The Internet of Things (IoT) is a vision. It is being built today. The stakeholders are known, the debate has yet to start. In hundreds of years our real needs have not changed. We want to be loved, feel safe, have fun, be relevant in work and friendship, be able to support our families and somehow play a role - however small - in the larger scheme of things. So what will really happen when things, homes and cities become smart? The result will probably be an tsunami of what at first looks like very small steps, small changes. The purpose of Council is to follow and  forecast what will happen when smart objects surround us in smart homes, offices, streets, and cities.

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Manu Jeevan: Interview with Andrew Hudson – From smart data to smart cities

01/09/2015 - 19:56
Can you tell us a little about yourself and what you do? I am the Director of The Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) at University College London and Professor of Digital Urban Systems. CASA is a unique lab – it is almost an entire University in a single space, with postdocs...

Snoopers’ Charter will cause extreme rise in business costs, say UK IT professionals

01/09/2015 - 19:32
London, 1st September 2015 – The UK Government’s Investigatory Powers Bill, dubbed ‘Snoopers’ Charter’ by critics, has already been met with contention from tech giants, Google, Facebook and Microsoft, who have stressed they will not voluntarily co-operate with it. And...

Catherine Clifford: The Future of the Internet of Things Will Be 'Notification Hell' Before It Gets Better

01/09/2015 - 19:10
Right now, the Internet of Things (IoT) is primarily the realm of futuristic-minded early tech adopters. Think of the pioneers who use Google Glass to snap pictures, Nest to control their home temperature or turn to their smartphone to dim the...

Bill Cromwell: The internet of things, demystified

01/09/2015 - 19:07
Last week Ralph Lauren rolled out a new shirt that uses built-in sensors to track your heart rate, energy output, stress levels and calories burned. The shirt can send that information to your iPhone or other connected device, which will use it to analyze what more you could be doing for your health, such as eating more green smoothies and fewer...

Daniel Nazer: Stupid Patent of the Month: A Drink Mixer Attacks the Internet of Things

01/09/2015 - 19:04
Imagine if the inventor of the Segway claimed to own “any thing that moves in response to human commands.” Or if the inventor of the telegraph applied for a patent covering any use of electric current for communication. Absurdly overbroad claims like these would not be allowed, right?...

Beginners' guide to the Internet of Things

31/08/2015 - 17:59
If you haven't the foggiest notion what the Internet of Things is all about, here are the answers to some obvious questions: What exactly is the Internet of Things?    Basically it's any 'thing' connected to the internet. Not long ago that was computers and computers alone. Now, of course, wi-fi has allowed mobile phones to be almost...

Didier Manning: Putting people at the heart of the city

31/08/2015 - 15:19
As the Global Program Manager for Smart Cities at the Bosch Group, I have talked to many city representatives and stakeholders in recent years. I’m surprised to see that in many places, city planning is still done the way it was several decades ago: planners go to the traditional city departments such as urban planning, councils, economic...

Michael Krigsman: Formula 1 racing: Sensors, data, speed, and the Internet of Things

30/08/2015 - 11:04
The Internet of Things (IoT) is all about collecting, aggregating, and analyzing data from devices and sensors. And Formula 1 race cars are among the most interesting of those "things." A quick look at the Formula 1 technology site presents the latest technical developments used in...

Michelle Dade: New Report Identifies Tech as infrastructure’s tipping point

30/08/2015 - 10:59
The innovative power of 3D printing, commercial drones, self-driving vehicles, electricity storage, and the Internet of Things are pushing the North American infrastructure market toward a tipping point, according to the latest study by the nation’s preeminent infrastructure advisory...

Lindsey O'Donnell: 8 Internet Of Things Products That Kind Of Made Us Laugh

30/08/2015 - 10:54
With the rise of wearables and other connected devices, there has been widespread buzz about the Internet of Things and how this new concept could change the face of the technology world. Analysts and leading market vendors hail the Internet of Things, or IoT, as an efficient way of enhancing...

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