The rise of IoT data and the death of politics

The rise of IoT data and the death of politics

Government by social network? US president Barack Obama with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. The Internet of Things brings big data into the focus. Evgeny Morozov On 24 August 1965 Gloria Placente, a 34-year-old resident of Queens, New York, was driving to Orchard Beach in the Bronx. Clad in shorts and sunglasses, the housewife was looking forward to quiet time at the beach. But the moment she crossed the Willis Avenue bridge in her Chevrolet Corvair,…

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Get your control freak on with stick-anywhere home sensors

Get your control freak on with stick-anywhere home sensors

Sense Mother and Motion Cookies are a flexible network of sensors you can put on anything from a toothbrush to a backpack. Feel better? The Internet of Thing will make remote monitoring possible. Mothers are responsible for the welfare of their children. This is something we assume is true and something that guides the behavior of women with kids. They are watchful. They are worried. They set boundaries: Go to bed at such-and-such hour. Eat…

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Apple Leads the IoT Revolution – Will Be a Long-Term Winner

Apple Leads the IoT Revolution – Will Be a Long-Term Winner

Apple was a high flyer. As the stock climbed to $700, analysts predicted it would reach $1,000. But Steve Jobs had died. He so personified the company that many felt his death left Apple leaderless. So the stock lost 42% of its value dropping to $400. Apple is a VERY highly valued company Apple has now recaptured that lost value, and trades a bit above its former historic high. Apple is the most valuable publicly…

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Stephen Hawking endorses Intel’s connected wheelchair

Stephen Hawking endorses Intel’s connected wheelchair

From Stephen Hawking’s Wheel Chair to Smart Cities. The wheelchair is created by Intel’s Internet of Things department. It is part of the company’s “Connected Wheelchair Project” under the Intel Collaborators program. The project showed how standard “things” can evolve into data-driven, connected machines with the help of the Intel Galileo Development Kit and Intel Gateway Solutions for the IoT. The announcement of the wheelchair at the Intel Developer Forum became even more significant when…

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SmartThings joins Z-Wave board as IoT gets strategic

SmartThings joins Z-Wave board as IoT gets strategic

Samsung’s infiltration into the Internet of Things continues, with SmartThings – its recently-acquired home automation platform – now grabbing a spot on the Z-Wave Alliance board of directors. Z-Wave is one of the lingering wireless standards that still prevails among smart home devices, connecting things like remotely-controlled outlets, lamps, and thermostats, though while popular has nonetheless failed to dominate and thus unify the interconnectivity between automation devices. Given that SmartThings has proved that the smart…

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Apple Emerges As A Promising Internet Of Things Platform At CES 2015

Apple Emerges As A Promising Internet Of Things Platform At CES 2015

The whole “Internet of Things” theme reached a fever pitch at this year’s CES in Las Vegas. Many of the big tech players are trying to become the platform for how to connect together the growing list of devices with wireless technology inside of them–everything from your car to your thermostat. Google’s Nest announced an additional 15 partners in “Work With Nest,” its developer program for hooking up third-party devices to Nest’s thermostat or smoke alarm. Samsung…

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