IoT has been with us for many years in different forms. It facilitates remote connect, allows us to communicate and manage devices with an Internet connection. The right IoT platform can serve you in many ways, but first, we need to understand its meaning. To understand what IoT is and how it works, we have to understand how it fits in the larger picture. They tell companies about your behavior, your health (think FitBit) and your likes and dislikes.
Samsung's new Galaxy S9 and S9 Android smartphone models go on sale in the UK today, marking the company's latest assault on the market dominance of Apple's iPhone. The S9 will retail from £739 while the S9 is priced at £869 - notably less than the new iPhone X. The handset retailer is offering a free memory card with every S9 and S9 purchase, doubling the phones' capacities. The company's best deal for the S9 is on O2, which comes with 20GB of data and unlimited minutes and texts and is available for £49 a month for 24 months or £99 up front. Its best offer for the S9 is on EE, with 25GB of data and unlimited minutes and texts for £63 for a month for 24 months or £99.99 up front.
Artificial intelligence (A.I.), in some form or fashion, is all around us; its presence pervades our lives in ways seen, hidden and/or overlooked. Its influence is growing and will continue to do so for years to come. As currently constructed, though, it will not lead to the idyllic future researchers and enthusiasts predict, but rather an ideal-adjacent alternative owing to one missing element: natural language processing (NLP). Why is that so important? Well, beyond revolutionizing the concept of a user interface in ways undeniably more natural and efficient, it would truly upend the way we interact with and utilize machines forever.
Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference, or WWDC, will begin on June 4, the company recently announced. WWDC is one of Apple's biggest events of the year, giving it a chance to preview what's in store for gadgets from the iPhone to the Mac and beyond. The headlining news is usually a look at the next version of Apple's iPhone and iPad software, called iOS. Apple typically uses WWDC to show off the new features coming to the iPhone and iPad in the following months. But Apple may take a different approach this year, focusing less on flashy new features and more on performance upgrades.
One of the most discussed features of the new iPhone X is the new unlocking method, the successor of TouchID: FaceID. Having created a bezel-less phone, Apple had to develop a new method to unlock the phone in a easy and fast way. While some competitors continued using a fingerprint sensor, placed in a different position, Apple decided to innovate and revolutionize the way we unlock a phone: by simply looking at it. Thanks to an advanced (and remarkably small) front facing depth-camera, iPhone X in able to create a 3D map of the face of the user. In addition, a picture of the user's face is captured using an infrared camera, that is more robust to changes in light and color of the environment.
The Intel event, which is expected to be attended by approximately 2500 channel partners, has Dell EMC as one of its premier sponsors, a key technology partner with which V5 Systems has already implemented a number of turnkey IoT security solutions in the outdoors. The upshot of the event is for attendees to gain insights from Intel innovators and industry visionaries on how the IoT, along with artificial intelligence, virtual reality, the Cloud and other leading-edge technology applications, is contributing to the digital transformation of businesses. The event enables participants to accelerate their partnerships and identify new opportunities for profitability. V5 Systems has been invited to present its technology at the event because it has already established its leadership position in the Industrial IoT by implementing numerous real-world solutions. At Intel Partner Connect, V5 Systems, Intel and Dell EMC are changing the security space through technology and innovation.
This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers hours before it appeared on Business Insider. To be the first to know, please click here. Apple is reportedly considering releasing a less expensive version of its HomePod smart speaker later this year, according to Business Insider. The new device would cost between $150 and $200, which is significantly cheaper than the $350 price tag for the current device. In addition, MacRumors reports that the cheaper HomePod is expected to be released alongside lower-cost versions of the MacBook Air, iPhone, and iPad.
Apple will reveal the future of the iPhone and its other products at WWDC in June. The company has announced its annual software conference will take place between 4 June and 9 June. The big event will happen on the first of those days: a major keynote presentation in which Apple executives reveal the latest versions of the software for the iPhone, iPad, Macs, Apple TV and other products. Apple event suggested that updates could come to the latest of its products: the HomePod. Usually, every single one of Apple's products gets an update – though very few new products are usually revealed, the event serves as the launch for updates to its entire suite of software.