connected devices

Update bricks smart locks preferred by Airbnb

A subset of smart locks made by Lockstate have been bricked after an update. The smart lock vendor is part of Airbnb's Host Assist program, and integrates with the accommodation rental platform so, f

Enterprise smart lock player Latch snags another $10M

New York based Latch has topped up its Series A with a further $10 million in external funding, bringing on a new investor RRE Ventures. Existing investors also participated.

How a tap could tame the smart home

Here's a novel fix for the headache of interacting with all sorts of connected devices: researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have devised a system that lets smartphone users tap their phone again

Elvie pulls in $6M Series A to build a global female health tech brand

The UK startup behind a connected kegel exerciser called Elvie is today announcing a $6 million Series A round led by European VC firm Octopus Ventures. Female focused VC AllBright is also joining the

Most consumers not being turned on by connected home, study finds

Connected homes aren't yet sparking interest beyond the early adopter crowd, according to survey of nearly 10,000 consumers in the U.S., the U.K. and Australia conducted by analyst Gartner.

Why a cybersecurity solution for driverless cars may be found under the hood

Autonomous vehicles were one of the most talked about technologies in 2016. Ever since Tesla, Google and Uber put these vehicles on the consumer trend map, I’ve been daydreaming of the day I might o

Afero raises $20.3 million to secure connected devices, whether WiFi is working or not

A Los Altos startup called Afero raised $20.3 million in a new round of venture funding to secure connected devices, from toys and arcade games to medical equipment. The company’s technology wor

IoT Could Be Used To Spy, Admits James Clapper

The latest high profile individual to debunk the notion that surveillance is at risk of 'going dark' in an age of increasingly robust encryption is none other than James Clapper, U.S. director of nati

Amazon Moves Appstore VP To Alexa’s App Store, Readies Echo Super Bowl Ad

Amazon is clearly doubling down on its Alexa-powered connected speaker Echo, and the Alexa ecosystem as a whole – and not just because it’s now shelling out the big bucks to advertise the

IoT Security Turned Into An ‘I Spy’ Educational Book For Kids

Security can be a very dry and impenetrable topic. But if the steady creep of connected devices into people's homes and day-to-day routines continues there's arguably going to need to be a very broad

Neura, A Privacy-Focused Platform For The Internet Of Things, Raises $11M Series A

Neura, a platform that helps users personalize connected devices while guarding their data, will promote its new software development kit after raising a $11 million Series A. The round was led by AXA

Imagination Technologies Is Crowdfunding A Dev Kit For IoT

Another dev kit targeting developers and startups that want to build devices for the Internet of Things has launched on Kickstarter -- although its maker, Imagination Technologies, is no startup, but

Notifications Are The Next Platform

As the world moves from web to mobile, we’ve been thinking deeply about how people will discover mobile products and services and how we will find and access all the things we need in our digital li

Elemental Path Debuts The First Toys Powered By IBM Watson

A company called Elemental Path is developing a new line of smart toys for children which will be powered by the super computing system IBM Watson, enabling the toys to engage in real and personalized

Canonical Launches IoT Version Of Ubuntu Core

Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu Linux distribution, wants to bring its operating system to more connected devices and intelligent objects with the launch of its “snappy” Ubuntu C

The FTC Warns Internet Of Things Businesses To Bake In Privacy And Security

The FTC has raised concerns about the complexity and privacy risks posed by the rise of an Internet of Things, with some 25 billion connected objects predicted to be online in 2015, and so-called smar

The Rise Of The Sensornet: 4.9BN Connected Things In 2015, Says Gartner

Gartner is predicting a 30 per cent jump in the number of connected objects in use in the wild from this year to next as sensing connected devices proliferate in an Internet of Things (IoT). In a fore

Ex-Nokians Crowdfund A Device To Democratize The Internet Of Things

The sensor-stuffed Thingsee One is designed to democratize the Internet of Things by allowing users to easily configure a particular function within a companion mobile app, so without needing to be a

Apple TV Could Become A Home For HomeKit Smart Devices

Apple’s HomeKit is still in its earliest days, with the connected home framework technically shipping with iOS 8 but not offering up any consumer endpoints to explore just yet. The latest beta o

Google Chromecast Is The Top “Connected Device” App

Google’s Chromecast is the most popular “connected device” – or so infers a new report from app analytics firm App Annie, which analyzed the top apps associated with connected
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