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An E-ink calendar that syncs with your Google account is the internet of things done right
Connected pet feeders, connected kettles, connected hairbrushes – there have been some quite silly connected devices launched to take advantage of the internet of things boom.But this concept idea out...
Tag Heuer Connected Modular 45
After Tag Heuer’s surprising, yet relatively successful entry into the smartwatch market last year with the Tag Connected smartwatch, we were very excited to see what the Swiss watchmaker had up its sleeve...
Hacker ransoms are on the rise thanks to connected devices
Cyber security experts are warning that over the past year they have noticed increasing numbers of people are falling victim to ransomware attacks on their connected devices.Ransomware essentially involves...
Tag Heuer Connected Modular 45 is a pricey, customizable smartwatch
There’s a new high-cost smartwatch on the market – meet the clumsily named Tag Heuer Connected Modular 45 watch, which boasts Android Wear 2.0 and customizable options. In fact, you can completely swap...
Google and Levi are developing connected clothing with a designer price tag
Almost two years ago Google and Levi announced that they were planning to take the meaning of wearable tech to a whole new level with a line of connected clothing.At last year’s Google I/O the first item...
The internet of things can be hacked – and the risks are growing every day
We’re rapidly entering a new phase of technological evolution, in which pretty much everything around us is connected to the internet. The term used to describe this increasingly connected ecosystem is...
Microsoft Introduces Azure Cloud-Based Connected Vehicle Platform
Renault-Nissan Alliance will be among the first automakers to bring Microsoft's Cortana and other Azure Cloud services to their connected cars. In the near future, Cortana may remind drivers of an upcoming...
Microsoft’s Connected Vehicle Platform is about much more than Cortana in Nissans
Turns out the tease was true: Microsoft Cortana is indeed coming to Nissan cars, the auto maker revealed at CES 2017 today. But that's just the surface. Nissan is actually the first car company to partner...
VR and self-drive cars dominate CES tech show
Alongside the quirkier inventions on display at this year's CES in Las Vegas is technology that will change how we live our lives.The event, which used to be known as the Consumer Electronics Show, is...
Samsung gets connected car fever, will buy Harman for $8 billion
Enlarge / Harman and Microsoft have been working on productivity applications for the connected car, so there's going to be no escaping those conference calls in the future. Harman reader comments 10...
Thread Group Eyes Commercial Space for IoT Standards Effort
The consortium, which has developed a wireless networking mesh for connected homes, wants to extend the reach of Thread into buildings. The Thread Group, one of a number of industry consortiums that has...
Enterprises Need to Plan IoT Deployments Carefully, Industry Execs Say
While there is a lot of buzz about the Internet of Things these days, speakers at the Connected Enterprise conference say how you deploy and manage IoT devices will determine whether they deliver a return...
UPDATED: Every single home appliance that works (or will work) with Apple HomeKit
HomeKit DevicesHomeKit is Apple's attempt to bring all your smart devices together into a single ecosystem. In Apple's future your smart dock-lock will talk to your smart lights, and your smart thermostat...
Carriers, Network Equipment Vendors Getting Ready for 5G
Though the first standards for the new wireless technology are at least two years away, telcos, tech companies and governments already are preparing for its deployment. It's out there on the horizon,...
DHS is Creating an IoT Security Framework of Principles
Agency official Robert Silvers urges the industry to develop long-term solutions while also taking actions to address short-term challenges. CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—All players involved in the issue of security...
Your office printer could pose a major security risk
A security expert from Bitdefender has been speaking about the shaky security of connected devices and the Internet of Things in general, as well as the piece of hardware which leaves users most vulnerable...
Why Most Enterprises Not Taking Full Advantage of IoT Data
While 51 percent of companies surveyed are collecting data from their connected products, only one-third are actually using this data for actionable insights. It's only the first inning of the nascent...
Cisco CEO Robbins: Connected devices will be growing much faster than you think
Robbins said that, as more devices become connected, customers will be demanding more security and more ways to deal with threats. "The key thing to understand relative to how customer environments are...
The connected car may be the dumbest idea ever, but it’s not going away
You might think connecting your car to your phone is the dumbest thing ever, but neither the tech nor auto industries are giving up on it any time soon.Getty Images | Krisztian Bocsi/BloombergAs you might...
Karamba Security raises $2.5 million to keep hackers out of connected cars
GPS navigation. Entertainment systems that offer streaming music. Bluetooth door locks. As vehicles are increasingly connected to the internet, they also become vulnerable to hacker attacks. Now,...
Security pros rev up tools to lock down cars - CNET
Cybersecurity companies are working to eliminate car hacking. Researchers have found hacks that can do anything from opening the car for a thief to disabling it on the highway. Jaap Arriens Hackers crashing...
