IoT Magazine

By Michael Reuter | A curated collection of articles about the IoT, M2M, Wearables and the Quantified Self by the founders of @Datarella

New paper from Apple research scientists dives deeper into work on autonomous systems

Tim Cook has publicly commented on Apple’s work in autonomous systems before, and a new research paper from two Apple research scientists dives deeper into the company’s efforts. The paper explains how Apple is using a combination of LiDAR with other technologies for 3D object detection that …

Machine Learning

IOTA Hackathon – Lessons Learned: Fraud Detection (Part 2)

This is the second instalment in the posts about the experiences that Team Freedom made during the IOTA Hackathon. In the first post (found here), …

Hackathons

IOTA Hackathon – Lessons Learned: Fraud Detection (Part 1)

<i>The IOTA Hackathon took place from Nov 17 to Nov 19 in Gdansk, Poland. Software developers from all over Europe came together to put to test the IOTA</i> …

APIs

IOTA Hackathon: Open Car Charging Network (Part 1)

<i>The IOTA Hackathon took place from Nov 17 to Nov 19 in Gdansk, Poland. Software developers from all over Europe came together to put to test the IOTA</i> …

Matched

Study Suggests Apple Watch Heart Rate Monitor Can Detect Hypertension and Sleep Apnea

The Apple Watch may be able to accurately detect hypertension and sleep apnea, according to a new study published today by the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and Cardiogram, a company that's developed an app that breaks down heart rate data collected by the Apple Watch.<p>Using data …

Smartwatches

Apple Retakes Top Spot in Global Wearables Market

Apple has retaken the lead in the global wearable band market thanks to strong Apple Watch shipments in the third quarter of this year, according to new research data from Canalys. According to the data, Apple shipped 3.9 million units in Q3 2017, compared to 2.8 million the year previous.<p>Those …

Smartwatches

Blockchain: The Key to IoT's Full Potential

When the two technologies join forces, blockchain is the way to realize the vast potential of the internet of things.<p>The convergence of blockchain …

Bitcoin

Big data meets Big Brother as China moves to rate its citizens

On June 14, 2014, the State Council of China published an ominous-sounding document called "Planning Outline for the Construction of a Social Credit …

China

Drift raises $7M to take on traditional utility companies with peer-to-peer energy marketplace

Drift has raised additional funding to take on traditional utility companies with its new energy marketplace platform.<p>The Seattle startup just reeled …

Peer-to-peer

Analyst: Apple Watch Series 3 could be a ‘game changer’ for Apple’s wearable

Apple last month debuted the Apple Watch Series 3, bringing support for cellular connectivity to its wearable for the first time. Despite early reviews that highlighted some since-fixed connectivity issues, a new analyst note from GBH Insights says the Apple Watch Series 3 is a hit among consumers …

Smartwatches

IOTA - a new kid in the cryptocurrency town

At Bright Inventions, we always try to keep focus on the bleeding-edge technologies and innovations. We are especially interested in cryptocurrencies …

Bitcoin

IOTA Hackathon

<b>The blockchain tech sphere in the fall of 2017 looks totally different than in the same period of 2016. Then, many people heard about blockchain for</b> …

Internet of Things

IoT Digital Twins, Sensing and Bluetooth Sensors

Digital twins are one of Gartners Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2018:<p>"A digital twin is a digital representation of a real-world entity or …

Internet of Things

73% of Executives Are Researching & Launching IoT Projects In 2017

• Manufacturing-based IoT connections grew 84% between 2016 and 2017, followed by energy & utilities (41%).<br>• 73% of executives are either researching or currently launching IoT projects.<br>• The IoT platform market is expected to grow 35% per year to $1.16B by 2020.<br>• B2B uses can generate nearly 70% of the …

Internet of Things

SAP wants to build a blockchain-based ecosystem for the internet of things

Enterprise software giant SAP SE became the latest company to jump on the blockchain bandwagon Wednesday, this time focusing on bringing the …

Internet of Things

Mercedes-Benz will spend $1 billion to build electric vehicles in the US

Thanks to an investment push from parent company Daimler AG<p>Daimler AG, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, plans to offer electrified versions of all of its cars by 2022 under the new EQ sub-brand. And now the company has announced that many of those will be built in the United States.<p>To do this, …

The 'internet of things' is sending us back to the Middle Ages

Internet-enabled devices are so common, and so vulnerable, that hackers recently broke into a casino through its fish tank. The tank had …

Passwords to Over a Half Million Car Tracking Devices Leaked Online

We’ve seen a lot of data breaches this year: some big, some small, some that are dangerous, and some that are just embarrassing. But if we were to …

Security

Machine Learning Helps Small Farmers Identify Plant Pests And Diseases

A new app aims to help smallholder farmers fight pests and diseases that are killing their crops.<p>The world’s 500 million smallholder farmers have a new weapon in their never-ending fight against pests and plant diseases: an app called Plantix. By uploading pictures of affected crops to the mobile …

Apple's AirPods 'Dominating' Emerging Wireless Earbuds Market, Say Analysts

Apple's AirPods have dominated the "truly wireless" earphones market in the U.S. since launching in December, according to new market research conducted by NPD Group. The industry analyst's Retail Tracking Service found that AirPods accounted for 85 percent of over 900,000 wireless earbuds sold …

Headphones

Yay! Wearable tech is finally starting to make sense

Name me a wearable tech category, and I'll tell you what's wrong with it. Smartwatches? Not useful enough. VR headsets? Too clunky. Wireless earbuds? …

Wearable Tech

Artificial intelligence will create new kinds of work

WHEN the first printed books with illustrations started to appear in the 1470s in the German city of Augsburg, wood engravers rose up in protest. …

Doctors are burning out because electronic medical records are broken

Are electronic medical records largely to blame for the growing crisis of physician burnout?<p>One of the most enjoyable parts of my job is meeting new medical students every year. I invariably find myself not only impressed by their talent and intelligence, but also struck by their optimism and …

Apple Watch to be sold alongside Aetna health insurance plans

The Apple Watch could soon be sold discounted or free to Aetna’s 23 million members, as a way to improve health outcomes and lower insurance costs, according to a CNBC report.<p>Apple held a series of meetings with Aetna executives and hospital chief medical information officers, discussing the …

Smartwatches

New report offers more detail on Apple’s work w/ Cochlear to improve iPhone accessibility

Earlier this month, it was reported that Apple was working with hearing-aid manufacturer Cochlear on Bluetooth and other technologic challenges to offer a direct connection to iPhones. Now, a new piece from Wired offers more detail on the efforts and talks about how “Apple is putting voices in …

How communities get to IoT

Although federal research and funding are helping communities design replicable internet-of-things projects, integrated, complex ventures are still a …

Government Technology

The Business of Artificial Intelligence

For more than 250 years the fundamental drivers of economic growth have been technological innovations. The most important of these are what economists call general-purpose technologies — a category that includes the steam engine, electricity, and the internal combustion engine. Each one catalyzed …

VICIS inks deal with Oakley to create advanced eye shield for high-tech football helmet

Vicis‘ football helmet just got more high-tech.<p>The Seattle startup today announced a deal with sunglasses giant Oakley for a new “VICIS EDGE Shield” …

Augmented Reality

The data that transformed AI research—and possibly the world

In 2006, Fei-Fei Li started ruminating on an idea.<p>Li, a newly-minted computer science professor at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, saw her colleagues across academia and the AI industry hammering away at the same concept: a better algorithm would make better decisions, regardless of the …

Machine Learning