IoT Magazine

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

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> …

Bitcoin

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, …

Electric Vehicles

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 …

Internet of Things

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 …

Agriculture

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 …

Wireless

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. …

Artificial Intelligence

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 …

Health Care

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 …

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 …

Tim Cook

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 …

Machine Learning

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” …

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 …

Artificial Intelligence

How AI Is Already Changing Business

<b>Erik Brynjolfsson,</b> MIT Sloan School professor, explains how rapid advances in machine learning are presenting new opportunities for businesses. He breaks down how the technology works and what it can and can’t do (yet). He also discusses the potential impact of AI on the economy, how workforces …

Intelligence

How AI Fits into Your Data Science Team

In their HBR Big Idea feature, Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee argue that AI and machine learning will soon become “general-purpose technologies,” as significant as electricity or the internal combustion engine. They represent a landmark change in our technical capabilities and will power the …

Machine Learning

The End of Arduino 101: Intel Leaves Maker Market

This looks like the end of the road for Intel’s brief foray into the “maker market”. Reader [Chris] sent us in a tip that eventually leads to the …

Arduino

Profiting from IoT data: Getting down and dirty in industry verticals

Why is Internet of Things so hyped even as very few companies see it bear fruit on their bottom lines?<p>“IoT investment have trailed a lot of …

Big Data

iCyborg: Apple Just Announced The First Mass Market Cyborg Enhancement

At first glance, it’s a great new product for hearing impaired people. At second glance, it’s the first mass-market cyborg enhancement: technology that penetrates our bodies and enhances our abilities.<p>Today Apple and Cochlear, an Australian hearing assistance company, announced the Nucleus 7, which …

The Future

Blockchain, Ethereum & The ioT

Bitcoin showed us how to transact online, Ethereum could show us how to put everything else online.<p>Just in case you’ve been living under a rock for …

Foodles uses connected fridges to modernize your office canteen

French startup Foodles thinks office canteens should work more like food delivery startups. The company delivers fresh food every morning into smart fridges that sit in your office. Employees can then buy cheap lunches using a card or a phone.<p>Think about Foodles as a sort of hybrid company between …

The Workplace

FAZ.NET

Simple but brilliant tape measure apps show just how useful AR is going to be [Video]

App developers have been having fun with Apple’s ARKit to put together augmented reality apps. We’ve seen a bunch of these already, and two developers have now shown how you can use an iPhone as a tape measure.<p>It might sound like a boring application, but just look at how much easier it is to …

Augmented Reality