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What the newest laptops tell us about 2018 trends

Each and every year we see more and more laptops at the Consumer Electronics Show. We’ve seen insanely small and light ones, giant gaming machines, ones that flip and spin, and then just regular plain old laptops. At this year’s show the laptops haven’t been as insane, but a few of them might give us some hints at what’s to come for the rest of the year. Two of the more interesting new laptops this year are HP’s...


Facebook’s head of AI really hates Sophia the robot (and with good reason)

Sophia the robot is a bit of a non-persona non grata in the AI community. Its creators, Hanson Robotics, consistently exaggerate the bot’s abilities, pretending that it’s “basically alive,” rather than just a particularly unnerving automaton. For AI researchers, this has long been an annoyance, but as artificial intelligence becomes more of a global hot topic and Sophia is given more and more coverage, they’re angry...


Amazon announces 20 finalist locations for its second headquarters

Amazon has narrowed the search for its second headquarters down to 20 locations, which it intends to work with to make a final pick by the end of 2018. The finalists are: Atlanta, Georgia; Austin, Texas; Boston, Massachusetts; Chicago, Illinois; Columbus, Ohio; Dallas, Texas; Denver, Colorado; Indianapolis, Indiana; Los Angeles, California; Miami, Florida; Montgomery County, Maryland; Nashville, Tennessee; Newark, New Jersey; New York City, New...


Bosch’s NA President Is Upbeat about Self-Parking Cars

The multinational firm’s push to enable self-parking cars is a microcosm of its broader IIoT strategy. Most people still have misgivings about the prospect of turning over driving duties to a robotic car, even as researchers rush to make self-driving vehicles mainstream. But many are happy enough to adopt technology to make driving more convenient (i.e., Google Maps) or safer (i.e., lane departure warning systems and collision avoidance...


Alibaba’s new P2P platform is not crypto-related

Following recent reports that Chinese e-commerce conglomerate Alibaba launched its own cryptocurrency mining platform, the company has issued an official statement Tuesday, Jan. 16, denying that its platform is related to either virtual currencies or their mining. According to the official statement, published on the microblogging platform Weibo, Alibaba’s recently launched platform ‘P2P Nodes’ has been mistakenly reported...


ICE partners with Blockstream to offer crypto data

Intercontinental Exchange Inc said on Thursday it will launch a cryptocurrency data feed to provide real-time information from more than 15 cryptoexchanges. The data feed, which will be in collaboration with blockchain technology provider Blockstream, will offer information on prices, trading volume and order book for several leading cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin, NYSE-operator ICE said. Read more at CW NETWORK NEWS


Hardware wallet maker Ledger raises $75 million

Ledger, the maker of bitcoin storage hardware, has raised $75 million led by Draper Esprit. The Series B round also included Draper Venture Network funds, such as Draper Associates, Draper Dragon and Boost VC with participation from FirstMark Capital, Cathay Innovation, Korelya Capital, CapHorn Invest, GDTRE, and Digital Currency Group. The French company develops hardware wallets for storing cryptocurrency private keys, which runs on its...


New IMC Chair Shares Plan to Drive IoT Deployment

Here’s what Aeris CTO and chair of the IoT M2M Council has in mind to help continue growth in the IoT market. Syed Zaeem “Z” Hosain has long had a mission to help spur IoT deployment. As the chief technology officer of Aeris, a company he helped establish in 1996, Hosain once adopted a predominately evangelical posture toward M2M and IoT, helping to explain the benefits of each before either term became widely used. As the...


Blockchain technologies hold potential to scale, secure IoT

New research finds blockchain technologies can help the growing IoT space as it reaches a point where it’s struggling to scale. While it’s still nascent, enterprises should have distributed ledger technology on their radars, as so-called blockchain technologies have the potential to enable secure, scalable IoT solutions, according to new research from Kaleido Insights. Full article at IOT NETWORK NEWS


Bosch executives reveal new smart city technology at CES

The German conglomerate unveiled an array of smart city technology at the Consumer Electronics Show for applications ranging from air quality management to flood monitoring. Stefan Hartung, a board member at Robert Bosch GmbH, tinkers with IoT technology in his spare time. “I am probably one of the biggest techies on the Bosch board of management,” Hartung declared on stage at the beginning of a CES press conference. “When...


ADRF, Sirqul add cellular data capabilities to iot platform

Advanced RF Technologies, Inc. (ADRF), the largest pure-play in-building Distributed Antenna System (DAS) provider for public safety and commercial radio frequencies, today announced its acceptance into the Sirqul’s Strategic Alliance Partner Program. By collaborating with ADRF, Sirqul enhances its IoT platform capabilities by incorporating data from the cellular connections ADRF provides. Full article at IOT NETWORK NEWS


Scalable IoT POCs demand security, networking from design

Businesses launching IoT projects need to be mindful to ensure technology can scale to accommodate data demands. The value of IoT technology often eclipses the initial use case, and for this reason, businesses launching IoT projects need to be mindful to ensure technology can scale to accommodate data demands that may not be anticipated at the design stage, according to new research from ABI. Two key aspects of scaling IoT projects and...


Italian researcher discovered that Gmail shutdown after sending a Zalgo text

Researchers at security firm We Are Segment have discovered a vulnerability in Gmail, a “distorted” message shuts down the most famous webmail in the world. This Cybersec company We Are Segment, part of the Interlogica group, discovered a severe vulnerability in Gmail. Last month the Italian firm made the headlines due to the discovery of the Tormoil vulnerability. The flaw in Gmail was discovered by the white hat hacker...


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