Today’s Tech Sightings:
By all accounts, Internet of Things (IoT) devices are expected to continue to grow and thrive in 2017. And a new report from 451 Research projects a 33 percent increase in IoT spending this year. But along with that comes the finding that more companies are collecting data from IoT users, including healthcare and industrial information, even though privacy and lack of security remain a huge concern for this technology.
The International Consumer Electronics Show opens its doors in Las Vegas on January 5 and promises to host a dizzying array of new gadgets and technologies. In addition to televisions and mobile devices, expect more digital assistants, autonomous cars, virtual reality, drones and wearable devices.
Editorial cartoonist John Klossner looks at the lighter side of the 2016 technology scene – from 3-D printing to mobile money and autonomous cars, and a few things in-between.
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