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Experts discover the risks of smart home IoT devices

Experts discover the risks of smart home IoT devices

Written by on November 13, 2015 in Features with 0 Comments

Taking a random selection of the latest Internet-of-Things (IoT) products, Kaspersky Lab researchers have discovered serious threats to the connected home. These include a coffeemaker that exposes the homeowner’s Wi-Fi password, a baby video monitor that can be controlled by a malicious third-party, and a smartphone-controlled home security system that can be fooled with a […]

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AT&T signs up more connected cars than people

Written by on November 3, 2015 in Snippets with 0 Comments

Move over, cellphones and iPads. Connected cars are today’s growth vehicle for AT&T. The telecom giant added 1 million cars in the third quarter, enabling drivers to access the Internet, monitor traffic and create a Wi-Fi hotspot. AT&T has well over 100 million customers who use wireless, video, broadband and old-fashioned landlines. But connected cars, […]

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Roaming charges to go – official

Written by on October 27, 2015 in Snippets with 0 Comments

Extra costs of using a mobile phone in countries across the EU are to be scrapped, MEPs have agreed, after years of negotiations. The ban on data roaming charges from 15 June 2017 has received a final green light in the European Parliament. Roaming charges are added by mobile operators for calls, texts and internet […]

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Apple Pay growth slows

Apple Pay growth slows

Written by on October 27, 2015 in Snippets with 0 Comments

Apple Inc’s mobile wallet Apple Pay is winning over more U.S. households a year after its launch, but growth has slowed, research released on Monday showed. Fourteen percent of U.S. households with credit cards had signed up for Apple Pay by the end of September, up from 11 percent in February, Phoenix Marketing International said at […]

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Telkom in South Africa enters the funeral business

Written by on October 21, 2015 in Snippets with 0 Comments

In a move to boost its revenue streams, Telkom in South Africa has entered into a partnership with Old Mutual to provide Telkom’s prepaid customers with funeral cover. Under the deal, Telkom customers on the Sim-Sonke and Telkom More prepaid plans will qualify for the R10 000 funeral cover by recharging with R100 or more airtime, […]

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Deutsche Telekom to file complaint against Google

Written by on October 20, 2015 in Snippets with 0 Comments

Deutsche Telekom AG is expected to file an antitrust complaint with European competition authorities against Google Inc, the New York Times reported on Monday, citing people with direct knowledge of the discussions. The complaint, expected to be filed by early November, alleges that Google uses its Android mobile operating system to unfairly promote its own products […]

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Your next windows could be transparent solar panels

Written by on October 15, 2015 in Snippets with 0 Comments

A Michigan State University research team has finally created a truly transparent solar panel — a breakthrough that could soon usher in a world where windows, panes of glass, and even entire buildings could be used to generate solar energy. Until now, solar cells of this kind have been only partially transparent and usually a […]

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SDN and NFV being oversold by vendors warns operator

Written by on October 15, 2015 in Snippets with 0 Comments

France’s Orange is accusing vendors of undermining the business case for SDN and NFV by “overselling” the technologies and fueling unrealistic expectations at Board level. Vendors of the NewIP technologies have been making some bold claims about the cost savings and service-related benefits operators can realize from investing in network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN). […]

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IoT and M2M driving need for mobile network assurance

IoT and M2M driving need for mobile network assurance

Written by on October 8, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

Research has revealed that the emergence of IoT and increased M2M communications is the biggest driver for mobile operators’ network assurance. Over 34 percent of respondents (MNOs and industry players) cite IoT/M2M as the main factor, with the increasing need to improve network quality as a market differentiator ranked next with 28 percent of respondents. […]

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Radio waves harnessed to power IoT devices

Written by on October 7, 2015 in Snippets with 0 Comments

A new invention allows devices to stay up on the Internet of Things despite having no visible means of support. The technology behind Freevolt allows it to take energy from radio frequency waves that transmit signals on mobile, Wi-Fi and broadcast networks, and use it to power small devices. The new Freevolt system, unveiled by […]

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