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The "Internet of Things" and Security: How to Do it Right The Internet of Things could get out of control pretty fast. We’re still pretty far from self-aware homes trying to procreate, but as Gigaom Research analyst Craig Foster noted in his recent report on IoT security, the dangers are already very real. Take a look at the maritime industry. Earlier this yea, hackers tilted and shut down an oil rig, and many tanker crews disable their own electronic tracking and guidance systems to avoid interception by tech-savvy pirates. Yes, ships carrying more than 100 million gallons of oil are running blind. If the energy security and environmental concerns of that example doesn’t bother you, consider this: Any finalist in the Qualcomm Tricorder XPrize Competition — all consumer-grade devices — will be able to diagnose a long list of conditions, at a minimum. Read the full s... (more)

The 'Internet of Things' Is Inspiring Partnerships | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

The Internet of Things is Inspiring a New World of Partnerships When it comes to the smart home, big names like Nest and Dropcam have gotten most of the attention due to their product success and lucrative acquisition figures. But as impressive as these products have been, there are a multitude of other unknown products ranging from door locks to basic thermostats that require connectivity and back end cloud services. Stepping into this market niche are a wave of Internet of Things (IoT) platform providers that work with manufacturers to provide both hardware (modules with a pro... (more)

‘Cyborg Unplug’ Scans for Google Glass (IoT)

‘Cyborg Unplug’ Scans Your Area for Connected Google Glass Earlier this summer, Berlin-based artist and coder Julian Oliver released Glasshole.sh, a simple and free piece of software designed to detect Google Glass and boot it from any local Wi-Fi network. That DIY idea, says Oliver, was so popular among Glass’s critics that he’s now offering his cyborg-foiling hack to the masses in a much more polished form: an easy-to-use commercial product selling for less than $100. Later this month, Oliver says he’ll start taking pre-orders for Cyborg Unplug, a gadget no bigger than a laptop... (more)

Create a Mobile Website Instead of a Mobile App | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

5 Reasons Small Businesses Should Create a Mobile Website Instead of a Mobile App By Itai Sadan Every day, we’re introduced to new mobile apps. We get to see the ones highlighted in the app store and hear about the cool new app our friends talk about on social media. Take a guess as to the number of mobile apps that were downloaded globally in 2013. Try 102 billion, according to research by Gartner. Long story short: the app market is crowded. Mobile apps are designed to run on a specific mobile device – download and installation required. With mobile websites, there’s no downlo... (more)

@ThingsExpo | @Jawbone Apps Will Soon Support Everyone Else’s Hardware

Jawbone’s Apps Will Soon Support Everyone Else’s Hardware For the past few months, I’ve done something which is dorky even by my own dorky standards: I’ve often gone out in public with two wearable devices on my wrist. One has been a smartwatch of some sort. (At the moment, it’s Motorola’s Moto 360.) The other has usually been Jawbone’s Up 24 fitness band. Here’s why: Overall, the Up app, which works only with Jawbone’s hardware, is the richest, cleverest one I’ve found for counting steps, monitoring sleep, and logging information about what I eat. But the slinky little Up band ... (more)