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Content tagged with IoT posted in January 2016
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Airborne Robot Can Replace Ladders In Industrial Environments
Commentary  |  1/30/2016
Ladders are dangerous. Appelix wants to replace them with airborne robots for industrial applications.
Google Taps Machine Learning To Make Smartphones Smarter
News  |  1/29/2016
Through a partnership with chip maker Movidius, Google plans to bring deep learning to future mobile devices.
Google Scores Huge Win For Artificial Intelligence In Go Match
News  |  1/28/2016
Google DeepMind's AlphaGo beat the European Go champion at the complex ancient Chinese game. Google also trounced Microsoft and Facebook in scoring a first in AI.
Artificial Intelligence Pioneer Marvin Minsky Dies
News  |  1/27/2016
Mathematician and computer scientist Marvin Minsky died Sunday from a cerebral hemorrhage, ending a noted career as the "father of artificial intelligence." He was 88.
Microsoft Open Sources Deep Learning, AIToolkit On GitHub
News  |  1/27/2016
Previously available to academic researchers, Microsoft's Computational Network Toolkit (CNTK) now has a friendlier open source license.
6 Hot Programming Languages To Add To Your Tool Kit
Slideshows  |  1/27/2016
Are you looking to tune up your software development or DevOps career with up-and-coming languages? Are you a hiring manager hoping to round out the tool set of your in-house team? Here are six languages to consider adding to your repertoire.
Wanted: IT Heroes For 2016 InformationWeek Awards
News  |  1/26/2016
The submission period is now open for four new awards that will be presented during the 2016 InformationWeek Elite 100 Conference in May. We need your help now to find the best candidates for each category.
iOS, WatchOS Beta Builds For Developers Pushed Out
Commentary  |  1/26/2016
Apple gave developers new test versions of all its major platforms this week -- iOS, watchOS, tvOS, and OS X.
Sony Acquires IoT Chipmaker Altair For $212M
News  |  1/26/2016
The purchase of Israel-based Altair Semiconductor could help bolster Sony's portfolio of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for a market that is experiencing rapid growth.
5 Secrets Of Successful People-First Companies
News  |  1/26/2016
The Accenture Technology Vision 2016 report examines five ways that adept digital companies are putting people first. Investing in the development and management of people will be necessary to navigate the tumultuous digital economy, according to Accenture.
Edge Analytics An Antidote To IoT Data Deluge
News  |  1/25/2016
As more organizations embrace the IoT, some may find themselves overwhelmed by the volume of data generated. Edge analytics can reduce the need to store and process it all at a central location. Here are the details.
IoT Shows Its Worth To Businesses
News  |  1/23/2016
The Internet of Things (IoT) can be used for a diverse set of tasks, including opening up new business models. A recent Forrester report explores how businesses are embracing IoT.
Microsoft's Mimicker Alarm App Powered By AI
News  |  1/22/2016
Microsoft's Garage Project team has cooked up a new alarm clock app for Android smartphones that forces users to make faces or play games to turn it off. What's most interesting about Mimicker Alarm is not what it makes people do, but how it uses artificial intelligence to determine the actions.
Worst Passwords Of 2015 Reveal Our Stupidity
News  |  1/20/2016
This year's list is an indication that the sooner we get rid of password-based authentication, the better.
Comic: The Dangers Of CES
Commentary  |  1/20/2016
Lots of great products are available at CES. It is a wonder this doesn't happen more often.
Intel's 6th-Gen Core vPro Chips Promise Enhanced Speed, Security
News  |  1/20/2016
Intel's sales pitch for its 6th-generation Core vPro processors revolved around business transformation, collaboration, and baked-in multi-factor authentication.
Mobile World Congress 2016: 5G, IoT And Politics On Tap
Commentary  |  1/20/2016
Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona is a mere five weeks away. Here's a look at what we're expecting at the event, amidst local, national, and global politics.
