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ICO advises parents to turn off cameras on kids’ toys

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued a warning to parents over the dangers of internet-connected children’s toys. In the lead-up to Christmas, many will be considering buying children’s presents that are connected to the internet, and as such leave themselves vulnerable to cyberattacks. As with many consumer IoT products, there are considerable security implications,… Read More


Arqiva to deploy small cell technology in London borough lampposts

Arqiva has gained exclusive access to 16,000 lampposts in the London borough of Waltham Forest, allowing them to deploy small cell technology that will help deliver 5G. The UK communications infrastructure firm is intending to improve telecommunications infrastructure in the area through the technology. This will help mobile network operators (MNOs) expand mobile coverage and… Read More


NEC partners with Spanish firm Libelium to develop smart city solutions

Global IT and networks giant NEC Corporation and Libelium, a Spain-based designer and producer of machine-to-machine (M2M) technologies, have partnered to advance IoT solutions for smart city applications. The strategic deal will see NEC combine its CONNEXIVE IoT Platform with Libelium’s gateways and sensor offering, promising to deliver advanced capabilities for connected devices, support for… Read More


Broadcom bids for Qualcomm in largest ever acquisition offer

Leading U.S. chipmaker Broadcom has made an unsolicited offer of more than $100 billion (approx. £76 billion) for the purchase of rival Qualcomm. The bid proposes a price of $70 per share, consisting of $60 in cash and $10 per share in Broadcom shares for Qualcomm stockholders. This price represents a significant 28% premium on… Read More


IoT key to future of UK industry, says government-backed report

The UK needs to take advantage of new technologies and adopt an innovative economy to become a leader in Industry 4.0, states a government-backed report. The Industrial Digitalisation Report, carried out by Siemens UK CEO Juergen Maier alongside other industry leaders, startups and universities, states that the UK has a talented workforce and access to… Read More


IoT and agriculture: how connectivity is transforming farming

Dr. Hugh Martin, principal lecturer in agricultural science at the Royal Agricultural University, looks at how the IoT revolution is helping usher in a new age of farming Industry 4.0 is a well-known idea. Perhaps less well-known is Agriculture 4.0. Martin identifies three previous revolutions in agriculture – dating back to the introduction of one of… Read More


Ericsson and Singtel to establish 5G research centre

Singtel and Ericsson have partnered to open the first 5G Center of Excellence in Singapore. The two companies have promised a total $1.47 million USD to establish the Center. The Center will be used to train 100 Singtel engineers in 5G skills including the design, maintenance and operation of 5G networks. It is intended to… Read More


Qualcomm launching IoT and smart car lab in China

U.S. semiconductor and telecom giant Qualcomm, in partnership with a Chinese startup company, is creating a smart car lab in southwest China. The new learning center, or “IoT-connected smart car collaborative innovation laboratory”, will provide a dedicated facility for Qualcomm and Thunder Software Technology Company (Thundersoft) researchers to make strides in areas of intelligent cockpit and… Read More


MIT researchers use AI-based system to see round corners

Researchers at MIT have created an imaging system using artificial intelligence to effectively see around corners. The new algorithm has been developed by MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), and can work with cameras on smartphones. The system uses information about light reflections from objects or people around a corner and using that… Read More


Huawei and Intel partner on 5G-NR test

Huawei has announced a partnership with Intel to begin testing of 3GPP 5G New Radio (NR)-based infrastructure. The tests are designed to verify the interoperability and maturity of 5G technologies and networks, in anticipation of commercial deployment of end-to-end 5G technology in China. The test will be conducted on a live mobile system connecting Huawei’s… Read More


Uber has license to operate in London revoked

Uber has had its license to operate in London revoked. Transport for London (TfL), which operates public transport in the capital, has made the decision not to renew the app-based taxi’s license in the city. Officials have deemed the company is not ‘fit and proper’ to operate in the capital. The decision will be welcomed… Read More


Brain surgery training using virtual reality

Virtual reality (VR) is being used to help prospective brain surgeons train and see procedures in unprecedented detail. Surgeons training to work on the brain have typically struggled getting hands-on experience thanks to the inaccessibility of neurosurgery. Barts Health NHS Trust surgeon Alex Alamri and other clinicians at the Royal London Hospital recently conducted the… Read More



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