The Internet of Things (IoT) is a vision. It is being built today. The stakeholders are known, the debate has yet to start. In hundreds of years our real needs have not changed. We want to be loved, feel safe, have fun, be relevant in work and friendship, be able to support our families and somehow play a role - however small - in the larger scheme of things. So what will really happen when things, homes and cities become smart? The result will probably be an tsunami of what at first looks like very small steps, small changes. The purpose of Council is to follow and  forecast what will happen when smart objects surround us in smart homes, offices, streets, and cities.

Puneet Pandit: Humans, Machine Data Blurred: How the Internet of Things Will Change Work

Source: "The Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming the way we work, live and play. In fact, IDC estimates that in 2020 there will be 26 times more connected things than people. And earlier this year, Wikibon forecasted that $154 billion will be spent on the “Industrial Internet” in 2020. Today IoT is affecting our day-to-day interaction with “things” around us, and even opens the door of possibilities for a more Read more about Puneet Pandit: Humans, Machine Data Blurred: How the Internet of Things Will Change Work



EU-US IoT Architecture discussion - also on open source and fair IoT

iCore (Abdur Rahim, project manager) in cooperation with Michael Koster (Open Source IoT, USA) and R. Venkatesha Prasad (Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, iCore partner) is organising a half day tutorial on “Internet of Thing (IoT) Paradigm in Consumer Applications” at CCNC 2014 conference, 10-13 January, 2014 .
The tutorial is co-funded by EU FP7 IoT project iCore as well as Open Source IoT. Read more about EU-US IoT Architecture discussion - also on open source and fair IoT



Derek C. Slater: Internet of Things, Botnet edition

Source: "Is a "Botnet of Things" the inescapable corollary to the Internet of Things? Joe Stanganelli suspects it will be. Writing for Enterprise Networking Planet, Stanganelli points out the steady drip of hacks (real or theoretical) against a plethora of newly networked devices: baby monitors, cars and pacemakers. Stuxnet (belatedly) brought the security of industrial control systems into the public eye; these lower-profile events should help keep it there. A good old-fashioned botnet created... Read more about Derek C. Slater: Internet of Things, Botnet edition



M2M Hackfest, London, November 26 & 27

Source: " The two-day Enterprise Machine to Machine (M2M) Hackfest will challenge developers, IT professionals and mobility experts to create innovative enterprise solutions using both hardware and software M2M technology (Internet of Things, Web of Things, Ubiquitous Computing, Ambient Intelligence, Haptic Technology, etc.) over a furious two-day Hackfest. Two sessions. Two days. Loads of SDK's and API's. Equipment demos. Expert collaboration and advice." Read more about M2M Hackfest, London, November 26 & 27



The Internet of Things: Investing in Future Technologies, London, Nov 28 2013

This Internet of Things forum will centre on the latest developments and opportunities arising from the advancements in machine to machine communication. It will explore and examine how to reach the correct level of investment and policies needed to create the best environment for the research and development of the Internet of Things. Delegates will hear from key policy makers, stakeholders and leading practitioners in the field." Read more about The Internet of Things: Investing in Future Technologies, London, Nov 28 2013



Being social with espresso and Internet of Things: Cupflow

Source: "Among the latest wave of smart connected devices pushing the frontier of “The Internet of Things,” Cupflow is a unique user experience that facilitates social interactions between people and drink dispensing machines. With Cupflow’s pioneering smart interfacing technology, a customer can scan a 2D barcode on the machine with their smartphone, login to Facebook, receive their beverage, and share their experience with their network of family and friends. Read more about Being social with espresso and Internet of Things: Cupflow



Barb Darrow: ...and the importance of white space

Source: "...White space spectrum comprises the unused airwaves between TV channels that could be used for wireless and even mobile broadband connections. That is incredibly valuable commodity — a game-changer, said Papas. “Unlicensed spectrum … has an incredibly disruptive potential.

