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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Novatel buys Internet of Things firm for $25 million

Novatel buys Internet of Things firm for $25 million

Acquisition of Feeney Wireless will boost MiFi maker’s IoT footprint by: Mark Freeman 4.10.15 MiFi maker Novatel Wireless has acquired family-owned Internet of Things technology provider Feeney Wireless for $25 million in stock and cash – furthering the San Diego company’s strategy of bulking up though acquisitions. Novatel, which announced the deal last week, said the total purchase price could rise to $50 million over the next four years if Feeney hits financial targets. “This…

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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 long will it take for Internet of Things Hello Barbie to be hacked?

How long will it take for Internet of Things Hello Barbie to be hacked?

Watch out world, here comes Hello Barbie, an internet-connected smart Barbie. What could possibly go wrong? Network World | Feb 18, 2015 10:47 AM PT  Watch out world, here comes an internet-connected version of Barbie, complete with a wireless connection, microphone, speaker, advanced voice recognition capabilities, and a “customized cloud-based database of her owner’s likes and dislikes” so Barbie can have “real” back and forth conversations with her owner. Hello Barbie is expected to sell for $75 by…

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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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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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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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What the Internet of Things means for business app developers

What the Internet of Things means for business app developers

What the Internet of things means for business app developers business. Are you getting tired of hearing about the Internet of Things (IoT)? Well, get used to it because IoT is gaining steam as it moves from what has been a consumer focus to business adoption in 2015. And this crossover will radically change application developers should be thinking about IoT. According to a recent global survey of over 1,000 software developers conducted by Dimensional Research…

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Get your control freak on with stick-anywhere home sensors

Get your control freak on with stick-anywhere home sensors

Sense Mother and Motion Cookies are a flexible network of sensors you can put on anything from a toothbrush to a backpack. Feel better? The Internet of Thing will make remote monitoring possible. Mothers are responsible for the welfare of their children. This is something we assume is true and something that guides the behavior of women with kids. They are watchful. They are worried. They set boundaries: Go to bed at such-and-such hour. Eat…

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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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