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Google’s Android Things IoT Platform out of Beta

Google’s Android Things IoT Platform out of Beta

Android Things: Google’s IoT platform for developers who want to build connected devices, is now out of beta, the company announced.

Flying robots: The new amazing Dragon from Japan

Flying robots: The new amazing Dragon from Japan

Drones have to go through doors to get inside, and there are many obstacles to flying robots, such as walls, windows, furniture, hanging plants, lampshades and more doors, not to mention human occupants of the room.

Google Pay available in Germany

Google Pay available in Germany

With support for four local banks, Google is launching its Google Pay service in Germany. German Users can immediately download the app from the Play Store.

LoRa devices: Lighting Streets with Smart Lamps

LoRa devices: Lighting Streets with Smart Lamps

Ubicquia, a company offering cost-effective and modular solutions for deploying smart city services, has incorporated LoRa devices and wireless radio frequency technology by Semtech Corporation, a supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, into its Ubicell streetlight gateway module.

Robot: Pepper and HSBC’s Vision of Branch Banking Future

Robot: Pepper and HSBC’s Vision of Branch Banking Future

HSBC and SoftBank Robotics are bringing a new experience to bank customers in New York City. The companies have partnered to introduce Pepper, a social humanoid robot, to HSBC’s bank branches.

Norton Core to Protect Homes from IoT Attacks

Norton Core to Protect Homes from IoT Attacks

Billed as ‘the first consumer router to perform deep packet inspection’ Norton has announced a next-gen IoT router. Norton Core, that uses deep-packet inspection to analyse data packets coming in and out of the home, looking for malware and potential IoT attacks.

IoT devices: Hackers listened in on Trump and Kim in Singapore

IoT devices: Hackers listened in on Trump and Kim in Singapore

Russian hackers were allegedly hard at work during the Trump-Kim summit in Singapore on 12 June, scanning IoT devices such as IP phones in the city-state for loopholes to be exploited, according to research by F5’s threat intelligence team.

AT&T Brings NB-IoT Network to U.S. and Mexico

AT&T Brings NB-IoT Network to U.S. and Mexico

In order to enhance its North American Network Footprint for IoT Solutions and provide more choices for businesses, AT&T will launch a new NarrowBand IoT (NB-IoT) to meet the growing needs of business customers for a wide range of IoT solutions.

Intelligent footwear: Smart Shoe Helps Blind Navigate

Intelligent footwear: Smart Shoe Helps Blind Navigate

Students at the polytechnical school HTL in Mistelbach near Vienna have developed intelligent footwear that uses a smartphone app to help people with sight deficiencies detect obstacles and navigate their surroundings with greater ease.

Wirecard launches IoT retail showcase with biometric facial recognition

Wirecard launches IoT retail showcase with biometric facial recognition

Wirecard, international expert in digital financial technology, launched a new IoT shelf. The showcase combines IoT technologies with biometric facial recognition, thereby granting insights into a purchase and payment experience supported purely by biometric data.