Internet of Things

Spending on IoT in Asia-Pacific to grow to US$291.7 billion in 2018: IDC
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Spending on IoT in Asia-Pacific to grow to US$291.7 billion in 2018: IDC

July 17th, 2018 | by Alfred Siew
Organisations in Asia-Pacific will be spending as much as US$291.7 billion on IoT in 2018, according to research firm...
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Improving lives through Hitachi Social Innovation

October 12th, 2017 | by Techgoondu
Hitachi is bringing its expertise in operational technology and combining advanced information technology to provide a total solution to issues and challenges that the world...
M1 launches first commercial nationwide IoT network in SE Asia
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M1 launches first commercial nationwide IoT network in SE Asia

August 7th, 2017 | by Alfred Siew
M1 has launched a nationwide network that will connect up smart sensors in buildings, vehicles and other places in Singapore, as more such devices come online in the so-called Internet of Things...
Singtel offers home automation with new SmartHome service
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Singtel offers home automation with new SmartHome service

October 17th, 2016 | by Esmond Xu
Singtel SmartHome promises to watch users' homes for intruders, while helping them control the lights, air-conditioning and appliances remotely through one...
Q&A: Internet of Insecure Things? Think security as the logical first step, says Sophos
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Q&A: Internet of Insecure Things? Think security as the logical first step, says Sophos

September 28th, 2016 | by Techgoondu
IoT security should be treated as a first-class problem that has to be tackled urgently as people install more connected devices at home, says...
M1 to roll out IoT network, deploys HetNet at busy sites
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M1 to roll out IoT network, deploys HetNet at busy sites

August 19th, 2016 | by Alfred Siew
M1 is set to scale up its wireless coverage in Singapore in the next year with an initial S$50 million investment in a heterogeneous network (HetNet) that boosts speeds to more than 1Gbps and a separate one aimed at sensors,...
Gartner: Worldwide IoT spending to grow to US$348 million in 2016
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Gartner: Worldwide IoT spending to grow to US$348 million in 2016

April 25th, 2016 | by Alfred Siew
Organisations worldwide will spend some US$348 million on Internet of Things setups this year, according to research firm...
Revolv smart home hubs to be bricked
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Revolv smart home hubs to be bricked

April 5th, 2016 | by Alfred Siew
Google had bought Revolv in 2014, and now will stop supporting the devices, which means the devices will stop working...
Public trials of self-driving minibuses expected at one-north within two years
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Public trials of self-driving minibuses expected at one-north within two years

April 3rd, 2016 | by Raymond Lau
Self-driving, on-demand minibuses may be expected to start plying routes at the one-north business and industrial park within two...
Q&A: Smart homes are not just about fancy gadgets, says Lutron
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Q&A: Smart homes are not just about fancy gadgets, says Lutron

September 28th, 2015 | by Alfred Siew
It has been developing automated lights, sensor-based dimming and remote controlled window shades which don't require an electrician to...
No go for smart homes without good wireless links
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No go for smart homes without good wireless links

July 15th, 2015 | by Alfred Siew
Even as millions of devices are set up to connect from smart homes everywhere, the weakest link could be the Wi-Fi network installed in your living...
How a smart home can improve care for the elderly in Singapore
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How a smart home can improve care for the elderly in Singapore

June 9th, 2015 | by Alvin Lai
As Singapore's population greys in the years ahead, smart home technologies could emerge as a game changer to improve elderly care and provide them more independence in the years...
Will it be a messy Internet of Things with no standards?
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Will it be a messy Internet of Things with no standards?

June 3rd, 2015 | by Alfred Siew
The Internet of Things is not as simple to sell as PCs. It involves local concerns, local...
A connected world to revolutionise lifestyles, enterprises, cities
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A connected world to revolutionise lifestyles, enterprises, cities

April 6th, 2015 | by Techgoondu
Brought to you by CommunicAsia2015 At home, in the office and on the go, an orchestra of smart devices connected to a new Internet of Things is set to radically change the way people live in Asia-Pacific. Whether they are...
Gartner: Over 500 smart devices per home by 2022
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Gartner: Over 500 smart devices per home by 2022

September 13th, 2014 | by Esmond Xu
As it becomes cheaper to fit sensors to consumer products, the number of smart devices in a typical home in developed countries could grow to over 500 by 2022, according to a new report by Gartner. This growth will take place...
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Experts: regulation needed to secure Internet of Things

September 9th, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
In a rush to deploy more wearable devices and sensors, manufacturers are neglecting the security threats facing an emerging Internet of Things that is largely...
Will rapid push for Internet of Things push aside security concerns?
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Will rapid push for Internet of Things push aside security concerns?

August 22nd, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
In making previously dumb devices smart, we are also exposing them to the same risks faced by PCs and...
Intel talks up “building blocks” for Internet of Things as privacy concerns deepen
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Intel talks up “building blocks” for Internet of Things as privacy concerns deepen

August 20th, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
Intel is pitching its processors and software stacks as easy-to-use "building blocks" to more securely connect up a growing network of sensors, wearable computers and portable devices that are to come online over the next few...
Will we lease everything, including a toaster oven, in future?
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Will we lease everything, including a toaster oven, in future?

July 28th, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
The idea of owning less, living more is appealing. But what happens when your pay-as-you-use oven or toothbrush stops...
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Commentary: IDA’s smart nation vision needs buy-in

June 17th, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
Singapore is starting early, which is a good thing. It just has to expect issues that have no ready...