Jean-Francois Parent

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Apple TV Is Now Armed And Ready To Be The Hub For The Smart Home

Apple may be getting close to rolling out its smart home plans in a big way. The company today pushed out a little noticed update to its set-top box, Apple TV, to make it support HomeKit, according to a person with knowledge of the program. HomeKit is Apple’s protocol for allowing connected home …

MachineShop The Latest To Roll Out An IoT Platform

Invent a new buzzword and the marketeers are sure to follow. And no buzzword has quite the same allure as the Internet of Things, the heady idea that in short order we will live in a world awash with connected sensors – in our bodies, our homes and our environment, these sensors will throw off a …

Making Sense of IoT Data With Machine Learning Technologies

In a previous post I discussed how the Internet of Things (IoT) will radically change your big data strategy. Massive amounts of data from sensors, wearable devices, and other technologies are creating new and exciting opportunities to make better business decisions in real time. However, …

Internet of Things (#IoT) New Paradigm for Business

The Internet of Things isn't coming soon...It's already here. IOT is real. It's inevitable. It's huge.<p>Is your business ready for the connected world?

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 …

What Apple's Changing After Massive Celeb Hack

Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke with the Wall Street Journal about some changes the company is making in response to the massive celeb hacking of 2014. Apple has stressed that the hack was not a “breach” of iCloud, which Cook reiterated, but that’s a matter of semantics. No, there wasn’t some kind of …

10 Shameful Texting Habits Translated to the Truth

The ability to lie via text is just too easy — or so you thought.<p>Despite the amazing conveniences of sending a quick note through your phone, it's …

6 Google Analytics tools your company probably isn’t using but should

Google Analytics is a powerful and free service that businesses often use to measure the effectiveness of their online marketing campaigns. The system is genuinely intuitive and offers many services that businesses have used since it first debuted.<p>Many companies use Google Analytics for these more …

Shower With Friends Wins The Disrupt SF 2014 Hackathon Grand Prize, Blitz And Interactive Markdown Are Runners Up

Over the weekend, 132 teams worked tirelessly at the TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2014 hackathon to come up with their ingenious hacks and creations. At the end of a long night filled with Nerf guns, pizza and very little sleep, the teams presented their hacks to the world on the Disrupt stage for final …