Internet of Things

Building control startup PassiveLogic inks partnership with Nvidia, secures $15M

About five months after raising $15 million, PassiveLogic, which provides a platform to autonomously control building systems, has secured an additional $15 million in an “off-round” strat

Ford drivers could get alerts from nearby pedestrians’ phones

Ford is working on a mobile app designed to alert drivers to pedestrians and bicyclists nearby. The app, scheduled to debut at the Intelligent Transportation Society of America’s World Congress in

Industrial IoT startup Litmus Automation bags new cash to grow its product

In recent years, a cottage industry has sprung up around the industrial internet of things (IoT) landscape — and the data generated by it. It’s already overfull with platforms recording, a

Amazon’s Ring quietly fixed security flaw that put users’ camera recordings at risk of exposure

Amazon-owned Ring quietly fixed a “high-severity” security vulnerability in May that could have allowed malicious actors to access camera recordings from Ring video doorbells and extract users&#82

Do we really need a $340, Wi-Fi enabled toaster?

If you’ve heard of Tineco, it’s probably because the 24-year-old company has been making vacuums and hair dryers for a hot minute. The company’s next product is a $339 toaster that c

Google Cloud will shutter its IoT Core service next year

Google Cloud announced this week that it’s shutting down its IoT Core service, giving customers a year to move to a partner to manage their IoT devices. The announcement appeared at the top of the I

Zededa lands a cash infusion to expand its edge device management software

Factors like latency, bandwidth, security and privacy are driving the adoption of edge computing, which aims to process data closer to where it’s being generated. Consider a temperature sensor i

Onomondo secures cash to expand its wireless network for IoT devices

Onomondo, a startup offering a dedicated wireless network for internet of things (IoT) devices, today announced that it raised $21 million in a funding round led by Verdane with participation from Mae

Ultrahuman busts out a smart ring to decode metabolic health

Indian fitness platform Ultrahuman is expanding its wearable portfolio by launching a smart ring to boost its ability to provide tech loving ‘biohackers’ — and, it hopes, health-conc

Meet the Extreme Tech Challenge 2022 Global Finals category finalists and special award winners

Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC), the world’s largest startup competition focused on purpose-driven innovation, and sponsor of TechCrunch Sessions: Climate, has chosen 10 category finalists and three Sp

Cybersecurity startup Ordr nabs $40M to monitor connected devices for anomalies

In 2015, there were approximately 3.5 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices in use. Today, the number stands around 35 billion, and is expected to eclipse 75 billion by 2025. IoT devices range from

Amazon is killing its Alexa-connected Cloud Cam, will replace customers’ dead devices with a Blink Mini

Amazon is shutting down its smart home camera, the Cloud Cam, and its companion apps, the company informed customers via a recent email. Launched in 2017, the nearly five-year-old Cloud Cam was one of

AI’s role is poised to change monumentally in 2022 and beyond

We are in the early days of what it's going to look like when we're supported by ambient computing tools all the time.

How Untapped Global plans to bring the revenue financing model to African startups

In the developed world, almost anyone can get financing for, say, a car lease. But in an emerging economy like South Africa, the only people who own cars or can even get a car lease are the people who

Tractian, which uses AI to monitor industrial equipment, raises $15M

Tractian, a startup developing a product to monitor the status of machines and electrical infrastructure, today announced that it closed a $15 million Series A funding round led by Next47, with partic

Budgeting and planning for your first digital product

There are five main points you should consider when developing a digital product. The first, and most important, is to establish how much you can afford to spend.

Google dials up focus on portability ahead of rule changes

Google has signalled it’s dialling up efforts around portability, announcing a plan yesterday to spend $3 million and “hundreds of hours” of its engineers’ time over the next f

Europe proposes rules for fair access to connected device data

The European Union has proposed an interesting addition to its fast updating digital rulebook today: The Data Act slots into an already ambitious digital policy framework with the goal of bringing cla

Scandit snaps up $150M at a $1B+ valuation for its computer vision-based data capture technology

Consumers and businesses are forever demanding faster and easier ways to get things done, and today a startup that is building tech to make that a reality using AI and the camera on your mobile device

Let’s make the teen Tesla hack a teachable moment

EVs are fun. They are superbly connected, constantly updated and offer a great user experience, but they are cars, not mobile phones. Hacking into vehicles endangers driver safety and privacy.
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