What is the IoT? Everything you need to know about the Internet of Things right now The Internet of Things explained: What the IoT is, and where it's going next. Read More Government utility service Hunter Water will trial Internet of Things (IoT) sensors for its water networks, with NNNCo to provide sensors that assist in detecting leaks and predicting water main bursts before they occur. The 12-month trial will test a range of sensors that monitor water pressure and flow in parts of the Hunter Water network in the Lake Macquarie area. NNNCo's publicly available LoRaWAN network and N2N-DL data platform will be used to enable the IoT-powered water pipe solutions for the trial. "The potential is to be smarter with the management of existing assets and reduce spend on new or replacement infrastructure," NNNCo founder and CEO Rob Zagarella said. "That has positive impacts for the utility as well as the broader community by reducing cost and environmental impacts." SEE … [Read more...] about NNNCo trials IoT network for Hunter region’s water pipe network
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On this podcast, we talk about: Facebook's research app that circumvented Apple rules and had the social network paying people as young as 13 years old $20 a month in exchange for vacuuming up intimate data.Apple's iPhone sales collapse.The heist of Tappy the robot's arm!The 3:59 gives you bite-size news and analysis about the top stories of the day, brought to you by the CNET News team in New York and producer Bryan VanGelder. Check out the extended shows on YouTube. Also, don't forget to rate and review the podcast on iTunes. Facebook is in hot water. Again (The 3:59, Ep. 512) Your browser does not support the audio element. Subscribe: iTunes | RSS | Google Play | FeedBurner | SoundCloud |TuneIn | Stitcher 3:59 reading • Facebook is in hot water -- again (The 3:59, Ep. 512) Jan 29 • Apple's FaceTime bug comes at an awkward time (The 3:59, Ep. 511) Jan 28 • Can Disney make … [Read more...] about Facebook is in hot water — again (The 3:59, Ep. 512)
I have had the misfortune to experience the results of two leaks inside my home. Trust me when I tell you that if you haven't gone through this, you really have no idea how bad it can get. The first occurred quite some time ago. I went to work in the morning, worked a long day, and came home... to my basement apartment filled with five inches of water. My cat was cowering on my bed, clearly quite freaked out. As it turns out, one of the hoses to the washer had split. Water from the hose flooded into my apartment for hours. Later, I was told by the insurance adjuster that the top source of in-home flooding is broken washer lines, and the best way to prevent that from happening is to spend a few bucks and upgrade to metal lines. Let that be a hint to you. I've always upgraded my washer lines since that day.Read more: CNET lab tests the Flo It took more than two months for my life to go back to normal. Thankfully, most of the expense was covered by the apartment management and … [Read more...] about Can the Flo smart water monitor save you big bucks?
Volkswagen is in a bit of trouble again, this time for selling pre-production cars that weren’t approved to be on public roads, German newspaper Handelsblatt reports. The news site confirmed via a VW spokesperson that the Wolfsburg-based company sold roughly 6,700 “test cars” in both the U.S. and Europe between 2006 and 2018, with the majority of those having been sold in Germany. The cars, Handelsblatt says, were built before official series production began, and were meant to be used for testing or as display vehicles. They were not certified to be on the roads, the site writes. The story continues: The cars, made to test and showcase new models before the launch of large-scale series production, should officially have been scrapped, but instead VW sold them as new or second-hand cars. The problem: motor transport authorities never approved these test models, only the ones produced in series. VW is now recalling the cars despite having “no knowledge … [Read more...] about Volkswagen Is in Hot Water for Selling Unauthorized Pre-Production Vehicles
Tesla violated U.S. labor laws when CEO Elon Musk tweeted in May that his employees would lose their stock options if they organized a union, according to the National Labor Relations Board. Musk drew some fire at the time, after appearing to claim that Tesla workers would lose their stock options if the United Auto Workers successfully organized the company’s assembly plant in Fremont, California. “Nothing stopping Tesla team at our car plant from voting union,” Musk wrote. “Could do so tmrw if they wanted. But why pay union dues & give up stock options for nothing?” The UAW lodged a complaint over the tweet with the NLRB a day later, and now, the labor agency says in a complaint filed last Thursday that Musk’s remark represented a violation of the National Labor Relations Act, by “interfering with, restraining, and coercing employees” involved in union activity protected under the law. A Tesla spokesperson told Jalopnik in a … [Read more...] about Elon Musk’s Tweeting Habit Lands Tesla in Hot Water With U.S. Labor Agency