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How a thermostat in the lobby fish tank let hackers steal a casino's high-roller database

How a thermostat in the lobby fish tank let hackers steal a casino's high-roller database

Hacking a casino high-roller database through the thermostat in a fish tank sounds like the plot of an Ocean's Eleven reboot. But according to the boss of a leading cybersecurity company, it really happened.
‘Semi-infinite’ reserves of rare Earth minerals found off Japanese coast

‘Semi-infinite’ reserves of rare Earth minerals found off Japanese coast

With the internet of things (IoT) only set to ramp up in the coming years and decades, the demand for hardware is expected to push our demand for rare Earth minerals (which are necessary for its production) to breaking point.
Henderson embraces technology in quest to become smart city

Henderson embraces technology in quest to become smart city

Henderson will integrate new technologies in a three-year plan to become a smart city, saying the technology upgrades will improve the quality of life for residents. Nevada’s second-largest city unveiled its Smart City Strategy earlier this month with a focus on enhanced citizen services, public safety, education and transportation, ..
Smart cars, gadgets, devices, wearables and the world of connected technology

Smart cars, gadgets, devices, wearables and the world of connected technology

A ransomware attack March 22 on the city of Atlanta devastated its systems, and served as a reminder of the security problems that exist surrounding Internet devices. The cyber attackers demanded about $51,000 in bitcoin to release control over the city's computer systems. The ransomware shut down workers' computers and printers and prevented the public
How the IoT is helping shrimp farmers get healthy bumper crops

How the IoT is helping shrimp farmers get healthy bumper crops

Azlogica is one of Colombia's leading users of the IoT, for many different apps. If you have a taste for shrimp, then Colombia could be the place for you: the county yields a large proportion of the world's supply.
A $178 wine bottle that connects to Wi-Fi raised $6 million from investors, and now the startup is shutting down

A $178 wine bottle that connects to Wi-Fi raised $6 million from investors, and now the startup is shutting down

Kuvée, a startup making a wine bottle with a color touchscreen that connects to Wi-Fi, announced in an email to customers on Wednesday that it is shutting down. The bottle, called Kuvée FreshPour, promised to keep wine fresh for over 30 days. But it only worked with cartridges filled with wine sold by Kuvée,


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