Tag - internet-of-things



Japan Times
Dec 19, 2021
Cash is dying, but we aren’t ready to bury it
As cash vanishes — without a central bank digital currency replacing it — the public's trust in the convertibility of deposits into official money may become an issue.
Japan Times
LIFE / Digital / ON: TECH
Jan 30, 2021
Handy gadgets and apps for at-home life during Japan’s current state of emergency
What's new in the “new normal”? Pop-up teleworking modules, toilet paper tech and pocket-sized painting studios.
Japan Times
Oct 24, 2019
Can Japan revive its electronics industry glory?
The revival of CEATEC as an exhibition will serve as an important barometer for the resurgence of Japan's consumer electronics industry.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Jan 5, 2019
Buoys, fisheries and aquaculture join the internet of things
Combining technology and data, the 'internet of things' matches supply and demand, increasing the chances of unwanted fish being returned to the sea alive and making seafood more sustainable.
Japan Times
May 7, 2018
Hackers disable scores of Canon-made security cameras across Japan
More than 60 security cameras made by Canon Inc. have been hacked and rendered unusable at places including key waterways, a fish market and a care facility for people with disabilities.
Japan Times
Feb 13, 2018
5G is here: Super speed makes worldwide debut at Winter Olympics
The first to experience the future of wireless technology, well before most humans, will be South Korea's wild boars. That's because 5G, the fifth-generation wireless network, is making its worldwide debut at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health / A MATTER OF HEALTH
Feb 8, 2018
Japan doctors tap health-monitoring app to help diabetics keep dialysis at bay
In September 2016, freelance journalist Yutaka Hasegawa touched off a firestorm of criticism after writing in his blog that diabetes patients receiving dialysis should pay for the treatment themselves instead of using public health insurance. He argued that it was their "corrupt" lifestyles that spawned...
Japan Times
Jul 14, 2017
Mayor Soichiro Takashima envisions Fukuoka as a living lab for internet of things
Mar 24, 2017
Daily cyberattacks more than doubled to all-time high in 2016: NPA
The daily average number of cyberattacks or suspected threats swelled to a record 1,692 in 2016, more than double the previous year's rate, the National Police Agency said Thursday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 8, 2017
Cyberattacks targeting Japan networks hit a record 128.1 billion in 2016
A record 128.1 billion cyberattacks against networks in Japan were detected in 2016, more than double the previous year, according to a recent survey by a public research institute.
Dec 9, 2016
Financial institutions unsure how to realize digital transformation
More than half of the business leaders in the global financial services industry agree that digital transformation determines the development of their business, realizes efficient business processes and brings more profits, but they have yet to find effective ways of doing so, according to a recent industry...
Dec 1, 2016
1.3 million connected devices around world infected with viruses: study
More than 1.3 million internet-connected devices around the world, including personal video recorders and security cameras, have been infected with computer viruses, according to a recent study by a group of Japanese researchers.
Japan Times
Nov 15, 2016
Hitachi develops Japan's first 'lensless' camera technology
Hitachi Ltd. says it has developed camera technology that can capture video images without a lens and adjust its focal position afterwards, becoming the first Japanese firm to do so.
Nov 9, 2016
After cyberattacks, internet of things wrestles with making smart devices safer
Recent cyberattacks harnessing everyday devices such as cameras, video recorders, printers, routers and speakers are a wake-up call to the hidden dangers of the "internet of things (IoT)."
BUSINESS / Companies
May 11, 2016
Hitachi to invest ¥300 billion in Internet-connected projects
Hitachi Ltd. plans to invest about ¥300 billion ($2.8 billion) over the next three years in its "Internet of things" platform as the maker of power plants, bullet trains and elevators bets the technology will drive sales.
Japan Times
Mar 13, 2016
Wi-Fi leaps higher in speed, range
To support the explosive growth of information and communications technology, wireless Internet connectivity is now considered essential infrastructure and is sometimes referred to as the fourth utility, after electricity, water and gas.
Mar 24, 2015
Panasonic to open patents to speed development of 'Internet of Things'
Panasonic Corp. will make about 50 of its patents available for royalty-free use in the development of the "Internet of Things" — what the tech industry calls the network of interconnected devices — its North American subsidiary announced Monday.
Aug 16, 2014
A Wi-Fi router could flood your house
Pretty much all home Wi-Fi routers can be hacked, which is a problem if you've already adopted connected light bulbs and faucets.
Jan 15, 2014
The 'Internet of everything'
The advent of the 'Internet of things,' the ever-expanding array of connectedness between computer sensors and consumer devices, promises convenience as well as privacy and security concerns.


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