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Ktor 1.0 Released: A Connected Applications Framework by JetBrains

Ktor 1.0 Released: A Connected Applications Framework by JetBrains

As we work on Kotlin, we implement many features that help build idiomatic and high-performing APIs. We’ve been dreaming of seeing a Web framework that utilizes these features to the max. Today, we can finally say we’ve built that kind of framework! Please welcome Ktor, which has just reached 1.0. Ktor is a Kotlin framework for building asynchronous servers and clients in connected systems. It is being created by the Kotlin team, and as such, it takes full advantage of the language in order to provide a great developer experience and excellent runtime performance.
Alexa will tell you where you can vote and give real-time election updates

Alexa will tell you where you can vote and give real-time election updates

In the days leading up to the US midterm elections on November 6th, Amazon’s Alexa will be able to tell users information about voter registration deadlines, polling information, and give real-time election results. Following the election, Alexa will also be able to give more details on the outcome, including how many seats each party gained, and information on specific candidates.
Tech Leaders Look To IoT, AI & Robotics To Fuel Growth Through 2021

Tech Leaders Look To IoT, AI & Robotics To Fuel Growth Through 2021

These and many other insights are from KPMG’s recent research study Tech Disruptors Outpace The Competition. The study can be downloaded here(PDF, 42 pp., no opt-in.).  The methodology is based on interviews with 750 global technology industry leaders, 85% of whom are C-level executives. For additional details on the methodology, please see pages 32 and 33 of the study. The study found that the three main benefits of adopting IoT, AI, and robotics include improved management of personal information, increased personal productivity, and improved customer experience through personalized real-time information.
Walmart’s test store for new technology, Sam’s Club Now, opens next week in Dallas

Walmart’s test store for new technology, Sam’s Club Now, opens next week in Dallas

Walmart’s warehouse club, Sam’s Club is preparing to open the doors at a new Dallas area store that will serve as a testbed for the latest in retail technology. Specifically, the retailer will test out new concepts like mobile checkout, an Amazon Go-like camera system for inventory management, electronic shelf labels, wayfinding technology for in-store navigation, augmented reality, and artificial intelligence-infused shopping, among other things.
New DDoS botnet goes after Hadoop enterprise servers

New DDoS botnet goes after Hadoop enterprise servers

Hacker group targets misconfigured Hadoop YARN components to plant DemonBot DDoS malware on resource-rich servers. For nearly a month, a new botnet has been slowly growing in the shadows, feasting on unsecured Apache Hadoop servers, and planting bots on vulnerable servers to be used for future DDoS attacks. First spotted in honeypot data by a NewSky Security researcher while it was still in its infancy, the botnet has matured and expanded in the meantime.
Flaws in telepresence robots allow hackers access to pictures, video feeds

Flaws in telepresence robots allow hackers access to pictures, video feeds

Vendor has patched two of five reported bugs. Three patches are in the works Telepresence robots from Vecna Technologies can be hacked using a suite of five vulnerabilities. The flaws can be combined to allow an attacker full control over a robot, giving an intruder the capability to alter firmware, steal chat logs, pictures, or even access live video streams. Vecna has already patched two of the five vulnerabilities and is in the process of addressing the other three.
Crypto Quantique unveils its ‘quantum driven secure chip’ for IoT devices

Crypto Quantique unveils its ‘quantum driven secure chip’ for IoT devices

With Gartner estimating that there will be 150 billion connected devices by 2030 — many of them mission critical, such as powering major national infrastructure — the risk and realization that these devices aren’t secured properly is leading some cybersecurity experts to predict that there is a large-scale disaster waiting to happen. And the problem is only getting worse. By some estimates, on average there are 127 new devices connected to the internet every second.
Yale smart lock, alarm app debacle causes chaos across UK homes

Yale smart lock, alarm app debacle causes chaos across UK homes

A system failure which caused the Yale smart security app to crash reportedly resulted in customers unable to enter or leave their homes due to alarm failures. On Wednesday, Yale told customers across the United Kingdom on Twitter that "unplanned network maintenance" might cause some customers to "experience connection issues." While Yale promised that the work would be complete within 24 hours to resolve the issue, this was later followed by a message which indicated the fix would take longer than expected.
Try IoT before you buy IoT: Google, B8ta let you ‘test drive’ smart home tech

Try IoT before you buy IoT: Google, B8ta let you ‘test drive’ smart home tech

Have you ever wanted to try out a product beyond getting a brief demo in a store? The startup B8ta believes all customers should be able to do that, and it has partnered with Google to make it possible. Smart home technology becomes more complicated as the devices add more features, so customers can be less willing to pull the trigger on a purchase if they aren’t completely sure it meets their needs.
Walmart planning 'net-connected trolley'

Walmart planning 'net-connected trolley'

US retail giant Walmart has applied for a patent for a smart shopping trolley that can track a shopper's heart rate, temperature, grip, and walking speed. Such a system would provide valuable information about how shoppers respond to different stores, it said.
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