IoT Magazine

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

Hackers build a 'Master Key' that unlocks millions of Hotel rooms

If you often leave your valuable and expensive stuff like laptop and passports in the hotel rooms, then beware. Your room can be unlocked by not only …

Survey finds customers increasingly reliant on CarPlay & Android Auto, big factor in future car purchases

Both Android Auto and CarPlay have been gaining momentum over the last several years, with more carmakers signing on board. Now, a new study shows that users are becoming increasingly reliant on those in-car infotainment systems…<p><i>Strategy Analytics</i> surveyed a group of people, finding that most users …

Android Auto

IoT Group revives a power plant to fuel a blockchain applications complex

IoT Group Limited recently signed an agreement with Australia’s Hunter Energy to build a blockchain applications complex (BAC) within a …

Here is why nobody has succeeded at running IoT on the blockchain

From the permissioned blockchain networks of IBM to the newly introduced Hashgraph technology, some of the largest technology and financial conglomerates have been testing the applicability and potential of blockchain with the Internet of Things (IoT) market since the beginning of 2016.<p>Yet, with …

Blockchain

A brief history of the scatter plot—data visualization’s greatest invention

Scatter plots are glorious. Of all the major chart types, they are by far the most powerful. They allow us to quickly understand relationships that would be nearly impossible to recognize in a table or a different type of chart. (Take this visualization of the relationship of country religiosity …

Data Visualization

Festo's New Bionic Robots Include Rolling Spider, Flying Fox

The latest in weird and potentially useful robots from German automation giant Festo Photo: FestoWe love Festo because every year they invest an …

Robotics

How the AI cloud could produce the richest companies ever - MIT Technology Review

For years, Swami Sivasubramanian’s wife has wanted to get a look at the bears that come out of the woods on summer nights to plunder the trash cans …

Study Confirms Apple Watch Can Detect Abnormal Heart Rhythm With 97% Accuracy

The heart rate monitors built into the Apple Watch and other wearable devices can detect abnormal heart rhythms with 97 percent accuracy, according to a new study conducted by the team behind the Cardiogram app for Apple Watch in conjunction with researchers at the University of California, San …

Apple Watch

Japanese Electric Company Tests Bitcoin Lightning Network Payments For Car Charging

The third largest electric utilities provider in Japan is testing the use of Bitcoin’s Blockchain to record EV charges and the Lightning Network to …

Utilities are paying their customers to buy electric vehicles

Electricity utilities were never designed for a world in which electricity demand didn’t go up forever.<p>For a century, that was fine. But after 2005, US demand leveled off and, in some regions, began to decline. The Tennessee Valley Authority is now preparing for an unprecedented 13% drop in demand …

Electric Vehicles

Apple Watch adoption climbs 56% year over year to become global favorite, Fitbit takes sharp dive

IDC is out today with its numbers on the global sales of wearables for 2017. Without any surprise, the data shows Apple Watch on top, like we saw confirmed from other firms last month.<p>IDC’s report shows Apple as the global leader in wearables for Q4 2017 with 8 million units shipped. Fitbit came in …

Philosophers are building ethical algorithms to help control self-driving cars

Artificial intelligence experts and roboticists aren’t the only ones working on the problem of autonomous vehicles. Philosophers are also paying close attention to the development of what, from their perspective, looks like a myriad of ethical quandaries on wheels.<p>The field has been particularly …

Artificial Intelligence

Predictive Maintenance for People – the endgame for the Internet of Things (#IoT) and healthcare

Predictive maintenance is one of the oldest and most tested uses cases for the Internet of Things (IoT). For years now, we’ve been able to analyze …

Dubai Sets Its Sights On Becoming The World's First Blockchain-Powered Government

Dubbed as the “city of the future”, Dubai, which plans to have robot cops, flying taxis and autonomous vehicles on its roads in coming years and appointed a minister in-charge of Artificial Intelligence recently, is planning yet another transformation: to become the world’s first blockchain-powered …

Blockchain

Tesla Autopilot: Insurer offers a 5 percent discount for drivers using Tesla’s driver assist system

Earlier this year, Tesla said that it was working with insurers in order for them to better understand features like the Autopilot.<p>Now, a major insurer announced that they are offering a 5 percent discount for drivers using Tesla’s driver assist system.<p>Britain’s largest motor insurer Direct Line …

Airbus partners with Rolls-Royce and Siemens to build an electric airplane

Battery technology improvements are expected to soon enable electric flight and companies in the field are preparing their powertrain technology to support it.<p>In a major move toward that goal, Airbus, Rolls-Royce and Siemens have announced a new partnership to gradually convert a plane to electric …

IOTA Hack Gdańsk and my application created during it - IOTA Sensors

Hackathon<p>In the middle of November, at Gdańsk, there was a first IOTA hackathon in Poland. It was organized by Baltic Data Science and Datarella and …

Blockchain

Hyundai to Launch Token Sale for IoT Blockchain Platform Hdac

Hyundai Pay, the Internet-of-Things (IoT) arm of Hyundai, will be holding a joint ICO with Hdac Technology to issue HDAC tokens. Hdac Technology, a …

Blockchain

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 …

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

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> …

IOTA Hackathon: Open Car Charging Network (Part 1)

<b>+++UPDATE+++</b><p>We’ve stirred much interest in the issuance of our XSC token at the IOTA hackathon in Gdansk. We therefore decided to prolong our rewards …

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 …

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 …

Blockchain: The Key to IoT's Full Potential

The convergence of blockchain and IoT marks a new era of smart revolution. The potential applications of these two technologies coming together – not …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …