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Apple patches HomeKit flaw that let hackers unlock smart devices

Apple's released a temporary patch for a serious security issue affecting its HomeKit IoT ecosystem. A security researcher discovered hackers could tamper with devices externally, allowing them to open smart locks and control other smart home components.

Botnet of 100,000 routers could unleash cyberattack at any moment

A botnet of 100,000 home broadband routers is lying dormant and could be activated at any time, according to a security researcher. A new strain of the virulent IoT malware Mirai is being used to amass devices, perhaps in preparation for a major attack.

Telecoms and finance lead digital transformation strategies

The telecoms and finance industries are leading the charge towards digital transformation, according to a study of digital strategies at thousands of enterprises.

Internet of Things predictions for 2018, ready for business

The market data company Forrester Research has put together a list of Internet of Things (IoT) predictions for 2018. The new findings show the increasing impact that connected technology is having upon businesses.

GE's smart lights can now integrate with Alexa, Google Assistant

GE has announced an update to its smart lights range, C by GE. The company's expanding the system with a network-connected hub that adds Wi-Fi connectivity. The lights can be controlled by digital assistants including Alexa and Google Assistant.

Cisco: 75% of IoT projects are failing due to lack of expertise

Three quarters of Internet of Things device implementations are failing due to a lack of expertise, according to networks giant Cisco. The company found that businesses are struggling to find IoT talent to put their forward-thinking plans into action.

DAQRI launches its professional AR smart glasses

DAQRI has commenced worldwide shipping of its augmented reality smart glasses aimed at workplace users. The company's aiming to be one of the first to pioneer AR applications in work environments. It wants to help employees solve complex products.

Salesforce and Google unite to help enterprises unlock their data

Salesforce and Google have announced a new joint partnership intended to help customers utilise the cloud in their business. The firms have integrated several of their products together, creating new "collaborative experiences" for companies in the cloud.

Tenfold investment boom in digital transformation of energy firms

Investments in AI and big data within the energy sector are up tenfold over last year, according to a new report assessing technology's impact on the industry. Despite being constrained by their scale, energy companies are starting to digitally transform.

'Invasive' Amazon Key rejected by 60 percent of Prime members

Amazon launched its new in-home delivery service Key today. The smart lock system lets drivers place items inside your house, potentially compromising privacy. It's exclusive to Prime members but a survey has found 60 percent of people are not interested.

WorkTech conference highlights advantages of changing workspaces

Corporate real estate (CRE), like every other industry, is undergoing a massive transformation. Speakers and attendees at the WorkTech17 conference in Toronto focussed on the technological and cultural changes that are affecting the industry.

Salesforce launches service to let anyone get started with IoT

Salesforce has announced a new IoT platform meant to make it easier for inexperienced businesses to utilise the technology. Salesforce myIoT has an easy-to-use point-and-click interface that helps developers connect, configure and leverage IoT devices.

Chevron and Microsoft create 'digital core' for fuel business

Chevron has announced a partnership with Microsoft that will see the company use cloud tech and the Internet of Things to streamline its business. The company intends to digitize oilfields around a cloud-based core, giving it more data insights.

Ubuntu 17.10 delivers new desktop and cloud enhancements

Canonical has launched Ubuntu 17.10, a significant milestone for the Linux OS. On the desktop, Ubuntu now comes with GNOME preinstalled by default, replacing Canonical's own Unity experience. There's also changes aimed at developers working in the cloud.

Samsung announces plans to 'democratise' the Internet of Things

Samsung launched several new Internet of Things services this week during the company's annual Developer Conference. The company said it wants to enable "connected, seamless experiences" to assist consumers, including voice control and augmented reality.

Apple and GE partnership puts industrial IoT on the iPhone

Apple and GE have announced a partnership that will see GE's Predix industrial IoT platform land on iOS. Developers will be able to build industrial IoT services that can run on the iPhone and iPad, offering a way to access analytics from iOS devices.

Amazon's Alexa gets smarter with new custom lists

Amazon has announced it's improving one of Alexa's most popular features by adding support for custom lists. Alexa currently helps you manage your to-do list and shopping list. The assistant can now also keep track of other items you need to remember.

Firms allocate bigger IT budgets as interest in AI and IoT mounts

IT department budgets are set to increase in 2018 as firms dedicate resources to experimenting with AI and the Internet of Things. The drive towards the digital economy, automation and cloud-based analytics is leading businesses to prioritise IT spending.

Dell to invest $1 billion in the Internet of Things

Dell has announced a $1 billion commitment to the Internet of Things under a new strategy that will see the creation of a dedicated IoT division. The spending will be allocated over three years to research in connected edge devices and machine learning.

Digital transformation spending to soar in 2018

85 percent of business executives will allocate up to a quarter of their total budget to digital transformation in 2018. Firms are spending record amounts on digital despite seeing variable results. Almost half of firms are still struggling to get ahead.

Intel unveils software platform that automates IoT deployments

Intel has announced an IoT deployment solution to make it easier for operators to bring devices online. The company said that launching new networks is too costly, time-consuming and risky, warning that the entire industry is at risk of stagnation.

Amazon's Echo family advances the smart home but risks confusion

Amazon has launched a new line of Alexa smart speakers in a surprise event. The devices include a redesigned "Echo Plus" and the all-new Echo Spot. Analysts have said the devices will help to usher in home automation but the range could cause confusion.

'Critical need' for IoT experts who can mine digital data

The increasing prevalence of IoT in manufacturing is driving demand for people capable of translating data streams into actionable insights. A new report has found IoT helps businesses be more efficient but fully utilising the tech can be challenging.

Using the IoT in flood management can save lives

In the past month, we have seen multiple examples of the damage flooding can do to a community, regardless of its size. These events have fueled the drive to develop better technologies to predict and alert officials to flooding dangers.

ARM explains how it'll get one trillion IoT devices online

IoT is expected to explode over the next decade as growing numbers of connected devices come online. This poses challenges across several domains, ranging from security and networking to trust. ARM recently explained how it's tackling the issues.

Cyberattack risk grows as businesses embrace IoT

The Internet of Things is gaining momentum as businesses aim to get ahead in the race to digital. The rush to adopt IoT tech is raising the cyberattack risk. Often, IoT devices are poorly secured and inadequately maintained, turning them into targets.

8 billion Bluetooth devices at risk of attack

Security researchers have discovered a flaw in Bluetooth that leaves almost every Bluetooth-enabled device vulnerable. It gives the attacker the ability to run malicious code. It's an example of what could go wrong with the Internet of Things.

John Deere advancing machine learning in agriculture sector

Last week, John Deere, the 180-year-old company known for its iconic green tractors, acquired Blue River Technology, a Sunnyvale, California-based startup that has already become a leader in applying machine learning to agriculture.

Op-Ed: GE learns that IoT doesn't scale as it rethinks digital strategy

GE faced troubles last week as its stock slipped amid concerns its digital transformation isn't paying off. GE is finding it can't scale industrial IoT, its most important emerging service. This demonstrates the trend towards specialised platforms.

Free hands-free Wi-Fi calling comes to Google Home

Google has announced it's rolling out free calling to Google Home users in the U.S. and Canada. You can start calls using Google Assistant, letting you keep in touch with friends and family while you work. The recipient will not see your number though.
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