Monday, January 16, 2017

Reports on Galaxy Note 7 Battery Fires

Reuters reports here that a Samsung report will include that the main cause of Galaxy Note 7 fires was the battery, not computer hardware or software.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

US Department of Commerce Report on IoT Security

Reader K. V. Arjun passed along this news article on a report by the U. S. Department of Commerce that recommends the development of standards for IoT security.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Movie on The Lousy State of IoT Security

My friend Dimitrios Serpanos introduced me to this new movie starring Pierce Brosnan of 007 fame on the subject of IoT and smart home security.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Yet More Stupid Ideas in Consumer Electronics

Extremetech reports here on the new Bluetooth-enabled toaster announced at this week's Consumer Electronics Show.  The article is extremely funny but the product is all too real.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Power Management Problems on Certain Smartphones

Extremetech reports here on power management problems on certain Google smartphones.  The phones are reported to shut down even though the battery reports substantial remaining charge.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

NHTSA Proposed Rule on Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication

The NHTSA announces here a proposed rule that would mandate vehicle-to-vehicle communication
 devices on all light vehicles.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Android Things

Google talks here about Android Things for the development of Android-based IoT devices.  Security is one of several goals of this project.