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Here’s how blockchain can be used to secure the Internet of Things

The world is full of connected devices – and more are coming. In 2017, there were an estimated 8.4 billion internet-enabled thermostats, cameras, streetlights and other electronics. By 2020 that number could exceed 20 billion, and by 2030 there could be 500 billion or more. Because they’ll all be online […]
Here’s how blockchain can be used to secure the Internet of Things
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning. 1. The Aussie dollar opened the new trading week above the 81 US cent level for the first time since January 2015. You can thank Bank of Japan governor Kuroda for that. But the weak USD is feeding stocks, helping the S&P500 hit yet another record high to […]
10 things you need to know this morning in Australia
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An ASX-listed IoT startup just made one of its key investors general manager

The founder Western Australian Internet of Things business targeting energy efficiency in commercial buildings has made veteran Cisco executive David Barker his first general manager. Quantify Technology Holdings (ASX: QFY) specialises in software and hardware to manage “truly intelligent buildings” to improve energy efficiency and made a backdoor ASX listing […]
An ASX-listed IoT startup just made one of its key investors general manager
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6 things everyone needs to know about the Internet of Things

At least 40% of Australian households now have at least one home “Internet of Things” device. These are fridges, window blinds, locks and other devices that are connected to the internet. While the Internet of Things (IoT) may lead to more efficiency in our daily lives, my research shows that […]
6 things everyone needs to know about the Internet of Things
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Ericsson just took a significant step toward delivering cellular-based IoT

Ericsson recently completed network testing of a new Cat-M1 4G modem designed for the IoT, according to ZDNet. The tests, which took place in Sweden, were conducted in concert with Qualcomm and Australian-based telco operator Telstra. The companies didn’t offer a timetable of when the network the modem powers would […]
Ericsson just took a significant step toward delivering cellular-based IoT
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Australia has an ‘internet of things’ mobile network

The scenario of having everyday devices, like cars and water sprinklers, connected to the internet had been predicted as the future for several years. But now Telstra has taken Australia one step closer to that reality, announcing the launch of an “internet of things” mobile network. “Telstra is the first […]
Australia has an ‘internet of things’ mobile network
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You can talk to this fridge and it will order groceries from Woolworths

The smart home and internet of things have been hot topics for several years, but Samsung has now shown that intelligent appliances are within the grasp of Australian consumers this year. The company this week gave a preview of new technologies that are set to be unleashed in Australia this […]
You can talk to this fridge and it will order groceries from Woolworths
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5 startling things you can do this year with smart appliances

Samsung has revealed a range of smart home devices that seem futuristic but will actually arrive in Australia this year. The Korean electronics giant showed off the new products at an event in Singapore this week, with one Australian executive saying that eventually every household appliance would be connected to […]
5 startling things you can do this year with smart appliances
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Will the Internet of Things be bigger than the Industrial Revolution?

The Internet of Things (IoT) has been labeled as “the next Industrial Revolution” because of the way it will change the way people live, work, entertain, and travel, as well as how governments and businesses interact with the world. In fact, the revolution is already starting. That brand new car […]
Will the Internet of Things be bigger than the Industrial Revolution?
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A 26-year old Bitcoin entrepreneur was sent to prison, and the experience only confirmed his belief in the cryptocurrency

The self-professed computer geek turned divisive bitcoin entrepreneur is not long out of prison, where he served time for operating an unlicensed money transmitting business. He had “knowingly transmitted money intended to facilitate criminal activity– specifically, drug trafficking on Silk Road,” according to a press release by the United States […]
A 26-year old Bitcoin entrepreneur was sent to prison, and the experience only confirmed his belief in the cryptocurrency
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Telstra’s technology boss predicts the top 5 tech trends of 2017

It’s been a massive year for Telstra, with Australia’s biggest telecommunications business, facing some major ups and downs and pledging to invest $3 billion on its network over the next three years in the wake of a series of embarrassing outages. CEO Andy Penn announced the spending in August, saying […]
Telstra’s technology boss predicts the top 5 tech trends of 2017
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Here’s what a Trump presidency means for the Internet of Things

Self-driving car adoption levels may be lower than anticipated. BI Intelligence has maintained an optimistic take on self-driving car adoption rates. Much of this belief has been driven by the actions and plans of Tesla, which has aggressively moved to make its vehicles autonomous, with all new cars shipping with […]
Here’s what a Trump presidency means for the Internet of Things
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Clean technology startups are moving into smart cities

This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Many clean technology (cleantech) start-ups are pivoting into the smart city market, reports Bloomberg. Companies are both rebranding themselves as smart city companies and targeting their existing products for smart city applications; […]
Clean technology startups are moving into smart cities
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How companies can save themselves from being ‘uberized’

We all know the Uber story. How it swept in and turned the taxi and automotive industry on its head. It showed how quickly a middleman can come in and change your business — and how much has changed in this digital age. Customers are expecting new ways of doing […]
How companies can save themselves from being ‘uberized’
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How this startup is going to power the future of IoT

Sponsored by the French Australian Chamber of Commerce, after the 2016 Co-innovation Excellence Forum: ‘A Proven Path to Future Growth’ The Internet of Things holds incredible promise – sensors embedded in everything from shipping pallets to cars and fridges, passing on data and making everything “smart”. The data could be […]
How this startup is going to power the future of IoT
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The security risks you need to know about the Internet of Things

The range and number of “things” connected to the internet is truly astounding, including security cameras, ovens, alarm systems, baby monitors and cars. They’re are all going online, so they can be remotely monitored and controlled over the internet. Internet of Things (IoT) devices typically incorporate sensors, switches and logging […]
The security risks you need to know about the Internet of Things