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Victor aims to use IoT to build a better mousetrap

Video: Victor made internet-connected mousetraps — because why not? Victor is aiming to use the Internet of things to build a better, connected mousetrap. The company behind Victor mousetraps, Woodstream, is planning launch connected mousetraps in the third quarter in the latest sign that every business is going digital. Victor’s mousetraps have already evolved a good bit. Now IoT will ...

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Samsung SmartThings, Harman to collaborate on IoT acceleration

US auto-component giant Harman and Samsung SmartThings will collaborate to accelerate the growth of the latter’s Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem, the companies have announced. Under the engineering partnership, Harman Connected Services, a division of Harman working on connected devices, will assist in rolling out the SmartThings app, integrate third-party sensors into the SmartThings ecosystem, and work on feature development ...

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Samsung expands IoT partnerships for ARTIK, teams up with PTC

Samsung announced a series of partnerships with the likes of PTC in a bid to put its ARTIK Internet of things platform into more buildings, devices and industrial settings. James Stansberry, general manager of ARTIK, said the IoT platform is typically used by manufacturers as well as health care device manufacturers. Home automation and services are also on the ARTIK ...

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Spark NZ to launch IoT network next month

New Zealand telecommunications carrier Spark has announced that it is aiming to launch its Internet of Things (IoT) network next month while continuing to trial its Cat-M1 network. According to Spark, it is expecting to provide coverage through the IoT network to around 20 urban centres and key rural areas by midyear. “We have progressed our plans in the IoT ...

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Nokia launches smart city platform, services, IoT management tools

special feature Louisville and the Future of the Smart City Louisville, Kentucky is building a unique bridge between the smart city and the smart home. Here’s what communities and citizens can learn about the benefits of the onrushing digital transformation. Read More Nokia launched a set of services and technologies to manage a smart city’s video surveillance, network, Internet of ...

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Google acquires LogMeIn’s Xively IoT platform for $50 million

Google on Thursday announced it will acquire LogMeIn’s Xively IoT platform for $50 million. Google said the deal will “complement” its Google Cloud efforts for a fully managed IoT service. “With the addition of Xively’s robust, enterprise-ready IoT platform, we can accelerate our customers’ timeline from IoT vision to product, as they look to build their connected business,” Google wrote ...

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​Will Bixby consolidate Samsung’s smart TV and IoT experience?

Will AI complete Samsung’s IoT vision? (Image: Corinne Reichert/ZDNet) Samsung Electronics is set to unveil details of its new premium QLED TV line-up next month. Among the line-up will likely be its smart TV experience with new AI features led by its virtual assistant Bixby, as teased by the company at last month’s CES. The South Korean tech giant’s Internet ...

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This unusual new IoT botnet is spreading rapidly via peer-to-peer communication

Video: The Internet of Things must be futureproofed A new Internet of Things botnet is the first of its kind to use custom-built peer-to-peer communication to spread to new targets. Dubbed Hide ‘N Seek (HNS) by the researchers at security company Bitdefender, the botnet first appeared in early January before disappearing then re-emerging on January 20. The botnet communicates between ...

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Actian and the Zen of IoT maintenance

Palo Alto-based hybrid database player Actian is announcing today the transformation of its Zen Embedded Database for use in Internet of Things (IoT) applications, both on edge devices and gateways. The company says its Zen platform, which can run on a wide range of operating systems and device types, will bring standardization to the IoT space which has heretofore been ...

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