Smart toy revenues to grow by almost 200% from 2018 to $18 bn by 2023, says Juniper Research

A new report from Juniper Research found that Smart Toys will represent an $18 billion (€15.10 billion) hardware and software market by 2023, up from an estimated $6 billion (€5.03 billion) in 2018. This increase will primarily be driven by the growing popularity of smartphone‑connected toys and related in-app purchases,

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Consumer robotics hardware revenues to reach $23bn per annum by 2022, as domestic aide robotics dominate

A new study from Juniper Research has found that domestic aide robotics will drive consumer robotics hardware revenues from an estimated $6.4 billion (€5.21 billion) in 2018 to nearly $23 billion (€18.74 billion) by 2022; an increase of over 250%.

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QualiTest releases advanced IoT testing solution

QualiTest Group, the pure play QA and independent software testing company, has launched a comprehensive testing solution dedicated to IoT. The offering was developed over the course of testing thousands of IoT projects involving both hardware and software, and across diverse software ecosystems.

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Cradlepoint takes next step in software-driven elastic edge strategy with new subscription-based solution pricing

Cradlepoint, the provider in cloud-delivered 4G LTE network solutions that provide a pathway to 5G, announced a new subscription-based solution pricing model, the next step in its Elastic Edge™strategy for software-driven and cloud-delivered wireless wide-area networks (WANs).

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Over-the-air firmware: The critical driver of IoT success

In the early days of IoT, updating remote devices often caused intermittent disruption and performance degradation. As IoT platforms have matured, they have embraced a novel way to remotely and reliably update connected devices with little to no disruption: over-the-air (OTA) firmware updates.

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Hyperconvergence and computation at the edge: Part 3

The adoption of edge and fog computing models is enabling enhanced efficiency, says Bob Emmerson. Data is generated at the edge and bringing processing power close to the source generates real-time information on which informed decisions and actions can be taken.

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Thingstream launches IoT Starter Kit to simplify global IoT connectivity without the need for the internet

IIoT connectivity provider Thingstream has launched its own IoT Starter Kit, enabling device manufacturers to rapidly develop globally connected devices and accelerate IoT projects.

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The IoT cybersecurity improvement act: What does it mean, and how do we get ready for it?

Security concerns have been dominating news about IoT as of late, and with good reason. A recent survey shows that nearly half of U.S. firms using an IoT network have been hit by a security breach.

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Renesas and Cogent collaborate to develop a 3D surround view solution to assist drivers during parking

Renesas Electronics, a supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, and Cogent Embedded Inc., a embedded software provider to the automotive industry, announced their joint development of a 3D surround view solution to assist drivers during parking or low speed maneuvers.

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Hardware Pioneers to host it’s second IoT Showcase in London

Following the success of the company’s first event two years ago, Hardware Pioneers will host it’s second IoT and Connected Hardware Showcase in London on Thursday October 5th.

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HARTING MICA certified for “Microsoft Azure for IoT“

HARTING’s MICA industrial computer system has been certified as meeting the requirements of Microsoft’s “Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT” programme.

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ITTIA partners with Wind River and announces the availability of ITTIA DB SQL on VxWorks

ITTIA, a provider of high performance database and connectivity products for embedded systems and Internet of Things (IoT) devices, announced its partnership with Wind River® and the availability of ITTIA DB SQL on VxWorks® real-time operating system (RTOS).

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Wireless sensor hardware, connectivity and web-based back office package aim to make IoT easy for systems integrators

In today’s marketplace systems integrators and service providers really do have the greatest opportunity of all company types to deploy, use and generate revenue from IoT / M2M applications.

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AWS Greengrass, Ubuntu, and the upcoming boom in Edge computing

The growth of the edge computing market has been well-documented. BI Intelligence predicted that 5.6 billion Enterprise and Government IoT devices will be connected to edge devices by 2020 – up from approximately 15 billion today.

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Transatel pleads for new pillars of IoT security

On May 22nd 2017, the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) issued a position paper raising this very issue of IoT security. Together with major actors of the semiconductor industry (Infineon, NXP, STMicroelectonics), the agency warned of a “market failure” in IoT security so far: it’s important to act now.

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Contextual-aware driving behaviour: What is it?

The traditional way to assess driving behaviour is to combine quantifiable events such as acceleration, braking, swerving, cornering, etc. with data on the vehicle’s location. That’s the way usage-based insurance operates, says Bob Emmerson, a freelance writer and telecoms industry observer.

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