Brazil’s Unitec licenses MIPS CPU from Imagination Technologies for a chip targeting smart cities

Imagination Technologies (IMG.L) has announced that Brazil’s Unitec Semiconductores has selected a MIPS M-class CPU as a controller in a new power management IC. It will be used in Internet of Things (IoT) smart city applications through products from Unitec Solutions, a subsidiary of Unitec Semiconductores.

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The evolution of Mirai could spell trouble for Windows business and home users

The infamous Mirai malware is now capable of targeting Windows systems, according to researchers at an antivirus firm. The original version of the malware was discovered in August 2016 and was used by cybercriminals to create botnets of infected Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

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Exploring automotive innovation: Is technology in the driver’s seat?

As traditional IT hardware business continues to commoditise, technology companies are looking for new industries to disrupt. The global automotive industry, with almost 90 million annual sales, provides a huge opportunity with global reach. In this blog, CPA Global shares patent trends following an analysis of the automotive industry.

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Securing automotive over-the-air updates

In-the-field software updates to cars save manufacturers money, enable critical bugs to be patched immediately and allow new features to be added to the vehicle at any time during its lifecycle.

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Intel, RIFT.io, Vasona Networks and Xaptum to demo Multi-Access Edge Computing

Intel, RIFT.io, Vasona Networks and Xaptum have announced that ETSI Industry Specification Group for Mobile Edge Computing (ISG MEC) has approved its joint multi-access edge computing (MEC) industrial Internet of Things (IoT) proof of concept (PoC).

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Members of ZigBee Alliance and Thread Group to demonstrate universal language for smart devices

The ZigBee Alliance, an association of companies creating, maintaining and delivering open, global standards for the low-power wireless Internet of Things (IoT), and the Thread Group, an organisation focused on making Thread the foundation for the IoT in the home and beyond,

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How street lights will illuminate the way for the smart cities of the future

There are currently about 282 million street lights in the world, and this number is expected to reach 338.9 million by 2025. Street lights account for approximately 40% of any given city’s electricity budget – which can amount to tens of millions of dollars for larger cities.

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The real situation in the Internet of Things revealed at last, says IDTechEx

Researched in late 2016 with ongoing updates, the new IDTechEx report on the Internet of Things (IoT), Internet of Things (IoT) 2017-2027, is intended to assist investors, participants and intending participants and users.

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New security requirements for all Z-Wave-certified IoT devices announced by Z-Wave Alliance

The Z-Wave Alliance, an open consortium of global companies deploying the Z-Wave smart home standard, is extending its its leadership position by adding a security requirement to its long-standing interoperability certification.

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Sigma Designs opens up Z-Wave to become an integral part of the smart home ecosystem

IoT is taking hold in a broad range of industries from automotive to farming to manufacturing. One of the biggest growing markets is the smart home with many areas ripe for development including controllers, lighting, thermostats, security, and sensors.

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Lightweight multi-purpose processor for the massive Internet of Things introduced by CEVA

CEVA, Inc., a licensor of signal processing IP for smarter, connected devices, has introduced a new lightweight, multi-purpose, processor IP core to streamline the design of cellular-enabled low data rate industrial and consumer loT devices.

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CEVA introduces a new DSP-based offering bringing deep learning and Artificial Intelligence capabilities

CEVA, Inc, licensor of signal processing IP for smarter, connected devices, has introduced a new DSP-based offering bringing deep learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities to low-power embedded systems.

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Smart homes are still overpriced, undersold and misunderstood, says Beecham Research

High price tags continue to put smart homes beyond the reach of most home owners and many who can afford to pay are not been sold on the benefits, according to a report from Beecham Research released today.

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Don’t leave it to IT – Part 1

There was a time when I could focus on and write about a key technology development like wireless data for a few years and then, when the Internet bubble burst, move on for a few more years to Voice over IP followed by Unified Communications.

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Fog computing gateways and cloud network solution launched for mobile and industrial enterprise IoT

LILEE Systems, a provider of advanced mobile connectivity solutions and emerging innovator in cloud-based network solutions, unveils its new platform for mobile and fixed distributed enterprises. These include bus fleets and retail franchises.

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The lightbulb is dead, long live the smart bulb

The era of the humble, dumb lightbulb may soon be over. These days smart lightbulbs are being made for home and business, and look set to make a significant contribution to the smart home.

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