5G

GSMA: 28 million devices in Sub-Saharan Africa will be connected to the 5G network by 2025

28 million devices in Sub-Saharan Africa, or 2.7% of total connections, will be connected to the 5G network by 2025 according to Akinwale Goodluck, Head of Sub-Saharan Africa at GSMA during a Huawei online interview. According to Akinwale Goodluck, “we will see little 5G hotspots in countries like South Africa. I know that some operators […]

Cybersecurity

Living Security Raises $5 Million to Help Big Enterprise With Security Awareness Training in a Work From Home World

Living Security, a provider of security awareness software for enterprise customers has announced a $5 million Series A funding round. The round was led by Silverton Partners with participation from existing investor Active Capital and new investors Rain Capital and SaaS Venture Partners. Texas based Living Security was launched in 2017 with its innovative Cyber […]

5G Internet of Things IoT

Report: 5G IoT Connections forecast to reach $8 billion by 2024

A new report released by Juniper Research, the analyst firm focusing on technology research and reports, has that total operator-billed revenue from 5G IoT connections will reach $8 billion by 2024; rising from $525 million in 2020. The 5G Networks in IoT: Sector Analysis & Impact Assessment 2020-2025 stresses that operators develop value-added services to […]

Data Breach

Survey finds 75% of IT Executives think employees had purposefully breached data in the past year

A survey from Egress has found that 97% of IT Executives are concerned that company data could be at risk from inside breaches stemming from its own employees. The second annual survey by Egress interviewed 500 IT leaders and 5000 employees across the UK, US and Benelux regions. Egress‘s “Insider Data Breach Survey 2020”, which was […]

Cybersecurity Data Breach

250 Million Microsoft Records Exposed Online

250 million Microsoft records containing sensitive information from the past fourteen years have been found on the web, exposed and left accessible without any password protection or authentication. The data, found by security researchers from Comparitech on five Elasticsearch servers each holding identical datasets pertaining to discussions between Microsoft clients and service agents, from 2005 […]

Autonomous vehicles

Intel’s Mobileye successfully demonstrates its autonomous car in Jerusalem

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCWL0XF_f8Y Mobileye, an Israeli autonomous company owned by Intel, has demonstrated its technology by navigating through the streets of Jerusalem by using only twelve onboard cameras and no other advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). The twenty-minute journey showcased the ability of the tech as the vehicle steered clear of pedestrians, preformed lane changes in traffic […]

Artificial Intelligence Facebook

Facebook announces new policy banning deepfakes

Facebook has released a policy that will ban deepfakes as they surface on the social media platform, and remove existing ones if its meets certain criteria. Deepfakes, the technology which is created using machine learning technology by taking a real image or video and superimposing fake content can often involve a celebrity or politician.  The […]

Internet of Things IoT

Report: intelligent street lighting to reach 1.2 million in 2023

Smart street lamps or intelligent street lighting is on the rise according to the latest research report released by Berg Insight, an IoT analyst company.  The report states that at the end of 2018 there were 10.4 million smart street lamp bases installed globally, and that number is expected to reach 1.2 million in 2023. Intelligent […]

Google

Alphabet Inc. reaches $1 trillion valuation

Source: Google Alphabet Inc. the company that owns Google has joined the trillion-dollar club becoming the fourth U.S company to make the list. The firm crossed the trillion-dollar mark in the last few minutes of trading on Thursday January 16, 2020 with shares reaching  $1,450.16 on the New York Stock Exchange, the highest share price […]

5G Internet of Things IoT

Xiaomi announces $7.2 billion investment in 5G and AIoT over the next five years

Xiaomi’s Founder and President, Lei Jun, has announced a five year dual-engine strategy which incorporates 5G and AIoT (AI + IoT) with plans to invest 50 billion yuan ($7.2 billion) over that time. In the New Year letter, Jun stated that 2020 was a key year for Xiaomi to promote its “5G + AI + […]

Cybersecurity Networking

5 Benefits of a VPN

A Virtual Private Network is a connection method used to increase security and privacy to private and public networks. They are mostly used by corporations to protect sensitive data but are becoming increasingly popular for personal use as people look for smarter ways to protect their data and privacy.  A VPN replaces the user’s initial […]

5G Mobile Mobile devices Opinion

Which U.S. Carrier Is Winning The 5G Race?

