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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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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The rise of IoT data and the death of politics

The rise of IoT data and the death of politics

Government by social network? US president Barack Obama with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. The Internet of Things brings big data into the focus. Evgeny Morozov On 24 August 1965 Gloria Placente, a 34-year-old resident of Queens, New York, was driving to Orchard Beach in the Bronx. Clad in shorts and sunglasses, the housewife was looking forward to quiet time at the beach. But the moment she crossed the Willis Avenue bridge in her Chevrolet Corvair,…

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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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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 IoT service opportunity – The Next Business 3.0

The IoT service opportunity – The Next Business 3.0

The internet of things (IoT) is a powerful, unstoppable, world-changing force. Analysts predict that 20 billion to 30 billion “things” will be connected to the internet by 2020. As such, launching an IoT business is quickly becoming an imperative across industries and around the world. Most companies have websites. If they didn’t, we’d question their viability. Fast forward 15 years from now, and we’ll be even more shocked when we hear of companies operating outside…

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