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Tel Aviv

Make Your Old Air Conditioner Smart Home Compatible with Sensibo Sky

By | Oct 16, 2017 at 1:30 pm

The smart home movement is in full effect, for the right price. Unfortunately, that price is pretty high, particularly for the everyday consumer. If only there were a way to add smart features to your otherwise disconnected portable air conditioner sitting on your window…

Opinion/Analysis

The Downside of the Internet of Things

By | Oct 13, 2017 at 7:15 am

Smart technology is gaining ground and shifting into many areas of our lives. Just frrom 2014 to now, we have sprinkler systems that gauge the weather and determine, on their own, whether or not our lawns need to be watered or not, and a…

Tips & How To’s

How to Get Your Smart Home Started on the Right Foot

By | Oct 1, 2017 at 10:30 am

While people who work in technology may recognize how interconnected their personal lives have become, those from other sectors may still be clueless. According to Bitdefender, only 30 percent of people in the United States and 20 percent of the people in France are…

Internet of Things

Seattle

Going Up! How Elevators Joined the Internet of Things

By | Sep 14, 2017 at 7:15 am

Internet-connected elevators have entered the market and joined the ever-growing Internet of Things (IoT). This new technology is a collaboration between Microsoft and the engineering specialists at ThyssenKrupp. The focus of their work has been lifts, specifically the ability to use IoT technology to…

Internet of Things

How Partisan Political Sites Are Profiting Off the Internet’s Trust Problem

By | Aug 11, 2017 at 11:30 am

The internet is a pretty scary place. Between cyber attacks, phishing scams, and the dark web, the information superhighway is not a place to be taken lightly. Trust in online interactions is dwindling, as more and more people are subjected to the dark side…

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Accelerator

Boulder

Meet the 4 Startups in UpRamp’s Fiterator Accelerator Cohort

By | Aug 7, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Keeping an eye on the Colorado startup ecosystem has become a necessity for anyone that considers themselves an entrepreneurial buff. Between legal cannabis and supportive entrepreneurs, it’s only a matter of time before we start calling the Mile High City something like Silicon Mountain….

Gear & Gadgets

Chicago

Does Your Work Need An Office Beer Fridge?

By | Aug 6, 2017 at 7:47 pm

After a long day of hustling at your startup or employer, many people hit their local watering hole to relax, have some fun conversation, and even blow off some steam before heading home. Grabbing a drink and some downtime with coworkers has been a…

Data

Irvine

How the Internet of Things Can Be Good for Small Businesses

By | Jul 10, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Every business and technologically-oriented person has heard of the Internet of Things (IoT) by now, and how small devices will do things we never thought were possible. The Internet of Things has been closely linked with the rise of the smart home, where someone…

Internet of Things

The Success of the Chatbot Lawyer Shows What the IoT Gets Wrong

By | Jun 8, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Ever heard of the Chatbot Lawyer? It’s a web app designed to talk to you in order to pick up the information it needs to generate your own personal parking ticket appeal. And it works, as Tech.Co reported last year: “Stanford University student Joshua Browder…

Internet of Things

The Internet of Things Is Coming, Whether You Like It or Not

By | Jun 8, 2017 at 9:20 am

Convenience is at the heart of product development. Simply put, if it can make life easier, it’s a good idea. This common approach to consumerism is what thrust the Internet of Things (IoT) into the mainstream, placing products like virtual voice assistants, WiFi-connected speakers, and…

Internet of Things

In the Future, Internet-Connected Car Security Is Only Getting Tougher

By | May 25, 2017 at 9:15 am

The rapidly developing world of self-driving cars will create an entirely new form of life in major cities across the world: Cars will be able to interact with each other and with their surroundings, creating massive amounts of data that can help solve traffic problems or, analyzed…

Internet of Things

3 Ways Technology is Impacting Commercial Real Estate

By | May 22, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Back in 2010, I was working in a financial role and looking for an office for my company. I realized, from the consumer’s perspective, that my options for finding one were limited. The commercial real estate industry was completely segmented, with brokers and landlords…

Ecosystems

Dublin

3 IoT Startup Trends Happening in Dublin

By | Apr 25, 2017 at 8:30 pm

When you think about the Irish startup scene, fintech might come to mind. But Ireland is much more than payments and blockchain, in fact, IoT is starting to gain more ground. Ireland is the home to Intel, Google, Accenture’s AI Lab, several research institutions…

Internet of Things

Cloud Computing Is on the Rise as Big Data and IoT Merge

By | Apr 10, 2017 at 11:20 am

Cloud computing is expected to quadruple within the next few years. It’s predicted that only 8 percent of all workloads will continue to be processed by traditional data centers, while 92 percent will be processed by cloud data centers. Recent estimates by Cisco predict that…

Gear & Gadgets

10 Gadgets To Build Out Your Dream Smart Kitchen

By | Feb 14, 2017 at 2:20 pm

When the first fridge with a built-in screen was released, the world lost its collective mind. After all, who needs a touchscreen on a fridge, right? Whether we like it or not, the world of IoT has spun out a plethora of gadgets that…

Business

How Big Is the Internet of Things Opportunity in the Industry?

By | Jan 17, 2017 at 8:30 pm

The Internet of Things is the network of physical objects that contain embedded technology to communicate and sense or interact with their internal states or the external environment. It is also working with efficient wireless protocols, improved sensors, cheaper processors. Startup and enterprise are choosing Internet…

Internet of Things

Samsung’s Latest Move Proves the Concept of “Ownership” Is Dying

By | Dec 12, 2016 at 11:20 am

Last Friday, Samsung announced their latest move in dealing with an explosion-prone smartphone: They are rolling out a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 update that will render the phone entirely inoperable. In short, they’re bricking their own nine-month-old product. It’s the most drastic move Samsung could…