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Privacy Commissioner warns of ‘hidden risks’ of the IoT The Australian Privacy Commissioner has warned that Australian businesses assessed as part of a global sweep of Internet of Things products and services generally lack…
Vibrator maker sued over storing user information A Canadian company that makes and sells vibrators has been caught out storing details of vibrator settings used by purchasers and their personal email addresses…
IoT users to outnumber laptop, tablet, smartphone users: Gartner In  2020 the number of Internet of Things (IoT) devices in use worldwide will rise to 21 billion, outnumbering users with laptops, tablets or smartphones…
Bluetooth device for contextual push notifications A team of five engineers from Berkeley, California, has founded a start-up called Iota Labs to manufacture a device called Dot that will use location…
Barangaroo gets new Internet of Things network A new Internet of Things (IoT) community network has been launched at Barangaroo in Sydney as part of the inaugural Internet of Things Alliance Australia…
Hypercat launches in Australia as first international alliance with UK An alliance of Internet of Things (IoT) industry players, corporates and government has launched Hypercat Australia as a technology standard to support the development of…
HERE Location Platform beats all comers A GPS — global positioning system — is only as good as its maps, and maps are only part of an overall platform that comprises…
Moto 360 Sport for health enthusiasts Moto (Lenovo) has released the Moto 360 Sport, a smartphone for serial health nuts – sorry, designed for sports enthusiasts.
Surge in home Internet-connected devices as IoT spending explodes Technology is rapidly taking control of Australian homes, with the number of Internet-connected devices predicted to rise to 29 as consumers embark on an Internet…
Renesas wants synergy from IoT There will be 20 billion devices — half the planet — connected to the Internet of Things by 2020. But the lack of open standards,…

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