Uri Fleyder: IoT – The Rise of the Machines

Source: „If you search the term “Internet of Things” (also known as “IoT”) in Google you will receive more than 562 million results, it’s a very hot topic which preoccupies the minds of many bright people in the security industry.
What’s it all about?
During recent years one couldn’t miss the sharp increase in the number of smart end-point devices that have Internet connectivity, this is what we call the Internet of Things and it is rapidly changing the way we think about the Internet in general.
Following the revolution of smartphones

Michael Byrne: The Technology of 2022: Battery Superstorage, Nanobots, and Networked Everything

Source: „The IEEE Computer Society released a report this week detailing its predictions for the state of computing technology in 2022. No, the Singularity is not part of it: no downloaded personalities or post-human artificial intelligence. It nonetheless sounds a lot like "the future" should, with wearable, implantable nanotechnology and batteries that hold charges for months on end, just a more comprehensible future, one that doesn't involve sudden innovative inflationary periods or out-of-the-blue discoveries.

Sharon Gaudin: Smarter algorithms will power our future digital lives

Source: „Deep-learning algorithms, which are based on loose simulations of the brain, have been used to advance technologies like speech recognition, natural language processing and robotic autonomy.
Now, researchers are working on the next generation of these algorithms, which are heavily used in machine learning and artificial intelligence and may become the foundation that critical technological advances are built on.
Dan Olds, an analyst with The Gabriel Consulting Group, said if we're to see "profound" technical advances

Ben Coxworth: RFID tags may help household robots locate hidden objects

Source: „In order for household robots to be truly useful, it would be great if they could go and get items for you, without having to be shown where those things are. Thanks to research being carried out at Georgia Tech, that may someday be the case. A robot there is now able to search out hidden objects – as long as they've been labelled first.
Ordinarily, robots identify items using technologies such as computer vision systems. These only work as long as the object is out in the open, however, plus they can be confused by cluttered environments.

Mark Welsh: MMA Creates Internet of Things Group

Source: „The so-called Internet of Things (IoT) has arguably inspired more speculation, hype and privacy hand-wringing than any other tech industry buzzword over the last year. It’s not hard to see why. The concept is that Internet connectivity is shifting from the desktop to mobile devices to everything in the physical world from clothing to health monitors to household items and cars.
The prospect of extending digital connections deeper into the home and everyday products has captured the imagination of marketers and agency execs, envisioning brand messages reaching into almost every facet of people’s lives.

Ben Rossi: Forensics and the Internet of Things: the car of the future will be a data goldmine

Source: „Thanks to great leaps forward in automotive technology, cars that once might have been the stuff of futuristic Hollywood films are now inching towards reality
'The car of the future could hold the key to faster and more streamlined investigative processes'
Driverless cars have recently been given the green light. The UK Department of Transport hopes autonomous vehicles will be ready for trial by January 2015.  
Whilst driverless cars do

Mary Wisniewski: Citi Calls Coders to Develop Apps for 'Internet of Things'

Source: „Citigroup is seeking help from outsiders to develop apps that will work with the so-called "Internet of things" and wearable technologies. Internet of things — which refers to home appliances or other gadgets that connect to the Internet and communicate with other devices — is a nascent tech category that is expected to transform companies. It promises "to help unleash a new era of banking through hardware," Citi said. Citi's fintech challenge is part of a trend in which a handful of banks have been soliciting external developers to tell them what to do next in digital.

