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EPIC takes aim at IoT toys Cayla and i-Que that spy on kids, files complaint with FTC

EPIC claims that the Cayla doll and i-Que robot put kids under surveillance.

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Just one autonomous car will use 4,000 GB of data/day

Autonomous cars will soon create significantly more data than people—3 billion people’s worth of data, according to Intel.

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Aruba flexes some IoT muscle

Aruba’s new products, including ClearPass Universal Profiler and the new 2540 series switch, position the company as an IoT enabler.


Facebook encrypted messages: Setting up Secret Conversations in Messenger

Even Facebook lets you have a little privacy, letting you send encrypted messages using the Secret Conversation feature in Facebook Messenger. Here’s how it works.

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GoDaddy offers $1.8 billion for Host Europe

U.S. web-hosting giant GoDaddy has agreed to buy German company Host Europe Group in a move that will take the number of domain names it manages to 70 million.

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What were the best tech-themed songs of 2016?

The Best Songs of the Year lists are flooding the Internet these days, with music watchers from NME to Rolling Stone to Fuse sharing their picks. But what about the best technology-themed songs of 2016?

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Cisco Meraki sees the hotel of the future in its new Wi-Fi gear

A new access point for the hospitality industry from Cisco’s Meraki division can work with Bluetooth beacons so hotels know where guests are on the property.

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Up close with Google Wifi's setup process

What you see when you set up the new Google wireless mesh system

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First look: Google jumps into crowded wireless mesh market

Google Wifi offers easy setup, Internet pausing and whole-home coverage.


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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Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft and YouTube will share terror content info

Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft and YouTube have agreed to share with one another identifying digital information of violent terror content that they find on their platforms.

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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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Microsoft's chatbot is reborn as Zo

Microsoft reworked its AI-powered chatbot—now called Zo. It’s currently available only on Kik, a chat service for mobile phones.

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Denon + Marantz delights streaming music listeners with Oracle Service Cloud and IoT

Denon + Marantz uses Oracle Service Cloud to analyze customer service data from IoT-enabled devices. The goal is to enhance customer service and optimize product development.

Computerworld Tech Forecast 2017 - Disruptive Technologies to Track in 2017

5 disruptive technologies to track in 2017

Savvy tech execs are keeping these cutting-edge developments on their radar screens.

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Arista brings network flexibility to the network switch

Arista’s new 7160 series brings agility and programmability to the actual switch, giving customers the ability customize the product for specific location needs.

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Levi's Stadium uses IoT to enhance 49ers' fan experience

VenueNext IoT technology at The San Francisco 49ers' Levi's Stadium helps management make real-time, data-driven decisions to improve customer service and maximize profits.

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