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NewsFactor

Thanks for stopping by.<p>For the past 20 years, NewsFactor Network and CIO Today have been providing daily news coverage for the technology …

Mobile Technology

To Hit Fast Forward On The Internet Of Things, Get Personal

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Charles Huang is the COO of Leeo.</i><p>Try asking your parents or any friends who live in the suburbs what “IoT” or “smart home” means, and more often than not, you’ll get a blank stare in return. In Silicon Valley it seems like technology is ingrained in every aspect of life, but to the …

Smart earrings pack all the functionality of a fitness band into a tiny stud

While the big wigs run around making one-size-fits-all fitness bands and smartwatches — most of which are not female friendly — innovators on …

Wearable Tech

Smart earrings can monitor your health even when you're in a dress

Sure, there are high-tech bracelets out there that can show you texts and reminders, but you're more of an earrings gal anyway, and you like fitness bands better than smartwatches. Ear-o-Smart is a pair of smart earrings that can take the place of both health bands and heart-rate-monitoring earbuds …

The Rise of the “Supertasker”: Our Next-Generation Workforce

We are living in the age of the “supertasker.” At Cisco Live Cancun last week, I polled our audience and asked, “How many devices are you connected to at this moment?” The majority of the audience held three or four. However, some still had their hands up at five and six devices. Supertaskers are …

Internet Of Things: Software platforms will become the rage in 2015

When we look forward to 2015 and developments around the Internet of Things, we are predicting four key trends and implications.<p>The hype around the …

In Smart Home, Retrofit May Be The Next Big Thing

When you look around at many of the smart home systems coming to market, most require what is called in the business tech world a ”fork lift upgrade”, meaning you have to throw out your old hardware and replace it with new gear in order to get the advantages of new technology.<p>Take the Nest Protect …

Idea of Connected Home Nears Reality as Companies Show Off Myriad of New Products

Products for the connected home will get a big push this holiday season as companies look to get into this new and growing market.<p>The big question, …

Transformation for the Internet of Everything

Just a few years ago, I’d go out for an occasional weekend drive to take in the splendor of Northern California, and leave my mobile phone and various gadgets behind.<p>Those days are long gone.<p>Over time, smart devices and connectivity have transformed my life – as I’m sure they have yours – and …

SAM Is A Wireless Electronics Kit That Wants To Make Coding Connected Objects Super Simple

Meet SAM, a wireless electronics kit that’s aiming to make it easier for kids or indeed anyone with an idea for a connected project to get building — using a series of Bluetooth connected pieces and a drag and drop software interface for linking the hardware together.<p>And also easier to integrate …

Kickstarter Alert - SAM: The Internet of Everything for Everyone

Reading Time: 2 minutes<p>We’re big fans of littleBits here at GeekDad which is why I really like the look of this new Kickstarter project from <b>Sam Labs</b> …

Where Will You Buy The Internet Of Things?

The Internet of Things (IoT) will end the decade as a trillion-dollar market. The battle over IoT consumers is already heating up, with companies jockeying to lay claim to the “smart home.” In the United States, the sheer magnitude of opportunity will alter the way companies brand themselves. It …

The ‘Internet of Things’ Is Becoming a Huge Thing

0<p>SHARES<p>The “Internet of Things” — a catch-all term for taking connectivity beyond PCs and mobile devices to include items ranging from Web-enabled …

Mobile Devices are the Gateway to the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is all about devices: how we interact with them and the data they produce.<p>One key piece of the IoT that is often …

10 Hot Internet of Things Startups

As Internet connectivity gets embedded into everything from baby monitors to industrial sensors, investors, entrepreneurs and engineers are rushing …

Feature | The Network

Don’t panic just yet: but in a few years, your fridge could become a target for cybercriminals. As the number of devices in the Internet of Everything grows, so does the likelihood that connecting these devices and networking them together could increase the number and type of attack vectors we …

ARM launches a high-powered microcontroller for the internet of things

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: c) 2013 Pinar Ozger pinar@pinarozger.com<p>ARM, the chip design firm whose processor designs are in almost all of the …

Companies monetizing the Internet of Things (Infographic)

Many companies and brands are thinking about ways on how to embrace the Internet of Things (IoT) in connecting devices to cloud products and …

Let’s discuss IBM’s new block chain internet of things architecture and robots

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>No connected light bulbs in this week’s podcast, guys. We’re getting kind of nerdy with a discussion of the robot invasion of …

A Second Act For The Internet Of Things

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>David Hirsch is co-founder and partner of Metamorphic Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm headquarterd in New York City. Prior to Metamorphic, he spent eight years at Google where he was on the founding team that launched Google’s advertising monetization strategy and</i> …

A Startup Has Created An Incredibly Small Chip That Could Turn Our Clothes Into Wearable Computers

A company called mCube has developed a new accelerometer that's smaller and cheaper than other components of its kind, according to MIT Technology Review. In fact, mCube's accelerometer is the fraction of the size of a US dime, as shown in the image.<p>An accelerometer is the sensor inside your phone …

IoT startup IFTTT takes in $30M to get your apps talking to each other

Andreesen Horowitz and Norwest Venture Partners just handed over $30 million to a new Internet of Things startup that wants to connect all your online social interactions.<p>IFTTT (If This Then That) has a new approach to connecting all of your devices and apps. Rather than allowing you to manage all …

3 ways enterprises can manage the Internet of Things using modern techniques

By now, the Internet of Things (IoT) is something you’ve heard before. In fact, a recent Morgan Stanley <b>report</b> predicts that the number of devices …

Making Sense of IoT Data With Machine Learning Technologies

In a previous post I discussed how the Internet of Things (IoT) will radically change your big data strategy. Massive amounts of data from sensors, wearable devices, and other technologies are creating new and exciting opportunities to make better business decisions in real time. However, …

Introducing New Computing Platforms for the Internet of Everything

There will be fifty billion things connected to the Internet by 2020. Untold new and valuable connections will be formed as people, processes, data and things connect and create the next wave of the Internet that we call the Internet of Everything.<p>Our ability to realize the $19 trillion of economic …

The Internet of Things will need a whole new breed of chip — here’s what they’ll look like

First connected computers. Then connected devices. Now connected ‘Things’. The technology industry is gearing up for a major transformation, one that may end up having an even greater effect on our lives than the PC and smartphone revolutions.<p>The end uses are exciting — both those we’re …

Google's Driverless Car, The Internet Of Things, And George Orwell

As I’ve said before, I’m one of those people who can’t wait for Google to take over driving for me. I would have a chauffer, which I couldn’t normally afford, to take me around everywhere, allowing me, as a passenger, to do whatever I want during the ride. I could read, eat, nap, play games, listen …

Connected Transportation with The Internet of Everything | The Network | The Network

Watch John Chambers, Cisco Chairman and CEO, and Jim Grubb, Chief Demonstration Officer (@jimgrubb) demonstrate applications running at the edge, that help organizations realize the value of Internet of Everything through real-time data analytics using Fog computing. This demo uses Transportation …

Android-powered smart hard hat comes with augmented reality features

In Los Angeles, a startup called Daqri has designed a different kind of hard hat: an Android-powered one that's capable of augmented reality. As such, it really looks more like a bike helmet than a hard hat, equipped with sensors, cameras and a transparent visor that functions as a head-up display. …

How Investors Can Profit From The Internet Of Things

From “smart thermostats” to “tech shirts,” the apparel makers and manufacturers to watch are undoubtedly the ones connecting their products to the Internet and adding digital applications catered to meet the ease, convenience and sophistication that today’s consumer has come to demand. Known as …