There are huge battles going on to determine the future of mobile networks and they all depend on how we regulate that spectrum,” he said. Read more about Barb Darrow: ...and the importance of white space



James Holloway: RFID be gone: Why you might soon be 3D printing the Internet of Things

Source: "Fundamental to the Internet of Things is the idea that objects must be uniquely identifiable. RFID chips are perfect for assigning objects a digital fingerprint, at least so far as traditional manufacturing goes. But with the rise of 3D printing, incorporating an RFID chip into your object means interrupting the printing process. Now, scientists have come up with a way to 3D print a unique tag, Read more about James Holloway: RFID be gone: Why you might soon be 3D printing the Internet of Things



Foreword to the IoT-A Newsletter 7 by Thibaut Kleiner

From the Internet of Things, to M2M to the Internet of People to the Internet of Everything, there are currently a number of narratives trying to describe how emerging connected technologies can and will transform our lives.  The prospects are not distant any more. Very soon, there will be more connected objects than mobile phones, for instance. And we already start seeing applications being rolled out, from tracking well-being devices to sensors. But there are still a number of key questions ahead. Read more about Foreword to the IoT-A Newsletter 7 by Thibaut Kleiner



John Fontana: Identity weaving itself into Internet of Things foundation

In order to query or connect to any "thing" that thing will have to possess an identity of some sort. A smartphone has relevance as a device, but its value skyrockets when it is identified as yours and gets even better when it can be associated with your other "things." An HVAC provides an even indoor temperature but it needs to identify itself to participate in an ecosystem of "things."...Identity helps form relationships between things, such as pieces of equipment on a shop floor, or a sensor and a device. Read more about John Fontana: Identity weaving itself into Internet of Things foundation



Pranjal Kshirsagar: The Internet of things: Why this is the next big tech revolution

The possibilities that this concept holds are endless. It can mean transformation for businesses when it comes to logistics and supply chain systems. Plants and factories in remote locations can run without any human interaction.

Consumer products will be able to send usage data reports back to manufacturers and in turn lead to better product design and creating more targeted marketing strategies. Read more about Pranjal Kshirsagar: The Internet of things: Why this is the next big tech revolution



Near Now Fellowship: impact of technology in everyday life.

Source: "Broadway is proud to announce a new national scheme to support the artistic and professional development of UK-based practitioners across art, design, technology and education disciplines through a 15 month Fellowship with Near Now.

Near Now is Broadway's commissioning and artist development programme, working closely with artists and designers to produce and present playful projects that critically explore the place and impact of technology in everyday life. Read more about Near Now Fellowship: impact of technology in everyday life.



Rachel King: ARM study: The Internet of Things is real. It's here. Act now.

Source: "Introduced amid an invite-only discussion on Monday morning, the processor maker has backed a new report that declares, quite simply, "The Internet of Things is an idea whose time has finally come." In fact, the topic appears to be more relevant than just debate fodder as researchers found that more than two-thirds of businesses are either in the process of incorporating Internet of Things practices if they haven't already implemented them. Read more about Rachel King: ARM study: The Internet of Things is real. It's here. Act now.



Rob van Kranenburg: Internet of Things and the horizons of bio and nano, and Denisa Kera

The Internet of Things is the highway that will bring in the next horizons of nano and bio technology not as new trends or thin strands alongside the developments, but it will ‘eat’ them so that the mobile health patches in your t-shirt become slightly more organic and any component in any RFID enabled application or sensor based architecture even more small and smaller. Read more about Rob van Kranenburg: Internet of Things and the horizons of bio and nano, and Denisa Kera



LX Group: Wearable computing and the Internet of Things

Wearable computing devices potentially offer much greater consistency in human-computer interaction by ensuring constant access to the computer, and constant connectivity without a computing device being used intermittently in the midst of other activities.
The new Google Glass is a contemporary example of wearable computing. Representing an advanced, sleek, beautifully designed head-mounted wearable computer with a display suitable Read more about LX Group: Wearable computing and the Internet of Things



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