Internet of Things

Fortune Business Insights Forecasts $28 Billion Voice Recognition Market

Fortune Business Insights Forecasts $28 Billion Voice Recognition Market

Fortune Business Insights (FBI) has released a new report on the voice and speech recognition market, projecting that the market will grow from $6.89 billion to $28.34 billion between 2018 and 2026. The market is expected to display a CAGR of 19.8 percent during that period. FBI credits a number of different factors for the expected growth,…

New Apple Watch Will Be Very, Very Aware of What’s Going On with You

New Apple Watch Will Be Very, Very Aware of What’s Going On with You

Apple has unveiled its newest line of smartwatches, and the devices are more aware than ever of what’s going on with users. For one thing, the Apple Watch Series 5 features a built-in compass and updated Maps app that can better locate users and help them to get where they’re going. It also features a…

NXP MCU Enables Offline Voice Commands for Smart Devices

NXP MCU Enables Offline Voice Commands for Smart Devices

NXP has unveiled a new i.MX RT106L crossover microcontroller (MCU) that will make it easier for device manufacturers to integrate voice commands into various smart devices. The major selling point is the platform’s local capabilities, which enable voice commands without the need for a cloud connection and consequently offer more privacy than a fully connected…

NXP’s Latest Innovation Brings Offline Facial Recognition to Smart Devices

NXP’s Latest Innovation Brings Offline Facial Recognition to Smart Devices

“The new microcontroller-based solution is designed to enable offline facial and expression recognition for smart devices – a world’s first, according to NXP.” You may soon have a smart thermostat that can recognize your face, thanks to a new piece of technology from NXP Semiconductors. The new microcontroller-based solution is designed to enable offline facial…

RSA and Silverfort Collaborate on IoT Authentication

RSA and Silverfort Collaborate on IoT Authentication

“… SecurID authentication solutions like biometrics and push notifications can now be extended to the kinds of vulnerable IT infrastructure that Silverfort seeks to secure.” A new collaboration between RSA and Silverfort is poised to help extend biometric security to the Internet of Things. The latter specializes in delivering authentication solutions to parts of a…

Nexxt App Helps Manage Full Line of Smart Home Connected Products

Nexxt App Helps Manage Full Line of Smart Home Connected Products

Nexxt Solutions is rolling out a new line of Smart Home products in collaboration with Microsoft and Tuya. The portfolio currently includes smart plugs, power strips, bulbs, and motion sensors, but will expand to a full line of more than 40 connected products by mid-2020. All of the products will be compatible with the Nexxt…

5G Infrastructure Market to See CAGR of 76% Through 2026: Report

5G Infrastructure Market to See CAGR of 76% Through 2026: Report

Fortune Business Insights has released a new report that suggests that the 5G infrastructure market is primed to explode in the next few years. The report predicts that the market will grow at an astonishing CAGR of 76.29 percent between 2018 and 2026, climbing from $720.6 million to $50.64 billion during the forecast period. The…

Sprint Launches Video Analytics Platform with Ericsson and Hitachi Tech

Sprint Launches Video Analytics Platform with Ericsson and Hitachi Tech

Sprint has released a new video analytics platform that uses AI and IoT technology to help organizations monitor an entire surveillance network. Dubbed Curiosity Smart Video Analytics, the comprehensive system combines Ericsson’s IoT Connectivity Platform with Hitachi Vantara’s cameras and data management solutions. Curiosity is able to consolidate multiple unrelated systems under a single security…

Over 400 Police Departments Have Partnered for Access to Smart Doorbell Footage

Over 400 Police Departments Have Partnered for Access to Smart Doorbell Footage

More than 400 police departments are participating in a surveillance program with Ring, an Amazon-owned smart doorbell platform, according to a new Washington Post report. As a consumer product, the Ring smart doorbell is a straightforward enough proposition: It’s designed to record video footage of whoever is at a user’s door. The user can view…

