Networking IoT devices can be challenging for IT managers because the communications requirements can be very different from those for typical PCs, tablets and smartphones currently connected to corporate networks. +RELATED: Most powerful internet of things companies; What is the industrial IoT? And why the stakes are so high+In addition, there is an incredible diversity of IoT devices and how they are used. For example: A police car is now an IT-intensive mobile office. It has multiple IT systems (PCs, local tracking, cameras, sensors), which need bi-directional high speed, secure and reliable connectivity. Manufacturing sites rely on a wide range of sensors and video cameras to monitor the manufacturing processes and ensure safe, continuous operations. These sensors are often in hard to reach locations and require reliable, secure communications. Deployment of surveillance cameras in public settings is now widespread due to security concerns. These cameras need high speed, … [Read more...] about How to deal with networking IoT devices
Controlling a quadcopter with hand gestures Typical uses of augmented reality devices involve inserting and manipulating digital content in the physical world. I wanted to go one step further and use an augmented reality device to manipulate a physical object. A quadcopter seemed like a natural choice, given my interest in the FPV hobby. This project uses two devices: a Microsoft HoloLens, and a Crazyflie 2.0 Nano Quadcopter. The Jumper Wire Is it time for open processors? The disclosure of the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities has brought a new level of attention to the security bugs that can lurk at the hardware level. Massive amounts of work have gone into improving the (still poor) security of our software, but all of that is in vain if the hardware gives away the game. The CPUs that we run in our systems are highly proprietary and have been shown to contain unpleasant surprises (the Intel management engine, for example). LWN.net TOMU: A microcontroller for your USB port Looking … [Read more...] about Weekend tech reading: Controlling a quadcopter w/ hand gestures, securing IoT devices, reverse engineering FPGAs
Expect a computational tidal wave by 2020.By then, data traveling to and from an estimated 20 billion IoT devices will flood datacenters—outpacing data flowing from datacenters to users by a factor of 275.Yet there’s a wealth of computing power in underused devices that often lie dormant for long stretches of time, collectively hundreds of times as large as Amazon’s ubiquitous global cloud.Fog computing, definedFor the uninitiated, fog computing extends centralized cloud datacenters to include existing computing devices, creating a network of low-latency computing and storage that can process data closer to where it is produced.Or, as Forrester Research Analyst Sophia Vargas puts it: Fog is a broader, integrated architecture across various distributed components. … We are talking about specialized infrastructure, even chips in devices that maybe aren’t real computing devices. [To create the fog] a whole new set of protocols may be needed. And there is not … [Read more...] about 20 billion IoT devices. Now what?
February 7, 2018 - Written By Manny Reyes Xiaomi and South Korean search engine provider, Naver, have formed a partnership in which the Chinese electronics and software company will use Naver’s artificial intelligence (AI) platform called Clova to run its Internet of Things (IoT) devices. As part of the alliance, the AI technologies of both companies will also be combined to reach a level of improvement that either platform will otherwise not be able to achieve alone.The partnership is just the latest step in Xiaomi’s efforts to advance its IoT push in this growing segment. For instance, the Beijing-based company plans to roll out dozens of IoT devices this year alone, including mobile devices and robot vacuums. The move is part of a broader goal to diversify its business and expand Xiaomi’s footprint into other markets as the growth of the smartphone segment is slowing down, especially in its home country. It’s not as if this is Xiaomi’s first … [Read more...] about Xiaomi Taps Naver’s AI Platform To Power Its IoT Devices
Something most people don't know is that Samsung is actually using more than one operating system for its mobile devices and smart appliances. One of them is Android , of course. The other is called Tizen and is Samsung's own, in-house developed, Linux-based operating system, designed to work on many of today's smart devices. And it seems that the number of Tizen-powered products will soon become even greater, as Samsung is determined to make its open-source OS applicable to a much wider range of gadgets. To accomplish this mission, the company will count on its new Tizen OS 4.0 and so-called Tizen Real Time (RT) component for Internet of Things (IoT) devices, announced at the Tizen Developers Conference (TDC) in San Francisco. “proven itself as the most successful Linux-based embedded OS in the world”. Tizen's latest growth is supported by the increasing popularity of connected home devices such as Smart TVs and smart refrigerators, so the company thinks it is time to … [Read more...] about Samsung’s Tizen 4.0 OS goes official, targets smart home and IoT devices