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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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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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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IoT Incubator Breed Reply Backs Smart Home Security Device Cocoon

IoT Incubator Breed Reply Backs Smart Home Security Device Cocoon

Breed Reply, the London-based Internet of Things (IoT) incubator run by Italian publicly listed Reply, has announced that it’s backed three new startups in the smart home, health and energy sectors: Cocoon, the UK smart home security startup; BrainControl, an Italian startup that has developed an assistive technology to let disabled people control a computer with brainwaves; and Netherlands’ Greeniant, which provides analytics for smart meters. In total, this amounts to an investment of just…

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Tech Outlook: The Next Industrial Revolution

Tech Outlook: The Next Industrial Revolution

The future belongs to the machines. More than one billion smartphones will be shipped this year, and several million smartwatches and fitness monitors of various sorts will be worn. But if predictions about the so-called Internet of Things are right, the number of unmanned computing devices that populate the world, connected over wired and wireless networks, eventually will dwarf the number of devices that people carry around with them. Market research from Gartner predicts that…

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As Objects Go Online Via The Internet Of Things

As Objects Go Online Via The Internet Of Things

The Promise (and Pitfalls) of the Internet of Things By Neil Gershenfeld and JP Vasseur Since 1969, when the first bit of data was transmitted over what would come to be known as the Internet, that global network has evolved from linking mainframe computers to connecting personal computers and now mobile devices. By 2010, the number of computers on the Internet had surpassed the number of people on earth. Yet that impressive growth is about…

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