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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BEHIND GE’S VISION FOR THE INDUSTRIAL INTERNET OF THINGS

BEHIND GE’S VISION FOR THE INDUSTRIAL INTERNET OF THINGS CEO JEFF IMMELT IS PUSHING TO TURN JET ENGINES, LOCOMOTIVES, AND OTHER GIANT MACHINES INTO DATA-SPEWING COMPUTERS. BY JON GERTNER The GE Evolution series locomotive is a beast of a machine. Measuring 73 feet long and weighing in at around 436,000 pounds, the Evolution drinks diesel from a 5,300-gallon tank as it chugs around the country hauling enormous loads of iron ore, grain, or whatever else needs…

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