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.

Ira Kalb: Here’s How The Internet Of Things Will Power Greater Marketing Success

Source: „If you ask 10 people the question, “What is the Internet of Things? ”, you are likely to get at least 10 different answers – varying from blank stares to long-winded pontifications. To be useful, the Internet of Things (IoT) should be easy for everyone to understand. It can be boiled down to the following three main elements: 1. Smart and sensor-embedded devices and software 2. Users of the information (people and/or machines). 3. All connected through the Internet.”

Yeshim Deniz: Internet of Things Power Panel @ThingsExpo

Brendan O’Brien: I have to say I’ve never seen so much buzz about anything
Source: „In this @ThingsExpo Power Panel, on June 9 at our New York City studio, @ThingsExpo conference chair Roger Strukhoff led a discussion with panelists Mac Devine, Distinguished Engineer at IBM; Jonas Jacobi, Co-Founder & President of Kaazing; Chad Jones, Vice President, Product Strategy for LogMeIn's Xively IoT Platform; Nick Landry, a Senior Technical Evangelist at Microsoft

David Luckham: Manufacturing Revolution takes hold as the Internet of things extends to shop-floor

Source: „It’s good to be recognised for pioneering technology. Frost and Sullivan, the US business growth consultants, have acknowledged the productivity potential and disruptive power of Forcam’s Smart Factory technology with the ‘New Product Innovation Leadership Award’ for 2014. Forcam has more than 50,000 processes and machine tools networked via its Factory Framework

Roger Strukhoff: Follow The IoT 2040 Project

Source: „We are formally announcing the IoT Project Framework at @ThingsExpo Nov 4-6 in Santa Clara, CA.
it will feature four overriding goals for the IoT in the year 2040:
1. To reduce poverty & disease
2. To eliminate violence as a way of settling disputes
3. To spur beneficial economic development in all corners of the world
4. To produce political and societal leaders who will maintain progress

Daniel Kline: Can Entrepreneurs and Inventors Save RadioShack?

Source: „RadioShack  (NYSE: RSH  ) has struggled to find a new identity after it was rendered largely irrelevant by a potent combination of the Internet, department stores, and big-box electronics retailers such as Best Buy.
The company is well aware that it needs to change -- it mocked its outdated image in a Super Bowl ad that featured 1980s icons including Hulk Hogan and ALF ripping stores apart for a supposed makeover. But while RadioShack identified

Joe McKendrick: Thing 1, Thing 2... Internet of Things starts to gain a developer following

Source: „The Frankensteinian creature many refer to as the Internet of Things is starting to gain a foothold in the developer community, suggesting that we'll be seeing more applications headed our way. That's the conclusion of a new survey from Evans Data Corporation, which finds that 17 percent of 1,400 developers participating in its latest survey said they were "working on applications for connected devices

Zeynep Tufekci: and now machines, we are told, are coming for care-giving.

Of course we have enough human caregivers for the elderly. The country –and the world— is awash in underemployment and unemployment, and many people find caregiving to be a fulfilling and desirable profession. The only problem is that we –as a society— don’t want to pay caregivers well and don’t value their labor. Slightly redistributive policies that would slightly decrease the existing concentration of wealth to provide subsidies for childcare or elder care are, Read more about Zeynep Tufekci: and now machines, we are told, are coming for care-giving.

Internet of Things Explained: What People Can Expect from Samsung, Google and Apple

Source: "The technology industry will most likely be talking about the Internet of things in the coming days. Google, Apple and Samsung have reportedly been making great strides in this sector. The innovation in recent technology has shied away from mobile devices and computers, and has moved towards appliances and wearable devices like watches that have hardware and software that will make them more interactive than ever before. Read more about Internet of Things Explained: What People Can Expect from Samsung, Google and Apple

Cromwell Schubarth: Latest accelerator from Plug and Play focuses on Internet of Things

Source: „Plug and Play Tech Center is jumping on growing interest in the Internet of Things, launching a new accelerator program backed by State Farm and Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH.
They are offering between $25,000 and $100,000 in funding for startups that are developing products and services that apply the data network in a wide range of areas, from wearable computing, augmented reality and robotics to

Alessandro Bassi: Meet IoT at the Rome Innovation Week

This event will be one of the events of the "Rome Innovation Week" (Sept 28 - Oct 5th). Italy being the EU president in the second semester 2014, Meet IoT will also have an European endorsement, being one of the prime events for what concerns Internet of Things in Italy during that semester. Meet IoT will be part of the Maker Faire, the biggest event on innovation in the world. The Fair focuses on innovation, creativity and genius, and it’s a celebration of the Makers movement. Location will be the Auditorium, designed by Renzo Piano. Read more about Alessandro Bassi: Meet IoT at the Rome Innovation Week

DZone Releases 2014 Guide to Internet of Things

DZone Research is proud to launch the 2014 Guide to Internet of Things. This research guide offers free, unbiased industry insight into IoT top trends, ideas, and vendors. The Guide to Internet of Things gives developers and tech professionals the information they need to conquer this emerging, trillion-dollar industry.
The 2014 Guide to Internet of Things features:
In-depth articles written by industry experts
Key findings from our survey of over 2,000 developers

Giordano Poloni: Tech Giants Begin Recruiting for the Next Big Platform Wars

Source: „The Internet of Things is still young, but it’s real. There are already dozens of internet-connected devices available, ranging from home-automation tools to wearable fitness trackers. And it’s about to start growing at an even faster pace.
According a new survey by market research firm Evans Data, 17 percent of the world’s software developers are already working on Internet of Things projects.

Steven Scheck: How Connected Devices in The Internet of Things Are About to Change the World

Source: „Tech companies have been talking about connected homes for years – The Internet of Things – where appliances and accessories will be connected to the Internet. Have you thought about how a world with connected devices surrounding us would be? Have you imagined a home where household appliances and systems can automatically take action without your input? Because the connected home is no longer a vision – it is fast becoming a reality.

TSB: Driverless Cars Challenge

Source: "The Department for Transport and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, working in partnership with the Technology Strategy Board, are to invest up to £10m in collaborative R&D projects to research further how driverless cars can be integrated into everyday life in the UK.
A briefing event, combining networking and consortia-building activities, will be held in London on 30th July. 
Almost a year since the government previewed

Workshop: Sensing with Arduino and Electric Paint

Capacitive Sensing Workshop: Our friends at Codasign are running this great workshop using our Electric Paint.
Learn how to control sounds or light just through the wave of your hand in this capacitive sensing workshop with Arduino and Bare Conductive’s Electric Paint.
We’ll be teaching you how to utilise the capacitive sensing library for Arduino, so that pins on the board can detect electrical capacitance of the human body through a sensor that uses conductive paint.


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