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.
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
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.
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.
For about $40 you can turn yourself into a cyborg — at least in part.
Dangerous Things, which is an online biohacking store, has simplified the process of hacking the body by selling kits packed with the necessary supplies so that anyone can embed technology into their flesh.
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.
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.
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.
IoT Tech Expo will be arriving in London’s Olympia Central this December for two days of top level content and discussion, introducing and exploring the latest innovations in the Internet of Things arena.
Bringing together over 5,000 attendees including developers, operators, technology providers, innovators, evangelists, vendors and OEM’s; IoT Tech Expo is set to showcase the most cutting edge technologies from more than 100 exhibitors and provide insight from over 200 speakers sharing their unparalleled industry knowledge and real-life experiences.