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Robots will not lead to fewer jobs – but the hollowing out of the middle class | Larry Elliott

Weak wage growth could already be a sign of automation creating an economy in which small number of very rich employ armies of poor<p>Throughout modern history there has been a recurrent fear that jobs will be destroyed by technology. Everybody knows the story of the Luddites, bands of workers who …

Textile Industry

Azure IoT Edge: What’s in it for partners? - Internet of Things

For the last decade, one of the most significant topics in technology has been the role of the cloud itself, and discussion is often framed around …

Sony's high-speed 'eye' gives robots 1,000 fps vision

Sony is known for making great sensors that serve as a camera's eye, but it apparently designs eyes for robots, as well. The Japanese tech giant has announced the release of a high-speed vision sensor that will allow industrial robots to detect and track objects at 1,000 frames per second. Robots …

The connected industrial worker: achieving the industrial vision for the Internet of Things

Despite the proliferation of robotics, industrial workers remain a vital factor in the equation of the Internet of Things.<p>When discussing the Internet of Things (IoT), the promise of vehicles that never break down, trains that always run on time, and equipment that works around the clock at optimal …

The emergence of a new IT species: The IT/OT hybrid professional

A key tenet of Darwin’s theory of evolution is the idea of <i>adaptation</i>, in which a species changes over time to better adapt to its environment. Based on discussions with industrial organizations getting involved in the industrial Internet of things (IIoT), I believe we’re witnessing a similar …

Are edge computing and IIoT changing the way we think about data?

As we observe what’s happening in industrial enterprises, there’s an interesting evolution occurring—one that has important implications as companies make their first tentative steps toward the industrial Internet of things (IIoT).<p>Traditionally, operational technology (OT) teams have tended to …

These 8 Industries are Adopting Internet of Things Like Never Before

As the Internet of Things (IoT) and its applications continue to span the home and enterprises, various industries are driving investments and …

6 Hot AI Automation Technologies Destroying And Creating Jobs

Nothing gets the Silicon Valley-obsessed media more excited than watching the online mud-wrestling of two tech titans, especially when the fight is over the hottest topic of the day: Will AI destroy our jobs or will it be a force for good?<p>It all started with Elon Musk declaring that “robots will be …

Artificial Intelligence

Smart Factories Will Deliver $500B In Value By 2022

• Smart factories are revolutionizing manufacturing by enabling a 7X increase in overall productivity by 2022.<br>• Smart factories have the potential to add $500B to $1.5T in value added to the global economy in five years.<br>• 76% of manufacturers either have a smart factory initiative that is ongoing or are …

Manufacturing

New recommendations for implementing industry 4.0

Digital transformation is all around us and the implementation of smart homes, Internet of things; artificial intelligence, machine learning, and …

8 Critical IoT Security Technologies

A recent report by Gartner predicts that there will be 20.4 billion connected Internet of Things (IoT) devices by 2020, with 5.5 million new things …

IOT

Blockstack announces $25 million fund to rebuild the internet for a blockchain world

Blockchain startup Blockstack is out to build a decentralized version of the internet, where users own their own data and apps live locally on your device. The idea is to free users from security breaches, platform lock-in, and a loss of control over their data.<p>Its challenge now is to get a whole …

Blockchain

DNA could be used to store data more efficiently than computers, scientists find

Scientists exploring archiving potential of DNA conduct test to cope with threat of 'digital dark age' find potential solution<p>DNA could be used to store digital information and preserve essential knowledge for thousands of years, research has shown.<p>Scientists exploring the archiving potential of …

The Infrastructure You Need to Successfully Deploy IoT Networks

By BizTech StaffInternet of Things technology is already reshaping industries such as retail and manufacturing, but IoT networks need to be …

Internet of Things

LattePanda Internet Of Things Mini PC Now Available To Purchase From $89 (video)

A new windows 10 mini PC has been launched this week called the LattePanda, specifically designed for Internet of Things projects, robotics and …

Microsoft’s autonomous gliders seek out thermal updrafts to stay aloft

Microsoft wants to build autonomous tech for aircraft that require little to no power to fly. It just completed tests in the Nevada desert of gliders equipped with self-guidance systems that help them track regions of rising hot air and predict their movement, with the aim of staying up in the air …

Gliders

3 Hottest Technologies That Will Change Your Business By 2020

Consulting firm KPMG has just released a report covering the top technologies that will drive business transformation over the next three years. Here are the top three.<p>KPMG recently conducted its annual survey of 800 global technology industry leaders, from startups to Fortune 500. The results are …

Artificial Intelligence

$9 Internet Of Things Integrated Platform Unveiled

Bolt a new Internet of Things integrated platform specifically created for fast development and deployment of IoT projects has been unveiled this …

Internet of Things

CHIP is a $9 Raspberry Pi killer

The Raspberry Pi was definitely a game changer when it hit shelves at only $35. But CHIP is hoping to make the Pi look positively pricey by comparison. The Kickstarter campaign has already blown way past its $50,000 goal. In fact, at the time of this writing its approaching $500,000. Like the Pi, …

Breakthrough in FPGAs could make custom chips faster, larger

Today we are worshipping the gods of the algorithm, according to one prominent magazine. It’s not a bad comparison. Everything from search results to …

Broadcom’s new Wi-Fi chip turns your phone into an IoT hub

At Mobile World Congress, Broadcom released a new chipset designed to bring Wi-Fi’s speediest technology, 802.11ac, into smartphones. What makes this …

Workplace Utilisation & Occupancy Sensors

OpenSensors makes it easy to reduce lease expenses and get the most out of your workplace. We install sensors that track workplace utilisation in …

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Put These Quarter-Sized GPS Trackers On Everything

They'll go on phones, bicycles, teenagers—anything!<p>Misplaced your phone? Dropped your keys? Lost your dog? This crowdfunded project would let you locate basically anything with tiny GPS trackers that are accurate to within 5 feet.<p>Retrievor is GPS disk that's barely more than an inch in diameter and …

Gear & Gadgets

General Electric Expands Internet of Things to More Industrial Equipment

The Internet of Things — a network that connects devices, from sneakers to massive industrial oil- and gas-drilling equipment, and runs the …

Banking on the customer experience: The future of connectivity in financial services

As everyday devices are connected, the notion of banking stands to change radically. That future might look something like this. Let’s say we have a …

The next big frontier for the smart home? Presence.

I really want to build a connected home recipe that blinks the lights in whatever room I’m in when my husband texts me. But so far, fine-grained …