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    As was widely predicted, people are shooting down drones and, as might be expected, the initial drone-downings have been in America.

    So the US courts will probably lead the way in deciding the attitude of the law towards drone-shooting.

    The US Federal Aviation Authority has declared shooting down…

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    Internet security cameras in demand in India

    The market for internet-based video surveillance systems in India is one to watch, according to market researcher, 6Wresearch.

    The growing demand for security cameras connected to the internet in India will mean the internet protocol (IP) video surveillance could be worth $1.4bn by 2021.

    Amongst all IP surveillance…

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    Is Un-Hackable IoT A Pipe-Dream?

    TI reckons it’s the go-to guy for IoT and it certainly has all the building blocks, so I asked its svp for embedded, Greg Delagi, the big one: are TI’s IoT offerings unhackable?

    “Unhackable is a word we wouldn’t use,” replies Delagi, “though we believe we…

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    Mouser takes Omron line global

    Mouser Electronics has added Omron Electronic Components to its linecard.

    The catalogue and online distributor will stock Omron’s various ranges of switches, relays, connectors, optoelectronics and sensors.

    Mouser is already selling Omron’s products in the China and Asia Pacific regions.
    “Mouser’s worldwide distribution and support system is…

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    Enchanted Cottage spells a trip to New York

    How would you give new life to everyday objects by “enchanting” them with the “power of the Internet of Things”? This was the question raised by the Enchanted Objects design competition, run by element14,

    The winner was Andy Clark, of the UK, who turned a miniature cottage into a Arduino…

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    Five Eyes

    It will come as a surprise to no one that, for eight years, America has been spying on the Prime Minister of Japan, Japanese Cabinet Ministers, the Governor of the Bank of Japan, the Japanese Minister for Economy, Trade and Industry, numerous officials in the Japanese Ministry of Finance and…

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