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M2M and Connected Devices

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Latest Headlines

ABI: Beacons are not just for retail; asset tracking, industrial uses expected to rise

If it seems as though beacons are everywhere, a new report from ABI Research is here to confirm that notion, saying total Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacon shipments will comfortably exceed 400 million units in 2020.

Samsung's SmartThings joins ZigBee Alliance board

SmartThings, the well-known Internet of Things (IoT) startup acquired by Samsung last year, is the newest member to join the ZigBee Alliance board of directors, joining at the "Promoter" level.

OnStar's mobile app reportedly hacked to locate cars, open doors and start engines

A hacker said that he was able to break in to OnStar's RemoteLink mobile app and use it to locate users' cars, unlock their car doors and start their engines. The news serves to yet again underscore the challenges in the connected car market and the potential pitfalls companies in the space face.

iOS developers have plenty to say about Apple's reported changes to its App Store algorithm

Even though it might take a while for them to fully figure out what happened, iOS developers are starting to realize that Apple has changed the algorithm for its App Store rankings, and they may need to adjust their marketing strategies accordingly.

Microsoft's Windows 10 release delivers milestone for AllJoyn framework

The AllSeen Alliance, which grew out of a project that Qualcomm started more than five years ago, is marking a major milestone this week with Microsoft's launch of Windows 10. Every Windows 10 device will have AllJoyn in it.

Verizon targets utilities with smart energy-as-a-service platform

Verizon is jumping into the smart utility market with the launch of a platform that it is marketing to energy utilities with an "as-a-service" model that will help them modernize their infrastructure.

Sprint says its network not at fault in hacking demonstration of Chrysler vehicles

Sprint said its network was not the culprit behind a recent media exposé that revealed how connected Fiat Chrysler vehicles were vulnerable to hacking and remote manipulation. Fiat Chrysler has made network-level changes to update the security of its vehicles and announced a voluntary recall of 1.4 million vehicles.

NASA researchers create Wi-Fi-powered chip tech for wearables to improve battery life

Researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab, in combination with researchers at UCLA, are working on a Wi-Fi reflector chip that they say would drastically improve battery life in wearable devices by reducing the power needed to transmit or receive information to computers and cellular and Wi-Fi networks.

Google, Verizon contribute to NASA's drone management efforts

Verizon is just one of scores of companies that are raising their hands to help NASA in its mission to figure out a way to manage unmanned aerial systems (UAS), otherwise known as drones.

Bluetooth SIG, FIDO collaboration could bring better security to Internet of Things

The Bluetooth SIG's work with the Fast iDentity Online (FIDO) Alliance on two-factor authentication could have implications for the Internet of Things (IoT), providing a layer of much-needed security.