic back in February and will now partner with Alibaba to launch its cloud mobility solution in China. The company will be looking to launch the automaker’s Transportation Mobility Cloud (TMC) in the Chinese market, enabling a range of services to be deployed for all participants in the transport ecosystem. Gavin Sherry, Co-Founder and CEO of Autonomic, says: “The TMC is positioned to help automakers succeed and meet growing demand for ...

Medical device vuln allows hackers to falsify patients’ vitals

Hackers may be able to falsify patient vitals by messing with the traffic on hospital networks. Research from McAfee shows it’s possible to emulate and modify a patient’s vital signs in real time on a medical network using a patient monitor and a central monitoring station. Most patient monitoring systems comprise a minimum of two basic components: a central monitoring station connected over wired or wireless networks to multiple bedside monitors. Researchers at McAfee bought ...

Meet the LPWAN clan: The Internet of Things’ low power contenders

Analysis LPWAN - low power wide area network - is the proposed connectivity tech of choice for powering the Internet of Things - and it comes in many flavours. An IDTechEx Research report put it into perspective recently, when it predicted that there will be 2.7 billion LPWAN IoT connections by 2029. What we are already seeing is that the LPWAN pioneers, built on proprietary technology, are working in verticals. Where low throughput is required ...
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