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This article is part of our series, “Four keys to developing a winning IoT service.” For more from this series, visit William Dupley. Successful IoT projects usually start with pilots that study the feasibility of the project. By conducting pilots, the IoT team gains insight into the: Impact on the business... Read More
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This article was originally published to the Nokia blog by Gerald Reddig on February 19, 2019. My last article covered the four elements of 5G security needed to build digital trust. Now, I want to explore why security strategies must be implemented at the outset of 5G planning and before... Read More
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Our smartphones know more about us than our spouses, partners and friends. It’s no surprise we guard them with more than just screen protectors, considering the secrets they hold. But if we were to hand over the metadata to our devices and those of about 3 million of our neighbors,... Read More
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On March 2, a tech journalist posted a video he pulled from a Jibo Owners Facebook Group. It was heartbreaking to watch the little “social robot” announce that his servers were about to be shut down and he would not function any longer. He even thanked his human owners for... Read More
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This article is the second part in a series on smart cities. See more from Christine Wong. Smart cities are already spawning success stories. They’re using sensors, analytics, apps and mobile devices to gain deeper insights about local citizens and their environment. The end goal? Offer residents better information and... Read More
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Facial recognition technology, like so many other capabilities of the digital age, is improving at a blinding clip. Companies are working to build smarter and more accurate programs based on deep learning and algorithms to identify people quickly in the name of security. China set out several years ago to... Read More
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This article is part of our series, “Four keys to developing a winning IoT service.” For more from this series, visit William Dupley. In my last two articles, I covered the business and functional views of developing a successful IoT system. The business view defines the challenges that the business... Read More
woman using smart watch fitness monitor
From the moment we wake up in the morning to the time we throw our heads back down on our pillows at night, we’re organizing our lives into little quantifiable bits; counting how many days until an upcoming vacation, marking down important dates, managing household budgets – the list goes... Read More
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This article is the first part in a series on smart cities. See more from Christine Wong. Smart cities are coming under siege. In Songdo, South Korea, clusters of concrete high-rises sit empty, waiting for an influx of foreign workers that hasn’t materialized. The $40 billion smart city, which was... Read More
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It’s expected that 5G, the much-discussed upcoming broadband cellular mobile communications standard, will have a big impact once the network rollout is here. The speed and bandwidth of 5G would be such that it could effectively replace home internet connections currently using Wi-Fi. The Consumer Technology Association has reported that... Read More
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No more sticking out your tongue and saying “ah”; snapping a selfie and sending it off to a website or submitting it through an app might be enough for a medical diagnosis. Artificial intelligence is starting to hit its stride in the healthcare industry. Instead of worrying that doctors and... Read More
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“Hey, Google! Can you turn the temperature in the bedroom down to 65 degrees?” Seconds later the air conditioning kicks in and I drift off. It still floors me that I can talk to a device to control my home environment, get help with a recipe (“Hey, Google! What’s the... Read More

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