Topic: iot

The mobile threat landscape, Microsoft Band SDK Preview, and an IoT starter kit—SD Times news digest: Feb. 24, 2015

Intel Security recently released its McAfee Labs Threats Report, which revealed that mobile app developers are failing to patch their applications, leaving users vulnerable to hack attacks. The report tested the 25 most popular apps on Carnegie Mellon University’s Computer Emergency Response Team’s (CERT) September list of mobile apps possessing login credential risks and found … continue reading

Hitachi to acquire Big Data analytics company Pentaho

Japanese enterprise technology company Hitachi has announced its plans to acquire Big Data analytics company Pentaho. Hitachi will add Pentaho’s open-source Big Data deployment platform to its portfolio, eventually merging Pentaho’s Big Data analysis and machine-learning capabilities into its Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) products. According to Hitachi’s announcement, the company’s plans for a shared analytics … continue reading

Windows 10 for Raspberry Pi 2, Microsoft’s Cloud Platform road map, and Google’s Security Reward Programs—SD Times news digest: Feb. 2, 2015

The Raspberry Pi Foundation recently announced Raspberry Pi 2 is now on sale, and it will be offering a Raspberry Pi 2-compatible version of Windows 10 free of charge. Windows 10 for Raspberry Pi 2 marks an expansion of Microsoft’s Windows Developer Program for the Internet of Things, according to Microsoft. “With the Windows for … continue reading

FTC’s IoT report, VoltDB 5.0, and open-source code searching tool—SD Times news digest: Jan. 28, 2014

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently released a report urging companies to take concrete steps in order to protect Internet of Things’ (IoT) privacy and security. According to the FTC, the rise of Internet-connected devices poses huge security risks that could undermine consumer confidence. The report features a number of IoT best practices such as … continue reading

Apache Falcon graduates to Top-Level Project, Canonical announces Ubuntu Core for IoT, Facebook open-sources AI tools for Torch—SD Times news digest: Jan. 20, 2015

The Apache Software Foundation has announced that Apache Falcon has graduated from the Apache Incubator to a Top-Level Project. Falcon is a data processing and management solution for Apache Hadoop with a focus on data motion, data discovery, coordination of data pipelines, and life-cycle management. “Apache Falcon solves a very important and critical problem in … continue reading

Intel’s OIC reveals Internet of Things connectivity framework

Organizations have been working toward the concept of the Internet of Everything, a world were the Internet of Things (IoT) devices connect with other devices. To move closer to that goal, Intel’s Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC) unveiled a preview of IoTivity, an open-source software framework designed to provide connectivity for IoT devices. “The ability for … continue reading

Developers are rethinking user experience for IoT, survey reveals

This year will be the year the Internet of Things (IoT) makes it big, according to one survey, and with the Internet of Things will come a new world of user experience. Embarcadero Technologies has released the results from its Software for the Internet of Things Developer Survey, which revealed that three out of four … continue reading

BlackBerry BBM for Android Wear, the Eye Tribe’s SDK for Android, and KitKat is cramping Lollipop’s uptake—SD Times news digest: Jan. 8, 2015

BlackBerry is jumping into the wearables space. The company just announced BBM support for a wide range of Android Wear wearable devices. “The integration of BBM to support wearable technology is just one way we’re expanding the capabilities of our portfolio and delivering exciting options for customers to easily access BlackBerry’s cross-platform technologies,” said Herman … continue reading

iRobot Create 2, Intel’s Internet of Things, Ubuntu Core, Qt 5.4, and more—SD Times news digest: Dec. 10, 2014

iRobot has unveiled a new robot designed for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. Based off the company’s Roomba, Create 2 features a preassembled robot platform to give educators, students and developers an affordable source to learn the fundamentals of robotics, computer science and engineering. “As a global leader in robotics technology, iRobot believes … continue reading

IDC’s Top 10 technology predictions for 2015

As the year comes to a close, it’s the season of analyst firms looking ahead at the year to come in technology. Not to be confused with Gartner’s Top 10 strategic technology trends for 2015, market intelligence firm IDC has released its own future forecast: “IDC Worldwide Predictions 2015: Accelerating Innovation on the 3rd Platform.” … continue reading

Google’s reCAPTCHA, Sony’s computer system hack and Samsung’s DeepSort algorithm—SD Times news digest: Nov. 26, 2014

Google has released reCAPTCHA, a free service to protect websites from spam and automated malware breaches. reCAPTCHA uses a risk-analysis engine and adaptive CAPTCHAs to recognize when a human user or a bot is attempting to access a site, and it learns as CAPTCHAs are solved to digitize text, annotate images and build machine-learning datasets. … continue reading

castAR, Android Studio, Semantic UI 1.0, and an IoT kit for Raspberry Pi—SD Times news digest: Nov. 24, 2014

It has been a little more than a year since castAR raised US$1 million on Kickstarter for its augmented reality glasses, and now the company is finally ready to start shipping its first pair. The glasses will be shipped to early castAR backers. In addition, Technical Illusions, the company that developed castAR, will be in … continue reading

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