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Content tagged with IoT posted in February 2016
Microsoft HoloLens Development Edition Available For Pre-Order
News  |  2/29/2016
Microsoft kicked off its HoloLens Development Edition pre-orders Monday, as it moves one step closer to expanding the ecosystem for the augmented reality device.
Raspberry Pi 3 Offers New Chip, Bluetooth, WiFi For $35
News  |  2/29/2016
The Raspberry Pi Foundation, the UK-based microcomputer specialist, is marking its fourth anniversary on Feb. 29 with the release of the Raspberry Pi 3, which offers new features, including Bluetooth and WiFi capabilities. The foundation is also keeping the price at $35.
10 IoT Development Best Practices For Success
Slideshows  |  2/29/2016
IoT development is more than embedded programming and more than enterprise application building. Here are 10 things you should know about building applications that require a bit of everything.
MWC 2016 Paves Path For Connected Cars
Commentary  |  2/28/2016
Autonomous and connected cars were spotlighted at this year's Mobile World Congress. With 44 million of these vehicles expected to hit the road by 2030, tech companies such as Nokia Networks and Qualcomm are joining car manufacturers to roll out state-of-the-art features.
Apple Should Have Same Confidentiality Rights As Attorneys, Priests
Commentary  |  2/27/2016
Technology companies know more about us than our loved ones, attorneys, or priests. To balance the availability of that information in matters of public safety, businesses should have a limited exemption from being required to provide such information.
Smartphones, 5G, VR Trump Wearables, Tablets At MWC 2016
Commentary  |  2/26/2016
Talk about smartphones, the rush to 5G, and virtual reality dominated Mobile World Congress this year. That meant that wearables and tablets had to take a back seat this time around.
How Storytelling Makes Robots, AI More Human
News  |  2/26/2016
Researchers are using storytelling to teach a robot how to be more ethical and potentially put to rest fears of dangerous artificial intelligence agents taking over the world.
Apple Claims FBI iPhone Cracking Demands Are Unconstitutional
News  |  2/26/2016
Apple argues in a court filing that the government is asking for "boundless" power in its bid to get the company to help the FBI unlock an iPhone used by one of the shooters in the San Bernardino terrorist attack.
Asus Settles FTC Charges, Agrees To 20 Years Of Supervision
News  |  2/24/2016
Asus has settled charges leveled against it by the FTC. The agency accused the router maker of putting the home networks of "hundreds of thousands of consumers" at risk. The company has agreed to 20 years of supervision.
Intel, AT&T Agree To Test LTE-Connected Drones
News  |  2/23/2016
Drones connected to LTE will be able to fly farther and more securely, opening new business use-cases. Intel and AT&T are working together to make this happen.
Zuckerberg Hits MWC To Talk Drones, AI, VR
News  |  2/22/2016
In his keynote address at Mobile World Congress, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg shared his vision of how drones could be used to deliver Internet services to poor populations, and talked about the future of Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence.
Samsung, LG And HTC Launch VR Offerings At MWC
News  |  2/22/2016
Virtual reality headsets and devices fell into sharp focus at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, with several smartphone makers unveiling their latest move into the VR sector.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Lacks Wow Factor
Commentary  |  2/22/2016
Samsung pulled an Apple. Rather than impress with brand-new designs, Samsung recycled last year's models with a few added features in the much hyped Galaxy S7.
Wearable Tech Finds Its Style
Commentary  |  2/22/2016
A new generation of wearable fitness devices is focused on style, for those who want it, and on convenience, as in built into shoes or earbuds.
Tim Cook Vs. FBI: Why Apple Is Fighting The Good Fight
Commentary  |  2/21/2016
A court has told Apple to compromise an iPhone owned by one of the shooters in the December San Bernardino attack that killed 14 people. But Apple should not be required to enlist in the war on bad things.
Cyber-Security: The Best Plan Of Action To Keep Your Data Safe
News  |  2/18/2016
Like a perverse iteration of Newton's third law, every clever cyber-attack action is always followed by an equally clever reaction from the organization targeted. Is that enough to keep your data safe?
2016 InformationWeek Elite 100 Finalists Revealed
News  |  2/17/2016
We're delighted to announce the 100 companies who made the cut as finalists for the 2016 InformationWeek Elite 100. Final rankings and Best In Show winners will be revealed at this year's InformationWeek Elite 100 Conference in May.
6 Drones Designed To Do Good
Slideshows  |  2/16/2016
From a drone that can detect and immediately repair oil, gas, chemical, or water pipeline leaks, to an autonomous underwater drone that helps survey coral reefs, here's a look at the winners and finalists of the recent UAE Drones for Good competition.
Mobile Apps Drive Car Rentals, But Not Sales
Commentary  |  2/15/2016
The days of teenagers anxiously awaiting the moment they get their driver's license are long over. Now, a ride on demand and even a car delivered to your door is just a mobile app away. It's a major shift in the auto industry.
