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Hackers run riot as hotels and US police hit

Another bad week for IoT security as hackers find their way into a luxury hotel’s door-locking system and police cameras…

It was a week in which the fragile security of the internet of things ecosystem was exposed. Hackers found a way into Austrian hotel rooms, and infected Washington DC police cameras.

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O2 offers internet of things-backed motor insurance

Mobile network operator O2 has become the first mobile company in the UK to offer a car insurance product with the launch of O2 Drive, a service that uses the internet of things (IoT) technology to encourage responsible driving. The app uses data from their ‘Box on Board’ to score a driver after each journey, and give them help and tips on how to improve.

the O2 Drive product will include an optional telematics proposition, called Box on Board, to monitor any driver behaviour that may positively or negatively affect premiums.

Read the full article on Computer Weekly

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Internet of Things Infographic

A new infographic, and introduction to IoT, is one of the best we’ve seen – over on

In a nutshell, internet of things aims at achieving an advanced level of connectivity of systems, devices and services beyond the existing machine-to-machine connectivity and communication

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Bosch, Cisco and Foxconn join blockchain IoT consortium

internet of things blockchain initiative

In an effort to secure the Internet of Things and standardise how we identify, manage and communicate with internet-enabled devices through blockchain technology, a new industrial blockchain initiative has been launched…

We are excited to see leaders in the Blockchain and IoT space coming together from America, China, France, and Germany to develop a standard Blockchain IoT protocol. This is a positive step towards industry confidence, momentum, and interoperability.

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One of Asia’s largest slums is luring shoppers with the Internet of Things

Dharavi, Mumbai

Dharavi is one of Asia’s largest slums but an initiative, which is part of the Google IoT Research Award Pilot, is bringing the IoT to this 535-acre site.

vendors in this city-within-a-city are getting help from the IoT. Using 30 beacon devices provided by Google, a group of researchers from the Industrial Design Centre (IDC) at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, along with researchers from Swansea University in the UK, is creating a “physical web” connecting different shops in Dharavi’s markets

Read the full article on Quartz

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Internet Of Things Outlook For 2017

iot outlook for 2017

What will be the key things to watch for in the world of IoT in 2017? Forbes has the answer…

For the internet of things, 2017 will be a year focused on deployment of actual systems. This year we stop laying groundwork and start seeing real systems that increase productivity, customer satisfaction and develop new revenue streams—with continued security, regulatory and standards concerns.

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The 10 Coolest IoT Products Of 2016

coolest iot products of 2016

From the Amazon AWS IoT Button to Google’s Android Things, CRN reveals the coolest Internet of Things products from 2016…

The last 12 months saw an array of cool new Internet of Things products in the consumer, enterprise and industrial segments. Here are the 10 coolest IoT products of the year.

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How IoT is changing the tourism industry

IoT and Tourism

Apparently, more people book a holiday on Boxing Day than any other time of the year – read on for how the IoT might change your experience on your next getaway…

Merry Christmas!

IoT is changing the tourism industry: from the flight out, to a virtual concierge in your hotel and personalized recommendations at your destination.

Read the full article on the IBM IoT Blog

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BT Tower is world’s highest Internet of Things base station

BT Tower is highest IoT base station

The iconic BT Tower in London now forms part of the expanding Things Connected network that was launched by Digital Catapult in September 2016 using LoRaWAN technology, becoming the highest building in the world to host an Internet of Things (IoT) base station at a height of 180 metres.

London is leading innovation in the UK for LPWA. This network will not only enable SME’s to design and test cool end devices and applications, it will also allow ‘IoT use cases’ to be deployed that validate real end user value and demonstrate effective business models

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