Samsung Electronics and SK Telecom just announced plans to build a nationwide network in South Korea to connect the intelligent devices required for the smart cities of the future. It’s hailing the new LoRaWAN-based network as the world’s first for commercial use (although KPN in The Netherlands says it will also have a nationwide network available by June, and Swisscom is deploying its national network this year as well). These are in addition to several community-based networks already taking root around the world.
Nokia’s history as the world’s biggest mobile phone maker is becoming a distant memory, but it’s not out of the gadget business just yet. To build out its health technology business, the company today announced that it has acquired Withings, makers of smart scales, activity trackers, and other health gadgets. Withings is based out of France, and with Nokia in Finland, the transaction was in euros: €170 million to be exact, or around $192 million in U.S. dollars.
I was in San Francisco recently, attending the Internet of Things World Expo and drooling over connected cars. Then I came home, and on my first day back, Google had the temerity to hold its annual developer conference, Google I/O. I watched the live stream so you didn’t have to.
Google had to do something to stop Facebook from steamrolling over its search-based advertising model, especially on mobile, and the company didn’t disappoint. This year’s Google I/O was completely different from every one before, from the venue to the products shown.
Companies seeking to engage in data collection for the IoT would be well served by remembering such simple technological solutions as RFID. RFID stands for Radio Frequency Identification. It’s a technology that uses radio waves to write or read information stored on a “tag”. A tag consists of a chip and an antenna, which can come in many forms.
Capture Technologies, a technology company that provides on-site tools and services to tradeshows and events, started in 2000, specializes in creating RFID-enabled badges and also onsite assistance.
The FedCSIS 2016 Federated Conference invites submissions of POSITION PAPERS to its respective events. Position papers must not exceed 8 pages and they should relate to an ongoing research or experience. Position papers will be presented by the authors alongside regular papers. Position papers may be also submitted as DEMO PAPERS and presented as demonstrations of software tools and products. They should describe non-for-profit software tools in a prototype-, alpha-, or beta-version.
From 31st of March 2018 onwards every certified car for the European market must be equipped with the eCall-system. This is an ICT-system, embedded with GSM and satellite technology, which automatically transmits vital data from the car to an emergency centre in case of an accident. The mandatory installation of eCall introduces great challenges to the right to privacy. The aim of this paper is to illustrate through these challenges why the Commission has fallen short in adequately addressing these challenges throughout the legislative process.
The major objective of the Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development is to bring systematic changes and development processes into the urban community in Sri Lanka, which will ensure inhabitants of urban areas become part of socio-economic development while maintaining high quality of life, Siemens said in a BSE filing.
Local or hyper-local, Technagara, a new tech platform for urban India, lets you choose. While Technagara can work for any city (126 at present), what is more significant is that the platform can work across scales – from a pan-city level to a community level.
Most of the innovation on the so-called Internet of Things is locked up in patents held by the companies that make the innards of sensors, routers, and other devices, according to a study by LexInnova, a consultancy.
The study finds that the companies with the greatest number of IoT patents globally are the chip-makers Qualcomm and Intel, followed by Chinese network-gear maker ZTE.
An IoT exhibition at the ASE Group's booth at last year's Computex. Taipei, May 22 (CNA) The "Internet of Things (IoT)," which connects various objects online, will again be a highlight of this year's Computex Taipei, with companies such as Microsoft Corp. showcasing products in the field, according to exhibitors.
Apart from Windows 10 and related products and services, Microsoft said it will showcase devices jointly developed with partners in Taiwan and applications of IoT technology in the retail sector.
The workplace of tomorrow is going to place far different demands on us. Human to human interaction will have the highest value of all. No matter how you talk to someone, you want to be heard clearly and free from interference and background noise – and vice versa. Hence my initial reference to ‘moving to the edge’.