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Samsung to acquire connected car firm Harman for $8 billion

Samsung has announced its plans to buy car tech company Harman International for $8 billion (approx. £6.4 billion), marking the largest ever overseas deal by a South Korean firm. The electronics giant is to purchase the connected car systems company in a push to strengthen its efforts in emerging areas as its smartphone business slows,… Read More

The biometrics-enabled office of the future knows how you like your coffee

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word “biometrics?” Chances are, you thought of security, which is completely understandable; if you’re reading this on your iPhone, you may have logged in with your fingerprint; if you’re on a laptop made by my company, Fujitsu, it’s likely you used your palm… Read More

Smart home power management débuts through national grid

Data transmission across the national electricity grid is now a reality, using a newly-developed system from a UK company. The Grid Data and Measurement System (GDMS) allows for immediate and effective demand-side adjustments to power consumption by smart devices connected to the grid. Reactive Technologies created the GDMS as a way to send data to and from… Read More

Nest to release smart outdoor security camera

Google’s Nest Labs is introducing a further IoT product to its portfolio with the addition of an outdoor security camera. The device is the company’s fourth ‘smart’ solution, after its popular connected thermostat, smoke alarm and indoor camera. The new outdoor camera, which attaches to the wall of a house with a strong magnet, will… Read More

South Korea to build IoT smart city model in Goyang

South Korean phone network LG Uplus has announced its plans to set up a smart city project in Goyang, located just north of Seoul, to trial IoT technologies which will benefit the lives of its citizens. The new programme comes following the decision of the nation’s Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning to establish… Read More

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