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Cisco to buy IoT security, management firm Sentryo

Buying Sentryo will give Cisco support for anomaly and real-time threat detection for the industrial internet of things.

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Self-learning sensor chips won’t need networks

Scientists working on new, machine-learning networks aim to embed everything needed for artificial intelligence (AI) onto a processor, eliminating the need to transfer data to the cloud or computers.

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It’s time for the IoT to 'optimize for trust'

If we can't trust the internet of things (IoT) to gather accurate data and use it appropriately, IoT adoption and innovation are likely to suffer.

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IoT Roundup: New research on IoT security, Microsoft leans into IoT

Verizon sets up widely available narrow-band IoT service, while most Americans think IoT manufacturers should ensure their products protect personal information.

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Satellite-based internet possible by year-end, says SpaceX

Amazon, Tesla-associated SpaceX and OneWeb are emerging as just some of the potential suppliers of a new kind of data-friendly satellite internet service that could bring broadband IoT connectivity to most places on Earth.

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Nvidia launches edge computing platform for AI processing

EGX platform goes to the edge to do as much processing there as possible before sending data upstream to major data centers.

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Study: Most enterprise IoT transactions are unencrypted

A Zscaler report finds 91.5% of IoT communications within enterprises are in plaintext and so susceptible to interference.

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Edge-based caching and blockchain-nodes speed up data transmission

Using a combination of edge-based data caches and blockchain-like distributed networks, Bluzelle claims it can significantly speed up the delivery of data across the globe.

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Experts: Enterprise IoT enters the mass-adoption phase

Dropping hardware prices, 5G boost business internet-of-things deployments; technical complexity encourages partnerships.

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French IT giant Atos enters the edge-computing business

Atos takes a different approach to edge computing with a device called BullSequana Edge that's the size of a suitcase.

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The Traffic Jam Whopper project may be the coolest/dumbest IoT idea ever

With its Traffic Jam Whopper program, Burger King uses real-time internet of things (IoT) data to deliver burgers to drivers stuck in traffic—and it seems to be working.

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Enterprise IoT: Companies want solutions in these 4 areas

Based on customer pain points, PwC identified four areas companies are seeking enterprise solutions for, including energy use and sustainability.

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When IoT systems fail: The risk of having bad IoT data

As the use of internet of things (IoT) devices grows, the data generated can lead to savings for consumers and new opportunities for businesses. But what happens when errors crop up?

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Las Vegas targets transport, public safety with IoT deployments

Improving traffic safety is first on the list for Las Vegas' internet of things (IoT) projects, but the city's director of IT is thinking bigger.

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Top auto makers rely on cloud providers for IoT

AWS, Google Cloud and Azure are starting to sign up major corporate clients for top-to-bottom IoT deals.

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10 Hot IoT security startups to watch

With the internet of things growing unchecked, entrepreneurs are working to build security systems that can protect IoT infrastructure and the data it gathers. Here’s a look at 10 of them.

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Health-care IoT remains challenged by IT concerns, practitioner buy-in

The use of internet of things technology in medicine is fraught with complications that slows widespread implementation

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Vapor IO provides direct, high-speed connections from the edge to AWS

Edge computing startup Vapor IO now offers a direct connection between its edge containers to Amazon Web Services (AWS) via a high-speed fiber network link.

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Robots extend the scope of IoT applications

IoT devices are generally designed to handle specific tasks. Robots need to react to unexpected conditions that their developer may not have anticipated. AI and machine learning help robots deal with such situations.

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IoT roundup: VMware, Nokia beef up their IoT

Everyone wants in on the ground floor of the internet of things, and companies including Nokia, VMware and Silicon Labs are sharpening their offerings in anticipation of further growth.

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