Internet of Things

Apple Patent Details Possible Device Authentication System

Apple Patent Details Possible Device Authentication System

Apple has been exploring a system that would allow users to gain access to multiple IoT devices from a central hub. The details of the system are included in a patent application that was recently published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The patent depicts a head-mounted device that could be paired with other…

NXP Releases Two New MCUs for IoT Devices

NXP Releases Two New MCUs for IoT Devices

NXP Semiconductors has released a pair of new wireless microcontrollers (MCUs) designed specifically for Zigbee 3.0 and Thread applications. The JN5189 and the JN5188 IEEE 802.15.4 MCUs are part of NXP’s JN product line, and will enable a variety of connected features in IoT devices. To that end, the low-power MCUs are built with the…

HONOR Unveils New Smartphones, Laptops, and IoT Devices

HONOR Unveils New Smartphones, Laptops, and IoT Devices

HONOR has updated its product lineup with a slew of new IoT devices. The new offerings include smartphones, laptops, and wearables. The highlights are the new HONOR 9X Pro and View 30 Pro smartphones. The former is built with the Kirin 810 AI Chipset and comes equipped with a 48MP Triple Camera and a 6.59″…

NXP Releases Development Platform for Offline Voice Recognition

NXP Releases Development Platform for Offline Voice Recognition

“…the joint solution will reduce the amount of time and money needed to bring a new device to the market, and allow manufacturers to implement their own custom wake words and commands.” NXP has released a new development platform that is intended to support offline voice control. Dubbed SLN-LOCAL-IOT, the solution is built with NXP’s…

Ericsson Adds Two New Offerings to Network Services Portfolio

Ericsson Adds Two New Offerings to Network Services Portfolio

Ericsson is expanding its Network Services portfolio with two new offerings that are designed to improve user experiences and facilitate the creation of secure IoT networks. Both services leverage advancements in AI, automation, and predictive analytics to help network operators process a higher volume of data while preparing them for the incoming 5G ecosystem. So…

Google to Make 2FA Mandatory for Nest Users

Google to Make 2FA Mandatory for Nest Users

Google has announced that users of its Nest products will soon be required to activate two-factor authentication for their accounts, stepping up security in Google’s part of the Internet of Things ecosystem. 2FA has already been available to users of Google’s Nest smart devices, which include things like speakers, smoke detectors, and thermostats. But, as…

Arm Releases Two New Processors to Encourage IoT Development

Arm Releases Two New Processors to Encourage IoT Development

Arm is hoping to fuel IoT and AI development with a pair of new processors. The new offerings include the Cortex-M55 processor and the Ethos-U55 Neural Processing Unit (NPU), the latter of which is being described as the industry’s first microNPU. The new hardware will make it easier for developers to release new devices with…

Researchers Warn of Security Flaw in Philips Hue Smart Bulbs

Researchers Warn of Security Flaw in Philips Hue Smart Bulbs

A team of researchers from software company Check Point have released a report that highlights a potential security flaw in the Philips Hue smart bulbs. The report, released last week, shows how a team of researchers working with the help of the Check Point Institute for Information Security (CPIIS) in Tel Aviv University were able to hack…

EU Launches Antitrust Investigation into Qualcomm’s Chip Sales Tactics

EU Launches Antitrust Investigation into Qualcomm’s Chip Sales Tactics

Qualcomm is facing an antitrust investigation into its aggressive sales tactics in the European market. The investigation stems from the release of a new radio frequency front-end chip, which is designed to be paired with a 5G modem chip in 5G smartphones. Qualcomm has already signed radio frequency contracts with major tech corporations like Samsung,…

Olea Introduces New Licensing Options to Facilitate IoT Development

Olea Introduces New Licensing Options to Facilitate IoT Development

Olea Sensor Networks is hoping to attract new customers through the introduction of new licensing models for companies interested in its IoT IP portfolio. The company’s sensor technology is already being widely used in drones, vehicles, and industrial robotics, but Olea is hoping that the new licensing options will make the technology more accessible to…

Smartphones, Smart Glasses, and Smart Cars in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

Smartphones, Smart Glasses, and Smart Cars in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

