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.

Chris Mellor: Internet of Things fridges? Pfft. So how does my milk carton know when it's empty?

Source: "In today's incredible Internet of Stuff Things world, the fridge is going to tell us we need to restock it with more milk and butter. What bunch of nutters thought this idea up? Let's take a patient walk through what a fridge would have to do to accomplish this, and then ask why it would be better than a fridge user's scan every time the fridge door is opened – and whether a regular weekly food shopper would want it, if we even get that far.


John P. Mello Jr.: Godzilla Foreshadows Trouble for Internet of Things



Source: "A San Francisco road sign warning of a "Godzilla Attack" may seem like a relatively harmless prank, but it's likely a sign of much worse things to come. Securing the Internet of Things requires a different mindset, suggested Cisco TRAC manager Seth Hanford, because there are "some very simple things which will not scale securely in a future of myriad embedded devices."The Internet of Things has come under attack by pranksters in recent days. The events could signal tumultuous things to come as


LaMetric – an IoT newcomer

LaMetric – an IoT newcomer. Hi! As an IoT company you should know how hard it's to build a hardware product. We created LaMetric. It's a hackable, stylish, real-time smart display which allows to receive and act on notifications, tasks, workout timers, business metrics, emails, news and more! Please spread the word about LaMetric Kickstarter campaign. Many thanks for your help!

LaMetric: "THE CUSTOMIZABLE SMART TICKER THAT SHOWS WHAT’S IMPORTANT TO YOU IN REAL-TIME Hackable, stylish, real-time smart display: receive and act Read more about LaMetric – an IoT newcomer



Doug Hill: Norbert Wiener and the Internet of Things

"A lot of the talk at the Wiener conference in Boston this month will be centered on the conviction that Wiener’s approach to information theory is finally coming into its own. Science and engineering are bursting today with examples of the sorts of convergences Wiener championed. The Maker movement and the Internet of Things represent the early stages of recognizing the increasingly fluid crossing of boundaries between hardware and software. (O’Reilly Media’s first “Solid” conference last month was dedicated Read more about Doug Hill: Norbert Wiener and the Internet of Things



Chris Neiger: China Is Dominating the Internet of Things

Source: „China is working on hundreds of 'smart cities'. While the US is still gearing up for the Internet of Things -- where formerly "dumb" devices and systems automatically communicate with each other -- China is already well on its way down the IoT path.
A recent report from the GSM Association shows that a massive collaboration between the Chinese government and national telecoms China Mobile (NYSE: CHL  ) , China Telecom (NYSE: CHA  ) and China Unicom (NYSE: CHU  ) has helped propel


Todd Douglas Taylor: Sensors and Citizens: Finding Balance in the New Urban Reality

Source: „You have a front row seat. Unfortunately it is the driver’s seat of your family car and a multi-vehicle accident just unfolded before your eyes. People are almost certainly injured. Traffic is backing up in all directions. As you take out your smartphone to report an emergency, you notice that first responders are already on the scene. Small aerial drones have honed in on your location and incident information is being streamed Read more about Todd Douglas Taylor: Sensors and Citizens: Finding Balance in the New Urban Reality



John Naughton: The Internet of Things: it's a really big deal

Source: „Get yourself connected: a webcam in the living room will be able to text you when the cat’s been sick on the sofa. Photograph: Peter Menzel/The Human Face of Big Data
Good morning! Or evening, if you happen to be reading this on the other side of the world. Our topic for today is the internet. What? You already know about the internet? No, no, I don't mean that internet, the boring old one you use to access YouTube and send Facebook updates, email and tweets and stuff. That's the internet of people


Sean Michael Kerner: AllSeen Internet of Things Alliance Expands

Source: „After six months of existence, the AllSeen Alliance is continuing to add members and grow the technology base for Internet of Things open specifications. Joe Speed, director of IoT for the AllSeen Alliance, told Enterprise Networking Planet that there has been a lot of interest in the AllSeen Alliance since it was established in December. Speed noted that the group has not been doing outbound solicitation. Instead, companies are approaching Read more about Sean Michael Kerner: AllSeen Internet of Things Alliance Expands



Angela Shah: Houston’s ChaiOne Sees a Role for the Internet of Things in Industry

Source:”Much of the discussion around the “Internet of Things” has focused on how such connectedness will impact our everyday lives as consumers. ChaiOne’s Gaurav Khandelwal has been focusing on how IoT, as it’s known, can make businesses processes more efficient.
Houston-based ChaiOne designs and develops mobile app platforms for large companies, and Khandelwal sees a big opportunity in bringing


Simon Micarone: E3: Connectedness reaches new level in gaming

Source: „One of the challenges in any live event experience is engagement. More specifically, it’s about engagement beyond the perimeter of a live experience. So, with this in mind, a key area of interest for me at E3 is how brands are building their brand experiences at the show. And, with so many big brands and big budgets in play, it would be fascinating to see what they come up with.  Due to the size and scale of E3, I’ve not seen everything just yet


Hannah Langston: Will the internet of things really impact everyday life?

Source: „There's no end of buzz around the internet of things at the moment, but will it really have an impact on everyday life?
There's no end of buzz around the so-called 'internet of things' at the moment. For the uninitiated, the term refers to device-to-device communications that don't require human input – connected cars could talk to one another to ascertain traffic conditions, for instance, or your fridge could tell your smartphone when you're running low on milk.


Emily Badger: What if your cell phone buzzed every time someone gave your congressman a ton of money?

Source: „....You'd make this possible: A smartphone app that pings you every time someone sends a big chunk of money to your congressman.
Sunlight has something like this in mind -- push notifications for campaign contributions. And, no doubt, enterprising political geeks would build such a thing, if only the data were available. Rosenberg


IEEE Begins Building Solid Foundation for the Internet of Things

“This is one of those rare watershed moments, where the world gets to witness the dawn of a new age of technology innovation. The growing intersection of smart technologies and high-speed communications will produce profound, positive changes in nearly every aspect of our daily lives,” said Oleg Logvinov, chair, IEEE P2413 WG; and director, special assignments, Industrial and Power Conversion Division, STMicroelectronics. “Smart cities, homes Read more about IEEE Begins Building Solid Foundation for the Internet of Things



Franck Le Gall: IoT week Hackfest HOT news !

The IoT Forum and the European research cluster on the Internet of Things (IERC) are pleased to invite IoT experts, designers, developers, entrepreneurs, and researchers to its first IoT Week Hackfest Serie. Participants will be offered with access to state of the art IoT infrastructure provided by leading European research projects and initiatives. In addition, participants will benefit from crash courses provided by the project engineers. 4 challenges will be presented: Connectivity Read more about Franck Le Gall: IoT week Hackfest HOT news !



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