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The Internet of Things, or IoT, seems to be the big headline in tech news lately.

Perhaps you’ve heard of smart remotes, outlets, thermostats or alarm systems, but with all the recent development in this area, there are probably quite a few devices that you haven’t yet considered. Here are six worth adding to your tech radar.

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This is my promised column on data security and the Internet of Things (IoT). The recent Dyn DDoS attack showed the IoT is going to be a huge problem as networked devices like webcams are turned into zombie hoards. Fortunately I think I may have a solution to the problem. Really.

I’m an idiot today, but back in the early 1990’s I ran a startup that built one of the Internet’s earliest Content Distribution Networks (CDN), only we didn’t call it that because the term had not yet been invented.

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Security expert buys a Mitsubishi Outlander Hybrid to confirm Wi-Fi vulnerability

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Connected car security concerns have become and will continue to be “a thing.” The latest issue, and one that deserves immediate notice, is about the Mitsubishi Outlander Hybrid SUV.

A British security expert discovered a vulnerability in the Outlander’s onboard Wi-Fi almost by accident while waiting to pick up his kids after school, according to BBC News.

As a result of his report and a demo to Mitsubishi, the company has advised owners to disable Wi-Fi in their vehicles until it figures out a fix.

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Roost’s smoke detector smart battery is one of those rare, genuinely useful, connected home gadgets. It plugs into any smoke detector to give you alarm notifications on your smartphone, and it costs a paltry $35.

Now, the company is adding two new smart products to its lineup: the $60 RSA-200 smoke and fire detector, and the $80 RSA-400, which adds carbon monoxide and natural gas detection. Both devices also use the existing Roost battery, but they can detect fires even faster than a typical smoke alarm.

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5 Simple Steps To Protect Yourself From IoT Security Threats

One factor which is often overlooked by tech and gadget enthusiasts frothing at the mouth with excitement over the incoming surge of intelligent, connected home devices is security.

Since computers became commonplace in the home most of us have got to grips with the idea that they need to be kept secure. Even your grandmother is probably comfortable running a virus checker or spyware killer these days.

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Your next running shoes will probably be connected to the internet, IoT-style.

Footwear branding, labeling and RFID solutions firm Avery Dennison Retail Branding and Information Solutions (RBIS) and IoT firm EVRYTHNG announced today they’re teaming up to give more than 10 billion apparel and footwear products a “unique digital identity”.

 Yes, they’re putting IoT chips into shoes. The products should hit the market within the next three years.

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Planes, trains, automobiles? Not quite yet: Factory 2050 in Sheffield, UK, isn’t building anything you can buy. Instead, the brains behind the project are rethinking the manufacturing process itself, aiming to change how we make everything from airplanes to nuclear power plants.

Inside the factory, things are looking a little unfinished. It opened in January, and the team from the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) are still moving in. The place is sparkling clean, and smells like a newly furnished IKEA, but it’s gearing up to change the way whole industries work by applying virtual reality, robotics and bitcoin’s blockchain.

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ARM Cortex-A32 CPU uses

Today, ARM has announced its latest Cortex processor, the Cortex-A32, offering wearable and rich embedded processor manufacturers a new upgrade path over the older Cortex-A5 and A7 CPU cores. The Cortex-A32 is ARM’s smallest and lowest power ARMv8-A processor.

You would normally associate ARMv8 with 64-bit computing, but unlike the company’s other ARMv8-A designs the A32 is 32-bit only. That is why ARM prefers to talk about AArch32 and AArch64, but more about that in a moment.

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Alexander Graham Bell was certain his greatest invention would change the world. He was almost right. The telephone was indeed revolutionary, letting people talk to each other across great distances as if they were in the same room. Unfortunately, Bell thought his greatest invention was not the telephone, but the photophone. That was a complete flop.

Perhaps it was just ahead of its time. Because the basic idea behind it – using pulses of light to bounce information through free space – is once again set to change the way we communicate. Radio waves have been the medium of choice for sending signals wirelessly for the best part of a century.

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