Category: IoT

[NEXT for QLED] Part 3: The Evolution of Intelligent TV, Making Your Home More Connected

Samsung Newsroom May 30, 2018 2018 QLED TV, AI, Bixby, Family Hub Refrigerator, IoT, One Remote Control, OTT, smart TV, SmartThings, SmartThings app, TV & Audio, VOD

Last year, more than 7 out of 10 TVs sold by Samsung Electronics in the global TV market were ‘smart TVs.’ According to market researcher IHS Markit, the

Advancing the future of society with AI and the intelligent edge

Frank X. Shaw May 7, 2018 Accessibility, AI, Azure, Build, Build 2018, cloud, Featured, intelligent edge, IoT, Kinect, Microsoft Teams, open source, Windows

The world is a computer, filled with an incredible amount of data. By 2020, the average person will generate 1.5GB of data a day, a smart home 50GB and a smart city, a whopping 250 petabytes of data per day. This data presents an enormous opportunity for developers — giving them a seat of power,…

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Industrial customers and partners bet on Microsoft, from cloud to edge devices

Çağlayan Arkan April 23, 2018 Azure, Featured, Hannover Messe 2018, Industrial IoT, Internet of things, IoT, Manufacturing, Microsoft Cloud, Recent News

Innovations showcasing Industrial IoT, AI, cobotics, digital twins and mixed reality will be on display at Microsoft’s booth at the annual Hannover Messe industrial fair. This week at the world’s largest industrial fair, I am honored to once again host nearly 30 customers and partners in Microsoft’s booth at the Digital Factory Hall at Hannover…

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Using intelligence to advance security from the edge to the cloud

Brad Smith April 16, 2018 Azure Sphere, Brad Smith, Featured, intelligent cloud, IoT, RSA, security

We are living in a world where almost everything is becoming connected, whether it’s the electrical grid, phone system, our cars, or the appliances that heat our home or chill our food.  As this Internet of Things (IoT) continues to proliferate, so does the threat of debilitating cyber-attacks, like last year’s devastating ransomware attacks that…

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Android Things Release Candidate

Android Developers April 16, 2018 Android, Android Things, App, IoT

Posted by Dave Smith, Developer Advocate for IoT

Earlier this year at CES, we showcased consumer products powered by Android Things from partners like Lenovo, LG, JBL, iHome, and Sony. We are excited to see Android Things enable the wider developer ecosystem as well. Today we are announcing the final preview release of Android Things, Developer Preview 8, before the upcoming stable release.

Feature complete SDK

Developer Preview 8 represents the final API surface exposed in the Android Things support library for the upcoming stable release. There will be no more breaking API changes before the stable v1.0 release of the SDK. For details on all the API changes included in DP8, see the release notes. Refer to the updated SDK reference to review the classes and methods in the final SDK.

This release also brings new features in the Android Things developer console to make building and managing production devices easier. Here are some notable updates:

Production-focused console enhancements

With an eye towards building and shipping production devices with the upcoming LTS release, we have made several updates to the Android Things developer console:

  • Enhanced OTA: Unpublish the current OTA build when issues are discovered in the field.
  • Visual storage layout: Configure the device storage allocated to apps and data for each build, and get an overview of how much storage your apps require.
  • Font/locale controls: Configure the set of supported fonts and locales packaged into each build.
  • Group sharing: Product sharing has been extended to include support for Google Groups.

App library

The new app library enables you to manage APKs more easily without the need to package them together in a separate zipped bundle. Track individual versions, review permissions, and share your apps with other console users. See the app library documentation for more details.

Permissions

On mobile devices, apps request permissions at runtime and the end user grants them. In earlier previews, Android Things granted these same permissions automatically to apps on device boot. Beginning in DP8, these permissions are granted using a new interface in the developer console, giving developers more control of the permissions used by the apps on their device.

This change does not affect development, as Android Studio grants all permissions by default. Developers using the command line can append the -g flag to the adb install command to get the same behavior. To test how apps on your device behave with certain permissions revoked, use the pm command:

$ adb shell pm [grant|revoke] <permission-name> ...

App launch behavior

Embedded devices need to launch their primary application automatically after the device boots, and relaunch it if the app terminates unexpectedly. In earlier previews, the main app on the device could listen for a custom IOT_LAUNCHER intent to enable this behavior. Beginning in DP8, this category is replaced by the standard CATEGORY_HOME intent.

<activity android:name=".HomeActivity">
    ...

