Internet of Things

IoT Spending Predicted to Reach $232B This Year

By | Jul 7, 2016 at 1:15 pm

The Internet of Things is still taking over the Internet. According to a report by research firm IDC, the U.S. is predicted to invest over $232 billion this year. This heavy investment will go to everything from hardware, software to connectivity solutions and services….

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The Internet of Things Will Definitely Monetize Helicopter Parents

By | Jul 3, 2016 at 10:51 am

Helicopter parenting is pretty sad to watch: Usually the parents and their constant over-protection winds up giving the kids a fear of the world or a sense of entitlement that can take decades to fully shake off. But there’s one way to make it more…

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Conveniently Control Your Home with This Single App

By | Jul 2, 2016 at 5:00 pm

At the heart of a smart home, there is an app based on Apple’s HomeKit framework, which lets you control your entire home, from one place. The myHome Plus app could turn your iPhone into a home-controlling device in one click. It may sound futuristic, but the…

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Boston

Microsoft Ventures Accelerator Tour Comes to Boston

By | Oct 13, 2015 at 2:00 pm

We are proud to partner with Microsoft Ventures to promote their Machine Learning Accelerator in Seattle. Read the full series of stories, as they are published, here. The Microsoft Ventures Accelerator Tour is visiting 11 US cities to spread the word about their 7 global accelerator…

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Both Low-Impact and High-Impact Hacks Have Value in Showing IoT Security Risks

By | Oct 10, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Security. It’s one of the biggest concerns that experts around the globe have raised with the rise of the Internet of Things, and for good reason. In fact, Chris Valasek and Charlie Miller, who made headlines when they hacked the moving Jeep Cherokee, proved…

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How Will Smart Cities Impact The Workplace?

By | Oct 8, 2015 at 11:00 am

The world is becoming more connected by the day. Not only are people carrying with them vast collections of web-enabled devices, we’re seeing more and more ‘regular’ items being hooked up to wider networks. It’s a concept known as the Internet of Things, or…

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Las Vegas

The Internet of Things Explained by Maria Thomas

By | Oct 5, 2015 at 3:23 pm

You hear so much about the Internet of Things (IoT) from tech blogs and journalists, including Tech.co. It’s a buzz topic for sure, but still shrouded in a lot of mystery for many of us. Even as new devices and products are getting “smart”– home…

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DC

Local Motors Launches Olli Self-Driving Electronic Car At New DC Facility

By | Jun 16, 2016 at 11:07 pm

Today, in National Harbor on the Maryland shore of the Potomac River just south of the Nation’s Capital city, Local Motors held a press conference to open their latest facility and launched the first self-driving car called Olli. Olli is the first autonomous vehicle…

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The Internet of Things and the Future of Marketing

By | Jun 16, 2016 at 10:00 pm

The Internet of Things, or IoT, is rapidly changing the way we consume, live, and interact with the world around us. According to estimates provided by DHL, there are around 15 billion devices currently connecting with the Internet, with predictions pointing for that number…

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The Security Risks of the Internet of Things

By | Sep 26, 2015 at 6:00 pm

It was the stuff of headlines. A “smart” Jeep careens down the road, and suddenly the driver no longer has control. As analysts watch, hackers, miles away, take control of the Jeep and make it do their bidding. Suddenly, mass hysteria erupts, as consumers…

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Security for Smart Homes: Important Things to Consider

By | Jun 12, 2016 at 5:17 pm

Many of us have seen the commercial. A young couple arrives at a vacation spot to which one set of their parents have already arrived. The dad asks if they secured the house before they left. Of course, they answer, “yes.” He then pulls…

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The Marriage of IoT and Marketing – Where the True Value Lies

By | Sep 23, 2015 at 4:00 pm

The Internet of Things. If you’ve spent much time online in the last three years or so, you’ve likely heard more than your share of IoT ideas that were going to “revolutionize” their industries, but never seemed to live up to the hype. While…

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Tech.Co Deals Roundup: Virtual Reality and Self-Driving Cars

By | Sep 21, 2015 at 3:02 pm

Happy Monday everybody! In today’s Tech.Co deals roundup we’ve got some some big funding news from Rubicon Global, a company valued at over $500 million. We’ve also got some really interesting funding rounds for Jaunt, a virtual reality startup, and Cruise, a company that’s…

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Just How Smart Are Integrated Home Security Systems?

By | Jun 9, 2016 at 11:00 am

This past Christmas, Samsung launched Smart Things, their new home security system. Based on an app and a hub, it allowed users to integrate almost any device in their house, from lights to locks, doors to drawers. The system can even “trigger the noise…

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The Biggest Problem with the Internet of Things? Hint: It’s Not Security

By | Sep 18, 2015 at 10:00 pm

Security is a major concern with those who are watching the development of the Internet of Things. You can read plenty about how security problems are going to be the death of the connected world. After all, no one wants to drive a connected…

Gear & Gadgets

5 Hi-Tech Home Automation Products

By | Jun 7, 2016 at 9:08 pm

The Internet of Things appears to be growing at a rapid rate, with many tech analysts speculating a 15-20% growth in the industry this year, with a rollover north of $80 billion by 2022 in the US alone. While different brands boast cool products…

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3 Trends That Will Shape the Future of Digital Marketing

By | Sep 15, 2015 at 6:01 pm

It isn’t hard to predict that future innovations will continue to shape the digital marketing landscape. We are now in a digital era where technologies have disrupted various traditional marketing methods and are continuing to do so. Let’s look deeper at how three technologies will impact digital marketing in…