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“Krack” is exactly that kind of thing bringing us closer to the “Internet of crappy Things” armageddon

My five cents on the „krack“ Wi-Fi / WPA2 security issue that is now slowly but steadily getting out of focus again. This is a classic “Internet of Things”, or “Internet of crappy Things” topic that I have written about before.

It is highly questionable if “krack” will ever really disappear; in a sense that it will be patched and fixed thoroughly so that no one has to worry about it anymore. Yes, a variety of providers of affected software and hardware have announced or even distributed such patches. But when it comes to the long tail of Wi-Fi enabled Internet of Things, smart home or whatever kind of connected devices, it would be naïve not to Continue reading ““Krack” is exactly that kind of thing bringing us closer to the “Internet of crappy Things” armageddon”

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Synthetic Sensors Is a Sensor That Could Soon Make Homes Scary-Smart (Liz Stinson)

If you want to set up a connected home, you’ve got two options. You can buy a bunch of smart gadgets that may or may not communicate with other smart gadgets. Or you can retrofit all of your appliances with sensor tags, creating a slapdash network. The first is expensive. The second is a hassle. Before long, though, you might have a third choice: One simple device that plugs into an electrical outlet and connects everything in the room. That’s the idea behind Synthetic Sensors, a Carnegie Mellon University project that promises to make creating a smart, context-aware home a snap. The tiny device, unveiled this week at the big ACM CHI computer interaction conference, can capture all of the the environmental data needed to transform a wide variety of ordinary household objects into smart devices…

Source: Synthetic Sensors Is a Sensor That Could Soon Make Homes Scary-Smart | WIRED

A very good long-read on an extremely important Topic for our Digital Future: A human-centric trust model for the Internet of Things (David Maher)

For IoT security to be successful, there needs to be an effective way to reason about how humanity can trust the security, safety, and privacy of this massive transformation of the world. Most importantly, “ordinary people,” whether they are consumers or workers, must be able to safely, reliably, and intuitively interact with vast, complex, interconnected systems of IoT devices. It can be overwhelming to think about all the ways individuals and society can be damaged by the haphazard engineering of systems that merge the physical and digital worlds. Technologists have done a terrible job with security technology so far, yet now we are about to impose those failures onto the physical world on a scale that only ubiquitous, pervasive, even invasive computing and connectivity can accomplish. Continuing the status quo is unsustainable…

via A human-centric trust model for the Internet of Things – O’Reilly Media

Awesome Collection of Long-Reads on the 10 Breakthrough Technologies 2017 (MIT Technology Review)

These technologies all have staying power. They will affect the economy and our politics, improve medicine, or influence our culture. Some are unfolding now; others will take a decade or more to develop. But you should know about all of them right now…

Source: 10 Breakthrough Technologies 2017

Where accelerating technological Development will lead us in the next 15-20 years (André Cramer)

I would like to share some of my thoughts on key developments that I believe will determine our lives in the upcoming two decades. Almost all of this is fueled by ever more accelerating technological progress and there are a lot of opportunities in it. As well as significant challenges.

Looking back at the perceived principle of the industrial age, where growth occurred or seemed to occur in a linear function, today we know about Moore’s Law. We have been able to observe it for the last 50 years where over time it became clearer that we have a doubling of computing power roughly every 1,5 years.

Now how does that apply in our everyday life? Where do we actually see that technologies get more and more “disruptive”? To show that this is not about buzzwords, here are a couple of examples for “wow” type of developments: Continue reading “Where accelerating technological Development will lead us in the next 15-20 years (André Cramer)”

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Awesome new IoT Gadgets: Things That Make Your Life “Smart” (Product Hunt)

We love things that aren’t normally connected to the Internet becoming connected to the Internet. From wine bottles and watches, to coffee makers and mops, check out these products that are revolutionizing the way you do…well, just about everything…

Source: Things That Make Your Life “Smart” — Medium

The other way round: Ericsson slashes cellular IoT device forecast by 20 billion (Creative Connectivity)

Where’s the IoT gone?

Source: Ericsson slashes cellular IoT device forecast by 20 billion | Creative Connectivity

From AI To Robotics, 2016 Will Be The Year When The Machines Start Taking Over (Vivek Wadhwa)

For the past century, the price and performance of computing has been on an exponential curve.  And, as futurist Ray Kurzweil observed, once any technology becomes an information technology, its…

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…in March, Facebook announced the availability of its much anticipated virtual-reality headset, Oculus. Microsoft, Magic Leap, and dozens of startups won’t be far behind with their new technologies. The early versions of these products will surely be expensive and clumsy and cause dizziness and other adverse reactions. But prices will fall, capabilities will increase, and footprints will shrink as is the case with all exponential technologies, and 2016 will mark the beginning of the VR revolution…

Source: From AI To Robotics, 2016 Will Be The Year When The Machines Start Taking Over | TechCrunch

The Internet of Things and the pressing need to address Security Topics (André Cramer)

The Rise of the Internet of Things

We’re living in a time where it is difficult not to come across the industry buzzword of IoT, the Internet of Things. Generally, I don’t like buzzwords; i like getting things done, helping consumers and businesses by using the latest and most promising technology. But, no doubt, the Internet of Things surely represents a disruptive wave of possibilities that will affect everyone over the course of the next years. And as it is with so many other technologies, products and platforms which are currently setting out to change the world because they are based on exponentially developing ingredients, the Internet of Things is set for this exponential development, too. Continue reading “The Internet of Things and the pressing need to address Security Topics (André Cramer)”

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