The Internet of Things is moving to the forefront of home networking as the variety of devices that can go online rapidly expands.Reflecting this trend, the Open Interconnect Consortium is acquiring the assets of the Universal Plug and Play Forum, an organization formed about 15 years ago to standardize discovery and control of networked devices.
Dojo-Labs announced a Linux-based “Dojo” home security gateway that notifies users of security threats via a mobile app and a glowing orb.An Israeli startup called Dojo-Labs has launched $99 presales on its Dojo security device, with shipments due March 8. After the first year, yearly subscriptions cost an additional $99 per year. CEO Yossi Atias has confirmed to LinuxGizmos that the device runs on a Linux operating system based on a Broadcom distribution.
Alphabet, Google’s newfangled conglomeration, arrived in August, but we will not see its first financial figures until January, when the company reports two sets of earnings — Google and the “other bets.” Each subsidiary will not break out its own performance, but the earnings reports will offer some view into their costs and output. Before then, Re/code is unpacking one Alphabet company a week*, presenting the facts, figures and, just maybe, the financials beyond the silos of the world’s most ambitious company. Up first: Nest.
The rapidly decreasing costs of battery energy storage systems (ESS) are driving a trend in the energy storage industry similar to that seen in solar PV over the last decade.That is according to Navigant Research, who says that the energy storage industry has been evolving at different paces and with a focus on different applications and technologies in countries around the world.
Silicon valley start-up Dojo Labs has created a device aiming to make the Internet of Things in homes around the world more secure.A team of security experts and hackers are the creative minds behind the Palo Alto-based company’s pebble-shaped device, designed to protect a smart home’s connected devices against ‘malware, viruses and cyber attack’.Connecting to the home network, the Dojo acts as a security layer between all computers, mobile and Internet of Things-devices – from baby monitors to smart locks and home automation systems – and external threats, ensuring the user’s security and privacy at all times.
There is a lot of hype around the Internet of Things (IoT) yet many, if not most, are confused by what IoT really is and what it means for their IP and their business. In fact, some people claim that the IoT is simply a matter of applying existing technology to new applications. Many companies new to the IoT market may have strong and expansive portfolio positions for assertion. This makes it difficult at best to discern whether or not IoT inventions are really new or just recycled technology. If you are a new player in the IoT market, you most likely will be filing patent applications for new innovations; however, since IoT is being built on established technology, you need to be aware that there are hundreds of technology companies that may already own the seminal foundation patents.
Dojo-Labs today introduced Dojo, the first technology to monitor the behavior of each device on the network to protect and ensure the privacy of your home.
“Dojo knows when the TV is still recording your voice even if it’s off and when that data is being uploaded to the cloud,” said Yossi Atias, co-founder and CEO of Dojo-Labs. “We all lock our front doors and yet our devices are wide open. Our homes contain our most intimate data but the security of these things is an afterthought. We created Dojo as the first technology to help us safeguard our homes.”
Smart meters are a “key” incentive for customers to switch their energy suppliers.That was the message from industry experts at an event which talked about consumer engagement in the UK energy market.According to Gillian Cooper, Head of Retail Energy Markets at Citizens Advice, smart meters are providing customers with accurate bills as well as changing their behaviour around switching suppliers.
During his keynote speech at the Embedded/IoT Technology conference here Wednesday, Ken Sakamura, creator of TRON, Japan’s home-grown open real-time operating system, blasted Japanese embedded systems designers for their inability to lead the Internet of Things on the world stage.
Sakamura, professor at the University of Tokyo, has always been an out-of-the-box thinker, provocative speaker and passionate proponent for next-generation computing architecture. He has spent most of his professional life developing TRON and promoting such concepts as pervasive or ubiquitous computing in Japan.
Enterprise application software provider SAP SE (SAP – Analyst Report) has announced multiple partnerships with premium Internet of Things (IoT) security companies for developing state-of-the-art end-to-end security solutions. Powered by the SAP HANA Cloud platform, these high-end security solutions are expected to witness rapid traction with rising demand from business enterprises.