'Internet of Things, the next big thing'

Imparting knowledge:  Former IAS officer M N Vidyashankar speaks at Jnana Degula, organised by Deccan Herald and Prajavani in Bengaluru on Saturday. Hundreds of students looking to explore and chalk out their future academic and career paths, and their anxious parents, found succour at the Deccan Herald-Prajavani Jnana Degula, an Education Expo 2015, here on Saturday.

Anand Karwa: Google Brillo – An Internet Of Things OS That Runs on 32 MB RAM

Looks like every manufacturer is getting crazy about the Internet of Things (IoT) these days. Huawei had recently unveiled its 10 KB light IoT OS- LiteOS which can run on almost anything connected to the internet. And now, Google has revealed its plan to launch its own version of Internet of Things (IoT) OS dubbed Brillo, according to a report published on The Information.

Miranda Bruce: New Materialism - Framework for the IoT?

New Materialism - Framework for the IoT?
By Miranda Bruce

Most of the hype about the IoT—that it is the best and worst thing ever—is based around a fundamental assumption: that objects are essentially inert, and that it is our duty to make them the best they can be or be responsible for letting them become the worst (or allow the worst people to take control of them).

The IoT Week will organise its 2nd hackaton in June 2015 in Lisbon – the biggest one ever in Portugal.

The IoT Hackathon Lisbon will take place on the 16th-17th of June in the Pavilion III of the Centro de Congressos de Lisboa from 8AM to 8PM.
Thursday, 18th of June, the IoT solutions will be evaluated and there will be an award ceremony inside the scope of the IoT Week 2015 Lisbon.

IoT Hackathons are melting pots of hands-on innovation and excellence where the IoT tech wizards create the most magnificent IoT solutions.

Tina Amirtha: Meet Ether, the bitcoin-like cryptocurrency that could power the internet of things

At CES this past January, IBM researcher Veena Pureswaran described the company's joint plan with Samsung to get home appliances to exchange cryptocurrency with one another. The currency, called Ether, is similar to Bitcoin, except that the traded commodity isn’t directly related to a financial value. Instead, Ether’s value is computing power.

Simon Bisson: Beyond Arduino and Raspberry Pi: Maker boards bring home the Internet of things

Big vendors are infiltrating the maker movement, tapping its creative minds to build the Internet of things -- with ridiculously low-cost prototyping kits, cloud services, and dev environments

We’re all familiar with Arduino and Raspberry Pi, single-board computers that are helping build the growing Internet of things. Built around ARM-based microcontrollers, they’re low-cost, high-volume items that are easy to craft into prototype hardware, and with their easily addressable IO ports and sensors and actuators that are easy to connect to.

Alex Scroxton: Huawei launches SDN operating system for Internet of Things

Huawei has unveiled what it claims is the world’s first software-defined agile Internet of Things (IoT) solution, at its Network Congress 2015 in Beijing.

The Chinese supplier said it will enable objects to connect to the internet and communicate with one another while allowing network management and maintenance. Agile IoT consists of an IoT operating system (OS), LiteOS; Agile IoT gateways; and an Agile Controller.

Pedro Hernandez: Internet of Things Market to Expand 19% in 2015: IDC

Retailers are banking on Internet of Things technologies to catch shoppers' eyes and ultimately increase sales.

International Data Corporation (IDC), an IT analyst firm, forecasts that the market for IoT solutions will grow by 19 percent in 2015. Leading this increased demand is digital signage as retail stores seek new ways to keep their cash registers ringing.

Jack Palmer: I think you'd be very interested in the 2 videos that I've sent through on the future of auto mobility.

The first clip features Martin Otter, Consultant - New Business Development at Nissan who directly answers the question 'Why are automakers positioning themselves as mobility service providers?'

The second asks 'What will the future of urban mobility look like?' and is tackled by Antti Aumo, Marketing Director at the Car Connectivity Consortium.


Heidi Vogt: Uber battles locals for future of African taxis

NAIROBI, Kenya -- In the traffic-clogged, potholed streets of Kenya’s capital city, there is a battle waging for the future of the African taxi ride that is pitting local startups eager to become the “Uber of Kenya” against, well, Uber.

The winner will help answer a question dogging those who work in technology in the developing world: whether chaotic, impoverished cities like Nairobi will create the tools that bring the “bottom billion” online, or if apps that have already taken off in the U.S. and Europe can be exported here..


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