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Internet of Things (IoT) Every physical object or “thing” that can be embedded with sensors will be embedded with sensors. Whether you call it the Internet of Things, the Internet of Everything, M2M, a smarter planet, the Industrial Internet or something else, the trend is clear. With so much activity and interest, it is unfortunate that a de facto communications standard has not emerged. However, there is progress (or managed conflict) in the right direction. The AllSeen Alliance and the Open Interconnect Consortium are just two of the major organizations vying for IoT superiority. AllSeen Alliance’s certification program is now open, with the AllJoyn framework. The latest estimates are that 120 million products built with AllJoyn are in the market (or will be upgraded to meet certification standards). They’re facing off against the Open Interconnect Consortium, wh... (more)

AlphaGo vs. You: Not a Fair Fight By @ShellyPalmer | @ThingsExpo #AI #IoT

What made move 37 so interesting is that no one expected it. It was early in game two of the million-dollar Google DeepMind Challenge Match, and AlphaGo, an artificial intelligence (AI) system developed by Google, placed its 19th stone on a part of the game board that no human Go master would have considered. Some called it a “mistake.” Others called it “creative” and “unique.” But considering that AlphaGo went on to win its third game in a row against one of the strongest Go players in the world, the move should probably have been called what it really was: “intuitive.” Note: a... (more)

IoT and Hello Barbie | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #API #InternetOfThings

Five Things You Should Know About Hello Barbie! Hello Barbie™! is an IoT-enabled (Internet of Things) Barbie Doll with blonde hair, blue eyes and a built-in surveillance system. She’s not the first of her kind (and she won’t be the last), but here’s what you should know about bringing it, or any connected device, into your home. Everything that connects to the public Internet is vulnerable. Encryption does not solve the problem. While it is true that you need about 6.4 billion years to crack a 2048-bit PGP encrypted file, I can probably socially engineer you out of your encryptio... (more)

The "Internet of Things" and Security | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

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 ... (more)

Windows 8 Release Preview Coming in Early June

Windows Windows Division President Steven Sinofsky announced Monday that a near-final version of Windows 8, dubbed the “Windows 8 Release Preview,” will be available the first week of June.  Read the full story at Wired ... (more)