The Internet of Things

BlackBerry CEO believes it will be a decade before self-driving car prevalence

Speaking to shareholders on Wednesday, BlackBerry CEO John Chen said he believes it will be a decade before self-driving cars become mainstream. A large part of this is not just the difficulty of developing the technology, but also how long it will take for governments to come up with the regulations to support them. BlackBerry is highly involved in this process and trusted with its reputation for security. The company is working with the American ...

HPE: You want full-blown enterprise software on our Edge boxes? You got it

HPE’s Edgeline family got some love from a bunch of software houses today: they have agreed to validate full-blown versions of their enterprise apps on its hardware. The Edgeline EL1000 and EL4000 hit the streets in 2016, aimed at customers that want to process and analyse data where it is generated rather than sending it to the cloud or to the data centre. Tom Bradicich, HPE veep and GM for IoT and Converged Edge Systems, ...

IoT worldwide spending to hit $1.2 trillion by 2022, says IDC

Global spending on the Internet of Things (IoT) is set to hit $1.2 trillion by 2022, according to the latest report from IDC. The findings, which appear in the analyst firm’s latest Worldwide Semiannual Internet of Things Spending Guide, argues the IoT technology market offers business investment opportunities across a variety of industries and illuminated through implementations of use case. As the diverse IoT market reaches broad-based critical mass, innovative offerings in analytics software, cloud ...

Crate.io raises $11 million in series A funding to push SQL IoT data platform

Crate.io has raised $11 million in Series A funding to push development of its vision for an open source SQL database for real-time machine data and IoT applications. The funding round was led by Zetta Venture Partners and Deutsche Invest Equity with participation from Mike Chalfen, Momenta Partners and Charlie Songhurst. According to the company, existing investors Draper Esprit, Vito Ventures and Solomon Hykes also participated in the round, which will be used to boost ...

Battle for standardisation driving rise of LPWA network connections, research finds

Cellular and non-cellular low power wide-area (LPWA) network connections will grow globally at a CAGR of 53% until 2023, according to a new study from ABI Research. The market growth will be driven by growth in smart meters and asset trackers, with the continued battle for dominance between the primary standards, NB-IoT, CAT-M, Sigfox and LoRa, also fuelling the rise. In 2017, smart meters and asset trackers contributed to almost three-quarters of all LPWA network ...

Unbreakable smart lock devastated to discover screwdrivers exist

Video It's never easy to crack into a market with an innovative new product but makers of the "world's first smart fingerprint padlock" have made one critical error: they forgot about the existence of screwdrivers. Tapplock raised $320,000 in 2016 for their product that would allow you to use just your finger to open the "unbreakable" lock. Amazing. Things took a turn for the worse when the ship date of September came and went, and ...

Toyota’s $1bn Grab investment is the largest ever in a ride-hailing company

Automotive giant Toyota’s $1 billion investment in Singapore-based company Grab represents the largest ever made in a ride-hailing firm. Grab is foremost a ride-hailing firm similar to Uber. In fact, Grab acquired Uber’s operations in Southeast Asia. Also similar to Uber is Grab having its own recently-unveiled food delivery service, GrabFood. The company is even launching an e-payment service, GrabPay. Considering the wild success of Uber, it’s unsurprising investors are throwing their wallets open for ...

… Aaaand that’s a fifth Brit Army Watchkeeper drone to crash in Wales

Troubled surveillance craft has taken a shine to terra firma A Watchkeeper drone, similar to the one that crashed in Wales yesterday. File photo, Crown copyright/MoD A British Army Watchkeeper drone has crashed near Aberporth, taking the number of crashes involving the unmanned aircraft to five. Local reports indicated that the unmanned surveillance aeroplane, which is controlled remotely from the ground, crashed in a lane near West Wales Airport at 5pm yesterday. The Cambrian News ...

Software AG announces acquisition of TrendMiner to expand IoT portfolio

Software AG has announced the acquisition of TrendMiner, a firm that delivers discovery, diagnostic and predictive analytics software for the process industry. With this acquisition Software AG is aiming to strengthen its pole position in the IoT market. The plug-and-play software from TrendMiner will play a crucial role after its deployment in Software AG’s Cumulocity Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 product portfolio. According to Karl-Heinz Streibich, the CEO of Software AG, TrendMiner provides ...
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