    <!-- Launch activity automatically on boot, relaunch on termination. -->
    <intent-filter>
        <action android:name="android.intent.action.MAIN"/>
        <category android:name="android.intent.category.HOME"/>
        <category android:name="android.intent.category.DEFAULT"/>
    </intent-filter>
</activity>

Apps that contain an IOT_LAUNCHER intent filter will no longer be triggered on boot. Update your apps to use CATEGORY_HOME instead.

Feedback

Thanks to all of you in the developer community for sharing your feedback with us throughout developer preview. Join Google’s IoT Developers Community on Google+ to let us know what you’re building with Android Things and how we can improve the platform in future releases to help you build connected devices at scale!

Samsung Electronics Brings Excitement to Fans, Athletes and Officials at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 through Innovative Experiences at the Samsung Olympic Showcase

Samsung Newsroom February 7, 2018 Corporate Others, Do What You Can't, IoT, Mobile, Olympic Games, Olympic Park, Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, Press Release, PyeongChang 2018, Smart Home, VR, VR Sports

Samsung Electronics, Worldwide Olympic Partner in the Wireless Communications and Computing Equipment category, is bringing technological innovations to the

The story behind Microsoft’s earnings: The intelligent cloud powers customer innovation across industries

Judson Althoff January 31, 2018 Azure, cloud, Featured, Internet of things, IoT

In today’s Microsoft second quarter earnings call, CEO Satya Nadella showcased how customers are using our technology to create digital business solutions. The 56 percent year-over-year growth in commercial cloud revenue — with broad-based growth across geographic markets and industry segments — is fueled by customer and partner success. Just this week, we announced news…

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[Editorial] How Samsung is Ushering in a Consumer-centric AI World

Larry Heck January 26, 2018 AI, Bixby, Connected device, Family Hub 2.0 refrigerator, FlexDry™, FlexWash™, Information and Communications Technology, IoT, Samsung Flip, Samsung Smart TV, SmartThings, Technology, User-centric, Views

In a few years time, users may not have to figure out how to operate different devices individually or make a choice between services. Instead, the new world

Five Things You Can Do to Manage Your Privacy Now

Michelle Dennedy January 5, 2018 cybersecurity, data privacy day, IoT, personal data protection, Privacy, S&TO, security

The Internet of Things – the increasingly connected world in which we live – is rapidly expanding. We love our convenient and fun ​devices – ​like​ ​personal assistants, wearables, speakers, cameras, TVs, cars, home alarm systems, toys and appliances. But it’s important to understand that connected devices rely on information about us – such as […]

Reimagining Customer Value with Artificial Intelligence

Kevin Bandy December 6, 2017 AI, artificial intelligence, business model, Digital transformation, Disruption, Encrypted Traffic Analytics, ETA, Executive Platform, Featured, IoT, MindMeld, reimagine value, security, Spark, Spark Virtual Assistant, ZZFeatured

Artificial intelligence (AI) can glean and utilize material insights from the data flowing across Cisco networks. As such, how should we think about AI in the context of company transformation?

This Holiday Season – Buy One IoT Device, Get Free CVEs

Talos Group November 20, 2017 IoT, IoT Security, security, Talos, Threat Research

As the Internet of Things gains steam and continues to develop, so are adversaries and the threats affecting these systems. Companies throughout the world are busy deploying low cost Internet-connected computing devices (aka the Internet of Things) to solve business problems and improve our lives. In tandem, criminals are developing their methods for abusing and […]

Developing for the intelligent cloud and intelligent edge at Microsoft Connect(); 2017

Scott Guthrie November 15, 2017 Azure, Azure Machine Learning, connect, Data, developers, Featured, IoT, open source, Recent News, Visual Studio

Today we’re kicking off Connect(); 2017, one of my favorite annual Microsoft developer events, where over three days we get to host approximately 150 livestreamed and interactive sessions for developers everywhere — no matter the tools they use or the platforms they prefer. Today at Connect(); 2017 I’m excited to share news that will help…

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Samsung Introduces New ARTIK™ Secure IoT Modules and Security Services to Deliver Comprehensive Device-to-Cloud Protection for IoT

Samsung Newsroom October 18, 2017 ARTIK, IoT, Press Release, Samsung ARTIK™ platform, Samsung Developer Conference, SDC 2017, Semiconductors, SmartThings Cloud

Samsung Electronics today announced ARTIK™ secure “s” systems-on-modules and services for the ARTIK™ IoT Platform to strengthen edge security. Samsung ARTIK™

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