Dan Harris: China And The Internet of Things: This Is Not Your Grandfather’s China Product Sourcing

US china flagsInternet of Things (IoT) products are red hot and this means that my law firm’s China lawyers are getting a steady diet of China IoT legal matters. The biggest problem we are seeing in this industry is that nobody quite knows who owns what when it comes to the intellectual property tied to the IoT product. Needless to say, this causes all sorts of problems.

How did we get to this point? Sourcing of products from China has worked its way through the following three general stages over time:

LPM 2016 AMSTERDAM XVII edition May, 12-14 2016 Tolhuistuin – Amsterdam Noord

The seventeenth edition of LPM Live Performers Meeting begins on May 12 in Amsterdam, in the spaces of Tolhuistuin, in the renewed and vibrant district of Amsterdam-Noord and will be the first of a cicle which foresees the production of two more editions in the next two years in the dutch capital. LPM offers the unique opportunity to experience 3 days of audiovisual performances, VJing, workshops, panel discussion, product showcases presented by VJs, audiovisual artists, new media professionals and thinkers from all around the world.

Rail News: Perspective: Bringing the Locomotive Fleet into the Railroad Internet of Things (IoT)

As Locomotive Modernization and Industrial IoT Experts, ZTR Control Systems provides some insight on the expanding Railroad IoT and how it's benefiting North American railroads. According to Viktor Gvelesiani, ZTR Director of Product Development, "High expectations for emerging technology are dramatically changing and shaping the rail industry. The Internet of Things allows traditionally unconnected equipment, like locomotives, to become very intuitive and deliver the information we need at the right time."

Jason Ford: Why the Internet of Things is a matter of power, data and security

A couple of Briefings ago we looked at IDTechEx in Berlin and the increasing role of graphene in numerous applications, including energy storage devices.

The multi-faceted trade fair in Berlin was also home to the Energy Harvesting & Storage Europe Conference with stand G12 and a slot on ‘Demonstration Street’ occupied by Ilika, which were there to show off its micro solid-state batteries.

SMARTOBJECTS 2016: 2nd workshop on experiences with design and implementation of smart objects, October, 2016 @ New York, USA

The SMARTOBJECTS workshop focuses on experiences with the design, implementation, deployment, operation and evaluation of novel communication approaches and systems for smart objects in the emerging cooperative environments. We are therefore seeking original, previously unpublished papers empirically addressing key issues and challenges in the smart objects arena.

Medha Basu: Ho Chi Minh City wants smart city ideas from startups. How can sensors be used for traffic, pollution and smart farming?

Ho Chi Minh City Government is calling for ideas from startups on transport, pollution and smart farming.

The IoT Startup Competition was launched by the government’s Saigon Hi-Tech Park Incubation Centre.

In particular, it wants ideas on how sensors can be used for traffic safety, air and water pollution, and air and water monitoring in farms.

Ideas will be judged on their potential to become commercial products, the competition website says.

David Curry: Open wireless standards could chop city costs by nearly a third

Smart cities may look towards open wireless standards to save billions in Internet of Things (IoT) deployment costs. Choosing open standards could cut costs by 30 percent and promote more cities to utilize IoT, according to Machina Research.

The market intelligence firm predicts that by 2025 smart cities may spend $1.12 trillion on deploying smart tech, but might save up to $341 billion if they use open wireless standards instead of proprietary.

Gillian Branstetter: How the fall of RFID chips explains our current surveillance state

Government treatment of individual civil liberties is no better than that of farm animals, National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden claims in an excerpt from an upcoming book. 

“By preying on the modern necessity to stay connected,” writes Snowden in his foreword to The Assassination Complex: Inside The Government’s Secret Drone Warfare Program, “governments can reduce our dignity to something like that of tagged animals, the primary difference being that we paid for the tags and they’re in our pockets.”

The 9th APEC Small & Medium Enterprises Technology Conference and Fair to be Held in July, 2016 in Shenzhen for the First Time

On the afternoon of December 11, 2015, the 9th APEC Small &Medium Enterprises Technology Conference and Fair (hereinafter referred to as APEC SMETC) press conference was held in Shenzhen, announcing this session would be held in Shenzhen from 14 to 16, July, 2016. The reporter learns that, it is also the first time for the APEC SME TC to be held in Shenzhen.

Gary Grossman: The next stop on the road to revolution is ambient intelligence

It’s easy to see a rainbow when it’s in the distance, but more difficult to discern when you are in its midst. Though it’s still early days, we’re now in the midst of the fourth industrial revolution. Klaus Schwab, the founder of the World Economic Forum, says the impending “transformation will be unlike anything humankind has experienced before.”

Niu Honglin: 48 Hour Hackathon Event Kicks off in Shenzhen

Students work on their projects during a 48-hour Hackathon event on May 7,2016. The event kicked off in southern China's Shenzhen city on May 6. It aims to improve the education and livelihoods of "left-behind children" in China with the latest Internet of Things technology. [Photo: CRIENG/Shi Jie]

A 48 hour Hackathon event focusing on the application of the latest technologies of the Internet of Things kicked off in Shenzhen on Friday.

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