Internet of Things

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LTE speeds outpace home internet with new Qualcomm and Intel modems

With every new generation of smartphone, LTE connections get faster. That's because the devices have faster modems that can transfer data at unprecedented download speeds.

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ARM buys Mistbase and NextG-Com to extend its reach in IoT

Chip designer ARM has a new strategy for the internet of things: offer complete solutions "from application software to antenna."

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Intel's mobile future is in blazing modems as it buries Atom failure

Intel passed on the opportunity to make chips for the first iPhone, and in May discontinued Atom smartphone chips after wasting billions trying to get them in handsets. The chip company instead started building a new mobile identity...

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Intel takes on IoT complexity with carrier-approved boards

Intel is launching a program to provide IoT device boards that have been pre-certified by mobile operators.

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Add Bluetooth 5 to Raspberry Pi 3 or create gadgets with this new chip

Qualcomm crams new wireless technologies -- Bluetooth Low Energy 5, OpenThread, and ZigBee 3.0 -- on a new chipset.

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Adding data to toothbrushes, MRI machines

From toothbrushes to high-end medical imaging equipment, Philips is offering its consumer and business customers access to more data through Internet of Things-type sensors.

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AT&T plans a national IoT network with LTE-M by midyear

AT&T is accelerating its rollout of LTE-M, an IoT network that’s being used to track shipping containers and pallets, monitor water use and connect fleets to the internet.

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IBM's wearables hub could get you out of the hospital faster

Researchers at IBM have developed a hub for wearables that can gather information from multiple devices and share it with a doctor, potentially cutting down on the time patients need to spend in a hospital.

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On land and in space, IoT networks can now cover the planet

At Mobile World Congress later this month, Nokia will show off what it calls WING (worldwide IoT network grid), a virtual global infrastructure that may include multiple carrier networks and satellite systems

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Ford to invest $1B in A.I. startup toward self-driving cars

Ford plans to invest $1 billion over the next five years in Argo AI, an artificial intelligence startup that will help develop a virtual driver system for the automaker’s autonomous vehicle coming in 2021.

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U.S. chipmaker plans new factory in China

GlobalFoundries will open a new factory in Chengdu, China, to make inexpensive chips for wireless devices.

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Windows Trojan hacks into embedded devices to install Mirai

Attackers have started to use Windows and Android malware to hack into embedded devices, dispelling the belief that if such devices are not directly exposed to the Internet they're less vulnerable.

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Low-power IoT networks go global with a satellite backbone

Inmarsat says it’s built the first global IoT network by combining land-based, low-power networks with its mesh of communications satellites, bringing data connections to things like cattle in Australia and reservoirs in Malaysia.

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AT&T, IBM, Nokia join to make IoT systems safer

Some big players in security and the internet of things, including AT&T and Nokia, are joining forces to solve problems that they say make IoT vulnerable in many areas.

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As IoT sales surge, consumers still lead the way

There will be 8.4 billion IoT devices in use at the end of 2017, up 31 percent from the end of 2016, Gartner said.

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Kansas City rolls out online map using traffic, parking data from sensors

One of the trickiest parts of proving the value of emerging smart city technology is showing how city residents could benefit from data being picked up by sensors located on light poles and along streets.

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Ransomware soars in 2016, while malware declines

A global cyberthreat report found that 2016 was a mixed bag: malware was down slightly, but ransomware attacks soared, up 167 times the number recorded in 2015.

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Dead men may tell no tales, but IoT devices do

Real privacy laws are needed in the U.S., and now more than ever with the advent of the IoT.

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