Jason Hope: The Biggest Problem with the Internet of Things? Hint: It’s Not Security

Security is a major concern with those who are watching the development of the Internet of Things. You can read plenty about how security problems are going to be the death of the connected world. After all, no one wants to drive a connected car, only to have a hacker take control.

Yes, security is a concern, but I think there is another factor that could greatly hinder the growth of the Internet of Things, and that is the lack of standardization and ability to communicate across platforms.

Yu Yuan: 4th IEEE/TRB International Conference on Connected Vehicles and Expo (ICCVE 2015) in Shenzhen, China

You are cordially invited to consider presenting your work at or simply attending the upcoming 4th IEEE/TRB International Conference on Connected Vehicles and Expo (ICCVE 2015) in Shenzhen, China (http://www.iccve.org). As one of the four “tier-1” cities of China, Shenzhen is the largest electronics industry base in China and probably also in the world, and is adjacent to Hong Kong and Macau. Previous ICCVE conferences were held in Beijing (December 2012), Las Vegas (December 2013) and Vienna (November 2014).

Today: 21 sep, Den Haag: Management Challenges of IoT

Much has been written around a number of related themes such as the Internet of Things, Smart Industry/Industry 4.0, Smart Energy, Smart Cities, Smart Health Care, Smart Homes, Smart Transport, Big Data, Cloud and Anything as a Service. But there is more than technology that meets the eye.

Join us, get inspired, debate, discuss with some specialist speakers covering multiple angles from this Future Internet, our future.

James Watkins: University of Surrey's 5G research centre hopes to create driverless cars and wireless robots

The new 5G innovation centre (5GIC) is the world’s largest academic research complex dedicated to the next generation of mobile and wireless connectivity, but it has been stressed this work is not simply an upgrade of 4G technology.

The building, which was officially opened by the Duke of Kent on Tuesday (September 15), will house more than 170 researchers and has been funded by £70m of investment, with £12m from the Higher Education Funding Council for England.

Terry Dawes: BlackBerry hints at next big play in the Internet of Things market

In an interview with The Indian Express in New Delhi, President of BlackBerry Technology Solutions, Sandeep Chennakeshu, hints at BlackBerry’s next major play in the Internet of Things market, a 200 mm weatherproof high-value asset tracking box with an IP67 certification and a five-year battery life.

Amina Elahi: Internet of Things shines at ITA CityLights Awards

A look at the winners at the 16th annual ITA CityLights awards. The Internet of Things emerged as a focus Thursday night at the Illinois Technology Association’s 16th annual CityLights Awards.

IoT companies won two of the six awards, and according to Fred Hoch ⇒, CEO of ITA, the industry poses an opportunity for local companies.

“We firmly believe Chicago, the Midwest is positioned to be a leading global center of Internet of Things,” Hoch told Blue Sky Innovation after the ceremony at Morgan Manufacturing.

Amanda Lewan: Why This VC Is Bullish on Detroit Building the Internet of Things

Successful entrepreneur and Detroit native Jay Adelson sees the Internet of Things (IoT) as the Internet’s Third Wave, bringing new business and investment opportunities with it. Now a venture capitalist with his partner Andy Smith, their fund Center Electric will focus on the IoT space. They aim to capture part of a market that’s estimated to reach a mindboggling $7.1 trillion by 2020.

Stacey Higginbotham: The FBI warns citizens to beware of cybercrime and the Internet of things.

When will we stop blaming the victim and tell device manufacturers to step up on security?

Those connected thermostats and lightbulbs the tech world is so excited about? Well, the Federal Bureau of Investigation isn’t so sure about them. In a public service announcement issued last week the nation’s law enforcement agency warned that connected devices pose a risk because they open up new avenues of attack. The PSA mentions everything from lightbulbs and wearables to network connected printers (!) and fuel monitoring systems.

Themis Pellas, Guglielmo Minervino, Silvia Paldino, Gianluca Lecoque: A Deviant Smart City Paradigm: The Social Health Clinic-Pharmacy at Heraklion, Crete, Greece

A Deviant Smart City Paradigm: The Social Health Clinic-Pharmacy at Heraklion, Crete, Greece

in Smart Economy in Smart Cities (Springer 2016 forthcoming)

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Shawn DuBravac: What Does the Internet of Things Do to the Internet

In the 1990s, my home page was AOL. It’s how I began every single Internet session. Like so many others going online in the early days of the Internet, it’s where I started. The colloquial “You’ve got mail!” was so well-known, they named a movie after it.

The colloquial “You’ve got mail!” was so well-known, they named a movie after it.

Keith Kohl: A Crude Awakening for the Internet of Things

I can't stress enough how much the oil market has improved over the last few years.

No, don't quote the current Baker Hughes rig number, and don't check the current oil price — both are at multi-year lows, I know.
But the truth is that amid that massive drop, the oil industry has made some major gains. The very technology has recently changed in a big way.
And just as I know we're in a low-price glut, I also know this is only the beginning of the growth we'll be seeing in the industry.

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