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Modern warfare: Death-dealing drones and ... illegal parking?

A cloud of 3D-printed drones big enough to bring down the latest U.S. stealth fighter, the F35, was just one of the combat scenarios evoked in a discussion of the future of warfare at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Wednesday...

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Intel wants to bring IoT technology to retail

Intel says it plans to invest more than $100 million in the retail industry over the next five years.

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Raspberry Pi's new computer for industrial applications goes on sale

The new Raspberry Pi single-board computer is smaller and cheaper than the last, but its makers aren't expecting the same rush of buyers that previous models have seen.

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Is this the year IoT standards will finally make sense?

A few brave souls predict IoT standards will start to gel this year, but making all those connected things work together still looks like a long shot.

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European legislators debate robot rights for autonomous vehicles

Robots should one day have rights as "electronic persons," Members of the European Parliament recommended Thursday -- but not until the machines are all fitted with "kill" switches to shut them down in an emergency.

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The top 14 products featuring Amazon Alexa integration demoed at CES

Amazon's Alexa was just about everywhere at CES, popping up in cars, home appliances, and even a dancing robot.

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A new Wi-Fi spec will help smart homes run like clockwork

On Thursday at CES, the Wi-Fi Alliance announced Wi-Fi Certified TimeSync, a specification for precise time synchronization among Wi-Fi devices. It’s expected to be available in the middle of this year.

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Withings’ newest device, the Kérastase Hair Coach, is a wacky Wi-Fi hairbrush that actually seems cool

The Kérastase Hair Coach combines beauty expertise with health technology for a device we’re not sure anyone needs, but we still want to try.

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Bitdefender’s second Bitdefender Box sniffs your home’s network to detect hackers

Bitdefender’s new Bitdefender Box protects your home devices from being used in DDoS attacks as well as being remotely hacked.

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Intel puts mobile chip failures in its past with first speedy 5G modem

Intel has a disastrous history with smartphones, but the company is now set to ship a groundbreaking modem that will deliver data transfer rates many times faster than regular wired Internet connections.

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Preconfigured Z-Wave gear will save installation time

The next time an installer comes to set up a Z-Wave IoT device in your home, it might take a lot less time. Sigma Designs is introducing a system at CES that lets service providers configure IoT devices before they’re delivered.

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ZigBee's Dotdot language is the latest bid for IoT harmony

As consumers watch another wave of home IoT devices emerge from CES this week, they’ll still be waiting for one technology that can make all those products work together. The ZigBee Alliance made a bid to provide that unifying...

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Ransomware on smart TVs is here and removing it can be a pain

Over the Christmas a user reported the first in-the-wild case of a ransomware attack that infected an Android-based smart TV.

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5 signs we're finally getting our act together on security

Despite all the bad news in information security in 2016, some positive developments may finally shift momentum

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30% off Logitech Wireless Keyboard with Touchpad for Internet-Connected TVs - Deal Alert

The Logitech Wireless Touch K400 Plus enables laid-back control of your TV-connected computer. Watch video, browse the web and chat with friends from your couch.

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BlackBerry counts on cars to reverse decline in revenue

BlackBerry reported another quarter of losses and declining revenue on Tuesday, but CEO John Chen forecast that the company will break even next quarter, its first since quitting the smartphone business.

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Intel's Joule 550x computer ships, but initial units overpriced

Intel is now shipping a new single-board computer, the Joule 550x, that will challenge the dominance of Raspberry Pi.

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Smart Cities: Barcelona

Barcelona leads as a Smart City forerunner with noise and air-quality sensors, smart streetlights, smart parking, self-powered lighting and more. Computerworld tours the city to see how it all hangs together.

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