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Amazon Just Got a Big Win in the Internet of Things Market

The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing rapidly as businesses deploy millions of devices that collect and exchange data. In order to aggregate and make sense of all this data, most businesses rely on a third-party company to provide a cloud platform. <b>Amazon</b> , <b>Microsoft</b>and Google -- the …

SAM Labs raises $4.5M to turn kids into IoT-mavens

London-based SAM Labs just announced that it raised £3.2M ($4.5M) from a group of investors led by Imperial Innovations. In addition to the institutional investor specializing in commercial spin-outs from academic institutions, the round was padded out with smart money from a number of angels …

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IoT Research Report & Ecosystem - Internet of Things

Business Insider<p>The Internet of Things (IoT) Revolution is picking up speed and it will change how we live, work, and entertain ourselves in a million ways big and small.<p>From agriculture to defense, retail to healthcare, everything is going to be impacted by the growing ability of businesses, …

How the 'Internet of Things' will impact consumers, businesses, and governments in 2016 and beyond

For more than two years, BI Intelligence has closely tracked the growth of the IoT. Specifically, we've analyzed how the IoT ecosystem enables entities (i.e. consumers, businesses, and governments) to connect to, and control, their IoT devices in 16 environments, including manufacturing, the …

Bluetooth Devices Will Link to the Internet Without Your Presence

A lot of devices rely solely on Bluetooth for connectivity, but they always require another device to provide them with a link to the internet. That …

Internet of Things

I Want This Google Now Mirror In My Bathroom Immediately

Smart mirrors still reside in the realm of tinkerers, only achievable for those who’ve mastered the art of DIY electronics. Which is too bad! Because …

'Social thermometer' Flo is the first IoT health gadget you may actually want to use

While there are plenty of options for connected health gadgets, new Kickstarter project Flo may actually be the first you’ll want to use.<p>Aimed at parents, Flo is small Bluetooth enabled contactless thermometer that lets you track and manage health as if it were social media.<p>Here’s how it works: …

The Connected Home: How to Get Started

The connected home is no longer the sci-fi dream it once was -- it's now becoming a reality in many homes.<p>Whether it's using your smartphone to …

Amazon is selling gadgets that can order their own refills

It’s 3am and you just need to print out one piece of paper. Your day depends on printing out that piece of paper. Predictably, the printer says it’s out of ink—a warning you hadn’t heeded earlier, because it wasn’t urgent. Now it’s an emergency.<p>Amazon wants to rid the world of such inconveniences …

Smart Homes

Our privacy is losing out to Internet-connected household devices

It's called the Internet of Things and, judging by all the connected gadgets and appliances unveiled at last week's Consumer Electronics Show, it's about to strip you of what little privacy you have left.<p>Taken piecemeal, there's much to recommend about the idea of controlling household devices via …

Most People See Connected Devices As a Privacy Problem

Slightly over half of Americans are cool with connected cameras in their offices that use facial recognition to help prevent theft. However, the …

BMW MINI Teams Up With HAX To Build A NYC Accelerator Focused On Connected Cities Of The Future

What will the city of the future look like? We’re starting to see new technologies capable of helping future urban populations share more resources, reduce costs and communicate in new ways and BMW’s MINI would like to be at the forefront of this movement.<p>That’s why MINI says it teamed up with HAX, …

Partnership Brings Internet of Things to Texas Oilfields

If there’s something that Texas has plenty of, it’s remote, open spaces — not always easy to reach with modern communication networks. Texas also has …

IDC report: Governments will boost Internet of Things spending (with related video)

Governments in the future may look to the Internet of Things (IoT) to get more efficient. The IoT is a network of physical objects such as actuators …

Internet of Things

Will LiFi Take Big Data And The Internet Of Things To A New Level?

