Internet of Things

Reuters Graphic: Hacking via the Internet of Things
March 8, 2017 at 12:02 pm

The Internet of Things, or IoT, is a term used to describe devices connecting to the internet that aren't primarily computers -- anything from a hydroelectric turbine to a toaster. There are billions of such devices and because of poor security practices they're increasingly becoming the target of hackers: especially those wanting to create a…

Amazon's Alexa could one day recognize users by the sound of their voices
March 1, 2017 at 11:13 am

Arguably even more useful than summoning pizza, Amazon's line of Echo smart speakers may one day tell different users apart just by hearing their voices. Amazon is reportedly working on a feature for the Echo's digital assistant, Alexa, that allows it to distinguish between users based on their vocal print, anonymous sources familiar with the…

Panasonic Set for Take Off at MWC
February 20, 2017 at 9:08 am

At its booth at Mobile World Congress, Panasonic is showcasing a number of different connected technologies, including tech for the retail industry.