UK introduces PSTI bill to protect IoT devices

The UK has introduced the Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure (PSTI) bill which promises to protect IoT devices.

Many “smart” devices fail to live up to their name when it comes to security. As manufacturers seek to keep pace with the demand for IoT devices, security is too often an afterthought.

Julia Lopez, Minister for Media, Data, and Digital Infrastructure, said:

“Every day hackers attempt to break into people’s smart devices....

Matterport democratises access to digital twins with major UK and US expansion

Spatial data firm Matterport is democratising access to digital twins by expanding its UK and US coverage by 55 percent.

Digital twins are supporting the digital transformation of the built world by enabling businesses to manage their assets using real-time virtual counterparts.

Research has found that digital twins have led to real estate listings closing 31 percent faster, increased vacation rental conversions by up to 12 percent, and reduced the time to design,...

Cyberselves reaches finals of global competition for ‘teleporting’ humans into sense-relaying robots

UK robotics firm Cyberselves has reached the finals of a global robotics competition for its tech which “teleports” humans into robots that can relay what they see, hear, and feel.

The Sheffield-based company entered the prestigious Avatar XPRIZE global robotics competition and is one of just two British firms to make it to the finals. The other company is Edinburgh-based Touchlab.

Daniel Camilleri, Co-Founder and CTO at Cyberselves, said:

“We are...

Installed fleet management systems in Europe to hit 22.5M by 2025

Research from Berg Insight suggests the installed base of fleet management systems in Europe will hit 22.5 million by 2025.

The analysts forecast a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14.4 percent, showing the growing interest in systems for monitoring fleets.

Berg Insight estimates the current number of management systems deployed for commercial vehicle fleets in Europe to have reached 11.5 million at the end of 2020.

Webfleet Solutions is named as the...

Forrester: Chip shortage will limit IoT growth by 10-15% in 2022

Forrester Research predicts the ongoing global chip shortage will limit IoT growth by 10-15 percent in 2022.

The chip shortage that’s plaguing all technology manufacturers is the result of several factors including trade conflicts and even a drought in Taiwan, the leading country for semiconductor manufacturing. However, the biggest factor was COVID-19.

COVID-19 forced the closure of many semiconductor manufacturing facilities. Meanwhile, the demand for technology...

ScaleOut Software gives real-time analytics to Azure Digital Twins

ScaleOut Software is extending its Digital Twin Streaming Service to help customers get powerful real-time analytics from Azure Digital Twins.

Digital twins can be deployed using the solution on a highly scalable, in-memory computing platform in the cloud.

“We are excited to combine our in-memory computing technology with the popular Azure Digital Twins platform to deliver fast, scalable insights that help address real-time challenges across industries,” said Dr...

Haier gets a hand from Huawei and China Mobile to build smart factories

China’s largest consumer electronics producer, Haier, is getting a helping hand from Huawei and China Mobile to build smart factories.

The trio of industry titans announced the successful combination of 5G and mobile edge computing (MEC) to deliver innovative manufacturing solutions.

5G offers bandwidth of up to 20Gbps while lowering latency to as little as one millisecond. MEC further lowers latency, improves security, and enables new applications by supporting...

Steven Drewett, Concept13: On picking robust IoT solutions to address modern challenges

Modern life is full of challenges that are testing us as businesses, as individuals, and even as humankind. The IoT is all about providing decision-makers with faster and more valuable data to address such challenges now and in the future.

Concept13 is an IoT strategy consultancy with vast experience crafting bespoke solutions for multiple industries. The company mixes its own knowledge with real-world testing and even RF mapping to ensure optimal deployments on a case-by-case...

GTC 2021: Nvidia gets serious about the metaverse with Omniverse updates

Nvidia has announced several updates to its Omniverse simulation platform that brings the metaverse closer to reality.

The metaverse can be seen as the next step of the web, providing a virtual, persistent world where users can socialise, work, and play with actions that could have real-world effects.

Facebook recently changed its company name to Meta to reflect its new focus on building a metaverse. During Meta’s recent Connect conference, CEO Mark Zuckerberg was...

Internet of Cows: Ingestible IoT sensor monitors the health of livestock

An ingestible IoT sensor is assisting farmers with monitoring the health of their livestock and helping to boost profitability.

The sensor, created by Austrian technology company smaXtec, provides data on inner body temperature, rumination, PH levels, and movement activity. This data helps to ensure the welfare of the livestock by sending early warnings of potential ill-health.

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Early intervention can help to limit the...