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Spycams to dominate 5G IoT market until 2023

Nearly three quarters of 5G IoT endpoint devices installed in 2020 will be outdoor surveillance cameras, taking the total number of 5G-equipped spycams to 6.2 million.

That’s according to analyst house Gartner, which has just released its latest predictions for 5G IoT use cases (where connected devices leverage the emerging next-gen mobile network for connectivity).

John Lewis to stop selling drones after airport chaos

Drone sightings at Gatwick in December caused around 1,000 flights to be cancelled or diverted over 36 hours, affecting more than 140,000 passengers in the run-up to Christmas.

5G will not solve UK’s rural connectivity problems

The introduction of 5G networks will not solve the connectivity issues affecting many rural communities across the UK, new research has claimed.

uSwitch.com says its latest survey has found that many phone users are still struggling with 4G signal, and many have no current plans to upgrade to 5G because most of the launch sites are cities and urban areas.

Top-rated home security cameras riddled with vulnerabilities

A number of home security cameras listed and recommended to users on Amazon contain flaws which could be putting customers at risk, Which? has claimed.

New research by the consumer group claims it found security issues in six cameras it tested, despite each of them having “thousands” of positive reviews and featuring an Amazon’s Choice recommendation.

Cultural attachment to cars impeding driverless vehicle adoption, survey suggests

Motorists are not ready to take their hands off the wheel and surrender control to driverless cars, research by the AA suggests.

The British motoring association has found that while many people see the benefits, such as improved mobility for the elderly and disabled, the cultural attachment to cars is stronger than technology and the issue of trust in autonomous vehicles remains a concern.

Salesforce targets consumer goods and manufacturing verticals with two new cloud platforms

Salesforce has added to its extensive portfolio of cloud products with two new cloud platforms for the consumer goods and manufacturing industries.

The CRM giant said the two platforms will help companies in both industries adapt to transformational trends brought about by AI, blockchain, IoT and 3D printing that are forcing them to become more customer-centric.

Autonomous Village opens to trial self-driving cars

A new facility for testing self-driving cars has opened in Bedfordshire.

Developers of driverless technology will be able to take advantage of the UK’s first so-called Autonomous Village at Millbrook Proving Ground, which has been used for vehicle testing since the 1960s.

Here’s what the world will look like in 50 years’ time

Underwater highways, hoverboard-based sports and holidays in space will be commonplace in 50 years’ time, a new report on the future of technology has predicted.

The report also predicts the mass-scale production of 3D-printed organs, implants to monitor our health and self-cleaning homes will be key parts of everyday life.

New smart sensor could help doctors supervise wounds remotely

The NHS spends around £5.1 billion on resources used on burns, diabetic ulcers and simple cuts A sensor is being developed which could help patients, doctors and nurses manage how a wound heals. Engineers at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh will work on the microsensor that can monitor tiny, microscale mechanical changes to the body’s tissue…. Read More

Hitachi Rail trialling train sensors to replace ticket barriers

The firm is testing the system in northern Italy and believes it could be used on trains, buses and trams in the UK Railway station ticket barriers could be replaced by sensors which detect when passengers board trains, Hitachi Rail has claimed. The train manufacturer is developing technology designed to ensure travellers are automatically charged… Read More

Zero-day vulnerability discovered in Delta industrial and data centre control system

Exploit could give a hacker complete control over company security systems and thermal systems used in data centres Security researchers have discovered a zero-day vulnerability in a popular building control system that could allow cyber criminals to wreak havoc with operational technology found in factories, businesses and data centres. The system is manufactured by Delta,… Read More

What is the state of enterprise IoT in the UK?

A new report shows UK organisations lack the technical knowledge to independently deliver IoT projects UK firms need IoT coaching and guidance and are relying on IoT service providers for both consulting support and technical enablement, according to a new ISG report. “Enterprises in the country need a fair amount of coaching and guidance to… Read More

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