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Security issue with Trane ComfortLink II thermostats highlights broader IoT security risk, says Cisco's Talos

Cisco's Talos Group has identified security vulnerabilities in commercial smart thermostats made by Trane that could enable an attacker to gain access to the entire network through the vulnerable devices.

Spotlight: HERE Maps updates app, expands number of cities with transit directions

HERE Maps updated Monday its iOS and Android apps, adding a number of new cities for which it provides transit directions

Commercial boon in drone tech will not be confined to air vehicles, predicts investment banker

There will be continued broad commercial applications for drone technology, not just air-based, but land- and sea-based systems as well, predicted Jon Rubin, a partner and head of the drone practice at investment bank Westbury Group.

Apple plugs more than 100 flaws in its latest iOS security update

Apple has issued a security update for iOS 9 that plugs more than a hundred security flaws in the mobile operating system.

Business users should find Android Wear update something to shout about

Business users of Android Wear smartwatches should be happy with the recent updates made by Google to its Android Wear software.

India's HCL teams with Microsoft on IoT incubation center in Redmond

The Internet of Things knows no geographic boundaries, as evidenced by the alliance announced Monday between India's HCL Technologies and Microsoft to launch an IoT incubation center in Redmond.

Will IoT force fundamental rethink of chip design?

It seems that the Internet of Things could force chip makers like Intel to overhaul their chip making techniques.

EagleView's netted enclosure lab could be boon for commercial applications of drone tech

EagleView Technology is working on an outdoor research lab aimed at drone research and flight training that will give researchers a chance to test drones in outdoor environments, which could bring a number of rapid strides in drone research and development, particularly for commercial applications.

Regulations, cybersecurity main hurdles left for autonomous vehicles

Connected cars and autonomous vehicles are coming; it's just a matter of when and how. The technology is essentially viable, and now it's up to U.S. lawmakers, government agency officials and industry executives to come to an agreement on making these rolling mobile devices street legal.

Northbridge Financial opts for Encircle app, PRIV phone to update insurance claims processing system

Northbridge Financial, a commercial property and casualty insurance management firm based in Toronto, wanted to update its legacy claims processing system. The company opted to use the Encircle platform, a suite of mobile productivity tools for claims adjusters and policyholders, and to run the platform on BlackBerry's new Android-powered PRIV smartphone.

Despite Windows 10 Mobile troubles, VAIO joins ranks of firms offering smartphones running the OS

Despite Windows 10 Mobile's rocky start, yet another manufacturer has signed up to make a smartphone running the mobile operating system. The manufacturer is none other than VAIO, the former laptop unit of Sony that is now owned by Japan Industrial Partners, which just launched its VAIO Phone Biz.

Couchbase updates mobile app platform with improved management controls, data-at-rest encryption

To help enterprises address the exploding demand for mobile apps, Couchbase on Thursday unveiled the latest version of its mobile app development platform, Mobile 1.2.

Spotlight: Mozilla shuts down its Firefox OS for smartphones

Mozilla put the final nail in the Firefox OS for smartphones coffin on Thursday, declaring that it would end develop of the OS after the version 2.6 release in an email to developers.

Jasper buy signals that Cisco is serious about IoT

Networking giant Cisco announced Wednesday its plan to acquire Internet of Things platform provider Jasper to the tune of $1.4 billion.

Business users most at risk from mobile malware

Business users have the highest risk of being infected with mobile malware because of the apps they use and their behaviors, according to a report by Kaspersky Lab and Allot Communications.

Spotlight: Trimble unveils Android app for ready mix concrete operations

Trimble unveils its TrimFleet Mobile Connect, an Android-based app that provides auto-status technology throughout the ready mix concrete delivery cycle.

Enterprises struggle with 'hidden' costs of mobility

Many costs of mobility are "hidden" because they are not taken into account by enterprises when evaluating their mobility deployment and strategy.

M2M mobile data connections are forecast to soar by 2020, says Cisco

Machine-to-machine mobile data connections are forecast by Cisco to represent 26.4 percent of mobile-connected devices in 2020, up from 7.7 percent last year, and to generate 6.7 percent of total mobile traffic, up from 2.7 percent last year.

Apple reportedly sets date for iPhone 5se, iPad Air 3 reveal

Apple will reportedly reveal additions to its iPhone and iPad family of products at an event on March 15, according to 9to5Mac.

More than one-quarter of head-mounted displays will be designed for the enterprise in 2018, says Gartner

Virtual and augmented reality head-mounted displays, like the Oculus Rift or Microsoft HoloLens, will not only make major strides in the consumer market this year, but also in enterprises, predicted Gartner.