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Digital sustainability: Digital transformation’s next big opportunity

It’s time to think about how we can reduce our environmental “exhaust” through new digitally-sustainable business models and processes.

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Don’t wait for 5G: LTE could be your key to IoT

One of the many whiz-bang features promised in 5G is a new way of connecting millions of small, low-powered IoT devices. But there's no need to wait: Two forms of LTE tuned for IoT are ready to roll.

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LTE speeds outpace home internet with new Qualcomm and Intel modems

With every new generation of smartphone, LTE connections get faster. That's because the devices have faster modems that can transfer data at unprecedented download speeds.

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ARM buys Mistbase and NextG-Com to extend its reach in IoT

Chip designer ARM has a new strategy for the internet of things: offer complete solutions "from application software to antenna."

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Will Alexa become my companion data analyst?

How a smart assistant can eventually become your organization's next data rock star

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Intel's mobile future is in blazing modems as it buries Atom failure

Intel passed on the opportunity to make chips for the first iPhone, and in May discontinued Atom smartphone chips after wasting billions trying to get them in handsets. The chip company instead started building a new mobile identity...

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Intel takes on IoT complexity with carrier-approved boards

Intel is launching a program to provide IoT device boards that have been pre-certified by mobile operators.

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Add Bluetooth 5 to Raspberry Pi 3 or create gadgets with this new chip

Qualcomm crams new wireless technologies -- Bluetooth Low Energy 5, OpenThread, and ZigBee 3.0 -- on a new chipset.

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SpaceX launches from a historic NASA pad -- then sticks the landing

SpaceX is back in business, launching a rocket to the ISS from a historic NASA pad, then successfully landing the first stage only minutes later.

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Columbus, Ohio, region boosts smart mobility research

One focus will be on developing universal standards for wireless communications between vehicles and sensors on traffic signals, highway lanes and other road infrastructure.

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Why Google and Apple will rule mixed reality

Sorry, Microsoft and Magic Leap. The Silicon Valley smartphone giants have one thing you haven't got.

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PG&E deploys its first Tesla Powerpack battery storage station

PG&E has announced its first lithium-ion battery substation with 500KW of capacity, which the utility said will it balance power supply and demand during peak hours.

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Insecure Android apps put connected cars at risk

Android applications that allow millions of car owners to remotely locate and unlock their vehicles are missing security features that could allow hackers to easily hijack their functionality.

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We’re only human: Vulnerability, machines set to disrupt sales jobs

Human frailty advances sales world robot reboot

Project Loon: Coming soon(ish) to an area probably not near you

The people over at Google's Project Loon have figured out a way to make the internet-connecting balloons more viable.

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Apple may cut the (charging) cord completely with the iPhone 8

As some industry experts wonder whether Apple will add wireless charging to its next iPhone, others believe it will go all in -- cutting the charging cord completely, just as it cut the analog audio port in the iPhone 7.

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A.I. faces hype, skepticism at RSA cybersecurity show

The cybersecurity industry has been talking up artificial intelligence and machine learning as a way to stop the hackers -- but don’t necessarily believe all the hype.

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AT&T plans a national IoT network with LTE-M by midyear

AT&T is accelerating its rollout of LTE-M, an IoT network that’s being used to track shipping containers and pallets, monitor water use and connect fleets to the internet.

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IBM's wearables hub could get you out of the hospital faster

Researchers at IBM have developed a hub for wearables that can gather information from multiple devices and share it with a doctor, potentially cutting down on the time patients need to spend in a hospital.

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NASA at work on autonomous space rendezvous technology

NASA is about to launch technology to the International Space Station that could bring the agency closer to enabling rendezvous with a spacecraft without human intervention.

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