It is argued that the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) will be the largest driver of economic growth and employment in the next decade, generating new revenue streams and markets for companies across all industrial sectors. The IIoT is already here however, with more and more companies adopting smart, connected products and solutions to their existing systems. These solutions offer new opportunities for functionality, reliability and new capabilities that disrupt traditional value chains, and have led to manufacturers across all sectors to rethink the way they do things.
This morning, the Copyright Office decided which of your own devices are legal to investigate, modify, and hack—bringing a close to our year-long saga of legal gunslinging, negotiating, fact finding, hearings, and deliberating over US copyright law.
DIGITALLY CONNECTING CARS to each other and to highway infrastructure promises to drastically reduce collisions and traffic jams. But that wireless vehicular chatter comes at a cost to your privacy: A car that never shuts up may be a lot easier to track.
Researchers at the Universities of Twente in the Netherlands and Ulm in Germany have found that they can use just a few thousands of dollars’ worth of equipment to track a vehicle that’s emitting the so-called “connected vehicle” wireless communications proposed for future vehicle-to-vehicle connections.
Streaking across the Taiwanese hinterland on its superfast bullet-train service, presented with an apparently endless vista of light industrial units, crowded freeways and shabby apartment blocks, something becomes immediately obvious to the first-time visitor: Taiwan is taking capitalism to the extreme.
After the town of Cary, N.C., installed a water meter system that automatically radios water usage to the public works department, it eliminated 10 meter-reading positions. The water resources group operates today with a smaller staff, thanks to the Internet of Things.
Workers used to check some 60,000 water meters once a month. Now the new meters record water usage each hour and transmit that usage data by radio four times per day.
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To understand the security risks of IoT-connected devices, we have to start by examining what’s going on within the devices themselves. Take just one example: A ‘Thing’ ends up on my desk which I’ve been told connects to the Internet, but you can’t tell from looking on the outside. As with many ‘Things’ these days, they are built using standard parts, using a standard operating system and custom-written software.
Apple is known for its mobile devices, but the company is slowly moving into the Internet of Things space in three big ways.
Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) typically doesn't beat its competition to new product segments or chase the latest tech trends. Instead, the company slowly releases new software and hardware that incrementally takes the company into entirely new directions.