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  • Why are moral decisions so important for self-driving cars?

    2h By David Curry
    Self-driving cars are in the news again, after several surveys were released showing how people would want their computer-controlled car to react in a situation where it has to decide whether to save the driver or pedestrians. Most survey results suggested…
  • ProGlove brings smart gloves to the factory floor

    4h By Cate Lawrence
    It’s not often you hear of a start-up product that emerged from a student working in a car factory. But ProGlove’s co-founder Paul Günther’s foray into the startup world was preceded by employment at BMW. During his studies, he was in touch daily with…
  • Space-Time Insights aims for the IIoT cloud with GoFactory

    Mon 6:00pm By Donal Power
    In a bid to bolster its cloud capacities, Space‐Time Insight bought San Francisco-based Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) startup GoFactory for an undisclosed amount. San Mateo-based Space-Time said the acquisition will boost its real-time visual…
  • How to make air pollution measurement more accurate

    Mon 4:00pm By Cate Lawrence
    IoT is putting itself forward as a means of tackling one of the world’s biggest health problems: air pollution. A problem that is not limited to developing countries but stills plagues some of the biggest cities in Europe. Just last year the UK High Court…
  • Will smart cities overload Australia’s broadband network?

    Mon 3:00pm By Donal Power
    Smart cities a hot topic of the ongoing Australian election, with incumbent Prime Minister pledging more than $100 million a year for them. Yet an ABC report aises doubts about whether the controversial National Broadband Network (NBN) will have the chops to…
  • How to spend the extra hour your self-driving car gives you

    Mon 1:00pm By Ryan Matthew Pierson
    The average commute in the United States is 25.4 minutes. If the trip home takes exactly as long, then Americans spend an average of 50.8 minutes per day behind the wheel of their car driving to or from their workplace. That’s a lot of time, and autonomous…
  • Could Blackberry have a real chance in IoT?

    Mon 11:00am By Matt Asay
    The world may be melting down into Brexitian chaos, but for a company like Blackberry that’s the least of its worries. After all, customers already voted themselves out of Blackberry’s ecosystem years ago, choosing to embrace Apple’s iPhone or Google’s…
  • Intel readies chip to rival NVIDIA for machine learning

    Sun 6:00pm By David Curry
    After abandoning its own GPU for supercomputers, machine learning, and video games in 2009, Intel has returned to the market with a new 72-core Xeon Phi, to compete with NVIDIA’s growing portfolio of GPUs. The Xeon Phi ‘Knights Landing’ chip, announced…
  • Could wearables make you a master schmoozer?

    Sun 3:00pm By Ryan Matthew Pierson
    We’ve all met someone at a party or meetup and forgotten their name just minutes after shaking their hand and making an introduction. It’s difficult to remember the names and faces of everyone you meet, but what if the wearable technology you have on you…
  • IoT will help New Zealand double web traffic by 2020

    Sun 12:00pm By Donal Power
    New Zealand is in the midst of an Internet of Things (IoT) craze that will drive data traffic to double by the year 2020. A New Zealand Reseller News article  cites the results of a recent Cisco Visual Networking Index report that predicts the nation’s IP…