Pedro Hernandez: Amazon Launches Internet of Things Cloud Service

It's official. Amazon Web Services (AWS) has pulled the beta tag off its cloud-based Internet of Things (IoT) platform, announced AWS chief evangelist Jeff Barr on Dec. 18.

Dubbed AWS IoT, the offering enables organizations to link and manage their connected devices. Prices start at $5 per million messages. The AWS Free Tier plan includes 250,000 messages per month for 12 months.

Swayang Das: Internet of Things (Gigamap)

The Gigamap is an overall understanding of the twelve weeks of systems. It is a representation of the systematic process of our design research, our underrstanding and the different solutions.

Including  an isometric circuit that gives a detailed understanding of  the status of Internet of Things in India. The circuit also gives the reader an overview of the different levels of complexity in the society that are necessary to understand in order to democratize IoT in the country.

 

Bob Metcalfe: A Faster Internet Accelerates Disruption of the Status Quo

What is today’s single most impactful driver of human progress?

Connectivity AKA Networking AKA The Internet.

The Internet is spreading rapidly, already reaching half the human race since turn-on in 1969. And with the Internet’s spread come freedom and prosperity. Democracy and Free Enterprise.

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The Internet’s mobility is increasing as smart mobile phones proliferate. A big next step will be the Internet of Things (IoT) — we’re just now finding out some of the earlier “things” to be networked — phones, thermostats, watches, cars, robots…

Ronaldo Lemos: The Hidden Tyranny Of “The Internet Of Things”

SAO PAULO — Imagine the following situation: You go to the bathroom, but because you're in a hurry, you head toward the exit without washing your hands. As you try to open the door, you notice that it has locked automatically. An alarm bell sounds. Only then you understand that the door won't open until you press the soap button and wash your hands.

It may sound like fiction, but this technology already exists and is in use. It's called the Safeguard Germ Alarm.

Mathew Idiculla: Will Smart Cities stifle local democracy?

If there is one programme of the Modi government that has generated a positive vibe among policymakers, international investors, global consulting firms and the general public alike, it is the Smart City Mission.

While 30 global firms, including McKinsey, PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG and Cisco are associated with drafting smart city plans, more than 2.5 million people have given their views on smart cities on the government’s MyGov.in website.

Reuters: Banks face 'Uber moment' that could decimate staff and branches, says former Barclays boss

Banks are approaching an "Uber moment" that could see lenders make huge cuts to staff and branches as they fight to stay relevant and profitable in the face of technology, the former chief executive of Barclays said.

"The number of branches and people employed in the financial services sector may decline by as much as 50pc over the next 10 years, and even in a less harsh scenario I predict they will decline by at least 20pc," Antony Jenkins, who was ousted as chief executive in July, said.

Daniel Burrus : The Internet of Things Is Far Bigger Than Anyone Realizes

When people talk about “the next big thing,” they’re never thinking big enough. It’s not a lack of imagination; it’s a lack of observation. I’ve maintained that the future is always within sight, and you don’t need to imagine what’s already there.

Case in point: The buzz surrounding the Internet of Things.

Internet Of Things, Wearables, Robotics To Dominate Technology Trends In 2016

The Internet of Things and wearable technologies will continue to dominate in 2016 and it’s likely that robotics and artificial intelligence solutions will go mainstream. These are the key predictions in a new report – ‘What’s Hot In 2016 – Technology Trends’ published by managed service provider Advanced 365 in association with Global Futures and Foresight.

Peter Nowak: Internet of Feet: a technological step too far?

By now, most people have heard of the Internet of Things. But heading into 2016, are we ready for the Internet of Feet?

We seldom think of our lower extremities, except when we’ve been on them for too long or when we need new shoes. But they’re an untapped gold mine of new possibilities, according to a growing number of companies, scientists and technologists.

Ben Schiller: These RFID Tags Allow Danish Cyclists To Turn Traffic Lights Green

It really must be heaven to be a cyclist in Denmark. You get lovely, dedicated infrastructure, like this new bridge. You get cities that run analyses showing how bikes are good for people, and cars aren't. And now, if you live in Aarhus, you can get a special tag to help beat the traffic lights.

Manolis Nikiforakis: Internet of (weather) Things on a Grassroot LoRaWAN (Boussias IoT conference 17-12-2015)

Weather forecasts from different providers are often contradictory. Which one can you trust?

WxM tracks the performance of 3rd party forecasts in order to give you the most reliable, accurate forecast per location.

When it comes to weather forecast, you have lots of choices. So why not choose the most accurate?

You can find a description about what we do with the community broadband in our crowdfunding campaign

BUILDING COMMUNITIES OF COMMONS IN GREECE

Marketwatch: RFID Readers Market to Surpass 21% Growth to 2020 Dominated by Retail Sector

The market for RFID readers is largely untapped, providing a huge opportunity for vendors. Vendors invest in R&D to provide customers with unique, secure, and low cost RFID system. This bodes well for the market.

Complete report on RFID Readers Market spread across 47 pages, analyzing 4 major companies and providing 18 data exhibits is now available.

Ian Barker: The Internet of Things is slowly taking over our lives

According to the latest Digital Trends Report from Adobe Digital Index (ADI) the Internet of Things is gaining a foothold in more and more people’s lives.

The report is based on 22 billion visits to branded websites and over 20 million social engagements across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other sites. Also included in the report is survey data based on 400 US consumers who own either a smartphone or tablet.

Bitdefender: The super creepy side of the Internet of Things and smart homes

Gartner estimates that more than 21% of total IoT use in 2016 will be in smart homes, adding up to more than 1.6 billion Internet-connected things. Not only will the average consumer own and use more than three smart personal devices, but all of these devices will have the ability to constantly monitor, interact with, and broadcast personal and private user data at all times. And presents major security risks.

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