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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.

Smart city market is fastest growing segment of government

The drivers behind smart city tech are fueling a technology market that is expected to hit $775 billion in 2021, as more and more cities around the world look to information and communications technology in creating sustainability.

Your next smart device might come with a 'security rating'

As the Internet of Things proliferates, keeping scores of connected devices secure is going to present a challenge. Since most users don't understand the risks, some experts are proposing devices get a "security score," similar to an energy rating.

Bluetooth sensors used to monitor traffic flow in Danish city

A Danish city is using Bluetooth sensors to detect signals from phones and connected devices inside cars. The information is used to record traffic flow in real-time, enabling officials to identify problem areas in the absence of actual connected cars.

Bluetooth steps up fight against Wi-Fi by adding Mesh Networking

Bluetooth SIG, the organisation behind the Bluetooth standard, has announced the technology now supports mesh networking. The system enables large-scale networks of devices to be set up, letting Bluetooth drive masses of connected "smart" products.

Increasing productivity in farm to table sector with technology

The world's population is expected to reach 9.7 billion people by 2050 and combined with the effects of climate change, our agriculture and food industries are presented with a great many challenges, opening the door to innovation at many levels.

Virtual reality to create an 'Internet of experience' by 2030

Virtual and augmented reality will transform the way in which we consume online content by the year 2030. A new report looking at how emerging technologies will change the future suggested that the web will evolve into the 'Internet of experience.'

Apple launches smart home demos at its retail stores

Apple has started offering demos of its HomeKit suite of smart home devices at its retail stores. The launch of the interactive spaces is designed to encourage adoption of the smart home because most consumers haven't experienced the Internet of Things.

Amazon's Echo Dot leads Prime Day sales

Amazon has announced that its Alexa-powered Echo Dot was the best-selling item during its Prime Day sales bonanza yesterday. The company slashed the price of the smart home device in a bid to increase sales of its connected ecosystem. The effort paid off.

Samsung is planning its own Bixby-powered smart speaker

Samsung is reportedly developing its own smart speaker as it looks towards the smart home. The device will be powered by the company's Bixby assistant and will rival the Amazon Echo, Apple HomePod and Google Home. Development is still ongoing.

Logitech launches Circle 2 smart security camera to rival Nest

Logitech has announced a new household security camera to rival the Nest ecosystem of products. Called the Circle 2 and acting as follow-up to the Logi Circle, Logitech is pitching the device as a peace-of-mind solution to stay in control of your home.

Apple unveils HomePod, its Siri-powered smart speaker

After months of rumours, Apple has officially launched its own smart speaker with Siri built in. Called HomePod, the company has sought to create a fully-fledged rival to Amazon's Echo and the Google Home. It's designed to work with Apple Music.

Samsung's Bixby assistant lands on smart fridges

Samsung is bringing its Bixby digital assistant to its smart Family Hub refrigerators according to reports today. The software update allows you to interact with the fridge using voice commands, a helpful alternative to the touchscreen while cooking.

Amazon unveils its touchscreen Echo Show smart speaker

Amazon has announced its first touchscreen Alexa-powered smart speaker. The Echo Show's display is designed to let Alexa "show" you things like photos and lyrics, rather than communicating solely through voice. Its design could prove divisive.
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