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Every so often Amazon makes announcement that looks like a Ryanair publicity stunt; something that sounds remotely plausible but in reality is a non-starter. The difference is that these are very much starters. We have seen the drone, the bookstore and even Amazon Dash and now we have the payless store. No more queues, no ...

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FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler published an interesting letter addressed to Senator Mark Warner, in response to his questions asking what the FCC is planning to do regarding the well-publicized IoT DDoS attack powered by Mirai & co botnets. Mr. Warner puts it well when he states that “Mirai’s efficacy depends, in large part, on the ...

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Sports leagues, advertisers, and broadcasters looking to impress sponsors, develop their future technology platform, and impressed fans have started to invest in at least a single UltraHD camera rig and production system, capable of producing a predictable pace of premium UltraHD content. Many distributors today are thinking of delivering this content as demonstrations, with a ...

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The promise of investment for securing industrial control systems (ICS) has remained relatively unfulfilled in the past few years since the first shockwaves resulting from the discovery of Stuxnet in 2009. Industrial operators have been slow to implement comprehensive cybersecurity mechanisms within their facilities. Cost factors, legacy equipment, skills shortage, and low risk awareness all ...

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Through its cloud-based Open Location Platform, HERE plans launching real-time automotive data services based on on-board sensors of connected Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz vehicles. This is an industry first, with competing premium car brands joining forces to launch next-generation traffic flow and incidents, hazard warnings (accidents, extreme weather events and other road conditions), traffic signage ...

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A Thriving Market Still with Room to Grow

It is no secret that video on demand (VOD) services are a hot topic in the video market, and have been for a while. While most are familiar with the subscription business model from the likes of Amazon Video or Netflix—which raked in US$6 billion in ...

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Kontakt.io hs just announced a new rnge of hardware platform on which a new generation of start-ups and applications around asset tracking and RTLS can be built. Kontakt.io offers gateway infrastructure, cloud platform and a range of different tag formats, which will enable low cost indoor asset tracking that is easy to deploy ...

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Airports are finally emerging as one of the hottest verticals for BLE beacons and indoor location technology, and San Diego International Airport created an innovative deployment that should act as a prototype for airports across the world on the multiple layers of utility these technologies can bring.

Airports provide the necessary drama and human emotions ...

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Wi-Fi Tech of Yesterday

Wi-Fi has evolved significantly.  If one goes back a decade, the Wi-Fi industry mostly comprised of 802.11g products, and was about to shift to 802.11n.  Wi-Fi existed mostly in portable PCs, some desktop PCs, and a small number of PDAs.  That was single-stream Wi-Fi in narrow ...

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The rather surprising outcome of the UK referendum today has emotions running high: shock, glee, anger, fear. But perhaps the predominant feeling is uncertainty. After 43 years of inclusion, the UK is the first country to decide to leave the European Union definitively. As such, the blowout for the British government, the private sector and ...

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