With the four major U.S. carriers claiming to be winning the race to 5G wide-spread coverage, we take a look at which locations in the U.S. 5G connectivity has been deployed in and how many people can access the 5G networks and benefit from the lightning fast internet speeds. Sprint began rolling out 5G in […]

5G Mobile Mobile devices

AT&T To Bring Its 5G Service To Tens Of Millions Of Customers This Year

AT&T has announced that it will be making its 5G service available to tens of millions of consumers and businesses ahead of the company’s plans to offer nationwide 5G coverage in the first half of 2020.  Customers with AT&T Unlimited Extra and AT&T Unlimited Elite plans will be able to access the 5G service, with their first […]

Cybersecurity Data Breach

Keeper Security survey finds nearly 3 in 4 retailers have been attacked by cybercriminals

Keeper Security has released the findings of its 2019 Global State of Cybersecurity in Small and Medium-Sized Businesses survey. The findings revealed that almost 3 out of 4 retailers have already fallen victim to cybercriminals and that over 50% of these companies are yet to come up with a sufficient defense strategy. The study, which evaluated […]

5G Autonomous vehicles Smart cars Transport

London autonomous vehicles testbed to use O2 5G Connectivity

O2 has signed an agreement to provide 5G connectivity for the testing of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) in the Smart Mobility Living Lab (SMLL) in London. The government backed connected and autonomous vehicles testbed, based in the Royal Borough of Greenwich and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, has been created to further test self-driving vehicles […]

Environment Transport

OjO launches electric rideshare scooter service in Memphis

V2 OjO scooters in Memphis (Source: OjO Electric Corp.) OjO Electric Corp. has launched its electric rideshare scooter service in Memphis, Tennessee, in partnership with the nonprofit organization Explore Bike Share.  An initial fleet of 250 V2 seated scooters have been deployed. OjO will be available at select existing Explore Bike Share stations as well […]

Space

NASA Administrator Invites The Public to Update on Agency’s Return to Moon

NASA Administrator, Jim Bridenstine, has invited the public to an update on NASA’s Artemis program and the role international partnerships have in returning astronauts to the Moon and to Mars.  The talk, entitled “From the Moon to Mars: NASA’s Artemis Program,” will occur during Public Day at the 70th International Astronautical Conference, taking place at the […]

Artificial Intelligence Environment

Valley Irrigation launches service using artificial intelligence to detect crop health

Valley Irrigation has launched a service that uses artificial intelligence to detect crop health and irrigation concerns. The Valley Insights service uses computer vision to identify areas of over or under-irrigation, analysing the visual data, detecting issues and alerting the grower.  The company partnered with Prospera Technologies to develop the service, which was initially released in […]

Artificial Intelligence Internet of Things IoT

CUJO AI Platform Surpasses 500 Million Monitored, Protected Connected Devices

CUJO AI, a company using Artificial Intelligence to improve the security, control and privacy of connected devices in homes and businesses, has announced that it has surpassed 500 million connected devices under monitoring worldwide. The CUJO AI platform uses an advanced set of machine-learning algorithms to detect, recognize and classify connected devices, used applications and […]

3D Printing

ICON Uses 3D Printing To Build Homes for the Homeless in Austin

Source: ICON, 3D Printed Home, Community First! Village ICON, the Texas startup, has used 3D printing to build a 500-square-foot welcome center for the Community First! Village, a community developed by non-profit Mobile Loaves & Fishes to provide permanent housing for men and women coming out of chronic homelessness. The Community First! Village, which is […]

Artificial Intelligence Cloud FinTech

Moula leverages cloud computing and artificial intelligence to power SME lending

Moula, an Australian FinTech, is leveraging cloud computing and artificial intelligence (AI) to make loans more accessible to small businesses. Moula offers a 48-hour turnaround, delivering loans of up to $500,000 based on a much clearer understanding of an organization’s creditworthiness due to Moula’s machine learning algorithms.  The majority of small businesses start as micro […]

Wearables

IDC Report Finds That Hearables Are The New Wearables

IDC has released its data from the Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker which found that global wearable device shipments grew 85.2% in the second quarter of 2019 (2Q19) totalling 67.7 million units.   One of the most rapidly growing wearables categories was earworn devices, otherwise known as hearables, which accounted for 46.9% of the overall […]

Automotive

J.D. Power Study Reveals Driver-Assistance Technology Seen As Annoying and Bothersome

J.D Power has published its findings of the 2019 U.S. Tech Experience Index (TXI) Study, revealing that some drivers of vehicles with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) have found alerts “annoying or bothersome.” J.D. Power’s study found that an average 23% of drivers, ranging from 8% for one domestic brand of car and more than […]

Space

Search continues for India’s Chandrayaan-2 Vikram moon lander

Source: ISRO, hoisting of Vikram lander during Chandrayaan2 spacecraft integration at launch centre The search for India’s Chandrayaan-2 Vikram moon lander continues following a failure to land on the moon on September 7. ISRO, The Indian Space Research Organisation, launched Chandrayaan-2 (moon vehicle 2) on July 22, 2019 and after over a month in space, […]

Education

CTA Study shows 4 in 5 educators believe technology helps children learn

A new study conducted by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, the trade association representing the $398 billion U.S. consumer technology industry, has found that a staggering 79% of educators believe technology assists students in learning. These results are the findings of an online survey (fielded July 10-17, 2019) conducted by the CTA of 502 teachers […]

