Eugenia Romanenko: Sony to Buy Chipmaker Altair, Aiming at Internet of Things

Sony Corp to acquire Israel’s Altair Semiconductor Ltd making a great push to its Internet of Things aim.

Sony Corporation has bought Israel’s Altair Semiconductor Ltd. in a deal worth $212 million trying to develop the next generation of smart connected devices. The firm looks for growth beyond chips for smartphone cameras, reads Bloomberg.

Evan Schuman: Rebecca Minkoff's RFID trial painted itself into a corner--deliberately

The apparel and accessory chain gets creative with its RFID magic mirror trial-and leverages special dressing room paint to block both RF and mobile signals.

Most retailers experimenting with customer-facing RFID—which has come a long way since it's assembly-line-only days—are trying to expand its use as much as possible, looking for whatever snippets of the business could be enhanced with a touch of wireless tag broadcasting.

Xeni Jardin: FBI's war on encryption is unnecessary because the Internet of Things will spy on us just fine

The war on encryption waged by the F.B.I. and other intelligence agencies is unnecessary, because the data trails we voluntarily leak allow “Internet of Things” devices and social media networks to track us in ways the government can access.

That's the short version of what's in “Don’t Panic: Making Progress on the ‘Going Dark’ Debate,” a study published today by the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard.

Elliot Williams: Hacking the Internet of Things; decoding LoRa

Getting software-defined radio (SDR) tools into the hands of the community has been great for the development and decoding of previously-cryptic, if not encrypted, radio signals the world over. As soon as there’s a new protocol or modulation method, it’s in everyone’s sights. A lot of people have been working on LoRa, and [bertrik] at RevSpace in The Hague has done some work of his own, and put together an amazing summary of the state of the art.

Kelly Potter: How important is predictive maintenance to your business?

What is Machine Learning? Machine Learning can be described as “ the study and construction of algorithms that can learn from and make predictions on data, rather than follow programmed instructions. IoT and Machine Learning are said to go hand in hand. ”

IoT promotes the data that can help cities predict accidents, give doctors real-time insight into information from bio-chips and pacemakers, and enable optimized productivity across industries through predictive maintenance on equipment and machinery. The possibilities that IoT bring are endless.

Nesbert Ruwo (CFA) and Jotham Makarudze (CFA) In the Money: Is Zimbabwe ready for 4th industrial revolution?

This year’s Davos World Economic Forum (WEF) summit was held under the theme — The Fourth Industrial Revolution. According to the WEF, the first industrial revolution used water and steam power to mechanise production. The second used electric power to create mass production. The third revolution used electronics and information technology to automate production. Now a fourth industrial revolution is the digital revolution that has been occurring since the middle of the last century and has been characterised by the integration of the physical, digital, and biological spheres.

Peter Dinham: IBM pursues IoT strategy with The Weather Company acquisition

IBM has closed a deal to acquire The Weather Company’s B2B, mobile and cloud-based properties.
The combination of technology and expertise from the two companies will serve as the foundation for the Watson Iot Cloud platform, building on a US$3billion commitment IBM made in March last year to invest in the Internet of Things.

The acquisition includes, Weather Underground, The Weather Company brand and WSI, its global business to business brand.

Sam Ransbotham: Ready or Not, Here IoT Comes

The potential of the Internet of Things is fueling a lot of interest (and hype) all across media and industry. But we aren’t ready.

We are attracted to, and ready for, the insights that will likely come. But being ready for the benefits isn’t the same as being ready for the associated changes. Before the smoldering ingredients of IoT catch fire, preparation for the coming market power shifts, increasing complexity, pervasive security, and process change would help most organizations make the most of the IoT potential.

Alternative World News Network: Anti-drone rifle lets people shoot drones out of the sky without firing a bullet

The rifle, called the DroneDefender, uses a radio pulse to disable a targeted drone within 400 meters.  The gun causes the drone to think it's out of range and enter emergency protocol, either causing it to land, hover or return to its point of origin.


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