Internet of Things

Can the Internet of Things Live up to Its Hype?

By | Sep 10, 2015 at 9:00 pm

The “hype cycle” is something all new and innovative technology must follow. Yet, recent publications and opinion pieces about the Internet of Things indicate it may be at the “peak of the hype cycle” and some writers have gone so far as to say that…

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The Internet of Things and the Robotification of Society

By | May 30, 2016 at 8:00 pm

People are enamored with technology. We are creating machines for every single aspect of our lives. And, with the Internet of Things, we are connecting them to be able to interact with one another. I am a child of the 1980s and have grown…

Autonomous Vehicles

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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How the Internet of Things Will Impact Our Productivity

By | Sep 5, 2015 at 6:00 pm

The Internet of Things is a phenomenon many people talk about, but most hardly understand its nature and its implications on the future of our daily lives – including our economic productivity. According to a Harvard economist, Michael Porter, the Internet of Things has…

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Smart Homes: What Are the Security Risks?

By | May 25, 2016 at 7:00 pm

The Internet of Things industry is one step away from going mass market. While the smart home industry is currently estimated to hit $58 billion in worth by 2020, not all the consumers feel equally excited about smartifying their homes. Creating bulletproof security is…

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The Importance of Investing in IoT for Your Startup

By | May 24, 2016 at 12:30 pm

By 2020, the number of connected smart devices interacting with one another through the Internet of Things (IoT) will reach nearly 20 billion. Yes, that is a lot. However, deployment and manageability of IoT devices in fringe ecosystems still presents a head-scratching problem …

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The Future of IoT: Smartifying Your Home

By | Sep 1, 2015 at 8:00 pm

The vastly growing Internet of Things trend is very exciting- there are new devices announced every day that connect to the internet to control something. The world is slowly filling up with connected devices, that ultimately make our lives easier. Connected devices are …

Gear & Gadgets

Chime Leverages IoT to Let You Brew the Perfect Cup of Chai

By | May 22, 2016 at 12:00 pm

We all know that the Internet of Things is becoming a huge hit in the technological world, and will keep on growing. It brings the Internet to a lot of everyday objects, from fridges to more spicy objects. Now, a couple of entrepreneurs with…

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Litbit Looks to Revolutionize the Internet of Things

By | May 11, 2016 at 11:45 am

The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the current technological revolution aiming to connect (all) the items used everyday to the World Wide Web. Increasingly, we see new appliances, transportation and even mundane items such as shoes, clothes and door locks, connected to the…

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5 Ways the Internet of Things Benefits Entrepreneurs

By | May 10, 2016 at 12:12 pm

For many entrepreneurs, the Internet of Things (IoT) sounds like a jargon term that only relates to programmers or technology-focused businesses. In reality, the IoT affects all industries and can actually help entrepreneurs improve their business’s efficiency, customer …

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How the Internet of Things Is Changing What You Eat

By | May 7, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2014—sort of a Farmer’s Almanac for businesses working toward digital integration by leveraging emerging technologies—predicts that the public imagination of what the Internet of Things will do for us will continue to run …

Funding

Tado Raises $23M to Make Temperature Control Smarter

By | Apr 28, 2016 at 8:06 am

Among the most popular smart home devices are those like Nest that can regulate temperatures automatically and remotely. This is great if your home’s temperature is controlled from a central source, but what if you don’t? What if your air conditioner comes from a …

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Predictive Intelligence: iOS 9

By | Aug 4, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Predictive intelligence is still new to technology, but companies like Apple and Google have already begun to utilize its abilities. Devices are communicating with each other while also gathering data from the real world and using this information to predict. This predictive …

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4 Obstacles Standing in the Way of a Wearable Revolution

By | Aug 3, 2015 at 10:00 am

The future of wearable technology has long been defined by expectations of widespread adoption and uninterrupted growth. In fact, by some estimates the wearable device market in the U.S. alone will be valued at $12.6 billion by 2018. The start of a new year…

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Chicago

New Report Shows Midwest’s Push Into the Internet of Things

By | Apr 14, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Today, the Illinois Technology Association (ITA) announced the launch of a landmark report – the Internet of Things (IoT) Midwest Landscape. This inventory is the first of its kind, and will mark the first organized system to categorize and possibly expand the number of…

Hardware

After Wearables: Complete Customization?

By | Jul 16, 2015 at 10:00 am

Image Credit: Flickr/Intel Free Press Let’s jump right in. With Sprout, HP is banking on a significant departure from keyboard and mouse control. For me, those things are necessary as everything keeps getting smarter and developing. The keyboard shows the computer will respond …

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The 18 Most-Funded Startup Industries in 2014

By | Jul 15, 2015 at 12:30 pm

In 2014, the health care industry garnered the highest amount of venture funding and the second-highest number of venture deals: $9.74 billion invested in 1,100 deals, reported Mattermark. And it’s not surprising, with so many opportunities to improve our medical system. …