Podcast 14: Smart homes Matter, but will they be secure?

President Biden has signed an Executive Order on cybersecurity as the latest US step to improve IoT security by introducing cybersecurity labelling for consumer products. The Trending Tech Podcast hears from Steve Hanna of Infineon that the race to the bottom in cybersecurity is ending as governments worldwide are following new standards. Meanwhile, Gartner says

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Uncovering the IoT blindspot in a post-pandemic world

As companies around the world look at returning to the office, they must also have eyes on their IoT devices says, Max Heinemeyer, director of threat hunting at Darktrace.

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MWC Los Angeles 2021 to return as a live event in October

The GSMA has revealed details of MWCLA21, in partnership with CTIA, which will return live and in person this October.

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FactoryLogix IIoT-based manufacturing 4.0 platform chosen by Mercury Systems

FactoryLogix by Aegis has been selected by Mercury Systems, Inc, a provider in trusted, securing mission-critical technologies for aerospace and defence.

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Cellular IoT module shipments exceeded 300mn units globally in 2020

Berg Insight estimates that global cellular IoT module shipments increased by 14% to a new record level of 303 million in 2020. Annual revenues grew slower at 8% to reach US$3.4 billion (€2.79 billion).

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The Matter Standard: The new revolutionary standard for smart homes

( SPONSORED FEATURE ) The smart home continues to evolve in available functions and complexity as several different connectivity protocols from numerous suppliers target a variety of products for use in smart homes. However, according to incontrol, as many as 71% of consumers acknowledge fear of their personal information being stolen while using smart home

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Soracom launches global IoT connectivity strategy

Soracom, Inc., a global provider of advanced IoT connectivity, announced its strategy to deliver a full suite of solutions including development tools, cloud integrations, and a robust consulting and partner ecosystem that companies need to successfully launch and scale their Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives.

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US PC shipments rocket 73% in a year driven by backlog orders

The PC market in the United States grew 73% year on year in Q1 2021, with total shipments of desktops, notebooks, tablets and workstations exceeding 34 million units. Notebooks and tablets led the way with impressive growth, while desktops lagged amid weak demand during the pandemic.

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Air quality monitoring now one of the fast-growing smart city applications

According to a new research report from the IoT analyst firm, Berg Insight, the installed base of urban air quality monitoring devices reached 73,000 units in 2020 and will grow at a CAGR of 34% to reach 315,000 units in 2025.

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Vuforia instruct SaaS simplifies CAD-based AR

On stage at the Vuforia Live Virtual Event, PTC has released the new Vuforia Instruct out-of-the-box offering from the Vuforia Enterprise Augmented Reality (AR) Suite.

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Surf Loch leverages Siemens’ digital enterprise portfolio to create the perfect wave

Surf Loch, a California-based company that has been developing wave-making technology since the 1980s, is using software from Siemens’ Xcelerator portfolio and automation technology to create wave pools that deliver ocean-quality waves which can be tailored to each individual surfer.

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IoT enabled e-scooter trials start in the UK

The UK government is now running trials of electric scooters (e-scooters) in London. New guidance has been issued listing the rules for the general public who are using e-scooters within the trials.

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Datto upgrades virtual SIRIS to help combat ransomware

Datto Holding Corp., the global provider of cloud-based software and security solutions purpose-built for delivery by managed service providers (MSPs), reintroduced its Virtual SIRIS (vSIRIS) data protection software.

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Dublin City Uni and Bentley Systems to create Ireland’s campus digital twin

Dublin City University and the Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics at DCU have announced a new research partnership with global software engineering firm Bentley Systems. Together they plan to build Ireland’s higher education digital campus.

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Life Lessons: Have faith in your abilities, and know that it’s ok to take some risks

Travelling the world was once the norm for Jon Arnold, VP of sales, EMEA, RealWear, Inc.But working from home has improved productivity, quality of life and perhaps the planet.He couldn’t have said that if he’d become a pilot or a foreign correspondent, as he once hoped.

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Opengear deploys new lighthouse software for better management view

Opengear, a Digi International company and a provider of solutions for secure, resilient network access and IT automation, has unveiled Lighthouse Enterprise, Automation Edition. This is the out-of-band management software solution to include automation capabilities and secure provisioning.

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