China-based TV Maker Banks on R&D of Facial Recognition, AI, IoT Tech

China-based TV Maker Banks on R&D of Facial Recognition, AI, IoT Tech

Facial recognition and related Artificial Intelligence-driven technologies are going to play an increasingly important role in consumer TVs, suggests TCL Electronics’ latest corporate update. The China-based electronics maker offers a range of products, from mobile phones to washing machines, but it is perhaps best known internationally for its competitively priced TVs. This business area continues…

IoT Botnet Targets Android Smart TVs and Set-Top Boxes

IoT Botnet Targets Android Smart TVs and Set-Top Boxes

The device security company WootCloud has uncovered an IoT botnet that targets Android set-top boxes and TVs. Dubbed “Ares”, the botnet specifically takes advantage of the Android Debug Bridge (ADB) infrastructure, which is a communications component that allows for the remote management of Android devices. WootCloud was able to discover the botnet with the help…

Senators Raise Concerns About Smart Car Security

Senators Raise Concerns About Smart Car Security

Two US senators have expressed concern about the vulnerabilities of connected cars, writing a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to ask if the agency is aware of the threat of malware attacks and how it plans to respond. Written by Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Ed Markey (D-MA), the letter arrives in…

Report: Machine Vision Market Expected to Grow Leading Up to 2024

Report: Machine Vision Market Expected to Grow Leading Up to 2024

“For instance, cameras that can read license plates will enable automated toll collection, while cars with machine vision capabilities would be able to identify cyclists and pedestrians and stop them accordingly…” ResearchAndMarkets.com has released a new report on the machine vision market that forecasts growing demand for 2D and 3D machine vision technology leading up…

Fujitsu’s RunMyProcess IoT Platform Secured by ImageWare Biometrics

Fujitsu’s RunMyProcess IoT Platform Secured by ImageWare Biometrics

Fujitsu is safeguarding its RunMyProcess Digital Suite with biometric authentication technology from ImageWare Systems. RunMyProcess is an enterprise-level cloud platform that can be used to develop a range of applications for different IoT devices. ImageWare’s IoT DNA Security, meanwhile, will help protect the data on those devices in addition to the devices themselves. The partnership…

Goodix to Acquire NXP’s Voice and Audio Tech Business

Goodix to Acquire NXP’s Voice and Audio Tech Business

Goodix has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire NXP Semiconductors’ Voice and Audio Solutions (VAS) business. The deal includes offices in Europe and Asia as well as intellectual property holdings related to VAS. Having established itself as an important supplier of fingerprint scanning solutions for smartphones, including the in-display sensor technology that is currently…

VeriSilicon Releases VIP9000 Processor for AI Applications

VeriSilicon Releases VIP9000 Processor for AI Applications

The AI specialist VeriSilicon has released the latest version of its Vivante VIP Neural Network engine. The VIP9000 is a customizable processor built specifically for artificial intelligence and computer vision, and is compatible with a range of different data sets and computing platforms. VeriSilicon is pitching the solution as a Silicon-Platform-as-a-Service (SiPaaS), and argues that…

NEC Supplies NTT DOCOMO with 5G Radio Units

NEC Supplies NTT DOCOMO with 5G Radio Units

“By utilizing base stations that support open interfaces, we will flexibly and efficiently deploy 5G networks that meet various use cases in the 5G era…” NEC is supplying NTT DOCOMO with radio units that will become part of the company’s growing 5G infrastructure. The new units are designed to serve as equipment for 5G base…

NEC Wins Major Smart City Contract for Spanish Province

NEC Wins Major Smart City Contract for Spanish Province

“A central component of NEC’s project will be the provision of its Cloud City Operation Centre platform, which will collect data from sensors placed across cities in order to support municipal services.” NEC subsidiary NEC Iberica has been selected to provide smart city solutions for a large slate of Spanish cities. The contract was awarded…

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