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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)

ARM Introduces New 'Internet of Things' Platform | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

ARM Introduces New Platform for The Internet of Things It’s the year 2014, and we’ve yet to have our flying cars and commuter jet packs. But we do have a glimpse of the future with the advent of the “internet of things.” It’s essentially the idea of connecting everyday objects — be it thermostats or kitchen appliances — to the web, in an effort to make our lives easier. As wonderful as that sounds though, development of new IoT technologies can be slow, due in part to the multiple different protocols in existence today and how tiresome it is to create an ecosystem from scratch. ... (more)

Apple Releases iOS 8.0.1 Update | @ThingsExpo (#IoT)

Apple Releases iOS 8.0.1 Update, Pulls it Following New Issues Apple pulled the iOS 8.0.1 update from availability, a fix is likely incoming. For now, it appears to only affect iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users. An Apple spokesperson provided us with the following statement: “We have received reports of an issue with the iOS 8.0.1 update. We are actively investigating these reports and will provide information as quickly as we can. In the meantime we have pulled back the iOS 8.0.1 update.” If you’re a victim of the buggy update, restoring your iPhone via iTunes appears to revert ... (more)

These Inventive Apps Boost Student Creativity

Summertime presents an opportunity for students to allow their full creativity to flourish. These five mobile apps dabble in everything artistic from drawing to video editing to playing music. Let your kids unleash their inner artist via these wonderfully creative apps before they go back to school. Chances are, they will have a positive impact on their studies! Cute CUT Pro – Full Featured Video Editor (iPhone $5.99) Cute CUT Pro combines the power of a full-featured video editing suite with the ease and portability of an iPhone app. The app is relatively easy-to-use once you lo... (more)

Pebble Adds Sleep Monitoring and More Health Tracking | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Pebble Cuts Smartwatch Prices, Adds Sleep Monitoring and More Health Tracking You can now pick up a Pebble smartwatch for up to $50 less than you could last week. The company announced a price cut for both of its cross-platform watches on Tuesday: The original Pebble now costs $99 — down from $149 — while the Pebble Steel is priced at $199, a $30 drop. Both are also gaining some new health-tracking features thanks to third-party apps as well. The Pebble could already tap into smartphone apps that count steps or track movement, but a software update is bringing “full activity trac... (more)