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IoT: With great connectivity comes great insecurity

The more things are connected to the Internet, the more opportunity there is for these things to get hacked, cautioned Bob O'Donnell, founder and chief analyst of Technalysis Research.

Matterport wants to open VR to the average business

There are a million and one businesses and entrepreneurs that could make use of a virtual reality imaging device. But only a handful are willing or able to pony up the sometimes $50,000 for a device to capture 360 degree images that build a VR scene. Startup Matterport is looking to change that.

Intel provides free Android app to remotely control PC with smartphone or tablet

Android users can now use their mobile devices to control their PCs with a free application from Intel.

Google doubles fleet of self-driving vehicles in California

Google has doubled the number of self-driving vehicles it is permitted to operate on public streets in California.

Spotlight: Xirrus streamlines Wi-Fi access with EasyPass

Xirrus launched on Tuesday its EasyPass suite of services that manages mobile device connections to Wi-Fi networks with minimal IT involvement, making it easier for BYOD users and Internet of Things devices to connect.

Spotlight: You can drive a Range Rover with a smartphone app

Range Rover U.K. has developed a prototype of a system that enables users to drive a Range Rover Sport vehicle with a smartphone app, reported TechCrunch.

Samsung invests in French IoT network startup SIGFOX

Samsung has invested an undisclosed sum in SIGFOX, a French startup that is developing a low-energy, low-cost cellular network for IoT devices. In addition, Samsung is integrating its ARTIK IoT platform with SIGFOX's IoT network protocol.

Smart meters: It's not just for electricity anymore

More and more water companies and utilities are using smart meters to do the same for water use. The drought in California has prompted the Long Beach Water Department to deploy smart water meters to monitor the use of water by residents and businesses in the community, according to a report by Wired.

IoT devices are widely deployed in highly regulated industries, endangering networks and data, says OpenDNS

Internet of Things devices are actively penetrating highly regulated industries, such as healthcare, energy, financial services, and retail, and infrastructure supporting those devices are vulnerable to well-known and patchable security flaws, according to a recent report from OpenDNS.

DARPA's robot challenge and future of robots in the enterprise

DARPA is testing humanoid robots' ability to handle disasters such as the nuclear reactor meltdown at the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power plant in 2011. The skills being tested also have obvious applications in commercial and industrial environments.