Tag Archives: Internet of Things

How IoT could bring hackers into your kitchen

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Tens of billions of devices, ranging from coffee makers to cars to spacecraft, could someday be connected to global networks thanks to what’s known as the Internet of Things, or IoT, and cybersecurity experts say that could open … Continue reading

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Swarm raises $25M for space-based IoT network

A year after making a $900,000 mistake, Swarm Technologies is raking in $25 million in a funding round aimed at getting a constellation of sandwich-sized satellites up and running for the Internet of Things. Getting the constellation in orbit could open up a … Continue reading

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Bees with backpacks can turn into sensor swarms

Bees with tiny electronic devices on their backs could sound like a researcher’s dream come true, or like a science-fiction novelist’s nightmare come true. Shyam Gollakota, an associate professor at the University of Washington’s Paul G. Allen School of Computer … Continue reading

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Not even Congress can keep up with IoT security

For years, computer industry leaders have been talking about creating a seal of approval that would assure consumers that their connected devices would be safeto use on the Internet of Things, just as past generations had Underwriters Laboratories or the Good Housekeeping seal to lean … Continue reading

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Boeing funds Australian IoT satellite venture

Boeing’s HorizonX venture capital arm has made its first investment outside the U.S., as part of a $15 million Series A funding round for an Australian satellite-based IoT startup called Myriota. Myriota makes use of low-power micro-transmitters to connect with a constellation of … Continue reading

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Kepler expands ‘Internet of Things’ to space

Toronto-based Kepler Communications says its first Ku-band telecommunications satellite is in working order after a Jan. 19 launch from China’s Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. The Kipp nanosatellite, which is about the size of a loaf of bread, was one of six spacecraft delivered to … Continue reading

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These sensors could widen Internet of Things

Researchers at the University of Washington have been working for years on a radio backscatter system that can monitor ultra-low-power sensors wirelessly, and now they’ve fine-tuned the system to pick up signals from more than a mile away. They say … Continue reading

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