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Security: The IoT is destroying legal concept of privacy warns in-depth...

THE BIG READ A new report cautions that the Internet of Things may undermine the concept of personal privacy to such an extent that...

Amazon booms as high street withers. Next up: robots and insurance

UPDATED Retail and Web services giant Amazon plans to add over 2,500 permanent jobs in the UK this year, taking its British workforce to...

IoM 2018: How AstraZeneca is getting manufacturing innovation right

Andrew Hobbs reports exclusively from our Internet of Manufacturing conference in London, on how AstraZeneca's senior innovation architect, Steve Woodward, and innovation design analyst...

Devices: Google leads in smart speakers, Apple in wearables

Apple and Google have reported positive Q1 sales figures for wearables and smart speakers, respectively. The news is particularly good for Google: sales of the...

IoT security: Shadow devices pose growing threat to networks – report

Unauthorised devices introduce “immense security risk”, according to report. IoT devices, as well as personal devices such as laptops, tablets, and smartphones, pose a grave...

How startups aim to help retailers beat Amazon and Alibaba at...

The cashier-less store space is currently dominated by Amazon and China's Alibaba. But, as Scott Thompson reports, a number of startups have entered the...

Amazon building healthcare team in Alexa division

Amazon is reported to be building a health and wellness team inside its Alexa smart assistant division, as part of its ongoing strategy to disrupt the...

Botnet attack on one website costs IoT device owners $300k

A University of California, Berkeley Report reveals that the cost of malware- and botnet-affected devices could run into millions of dollars for their owners. A...

Researchers find Amazon Alexa could eavesdrop on customers

NEWSBYTE Security researchers have discovered a vulnerability that enabled Amazon’s voice assistant, Alexa, to listen in on people’s conversations after the 'Alexa' wake-up word had...

Amazon: Alexa upgrades for memory, context, meaning = antitrust risk?

Amazon has announced three new upgrades for its Alexa AI platform on the back of healthy revenue increases, and is trailing a future of...

Apple hires Google AI chief to head machine learning | Analysis

Apple has hired John Giannandrea, Google’s former head of search and artificial intelligence, as its new head of machine learning and AI strategy. Before joining...

IBM launches new Watson Assistant AI for connected enterprises

IBM has announced the launch of Watson Assistant, a digital assistant version of its Watson artificial intelligence (AI) and natural language conversation system. IBM said, "Watson...
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