Google developing a new Android-based OS Brillo for Internet of Things #BRILLO OS

Looks like Google is shifting focus to those low-end power devices such as smart light bulbs or security cameras which come with as little as 64MB or 32MB worth of RAM. The company is reportedly working on a new software, under the Android brand, as the group developing the software is linked to the company’s Android unit.

Pamela Newenham: Summit to focus companies on aligning with Internet of Things

With the wearables market expected to be worth $20 billion by 2017, and connected home devices expected to reach $13 billion, the Internet of Things opportunity is immense.

But how can companies align their products and business strategies to the Internet of Things and capitalise on significant market opportunities? This will be among the topics discussed at the Silicon Valley Global Tech Summit, taking place in Dublin this week.

Rohit Panshikar: Google files patent for ‘creepy’ Internet-connected toys meant for smart houses

Google recently filed a patent for the kind of creepy toy that parents may not want around their kids even if it can be a useful way to keep an eye on them. According to the drawings submitted as part of the application, the toy may come in different forms such as a teddy bear or a rabbit. It will be fitted with various sensors as well as cameras, speakers, microphones and motors.

Likely to haunt the nightmares of kids and adults alike, the toy might run on the Brillo OS.

'Internet of Things, the next big thing'

Imparting knowledge:  Former IAS officer M N Vidyashankar speaks at Jnana Degula, organised by Deccan Herald and Prajavani in Bengaluru on Saturday. Hundreds of students looking to explore and chalk out their future academic and career paths, and their anxious parents, found succour at the Deccan Herald-Prajavani Jnana Degula, an Education Expo 2015, here on Saturday.

Anand Karwa: Google Brillo – An Internet Of Things OS That Runs on 32 MB RAM

Looks like every manufacturer is getting crazy about the Internet of Things (IoT) these days. Huawei had recently unveiled its 10 KB light IoT OS- LiteOS which can run on almost anything connected to the internet. And now, Google has revealed its plan to launch its own version of Internet of Things (IoT) OS dubbed Brillo, according to a report published on The Information.

Miranda Bruce: New Materialism - Framework for the IoT?

New Materialism - Framework for the IoT?
By Miranda Bruce

Most of the hype about the IoT—that it is the best and worst thing ever—is based around a fundamental assumption: that objects are essentially inert, and that it is our duty to make them the best they can be or be responsible for letting them become the worst (or allow the worst people to take control of them).

The IoT Week will organise its 2nd hackaton in June 2015 in Lisbon – the biggest one ever in Portugal.

The IoT Hackathon Lisbon will take place on the 16th-17th of June in the Pavilion III of the Centro de Congressos de Lisboa from 8AM to 8PM.
Thursday, 18th of June, the IoT solutions will be evaluated and there will be an award ceremony inside the scope of the IoT Week 2015 Lisbon.

IoT Hackathons are melting pots of hands-on innovation and excellence where the IoT tech wizards create the most magnificent IoT solutions.

Tina Amirtha: Meet Ether, the bitcoin-like cryptocurrency that could power the internet of things

At CES this past January, IBM researcher Veena Pureswaran described the company's joint plan with Samsung to get home appliances to exchange cryptocurrency with one another. The currency, called Ether, is similar to Bitcoin, except that the traded commodity isn’t directly related to a financial value. Instead, Ether’s value is computing power.

Simon Bisson: Beyond Arduino and Raspberry Pi: Maker boards bring home the Internet of things

Big vendors are infiltrating the maker movement, tapping its creative minds to build the Internet of things -- with ridiculously low-cost prototyping kits, cloud services, and dev environments

We’re all familiar with Arduino and Raspberry Pi, single-board computers that are helping build the growing Internet of things. Built around ARM-based microcontrollers, they’re low-cost, high-volume items that are easy to craft into prototype hardware, and with their easily addressable IO ports and sensors and actuators that are easy to connect to.

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