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Cyber amateurs protect smart home from real-time invasion

In a challenge set up by technology consultancy Roke and the UK Cabinet Office-backed Cyber Security Challenge UK, 42 cyber security amateurs have prevented...

Bullguard researchers find serious flaws in smart home alarm

A team of researchers at security specialist Bullguard has identified a range of serious flaws in a connected burglar alarm. Security researchers at the...

Smart thermostats gain traction in Europe and North America

The number of North American and European homes with smart thermostats grew by 67 percent to 10.1 million in 2016, according to a new...

Amazon Echo assumed responsible for successful 911 call

In March, Arkansas police ordered Amazon to hand over data from one of its smart home devices as part of a murder investigation. In...

UCSD engineers develop near-zero-power sensor for ‘unawearables’

Electrical engineers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), have unveiled a temperature sensor capable of running on just 113 picowatts of power:...

Amazon’s Alexa can now control your smart home cameras

Amazon has unveiled its new Smart Home Skill API, which will allow developers to create apps that let customers watch live video feeds from...

UK insurance market lags on digital, says LexisNexis

The UK insurance market needs to adopt digitization faster – or risk losing out to new, more automated players, according to a new study...

Hazelcast aims for cleaner windows on IoT data

Open source in-memory data grid (IMDG) company Hazelcast has reached the 0.4 release of Hazelcast Jet. This developer and data architect-level technology works with fast-flowing continuous...

More digital assistants than people by 2021, says Ovum

Digital assistants will outnumber people within the next four years if the predictions in a new research report from Ovum come to pass. The...

Apple joins race for smart home supremacy with HomePod

Apple has upped the ante in the race for smart home supremacy with the launch of HomePod at its worldwide developers' conference in San...

Powervault to give electric car batteries a second life in smart...

Automaker Renault is partnering with UK-based smart home energy storage specialist Powervault in a deal that will see batteries previously used to power electric vehicles...

IKEA to launch smart light compatibility with Alexa, Siri and Google

Furniture and home decor retailer IKEA has announced that its smart lighting range is about to get a whole lot smarter. The Trådfri product line...