• Theme: IT : Hardware

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    From connected cows to vegetables that stay fresh for weeks, Fujitsu is developing a cloud-based platform that uses IoT technology to increase efficiency and modernize agriculture.   Agriculture used to be guesswork. Once crops were sown, fertilizer was spread and fingers were crossed for a good harvest. Cue the smart...

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    Winters are freezing in Finland and any disruption of heating systems is more than troublesome. But that’s just what happened last November when two apartment buildings in the city of Lappeenranta were victims of a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. This type of hacking targets networks, disabling them...

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    littleBits is an electronic building block company that wants to democratize hardware. From a burglar alarm to a smart doorbell, littleBits empowers people to create their own electronic devices by sticking different modules together. DirectIndustry e-magazine talked to Paul Rothman, Director of R&D.   DirectIndustry...

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    The European Union’s new Privacy Shield Framework aims at protecting personal data from non-EU organizations and foreign governments, but its effect could be to regionalize data. A hybrid cloud could be the only solution.   The cloud is quickly becoming an engine of growth, its location-free design perfectly suited to...

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    By allowing small, simultaneous calculations far beyond what conventional computers can handle, quantum computing in the cloud promises to revolutionize science, medicine and the Internet of Things.   Classical digital computers use transistors to process information in various sequences of zeros and ones, but have a...

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    Edward Snowden’s revelations about the NSA make it imperative for businesses storing customer data on the cloud to be aware of the EU’s new Privacy Shield Framework.   What does your company do with personal data? The age of networks, the internet, the cloud and industrial digitization have seen a huge rise in the...

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    U.K.-based Ross Robotics develops and commercializes the modular Robosynthesis. Director of research and development Philip Norman talked to Directindustry e-magazine about the robotic platform, which is resilient enough for deployment in places such as Chernobyl.   DirectIndustry e-magazine: Robotics is ubiquitous and...

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    As the technology in robotics continues to advance, mobility has become a hot topic, especially for industry. Manufacturers are expressing increasing interest in robots that optimize production by navigating autonomously and working alongside employees safely.   Martin Hägele is head of department Robot and Assistive...

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    Rockwell Automation is in the midst of a global deployment of its smart manufacturing systems. The company shared insight into the two first examples of what it calls the Connected Enterprise, in Ohio and Mexico.   A New Architecture in Mexico In 2007, Rockwell Automation began building two greenfield plants in...

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    Since last summer’s hack of a connected Jeep, auto cyber-security has become a red-hot issue, one that automakers cannot avoid. And with connected cars expected to be a durable trend, the need for over-the-air software and updates that cannot be hacked is crucial. Semiconductor company Rambus has developed a new...

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