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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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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Quirky Wants To Win the Smart Home Wars With This $50 Hub

Quirky Wants To Win the Smart Home Wars With This $50 Hub

50$ allows an average home owner the ability to connect to The Internet of Things. Smart homes sound awesome. The idea sounded awesome 15 years ago, when Microsoft teased some of their ideas in a concept video, and it sounded awesome when Apple announced HomeKit last month. But do you know anybody that actually lives in a smart home and reaps all that awesomeness? Probably not. And Quirky wants to change that. This week, Quirky…

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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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The 21 Coolest ‘Internet of Things’ Gadgets You Will Want Today

The 21 Coolest ‘Internet of Things’ Gadgets You Will Want Today

I love gadgets and I am fascinated by connecting devices through the Internet of Things. I always keep a close eye on the latest developments and felt it was time to take stock and give you my list of the 21 coolest Internet of Things gadgets. Some are available already, some are coming soon, and a few are just prototypes that will probably turn into something real in the next few years. Sen.se Mother Don’t…

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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’s HomeKit Is a Step Towards the IoT.

Apple’s HomeKit Is a Step Towards the IoT.

Apple HomeKit release date rumours: Apple’s system for controlling gadgets in your home coming this spring With HomeKit and iOS 8, Apple has promised to bring the Internet Of Things (IoT) and home automation to iOS. But when is HomeKit coming out? We can already buy home automation devices, but when will you be able to buy HomeKit devices for iPhone and iPad? Here’s our HomeKit release date and rumours article. by Lou Hattersley | 26 Jan 15…

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