Harriet Green, Global Head of Watson IoT (left) and Ilse Aigner, Bavarian State Minister of Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology. Photo by IBM.

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

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Android Things Developer Preview 2, ResNeXt, Nokia WING, Rust 1.15.1—SD Times news digest: Feb. 10, 2017

Google has announced the second developer preview of Android Things, the company’s Internet of Things solution for building connected devices with Android. The latest preview includes new features and bug fixes. “Now any Android developer can quickly build a smart device using Android APIs and Google services, while staying highly secure with updates direct from … continue reading

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Dynatrace UFO ensures DevOps teams don’t abduct problems

Dynatrace has announced the release of UFOs: a spaceship status alert system designed to help teams get a better look into their deployment pipelines. UFOs are 3D printed Internet of Things devices designed to increase quality awareness, improve collaboration, and highlight problems. “The whole ethos of DevOps is based on collaborating and sharing, so we … continue reading

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IDC: IoT spending to reach $1.29 trillion in 2020

The Internet of Things is gaining more interest, and the spending is there to prove it. International Data Corporation (IDC) released an update to its Worldwide Semiannual Internet of Things Spending Guide report, which predicted IoT spending will reach US$1.29 trillion in 2020. The industries that will make the biggest investments in IoT include manufacturing, … continue reading

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Announcements, gizmos and gadgets from CES 2017: Day 1

The new year is off to a good start, especially for fans of the latest and greatest in gadgets. The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas kicked off today, debuting the latest computers, smartphones, and other innovative electronics like virtual reality glasses and Alexa-related technologies. SD Times looked at some of the popular … continue reading

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Google’s Grumpy, FTC launches IoT challenge, and Apteligent open-sources its Xamarin SDK—SD Times news digest: Jan. 5, 2017

Google has put work into running its millions of lines of Python code, and those efforts have now turned into Grumpy: a new experimental Python runtime for Go. Grumpy translates Python code into Go programs, and it supports Google’s Python codebase. It is meant to be a drop-in replacement runtime for pure Python projects, according … continue reading

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Qualcomm and Verizon introduce a new IoT initiative

Qualcomm and Verizon are starting 2017 off with a new focus and initiative for the Internet of Things. The companies announced the ThingSpace-ready modules from Quectel and Teli using Qualcomm’s MDM9206 category M1 LTE modem. (ThingSpace is Verizon’s IoT platform for developing connected apps.) Qualcomm’s modem will be pre-integrated and tested in ThingSpace and enable … continue reading

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What’s on the horizon for 2017

John Schroeder, executive chairman and founder of MapR AI is now back in mainstream discussions, and is the umbrella buzzword for machine intelligence, machine learning, neural networks, and cognitive computing. Why is AI a rejuvenated trend? The three V’s come to mind: Velocity, Variety and Volume. Platforms that can process the three V’s with modern … continue reading

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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

William Blum (right) and Cheick Omar Keita (left) discuss the architecture of Springfield. (Photograph by Scott Eklund/Red Box Pictures)

Microsoft takes on next-generation solutions

Microsoft is preparing for the future with announcements this week pertaining to a new chatbot, more details about Project Springfield, and some revelations about Cortana. Cortana is Microsoft’s personal digital assistant currently available on Windows desktop and mobile devices as well as Windows Holographic and Xbox. In a WinHEC presentation by Carla Forester, a principal … continue reading

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Google previews new Android Internet of Things platform

The Internet of Things phenomenon has businesses looking for new opportunities to innovate, and Google is no exception. The company recently announced two new updates to help developers build smarter and more connected devices: Android Things, and an update to the Weave platform. “The Internet of Things will bring computing to a whole new range … continue reading

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