The coolest gadgets from The Internet of Things

The coolest gadgets from The Internet of Things

The Internet of Things makes everyday appliances and objects smarter and more efficient Technology trends and news by Steven Loeb February 8, 2013 After the Consumer Electronics Show in January, there was a lot of buzz about  a new, very fast growing, and potentially very profitable, space that had broken out called The Internet of Things. This is a category that General Electric wrote could be worth $10 to 15 trillion by 2030. One that a survey from Zebra…

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Product Design and The Internet of Things

Product Design and The Internet of Things

5 Ways Product Design Needs to Evolve for the Internet of Things Paul Daugherty Prith Banerjee Allan Alter NOVEMBER 14, 2014 What does product design mean when products are no longer just physical goods? That’s the difficult question facing designers today. When machines are both connected and intelligent, they become a hybrid of products and services. Examples include pumps that anticipate when they will stop working, elevator banks that cut wait times by knowing where riders…

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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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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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The 8 Cool New Tricks Your Nest Can Do

The 8 Cool New Tricks Your Nest Can Do

Nest Developer Program Goes Live on the Internet of Things. Late last night, Nest announced its Developer Program: An initiative that’s going to allow more than 5,000 developers to tinker and build new Nest functionality. To kick things off, it’s launching with a handful of partner-enabled features, from your Benz telling your thermostat when you get close to home to your LIFX bulbs flashing red if Protect detects smoke. Keep in mind, this is just…

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LittleBits Now Lets You Build Your Own DIY Smart Home

LittleBits Now Lets You Build Your Own DIY Smart Home

Now anyone can build a cloud bit that allows them to connect to the Internet of Things. We’ve known and loved littleBits for some time, and now, they just got a lot more useful with the introduction of cloudBit. CloudBit is a module, a.k.a. bit, that brings internet connectivity to anything. With the rest of the littleBit library, you can now effectively create your own internet of things, no fancy Google products necessary. It’s an…

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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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We finally know what comes after the smartphone

We finally know what comes after the smartphone

I’m very sorry, but you have to learn two new technology acronyms today: IoT and ADAS. Neither is elegant, both are important. Yesterday was “CES Day Zero,” otherwise known as press day. It’s when all the major tech companies presenting at the show make their big keynote presentations and unveil the product lineups for the next months — if not the entire year. The CEOs of LG, Samsung, Panasonic, Sony, and Mercedes strode across their…

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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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