Artificial Intelligence

IDC predicts spending on AI systems to reach $97.9 billion In 2023

IDC has updated the Worldwide Artificial Intelligence Systems Spending Guide predicting that spending on AI systems will maintain its strong growth trajectory as businesses continue to invest in projects utilizing the capabilities of AI software and platforms. The Spending Guide, which quantifies the AI opportunity by providing data for 26 use cases across 19 industries […]

Apps Health Mobile devices

Fitbit Launches New Health and Fitness Subscription Service

Fitbit has released its latest product, Fitbit Premium, a paid subscription service available through the Fitbit app.  This service is said to offer users the most individualized experience to date, with over ten years of Fitbit data being utilized, as well as medical and professional advice with actionable coaching and guidance. Fitbit Premium’s features are […]

5G Cloud Gaming

LG U+ to launch NVIDIA’s cloud gaming service for its 5G customers

LG U+ has joined forces with NVIDIA to launch a 5G cloud gaming platform. GeForce NOW is the first of its kind, allowing users to play hundreds of games on 5G-enabled smartphones or PCs without downloading them to their devices. The gaming platform is the first in the world to utilize 5G technology for game streaming, which […]

Cybersecurity Internet of Things IoT

Global Cyber Alliance Launches Cybersecurity Development Platform for IoT Devices

The Global Cyber Alliance, a global, cross-sector effort dedicated to eradicating cyber risk has launched the Automated IoT Defence Ecosystem (AIDE). The cybersecurity platform enables small businesses, manufacturers, service providers and individuals to identify vulnerabilities, mitigate risks and secure IoT devices against the growing number of attacks on IoT devices. The AIDE platform automatically collects data […]

Internet of Things IoT Microsoft

Microsoft announces new research report on state of IoT adoption

Microsoft recently announced IoT Signals, a new research report on the IoT landscape globally. Microsoft surveyed over 3,000 IoT decision-makers in enterprise organizations in order to give a view of the IoT ecosystem, with adoption rates, related technology trends, challenges, and benefits of IoT. According to the findings of the report, IoT adoption is growing rapidly […]

Environment

Study shows Nanotechnology Could Be Used To Clean Up Microplastics In Our Oceans

Scientists have published a study on the use of nanocoils to break down microplastics. It is estimated that there are 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris in oceans worldwide, the majority of which do not break down for hundreds of years. Plastics that do not break down rather fragment into microplastics, which are plastic particles […]

mHealth

Essenlix Develops the World’s Smallest, Simplest, and Lowest-Cost Blood Count Device

Essenlix Corporation has announced the development of the world’s smallest, simplest, and lowest-cost blood count device – iMOST-CBC (instant mobile self-test for complete blood count). The company is a provider of instant personal mobile health test solutions using nanotechnology, machine learning and advanced biology to develop the health test solutions. Essenlix’s iMOST is an instant […]

Consumer electronics Trade

Trump Threatens More Tariffs on Chinese Imports Starting September 1.

President Trump has announced an additional tariff of 10 percent on the remaining 300 billion dollars of goods and products coming from China into the U.S. This does not include the 250 Billion dollars already tariffed at 25% in May. The U.S. imported a record $539 billion in goods from China in 2018 with computers […]

Cloud Smart construction

Komatsu looks to smart construction solutions harnessing Microsoft Azure to boost productivity

Komatsu, the Japanese company that manufactures a variety of military, forestry, mining, and industrial equipment, has turned to Microsoft’s Azure cloud for data management and insights in order to better productivity. In 2009, the Tokyo-based corporation began collecting productivity data using on-premises servers and in 2014 “KOM-MICS” was launched, an Internet of Things (IoT) system […]

Cybersecurity

Trinity Cyber Secures $23 Million in Funding to Redefine Cybersecurity by Disrupting Cyber Attacks

Trinity Cyber has secured $23 million in funding from investors led by Intel Capital. Trinity Cyber’s new technology proactively intercepts and controls cyberattacks before they reach a customer’s network. The stealth interception of external threats is a significant complement to existing cybersecurity solutions. The company’s approach is unique because it does not compete with traditional, […]

Cybersecurity Data Breach

Capital One Data Breach Affects 100 Million in U.S.; Cybercriminal Arrested

Capital One has announced that it has suffered a data breach affecting approximately 100 million individuals in the US and approximately 6 million in Canada. The company determined that there had been unauthorized access by an outside individual who obtained certain types of personal information relating to people who had applied for Capital One credit […]

Intelligence platform Risk management

Stratfor Launches Geopolitical Risk Monitor Tool to Anticipate and Monitor Global Change

