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IBM X-Force takes on IoT security across connected devices – and vehicles

IBM X-Force takes on IoT security across connected devices - and vehicles

IBM X-Force researchers are tacking on vehicle and IoT security as part of a new initiative by IBM Security. Researchers will focus on testing back end processes, apps and physical hardware which accesses and managed smart systems. The new, specialised practice is the company’s pre-emptive response to a booming market for data connectivity in vehicles, which Gartner expects will reach …

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Caltrans Is Already Modifying California’s Roads For Self-Driving Cars

Caltrans Is Already Modifying California’s Roads For Self-Driving Cars

Caltrans has already begun altering California’s roadways so as to better accommodate the rollout of self-driving vehicles. It is doing so mostly by better accommodating the way that many self-driving vehicles navigate. This news comes from recent comments from the director of Caltrans. What this means is that California’s state highway management system is now apparently one of the first …

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Where is IoT headed?

Where is IoT headed?

Credit: Thinkstock A recent survey of IEEE engineers reveals some interesting insights into the Internet of Things (IoT)—both challenges and expectations. Commissioned by Northeastern University Silicon Valley, the survey asked the engineers to answer nine questions about IoT development and deployment. Some of the answers might surprise you. While still in its infancy, the IoT is poised to change our …

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Visbit Launches Web-Based VR Player & Unity SDK

Visbit Launches Web-Based VR Player & Unity SDK

Visbit has today released a Unity SDK and a Web VR Player, expanding the all-in-one virtual reality (VR) streaming service across all mobile VR platforms and most web browsers. The Unity SDK, also available from today, brings support for Google Daydream View and Cardboard for iOS. “Unity support has been a long-time request from our customers. We are proud to …

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Google AI could keep baby food safe

Google AI could keep baby food safe

Google’s artificial intelligence technology can help the food industry beyond picking better cucumbers . In one company’s case, it could prevent your child from getting sick. Japanese food producer Kewpie Corporation has revealed that it’s using Google’s TensorFlow to quickly inspect ingredients, including the diced potatoes it uses in baby food. The firm and its partner BrainPad trained the machine …

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Aspiring IoT Standards Setter Makes First Certification, Promises Many More

Aspiring IoT Standards Setter Makes First Certification, Promises Many More

An aspiring standards organization for the Internet of Thins has just minted its first certification: SURE Universal, a provider of smart home and IoT software, is now Open Connectivity Foundation-certified. It’s a two-way relationship, with OCF having in turn licensed SURE Universal’s software for interoperability testing. OCF’s aim is to establish an interoperability standard for the IoT, and SURE Universal …

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Your energy bills could be controlled by Google or Amazon under Government plans for ‘peak pricing’

Your energy bills could be controlled by Google or Amazon under Government plans for 'peak pricing'

Households will soon be rewarded for turning lights off at night and heat off in the winter, under official plans to let technology firms like Google and Amazon to provide energy to British Homes. The Government and regulators want radical new "time of day tariffs", where energy prices fluctuate depending on availability, to be widely used by millions of families …

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Why scientists want AI regulated now before it’s too late

Why scientists want AI regulated now before it's too late

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla (TSLA) and Space X, recently sounded the alarm that murderous artificial intelligence-powered robots could one day rampage through American neighborhoods. And the only way to stop them, he said, is to begin regulating AI before it destroys us all. Musk’s warnings that AI poses an “ existential threat ” may have been a bit dramatic, …

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