Mohana Ravindranath: Senators urge GAO to study Internet of Things

A bipartisan group of senators that has been urging lawmakers to pay more attention to the Internet of Things is now pushing the Government Accountability Office to study the phenomenon.

Sens. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, Deb Fischer, R-Neb., Cory Booker, D-N.J., and Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., this week co-signed a letter to Comptroller General Gene Dodaro, requesting a GAO study on the Internet of Things -- a term for a network of mobile devices, sensors and other technology.

Internet of Things: You'll Never Guess What General Electric Has in Store

General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) may be an industrial giant, but it's always had a gaping hole in its competitive advantage: it has left user-friendly innovation to others. But with the Internet of things upon us, General Electric is reinventing its products in ways few of us have ever thought of. Here's what you need to know.

Richard Waters: Technology conceives the inconceivable

A funny thing happened on the way to the internet of things. Many of the “things” got a mind of their own. They also started to be produced in surprising new ways, often at much lower cost, and mutate into forms few anticipated.

Technology revolutions have a habit of unfolding in unexpected ways. The more foundational the underlying change, the harder it is to anticipate where it will eventually lead. Yes, the internal combustion engine brought cars and car companies but it also brought booming suburbs, hypermarkets and road rage.

AIT Alliance to Host AIT in DoD Symposium 2015

Cranberry Township, PA |June 25, 2015 -- AIM North America (AIM NA), the Association for Automatic Identification and Mobility in North America, along with its AIT Alliance, announced today details for AIT in DoD Symposium 2015. The event, scheduled for September 15thin the metro Washington, D. C. area, marks the second annual gathering of government leaders, business executives and academics within the automatic identification technology (AIT) industry.

The Third Annual Internet of Things Global Summit, October 26 -27, Washington DC

This year's Internet of Things Global Summit follows the recent approval of the bipartisan IoT resolution, together with the launch of the Congressional Caucus on IoT earlier this year. The summit will be taking place on October 26 & 27 at the iconic National Press Club in Washington D.C, and will once again bring together the leading representatives from the different IoT stakeholder communities.

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IoT Scenarios

To really understand the Internet of Things (IoT) requires application, implementation, and execution in the real world. IEEE IoT recently launched a program to provide the IoT community an interactive platform on which to engage with use cases, service descriptions, business models, and reference implementations that will be key to developing a vibrant IoT industry. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to contribute to the IoT cause, as well as get excellent exposure for your projects and ideas.

Carrie Ghose: A Columbus entrepreneur aims to solve the Internet of Things' power problem

A Columbus entrepreneur aims to fix the huge power problem standing in the way of the Internet of Things.

AwareAbility LLC aims to deploy self-powered, data-streaming sensors with its first client by year’s end, founder and CEO Jeff Becker said. Business applications include detecting traffic on private roads, monitoring temperature in commercial refrigeration units, signaling when containers need emptying or tracking the position and use of hospital equipment.

Janna Anderson and Lee Rainie: The Internet of Things Will Thrive by 2025

The vast majority of respondents to the 2014 Future of the Internet canvassing agree that the expanding networking of everything and everyone—the growth of the Internet of Things and embedded and wearable devices—will have widespread and beneficial effects by 2025. They say the opportunities and challenges resulting from amplified connectivity will influence nearly everything, nearly everyone, nearly everywhere.

Jack Palmer: “We have 20 million cars out there that we know nothing about!”

These were the apprehensive words of Nissan’s New Business Development Consultant at a recent dinner held by TU-Automotive.  We brought together experts to discuss the data insights that OEMs are currently obtaining.
Harnessing data from the connected car is clearly in its infancy but it is already being used to assess drivers’ interaction with the car and power new business processes.
Opportunities are plentiful but privacy and security concerns mean everyone from the consumer to senior managers of OEMs still need convincing of the worth of the proposition.

Jack Clemens: Bad Advice for Strangers: The Internet of things

More things around the home are going to be connected to the internet in the next decade. Google recently created a programming language specifically for intimate objects like refrigerators, trash cans and politicians.

It’s going to get weird. That much we know. Where does it end? We don’t know. But your toaster may be able to post comments to your Facebook feed such as “Ahem” under that picture of you eating brunch at Kerby Lane.


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