Why are some smart home businesses ‘bricking’ customers’ devices?

Wink recently gave its customers a two-day deadline to pay a subscription for its services or have them ‘bricked’, digitally blocked. Mark Samuel (MS), CEO of Ezlo Innovation, believes that not only is the “buy a subscription or we brick your device” model the wrong way to treat customers, it is also the wrong revenue

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1080P RAW sensor launched with on-chip AEC for fast wake-up on IoT cameras

SmartSens Technology announces the official launch of SC210IoT – a 1080P 30fps low power video sensor specifically designed to power Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

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Life 2.0: Creating pandemic-ready smart cities with COVID-19 learnings

Change is a constant. Right from the metal to machine age, till the era of digital revolution, we have seen several changes impacting our lives. In the information age we are in today, the pace of change has notched up manifold.

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Severe data breach could cost tech companies US$174mn per day

Tech companies could lose an average of US$174 million (€160 million) per day – or $37.30 billion (€34.46 billion) per month as a result of compromised records per data breach, new research shows. 

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Killed off by NTT DoCoMo: NB-IoT still kicking globally, but for how long?

Japan’s telco, NTT DoCoMo, shut down its NarrowBand-IoT (NB-IoT) network on March 31st. Coming barely a year after NTT’s services were launched,  Jeremy Cowan editorial director of IoT Now turned to industry watchers for their views on the decision and what lies ahead for NB-IoT.

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Waylay partners with EPAM to deliver integrated IoT solutions to customers

IoT automation and analytics software company, Waylay has formed a partnership with EPAM Systems, Inc, a global provider of digital platform engineering and software development services. This is in response to increasing customer demand for advanced technologies that help derive more business value from IoT data.

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Self-charging everything: Battle for the high ground

When some full-function, always-on smartwatches are able to self-charge, the others will look like the horse-drawn cart. And, says IDTechEx chairman, Dr Peter Harrop, when Internet of Things (IoT) nodes are self-charging at the right size and price, the market for them will increase one thousand times.

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‘Easy, secure, open, scalable’ connection for IoT and building automation avoids VPNs

J2 Innovations, the makers of the FIN Framework, the software platform for building automation and Internet of Things (IoT) applications in buildings and built-environments, has launched the Edge2Cloud product.

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Vodafone launches IoT-enabled heat detection camera

Vodafone UK, in partnership with Digital Barriers, launched a Heat Detection Camera to help UK organisations get back to work safely during the coronavirus pandemic. The Heat Detection Camera combines thermal imaging and Vodafone’s IoT connectivity to screen the temperature of people as they enter buildings.

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AT&T cloud contact centre platform helps businesses rapidly deliver an enhanced Customer Experience

AT&T unveiled its new AT&T Cloud Contact Centre platform empowering businesses to rapidly and cost-effectively transform their customer experience through a superior omnichannel experience.

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Women in Tech: Female leaders to watch in 2020

In the 21st century, the tech we use defines a great deal of our lives, no matter our gender. So it’s heartening to see many of today’s top female innovators following the example of tech like Grace Hopper and Katherine Johnson — women who charged ahead and made their mark on the world of technology,

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Mitigating the cyber risks of IoT and finding solutions

The last decade has seen unprecedented development of the Internet of Things (IoT) landscape, enabled by new distributed network technologies. McKinsey estimates that by 2025, the world will own 50 billion networked devices, up 400% from 2010, and contributing US$11 trillion (€10 trillion) to economies.

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The Role of 3D Printing in the IoT

(Sponsored Feature) – Estimations suggest that the smart manufacturing industry is going to conduct significantly more business in the coming years. Specifically, a recent write-up at Yahoo Finance projected that the smart manufacturing market would be worth $384.8 billion (€356.1 billion) within the next five years. That’s up from an expected $214.7 billion (€198.7 billion) at some

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Why 5G IoT demands an entirely new type of network

As 5G rollouts finally get underway, the business case challenges for operators are becoming very clear. In the build-up to deployment the key focus was on enabling new revenue streams for operators and new services for enterprises. Now, however, in order to support enterprise and IoT applications effectively, a completely different approach to planning, deploying

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Is this the first IoT winter?

Is the Internet of Things (IoT) going through its ‘First IoT Winter’ between 2015 and 2020? Based on his recent book ‘The Internet of Things Myth’ and work by Transforma Insights looking at IoT deployments, says Matt Hatton, founding partner, Transforma Insights.

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Rays of sun are brightening the tech sector’s gloom

A WEEK IN IoT – The news hasn’t improved much lately, and it’s tough to digest a diet of disaster in the media, says Jeremy Cowan. We have to hold our hands up here for sharing tough news in www.TheEE.io , www.IoT-Now.com , and www.VanillaPlus.com ). So, don’t think I’m in denial when I try to lift the spirits a little

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