Digital Experience: All eyes on cybersecurity solutions

New York’s plan to ramp up cybersecurity fit in with the overall tone of last night’s Pepcom Digital Experience event, held at the Metropolitan Pavilion in the city, proving that businesses are innovating on all security fronts. Whether it’s a device to protect hackers from getting into your devices, or it’s software to safeguard your … continue reading

Internet of Things gets more attention

As the Internet of Things starts to gain interest from consumers, companies are starting to invest more time and resources into it. IBM just announced a new US$200 million global headquarters for its Watson Internet of Things business in Munich, Germany. “We have reached a tipping point with IoT innovation: We now have over 6,000 … continue reading

Ubuntu releases IoT consumer report, Qualcomm wants in on Google’s Android Things, and Dell EMC joins OpenSDS—SD Times news digest: Dec. 19, 2016

Developers and businesses face many problems when trying to ensure the security of their IoT devices. According to a new report, consumers are at the heart of those IoT security problems. Ubuntu released a survey of 2,000 consumers to understand how they handle their connected devices. The report revealed that 31% of consumers update their … continue reading

IBM, Pfizer collaborate to create Internet of Things system for Parkinson’s disease

As a way to help those who suffer from Parkinson’s disease, and to learn how the disease progresses in patients, IBM and the pharmaceutical company Pfizer are collaborating to create an experimental Internet of Things system to monitor patients and change how clinicians deliver care to them. Approximately 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease … continue reading

Mozilla announces Firefox OS and connected devices decisions, the latest Apache Mesos release, and GitHub addresses January incident—SD Times digest: Feb. 4, 2016

After the December announcement made by Mozilla’s senior vice president of connected devices, Ari Jaaksi, Mozilla shared its decisions about Firefox OS, with changes to Marketplace, foxfooding, and the product innovation process. Mozilla will be focusing on exploring new product innovations in Internet of Things, according to an e-mail that was shared to the Firefox … continue reading

Nim e-book now available, Google and Movidius team up on deep learning, and creating a Twitter bot with Node.js—SD Times news digest: Jan. 28, 2016

“Nim in Action,” a book about the Nim programming language, is now available. The book introduces the Nim programming language, teaching programmers how to write native software applications and libraries, Web applications, embedded device software, and programs that communicate over the Internet. It explains hands-on examples of how to write test, debug, document and package … continue reading

Princeton tries to find out if your IoT devices are safe

Security is one of the biggest hurdles to jump over in the Internet of Things movement, and researchers want to know if recently implemented devices made it over. Researchers from Princeton’s Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP) investigated the most popular IoT devices to get a better sense of the state of smart devices. The … continue reading

Reemo grants developers the power of gesture control

As homes get “smarter” and fill up with more connected devices, one startup is betting on gesture control as a natural way to manage a true Internet of Things. Reemo is a Minneapolis-based startup developing a wrist-worn watch and software platform for developers to integrate gesture controls into connected devices and applications. This month the … continue reading

Analyst Watch: Smartphones are about to become obsolete

We go through technology cycles, and often things that are incredibly popular evaporate over time. Eight-track tape players gave way to cassettes, which gave way to iPods, which gave way to iPhones and iPads. You might recall products like the Motorola Razr that folks lusted for, but that entire class of phone is largely gone … continue reading

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