The Internet of things is great until it blows up your house

The Internet of things is great until it blows up your house

How to stop hackers letting the gas flow in your connected oven? Bitcoin has the answer 17 Apr 2015 at 05:02, Mark Pesce A few months ago I had a chat about the Internet of Things with the design head of a well-known home appliance manufacturer. Gartner had just published 2014’s hype chart,, and with the Internet of Things sitting at the very peak of the hype cycle, he reckoned it might be an interesting…

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Growing Market for Wearable tech.

Growing Market for Wearable tech.

Wearable technologies promise to be one of the technology trends of 2015 that will receive a great deal of attention from the mainstream technology press thanks in large part to the major corporate players looking to enter that field, including Apple and Samsung. The first series of apps that will be available for the Apple Watch, which will hit markets in mid-April, was recently announced by Apple; only one of these 24 programs is related…

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How to Use the Internet of Things for Agriculture

How to Use the Internet of Things for Agriculture

Internet of Things: 5 applications in Agriculture Ryan Huang / May 4, 2014 For instance in China, pilot projects are underway to tap on the potential applications of IoT for agriculture projects. An initiative was launched in January this year to modernize the industry in cities such as Tianjin, Shanghai, and Anhui. Here’s a look at some of ideas already being implemented to help the agriculture industry grow. 1) Climate control in greenhouses Temperature, humidity, light intensity,…

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Forget the Internet of Things: Here Comes the Internet of Cars

Forget the Internet of Things: Here Comes the Internet of Cars

Here Comes the Internet of Cars. What if large groups of people could go beyond ridesharing – replacing traditional car ownership altogether through on-demand access to the cars they want: a convertible in the summer, an SUV for winter ski trips? What if driving skills could be computed as a score that warned us of bad drivers nearby – real time, on the road – also enabling navigation systems to offer safer alternative routes? Imagine if we could get…

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How Connected Cars Have Established a New Ecosystem Powered by The IoT

How Connected Cars Have Established a New Ecosystem Powered by The IoT

Editor’s note: Jahangir Mohammed is founder and CEO of Jasper, the cloud-based software platform that powers the Internet of Things.  Not long ago, after you bought a new vehicle, the manufacturer had very little contact with you for years until it was time to sell you another car. The Internet of Things is changing all that. The IoT-enabled “connected car” turns the vehicle itself into a hub for an entire ecosystem of connected services that offer consumers…

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Privacy Has Gone The Way of the Dinosaur, and That’s Good?

Privacy Has Gone The Way of the Dinosaur, and That’s Good?

Way of the Dinosaur, and That’s Good Pediatrician Charles Goodman vaccinates 1 year- old Cameron Fierro with the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine, or MMR vaccine at his practice in Northridge, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. Some doctors are adamant about not accepting patients who don’t believe in vaccinations, with some saying they don’t want to be responsible for someone’s death from an illness that was preventable. Others warn that refusing treatment to such people will just send…

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Boston’s Dynamic Robots Will Take Jobs Away from Dog Too.

Boston’s Dynamic Robots Will Take Jobs Away from Dog Too.

Boston Dynamic’s robots will take jobs away from dogs too By Justin Beach, National Monitor | February 14, 2015 The new robo-dog “Spot” from Google owned Boston Dynamics shows the potential to take over many jobs currently done by working dogs and do them better and more safely. A well known report from the Oxford Martin school, published in 2013, says that 47 percent of US jobs will be automated in 20 years. While people have, understandably been focused on…

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Why Your Things Need the Cloud

Why Your Things Need the Cloud

Building the Next Big Thing Will Require Cloud Based Systems To Manage IoT Technology. By GotIoT  Every few years there is a new “next big thing” in the fast-changing computing industry. Sometimes these “next big things” have proven to be fads or simply repackaged versions of what has come before. But sometimes the latest craze is worth paying attention to because it signals a more significant shift to new capabilities and applications that will have a more profound…

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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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