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Eclipse foundation: IoT developer survey

By Amrisha Prashar on 13 February 2017

The third annual IoT Developer Survey, hosted by Eclipse IoT has just been launched. In previous years it has provided interesting insights about how developers are building IoT solutions, for example – did you know that 73% of…

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openHAB arrives as a snap!

By Canonical on 9 February 2017

openHAB is a completely open source smart home alternative to Apple Homekit and Samsung SmartThings. Consumers can mix and match hardware and services from different brands London, UK – February 9th, 2017: Canonical, openHAB…

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10 crazy IoT ideas that can soon become real

By Maarten Ectors on 6 February 2017

1) Smart cities: revenue generating fountains What if instead of being a cost to cities, fountains become a revenue generator? Crazy idea? Just put the same coin accepting mechanism you find in vending machines and allow tourists to switch…

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The first consumer device to run snaps: Nextcloud box

By Amrisha Prashar on 3 February 2017

The Nextcloud box is a private cloud and IoT solution for home users, giving consumers a way to take back control over their personal data. It’s an app-enabled home gateway and the first Ubuntu-Core-enabled consumer device. Snaps and…

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48% of people unaware their IoT devices pose a security threat

By Canonical on 30 January 2017

LONDON, U.K. – 30 January, 2017 – Nearly half (48%) of citizens remain unaware that their connected devices could be infiltrated and used to conduct a cyber attack. That’s according to a new IoT security whitepaper which was published…

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IoT predictions for 2017

By Amrisha Prashar on 5 January 2017

Big movements took place in the space of IoT last year from voice-controlled home assistants to block chain solutions. As we enter 2017, Maarten Ectors has put together predictions across the IoT ecosystem that will shape the way…

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Webinar: 2017 – what’s in store for IoT?

By Amrisha Prashar on 12 December 2016

It’s nearing the end of the year! Time to take a breather and plan for 2017. As part of our ‘IoT builders’ webinar series, we have asked some of the most prominent technologists, community builders and visionaries in this…

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IoT Builders webinar series – 2016 recap!

By Amrisha Prashar on 9 December 2016

With it nearing the end of the year we thought we’d take this opportunity to recap on all the ‘IoT builders’ webinar series we’ve hosted in 2016. The series looks at those making a difference in the world of IoT…

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Jamming with Ubuntu Core

By April Wang on 7 December 2016

We celebrated the launch of Ubuntu Core 16 hackathon, or shall we say Snapathon, that took place in Shenzhen between 26-27th November. The 30+ hour gathering and coding session was attended by developers, makers and anyone that was…

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Pycom and Canonical to enable LPWAN communications via snaps

By Maarten Ectors on 25 November 2016

Pycom is the company behind the disruptive products such as the LoPy and SiPy which enable developers to easily get LoRa and Sigfox low-power WAN (LPWAN) communication happening. Their latest product, the FiPy combines LoRa, Sigfox and…

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How to create snap packages on Qt applications

By Guest on 17 November 2016

This is a guest post by Software engineers Tim Peeters and Timo Jyrinki at Canonical. If you would like to contribute a guest post, please contact ubuntu-devices@canonical.com Introduction One of the advantages of snap packages is that…