IoT 2016: 13 Hot Trends For Business
Slideshows  |  1/20/2016
We've identified 13 noteworthy Internet of Things trends that will make a difference to your business -- and your life -- this year and beyond.
Amazon's Latest IoT Play Is Dash Replacement Service
News  |  1/19/2016
Amazon unveils its Dash Replenishment Service, where devices and appliances will automatically order more supplies. The company aims to capture a slice of the Internet of Things industry, which is expected to rise to $453 billion by 2020, according to a newly released study.
IoT Raises New Legal Challenges For Business
News  |  1/19/2016
Privacy, security, and data ownership issues surrounding Internet of Things devices are creating a host of new legal questions and problems. Here's what's happening now, and what you need to know.
Ford's Autonomous Car: Under The Hood
Commentary  |  1/18/2016
Ford is building an autonomous car and the technology for the test vehicle is more familiar than you might think.
8 Cool New Drones Taking Flight
Slideshows  |  1/17/2016
Whether you're a prosumer, a hobbyist, or a professional filmmaker looking for polished aerial cinematography, a new crop of drones invading the market in 2016 offers something for everyone. Drones made a big splash at CES earlier this month, and even new FAA regulations can't dampen the enthusiasm. With that in mind, InformationWeek picked eight offerings that you should keep an eye on.
6 Machine Learning, AI, Analytics Trends To Watch
Slideshows  |  1/15/2016
Big data and analytics are set for a big 2016, as more devices and types of software are connected and exchange information. Here are some considerations for businesses as they look to maximize the value of all this data.
Pew: Americans Would Trade Privacy For Safety
News  |  1/14/2016
When it comes to coaxing personal information out of Americans, a Pew Research Center report found certain factors, like safety, lead to greater acceptance than cost savings can.
UPS: 3D Printing Maps Out A New Future
Commentary  |  1/13/2016
UPS is embracing 3D printing as part of the future of logistics. Here's how the logistics company is using technology and some key partnerships to map out a new future for its supply chain.
CES 2016: Glitzy Tech And Marketing Playground
Commentary  |  1/12/2016
Every year, the worlds of marketing and technology collide in Las Vegas for one week during CES. The 2016 CES, which included drones, virtual reality, and more, proved no exception.
10 Medical-Device Wearables To Improve Patients' Lives
Slideshows  |  1/12/2016
Wearable medical devices have expanded from hearing aids to everything from heartbeat monitors to pain management. Here are 10 medical wearables worth watching.
Comic: Unwearables
Commentary  |  1/11/2016
Wearables were one of the top gifts of 2015, but not all of them were created equal.
HTC Starts Vive Preorders Feb. 29, Bets On VR
News  |  1/11/2016
HTC is making its Vive HR headset available for February preorder. Will virtual reality be the foundation for a successful future?
Ford Testing Autonomous Vehicles In Snow
News  |  1/11/2016
Ford updates its LiDAR system to deal with Michigan's wintry road conditions, paving the way for broader use of self-driving vehicles.
4 Data Security Tips For CIOs
Commentary  |  1/11/2016
Security challenges facing CIOs will continue to escalate because the payoffs are high for perpetrators, and risks are relatively low. Here are four tips to help turn your organization -- and your data -- into less appealing targets for the bad guys.
10 Best Enterprise Products At CES
Slideshows  |  1/10/2016
InformationWeek went to CES so you didn't have to. Here are the 10 best enterprise products we found lurking among the consumer gadgets and gear.
Apple Acquires Feelings, Microsoft R Update, 2016 Predictions: Big Data Roundup
News  |  1/10/2016
Apple is getting emotional. The company has acquired a startup that claims its facial recognition software can read your feelings. Meanwhile, Microsoft gets ready to update its R strategy, vendors offer their 2016 big data predictions, and more. Here's our big data roundup for the week ending January 10, 2016.
Windows 10 Devices, Connected Car Deals At CES: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  1/9/2016
The week of CES saw new Windows 10 devices, connected-car advancements, and the looming end of Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10.
