Saturday, September 25

Innovation

5 Tech-Related Business Ideas
Advice, Innovation

5 Tech-Related Business Ideas

Starting a business in the midst of a global pandemic may not seem like the best time, but this isn't necessarily true. Roughly 627,000 small businesses start in the United States per year, so it isn't hard to imagine that those with an entrepreneurial spirit want to join in. That said, roughly 20% of businesses fail within their first year, and 50% fail before making it five years. The most common reason for this is a lack of capital. Either business owners fail to secure enough funding in the beginning, or the costs of maintaining their businesses simply become too much. There are ways, however, to fight both the capital issue and the pandemic. If you start a tech-related business online, you should have significantly fewer start-up costs than a brick and mortar business, and you won'...
3 Things to Consider Before Implementing AI with Human Voice in Your Call Center
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3 Things to Consider Before Implementing AI with Human Voice in Your Call Center

There are several things you can do to increase productivity in a call center. One of the first things that comes to mind is artificial intelligence (AI). This cuts down on the number of real people you need to hire to keep the business running smoothly. While AI has come a long way, nothing is ever completely perfected. So, if you’re thinking about adding AI with human voice in your call center, consider these three things first: Combining AI interaction and real person interaction While business for employers is generally about the numbers, for the customer, it’s more about feeling positively about a brand. This tends to come from a sense of a “personal touch” that keeps them coming back. However, customers still want a balance to cope with their busy lives. According to McKi...
IBM X-Force discovers Mozi botnet accounts for 90% of IoT traffic
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IBM X-Force discovers Mozi botnet accounts for 90% of IoT traffic

  Security experts from IBM X-Force have discovered that the Mozi botnet now accounts for 90 percent of traffic from IoT devices. Mozi evolved from the source codes of infamous malware families such as Mirai, IoT Reaper, and Gafgyt. The botnet is capable of DDoS attacks, data exfiltration, and command or payload execution. The post IBM X-Force discovers Mozi botnet accounts for 90% of IoT traffic appeared first on Internet of Things News.Devices, IoT, Security, Smart Cities, Smart Homes, botnet, cybersecurity, devices, featured, ibm, infosec, internet of things, mozi, research, security, smart homes, x-force
Baidu’s robotaxi service Apollo Go hits the streets of Beijing
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Baidu’s robotaxi service Apollo Go hits the streets of Beijing

  Chinese tech giant Baidu’s robotaxi service, Apollo Go, has launched in Beijing following successful trials in other cities. Apollo Go previously launched in the cities of Changsha and Cangzhou back in August. The post Baidu’s robotaxi service Apollo Go hits the streets of Beijing appeared first on Internet of Things News.Connected Vehicles, IoT, Smart Cities, apollo go, autonomous, baidu, beijing, cars, china, driverless cars, featured, robotaxi, vehicles
Atmosic and SMK Electronics team up to make IoT device batteries last ‘forever’
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Atmosic and SMK Electronics team up to make IoT device batteries last ‘forever’

  California-based Atmosic Technologies and Japanese components producer SMK Electronics have announced a strategic partnership to attempt to enable ‘forever battery life’. The initiative will integrate Atmosic’s M3 system-on-chip (SoC) into a range of connected devices from SMK. Atmosic’s M3 solutions are based on the Bluetooth 5 standard. The post Atmosic and SMK Electronics team up to make IoT device batteries last ‘forever’ appeared first on Internet of Things News.Development, Devices, IoT, Standards
Eurotech: On edge computing trends, the future of Industry 4.0, and bringing it all together
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Eurotech: On edge computing trends, the future of Industry 4.0, and bringing it all together

Edge computing, seen by many industry pundits and analysts as a key piece of the jigsaw in enabling technological convergence, is at a tipping point today. According to a report from Frost & Sullivan, by 2022 90% of industrial enterprises will be utilising edge computing. Many technology vendors are therefore advocating edge’s potential – The post Eurotech: On edge computing trends, the future of Industry 4.0, and bringing it all together appeared first on Internet of Things News.Cloud, Data & Analytics, Devices, Enterprise, IIoT, IoT
MediaTek claims industry first with successful NB-IoT satellite connection
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MediaTek claims industry first with successful NB-IoT satellite connection

  Taiwanese semiconductor provider MediaTek has claimed an industry first with a public test of an NB-IoT device to an Inmarsat satellite 35,000 kilometres above the equator. A bi-directional link was established from MediaTel’s satellite-enabled standard NB-IoT device to a commercial GEO satellite. The test was conducted with a base station at the Fucino Space Center. The post MediaTek claims industry first with successful NB-IoT satellite connection appeared first on Internet of Things News.Data & Analytics, IoT, Satellites
Innovation

Bluetooth SIG wants to turn wearables into COVID-19 exposure detectors

The group behind the Bluetooth standard wants to add COVID-19 exposure detection to wearable devices. In an announcement today, the Bluetooth SIG (Special Interest Group) said that it is working with over 130 member companies to add the potentially lifesaving feature to wearables. Google and Apple have already developed a cross-platform, Bluetooth-based COVID-19 detection system... Read more » The post Bluetooth SIG wants to turn wearables into COVID-19 exposure detectors appeared first on Internet of Things News.The group behind the Bluetooth standard wants to add COVID-19 exposure detection to wearable devices. In an announcement today, the Bluetooth SIG (Special Interest Group) said that it is working with over 130 member companies to add the potentially lifesaving feature to wearables....