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02 Nov, 2018

Episode 39-- Weekly IoT News Update

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This week, we take a look at an interesting moral dilemma – who should be killed in a “driverless” car crush? The driver, the passengers or the pedestrians? Also we will look at a few smart phone and telecommunication related articles.

Driverless cars: Who should die in a crash?

If forced to choose, who should a self-driving car kill in an unavoidable crash?

LoRa Alliance™ Enhances LoRaWAN™ Protocol with New Specifications to Support Firmware Updates Over the Air

The LoRa Alliance™, the global association of companies backing the open LoRaWAN™ protocol for the Internet of Things (IoT) low-power wide-area networks (LPWANs), today announced public availability of three new specifications.

Red Hydrogen One: The internet reacts to the 3D-enabled phone

When Red revealed plans to produce a "holographic" smartphone 15 months ago it caught the industry by surprise.

Amazon backs German smart heating and AC company Tado in new $50M funding round

Tado, the smart thermostat and AC control maker, has raised a further $50 million in funding from an array of noteworthy and strategic investors. Backing the Munich-headquartered company this time around is Amazon, E.ON, Total Energy Ventures, Energy Innovation Capital, Inven Capital, and the European Investment Bank.

Huawei's Watch GT has no time for Android's Wear OS

Huawei has decided not to use the wearable-tech version of Android in its latest smartwatch, opting instead for an in-house operating system.

Yes, Americans, you can break anti-piracy DRM if you want to repair some of your kit

The US Copyright Office has ruled that consumers have a right to break the digital rights management on their connected cars, phones, tractors, etc. iso they can repair them.

Smarter Homes: Lessons Learnt

Designer Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino, has published a new book about designing the smart home

Lacuna is bringing the internet of things to space

In the last few weeks, several companies have announced plans to build IoT networks using satellites and a variety of networking technologies. For example, Amazon is working with Iridium to launch a …

FreeRTOS TCP/IP Stack Vulnerabilities Put A Wide Range of Devices at Risk of Compromise: From Smart Homes to Critical Infrastructure Systems

Researchers have found 13 vulnerabilities in popular embedded operating system FreeRTOS, including a few that affect the TCP/IP stack. The bugs could let an attacker access the device and grab data from memory...

Satellite company partners with Bezos' AWS to bring internet connectivity to the 'whole planet'

Iridium Communications announced a partnership with Amazon Web Services this week, to develop a satellite-based network called CloudConnect for Internet of Things (IoT) applications.


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