Mark Zuckerberg channels his inner Spiderman
Gear up on five IoT news bites for Friday
Facebook VR Mark Zuckerberg took to Facebook, of course, to show off prototypes for new virtual reality gloves that the social media company is working on in-house. Facebook's CEO donned the gloves, along with a, yes, Oculus Rift VR headset, giving the Spiderman gesture and leaving viewers to think what kind of criminal he may be tying up with his virtual Spiderman web. Zuckerberg notes that the goal of this particular team is to make VR and AR "glasses small enough to take anywhere..."
Date Keeper Microsoft's Cortana is now able to mine your emails and alert you to upcoming appointments. The reminders are sent through Microsoft Windows (which makes sense) but iOS and Android users will be able to take advantage of the feature in a matter of weeks. (Via TechCrunch)
Insuring the Self-Driving Car Britain is looking at insurance that would cover a driver—even if the car is driving itself. The country believes offering this type of policy will help support the self-driving industry, giving people more confidence that they'll be protected whether someone is in the driver seat, or not. (Via Reuters)
Security Council AT&T and IBM among other technology companies are forming a new Cybersecurity Alliance to figure out how to batten down IOT devices and make them more secure. Working together could help the kind of IoT attacks that are slowly growing as the groups could work on universal standards.
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