connected devices

6 things we’ve connected that may kill us in the future

6 things we’ve connected that may kill us in the future

As much as we here at ReadWrite are genuinely enthusiastic about the Internet of Things, it’s never been without a heavy grain of salt. We’ve never been afraid to question, analyze and critique the
U.S. feds hope cyberattacks will wither under new “strategic principles”

U.S. feds hope cyberattacks will wither under new “strategic principles”

The Obama Administration is looking to make sure the type of cyberattack that took major websites — like Spotify, Netflix, and Twitter — offline last week does not happen again. The Department of
Yamaha races to connect the things to the IoT

Yamaha races to connect the things to the IoT

Japanese conglomerate Yamaha has launched its own Advanced Robotics Automation platform, a system that connects Internet of Things (IoT) and other devices together. The platform looks to lower the
When it comes to encryption, say no to status quo

When it comes to encryption, say no to status quo

Wouldn’t life be so much easier if you didn’t have to lock the front door of your business when you went home at night? You’d never have to worry about losing your keys. Or, maybe the property owner
Will your connected range think your turkey is too dry?

Will your connected range think your turkey is too dry?

There is a lot of preparation that goes into Thanksgiving Day, and oftentimes the amount of focus involved in cooking takes away from the special time with family and friends. Imagine getting to spend
ARM has prescription for medical devices for chronic conditions

ARM has prescription for medical devices for chronic conditions

Digital health firm US TrustedCare and ARM, a leader in the semiconductor market, have announced a partnership to build medical devices for people with chronic conditions. The new collaboration will
Totem’s poles to power electric car charging in smart cities

Totem’s poles to power electric car charging in smart cities

A new bundled energy system was unveiled by Totem Power that aims to give smart cities a suite of location-based energy services through cyborg palm trees. Greentech Media reported on the recent
Where are all the women in tech? They’re in wearables

Where are all the women in tech? They’re in wearables

While we read about the gender gap in technology almost every day, it’s worth championing a sector that seems to have a strong showing of talented women in tech – the wearables industry. Women have an
What is 2017’s top wireless router with the fastest speeds?

What is 2017’s top wireless router with the fastest speeds?

It seems like every day lately, router manufacturers are coming up with some new buzzword or marketing term to sell you on why their networking appliance is better than the rest, without actually
Good robot design needs to be responsible, not just responsive

Good robot design needs to be responsible, not just responsive

Robots have become commonplace in many aspects of life including health care, military and security work. Yet until recently little thought has been given outside of academic circles to the ethics of
How IoT is making IBM’s Smart Planet smarter

How IoT is making IBM’s Smart Planet smarter

Chris O’Connor, IBM’s General Manager for Internet of Things Offerings, has been involved with connected devices for almost 25 years. As a result, he has a unique view on the emergence of the Internet

Calm, cruel and connected: November’s best and worst of IoT

It seems that every day a new IoT device or means to connect existing devices is revealed. With so much energy being devoted to telling us how, when, where and what we can connect to each other, the
For a dollar bill, you can get a cool AR view of life in the White House

For a dollar bill, you can get a cool AR view of life in the White House

Have you ever wanted to visit the White House? A new app — created for the White House Historical Society by PTC’s Vuforia team, in coordination with Unity and Nexus Studios — hopes to give everyone
Fitbit buys Pebble as wearables consolidation continues

Fitbit buys Pebble as wearables consolidation continues

Fitbit is reportedly buying the troubled Pebble smartwatch in further consolidation in the flagging wearables market. Full details and dollar value of the deal hasn’t yet been made public but the two
Amazon unveils Greengrass for AWS IoT developers

Amazon unveils Greengrass for AWS IoT developers

Amazon Web Services has a new service dedicated to Internet of Things (IoT) developers, called Greengrass. The service, announced on Wednesday at AWS re:invent in Las Vegas, will enable messaging,
Meet the two hackers behind October’s big DDoS attack

Meet the two hackers behind October’s big DDoS attack

The massive mid-October DDoS attack driven by a swarm of everyday Internet of Things (IoT) devices crippled dozens of the Internet’s most popular websites and services could be the first of many. Two
Will artificial intelligence mean the end of cyberthreats?

Will artificial intelligence mean the end of cyberthreats?

Cybersecurity has come a long way in the last twenty years. In the 90s, the predominant security model used to create secure operating systems was the “castle and moat” approach. Everything inside the
Amazon wants your company’s data by the truckload… literally

Amazon wants your company’s data by the truckload… literally

In the race to win clients in the highly competitive cloud computing market, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has taken to transporting client data in high-tech tractor trailers. AWS recently introduced its
This beacon platform influenced $14.5 billion in Black Friday sales

This beacon platform influenced $14.5 billion in Black Friday sales

inMarket, one of the world’s largest beacon platforms, says its analysis shows its platform influenced $14.5 billion in consumer spending during the Black Friday weekend. The platform noticed 370
Today’s connected home security is about both safety and peace of mind

Today’s connected home security is about both safety and peace of mind

Daniel Herscovici is the SVP and GM of Comcast’s Xfinity Home. He is at the forefront of driving the transformation of the traditional home security industry with a variety of connected services that