50% of the world’s population live in cities, how can IoT solve urban challenges?

In this brand-new Quickfire Interview, editorial director, Jeremy Cowan chats to Robbie Paul, Director of IoT Business Development, at Digi-Key Electronics about Internet of Things solutions for smart cities, what factories of the future will look like and what’s next in IoT’s evolution.

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Smart home payments transaction value to exceed $164bn globally by 2025

A new study from Juniper Research has found that the total transaction value of smart home payments, payments that occur via smart home devices, will exceed $164 billion (€138.21 billion) in 2025, from $22 billion (€18.54 billion) in 2020.

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Google, T-Mobile, Silicon Labs among partners with ioXt Alliance to secure IoT devices

The ioXt Alliance, which describes itself as the global standard for IoT Security, announced today that major technology companies and manufacturers including Google, T-Mobile, Silicon Labs, have certified a wide range of devices through the ioXt Alliance Certification Program.

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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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Will 2020 be the year home IoT cyber attacks get serious?

When it comes to disruptive change, the emergence of the smart home is driving demographic, economic, and technological advancement as never before, says David P. Maher, executive VP and chief technology officer of Intertrust. This application of IoT, where private households and the devices that run them are connected to the internet, is creating an

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Nationwide launches smart home solution to add extra layer of protection to homes with connected devices

Leaving home does not mean leaving your worries behind. For many, pulling out of the driveway can bring on anxiousness about the stove being left on or forgetting to close the garage door. Most people don’t even think about risks associated with leaky or frozen water pipes that could cause serious water or flood damage.

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Smart home connectivity: 3 steps to overcome major obstacles

Connected appliances, or sometimes referred to as ‘white goods’, have quickly grown to become the fourth largest category of smart devices, and they’re expected to dominate the smart home market in just two short years.

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What is IoT & how it works?

What is IoT Data as a new oil IoT connectivity What is IoT video So what’s IoT? The phrase ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) is officially everywhere. It constantly shows up in my Google news feed, the weekend tech supplements are waxing lyrical about it and the volume of marketing emails I receive advertising ‘smart, connected

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Smart home devices shipments will have exceeded 100mn globally in 2018

Almost 110 million smart home devices will be shipped worldwide in 2018, according to a new industry report from Futuresource Consulting. This equates to a retail value of almost $17 billion (€14.8 billion) and demonstrates strong growth in both volume and value.

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As Samsung and Swann IoT apps breached, when will we confront our security flaws?

On Thursday, security flaws were revealed within the firmware of Samsung‘s SmartThings Hub. Cisco Talos issued a blog on multiple vulnerabilities. As Jeremy Cowan reports, this is not the only IoT security flaw exposed recently. No surprise then, that enterprises are getting twitchy about the security of their future IIoT services.

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Amazon, Google not the only digital assistants in smart homes, says Strategy Analytics

The rules of engagement between smart home companies and digital assistant ecosystems are changing as smart home market growth continues, highlighting areas of opportunity – and caution – for device manufacturers, service providers, and digital assistant platforms alike according to a report just released by Strategy Analytics.

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A beginner’s guide to DIY home security is offered by US specialist

Homes without security systems are three times more likely to be broken into. It’s a shocking statistic for sure, but homeowners and renters are not helpless in the face of crime.

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Will artificial intelligence enable new smart home services personalised for the whole family?

Analysts predict an imminent boom in demand for smart homes, yet the mainstream media still scoffs at pitiful consumer take-up. The truth may lie somewhere in between, but it seems there are too many services that users either don’t value or struggle to install.

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The Top Internet Of Things (IoT) projects and products

The Internet of Things, or IoT, is becoming a significant part of our everyday lives. Connecting electronic devices, vehicles, clothes and even buildings to a digital network, the Internet of Things could dramatically change the way we live. By 2020, there may be as many as 26 billion devices connected to the IoT.

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The day of the smart appliance is finally dawning

Smart appliances have been available for many years without making much impact on the US$74 billion worldwide Laundry and Refrigeration market, but research from Futuresource Consulting indicates that this may be about to change.

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Smart home automation & monitoring devices to exceed 770m by 2021

A new report from Juniper Research forecasted that smart home automation and monitoring devices will grow to over 770 million globally by 2021, representing an eleven-fold rise from just 68 million estimated in 2016.

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