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Content tagged with IoT posted in March 2016
Wearable Users Happy With Hardware, Less So With Apps
News  |  3/29/2016
A survey by Argus Insights suggests wearable makers need to spend more time thinking about app design and function.
IBM Opens Fourth Bluemix 'Garage' In France
News  |  3/28/2016
Developers can use IBM's latest cloud development tools and practices, including Watson analytical services, in Bluemix Garages.
FCC Spectrum Auction Finally Nears Despite Infighting
News  |  3/25/2016
As the FCC's auction of 600 MHz wireless spectrum -- four years in the making -- finally draws near, new testimony shows an agency struggling with infighting and partisanship.
SAP's Bold IoT Moves Begin With Vodafone Pact
Commentary  |  3/23/2016
SAP's deal with Vodafone for IoT services is the first in a line of anticipated partnerships between the software giant and telcos worldwide.
CoreOS Offers Automated Security Checks As A Service
News  |  3/22/2016
Clair 1.0 is ready for production use to make containers more secure. Also, new threats will be added to its vulnerabilities database.
Amazon: Kindle Users Need To Update Or Lose Connectivity
News  |  3/21/2016
A number of Kindle e-reader models need to install a critical software update by March 22, or risk losing the ability to connect to the Internet.
iPhone SE, iPad Air Pro Expected At Apple's March 21 Event
Commentary  |  3/19/2016
Apple has a smaller iPhone, refreshed iPad, and loads of new software on deck for a media event scheduled for March 21. Here's what we know.
IoT Security Could Crack Quickly In The Quantum Era
Commentary  |  3/18/2016
Internet of Things security is only beginning to get serious attention. However, it might already be too late. In the era of quantum computing, the fragile security that protects IoT devices may crumble faster than you think.
The Best Place To Work In IT: Cast Your Vote
Commentary  |  3/17/2016
InformationWeek is honoring the most rewarding place to work in IT with our 2016 People's Choice award. The winner, determined by your votes, will be announced in May at the InformationWeek Elite 100 Conference and Awards.
Apple Partially Switches From AWS To Google Cloud, Reports Say
News  |  3/17/2016
Apple is teaming up with rival Google to move some of its iCloud business onto the Google Cloud Platform. The move comes as Apple looks to diversify its cloud presence.
Alexa Can Talk To Fitbit, But Fitness Bands Fading
Commentary  |  3/17/2016
Fitbit wearers can now ask the Amazon Echo and Alexa about their progress, even as smartwatches eclipse fitness bands in the market for wearables.
Samsung Gear 2 Smartwatch Gets De Grisogono Flash
News  |  3/17/2016
Samsung is partnering with luxury watchmaker de Grisogono to create a flashy, limited-edition Gear 2 smartwatch encrusted with diamonds, with the latest tech onboard.
IoT Bringing Changes To Company Networks, Big Data Projects
News  |  3/17/2016
The Internet of Things is big, and only getting bigger. A new report from Ovum suggestions now is the time IT needs to get networks ready to collect all this data, and use it to business advantage.
Ring Pro Video Doorbell Gets Better Motion Detection, Video
Commentary  |  3/16/2016
The updated Ring Pro can set customized motion zones and record in 1080p HD for a clearer look at your front stoop, making any smart home that much smarter.
Microsoft AIX: Using Minecraft To Build Better AI
News  |  3/14/2016
Microsoft is the latest tech titan to rely on a game to further development of AI. The company is open sourcing its newly minted AIX platform to researchers and AI enthusiasts.
OpenWhisk Vies With AWS Lambda As Developer Service
News  |  3/14/2016
IBM's OpenWhisk is a new event-driven service for hosting and running developer's microservices that's designed to compete with AWS Lambda.
Gearing Up For Ambient Intelligence
News  |  3/14/2016
Ambient intelligence promises a world where your car, your home, and your office buildings anticipate your needs. Learn what's happening now, including how people are evaluating the trade-offs between convenience and privacy.
Patent Hints At Apple Watch Morphing Into Medical Device
News  |  3/13/2016
An Apple patent made public recently points to potentially larger plans for the iconic computer and device maker's Apple Watch. The wearable may eventually offer capabilities of a medical device.
Open Compute Gains Switch OS, Storage, Rack Contributions
News  |  3/11/2016
The Open Compute Project took several steps toward its goal of creating a set of building blocks for the modern data center with advances announced at its 2016 US Summit.
IBM's Watson Lands A Job With KPMG
News  |  3/9/2016
KPMG, the global global tax auditing and advisory firm, aims to use Watson's cognitive computing capabilities to look at volumes of data that, from a human standpoint, would be impossible to manage.
HoloLens Preorder, Windows 10 Enterprise Security: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  3/5/2016
This week Microsoft added Windows 10 IoT support for Raspberry Pi 3, kicked off HoloLens preorders, and filed an amicus brief in support of Apple in its FBI case.
IoT Adoption Will Reach 43% In 2016, Gartner Finds
News  |  3/3/2016
IoT is greatly used by heavy industries like utilities, oil, and gas and less by service-oriented industries, according to a new survey by Gartner. All told, about 43% of businesses are planning to adopt IoT technology by the end of the year.
Amazon Echo Dot Spreads Alexa Around Your House
Commentary  |  3/3/2016
Amazon showed off two Alexa-powered accessories today, including the Echo Dot and the portable Amazon Tap. These two new devices will add to the Amazon Echo ecosystem.
IoT Security: Industry Finally Waking Up To The Dangers
Commentary  |  3/3/2016
For the last several years, Internet of Things security has been one of the most hotly debated topics at Mobile World Congress. This year, however, IoT security took on a new sense of urgency as more devices are being connected and the technology turns mainstream.
IDC: Wearable, Smartwatch Buyers Want Tech With Style
Commentary  |  3/2/2016
Techies were among the earliest adopters of smartwatches and other wearables, but the next wave of wearable buyers are aiming more for style, according to new research from IDC.
Windows 10 IoT Adds Raspberry Pi 3 Support
News  |  3/2/2016
Microsoft has added support for the Raspberry Pi 3 through a Windows 10 IoT Core Insider Preview update.
Siri, Cortana Are Listening: How 5 Digital Assistants Use Your Data
Slideshows  |  3/2/2016
Learn more about how digital assistants including Amazon Alexa, Facebook M, Google Now, and Apple's Siri are rewriting the rules around data privacy and sharing.
8 IoT Operating Systems Powering The Future
Slideshows  |  3/1/2016
Unlike PCs and mobile devices, there's a wide variety of commercial and open source operating systems powering the IoT. Here are eight leading contenders and the best use-cases for them.


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