Smart Homes, Cybersecurity and Personal Data: What Consumers Care About

A new survey reveals consumers' attitudes regarding risks and rewards of smart-home technologies; industry insiders lay out a road map for safer, more consumer-friendly technologies.

  • Bios Incube Puts Tech Spin on the Afterlife

    A Spanish startup is adding a sensor module and Wi-Fi connectivity to its planter, which integrates cremains into a tree starter.

  • In Two European Cities, the IoT Could Help Unknot Traffic Quagmires

    Sensors can't make congestion disappear, but two cities in Europe think they can help planners improve traffic flow.

  • IoT News Roundup

    Ofcom says spectrum licenses are IoT-ready; Silver Spring Networks entering Chinese smart lighting market; new long-range Bluetooth module from Cypress Semiconductor; Sigfox gains new telecom partner; Infineon launches NFC module for wearables, partners with Chinese payment-technology company; Plataine and Argosy International combine products and services.

  • Reebok, Music Festival Reach Out to Visitors With iGotcha RFID Solution

    The athletic apparel company is using iGotcha Media's solution in its Innovation Showroom, while Grand Fetes Telus employs the technology for access control and linkage to social networking, pictures and contests.

  • Beacons Guide Visitors Through Bavaria's State Library

    Three floors and a labyrinth of rooms stand between visitors and the books or reading rooms they seek. This new app is designed to make navigating Munich's massive library easier.

  • New Functionality Could Boost BLE's Role in the IoT

    The Bluetooth Special Interest Group, which oversees the development of Bluetooth standards, has introduced a new energy-saving specification for Internet of Things devices containing Bluetooth and other radios.

  • IOT News Roundup

    IT pros worry about data privacy; Miracle-Gro releases app for Connected Yard; NFC Forum publishes new IoT-related specifications; companies show strong interest in location-based marketing; health-monitoring device usage expected to triple by 2020.

  • Japanese Retailer Aeon Checks Out Checkpoint's RFID-enabled Robot

    The company is switching to an RFID-based electronic article surveillance system, and is testing the robot's ability to track inventory to monitor the locations of goods at its flagship store.

  • Life Insurer Peers Into Customers' Health Habits Through Their Watches

    Australians who commit to wearing an Intel smart watch and hitting exercise goals can earn discounts of up to 10 percent off their insurance premiums.

  • IoT News Roundup

    EVRYTHNG seeks to disrupt the IoT gateway; KeyPOD keeps an eye on heavy equipment; Bosch announces IoT Cloud; GE makes Predix generally available, releases new UI; CALLUP offers new SIM management service.

  • Report Says Airline Industry Is Making Connections to the IoT

    Travelers are ever more engaged with their smartphones, and airports and airlines are eager to leverage beacons to engage more with them.

  • Inventor Develops IoT Solution to Bedbug Problem

    GUPSY's monitor uses a connected camera and insect trap that would act as an early-warning system for building owners or managers.

  • IOT News Roundup

    IIC members preparing to test time-sensitive networking standard; Senate bill calls for IoT research, support; AgeCheq offering new consumer data safeguard; HARMAN, NXP demo V2X technology; Pwnie Express reports on "Internet of Evil Things"; GlobalSign, Infineon partner on IoT security.

  • UnitedHealthcare Puts Its Connected Health Plan in Motion

    The health insurance provider has taken a bespoke approach to its wellness program for employee-sponsored health plans.

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