The Internet of Things and Mining

The Internet of Things and Mining

Is the Internet of Things the next wave for the mining industry? GotIot? The mining industry is growing up. Traditionally a labor-intensive and brute business, the sector has progressed significantly over the last few years, adopting newer technologies and leaner practices to the way it operates. The emergence of big data has allowed mining manufacturers to predict and eliminate potential problems in machinery by collecting infinite amounts of data from their equipment and transforming it…

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Internet of Things and your Healthcare?

Internet of Things and your Healthcare?

The Implications Of The Internet Of Things For Healthcare What the Internet of Things mean for you. By: Jung-Yung Jonathan Chang, Along with the advanced development within modern technology, the Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the media’s most popular concept when it comes to the exciting opportunities for the future. Healthcare in specific will be revolutionized through the amount of possible applications IoT will bring about. Over the course of this article, I…

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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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Next frontier for ‘Internet of Things’: Babies

Next frontier for ‘Internet of Things’: Babies

We use trackers to measure our daily footsteps, sleep, calories burned, UV ray intake, heart rate, stress levels—and that’s just for us. Imagine if you had another human inside of you. As the connected world spills over into every aspect of life, technology is making its way to babies and toddlers. New devices include Bluetooth and wireless-equipped pacifiers to bottles and connected onesies. Some examples: A baby car seat clip from Intel that informs parents…

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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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The Internet of Things Poses a Serious Threat to Privacy and Cyber Security

The Internet of Things Poses a Serious Threat to Privacy and Cyber Security

Where will personal privacy go if 20 billion devices are connected inside you home? Team GoTIoT The Internet of Things poses a serious danger to privacy, writes Hamza Shaban in an article for The Verge. Reporting on the US Federal Trade Commission’s recent report, Shaban worries that the commission’s recommendations do not go far enough to protect consumers. Shaban’s main concern is not usual issue of potential government abuse of new technology, but rather the insidious creeping…

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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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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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The Internet of Things Is Wildly Insecure — And Often Unpatchable

The Internet of Things Is Wildly Insecure — And Often Unpatchable

We’re at a crisis point now with regard to the security of embedded systems, where computing is embedded into the hardware itself — as with the Internet of Things. These embedded computers are riddled with vulnerabilities, and there’s no good way to patch them. It’s not unlike what happened in the mid-1990s, when the insecurity of personal computers was reaching crisis levels. Software and operating systems were riddled with security vulnerabilities, and there was no…

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