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How industrial predictive maintenance can prevent equipment failure

Google offers a framework for designing your own Industrial IoT predictive maintenance solution to accurately determine when to replace manufacturing equipment.

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Retail IoT: Walmart's IoT patent filing might be the creepiest ever

A Walmart patent application suggests putting IoT sensors in shopping-cart handles to monitor shoppers' heart rates, temperatures, grip strength, and stress levels.

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Wi-Fi 6 is coming to a router near you

The Wi-Fi alliance has changed the naming scheme for Wi-Fi standards, abandoning the 802.11 designations for simpler names like Wi-Fi 6, Wi-Fi 5, Wi-Fi 4, etc., but that may gloss over some of the finer points of the old IEEE system.

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IoT analytics guide: What to expect from Internet of Things data

Data capture, data governance, and availability of services are among the biggest challenges IT will face in creating an IoT analytics environment. IoT analytics will also place new pressures on network infrastructure. Depending on...

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A rough guide to your next (or first) fog computing deployment

Cisco’s Chuck Byers, a veteran of Bell Labs and a prominent member of the OpenFog Consortium, lays out what you should consider when designing your fog computing deployment.

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Woz takes a broad but hopeful view on AI, IoT

Computing icon and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak touched on a wide range of topics in a discussion with the audience at the 2018 Fog World Congress, in which he expressed his hope that AI and IoT could allow computers to help improve...

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Spray-on antennas will revolutionize the Internet of Things

Researchers at Drexel University have developed a method to spray on antennas that outperform traditional metal antennas, opening the door to faster and easier IoT deployments.

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How updating an outdated industrial control system can work with fog computing

An executive from fog computing startup Nebbiolo Technologies walks us through an example of how aging Industrial IoT (IIoT) systems can be brought up to date.

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Augmented reality, fog, and vision: Duke professor outlines importance of smart architectures

A Duke University-based academic’s work on augmented reality (AR) has its roots in a deep understanding of fog, edge, and cloud architecture.

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Cisco sets $2.3B deal for unified access, multi-factor authentication security firm Duo

Cisco closes on its $2.35 billion deal with network identity, authentication security firm Duo. The deal will help customers securely connect any user to any application on any network.

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Drone defense -- powered by IoT -- is now a thing

A new partnership between AT&T and startup Dedrone could bring drone defense to mainstream industry. But do we really need it?

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What is IPv6, and why aren’t we there yet?

IPv6 has been in the works since 1998 to address the shortfall of IP addresses available under Ipv4, yet despite its efficiency and security advantages, adoption is still slow.

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Industrial IoT faces big challenges

Industrial IoT -- the most challenging IoT genre -- needs ultra-high reliability, always-on availability, and extremely low latency – as well as standardization.

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Forget 'smart homes,' the new goal is 'autonomous buildings'

Internet of Things (IoT) platform vendor Igor dreams of buildings that automatically adapt their behavior to the preferences of every occupant.

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IoT roundup: Startups, big carriers flex their IoT muscles and California legislation

New in the IoT world: a proposed ban on default passwords for connected devices, IoT-specific carrier services, and a chip set that could underpin more powerful yet inexpensive IoT endpoints.

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Edge computing is the place to address a host of IoT security concerns

Edge computing offers a great deal of promise in addressing Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) security concerns, but it isn't a drop-in solution to such problems.

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How enterprises can prep for 5G

There’s plenty of hype around 5G networking and its promise to revolutionize driverless cars and entertainment, but what’s less clear is how it will enable the typical enterprise to innovate.

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ICANN sets plan to reinforce internet DNS security

ICANN has voted to go ahead with the first-ever changing of the cryptographic key that helps protect the internet’s address book – the Domain Name System (DNS).

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