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Meet the LPWAN clan: The Internet of Things' low power contenders

Licensed to chill or unlicensed to thrill...

Analysis  LPWAN - low power wide area network - is the proposed connectivity tech of choice for powering the Internet of Things - and it comes in many flavours. An IDTechEx Research report put it into perspective recently, when it predicted that there will be 2.7 billion LPWAN IoT connections by 2029.…

Democrats go on the offensive over fake FCC cyberattack

But efforts to target chair Ajit Pai are misguided partisanship

The debacle surrounding a false cyberattack on federal regulator the FCC is heading to Congress, with politicians accusing its chair of a "dereliction of duty."…

Here's a fab idea: Get crypto libs to warn devs when they screw up

Security is a process that requires hitting people over the head with their errors

Building warnings into crypto libraries that alert developers to unsafe coding practices turns out to be an effective way to improve the security of applications.…

CADs and boffins get some ThinkPad love

Lenovo beefs up beefy desktop replacements - and one is almost Apple-like

Lenovo unloads most of its annual ThinkPad line onto the world at CES in January, for a spring launch. (Here is this year’s.) But the Beijing firm saves one or two surprises for later in the year. And here’s one.…

Apple pulls iOS 12 beta 7 after less than 24 hrs

Devs reported performance issues then...

Apple has pulled the latest beta of its iOS platform software after less than 24 hours in the wild, and without explanation.…

Too many leftover screws? Ikea website backend goes TITSUP

Total Inability To Support User Perusals

Swedish flat-pack furniture folk Ikea’s UK tentacle appears to be suffering a rather lengthy website backend outage stopping some customers from placing online orders.…

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