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The Alexa-Cortana integration is now available in a public preview

The Alexa-Cortana integration is now available in a public preview

Microsoft today will begin to allow Alexa device owners to summon its own virtual assistant, Cortana, through their Echo devices, as well as call for Alexa via Cortana. The integration between the two voice computing platforms was previously announced ....
The future of IoT? State-sponsored attacks, say security professionals

The future of IoT? State-sponsored attacks, say security professionals

When you consider the future of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, artificial intelligence (AI), conversational technologies, enhancements to both voice and facial recognition, and virtual reality (VR) may be what you envision when it comes to what next-generation devices will feature.
Smart city systems are riddled with critical security vulnerabilities

Smart city systems are riddled with critical security vulnerabilities

IBM has discovered 17 zero-day vulnerabilities in smart city systems which could debilitate core services.At the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas on Monday, the cybersecurity firm's X-Force Red team of penetration testers and hackers demonstrated how old-school threats are placing the cities of the future at risk in the present day.
What 5G wireless devices will do that 4G cannot

What 5G wireless devices will do that 4G cannot

The challenges of making a handheld device receive several simultaneous signals from sub-millimeter wave frequencies, remain extraordinary. They're as daunting, and perhaps as seemingly insurmountable, ....
Amazon and Walmart’s rivalry is reshaping how we’ll buy everything in the future

Amazon and Walmart’s rivalry is reshaping how we’ll buy everything in the future

Walmart’s ongoing battle with Amazon for the retail crown is expanding well beyond retail, and it’s forcing one of the largest companies in the world to reexamine its DNA. In the last six months alone, Walmart has partnered with scores of tech firms to better compete with Amazon and make progress in markets that may become pivotal years down the line.
Why IoT for seniors is a lot tougher than it looks

Why IoT for seniors is a lot tougher than it looks

e’ve all heard the promises about how the Internet of Things (IoT) is perfectly positioned to provide healthcare, entertainment and a wide variety of other services to the aging populations of many industrialized nations. The need is real because the population of countries like Japan, Italy, Greece, and Germany are getting older fast, resulting in a dearth of youngsters able (and willing, of course) to take care of their parents’ generation.
IoT security warning: Your hacked devices are being used for cyber crime says FBI

IoT security warning: Your hacked devices are being used for cyber crime says FBI

Internet of things devices including routers, IP cameras and even smart locks and connected doors are being targeted by cyber criminals who are looking to exploit them as a gateway for hacking and other cyber attacks, the FBI has warned.
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, ..


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