• Samsung Increases Security In Smart TVs
    Samsung has announced a new "three-layer security solution" named GAIA for its range of smart TVs, with the aim of securing information stored on the devices themselves (e.g. account passwords and credit card information) as well as data transmitted "between the TV and [Internet of Things] service servers." This last point is particularly important given the company's recently-announced plans to turn its smart TVs into hubs for IoT devices around your home. Yesterday, Samsung said its range of premium SUHD TVs will work with any SmartThings compatible devices from 2016, meaning that in the future, your Samsung TV could control everything …
  • IoT Marketing Moves To Fashion Brands
    The most noticeable trend in the fashion apparel industry was the increase in consumers who value the experience accrued as an important part of fashion, of Internet of Things (IoT), and of character items pertaining to their historical nostalgia. According to the ‘2015 Fashion Issues and 2016 Fashion Trend Prospect’ reported by the Samsun Fashion Research Center, the most noticeable trend in fashion was the idealistic change in consumption patterns. Consumers have started to think that experience should be an important part in their choice to purchase. Instead of concentrating on popular brands at the moment, people are starting to want …
  • Connecting Smart Devices Still A Challenge
    In the future, everything will be connected. It won’t just be our phones that access the Internet; it will be our light bulbs, our front doors, our microwaves, our comforters, our blenders. You can call it the Internet of Things, The Internet of Everything, Universal Object Interaction, or your pick of buzzwords that begin with Smart. They all hold as inevitable that everything, everything will be connected, to each other and to the Internet. And that will change the world. Juniper research predicted that by 2020, there will be 38.5 billion connected devices. IDC says it’ll be 20.9 billion. Gartner’s guess? …
  • Apple, Google Seen Leading In Connected Homes
    The Internet of Things space is crowded and growing, but companies like Apple and Alphabet could stand out in 2016, especially in the "connected home" market. "It's a crowded marketplace," said Shahid Ahmed, emerging technology and IoT practice leader at PwC, based in Chicago. "Clearly, Apple and its HomeKit is an interesting development.' HomeKit is a platform that helps a user control his or her home right from an iPhone. It was unveiled in 2014.
  • Samsung TVs To Control Other Smart Appliances
    Soon after LG revealed its 2016 Smart TV plans, Samsung on Tuesday confirmed that all 2016 Smart TVs will be compatible with SmartThings, its home automation platform. The South Korean giant also revealed that all of its SUHD TVs will have IoT Hub technology enabling the TV to control other smart appliances. The new range of SUHD TVs will be able to connect with and control Samsung devices and SmartThings sensors, as well as over 200 other SmartThings compatible devices such as connected lights, locks, thermostats, and cameras. Samsung will be showcasing its 2016 range of Smart TVs at CES 2016. The company …
  • BMW Set To Show Gesture Control In Future Cars At CES
    BMW, like a number of other automakers, is keen on showing off its latest tech at CES. This year will be no different as the company plans to demo its AirTouch concept in Las Vegas next week. AirTouch is but one feature of BMW's Vision Car that aims "to demonstrate what the interior and the user interface of the future might look like." More specifically, AirTouch allows passengers to control the car's features with gestures rather than having to interact with a touchscreen. There's still a display that shows navigation, entertainment and communication info, but sensors track hand gestures in the space …
  • Smart TVs Viewed As Risk For Security
    Smart TVs are opening a new window of attack for cybercriminals, as the security defenses of the devices often lag far behind those of smartphones and desktop computers. Running mobile operating systems such as Android, smart TVs present a soft target due to how to manufacturers are emphasizing convenience for users over security, a trade-off that could have severe consequences. Smart TVs aren’t just consumer items, either, as the devices are often used in  corporate board rooms. Sales of smart TVs are expected to grow more than 20 percent per year through 2019, according to Research and Markets.
  • Intel Invests $11 Billion In Move To IoT
    Intel has closed its mega $16.7bn (£11.2bn) deal to acquire programmable chip maker Altera, likely in a bid to move away from the declining PC market. The unit will sit in Intel's newly formed Programmable Solutions Group, headed by former Altera vice president Dan McNamara. Intel hopes to shove Altera’s field-programmable gate array (FPGA) tech into data centres and the much-hyped internet-of-things (IoT) market. "The combination is expected to enable new classes of products that meet customer needs in the data centre and Internet of Things market segments," said Chipzilla in a statement.
  • More Household Items Joining The Network
    As the internet, mobile phones, and electronics in general become embedded into virtually every facet of our lives, connectivity between devices and the additional layer of functionality that that entails is becoming an increasingly important focus of manufacturers, software developers, and technology innovators. The “Internet of Things” (IoT) is the most recent iteration of a decades-long push towards greater inter-device integration and automation aimed at improving the accuracy, efficiency, and cost-affordability of the devices individuals and businesses use on a daily basis.
  • Doors Opening For Advertising Via Internet Of Things
    The Internet of Things is poised to hit its stride in 2016, giving marketers greater insight in connecting to consumers with significant data gathered from mobile devices, but the challenge will be how to best leverage the information.  IoT made a significant jump forward in the past year with a bevy of devices being launched with connectivity to smartphones, with Target even opening a showroom for these products. The devices serve marketers with an immense amount of data to their advantage, and in the upcoming year marketers will need a technical platform, which can manage the overwhelming amount of data …
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