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January 27, 2016

The smart home of the future is on our doorstep

Robot maids? Voice-activated appliances? Automatic meals? The smart home of the Jetsons, America’s favourite space-age family, is hovering ever closer to reality. And in 2016 it will arrive on our doorstep.

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January 26, 2016

Why a robot may be a fairer judge than a human

Late last year, I had the pleasure of being called for jury duty. During the proceedings, where the defendant was accused of armed robbery among other offences, the judge mentioned that there were actually two trials going on. For this one, a jury was being selected, but for the other one, the defendant opted for a judge-only trial.

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January 25, 2016

Greater impact and a broader reach for telematics in 2016

There is a critical need for better value insurance, safety measures to reduce the number of road accidents, as well as improved efficiency to ease ever increasing traffic congestion. Octo anticipates that 2016 will be another exciting year in telematics as new technologies add more value to insurance propositions.

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January 25, 2016

Why company reputations could sink on the choppy waters of an unaligned IoT

“In a second we’ll know for sure…” Whipping out this Sony Xperia Z5 Premium, Bond fixed his gaze on the blonde in the Bugatti: did he note a flicker of fear in those cool grey eyes? He glanced at the screen, frowned, waved the phone around over his head a few times then muttered: “I say… would you mind awfully if we moved uphill for better reception?”

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January 22, 2016

Biometrics: Physical attributes vs. behavioural patterns – the privacy debate

Account takeovers are increasingly affecting a growing population of online user accounts due to a confluence of threats, such as weak consumer password practices, frequent mass data breaches and brute force attacks against web properties. The scope, scale and frequency of these online attacks against user accounts has demonstrated time and again that companies can no longer rely upon [...]

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January 22, 2016

Star gazing – 5 predictions for M2M & IoT trends in 2016

Alright so we’re a couple of weeks into 2016 so I think I’m still within the prediction grace period? If you haven’t already you can read my review of 2015 on our blog and see how my predictions from 2015 stacked up.

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January 21, 2016

Autonomy is already entering the mid-market car segment

As part of the 2016 edition of the Usage Based Insurance study, we analysed the impact of autonomy on the insurance market. We forecast that 380 million semi, highly or fully autonomous vehicles will be on the road by 2030.

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January 21, 2016

Manning the barricades: IoT, geo-fencing and personalised security

As the workplace and the Internet of Things (IoT) intersect, there is an increasing need for organisations to implement strategies to secure sensitive company data.

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January 20, 2016

Why CES is the largest selection of insecure devices in the world

The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES2016) in Las Vegas has wrapped up. With 160,000 attendees, 3,800 exhibitors and almost 2.5 million square feet of exhibit space, it is the largest electronics show in the world.

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January 19, 2016

Smart Home takes centre stage at CES 2016

Smart Homes were one of the main topics at this year’s CES. Manufacturers like Samsung presented a wide range of new products and solutions such as the intelligent ‘Family Hub Refrigerator’, whilst other organisations like the ULE Alliance or the DSP Group announced new partnerships.

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