Catherine Cheney: The 'internet of things' is narrowing the gap between data and action

One of the winners in the latest round of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Grand Challenges Explorations was a startup that builds low cost sensors to help farmers get more accurate weather data at a cheaper price point. Groundtruth, one example of an emerging class of “internet of things” — or IoT — companies, will combine satellite data with information gathered from ground sensors and mobile phones to measure rainfall and inform index insurance schemes. 

Susan Lacefield: Levi Strauss' "wonderful world" of RFID

The standards organization GS1 US has honored the clothing company's pioneering efforts to use auto-identification technology to improve inventory control and accuracy.

In a well-known television ad from 1985, a man wearing nothing but Levi's 501 jeans sinks into a bathtub while Sam Cooke croons the opening lines of the song "Wonderful World": "Don't know much about history/Don't know much biology..."

The song's lyrics notwithstanding, it's safe to say that there's one thing San Francisco-based Levi Strauss & Co. does know a lot about: RFID technology.

Rich Duprey: This Smartphone Ruling Should Scare the Smart Gun Industry

A recent appeals court ruling on smartphones should also worry gun owners, as it indicates how the courts feel about privacy rights in an era when so-called "smart gun" technology is being hailed as a partial solution to crime and violence. The decision suggests that, should such firearms become prevalent, the constitutional protections gun owners once enjoyed might be undermined.

10th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence (IWAAL & AmIHEALTH included)

Canary Islands (Spain),  November 29th to December 2nd, 2016 Hotel Costa Meloneras Resort (4*+), Las Palmas de G. Canaria, Spain

The Ubiquitous Computing (UC) idea envisioned by Weiser in 1991, has recently evolved to a more general paradigm known as Ambient Intelligence (AmI) that represents a new generation of user-centred computing environments and systems. These solutions aim to find new ways to obtain a better integration of the information technology in everyday life devices and activities.

Simarjeet Singh: From Internet of Things to Internet of Everything

...IOT is a different system which requires a unique approach. Breaches must be detected, and how the data was changed needs to be known. Integrity must be the focus. Therefore, those who focus on data integrity can have schemas like scalable provable data possession (SPDP), dynamic provable data possession (DPDP) block chain, and Merkle to name a few. Instead of spending resources on recovering losses, a more proactive approach is necessary.

6th Living Bits and Things 2016 June 20th and 21st 2016, Bled, Slovenia: How Internet of Things drives Digital Transformation?

We are expecting the 6th edition of the Internet of Things event »Living bits and things 2016" which will be held in Bled. Last year we heard and discussed about delivering the value of the IoT to the market. Focus was on Smart Healthcare and Wellbeing, Smart cities and Industrial applications. Traditionally the event gives attendees insights and understanding of the central and east Europe (CEE) region and opportunity to share and discuss the challenges with professionals and experts.

Christian Docherty: Can the Internet of Things deliver benefits to the bottom line?

EVERY YEAR, Gartner publishes what it calls its Hype Chart. It’s a barometer of where the latest tech fads sit on a spectrum, from Next Big Thing in tech, from early stage ‘innovation trigger’ (currently occupied by, among others, brain-computer interface and smart dust), through the peak of inflated expectations, down the trough of disillusionment, before emerging onto the plateau of productivity, where actual applications like 3D printers and speech recognition currently sit, making real contributions to companies’ operations and people’s lives.

The leading IoT event in Asia returns on 29 and 30 March 2017 in Singapore

Themed Closing the Gap: From Vision to Reality, IoT Asia 2016 revealed new insights on emerging trends, new key technologies and directions for IoT’s proliferation in the region.

It also stimulated in-depth discussions to drive business collaborations in the region and undertake the real nuts and bolts of IoT implementation to make it a reality.

Over eight billion devices already made connection with consumers

SAN FRANCISCO, June 12 — New data shows that although the Internet of Things is still very much in its earliest stages, the average household already boasts four connected devices and there's a strong chance one of them is running Netflix, in the US at least.

According to IHS, the vast majority of these connected devices are smartphones — a further 500 million enter the world every year — but there is also huge growth in the number of devices such as set-top boxes and media streaming sticks.

Nicole Orttung: The Internet of Things promises greater efficiency. Does that mean fewer jobs?

Before the Internet of Things arrived, computers knew only what humans told them. Today, devices can sense their environments, and act accordingly, all without human intervention.

For example, the Nest Learning Thermostat can adjust your thermostat based on your location, turning on the AC when you leave work so you come home to a cool house.
But what kind of jobs will people be coming home from in an age when computers are so smart they don’t even need humans to input data?

Om Malik: Tony Fadell, Nest and the failure of a middle ground

....Today’s Internet of Things has a very long way to go. I am reminded of an episode from the television show “The Big Bang Theory,” where the nerdy stars rig up a system to turn on their living-room lamp over the Internet, while sitting right next to it. Such innovation, unfortunately, isn’t enough. You need a charismatic leader and a product visionary to make a life packed with the Internet of Things a reality. Too bad that the guy who started telling that story isn’t going to give us the ending.

Maria Gabriela Méndez: The Internet of Things and its development in modern days

The development of the Internet of Things (IoT) has created several doubts when it comes to its use, security, safety, and social well-being. The modern technology has been slowly approaching this futuristic society for the last decade.

The envisionment of “smart cities” and “smart homes”  has inspired companies and technology developers to create a society based on smart appliances, that facilitates the ordinary day of a human being.

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