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Are smart cities around the world getting smarter?

According to Trend Micro, soon, smart technologies will be universal. This is, however, just the starter in terms of the types of technologies and potentially life-changing innovations that smart cities promise. These trends are captured in a new report.

Could smart devices use their owners as an energy source?

Smart devices could soon tap their owners as a battery source according to proof-of-concept research from a British university.

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.

'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.

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.

Can you defend the Internet of Things? You could win $25,000

The FTC has announced a $25,000 prize to be awarded to innovators who develop a system that secures smart home devices. It's a response to the critical vulnerabilities found on a monthly basis in modern "smart" Internet of Things (IoT) products.

Android Things wants to make the Internet of Things actually work

Google has unveiled a new operating system aimed specifically at the Internet of Things (IoT). The aptly named "Android Things" is designed to make it easier for connected devices to seamlessly integrate with each other. It also cleans up IoT security.

China testing 5G technology, aims for availability by 2020

China expects to commercialize the use of 5G technology in 2020 as test works are ongoing to come up with the first version.

Op-Ed: The Internet of Things: pushing through the resistance

The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the ever-growing network of physical objects that feature an IP address for internet connectivity, and the communication that occurs between these objects and other Internet-enabled devices and systems.

Gadgets to outnumber humans by 2015

A recent report estimates that within four years the amount of gadgets connected to the Internet will be twice the world's population.

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