Google has added another set of nuts and bolts to the mechanics of the Internet of Things (IoT) with the launch of its Eddystone technology. Named after the Eddystone Lighthouse off of the English coast in the county of Cornwall, Google’s Eddystone is an open source cross-platform Bluetooth LE (BLE) beacon format. Apple’s iBeacon technology for iPhones and other iOS devices, which sits in the same BLE space technically, is a comparatively closed platform.
Babies are an integral part of any family. It is obvious for new parents to be highly anxious about even the slightest anomaly in their behaviour. So how painful can it be to put your child into the next room for the night or leave them for a dinner. Well, technology is to the rescue here. Internet of things has brought revolutionary items to help reduce your anxiety levels
IoT Tech Expo will be arriving in London’s Olympia Central this December for two days of top level content and discussion, introducing and exploring the latest innovations in the Internet of Things arena.
Bringing together over 5,000 attendees including developers, operators, technology providers, innovators, evangelists, vendors and OEM’s; IoT Tech Expo is set to showcase the most cutting edge technologies from more than 100 exhibitors and provide insight from over 200 speakers sharing their unparalleled industry knowledge and real-life experiences.
Details: Thursday 15th October 2015, Central London, 09:00 - 16:10.
The Internet of Things (IoT), where digital networks connect to enable greater data sharing, will transform society. From transport and energy to health and entertainment the IoT creates huge opportunities for both the private and public sectors.
One day, your thermostat will tell your kettle it’s cold and order it to rustle up a cuppa for you, says Duncan Bell of T3. That day is closer than you might think.
Dyson’s new robo-vacuum (above) is clever, says Stuff. It cleans up for you, and a 360˚ camera works out where it is in a room to make sure it doesn’t miss a spot. Connect it up to a smartphone and you can even “schedule sucking sessions and view a map of its progress”.
I've been running the London Internet of Things meetup since December 2011 and have helped a few friends set up their own meetup in various cities around the world. London now has over 6 meetups on this topic (see sidebar of iot.london) and I thought I'd share what you should think about when starting a meetup.
Success isn’t defined by the technology or spending, but on a company’s mindset.
Twenty-six companies (including 14 in the U.S.) plan to spend $1 billion or more each on Internet of things initiatives this year according to research out from Tata Consultancy Services. That billion-dollar group comes from seven industries: six from banking and financial services; five from automotive; four from travel, hospitality, and transportation; four from high tech; three from insurance; two telecommunications firms; one retailer; and one from healthcare and life sciences.
The Heart of the system is the Blue Marble Controller. It is a powerful, Internet-connected, computer that, alone, automates your garden with weather based irrigation. The free app keeps you in-the-know from anywhere you have Internet access.
The Blue Marble System is made up of five primary parts:
Till now we have only seen brighter side of the Internet of Things technology, here comes the dark part of IoT technology. Check out this article: How secure is IoT and M2M technologyto know about the problems which will be created while using IoT technology.
Some Points that are covered in article are:-
Security Issues that IoT will face in future via examples of different applications area.
How personal cloud storage can be accessed by unfair means.
Your toaster will soon talk to your toothbrush and your bathroom scale. They will all have a direct line to your car and to the health sensors in your smartphone. I have no idea what they will think of us or what they will gossip about, but our devices will soon be sharing information about us with each other and with the companies that make or support them.
Why the anxiety? Because, as Mr. Goodman gets around to summarizing, “We no longer live life through our own innate primary human sensory abilities. Rather, we experience it mediated through screens,” and increasingly through appliances with invisible connections to the Internet. Those screens and connections can be used against us.
It’s not news that IBM has been exploring Bitcoin’s technology and its applications. But the computer giant has now released a new report, which claims that the blockchain could be the much awaited solution for the logistical issues surrounding the evolution of the Internet of Things.