Toyota, Microsoft to Co-Develop Services for Connected Cars
Toyota Connected will serve as a data science hub and provide support for a range of projects in an effort to make driving a more "humanizing" experience. Toyota and minority equity partner Microsoft...
Toyota launches data science firm for connected car research
DETROIT – Toyota says it is forming a new data science company that will handle fast-moving changes that are coming to the way we get around.The new company will be called Toyota Connected. It will work...
In\: How your phone will soon control your entire house
Just phone homeSince the jazzy heyday of 80s sci-fi movies, we've been promised houses that respond to our every whim. Music following us from room to room, heating that knows how warm you want to be all...
Hackers Pick Up Clues From Google's Internet Indexing
In 2013, the Westmore News, a small newspaper serving the suburban community of Rye Brook, New York, ran a feature on the opening of a sluice gate at the Bowman Avenue Dam. Costing some $2 million, the...
BMW Connected app links your car, calendar, and anywhere you need to be - Roadshow
Enlarge ImageBMW's new app comes up with a list of destinations based on your habits and calendar appointments. BMW One problem not entirely solved by phone and automakers is destination portability. Too...
BMW connects customers through Azure cloud
BMW unveiled a new connected car app at Microsoft Build this week. The app is powered by Microsoft's Azure cloud service.(Photo: Brian Smale) SAN FRANCISCO — The connected car just got a little bit smarter....
Consumers Worried About IoT Security, Survey Finds
According to the BullGuard survey, users are concerned about the security of their IoT devices, but most don't know how to protect themselves. A recent survey by mobile security technology vendor BullGuard...
Philips Gets Biological With Home Lighting
Philips Lighting on Monday unveiled its Philips Hue white ambiance connected light bulbs. Designed to feature more natural light, the bulbs can gradually brighten in the morning to help users wake up naturally,...
Amputee feels texture with bionic fingertip
More robotics These microscopic robots swim in blood to diagnose disease Fifty years after Raquel Welch took her Fantastic Voyage, nanomachines are a reality. Read More The ability to feel texture allows...
Zubie makes your car a part of the Internet of Things
It seems like I talk about connected cars and V2X and autonomous vehicles like it’s my job. Probably because it is. But like a lot of people, I do not yet own a car that’s connected at...
Get ready for a world of hackable cars
Charlie Miller (left) and Chris Valasek (right), both with Uber's Advanced Technologies Center in Pittsburgh, Penn. They are known for their research into hacked cars. Here they are presenting on the topic...
Playtime is over: Can smart toys ever be safe? - CNET
VTech's products include kid-focused tablets that connect to the company's app store. In November, VTech suffered a breach that affected 6.4 million children. VTech Remember Chucky? The sinister toy with...
SanDisk rolls out automotive SD card for connected cars
SanDisk has introduced an SD flash card for connected cars. What's Hot on ZDNet To save the iPad, Apple needs to copy Microsoft Windows 10 subscriptions aren't happening. Here's why Ten industries using...
Connected Sports Gear Is Harder, Faster And Stronger
Millie Servant Crunch Network Contributor Millie Servant is a content writer for Futur en Seine. How to join the network Would the world be different if Neil Armstrong had worn a Fitbit wristband when...
MWC 2016: The rise of the connected workers, and enterprise wearables
Comments Written by Nandagopal Rajan | Published:February 21, 2016 10:46 am While around the world people start looking at how long they walk or run, and what impact this workout has on their heart rates,...
USDOT reports to US Congress on DSRC for connected vehicles
The US Department of Transportation (USDOT) has released its report to the United States Congress assessing the status of dedicated short-range communications (DSRC) for connected vehicle technologies....
The tech that's changing photography - and it's just getting started
The connected camera10 years ago clunky digital cameras were used to take a few pictures in the hope you had something decent when you looked later on the laptop. Photos were still locked to the device,...
Tittle Light Connected LED Lamp Release Date, Price and Specs - CNET
Enlarge ImageThe Tittle Light Connected LED Lamp. Kwan Kai Wing@Glossmatt Photography Ltd. "Connected color-changing LEDs." I must have typed those words a thousand times in the years I've spent writing...
UK roads to become connected and autonomous vehicle test-track
Miles of roads in the UK are to be used for testing connected and autonomous vehicle technologies. The £5.5 m (US$7.9 m) UK Connected Intelligent Transport Environment (UK-CITE) project will allow new...
Why 2016 is going to have the best smart home gadgets
What's next in connected gadgets?The connected home is the next real frontier in tech. Now that we have computers in our pockets and on our wrists it's only logical that the rest of the things we use become...
The Connected Home: How to Get Started
The connected home is no longer the sci-fi dream it once was -- it's now becoming a reality in many homes. Whether it's using your smartphone to unlock your door, turning on the kettle or even checking...
Daimler embeds secure SIMs in Mercedes-Benz range
Daimler, owner of the Mercedes-Benz and Smart car brands, will offer connectivity in Mercedes passenger vehicles using an embedded, remotely programmable SIM supplied by embedded security software firm...