AT&T Plans 5G Technology Tests Later This Year
News  |  2/13/2016
AT&T is planning to test super speedy 5G technologies by the end of the year in homes and offices in Austin. The 5G testing comes at a time when data-hogging video that can slow networks down accounts for more than half of the data traffic on AT&T's networks.
Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100: Dedicated Processor For Wearables
Commentary  |  2/11/2016
Qualcomm's newly released Snapdragon Wear 2100 is a new processor platform that will power the next generation of Android Wear smart devices. The chipmaker also detailed new platforms for smartphones and tablets.
Microsoft, HCL Partner For IoT Incubation Center
News  |  2/11/2016
Microsoft and HCL Technologies are building an incubation hub to use the Azure IoT Suite for enterprise adoption of IoT across verticals.
IoT Next Surveillance Frontier, Says US Spy Chief
News  |  2/10/2016
US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper delivers chilling remarks regarding the Internet of Things, noting there may come a day when spy agencies may tap into IoT for surveillance, network access, and more.
Apache Spark Ignites Big Data Adoption
News  |  2/10/2016
Apache Spark is among the Hadoop ecosystem technologies acting as catalysts for broader adoption of big data infrastructure. Now, Looker -- a vendor of business intelligence software -- has announced support for Spark and other Hadoop technologies. The goal? To speed up access to the data that fuels business decision making.
IoT Reality: Smart Homes Not Smart Enough Yet
Commentary  |  2/10/2016
The Internet of Things needs standardization and easier programming options. Until then, the promise of IoT for consumers remains unfulfilled.
MIT's Eyeriss GPU Could Transform IoT, AI
News  |  2/9/2016
MIT researchers have developed a GPU called Eyeriss that could enable algorithms to run locally and instantly, instead of sending raw data into the cloud. This means that a future version of Siri could get you answers much faster.
Mozilla To Kill Firefox OS For Smartphones, Shift Focus To IoT
News  |  2/6/2016
Mozilla announces plans to cancel support and development on Firefox OS for smartphones in order to shift efforts to connected devices and the Internet of Things.
Android Wear 1.4 Update Expands Hands-Free Functions
Commentary  |  2/5/2016
The latest version of Android Wear -- Wear 1.4 -- makes it possible to navigate smartwatches with new wrist gestures, and make calls thanks to added speaker support. The update is rolling out over the next few weeks.
SAP Uses Super Bowl 50 To Test Data Visualization, UX
News  |  2/5/2016
SAP's Fan Energy Zone in San Francisco's Super Bowl 50 celebrations is a giant test case in how users create, share, and process data in real-time.
Cisco Bets Big On IoT With $1.4 B Jasper Buy
News  |  2/5/2016
Cisco is acquiring Jasper Technologies, developer of an Internet of Things cloud platform, for $1.4 billion. The move further pushes Cisco toward its transformation into a software company.
Amazon Echo Now Plays Spotify, Orders Domino's Pizza
Commentary  |  2/4/2016
Alexa's new powers mean you can't ask for a better Super Bowl party companion than the Amazon Echo. The AI-powered device now plays music from Spotify and orders you pizza from Domino's.
Apple Steps Up Visits To Stanford University VR Lab
News  |  2/3/2016
In yet another sign its interest in virtual reality is growing, Apple is stepping up its frequency in visiting Stanford University's virtual reality lab. The move comes as the iPhone maker is amassing a large team to tackle virtual reality to play catch-up to Facebook and Microsoft.
Fitbit, Other Fitness Trackers Leak Personal Data: Study
Commentary  |  2/3/2016
Odds are pretty high that your wearable is spilling personal data all over the place, says a new study. But the Apple Watch may be the exception.
NASA Denies Hackers Hijacked Its Drone
News  |  2/2/2016
The space agency insists AnonSec didn't commandeer a NASA Global Hawk drone, but it's still looking into claims its network was hacked.
Comic: Augmented Profits
Commentary  |  2/2/2016
Sometimes there is a fine line between augmented reality and alternate reality.
Bring Your Own Smartwatch: Mobility Management Vendors Prepare
News  |  2/1/2016
How long will it take before IT organizations are tasked with enabling and securing smartwatches? Good Technology and AirWatch, two enterprise mobility management companies, are already preparing their respective platforms for such demands.
Apple May Lose Biggest Company Title To Google Parent Alphabet
Commentary  |  2/1/2016
Apple first captured the title of the world's largest company when its market capitalization exceeded that of Exxon Mobil in 2011. But now, the iPhone maker is poised to see its title ripped away by another tech titan -- Google's parent company Alphabet.
10 Productivity Tools To Help You Win At Work
Slideshows  |  2/1/2016
There is no shortage of productivity tools -- some great, some not so great -- to help you get the job done. Life's too short to use bad software. Here are 10 tools to make online life better.


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