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2nd December 2016 23:23
Cybersecurity has come a long way in the last twenty years. In the 90s, the predominant security model used to create secure operating systems was the “castle and moat” approach. Everything inside the firewall was trusted and anything outside it wasn’t trusted. But emerging internet services like email meant that things needed to get through... Read more » The post Will artificial intelligence mean the end of cyberthreats? appeared first on ReadWrite.
2nd December 2016 21:00
The massive mid-October DDoS attack driven by a swarm of everyday Internet of Things (IoT) devices crippled dozens of the Internet’s most popular websites and services could be the first of many. Two hackers have stepped forward and, in an online chat with Vice’s Motherboard, explained that a larger botnet is being assembled that will... Read more » The post Meet the two hackers behind October’s big DDoS attack appeared first on ReadWrite.
2nd December 2016 20:38
Amazon Web Services has a new service dedicated to Internet of Things (IoT) developers, called Greengrass. The service, announced on Wednesday at AWS re:invent in Las Vegas, will enable messaging, data caching, and local computing between IoT devices. See Also: IoT and companies: Everyone wants a piece of this revolution For IoT developers using low-power,... Read more » The post Amazon unveils Greengrass for AWS IoT developers appeared first on ReadWrite.
2nd December 2016 00:30
Fitbit is reportedly buying the troubled Pebble smartwatch in further consolidation in the flagging wearables market. Full details and dollar value of the deal hasn’t yet been made public but the two firms, which were said to be in the final stages of a tie-up prior to Thanksgiving, have now reportedly inked a deal. And... Read more » The post Fitbit buys Pebble as wearables consolidation continues appeared first on ReadWrite.
1st December 2016 23:30
Have you ever wanted to visit the White House? A new app — created for the White House Historical Society by PTC’s Vuforia team, in coordination with Unity and Nexus Studios — hopes to give everyone that opportunity. All they need is a smartphone running iOS or Android and a single dollar bill. Upon placing... Read more » The post For a dollar bill, you can get a cool AR view of life in the White House appeared first on…
1st December 2016 23:00
An international team headed by scientists at the University of California at Berkeley revealed an all-electric heavy duty mining truck at the 2016 International High-Tech Fair in Shenzhen, China. While not yet autonomous, it is the largest all-electric mining truck in the world, with an overall length of 8.8 meters, height of 4.2 meters, and... Read more » The post Check out this giant all-electric truck — will it have a self-driven future? appeared first on ReadWrite.
1st December 2016 10:00
It seems that every day a new IoT device or means to connect existing devices is revealed. With so much energy being devoted to telling us how, when, where, what we can connect to each other, the “why” may be getting a little blurry. So we want to take a step back every now and take... Read more » The post Calm, cruel and connected: November’s best and worst of IoT appeared first on ReadWrite.
1st December 2016 09:00
Intel will be the primary supplier of computing power inside Delphi’s self-driving system of the future. The two companies signed the deal on Monday, giving Intel another major partner in the auto industry. Delphi is making big moves in the self-driving industry, clearly trying to avoid becoming irrelevant in a future without humans driving. It... Read more » The post Intel signs deal with Delphi to supply self-driving computing power appeared first on ReadWrite.
1st December 2016 07:59
Insiders are eagerly awaiting the widespread adoption of the Industrial IoT. Digital automation took time-consuming manual duties and streamlined them to function without any human input. These automation systems are made up of three main components: sensors, logic, and actuators. The sensors measure the process variables, the logic system determines how the system should respond,... Read more » The post Is security the biggest threat to industrial IoT? appeared first on ReadWrite.
1st December 2016 07:14
No one thinks about the systems that connect us today. It’s not sexy, it doesn’t control the temperature in your house and it doesn’t tell you your heart rate. But that universal system is responsible for more almost everything that runs in the world today. Roads, houses, time, rockets and everything in between are connected... Read more » The post The secret system that will backbone the entire IoT industry appeared first on ReadWrite.
1st December 2016 06:50
One of the more interesting trends in technology is the global race currently underway for the truly smart city. The U.S Department of Transportation recently announced the City of Columbus, Ohio as the winner of a $40 million dollar Smart City Challenge. While this certainly helps that city’s chances, you can not simply throw money... Read more » The post The race for smart cities from the leading edge of tech appeared first on ReadWrite.
30th November 2016 06:00
Intel may be in the process of drastically downscaling its wearable division, as it starts to curtail losses in several emerging markets. The chipmaker has reportedly sent emails to staff in the New Devices Group (NDG), providing a brief of the situation. The email didn’t mention job losses, but unnamed sources claim Intel will be... Read more » The post Intel moves away from wearables after Basis Peak failure appeared first on ReadWrite.
30th November 2016 05:18
New York City has been awarded “Best Smart City 2016” at the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona. In the last year, New York City has pushed several smart city initiatives to the public and small businesses. The congress noticed the efforts of the Mayor’s Office of Technology and Innovation (MOTI). See Also: Sustainability... Read more » The post Who’s better than New York? No one, says smart city group appeared first on ReadWrite.
29th November 2016 15:54
Chris O’Connor, IBM’s General Manager for Internet of Things Offerings, has been involved with connected devices for almost 25 years. As a result, he has a unique view on the emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT), what it means for the future, and what we can learn from previous generations of technology. We sat... Read more » The post How IoT is making IBM’s Smart Planet smarter appeared first on ReadWrite.
28th November 2016 18:29
BMW and Baidu have ended their two year self-driving partnership, citing “irreconcilable differences” between the two companies. Baidu said it will start to look for a new automaker to take over BMW’s role as manufacturer for its self-driving system. For now, it will use Ford’s Lincoln cars in the United States and BYD, Chery, and... Read more » The post BMW and Baidu break up, cite irreconcilable self-driving differences appeared first on ReadWrite.