SCDigest Editorial Staff: Implantable RFID Movement Seems to be Growing - Are You Ready for Your Chip?

Dangerous Things has Sold Thousands of Implant Kits, Saw Sales Rise 50% in 2015

In 2010, SCDigest ran a story about Amal Graafstra, a West coast technologist who had RFID chips implanted in each hand, which he used to do thing like open his garage door and turn on the lights and his computer with a simple wave. Graafstra even convinced his girlfriend at the time to get an implant in one hand. (See Are RFID Tagged Humans Closer than We Think?)

Breana Noble: Business heads urge partnering for ‘internet of things’

Business leaders in Michigan discussed the need for partnerships and collaboration in the age of the “internet of things” Wednesday at the 2016 Mackinac Policy Conference.

ThoughtFull Design Principal Tom DeVries led discussion among Rick DeVos, Start Garden founder and CEO; Rubert Huber, vice president for innovation and ventures of Faurecia; JR Automation CEO Bryan Johnson; and Brian Steketee, Modustri CEO and founder. They agreed that the internet of things provides an opportunity for Michigan businesses to work together and for policy to encourage that collaboration.

The Fiware Association wishes the Fiware Foundation a bright future and shuts down its activities

The open source platform FIWARE — which, to date, has released 42 standardized software components aimed at helping enterprises and start-ups build the next generation of smart applications and services for cities, industries, eHealth or agribusiness sectors — announced during the last edition of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona the creation of the FIWARE Foundation. source

It has arrived.

Giulio Coraggio: Top takeaways from IoTItaly event on IoT business models

The event of IoTItaly on the models of business of the Internet of Things was a very encouraging success and sets a solid basis for the future of the IoT in Italy. On 31 May 2016, the event organized by the Italian association on the Internet of Things, IoTItaly, named ‘Meet IoT: New business models’ took place at Microsoft headquarter in Milan. Over a hundred people attended the event, 350+ watched it live in streaming and other people are still living the event through its recording that is available here.

SAREF is a new standard for smart appliances in smart homes

Buildings and Smart Homes should be a key component in the electricity energy system, using website platforms and apps, which allow monitoring energy consumption of different devices into the Smart home and providing the customers information about how much energy they are using in real-time, from anywhere, this will facilitate, demand-response mechanism, to reduce peak demand and enhanced flexibility in electricity distribution grids, providing substantial benefits to all stakeholders.

NEWS RELEASE: SIGFOX and Atari® Announce Partnership to Develop Atari-branded Connected Devices Using SIGFOX’s Global IoT Network

NEW YORK and LABÈGE, France, – May 31, 2016 – Atari®, one of the world's most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment, and SIGFOX, the world’s leading provider of dedicated communications service for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced a global partnership to develop a line of new connected devices based on Atari’s iconic brand.
 

Bob Latta, Peter Welch:The Internet of Things has the potential to be the engine that powers our economy for decades to come

From refrigerators that notify you when you’re out of milk, to agriculture sensors that give a farmer minute by minute updates on their field and crops, to cars that sense the need to slow down for pedestrians – there are many emerging markets within our digital ecosystem known as the Internet of Things.

David Curry: Are telecoms being overlooked in smart city deployments?

Communications and networking might be overlooked by smart cities, missing out on the potential capabilities of partnering with telecoms to build “heterogeneous networks” that deliver service to multiple platforms.

The Global Mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) claims — in its latest report titled “The Central Role of Telecoms in the Smart City” — that emerging technologies like the Internet of Things and big data require a new relationship between authorities, service providers, and the telecoms, which GSA is starting to see on some smart city projects.

Mike Wheatley: The 5 biggest markets the IoT is poised to disrupt

Few disagree that the Internet of Things is accelerating at rapid speed. Gartner Inc. predicts there’ll be more than 25 billion connected devices in the world by 2020, generating revenues of more than $300 billion for those who catch the wave. But even with this massive amount of growth being forecast, most enterprises fail to understand the opportunity and are not invested in the IoT. Consulting firm Bain & Company Inc. believes a big reason for this is that the definition of the “Internet of Things” is still being misrepresented.

Deborah Cobin: Should we fear the Internet of Things?

The IoT is a concept that proposes a wide variety of devices to be connected with each other.

The Connected Conference that took place in Paris introduced us to a palpable image of what the Internet of Things really is and how it will look like in our lives. The high-tech home that the organizers built for the attendees was as frightening as it was innovative. However, people are still skeptical when it comes to this new concept of living.

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