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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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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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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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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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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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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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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