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The internet of things isn’t producing a data deluge … yet

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>There are already billions of devices — from forks to jet engines — connected to the internet, and all signs point to a huge …

How Apple HomeKit Is Already Changing The Smart Home Industry

At Apple's developer conference this year, the secretive tech giant devoted less than a minute and half to unveiling HomeKit, its iOS-based protocol for hooking up connected gadgets in the home. But 90 seconds was all startups and hardware makers needed to begin scrambling to figure out ways to fit …

Internet of Bling: Samsung Buys SmartThings for $200 Million

Another big scoops up an Internet of Things company to play in the fast-growing home automation space.<p>Samsung has bought SmartThings, the startup that makes smart-home controllers. While the companies did not disclose the price, sources said the South Korean consumer electronics giant paid about …

Yo wants to connect the internet of things, but that’s easier said than done

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Yo, the app that lets you send folks a simple “Yo,” has gone from being a one-trick pony to attempting to become a hub for all …

How the Internet of Things knows where gunfire happens

SST's ShotSpotter pinpoints outdoor, urban gunshots for law enforcement agencies. Now it's moving indoors with a service for schools.<p>There are amusing ideas for the Internet of Things -- Net-connected houseplants, for example. But lest you think hooking just about everything up to the Internet is …

Internet of Things

Here's Why 'The Internet Of Things' Will Be Huge, And Drive Tremendous Value For People And Businesses

Estimates for Internet of Things or IoT market value are massive, since by definition the IoT will be a diffuse layer of devices, sensors, and computing power that overlays entire consumer, business-to-business, and government industries. The IoT will account for an increasingly huge number of …

Internet of Things

Spark Labs Raises $4.9 Million For An Internet Of Things OS

Spark Labs, the same folks who made this open-source Nest-like thermostat, has raised $4.9 million in Series A funding led by Lion Wells Capital, and with participation from O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, SOSventures, and Collaborative Fund, as well as a host of angel investors.<p>Spark Labs develops …

The internet of things isn’t about things. It’s about cheap data.

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: (c) 2013 Pinar Ozger pinar@pinarozger.com<p>The value that comes from connecting your thermostat to the internet isn’t …

Marvell outfits its chips for the internet of things

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Marvell believes the internet of things will need Zigbee, Apple and voice recognition.<p>The new Marvell silicon includes a …