Andrea Peterson: Why Shellshock is bad news for the Internet of things

Source: „No, this is not what hacking actually looks like.
A major flaw in a piece of open source code that affects Mac OS X  and Linux users has cybersecurity professionals scrambling to identify and patch vulnerable machines -- but embedded devices making up the so-called "Internet of Things" could be among the worst hit by the bug.
Dubbed "Shellshock" by some members of the IT security community, the issue affects "bash" -- an open source code used in Unix-based systems used since the 1980s. Bash is a type of shell code for user commands, meaning it serves as a sort of direct route

Chris Rezendes: GE Recently Ended One Phase of IoT and Launched The Next

Source: „GE Just Ended the Second Inning of IoT for Industrial/ Commercial Equipment Markets
Pre-Game Warm-Up Took More Than a Decade. First Inning: 30 Months. Second Inning: 6 Months.
Many people love the baseball analogy when describing IoT. They talk about it as being a nine inning game. We are in the X inning of a nine inning game they say. We are going to use that analogy. At INEX, we think the second inning just ended. First Inning. Some of your impatient peers lost their minds in the marathon that was the first inning of IoT.

Dries De Roeck: A neo-luddite internet of things

So, which progression is ‘best’, which ‘way’ do we go? Although that I can personally get rather annoyed by the technology driven approach, I do realise that this is a necessary path to take. Without some standardisation or conventions to make connected products, there is very little chance that connected products will ever leave a prototyping stage. But I am seriously convinced that there is a rising need for more people to become involved in the neo ludite version of the internet of things. Without this type of exploration, I have the feeling that connected products will have a hard time to become adopted by anyone else than technology aficionado’s."

Levent Gürgen: ClouT, a joint European-Japanese ICT project

ClouT’s overall concept is leveraging the Cloud Computing as an enabler to bridge the Internet of Things with Internet of People via Internet of Services, to establish an efficient communication and collaboration platform exploiting all possible information sources to make the cities smarter and to help them facing the emerging challenges such as efficient energy management, economic growth and development. 

ClouT will provide infrastructures, services, tools and applications that will be reused by different city stakeholders such as municipalities, citizens, service developers and application integrators, in order to create, deploy and manage user-centric applications taking benefit of the latest advances

Peter Friess: Which EU Internet of Things Large Scale Pilots? Consultation and Invitation for Commitment

Survey. The European Commission is inviting stakeholders to provide advice and express a commitment for engagement on candidate target areas for future European Internet of Things (IoT) Large Scale Pilots (LSP). The results will contribute to the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2016-17 and European Commission actions. We welcome contributions until Sunday 30 November 2014. We are seeking for input from relevant experts and stakeholders based on a set of specific questions. Any interested organisation from a EU Member State

IoT workshop during DDW 2014

The Internet of Things and the Role of Design  

Monday 20th October in Eindhoven Library (Witte Dame) 13.00 - 16.00 with ‘network’ drink until 16.30/17.00

Who is this workshop for?
  • for Creative individuals and SME interested in learning about the increasing Impact of the The Internet of Things, what why and how ?
  • Join the dialogue on the Role of Design - news ways of thinking required - and new approaches to creating Value from The Internet of Things - open to both Dutch and English speaking


Patience Wait: Internet Of Things Intrigues Intelligence Community

Source: „The Internet of Things has the potential to completely change the intelligence community. The IoT is jargon for the accelerating expansion of data-gathering devices that are connected to the Internet. A panel of experts at the Intelligence & National Security Summit last week in Washington, D.C., agreed that the explosion of data is generally a good thing when it comes to meeting the mission of the intelligence community. However, it raises concerns about how to sift useful information from the vast quantities of data generated, as well as issues of privacy. Lewis Shepherd, director and general manager of the Microsoft Institute, said that "there are three overriding


Samuel Greengard: A Brief History of the Internet of Things

Source: „Over the last few years, the Internet of things has evolved from an intriguing concept into an increasingly sophisticated network of devices and machines. As more and more "things" get connected to the Internet—from Fitbit activity monitors and home lighting systems to industrial machines and aircraft—the stakes grow exponentially larger. Cisco Systems estimates that approximately 12.1 billion Internet-connected devices were in use in April 2014, and that figure is expected to zoom to above 50 billion by 2020. The networking firm also notes that about 100 things currently connect to the Internet every second, and the number is expected to reach 250 per second by 2020.


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