Internet of Things

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FTC calls on IoT vendors to protect privacy

The agency recommends a set of best practices, but critics fear the FTC will enforce them as regulations


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Technology adoption crystalizes privacy concerns

Two recent surveys, released respectively by technology giant Microsoft and by a startup in the API space, Restlet, highlight the perception of technology and connected objects by consumers, from their impact on quality of life to the...

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Thrown for a loss: Google Chrome fumbles Apple Handoff

The iOS Chrome browser transfers data to Safari, not Chrome, on your other devices -- raising hopes of a more inclusive Handoff implementation

Google, Facebook, Apple spent record amounts on lobbying in 2014

As many others cut back, a new breed of tech company doubled down on influencing Washington

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Third time's the charm? Canonical tries Ubuntu for IoT

Canonical's slimmed-down version of Ubuntu for IoT development tackles the 'immortality' problem

Thank the cloud for making big data and IoT possible

The ability to analyze massive amounts of data and to connect devices as the Internet of things became a reality when the cloud coalesced

Google shuts down Glass sales to the public, shifts unit to Nest Labs

The move appears to be an attempt to rethink the wearable computer outside Google's X lab

Intel-backed OIC advances in fast-moving IoT standards race

Open-source software for implementing its standard is out as a preview and products are expected to ship this year

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IoT silliness: ‘Headless’ devices without a UI

Many Internet of things devices can be controlled via smartphone only. What could possibly go wrong?

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Java seeks stronghold in networking for Internet of things

The proposed Kona Project would define Java APIs for use on embedded devices

BlackBerry's IoT plans start close to home: cars, asset tracking

The company announced a cloud-based platform for building and managing networks of things

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In 2015, big data will drive the Internet of things

Connected objects are not smart on their own, they only provide value when connected to a backend (often cloud-based) service. The recent advances in big data technologies enables providers of connected objects to deliver high-value...

The hidden economic boom at CES

The show appears to be mostly about novelties or expected tech toys -- unless you look hard enough

IoT groups are like an orchestra tuning up: The music starts in 2016

Multiple industry groups formed in 2014, and there will probably be just as many a year from now

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The power of 2: Liquid computing plus the Internet of things

Brought together, the Internet of things and liquid computing will unlock the next revolution

Google wants you to design the Internet of things

Impatient for the Internet of things, Google is providing seed money for researching new technologies

FoundationDB gears up for the Internet of Things

The latest FoundationDB database is capable of writing more than 14 million records per second

Intel's IoT vision sees far more than chips

The new Intel IoT Platform combines hardware, software, and partnerships designed to help its customers quickly churn out complete systems

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Ho ho no! While you shop this season, beacons will spam you

Marketers have found a new channel to abuse, but it doesn't have to be this way

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