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26 Sep, 2018

Episode 34-- Weekly IoT News Update

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This week we will take a look at the “smart jeans” - what if your new “IoT jeans” you've just bought start tweeting about your location as you cross London Bridge? Amazon is looking to open over 3000 cashless stores in the next five years, cashless, is it really cashless the way forward? Are smart cities really smart? – let’s hear Chris Johnson, Nokia’s senior vice president of global enterprise has to say about smart cities.

Internet of things: Should you worry if your jeans go smart?

This technology is just one of the current ways of allowing physical objects to go online - a concept dubbed the "internet of things", which industry insiders have shortened to IoT.

Amazon Will Consider Opening Up to 3,000 Cashierless Stores by 2021

Amazon.com Inc. is considering a plan to open as many as 3,000 new AmazonGo cashierless stores in the next few years, according to people familiar with matter, an aggressive and costly expansion that would threaten convenience chains like 7-Eleven Inc., quick-service sandwich shops like Subway and Panera Bread, and mom-and-pop pizzerias and taco trucks.

Are smart cities really smart?

From food – and food delivery – to banking, transportation, energy and finance, radical changes are turning both established ways of business and dominant companies on their heads. As described by Chris Johnson, senior vice president of global enterprise at Nokia: “The world is in flux thanks to new developments, and at the heart of that is the internet of things (IoT).

Nest’s digital health ambitions revealed in records from secretive purchase of Seattle startup Senosis

Google-owned Nest has been secretly laying the groundwork for a move into digital health products, a potential new line of business for a company that made its mark in smart thermostats and other connected home devices, according to previously confidential records obtained by GeekWire.

Cue weaponised A.I. as autonomous UK tech shines on battlefield

Weaponised AI took a step closer to reality this week as an autonomous British system able to scour city streets for enemy troops was tested by Canadian soldiers in mock battle.

Industry 4.0: how Advantech is driving European manufacturing

The IoT is providing globally integrated industrial systems that offer improved decision-making, with Advantech’s solution-ready package in the vanguard.

Alibaba announces A.I. chip unit, new Intel IoT edge partnership

Chinese ecommerce and technology giant Alibaba has announced that it is to set up a dedicated chip subsidiary. It aims to launch its first self-developed AI inference chip, which could be used for autonomous driving, smart city applications, and logistics, in the second half of 2019.

Salesforce announces Einstein Voice, a voice assistant for enterprises

Amazon’s got Alexa. Microsoft has Cortana. And Google has the Google Assistant. It seems like practically every tech giant has its own voice platform, at this point, and Salesforce just joined the list.

AT&T in talks to partner with L.A. on IoT, smart city, and 5G technology

At MWC Americas 2018, TechRepublic spoke with Mike Zeto, VP IoT and GM of Smart Cities at AT&T, about a partnership with the city of Los Angeles to deploy IoT and smart city technology.

Amazon’s 11 new Echo products from its big event

Amazon’s David Limp took to the stage at an Amazon event on Thursday saying that we had to get started because he had 70 pieces of news to share. I didn’t count them all but there were 11 new Echo devices launched at the event starting with a new version of the Echo Dot and ending with the Echo Auto for your car.<br /> <br /><br />

 

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