Chris Wood: Google to measure air quality through Street

Google has teamed up with Aclima to incorporate environmental sensors into its Street View cars. Initially tested on three vehicles in the Denver metro area, the partnership should lead to a better understanding of overall air quality in urban environments.

Since its introduction back in 2007, Google's Street View platform has become a reliable and versatile tool. Quite aside from providing its 360-degree views from our roads, it's taken us underwater, across hiking trails and even to the top of mountains. The latest endeavor aims to deliver useful data on the air we breathe.

Steve Cox: The Internet of Things; The New Factor to Consider in IT Security

The technology industry is well known for its love of jargon or ‘buzzwords’, which often seem designed specifically to confuse rather than clarify.

Over the last couple of years the so-called ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) has been widely talked up but as is often the case the majority of by-standers remain largely unclear about what it really means.
It certainly has the potential to make a positive impact for businesses, their customers and for the general public.

Matt Asay: The Internet of things is not paying the rent

The Internet of things may be hot, hot, hot, according to the Valley, but it’s not paying the bills. In fact, less than 10 percent of IoT developers are making enough to support a reasonably sized team.

That’s one key takeaway from the latest VisionMobile Developer Economics report, released this week. It’s a sobering thought for the companies jumping into IoT as they chase IoT’s purported $11 trillion jack

Michael Liedtke: Will Internet of Things listen to your private conversations?

SAN FRANCISCO — Like a lot of teenagers, Aanya Nigam reflexively shares her whereabouts, activities and thoughts on Twitter, Instagram and other social networks without a qualm.

But Aanya's care-free attitude dissolved into paranoia a few months ago shortly after her mother bought Amazon's Echo, a digital assistant that can be set up in a home or office to listen for various requests, such as for a song, a sports score, the weather, or even a book to be read aloud.

Aaron Tilley: Microsoft Partners With Jasper To Up Its Game In The Internet Of Things

While Microsof is spending most of its time this week making sure the launch of Windows 10 goes as smoothly as possible, the Redmond software giant is also making moves into the Internet of Things.

On Thursday, Microsoft and startup Jasper announced a partnership to integrate their cloud-based software for customers hooking up everything from cars to oil rigs to vending machines.

Grant Gross: Trade groups tell Congress: Hands off IoT

The U.S. Congress should take a hands-off approach toward the burgeoning Internet of Things industry and let vendors figure out how to deal with privacy and security issues, representatives of four trade groups said.

The IoT industry offers great potential for growth and for innovative new products, but that growth "requires government restraint," Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association, told lawmakers Wednesday.

Gary Shapiro:What Congress could look like with the Internet of things

Imagine a “smart” Capitol Hill, where smart parking, driverless cars, and interactive dining and fitness areas make doing business much easier and better. 

It is 5:30 a.m., Congresswoman Smith checks into the Rayburn House gym via biometrics. Before she starts her workout, she records her health vitals at an intelligent-equipment station, which develops today’s personalized workout based on past performances.

Ashraf Eassa: Will Intel Corporation’s Internet of Things Group Deliver on Growth Expectations?

2015 is off to a slow start for Intel's Internet of Things group, but growth might reaccelerate in the second half.

Chip maker Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) is trying to find new avenues of growth as the market for personal computers declines. One market that Intel executives routinely cite as a growth vector for the company is its "Internet of Things" business.

Adrian Bridgwater: Google Internet of Things Eddystone 'Beacons', More Open Than Apple

Google has added another set of nuts and bolts to the mechanics of the Internet of Things (IoT) with the launch of its Eddystone technology. Named after the Eddystone Lighthouse off of the English coast in the county of Cornwall, Google’s Eddystone is an open source cross-platform Bluetooth LE (BLE) beacon format. Apple’s iBeacon technology for iPhones and other iOS devices, which sits in the same BLE space technically, is a comparatively closed platform.

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