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Creating complex digital twins requires sharing intellectual property

The possibilities of digital twinning are rapidly expanding, but the networking and interconnection technology behind it need to keep pace.

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What is IoT? The internet of things explained

The internet of things (IoT) is a network of connected smart devices providing rich data, but it can also be a security nightmare.

Industry 4.0 / Industrial IoT / Smart Factory / automation

Industrial robots could 'eat metal' to power themselves

Scavenging energy by foraging for metal could power Internet of Things electronics and robots, suggest researchers at University of Pennsylvania.

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IoT offers a way to track COVID-19 via connected thermometers

The COVID-19 pandemic has catapulted one manufacturer of connected thermometers to national prominence, as Kinsa provides a possible window into the spread of the disease.

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Contact tracing via Bluetooth could help track COVID-19 transmission

MIT scientists may have a way to quickly – and privately – follow the spread of the coronavirus.

Industry 4.0 / Industrial IoT / Smart Factory

Cisco goes after wireless IoT with Fluidmesh acquisition

Cisco wants Fluidmesh to bolster wireless connectivity applications in large-scale distributed sites

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COVID-19 vs. Raspberry Pi: Researchers bring IoT technology to disease detection

Researchers from UMass say that a Raspberry Pi edge device can help identify flu-like symptoms in crowds, broadening the range of tools that can be used to track the spread of disease.

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Electronics should sweat to cool down, say researchers

Scientists think that in much the same way the human body releases perspiration to cool down, special materials might release water to draw heat from electronics.

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Report: Shadow IoT is prevalent, insecure

Zscaler data shows huge amounts of unencrypted IoT traffic moving in and out of enterprise networks.

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Cisco, Microsoft team to control growing IoT networks

Cisco will meld its recently released Intelligent Edge software with Microsoft’s Azure IoT Hub to make transferring data from edge devices to applications in the Azure cloud simpler.

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Secure you home with Eufy's smart cameras for a whole lot less today

Amazon's blowing out Eufy's solid home cameras at killer prices today.

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Who should lead the push for IoT security?

Industry groups and governmental agencies have been taking a stab at rules to improve the security of the internet of things, but so far there’s nothing comprehensive.

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Predictive maintenance via IoT offers big upsides, but few easy wins

While the flagship application of enterprise internet of things is undeniably valuable, effective predictive maintenance still takes hard work.

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Game changers at the branch: Wi-Fi 6, 4G, 5G plus SD-WAN

The growing use of cloud services is changing the pattern and the volume of branch-office data across the WAN, but wireless cellular services along with the intelligence of software-defined WAN can help keep traffic and costs in line....

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Our favorite smart baby monitor from Arlo just hit an all-time low on Amazon

The Arlo Baby Monitor will be a great addition to your child's room at an all-time low price of $100.

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Making the move to 5G: What to know, how to plan for it

Is 5G real? When should you upgrade? How will enterprises benefit and what are the costs and ROI? Analyst Jack Gold joins IDG TECH(talk) hosts Juliet Beauchamp and Computerworld's Ken Mingis to answer those questions and more to help...

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Video: Wi-Fi vs 5G, AI/ML for network management, more

IDC analyst Brandon Butler discusses networking trends that affect how IT pros do their jobs.

Internet of Things (IoT) / security alert / wireless network management

Implementation flaws make LoRaWAN networks vulnerable to attack

New report from IOActive details implementation errors that expose LoRaWAN networks to attack and provides a framework for mitigating the risk.

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