Internet of Things

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Make a Wi-Fi gadget with a $9.99 Orange Pi development board

If you want to fashion a smart gadget, robot or drone with wireless capabilities on the cheap, a $9.99 development board from Orange Pi will help you reach that goal.

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Bringing IoT data into public clouds is getting easier

On Tuesday, two companies moved to help enterprises adapt their IoT data for popular cloud services. OSIsoft introduced its PI Integrator for Microsoft Azure, and Particle announced a custom integration with Google Cloud Platform.

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IBM promises a one-stop analytics shop with AI-powered big data platform

Big data is in many ways still a wild frontier, requiring wily smarts and road-tested persistence on the part of those hoping to find insight in all the petabytes. On Tuesday, IBM announced a new platform it hopes will make things...

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GE, Bosch and open source could bring more IoT tools

Partnerships that could shape the internet of things for years are being forged just as enterprises fit IoT into their long-term plans. No one vendor can meet the diverse IoT needs of all those users, so they're joining forces and...

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The IoT is uranium

IoT devices are like uranium—as dangerous as post-Soviet era nuclear weapons.

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Sensors come home

New use cases for sensors are emerging all the time, and applications once considered futuristic are now commonplace.

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Armies of hacked IoT devices launch unprecedented DDoS attacks

The botnets made up of compromised IoT devices are now capable of launching distributed denial-of-service attacks of unprecedented scale.

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Gesture-controlled IoT extends freedom for the disabled

Quadriplegics can do more on their own with the Sesame Enable app that uses head gestures to control IoT devices.

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How to keep terrifying medical device hacks from becoming reality

More medical devices are becoming connected ones, and that’s increasing the security threat surface, said panelists this week at the Security of Things Forum in Cambridge, Mass.

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KrebsOnSecurity moves to Project Shield for protection against DDoS attack censorship

After being hit with the largest DDoS attack the internet has seen, security journalist Brian Krebs turned to Project Shield for free protection against DDoS attacks that are being used as a form of censorship.

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Companies say IoT matters but don't agree how to secure it

A majority of enterprises say the internet of things is strategic to their business, but most still take a piecemeal approach to IoT security. Those results from a global IDC survey conducted in July and August reveal both the promise...

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A robot fish is helping the Navy improve underwater movement

Researchers at Florida Atlantic University have developed a robot fish to mimic the motion of real animals, in hopes of improving the movement of underwater vehicles.

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Researchers strive to create underwater vehicles that swim like fish

The Navy has given researchers at Florida Atlantic University a $258,008 grant to study the movement of fish in order to enhance the motion of underwater vehicles.

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Global Forum sharpens focus on smart cities

The 25th Global Forum, an annual policy and strategy conference sometimes called “the Davos of ICT,” was held this week in Eindhoven, a smart city and technology hub with a rich industrial past.

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If you're not planning for IoT, you're already behind

Think your industry or your business won't be impacted by the internet of things? Consider this your wakeup call.

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Largest DDoS attack ever delivered by botnet of hijacked IoT devices

Securing the internet of things should become a major priority now that an army of compromised devices – perhaps 1 million strong - has swamped one of the industry’s top DDoS protection services.

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Cisco: New net management software lets users spot industrial Ethernet network problems quickly

Cisco has rolled out a Windows-based network management package that gathers Industrial Ethernet network events and alerts IT to the event for quick impact analysis and troubleshooting, the company said.

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Mainframes 2026: What the future holds for big iron

The cloud killed the mainframe? I'm not so sure. Let's take a look at what the next decade has in store for big iron.

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