Internet of Things

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The United Nations steps in to define 5G, ending a marketing war

With mobile operators' marketing departments already throwing around claims about their 5G services, the United Nations is weighing in with its definition of what qualifies a network as next-generation.

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LTE speeds outpace home internet with new Qualcomm and Intel modems

With every new generation of smartphone, LTE connections get faster. That's because the devices have faster modems that can transfer data at unprecedented download speeds.

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Adding data to toothbrushes, MRI machines

From toothbrushes to high-end medical imaging equipment, Philips is offering its consumer and business customers access to more data through Internet of Things-type sensors.

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Now you can control your smart devices from your Pixel, no Google Home required

A new option in the Google Assistant settings lets you control your lights, thermostats, and cameras with your Pixel.

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Intel wants to bring IoT technology to retail

Intel says it plans to invest more than $100 million in the retail industry over the next five years.

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30% off Logitech Wireless Keyboard with Touchpad for Internet-Connected TVs - Deal Alert

The Logitech Wireless Touch K400 Plus enables laid-back control of your TV-connected computer. Watch video, browse the web and chat with friends from your couch.

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Smart Cities: Barcelona

Barcelona leads as a Smart City forerunner with noise and air-quality sensors, smart streetlights, smart parking, self-powered lighting and more. Computerworld tours the city to see how it all hangs together.

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Smart Cities: Singapore

With little land, few natural resources and an ever-growing population, Singapore needs every assist it can get from smart city technologies. Computerworld toured the city-state to see how it's all coming together.

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Bluetooth 5 is out: Now will home IoT take off?

Bluetooth is aiming straight for the internet of things as the fifth version of the wireless protocol arrives with twice as much speed for low-power applications. Bluetooth Low Energy, which gains the most from the new Bluetooth 5...

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Preview: Computerworld's smart cities video tour, coming soon!

Launching in Dec. 2016, Computerworld's smart cities video tour takes you to Singapore, New York and Montreal, as senior editor Matt Hamblen seeks out the latest innovations that boost urban efficiency and improve citizens' lives....

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Google Home shares the Chromecast's guts, teardown reveals

Google Home doesn't quite have a Chromecast inside, but the two devices do have a lot in common.

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Google Home is here, so what's the verdict?

Google Home launched to consumers in November, but many journalists got a sneak peek. Here's what they thought.

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Researchers strive to create underwater vehicles that swim like fish

The Navy has given researchers at Florida Atlantic University a $258,008 grant to study the movement of fish in order to enhance the motion of underwater vehicles.

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Reality check on the Internet of Things

In this contrarian look ahead at the IoT roadmap, maturity levels and emerging trends, IDC’s Vernon Turner, SVP of Enterprise and IoT Research Fellow, shares his thoughts on how CIOs can prepare their companies for the dramatic...

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IoT sensors improve fishing and farming

A quick summary of three Internet of Things projects in the New Bedford (Mass.) area, in which sensors can help improve farming and fishing initiatives for the city and companies. Related story:...

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This company hopes the road ahead is paved with solar panels

Solar Roadways is an Idaho startup that's developed a system of modular solar panels, which they hope will one day power cities, recharge your car, and make roads safer.

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Physical security and the Internet of Things

At Interop 2016, Network World spoke with Vince Ricco from Axis Communications about the impact of adding Internet of Things devices (sensors, video cameras, etc.) to the network. While bandwidth needs might not increase dramatically,...

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Protecting devices at the edge of the network

As more devices get placed on the edge of the network (an offshoot of the Internet of Things), many users (both home and enterprise) may forget about protecting them from disasters. At Interop 2016, Network World spoke with Brian...

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