How to keep kids safe from unsecure IoT devices and toys

The world of Internet-connected devices targeted at children is a magical one. Toy dinosaurs can learn and communicate with a growing child, teddy bears can transmit messages overseas to military parents, and talking dolls can communicate with children via speech recognition software. But this connectedness comes with a price. Recent hacks on IoT toys are … continue reading

Guest View: Bringing electronics engineers into the agile development era

Agile development has been the norm across web and backend development for the last few years. No web developer could withstand the idea of deploy and forget, and no user would withstand a stale website. The benefits of agile development are well understood, faster iterations mean better quality of service for end users, security, and … continue reading

Greenwave Systems Unveils Edge Analytics Integration for VxWorks

Greenwave Systems, Inc. the global managed services and Internet of Things (IoT) software leader, announced a collaboration with Wind River to deliver its AXON Predict engine for Wind River’s VxWorks real-time operating system (RTOS) developer community. By leveraging AXON Predict, developers will be able to capitalize on a valuable market opportunity with a customized analytics … continue reading

Strata + Hadoop World: MapR Edge, Zaloni Data Lake in a Box, and Dell EMC Ready Bundle for Hortonworks Hadoop

At the conference, MapR announced MapR Edge, a new solution to drive processing and analytics close to the edge. It captures, processes and analyzes data from Internet of Things devices and provides secure local processing, quick aggregation of insights, and the ability to push intelligence back to the edge. “Our customers have pioneered the use … continue reading

Intel to acquire Mobileye, Governor Cuomo’s tech fund, and Open-Silicon’s new IoT Gateway SoC Platform—SD Times news digest: March 13, 2017

Intel is acquiring Mobileye so it can continue to further accelerate the future of autonomous driving. Intel will acquire Mobileye, a company that specializes in the development of computer vision and machine learning, for an equity value of approximately US$15.3 billion and an enterprise value of US$14.7 billion. “By pooling together our infrastructure and resources, … continue reading

Raspberry Pi Zero W, Mozilla acquires Pocket, and Ansible Tower 3.1—SD Times news digest: Feb. 28, 2017

Raspberry Pi is celebrating its fifth birthday with a new variant of Raspberry Pi Zero. The organization announced the Raspberry Pi Zero W with wireless LAN and Bluetooth. Zero W aims to fix problems in the last variant by integrating more functionality into its core. It features the Cypress CYW43438 wireless chip for 802.11n wireless … 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

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

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

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

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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