Smart Ageing Prize

A €50,000 Challenge Prize by the AAL Programme for the best innovation
in Internet-connected devices and technologies that will empower older adults to achieve the quality of life they aspire to, socially and independently

David Meyer: A French Company Is Serious About Invading the U.S. Internet of Thing

Sigfox’s sensor-friendly networks are coming to 100 U.S. cities.

France’s Sigfox, which deploys wireless communications networks that are specifically tailored to the so-called Internet of things, has accelerated its plans to roll out across the U.S.—taking on local players such as AT&T  T -0.28%  and Verizon  VZ 0.32%  as it does so.

Having previously said it would install networks in 10 U.S. cities to connect millions of sensors to the Internet, it has now upped that number to 100 cities by the end of this year.

Megan Crouse: Envisioning the Smart City of 2025 with the Internet of Things

Innovia Technology is working on using big data in a new way. In order to illustrate how the Internet of Things can be used to enable greener, more efficient cities, they’ve created an imagined “smart city” of connected “things.”

Innovia is an “innovation consultation” company, looking to help companies change the way they work using system-level planning, concept development, and technology roadmaps.

Allen Wirfs-Brock: How to Invent the Future

Alan Kay famously said “The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” But how do we go about inventing a future that isn’t a simple linear extrapolation of the present?

Kay and his colleagues at Xerox PARC did exactly that over the course of the 1970s and early 1980s. They invented and prototyped the key concepts of the Personal Computing Era. Concepts that were then realized in commercial products over the subsequent two decades.

Alex Davies: The self-driving car comes with a.. bookshelf

One of the most most exciting things about the coming age of autonomous driving is all the ways it will free designers from constraints like forward-facing seats, a steering wheel, and the need to pay attention. Connected car company Harman and automotive design firm Rinspeed explore this new freedom in the questionably named “Σtos” concept, envisioning what cars might look like when a human driver becomes a thing of the past.

Welcome to EuCNC 2016 | Athens, Greece | June 27-30

EuCNC 2016 is the 25th edition of a successful series of a technical conference in the field of telecommunications, sponsored by the European Commission.  The 2016 edition will be co-organized by the University of Piraeus and the Institute of Communications and Computer Systems (ICCS). Once again, this conference will be a cornerstone event for research in advanced networks and associated topics, with multiple exciting sessions, workshops, exhibitions/demonstrations, as well as an outstanding social program.

On 17 May, the Connected Cars Europe conference will bring together around 200 delegates for a dual policy and business discussion on building a regulatory environment for Europe's Connected Car sector

On 17 May, the Connected Cars Europe conference will bring together around 200 delegates for a dual policy and business discussion on building a regulatory environment for Europe's Connected Car sector that will ensure consumer demands are met while allowing innovation to flourish.

As at the recent Connected Cars USA conference, delegates will represent a broad range of key stakeholder groups, including policy makers and regulators, car manufacturers and suppliers, mobile operators and technology companies.

May 18/19 2016: The 7th Annual Internet of Things European Summit will take place at the Management Centre Europe in Brussels.

The 7th Annual Internet of Things European Summit will take place at the Management Centre Europe in Brussels. This 2-day summit will bring together over 200 delegates, including the key European policy makers and leading industry stakeholders.

Over the past 12 months we have seen a maturing of the Internet of Things. The role of IoT technologies as well as consumer expectations, and policy thinking, is evolving rapidly, and as a result we are entering a new era for IoT.

Jon Fingas: Microsoft buys a company enabling the Internet of Things

If it wasn't already evident that Microsoft is serious about becoming a big player in the Internet of Things, it is now. The tech pioneer has bought Solair, a company focused on Internet of Things services for businesses -- say, making sure that factory machines are running smoothly. Microsoft isn't divulging exact plans yet, but it expects to fold Solair's tech into Azure's IoT Suite. You may not witness the fruits of this acquisition first-hand, but don't be surprised if the gadgets you buy arrive sooner and with fewer flaws.

Aldo Calcante, Francesco M. Tangorra, Roberto Oberti: Analysis of electric energy consumption of automatic milking systems in different configurations and operative conditions

Automatic milking systems (AMS) have been a revolutionary innovation in dairy cow farming. Currently, more than 10,000 dairy cow farms worldwide use AMS to milk their cows. Electric consumption is one of the most relevant and uncontrollable operational cost of AMS, ranging between 35 and 40% of their total annual operational costs. The aim of the present study was to measure and analyze the electric energy consumption of 4 AMS with different configurations: single box, central unit featuring a central vacuum system for 1 cow unit and for 2 cow units. . 

Krystle Vermes: Florida High School Students Use RFID To Detect Guns Entering Buildings

At the Scheck Hillel Community Day School in Miami, Fla., three high school freshmen were recently assigned a capstone project in their STEM class that challenged them to use technology to solve a real-life problem. Esther Benasayag, Albert Wolak and Abraham Woldenberg looked to the headlines for inspiration, and they immediately recognized the issue of the day — school shootings.

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