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These Smartshoes Help the Blind Navigate City Streets

Wearable technology is a pretty busy buzzword these days, but some of the coolest inventions take the idea well beyond some gadget that lets you read …

How the internet of things could make media physical again

Not so long ago, every act of consumption began with a ritual. We pulled records from sleeves and perched them on turntables, slid books from shelves, watched as VHS tapes were ingested with a soft ca-chunk. Qleek, from Paris-based startup Ozenge, aims to return our digital media to a state in …

Internet of Things

Mercedes-Benz S-Class gets MOST connection to the IoT

“At Daimler, we expect that the prevalence of internet applications in the automotive environment will grow significantly. Consequently, future …

Internet of Things

Philips' smart lighting tells you where to go in the grocery store

Ever spent ages wandering the grocery store while looking for a hard-to-find ingredient? If Philips brings its new connected retail lighting to your local supermarket, you may always know where to go. The technology uses light-based communication to create a positioning grid for your smartphone, …

Real World Benefits

In my previous blog I have attempted to describe some of the distributed computing and data processing challenges that have to be solved in order to release the full potential and value from the Internet of Things, and how Cisco is addressing these challenges by enabling a Fog computing model via …

Cisco Systems

‘You’re going to have a heart attack’ – Apple’s iWatch could predict medical emergencies

Most smartwatches on the market today pair with a smartphone, offering a range of notifications such as incoming calls, emails, chat messages, and …

Cloud boom is on for real, researcher says

Advertisement<p>10 Comments<p>Credit: Flicker: Andyz<p>Researcher IHS Technology expects spending on cloud infrastructure and services to hit $174.2 billion …

The quiet digitizaton of American health care

<i>This is a guest post by Matthew C. Douglass, cofounder of Practice Fusion</i><p>For far too long, American health care has been out of reach for many. It certainly doesn’t help that the technology is dangerously out of date.<p>Most people know the government has been involved in addressing healthcare …

Smart jewelry could save your life someday

Women facing imminent danger when walking down the street or getting into their cars will soon have new safety options in the booming wearables space.<p>Sense6, a five-member startup based in San Francisco, is unveiling jewelry pieces that sync to a user’s cellphone to alert authorities when the …

The Network

Cisco Systems

The World's Largest Solar Plant Started Creating Electricity Today

Take 300,000 computer-controlled mirrors, each 7 feet high and 10 feet wide. Control them with computers to focus the Sun's light to the top of …

Researchers develop smartglasses that help surgeons see cancerous cells

If you think cancer removal surgery is but a one-time procedure, you'd be wrong. Doctors don't always cut out all affected tissues in one go, but a new pair of high-tech eyewear could help make that happen. The device, developed by a Washington University research team led by Samuel Achilefu, can …

Connected Living: The Next Big Thing After Facebook

Imagine waking up on a Monday morning in the year 2025 to the sweet voice of your digital assistant called Leyla. Leyla already woke you up 10 minutes early as she just learned from the Google Connected living home black box that syncs her with the outside world and all the devices at home that the …

Welcome to the Internet of Things

Digital technologies have made our lives instantaneously simpler, for the most part. And as Moore's law of technology posits, it keeps swiftly moving in that direction with smaller items serving as catalysts. The next (and current) chapter is household and wearable items becoming more intelligent …

Bragi’s smart headphones, the Dash, go beyond sound to monitor your whole body

You’ve heard of smartphones, smartwatches, and maybe even smartpants, but a German outfit called Bragi is using Kickstarter to gather steam for an …

Zubie Connected Car Service review: Zubie tracks your car, lacks mpg info - Roadshow

<b>The Good</b> <b>Zubie</b> sets up quickly and costs less than similar connected car devices. It shows vehicle trip information and includes a geofencing feature.<p><b>The Bad</b> Zubie doesn't include a Web-based interface, only an app, and offers no information about a car's fuel economy.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> The Zubie …

Pebble™ Environment Monitor & Data Logger

Description<p>Technical and support information<p>The Pebble Environment Monitor specifications: Pebble Technical Specifications.pdf<p>Pebble utilises a Bosch …

Apps

Does This Posture-Sensing Device Really Keep You Sitting Up Straight?

What if you got a buzz every time you slouched, even on the toilet? Testing the Lumo Back, we found out the limits of how far we would go to improve our posture.<p>As standing desk enthusiasts will constantly remind you, sitting down in front of a screen all day is terrible for your body. It’s …

Yoga

These Fake Eyelashes Can Control Your TV

Wearable tech as makeup could help quadriplegics control their environments with the wink of an eye.<p>Katia Canépa Vega is taking wearable technology to its next logical destination: your skin, and the muscles underneath.<p>Vega, a self-described “beauty tech designer,” has already created wearable …

Bright Idea: Using Raspberry Pi as a Lamp Timer

<i>The following is an excerpt from Getting Started with Raspberry Pi by Matt Richardson and Shawn Wallace.</i><p>Let’s say you’re leaving for a long vacation early tomorrow morning and you want to ward off would-be burglars from your home. A lamp timer is a good deterrent, but hardware stores are closed for …

Microcontroller

How big will the ‘Internet of Things’ be?

Let’s get this out of the way first and quickly: You probably don’t need a toaster that is connected to the Internet.<p>There is probably, however, a …

Internet of Things

The internet of things: what role will humans play?

We will gain control of the internet of things by interacting with objects in the way we engage with other smart technologies<p>The talk at this year's World Economic Forum in January was of a new technology-powered industrial revolution that's going to disrupt the world economy; about how the …

The Stir Kinetic Smart Desk

This tiny device sends irregular heart rate data to your doctor

A UK cardiologist has become the first in the country to implant a hairpin-thin wireless heart monitor that routinely updates doctors on a patient's …

Engineering information and data analytics

Knovel provides faster access to answers, better data discovery and a more tailored experience to help solve engineering problems.<p>Actionable …

Engineering

Managing Energy with Swarm Logic - MIT Technology Review

Air-conditioning units and heating systems are examples of power-hungry equipment that regularly switches on and off in commercial buildings. When …

The Incoming Wave of Innovation: Embedding Interconnected Microsystems in Almost Everything

The rising visibility of microsystem technology is about to trigger a tsunami of wonder, curiosity, imagination, exploration and entrepreneurism.<p>When we look back at what's about to happen, one conceptual milestone will certainly stand out: Motorola's "Project Ara" to create modular smartphones.<p>By …

9 factors creating a ‘perfect storm’ driving the Internet of Things to $14.4 trillion

VANCOUVER — The first computer, ENIAC, cost $6M in 1946 and had less power than a $5 animated greeting card you buy today and throw away tomorrow. That kind of technology innovation is powering the coming internet of things, and turning it into what Cisco Canada CTO Jim Seifert says will be a key …

4 massive global challenges driving our need for the Internet of Things

VANCOUVER — Every day we have more people, use more water, consume more energy, and spend more on health care on this globe. Solving those problems, according to one ARM director, is the perfect job — and the driving need — for the internet of things.<p>“The internet of things will be tens of billions …