Internet of Things

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HP preps IoT wares to tame energy beasts, like runaway air conditioners

The company aims to build huge IoT systems with carriers, targeting power companies first

Bluetooth starts weaving its mesh for IoT

Low-power Bluetooth devices should get a standard way to organize themselves in networks next year


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Gartner: Makers of things for Internet of things undervalue security

Vendors making devices for the Internet of Things are putting user friendliness and time to market ahead of security, Gartner says

Hitachi buying Pentaho to boost its IoT business

Pentaho's software will provide data analysis in IoT systems Hitachi Data Systems plans to build for vertical industries

FCC to vote on overturning two state laws limiting municipal broadband

Wheeler's proposal would preempt state laws limiting municipal broadband deployment in North Carolina and Tennessee

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Windows for $0? Yes, on a $35 Raspberry Pi -- but there's a catch

Microsoft and the Raspberry Pi Foundation team up to offer Windows 10 for developers of the tinkerer-favorite board

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Build an IoT analytics solution with big data tools

The Internet of things seems futuristic, but real systems are delivering real analytics value today. Here's some real-world IoT advice from the field

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

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