Consumer IOT News

  • IoT News Roundup: Mobile World Congress

    Panasonic announces M2M cloud services and mobile 4G security camera; Jasper partnering with SAP, Salesforce and China Unicom; Fraunhofer IIS and Nokia open German testbed facility for IoT applications running on LTE-A cellular network.

  • IOT News Roundup

    Cisco drives connected car infrastructure forward; Snowden reveals major SIM security breach; FAA unveils proposed regulations for commercial drone use; Bosch to acquire IoT middleware company ProSyst; Sony opens pre-orders for its smart glasses.

  • Senate Holds IoT Hearing

    The Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation met to discuss how the U.S. Congress can foster the development and proliferation of IoT technologies in a way that neither harms consumer privacy nor stifles innovation.

  • A Closer Look at the FTC's IoT Security Recommendations

    We asked a security expert to evaluate the Federal Trade Commission's security guidance for consumer-facing IoT products.

  • Blesh's Bluetooth Beacons Take a Sneak Peek at Google's Physical Web

    Blesh is supplying beacons designed to enable smartphones to receive and respond to beacon transmissions without requiring an app.

  • IoT News Roundup

    Uber steering toward autonomous cars; Intel expanding smart-home reach through Lantiq acquisition; Gartner survey shows plenty of excitement around IoT, but little leadership; ABI Research predicts sharp growth for smart glasses; Mobiquity, Relevant Solutions partner on mobile banking marketing.

  • Federal Trade Commission Issues Report on the IoT, Privacy and Security

    Comprising mostly findings from a November 2013 FTC workshop, the report makes a number of recommendations regarding best practices for data security, but does not call for specific legislation to regulate consumer-facing IoT products.

  • Bluetooth Beacons Bring Services, Info to SeaWorld, LA Zoo Visitors

    Both organizations are trialing a solution from The Experience Engine to deliver content to phone users as they walk through the parks, visit exhibits, or pass restaurants and gift shops.

  • IoT News Roundup

    Open Interconnect Consortium releases IoTivity platform; new sensor platforms for developers, do-it-yourselfers; U.S. Congress launching an IoT Caucus; Google shuttering consumer Google Glass product; Kontact.io shipping Cloud Beacon.

  • Consumer Electronics Show News Roundup

    Samsung investing in open IoT; FTC chief says security should not be an afterthought; BlackBerry launching IoT platform; Allseen Alliance releases gateway interface; Nvidia ups horsepower for car computers.

  • Smart Glasses Finding Work Across Industries

    When it comes to the Internet of Things, smart glasses have the potential to deliver big benefits to enterprise users.

  • Lively, Vodafone Join Forces on Safety System for Elders

    Using Bluetooth-based motion sensors, a wristwatch and a cellular network connection, Lively hopes to help older adults live independently, while assuring family members of their safety.

  • What the New Bluetooth Low Energy Standard Means for Your Business

    On Dec. 3, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group rolled out Specification 4.2, which enables IP addressability and boosts security controls.

  • Packed With Sensors, Thingsee One Is Like an IoT Guinea Pig

    A team of former Nokia product developers is turning an asset tracker they developed for logistics applications into a tool for testing IoT applications.

  • Mexican State Agency Reduces Donated Blood Wastage With RFID

    Veracruz's health department has improved the visibility of the bags of blood products it sends to hospitals, by tracking their temperatures, locations and details, such as expiration dates.

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