The mobile and IoT industries are back in full swing after the holidays, and that’s very much reflected in the breadth of topics covered in this week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s top stories. Smartphones are, of course, a major topic. Samsung garnered considerable reader attention with the news of its latest security patch for…

NXP, Sony, and NTT DOCOMO Put Together UWB Payments and Advertising Demo

NXP, Sony, and NTT DOCOMO Put Together UWB Payments and Advertising Demo

NXP is teaming up with NTT DOCOMO and Sony to demonstrate new mobile payment and advertising solutions that are based on NXP’s Ultra-Wideband (UWB) technology. The live demoes are scheduled to take place during the DOCOMO Open House from January 23-24. The solutions utilize NXP’s recently released UWB chipset, which was specifically designed for mobile…

SiriusXM Uses EyeLock Iris Tech to Authorize In-Car Transactions

SiriusXM Uses EyeLock Iris Tech to Authorize In-Car Transactions

SiriusXM is deploying EyeLock’s iris authentication tech to safeguard its new mobile e-wallet. The in-car platform is designed to help drivers pay for goods and services while on the go, allowing them to pay tolls, purchase gas, or pass through the drive-thru window without reaching for their wallet. To that end, the SiriusXM e-wallet will…

Hushmesh Streamlines IoT Security with Password-Free Trustee Device

Hushmesh Streamlines IoT Security with Password-Free Trustee Device

Hushmesh has announced that it will be demonstrating its new password-free authentication solution for guests at CES 2020. Dubbed the Trustee, the new IoT device is designed to be a comprehensive platform that allows users to gain access to any participating service through a simple procedure on their smartphone. The Trustee offers automated end-to-end cryptography,…

Amazon, Apple, Google to Work Together on Open Standard for Smart Home Devices

Amazon, Apple, Google to Work Together on Open Standard for Smart Home Devices

Amazon, Apple and Google have announced they will be teaming up to develop an open-source standard for connected smart home devices. The partnership, called Project Connected Home over IP, aims to make sure that any supported devices are able to work together with any smartphone or voice assistant, while making the development of new devices…

Trustonic Provides IoT Security for OPTOLANE’s New Smart Medical Device

Trustonic Provides IoT Security for OPTOLANE’s New Smart Medical Device

Trustonic has found another customer for its Trustonic Secured Platform for IoT devices. The company has announced that the medical equipment company OPTOLANE will be using the platform to secure its new LOAA (Lab on an Array) Analyzer. The LOAA Analyzer is a connected medical device that uses in vitro diagnostic tech (IVD) to evaluate…

CyberLink Partners with Advantech to Improve FaceMe Platform

CyberLink Partners with Advantech to Improve FaceMe Platform

CyberLink is toasting the improved performance of its FaceMe facial recognition platform in the wake of its strategic partnership with Advantech. The two companies have joined forces in an effort to develop better facial recognition solutions for IoT and AIoT devices. To that end, CyberLink has integrated Advantech’s AIR Inference System, which has yielded a…

Japanese Telecom KDDI Opts for IDEMIA’s eSIM Management Solution

Japanese Telecom KDDI Opts for IDEMIA’s eSIM Management Solution

KDDI, a major Japanese telecom, has opted to use IDEMIA’s Smart Connect Platform to support the eSIM management services it provides to enterprise customers. The ultimate aim is to let employees of organizations go online at any time while out in the field without the need to find Wi-Fi or to deal with physical SIM…

GSMA Details Growth of Mobile Economy in MENA Region

GSMA Details Growth of Mobile Economy in MENA Region

The GSMA has released a pair of reports that detail the ways in which mobile and IoT technologies have been a boon for countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The two reports – The Mobile Economy: Middle East and North Africa 2019 and Realising the potential of IoT in MENA – were released during…

GSMA Helps Launch Regulatory Pilot Space for ASEAN Businesses

GSMA Helps Launch Regulatory Pilot Space for ASEAN Businesses

The GSMA is hoping to facilitate the flow of information throughout Southeast Asia through the implementation of a new Regulatory Pilot Space (RPS). According to the GSMA, the RPS will essentially serve as a “regulatory sandbox” that allows ASEAN businesses to test new tech solutions in a way that is compliant with the ASEAN Framework…

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