EZCast Smart TV Dongle May Threaten Home Network Security
News  |  1/7/2016
Security firm Check Point highlights the risky networking pathways that can be created by not properly protecting connected IoT consumer products.
Mobile, IoT Sales Hampered By Security Fears: Accenture
News  |  1/7/2016
Concerns about privacy and security join several factors weighing heavily on purchases of mobile devices and Internet of Things (IoT) technology. A new Accenture report says 2016 could be a very flat year for sales of consumer technology overall, and mobile and IoT devices in particular.
Government IT: Hot Tech Trends In 2016
News  |  1/7/2016
Local, state, and federal governments are aiming to make their tech initiatives more open, responsive, technically up-to-date, and secure this year. Can they pull it off?
10 Healthcare Wearables, Devices Dominating CES
Slideshows  |  1/7/2016
This year's wearables go beyond basic step counting to measure core health data such as blood pressure, vision quality, and body temperature. At CES 2016, InformationWeek got up close and personal with the latest wave of health-centric devices.
GM CEO Talks Chevy Bolt, Auto Tech At CES 2016
News  |  1/7/2016
Mary Barra, CEO and chairman of the GM board, discussed the future of auto technology and the new Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle during her CES keynote.
Samsung, Huawei, HTC Show Off Smartwatches At CES
Slideshows  |  1/6/2016
The smartwatch field just got a bit more crowded, with new devices from Samsung, Huawei, HTC, Fitbit, and Casio. The companies showed off their latest gear at CES 2016.
Intel CEO Details Sensor-Packed Future At CES 2016
Commentary  |  1/6/2016
At CES 2016 in Las Vegas, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich described a future that included sensors implanted in nearly every device people touch or use. This smart, connected world will push computing beyond the limits of traditional silicon processors.
Fitbit Blaze Chases Apple Watch With Luxury Touches
News  |  1/6/2016
The Fitbit Blaze carries a touch of luxury in the form of leather and stainless steel band options, alongside expanded communications capabilities. It's the company's first attempt to take on the Apple Watch head-on.
Twitter's Top Data Science, Analytics, And BI Feeds
Slideshows  |  1/6/2016
Twitter is a veritable playground for data scientists looking to scrape and analyze public data. But it's also a great place to learn about what data scientists, business intelligence practitioners, and analytics experts are thinking. Here are 11 of our favorites on Twitter.
Hot New Wares From LG, Samsung, Qualcomm Invade CES 2016
News  |  1/6/2016
Connected car technology and smart home appliances were among Tuesday's announcements at CES 2016.
CES 2016: Sneak Peek At Emerging Trends
Commentary  |  1/5/2016
After walking around a crowded ballroom for a couple of hours checking out gadgets of all shapes, sizes, and functionality, here are the major trends I saw coming together at the event that are likely to have long-term impact on our lives and businesses.
Ford Aims To Connect Cars To Smart Homes, Drones
News  |  1/5/2016
As it transforms from automaker to mobility provider, Ford is betting big on self-driving cars and automotive connectivity.
Microsoft Partnerships Drive Connected Cars: CES 2016
News  |  1/5/2016
At CES, Microsoft announces new partnerships with Volvo, Nissan, Harman, and IAV to further connected car strategies.
Nvidia DRIVE PX 2 Boosts IQ Of Self-Driving Cars
News  |  1/5/2016
DRIVE PX 2, the latest version of Nvidia's supercomputer for cars, enables a host of different functions that can help autonomous vehicles run safely and efficiently.
Mark Zuckerberg's AI Helper Will Fall Short
Commentary  |  1/4/2016
As a personal challenge for 2016, Facebook's CEO says he aims to automate his home by coding his own artificial intelligence software. But the resulting AI household helper will likely work worse than anticipated.
WiFi HaLow: IoT's Low-Power Savior?
Commentary  |  1/4/2016
The new standard announced by the WiFi Alliance will reduce power requirements and extend WiFi's range.
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