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Opinion/Analysis

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…

Security

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…

Real Estate

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…

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Opinion/Analysis

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…

Opinion/Analysis

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…

Security

Is There Still Too Much Risk For Smart Home Adoption?

By | Dec 9, 2016 at 4:30 pm

The Internet of Things has become a huge seller in the tech world. There are apps for everything from watching your dog while you’re at the office to WiFi-connected garage door openers. Everything from hi-tech baby monitors to multi-colored lights are available to turn your…

Gear & Gadgets

Chamberlain MyQ Brings Your Garage Opener Into The IoT World [Review]

By | Dec 9, 2016 at 10:30 am

To many of us, a garage is more than just a place to store your cars. It’s where we get the messy work done, it’s typically where we enter our homes, and of course we find it perfectly acceptable to allow our garages to…

Security

7 Security Lessons the IoT Industry Could Learn from the Gaming World

By | Dec 1, 2016 at 2:20 pm

While internet providers play a role in securing the Internet of Things (IoT), manufacturers hold the primary responsibility in this area. Over the years, the folks who manufacture video game consoles have learned some pretty hard lessons about security vulnerabilities. As a result, your Playstation 4…

Startups & Apps

Cincinnati

LISNR’s Ultrasonic Technology Named CES Innovation Award Honoree

By | Nov 17, 2016 at 11:20 am

As the company responsible for the world’s most advanced ultrasonic protocol, LISNR is an emerging leader in the Internet of Sound. The first application of LISNR’s technology in the real world happened last month, in the 2016 edition of Techstars FounderCon 2016, with the ticketing…

Security

Internet Providers Could Be The Answer To Better IoT Security

By | Nov 15, 2016 at 10:30 am

A recent group of researchers in Virginia hacked into a driverless car to demonstrate how easily it can be accomplished. This study was actually commissioned by several governmental groups that are deeply concerned about the explosion of IoT devices and the opportunities that these…

Programs & Resources

3 Steps to Getting Smart Cities the Data They Need

By | Nov 3, 2016 at 2:20 pm

As the vision of creating a smart city using IoT and integrated communication technology has turned into reality, the access to meaningful data or open data has become a core demand. This meaningful data is the key to smart city development. Access to meaningful…

Startups & Apps

The Combination of JIT and IoT Will Help Your Startup Compete

By | Nov 1, 2016 at 5:50 pm

Just-in-time manufacturing, otherwise known as JIT, began as a consequence of the limited resources and humble startup capital available to industries in post-war Japan. Plants had to abandon the en masse manufacturing style associated with traditional factories in favor of “spot” assembly and short-notice builds….

Gear & Gadgets

5 Weird Devices Connected Through the Internet of Things

By | Sep 28, 2016 at 4:30 pm

The Internet of Things has become a staple of innovative companies. If you want to make an impact on your market, you need to make sure you can contribute to this network of connected devices. From home security systems to smart thermometers, there is…