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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

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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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Tech companies form Global Virtual Reality Association, Bluetooth 5 now available, and 2016 IoT Hackathon winners announced—SD Times news digest: Dec. 8, 2016

Some top technology companies are teaming up in order to expand virtual reality’s reach. Acer/Starbreeze, Facebook Google, HTC, Samsung and Sony have formed the Global Virtual Reality Association (GVRA). Together, they will work on developing and sharing best practices for the industry. “The GVRA is a necessary first step toward ensuring great VR experiences for … continue reading

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Facebook releases AI educational videos, PHP hits 7.1.0, and Software AG acquires Zementis—SD Times news digest: Dec. 2, 2016

Society often has a misconception on what AI really is and what it can do thanks to movies like “The Terminator” and “Wall-E.” Facebook wants to change that perception with a series of educational videos designed to make artificial intelligence easier to understand. “AI is going to bring major shifts in society through developments in … continue reading

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Amazon re:Invent: Amazon reveals AWS Snowmobile, introduces new AWS software

Amazon customers are constantly looking to move data (and lots of it), which is why the company used this year’s Amazon re:Invent conference to extend the capabilities of Snowball, a device that allows customers to move 50 terabytes of data out of data centers and into the AWS cloud. After last year’s announcement of Snowball, … continue reading

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What’s in store for the next generation of the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is already in the works with smartcars, smart thermostats and smart refrigerators already in consumers’ homes. However, experts say this is only the first wave of the Internet of Things, and a new generation of intelligent devices is still to come. In October, Gartner released its Top 10 strategic technology … continue reading

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