The enormous demand for WiFi and transmissions of mass quantities of data is putting a strain on the current technologies. With the predicted exponential growth of mobile devices, by 2019 more than ten billion mobile devices will exchange 35 quintillion (1018) bytes of information each month — and …

Internet of Things

44 Internet Of Things (IoT) Gamechangers 2017

on December 4, 2015 at 1:19 pm<p>What is the least peculiar thing about the tech industry?<p>That has to be setting goals that are so towering that they …

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How Connected Cars Will Transform Our Lives at Home

Let me put this bluntly: Smart homes are pretty dumb. Or at least historically, connected devices for the everyman’s house have seemed gimmicky at …

Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are coming for the smart home

If you wanted to build a smart home anytime in the last decade, you turned to one of two places: ZigBee or Z-Wave. Both are connectivity standards tailor made for the smart home, each connecting the hundreds of products approved for their systems. You’ve probably never heard of them, but you’ve …

'Googling Reality': Internet Of Things Extends Business' Ability To Sense And Respond

The Internet of Things literally has the potential to turn every object on this planet into a computer node. Is that a good thing? Who knows? But the proliferation of computing power and data opens up interesting new avenues for business. The challenge is figuring out what those avenues are, and …

Artificial Intelligence

Owlet's smart baby monitor can save lives while looking cute

Most startups crow about saving people time or money — Provo, Utah-based Owlet, on the other hand, is part of an exclusive club that wants to save lives. After a successful crowdfunding campaign and a beta testing push, Owlet recently released its washable, wearable baby monitor to the masses in …

Baby Monitor

You can order groceries from the door of Samsung's new fridge

When Samsung announced its latest smart refrigerator earlier this week, we were intrigued. After the company demoed the appliance during its CES press conference, we <i>had</i> to stop and take a look. If you missed the initial news, the new Family Hub fridge is packed with tech. The first thing you notice …

Amazon’s now selling its own brand of ARM processors for the connected home

Amazon has officially entered the semiconductor market with the news that it is selling its own-brand of ARM-based chips to manufacturers.<p>U.S. tech companies went transatlantic on more than a few occasions last year in their search for innovation, but one of the more curious cases was when Amazon …

Microsoft's Making Its Own SIM Card to Provide Contract-less Cellular Data

It seems Microsoft is developing its own SIM cards that will allow Windows 10 devices to access a range of different cellular data networks without …

Windows 10

Wi-Fi HaLow is a new long-range, low-power wireless standard meant for smart home devices

The Wi-Fi Alliance, the certification group behind the networking standards to which computer, router, smartphone makers, and more adhere, has …

New Wi-Fi Standard Designed for Smart Homes and Gadgets

Get used to the name Wi-Fi HaLow.<p>It seems obvious: Wi-Fi already connects most gadgets in your home. So why wouldn’t it connect your smart home gadgets, too? But while it sounds obvious, the companies making these connected gadgets have been reluctant to use Wi-Fi. That’s because Wi-Fi requires a …

Gear & Gadgets

Startup Afero Wants To Own The Net-Connected Gadget World

Apple, Google, and Microsoft vets have a plan to connect fitness bands, smart lights, online fridges, and other “Internet of Things” devices.<p>Fitness bands, smart door locks, “learning” thermostats, connected refrigerators, smart TVs—they’re all part of the Internet of Things (IoT). But bringing …

Internet of Things

Half of Americans will have smart-home tech by end of 2016

About 45 percent of all Americans will either own smart-home technology or invest in it by the end of 2016, according to a survey by real estate brokerage firm Coldwell Banker.<p>Coldwell Banker polled more than 4,000 Americans in advance of the 2016 International CES, the big tech trade show taking …

The Top Five Trends For The Connected Car In 2016

Many years ago, car predictions focused on what near-future vehicles would look like. Would they be bigger or smaller and how fast would they get from 0 to 60 mph?<p>But today, as modern automobiles have evolved to moving machines bristling with sensors, software, processors and networks, future …

Machine Learning

PSA: Google’s ‘Ubiquity’ Internet of Things dev summit will take place in January

The Internet of Things will become an increasingly big deal as all consumer technology becomes connected to the web, and by extension one another. Google has several technologies including Brillo and Weave that take advantage of this ubiquitous computing trend. Announced at Google I/O earlier this …

Samsung Reveals Entire 2016 Smart TV Line-Up will be IoT Ready

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., today announced that its entire 2016 Smart TV line-up will be Internet of Things (IoT) ready and connected with the …