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.

Bram Sprenkels: I am conducting a research on behalf of Deloitte Innovation and the Eindhoven University of Technology on new business models for Internet of Things

As part of my Master’s graduation, I am conducting a research on behalf of Deloitte Innovation and the Eindhoven University of Technology on new business models for Internet of Things (IoT) based on Alexander Osterwalder’s Business Model Canvas. Taking this survey will take 20 minutes of your time. Read more about Bram Sprenkels: I am conducting a research on behalf of Deloitte Innovation and the Eindhoven University of Technology on new business models for Internet of Things

Liz McMillan: @ThingsExpo Launches Internet of Things Journal (#IoT)

Source: "Internet of Things Journal offers more than 4,300 stories including live breaking news coverage on the "Internet of Things”. SYS-CON Media's @ThingsExpo has launched Internet of Things Journal featuring 4,382 exclusive IoT stories including live breaking news coverage on the "Internet of Things." Long-time IT editor/analyst and the Conference Chair of @ThingsExpo Roger Strukhoff, is founder and editor (@IoT2040) of the Internet of Things Journal."

Thomas Lee: Intel wants to power the Internet (of all things)

Source: „There was a time in the kind-of-distant past when Intel Corp. was the big cheese in Silicon Valley.
Back then, each generation of Pentium microprocessing chips commanded breathless attention, much like whenever Apple unveils a product nowadays.
As personal computers gave way to smartphones and tablets, Intel's aura of invincibility dimmed, as did the company's sales and profit growth.

Pamela Newenham: DCU to hold Ireland’s first hardware hackathon for ‘Internet of Things’

Source: Event is part of drive to find ‘next big thing in hardware’
PCH International is to host Ireland’s first dedicated hardware hackathon for the Internet of Things, as part of a drive to find the “next big thing in hardware”.
It will bring together entrepreneurs, engineers, developers, product designers and hardware enthusiasts to conceive and prototype connected devices. It will begin with attendees proposing ideas and forming teams.

Roger Strukhoff: Get Thee to Nairobi. Or Casablanca. Or Ulan Bator

Get thee to Nairobi.

Or Casablanca. Or if you're feeling quite adventurous, Ulan Bator.

These three cities may seem to be the result of a drunken game of darts using a world map as the target. In reality, the nations in which they reside—Kenya, Morocco, and Mongolia—are among a group of 20 nations that emerge from our rigorous, ongoing, unique research at the Tau Institute. Read more about Roger Strukhoff: Get Thee to Nairobi. Or Casablanca. Or Ulan Bator

Eugene Kim: How Jasper, A $US1.4 Billion 'Internet Of Things' Startup, Saved Tesla From Catastrophe

Source: „One of the hottest topics in today’s tech industry is the ‘Internet of Things (IoT).’
The IoT is a term used to describe a fully-connected world, where physical objects like refrigerators and cars — or even beer kegs — are linked to the Internet. That doesn’t simply mean browsing the Internet through these objects. It’s about monitoring data, improving security, and providing additional services to its users remotely.

Kevin Maney: The Internet Is Making Home Ownership a Sentimental Mistake

Source: „Technology is hurtling us into an era in which most people will rent their homes, housing will be an asset—like pork bellies—that gets bought and sold by hedge fund computers executing high-speed trades, and looking for a place to live will be more like searching Airbnb for a two-night stay in Borneo.
Cloud computing, the Internet of Things, mobile technology, the sharing economy, micro-entrepreneurship—these trends add up to a giant shift in the way we think about “home.”

Melissa Tolentino: Smart World Weekly: Connected ski goggles, a bracelet that zaps and more

Source: „This week’s Smart World Series features smart skiing goggles, a classical conditioning method being applied to wearable tech, a report on the projected growth of the smart city market, and a new segment in SiliconANGLE’s Smart World Series for developers looking to automate the app-building process for the Internet of Things (IoT). For those who missed this week’s Smart World Series, here’s a chance to catch up on the exciting developments in the connected world.  

Michael Sutton: The Hyperconnected World Has Arrived

Source: „Yes, the ever-expanding attack surface of the Internet of Things is overwhelming. But next-gen security leaders gathered at Black Hat are up to the challenge.
Whenever I depart Black Hat, I leave inspired by the amazing research that our industry continues to deliver and more than a little apprehensive about the evolving security challenges we face. This year was no different.
For me, Black Hat 2014 was confirmation that the hyperconnected world is no longer coming -- it has arrived.

Jeffrey M. Kaplan : Joining Forces to Harness the Internet of Things

Source: "No one company can provide end-to-end IoT solutions because of the number of piece-parts that comprise a complete IoT supply chain. Therefore, it is essential for the companies that want to play a major role in the IoT marketplace to team with third parties to build a solid IoT ecosystem and acquire other companies that can extend their IoT capabilities. A rising tide of interest has sparked a series of competitive moves among the widening array of software and technology providers vying

Rob van Kranenburg: Clean slate approaches to Internet of Things; where to start?

IoT is a paradigm shift and an ontological change. Our very notions of what it means to be human and what it means to be ‚in the world’ are based on subject-object dichotomies. IoT brings a third party into the equation, a database, algos and scenario reality that is always present in any interaction between object and subject. This is not an indifferent reality, however, but one of real stakeholders and investors. The consortia that will decide the validity of that reality Read more about Rob van Kranenburg: Clean slate approaches to Internet of Things; where to start?

Chanond Ruangkritya: Now is the time to prepare to live in the 'Internet of things' home of the future

Source: „In the last article I wrote about how Web 2.0 was changing the way companies market to and interact with their customers, and continuing with the theme of technology affecting real estate, this time I'm going to discuss the "Internet of Things" and its implications for developers and anyone buying property.
The Internet of Things is a technology trend where everything has embedded sensors and is

Martin Geddes: Network architecture research: TCP/IP vs RINA

Source: "In early 2013 I had the good fortune of going to Barcelona for a workshop on Recursive InternetWork Architecture (RINA), hosted by i2cat, produced by the Pouzin Society, and presenting work done under the IRATI programme. RINA is a radical alternative to the incumbent TCP/IP paradigm; the gulf is as wide as that between chemistry and alchemy.
The intellectual thrust of the event was provided by John Day, a veteran of the early ARPANET, and author of

Kia Kokalitcheva: You can now plug your baby into the Internet of things

Source: „Baby activity trackers really are a thing, and a new one from a company named Sproutling is now available for pre-order.
Sproutling’s baby activity tracker, designed to be worn at night and during naps, is a baby-safe ankle band equipped with sensors that track the baby’s heart rate, temperature, mood, whether it’s still sleeping, and if it has rolled over onto its stomach. This last point is important as infants under seven months shouldn’t sleep on their stomachs, so the built-in accelerometer can pick up”

Derek McAuley: Century-Old Snooping: How World War I code breakers taught your gas meter to snitch on you.

Source: „In the depths of night on Aug. 5, 1914, the British cable ship Alert took the first significant action of World War I, severing the five German submarine cables that ran through the English Channel. This operation was a major blow, forcing Germany to use radio for international communications for the duration of the war.
Together with the increasing use of the newfangled radio for


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