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12 Dec, 2018

Episode 44-- Weekly IoT News Update

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IoT news for this week…

The 10 Hottest Industrial IoT Startups Of 2018

With the industrial IoT market expected to reach $14.2 trillion by 2030, CRN looked at the 10 hottest, channel-friendly IIoT startups that stand to benefit from the sector's growth.

Amazon improves Alexa’s ability to recognize conversation topics by 35%

Right now, the idea of voice computing is powerful, but still difficult to implement. Computers are good at understanding the words that we say, but not always great about ascribing meaning to them.

House Passes IoT Bill

The House has passed the H.R. 6032, the SMART (State of Modern Application, Research, and Trends) IoT Act. The House passed by a voice vote, meaning there was not head count.

Top IoT messaging protocols are laughably insecure, Trend Micro research shows

Japanese cybersecurity firm Trend Micro today published a report on the state of IoT security. The company found that two of the leading machine-to-machine (M2M) protocols have inherent design issues, and are frequently deployed in an insecure manner.

Here’s why Cypress bought Cirrent

Cypress, the chip firm that purchased Broadcom’s Wi-Fi business back in 2016, has now purchased a startup that makes connecting devices to a home Wi-Fi network easier. Cypress said it has purchased Cirrent for an undisclosed sum. Cirrent’s, CEO Rob Conant told me the deal was all-cash, but declined to disclose how much Cypress paid.

ECG app and irregular heart rhythm notification available today on Apple Watch

Nearly three months after the Apple Watch 4 hardware launched, the software to support the wearable’s integrated electrocardiogram (ECG) feature is now available thanks to Apple’s watchOS 5.1.2 update.

Collaborating on the future of audio news for the Assistant

For the past century, radio has been a one-size-fits-all medium. Turn on the radio and you’re dropped into a show at a moment in time—regardless of what you already know, where you are, or what you’re interested in.

Report: Amazon is testing cashierless checkout for larger stores

Amazon’s cashierless checkout technology is now being tested for use in larger stores, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal on Sunday. The system, which involves an array of cameras to track shoppers’ purchases alongside weight sensors on shelves, has been rolling out this year to smaller convenience stores across the U.S. in markets including Seattle, Chicago, San Francisco and soon New York.

Pindrop raises $90M to bring its voice-fraud prevention to IoT devices and Europe

When it comes to how humans communicate with each other or with machines, voice is a major interface, with growth in the latter fuelled by the rise of artificial intelligence…

How far should insurers go with medical device data?

The rise in remote medicine will require more connected devices and raise questions about how patient data is shared.

 

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