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6 IoT predictions for 2019

The Internet of Things has continued to make an impact on the tech industry throughout 2018, but as the end of the year draws closer, many are wondering what’s in store for IoT in 2019. Fear not, IoT practice experts at global technology consultancy DataArt believes that 2019 promises to …

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BullGuard focuses on smart device security in new product line

The rise of the internet of things and smart devices, has led to the belief that our homes are more vulnerable to cyber attacks than every before. Security firms and industry experts have long warned of hackers entering your data through a smart speaker, or connected kitchen appliance. Taking note …

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IoT gateways given a benchmark

The rise in smart devices and the internet of things has sparked a security concern across the globe. With experts taking up column inches in newspapers across the globe by claiming smart speakers, fridges or thermostats are a gateway into a user’s home and workplace, something had to be done …

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Europe wakes up to IoT market

The European smart home market is starting to take off. After an initial conservative approach, the European market is now showing signs of renewed life, according to international research firm Park Associates. According to the firm’s report, IOT Connectivity in Europe: Value of Connected Products, companies in Europe are starting …

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Vodafone ups its IoT reach with Onecom partnership

Vodafone is tightening its grip on the IoT market. Signing a five-year deal with communications provider Onecom, the two companies will be working together to ‘develop, launch and manage Internet of Things services for UK businesses. Onecom will be able to deploy Vodafone’s market-leading global IoT managed connectivity, platform and …

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Bixby-powered smart speaker is definitely coming soon

The ‘will they, won’t they’ Samsung smart speaker conundrum has finally been given a definitive answer. And they will! After months of contradictory reports, Samsung has finally revealed that a Bixby-powered smart speaker will be launching soon. Following the launch of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8, the company’s mobile chief DJ …

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Wearables on the up, says report

Global sales of wearable devices are set to top 310 million units this year. According to a new report from Gartner, sales will see a year-on-year increase of 16.7 per cent, to generate $30.5 billion of revenue. Of that, almost a third ($9.3 billion) will be from smartwatches.  The report …

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Is a smarter Cortana set to take over IoT market?

Microsoft’s speech recognition system just got a whole lot more reliable. Microsoft has announced that its conversational speech recognition system has reached a record 5.1 per cent error rate. Used in its voice-assistant Cortana – as well as Presentation Translator and Microsoft Cognitive Services – researchers from Microsoft Artificial and …

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PCR Five for Friday (11/08/2017)

Five for Friday is a weekly feature to give a brief roundup of our top five stories from the week that you might have missed. Think we left anything out? Let us know your favourite stories of the week by pinging us a tweet @pcr_online. Smart security to kick start UK smart …

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Smart security to kick start UK smart home revolution

Home security is set to lead the way in the smart home revolution. A new survey by OnePoll has revealed that security is the top priority for UK homeowners looking to invest in smart technology. A total of 37 per cent of those surveyed said that they would invest in …

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