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.

Peter Clarke: IoT Pioneer NEUL Takes More Money

Source: "Television white-space spectrum pioneer Neul Ltd. has closed an initial tranche of a $5 million Series B round of equity funding. The company did not reveal the names of its latest backers but said in a press release that it would use the money to develop its "network-as-a-service" to allow network operators to deliver Internet-of-Things services starting in 2014.  Read more about Peter Clarke: IoT Pioneer NEUL Takes More Money



Tom Quan: The Internet Of Things Grows Chip By Chip

Source: "Semiconductors are key to the Internet of Things, but the IoT is a new kind of challenge for the industry, requiring an unprecedented combination of high performance and high volume. The term “Internet of Things” (IoT) has been bandied about for some time now, and the range of “smart” applications that fall into this sprawling category is broad and growing.  Read more about Tom Quan: The Internet Of Things Grows Chip By Chip



Kashmir Hill: Shodan: “It’s scary that there are power plants connected to the Internet.”

Shodan’s been used to find webcams with security so low that you only needed to type an IP address into your browser to peer into people’s homes, security offices, hospital operating rooms, child care centers and drug dealer operations.  Read more about Kashmir Hill: Shodan: “It’s scary that there are power plants connected to the Internet.”



IDATE forecasts enormous growth of Internet of Things in new report

....15 billion things (machines, connected devices and objects) were connected to the Internet in 2012, up from 4 billion in 2010. According to Samuel Ropert, project leader of this report "In 2020, there will be 80 billion where IoO will represent 85% of the total IoT, ahead of communicating devices with 11% and M2M with only 4%."  Read more about IDATE forecasts enormous growth of Internet of Things in new report



Stacey Higginbotham:Why internet of things is a second chance to define trust and privacy



Source: "As we connect more things to the web and share more data, there hasn’t been a coherent effort to build trust and privacy into the internet of things. This is why a conversation I had with ARM’s CTO Mike Muller last month was so refreshing.  Read more about Stacey Higginbotham:Why internet of things is a second chance to define trust and privacy





Alan Reiter: Internet of Things Store Opens Its Doors

The store opened in late August by SmartThings, which received initial funding from aKickstarter crowdfunding project. The store sells its own home automation products for such applications as controlling lights, air conditioners, heaters, and appliances; unlocking doors; and transmitting various alerts if windows are opened or the dog has jumped on a couch. Read more about Alan Reiter: Internet of Things Store Opens Its Doors



Brian Clark Howard: How the "Internet of Things" May Change the World

Source: "This week, the Oxford English Dictionary added the phrase "Internet of things" to its hallowed pages, along with such neologisms as Bitcoin (a virtual currency), selfie (a self-portrait photo), twerk (a new dance move), and fauxhawk (a mohawk hairstyle achieved with gel and a comb).


Alexis Lloyds: If This Toaster Could Talk; Narratives in the age of the smart object

Source: "The cultural conversation about the Internet of things has tended toward a highly functionalist, utilitarian set of ideas: Connected objects can make smart homes a reality, where toasters will talk to alarm clocks so your toast is ready when you awaken, and fridges will know when you're out of yogurt.  Read more about Alexis Lloyds: If This Toaster Could Talk; Narratives in the age of the smart object



Martijn de Waal: Made by Us; smart cities

Martijn de Waal: I just wanted to take the opportunity to bring an event to your attention that we at The Mobile City are organizing together with The New Institute (formerly NAi) from the Netherlands, and CModa and the Shenzhen Biennale. We will be in Beijing during the Beijing Design Week, and in Shenzhen during the Biennale. Our program is called Made by Us and deals with the theme of smart cities.


Katerina Pramatari: From RFID to Internet of Things: 
Business Implications and Research Challenges

RFID has been a key motivating factor behind the vision of the "Internet of Things", considering that each object has a unique identity and virtual representation and the ability to interact with all other objects. This vision has brought forward many opportunities for new radical applications and developments.


Chris Yiu: The digital revolution is coming, and government is running out of places to hide.

The potential for revolution in the business of government is real. If Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple or any one of their competitors were redesigning the way government works, do you think you'd still be wading through paper forms to get your passport renewed? Or hanging on the phone for hours trying to book a hospital appointment? Read more about Chris Yiu: The digital revolution is coming, and government is running out of places to hide.



Will Dolton: Enabling the Internet of Things: Q&A with Libelium CEO Alicia Asin Read more

We are Internet of Things enablers. We provide a modular, horizontal and open source wireless sensor hardware platform that sends any sensor data, using any communication protocol to any information system. In other words, our Waspmote sensor device can be used for detecting free parking spots, to enhance wine quality... Read more about Will Dolton: Enabling the Internet of Things: Q&A with Libelium CEO Alicia Asin Read more



Mohana Ravindranath: Building the ‘Internet of things’

“We’ve got a handyman down the road who could have come in and fixed everything,” Hawkinson said.
The experience prompted him to begin work on a sensor capable of alerting his smartphone if something went awry again. That led him to imagine a product allowing a homeowner to remotely turn off lights, unlock doors or even send for a plumber."


Rick Robinson: The TI Sensor Kit and the Internet of Things

Source: "Be the first to comment! Share: 13 Tweet 0 Share 2 Share 0 15 The fast-growing “Internet of Things” has pulled mobile operating systems like Android into everything from thermostats to light fixtures. Because the OS is open-source and freely available, you don’t need to ask any big firm’s permission to use it. And thanks to a sensor kit from Texas Instruments, developers can now experiment with an endless range of products.  Read more about Rick Robinson: The TI Sensor Kit and the Internet of Things



Christopher Mims: Flutter: The wireless network with a mile-wide range that the “internet of things” could be built on

The result is an in-the-works project called Flutter. It’s what Taylor calls a “second network”—an alternative to Wi-Fi that can cover 100 times as great an area, with a range of 3,200 feet, using relatively little power, and is either the future of the way that all our connected devices... Read more about Christopher Mims: Flutter: The wireless network with a mile-wide range that the “internet of things” could be built on



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