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Bluetooth 5 is out: Now will home IoT take off?

Bluetooth is aiming straight for the internet of things as the fifth version of the wireless protocol arrives with twice as much speed for low-power applications. Bluetooth Low Energy, which gains the most from the new Bluetooth 5...

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Using IoT to help protect the U.S. food supply

Lineage Logistics uses IoT temperature and vibration sensors from Monnit Corp. to protect billions of pounds of warehoused food and cut energy costs.

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Privacy groups urge investigation of 'internet of toys'

Privacy groups in the U.S. and seven European countries will ask consumer protection agencies to investigate the maker of two internet-connected toys for violations of laws designed to protect children's privacy.

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AWS wants to dominate beyond the public cloud with Lambda updates

Two years ago, Amazon Web Services made a splash when it introduced Lambda. Now, the company has gone even further to bring that technology outside of its core data center regions.

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HPE rolls out products to enable IoT adoption

Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced several software and hardware products to more securely manage the exploding universe of Internet of Things devices.

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8 tech startup trends to watch in 2017

Artificial intelligence startups will be big next year, along with startups in cybersecurity, chatbots, VR and legalized recreational marijuana, according to experts.

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Upgraded Mirai botnet disrupts Deutsche Telekom by infecting routers

A new version of Mirai -- a malware that’s been enslaving poorly secured IoT devices -- has found a new victim: vulnerable internet routers from Germany’s Deutsche Telekom.

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Retailers get an IoT wake-up call

The recent Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack that infected internet of things devices should serve as a warning to retailers that are investing heavily in IoT tech this holiday season and beyond.

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Preview: Computerworld's smart cities video tour, coming soon!

Launching in Dec. 2016, Computerworld's smart cities video tour takes you to Singapore, New York and Montreal, as senior editor Matt Hamblen seeks out the latest innovations that boost urban efficiency and improve citizens' lives....

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How to make home IoT more secure: Assume the worst

A report by the internet advisory group BITAG on Tuesday identified common security problems in home IoT products and recommended steps vendors should take from now on.

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IBM is on a push to offer IoT from development to production

The internet of things is so complex that some enterprises would rather turn to one vendor to determine the business case for an IoT deployment, design the system, roll it out and operate it as a service. At least that’s what IBM...

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What we talk about when we talk about 5G wireless

An FAQ on the next big thing in wireless technology: 5G.

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Verizon IoT, Swiftmile pilot smart bike-sharing in Santa Clara

Verizon will provide 4G LTE connections to the bikes and the solar charging stations where they are parked, among other tech.

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IoT attacks could bring real-world damage

Cyber experts warn that lax security of billions of new networked internet of things devices will create a target-rich environment that could have devastating consequences.

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Look what GE can do with industrial IoT

General Electric showcased its industrial internet of things solutions and partnerships this week at its annual Minds + Machines conference in San Francisco this week.

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IoT gear will need better security to win a Z-Wave badge

Tighter security will soon be mandatory for IoT devices that use the popular Z-Wave wireless protocol. Starting next April, the Z-Wave Alliance will require all products to include its S2 (Security 2) framework before they can be...

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US lawmakers balk at call for IoT security regulations

The U.S. government needs to pass regulations mandating internet of things security measures before device vulnerabilities start killing people, one security expert told lawmakers.

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Is critical infrastructure the next DDoS target?

DDoS attacks are vastly bigger now, thanks to botnets composed of Internet of Things devices. A recent attack that took down a portion of the internet has led to questions about whether something similar could shut down critical...

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