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January 28, 2016

‘Everything as a service’ – IoT is transforming objects into services

It used to be that when you bought a product you had only one opportunity to buy the model most tailored to your needs because you were stuck with it until the time came to replace it. The object – be it a lightbulb or copier, an MRI machine or piece of telecommunications equipment – was fixed and unchanging, fixed in time and commencing obsolescence from the moment you purchased it.

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January 28, 2016

A safer world made possible by connected, intelligent machines

In our quest to connect everything to the Internet, we are entering a new phase of incorporating machine learning and big data analytics to glean insights and improve decision making.

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January 27, 2016

Wearables at work will take off this year, says Epson

Many wearable devices to date have failed to live up to expectations – Google Glass and the Apple Watch in particular left many consumers wanting more. Valerie Riffaud-Cangelosi, new markets development manager at Epson believes that in 2016 we will see new applications for wearables reviving demand for the technology.

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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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