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IoT vendor Orvibo leaves user and device data dump on exposed server

Orvibo manufacturers over a 100 different smart home and automation products and boasts a million users A database belonging to IoT vendor Orvibo containing 2 billion data logs has been discovered by researchers on an exposed ElasticSearch server. China-based Orvibo manufacturers smart home products for consumers, hotels and businesses, including security, energy management, and home… Read More


Boeing to work on flying taxis with US firm Kitty Hawk

Kitty Hawk is backed by Google co-founder Larry Page Aerospace firm Boeing has announced plans to work on self-flying taxis with an American start-up backed by Google co-founder Larry Page. The company will collaborate with Kitty Hawk on future efforts to advance safe urban air mobility, with a focus on providing its aerospace expertise to… Read More


Experts demand action to improve medical IoT security

The Nuffield Council on Bioethics has published a new briefing note on ethical issues surrounding medical implants Medical implants are “vulnerable” to cyber attacks and should be developed with security in mind to help protect patients, experts have said. Connected devices placed inside the body can communicate with external devices and be exposed to breaches… Read More


Akamai launches Edge Connect to reduce IoT latency

Akamai is targeting the IoT market with low-latency and secure connectivity Akamai has launched Edge Connect, a product aimed at reducing latency between IoT applications and endpoints. Akamai’s Edge Cloud network places content and media closer to customers to reduce latency, but this is the first time the company is extending the technology to expedite… Read More


Three confirms UK 5G network to launch in August

5G networks are beginning to go live in across the country Mobile network Three has confirmed it will launch its 5G network in August and plans to reach 25 UK towns and cities before the end of 2019. The network operator said it is investing £2 billion in its infrastructure to support the new network,… Read More


What does Sony’s new wireless chip mean for IoT connectivity?

Sony is anticipating a new market for transmitting data over long distances at high speeds Sony is launching a 1.6 cm2 chip that might radically change how some connected devices communicate. Devices equipped with the CXM1501GR module, compatible with Sony’s proprietary low-power wide area (LPWA) ELTRES network, launching in August, can transmit data over a… Read More


IoT device makers have little faith in the security of their products

Devices are being churned out at record rates, but security remains “an afterthought”, says new study The public-facing stance of your average IoT device manufacturer when it comes to security is one of reassurance. But the overwhelming majority of IoT device makers fear the products they’re making are vulnerable to threats, according to a new… Read More


Nvidia launches EGX platform for AI processing at the edge

Early adopters of EGX include BMW group and Foxconn Nvidia has announced a new accelerated computing platform for deploying AI at the edge of the network. AI has grown into an indispensable tool for businesses of all stripes, yet the majority of these applications still sit in the core, whether that’s on-prem or in the… Read More


Driverless car fleet can reduce traffic by at least 35 percent, research suggests

Cambridge University students used scale model robotic cars to carry out their study A fleet of driverless cars working together to keep traffic moving smoothly can improve overall vehicle flow by at least 35%, a study has suggested. A team of researchers at Cambridge University programmed 16 miniature robotic cars to drive around a two-lane… Read More


Fitbit-style USB tracker proposed to improve cyber diligence

Researchers are working on a prototype of a USB dongle that flashes, beeps and vibrates when security action is required Technology used in fitness trackers could hold the key to reducing cyber attacks, researchers say. The team, from the University of Bath and Goldsmiths, University of London, are investigating a device that plugs into a… Read More


Vodafone to launch 5G network in UK on 3 July

Vodafone has set its live date for the next-generation mobile network and said it will cost the same as 4G tariffs Vodafone has become the first UK operator to announce the official switch-on date for its 5G network, revealing it will go live for consumers and businesses in seven cities on 3 July. Birmingham, Bristol,… Read More


Huawei boosted the UK economy by £1.7 billion in 2018

Oxford Economics report shows the Chinese firm added £1.7 billion to the UK economy in 2018 An independent report claims Huawei boosted the UK economy by £1.7 billion in 2018, as the debate over the company’s security continues. A study by Oxford Economics, commissioned at the end of last year, said the Chinese firm now… Read More



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