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Samsung offers 'retail-as-a-service' rentable IoT pop-up store

Samsung's announced a connected pop-up store solution that will be available for retailers to rent. Retailers will be able to hire a "Connected Space" when they want a pop-up brick-and-mortar location "infused" with data collection and analysis functions.

Microsoft not giving up on Cortana, announces new devices

Digital assistants have been one of the most prominent technologies at this year's CES, with Alexa and Google Assistant appearing in new devices. Microsoft announced today it's still interested in assistance too, promising several new Cortana devices.

LG's robot for 'connected life' refuses to talk on-stage

LG's CES press conference was derailed by its Cloi robot which ignored verbal commands. Cloi is supposed to act as a hub for LG's new range of smart home devices. The incident has resurfaced concerns that IoT development may be progressing too quickly.

Iota, a different kind of cryptocoin

IOTA stands for "Internet of Things Application". The platform is designed to provide secure communications and payments between all the different items on the Internet of Things (IoT). The name also relates to small things communicating within the IoT.

Developing a green business with the Internet of Things

The possibilities presented by the Internet of Things can lead to a low carbon economy, according to a recent report. This presents opportunities for the telecom sector to contribute to business growth and a lower environmental impact.

How the Internet of Things is starting to disrupt telecoms

The Internet of Things is is forecast to add $14 trillion of economic value to the global economy by 2030. This presents opportunities for the telecoms sector. In embracing these challenges partnership models will become more common.

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.

How the Internet of Things is disrupting insurance

New technologies are influencing the shape of the insurance sector. This ranges from smart burglar alarms to big data analytics to offer ‘micro-insurance’ solutions. Another area is with connected devices.

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.

'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.

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.

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.

Internet of Battlefield Things starts to take shape

The U.S. Army has outlined plans for Internet of Battlefield Things, taking the advantages of connectivity developed for the home, via systems like Amazon Echo, into the warzone.

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.

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.

'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.

Internet of Things grows, as does cycbersecurity risks

The latest Verizon's State of the Market: Internet of Things report highlights a series of cybersecurity concerns as more and more devices become connected.

UK's £11bn 'smart meter' rollout needs 'rethink,' say researchers

The UK's ambitious rollout of "smart" energy meters is a long way off achieving its targets, according to researchers studying the program. The aim to get a connected meter into every house has been held back by consumer resistance and device problems.

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.

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.

Reducing food waste through the Industrial Internet of Things

World hunger is a major concern and one set to become ever more pressing as the world's population expands. Reducing food waste, through the use of connected technology, can help to address the problem.

Cisco's revenue declined for seven quarters — is it rebound time?

Cisco posted a seventh consecutive quarter of declining revenue this week, but many analysts are looking past the the losing streak and pointing to the first signs of a comeback.

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.

How the Internet of Things will shape healthcare

The Internet of Things is becoming more widespread, from home to workplace. The impact in healthcare has been slower, but the digital possibilities for health are considerable. We review five key topics.

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.

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.
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Intel plans to use bots to drive the next retail transformation
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The Internet of Things is growing rapidly.
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Intel plans to use bots to drive the next retail transformation
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