Archive for December 2015

The Internet of Things That Do What You Tell Them

Cory Doctorow continues to provide strong perspectives on IoT and does so within the context of what’s happening globally and with United States law. In this talk from O’Reilly’s Solid Conference 2015 (one we’d not yet seen though it’s been out for awhile), Cory ranges from “ecosystem” strategies to the war on terror, from the…

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How IoT Limits Consumer Choice

Bruce Schneier is an American cryptographer, computer security and privacy specialist, and writer, who is one of the leading statesmen on the future of digital and how it affects all of us. Schneier also writes for The Atlantic and in a recent issue he penned an excellent article, How the Internet of Things Limits Consumer…

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IoT Heathcare Using Azure and Power BI

Microsoft’s Mike Wilmot, a Business Intelligence Technical Specialist, briefly demonstrates how using Azure and Power BI in healthcare IoT can powerfully analyze healthcare data: Interested in knowing more about Power BI? Watch this 1:30 minute video:

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Hardware Startup IO’s Event Videos

These videos are from an event put on by Hardware Startup IO, a London, England-based community of entrepreneurs, professional makers, investors, brands and industry experts focused on hardware entrepreneurship. Their site and events are geared toward sharing knowledge in order to support emerging hardware startups. You can contact them at hello@hardwarestartup.io or say hi on Twitter @Hardware_IO Note: Use…

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IoT Tops 2015 Healthcare Big Data Analytics Trends

HealthITAnalytics says that 2015 has been a busy year in healthcare big data analytics. They also ask, “What are some of the top trends we’ve seen over the past twelve months?” “As the year comes to a close and the holidays give providers the chance to reflect on their challenges and choices, HealthITAnalytics.com looks back…

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Using Raspberry Pi to build IoT gadgets

The $5 Raspberry Pi Zero sold out in 24 hours and now there is more good news for makers: Raspberry Pi’s official OS Raspbian now bundles IBM’s Node-RED JavaScript editor to speed up coding when building networked systems with the new $5 Pi Zero. An article at ZDNet explains more about this news: The IBM…

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The Future is the Internet of Things—Deal With It

As always, the crew over at Ars Technica has a well-written, in-depth (and long) article about IoT and how it is “…about to explode, perhaps literally, if privacy and security issues aren’t fixed.” It’s not a “we’re gonna scare you” article, but rather one that brings forth the issues all of us are reading and thinking about…

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Verizon LTE Available for IoT Devices

Computerworld revealed that Verizon has announced the U.S. availability of chipsets for Internet of Things (IoT) devices that can connect to its LTE network at speeds up to 10Mbps. “The carrier also said it began a pilot two weeks ago with drone partnerPrecisionHawk to monitor a grape crop at the Hahn Estate winery in Soledad, CA.…

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Top 10 Internet of Things Companies to Watch

Staying abreast of the Internet of Things means knowing about the companies behind the strategic, and tactical, moves made in the space. It also is good to know which organizations are key if you are investing as well. In this article, RCR Wireless News takes a look at 10 of the leading global IoT companies, broken…

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