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Benton County, Tennessee, gets network to roll out smart meters

Benton County Electric System (BCES), which provides smart metering systems in Benton County, Northwest Tennessee, has solved its connectivity issues using technology from Inmarsat and...

Healthcare applications to drive wearable device boom

As many as 430 million wearable devices will be shipped annually by 2022, a report from market intelligence company Tractica. In its Wearable Device Market...

Researchers look to protect 3D printers from cyber attacks

Security researchers have demonstrated that it is possible for hackers to make undetectable changes to 3D printed parts that could introduce defects and possibly...

Survey: Life insurance firms face hurdles in digital transformation race

Life insurance in the US lags well behind other insurance product lines when it comes to digital transformation – but IT leaders in the...

Australian government’s CEFC invests AUS$10m on IoT network provider Thinxtra

The Australian government’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) is to invest AU$10m in IoT network builder Thinxtra in exchange for 15 percent equity. CEFC is...

Motoring giant Hyundai shifts focus to electric vehicles

South Korean motoring giant Hyundai announced on Thursday that it will put electric vehicles at the forefront of its new product strategy. The company has...

Commuters remain frustrated by poor mobile reception on UK trains

Commuters in the UK continue to be frustrated by the inadequate state of mobile signal reception on trains and remain sceptical of Wi-Fi alternatives,...

Smart trucks bring opportunity and loss to supply chains, analysts say

Traditional logistics and freighter supply chain operations are set to be disrupted by the advent of smart trucks, such as those designed by Uber,...

SpaceX launches 12th resupply mission to International Space Station

At 12:31 EDT on August 14th, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket was launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The mission, CRS-12, is...

US health insurer Aetna considers Apple Watch partnership

American healthcare insurance provider Aetna is considering a partnership with Apple regarding the Apple Watch, according to reports. The news was broken by US media...

Railways and post in Thailand to benefit from IoT and blockchain

Two Thai government agencies, the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) and Thailand Post, are looking to the IoT and blockchain technologies, respectively, to improve...

Hundreds of smart locks scuppered by flawed update

Hundreds of smart locks from supplier Lockstate were left unusable, or 'bricked', after a flawed wireless update was issued by the company. As customers flocked...