Battle for digital life takes center stage at CES tech show
An attendee walks by a video display at the Samsung booth at CES 2016 on January 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada The battle to be at the center of your digital life has taken on a new dimension amid a proliferation...
Nest’s Smart Home Apps Are Back Online Following Outages
Nest users who depend on their connected products to monitor their homes experienced a hiccup in connectivity Saturday that left users scrambling to figure out what was happening. In the absence...
Edwin The Duck Is A $99 Connected Rubber Ducky 🐥
I’ve had a pretty decent amount of conversations with my college roommate about his great distaste for the fact that almost every new device in existence is “connected” in some...
Internet of things: hyped but here to stay
, on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016 in Las Vegas. The new Groceries by MasterCard app will enable consumers to shop for and buy groceries directly from the Samsung Family Hub & Refrigerator.(Photo: Andrew Estey/AP...
CES 2016: The top ten products on show
Faraday Future may have just revealed itself as a future rival to connected car powerhouse Tesla with the unveiling of a 1000-horsepower concept car. Dubbed FFZERO1, the concept car is able to use over...
CES 2016: Under Armour and HTC created a fitness kit for the connected age
Under Armour is entering the world of connected fitness devices in a big way with help from HTC. The two companies have joined forces to launch Healthbox, a starter kit full of new connected devices to...
Withings Thermo Release Date, Price and Specs - CNET
The Withings Thermo is a smart thermometer for multiple users. Withings Soon, all the first aid gadgets you have lying around your home might connect to your phone. Or Withings hopes so, at least.The...
This connected bed claims to help you sleep better
The Sleep Number it bed(Photo: Sleep Number) Most of the people attending CES this week in Las Vegas will share at least one important goal: the need to get more ZZZ's. To which I say, “good luck.” Too...
SmartyPans Release Date, Price and Specs - CNET
Enlarge Image SmartyPans Think you know everything about cooking? The SmartyPans begs to differ. This $299 connected skillet, which debuts at this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, uses voice...
CNET's CES 2016 Connected Car Panel: Navigating into the future - CNET
In the 12 months since last year's inaugural Connected Car Panel at the International CES 2015, the industry has taken a radical leap forward. In-car connectivity is now standard functionality on a huge...
Internet-connected homes open the door to hackers - CNET
Enlarge ImageConnected appliances like the ones in CNET's smart house in Louisville, Kentucky, are made with ease of use in mind. You'll need to do the work yourself to protect them from hackers. Chris...
How Connected Analysis Can Put a Dent in Cyber-crime
We already are well aware that each year consumers, banks, retail outlets and insurance companies lose billions of dollars to online fraud. Increasingly sophisticated fraudsters continue to develop new...
Remote Monitoring of Patients Rises in 2015
Three of the fastest growing market segments in the next five years will be glucose monitoring, air flow monitoring and connected pharmaceuticals. The number of remotely monitored patients grew by 51...
Why Huawei’s Hi-Link has the potential to unify the Internet of Things
Comments Written by Nandagopal Rajan | Shenzen | Published:December 13, 2015 9:12 am Huawei is thinking differently from other companies by trying to unify the languages in which these devices communicate,...
Review: Tag Heuer Connected
Introduction to the Tag Heuer ConnectedIf you wanted any more proof that smartwatches are a genuine 'thing', you're looking at it. Tag Heuer, one of the most established Swiss watch brands, has waded into...
Solar homes boiling mad over ‘sun tax’
Tradesmen install solar panels on the roof of a home at Byford, east of Perth. SOLAR rooftop power owners in WA have labelled a proposal to charge them more to be connected to the grid an unfair “sun tax”....
uCella upsizes the connected mailbox for online shoppers
In the last few years we've seen a succession of connected letterboxes designed to modernize your mail by tracking incoming deliveries. But as the amount of shopping being done online continues to grow,...
Google reportedly removing SMS texting from Hangouts on May 22
Welcome to your new Hangout. reader comments 40 Share this story Google continues to shake up its messaging tools with the upcoming removal of a popular feature from Hangouts. According to an email sent...
Alphabet Chairman Eric Schmidt: We 'can't guarantee' ads won't appear next to offensive content
Google may not be able to guarantee advertisements won't appear next to offensive content, but it is working on a solution that "can get pretty close," according to Alphabet's executive chairman Eric...
This is Amazon Alexa on a phone, and it isn’t threatening Siri anytime soon
Alexa works well on a smartphone. It was able to quickly answer a question about the weather and read me my daily news briefing. I even turned off my living room lights from work. Still, it's not as good...
Google Maps gets real-time location sharing
reader comments 28 Share this story With their permission, contacts will just start showing up on Google Maps. Ways to start location sharing: (left) from the app navigation drawer, and (right) from the...
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