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DoD, local governments and private sector team on $171M hybrid electronics innovation hub

The U.S. Department of Defense is teaming with the City of San Jose, high-tech companies, universiities, nonprofit organizations and some states in building a $171 million Silicon-Valley-based hybrid electronic manufacturing innovation hub, the private industry-academia FlexTech Alliance announced on Friday.

Struggling Autodesk looks to enterprise IoT for salvation

In an effort to diversify its customer base in face of large losses, Autodesk has decided to go after the Internet of Things market in a big way, acquiring SeeControl, a developer of an enterprise IoT cloud service platform.

The Internet of Things: The terms, the tech and what they mean for your business

Navigating the Internet of Things can be a difficult task for the uninitiated. For all the talk about how it will change businesses and enterprises (not to mention the world) over the next couple decades, there are scant introductory materials for those IT managers looking to get their feet wet.

Spotlight: GSMA launches Mobile IoT Initiative

The mobile phone industry association GSMA has launched the Mobile IoT Initiative backed by a number of mobile operators, OEMs, chipset, module and infrastructure companies.

Report: Apple looking to test self-driving car prototype

While Google has been grabbing the self-driver car headlines, Apple has been quietly working on its own self-driving car under the secretive Project Titan, according to internal documents obtained by The Guardian through a public records act request.

Vodafone teams with Skypatrol to provide GPS tracking services for vehicle fleets, construction gear

UK mobile operator Vodafone is teaming with Skypatrol, a U.S.-based provider of GPS tracking for vehicles, to provide tracking services for vehicle fleets, construction equipment, and oil and mining operations.

SmartThings joins IoT group ZigBee Alliance

SmartThings has joined the board of directors for Internet of Things standards group ZigBee Alliance. The IoT company, which Samsung acquired a year ago this week, will join ZigBee at the "Promoter" level.

Backdoors in firmware can leave IoT devices open to hackers, researchers warn

As Internet of Things devices proliferate, so too does the software embedded in these devices that enable them to communicate. Errors in this firmware, whether accidental or intentional, could open up the sensitive data being transmitted to hackers, warned researchers from Lastline, a provider of breach and advanced persistent threat detection.

Tethered drones could be a game changer in some industries

Tethered drones could be the answer to many of the woes companies have regarding drone use. Folks in agriculture could find tethered drones quite useful in ground surveying, and CNN is looking to use tethered drones for news coverage. 

Spotlight: Amazon makes Alexa available in developer preview

Amazon is making its Alexa voice service available in developer preview to hobbyists and hardware makers who want to integrate Alexa into connected devices.