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Right-to-repair smartphone ruling loosens restrictions on industrial, farm IoT

Forget smartphones — the U.S. Copyright Office’s new DRM exemptions could be a big deal for farmers and other heavy equipment operators and vendors.

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What’s the IoT doing to your data center?

The internet of things devices gather massive amounts of data in corporate settings, and that puts a range of demands on networks and data centers.

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OpenStack Foundation releases software platform for edge computing

The Open Stack Foundation's StarlingX is designed to help organizations build mission-critical edge clouds needed for industrial IoT deployments.

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5G and 6G wireless technologies have security issues

5G and 6G wireless network technologies promise faster speeds and greater reliability, but they have security issues that must be addressed before they launch, researchers say.

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Is the IoT in space about to take off?

The Internet of Things has largely been an earthbound phenomenon. That could be about to change as NASA and vendors start exploring IoT apps and use cases in space.

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Lenovo, Scale partner for hyperconverged edge servers

The HCI platform combines Lenovo's hardware with Scale Computing's HC3 software platform to create edge computing systems designed for a single user's private corporate network.

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IoT roundup: Content delivery networks make a play for IoT business

Akamai and Limelight ramp up edge networking, while Splunk gets into industrial Internet of Things (IoT) management and monitoring.

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Gartner: Top 10 2019 tech trends you should know

AI, augmented analytics, quantum computing, and blockchain are among technologies that soon could dominate the IT landscape, according to Gartner’s annual Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends.

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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 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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