Stratfor, the Texas-based leading geopolitical intelligence company, has announced the launch of its Geopolitical Risk Monitor (GRM). The Geopolitical Risk Monitor, available to Stratfor Worldwide Enterprise clients, offers users the opportunity to explore geopolitical risk calls organized by vital intelligence questions Stratfor analysts are focusing on for a given time period. Clients can consider the […]

Broadband Internet connectivity

Virgin Media announces plans to bring gigabit internet to 15 million homes in UK by the end of 2021

Virgin Media has announced plans to bring next-generation gigabit connections to its entire network in the UK by the end of 2021. If fulfilled, the move will make Virgin Media the UK’s largest and fastest widely available residential gigabit connectivity provider. The company aims to provide almost 15 million UK households with access to gigabit […]

5G Mobile devices

Apple to Acquire Intel’s Smartphone Modem Business in $1 Billion Deal

Apple will acquire the majority of Intel’s smartphone modem business in a $1 billion agreement. Under the agreement, approximately 2,200 Intel employees will join Apple, along with intellectual property, equipment and leases. The transaction is expected to close in Q4 of 2019, subject to regulatory approvals and other customary conditions. Apple will hold over 17,000 […]

IoT Mobile devices

Xiaomi celebrates 2019 Fortune 500 list ranking; gives workers gifts of company shares

Xiaomi has made it into the 2019 Fortune 500 list for the first time. The company was ranked at no. 468 on the list, one of seven to be included from the Internet Services and Retailing category. Founded in 2013, Xiaomi is the youngest company to be included in this year’s list, except for companies […]

Data Breach

IBM Report: Data Breach Costs Are On The Rise; Financial Impact Felt For Years

IBM Security has announced the results of its annual study examining the financial impact of data breaches on organizations. The report, sponsored by IBM Security and conducted by the Ponemon Institute, was based on in-depth interviews with more than 500 companies globally that had suffered a data breach in the past year. According to the […]

Artificial Intelligence

AI Poker Bot, Pluribus, Beats Humans in Multi-Player Game

Pluribus, an artificial intelligence program developed by Carnegie Mellon University and Facebook, has become the first computer to have reached superhuman performance, beating professional Texas Hold’em players. Pluribus came out triumphant after a twelve-day long tournament against five masterful players, who were selected from a pool and agreed to challenge the computer. During the contest, […]

5G Mobile devices

Huawei releases Mate20 X 5G Available Exclusively Through Vodafone Qatar

Huawei has released the Mate20 X 5G, which is available exclusively through Vodafone Qatar. The Mate20 X 5G is equipped with a multi-mode 5G terminal chip which allows the device to switch between 4G, 3G and 2G as well as Standalone and Non Standalone network systems when 5G connectivity is limited. Huawei’s latest creation also […]

Internet of Things Satellites Space

China Announces Plans to launch a constellation of 72 satellites for IoT

A research institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) has announced its proposal to launch a 72 piece Internet of Things (IoT) satellite constellation over the next three years. The research institute will utilize the private Chinese satellite company, Commsat, to execute the plans. The mission will be funded by the Xi’an Institute of […]

5G Mobile devices

T-Mobile Offers Galaxy S10 5G with Service in Six Cities

T-Mobile has announced its 5G deal with the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G handset, which is now retailing in stores. The Crown Silver S10 costs $1,299.99 or $31.25 with a $549.99 deposit for contract customers, on a two year no interest plan. Making use of mmWave technology, the mobile carrier currently offers 5G coverage in limited […]

Internet connectivity Satellites Space

SpaceX Successfully Launches The First 60 Starlink Satellites

Credit: SpaceX Starlink, the satellite constellation project owned by SpaceX, successfully launched their first 60 satellites into space on May 23 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The 60 Starlink satellites were packed into the nose cone of one of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rockets. Following lift-off, the rocket’s first stage booster successfully touched […]

5G

Trump executive order could bar Huawei equipment from U.S telecom networks

U.S President Donald Trump issued an executive order on May 15, 2019 barring U.S. telecom networks from using telecommunication equipment from companies that pose a national security threat. The order would subject companies such as Huawei to serve export controls, requiring the company to obtain U.S government consent when buying U.S. technology. The executive order […]

5G M&A

FCC chairman endorses $26 billion T-Mobile and Sprint merger

Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Ajit Pai, has announced his endorsement for the $26 billion T-Mobile and Sprint merger. Officials from the two telecommunication carriers have been in talks with regulators at the FCC about conditions that would allow the deal to go through. Conditions that have been discussed include the roll-out of […]

Supercomputers

HPE to acquire supercomputer leader, Cray, in $1.3bn deal

Source: Cray Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced on May 17, 2019 that it has acquired Cray, a US-based supercomputer manufacturer, in a $1.3 billion cash deal. Cray, which is based in Seattle, Washington has a number of supercomputers listed on the TOP500, a ranking system of the world’s most powerful computers. The company is also […]