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News highlights – 5 June

News highlights – 5 June

Written by on June 6, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 5 June BP and ENI extend are running blockchain trades alongside live trading systems LONDON (Reuters) – Oil majors BP and Eni are deepening their foray into blockchain technology, starting to run blockchain trades in parallel with their live trading systems, according to developer BTL Group. Read more… Trump administration will unveil […]

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Beware BrickerBot, a permanent denial of service via the IoT

Beware BrickerBot, a permanent denial of service via the IoT

Written by on April 12, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

BrickerBot malware forms a Permanent Denial-of-Service (PDoS) botnet. The BrickerBot malware has been detected on honeypot servers maintained by DDoS protection company Radware. It describes the type of attack as a “permanent denial-of-service” (PDoS). “Over a four-day period, Radware’s honeypot recorded 1,895 PDoS attempts performed from several locations around the world. Its sole purpose was […]

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Will mass automation and the IoT bring darkness or light?

Will mass automation and the IoT bring darkness or light?

Written by on April 6, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

It seems right to meet Simon Montford in a coffee shop so new that is doesn’t appear on Google Maps. We are, after all, discussing the future of, well, everything. Montford runs WEB3/IOT, an IoT consulting business and blog. He also runs the IoT Scotland Meetup, and regularly speaks at conferences about all things internet. […]

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Throw away lines that change the way you see the future

Throw away lines that change the way you see the future

Written by on April 3, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

  Recently, in interviews, bars and conferences, people have dropped lines into the conversation that have – quite radically – changed the way I think about the future. The first was during an interview with Simon Montford, Edinburgh based entrepreneur and IoT enthusiast. We were talking about how the IoT will evolve and I was […]

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With Softbank, ARM can go on a buying spree in the IoT

With Softbank, ARM can go on a buying spree in the IoT

Written by on February 27, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

ARM acquires two NB-IoT specialists to aid its push into fully integrated radio-to-software solutions. With Softbank’s resources behind it, ARM can accelerate its recent acquisitions spree to bolster its position in the Internet of Things. The UK-based processor IP company aims to establish the kind of dominance it enjoys in smartphones, in the far more […]

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San Diego to be covered in sensors – smart city, or Big Brother?

San Diego to be covered in sensors – smart city, or Big Brother?

Written by on February 23, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

SEATTLE (Reuters) – General Electric will put cameras, microphones and sensors on 3,200 street lights in San Diego this year, marking the first large-scale use of “smart city” tools GE says can help monitor traffic and pinpoint crime, but raising potential privacy concerns. Based on technology from GE’s Current division, Intel Corp and AT&T Inc, […]

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Will the Internet of Things become a practical commerce platform?

Will the Internet of Things become a practical commerce platform?

Written by on February 21, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

It is inevitable, ahead of MWC, that there is a flurry of announcements and activity. From 5G to payments, from AR to security, the place is awash. The Internet of Things is no exception, and IBM has done more than most to bang the drum (toot its horn and blow its trumpet). The company sees pretty much […]

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What do Her Majesty the Queen and hoovers have in common?

What do Her Majesty the Queen and hoovers have in common?

Written by on February 17, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

You would be forgiven for wondering why Her Majesty the Queen would be interested in hoovers. It is not easy to visualise our monarch wielding the Dyson (although she most certainly does). Actually, the answer in this case is to do with security. The Queen recently opened the National Cyber Security Centre, a public/private initiative […]

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News highlights – 7 February

News highlights – 7 February

Written by on February 8, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 7 February Asian tech companies rush to announce US investment plans SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Manufacturers in Asia’s export-oriented economies are rushing to announce investment plans in the United States, as U.S. President Donald Trump calls for companies to build more products in the country. Read more… Activist shareholder wants Zuckerberg to give […]

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Telenor predicts the rise of IoT, chatbots but not social media

Telenor predicts the rise of IoT, chatbots but not social media

Written by on January 24, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

2017 could be the year that artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things and chatbots go truly mainstream, while millennials may decide to take extended breaks from social media, according to Telenor Group’s Research arm. Telenor Research has published what it sees as the key global tech trends for the coming year, much of which was […]

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