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Interfaces On Demand – Matt Hartman

Interfaces On Demand – Matt Hartman | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

We are at the very beginning of a fundamental shift in the way that humans communicate with computers. I laid out the beginning of my case for this in my essay The Hidden Homescreen in which I argued that as Internet-powered services are distributed through an increasingly fractured set of channels, the metaphor of apps on a “homescreen” falls apart.
The first obvious application was in chatbots, but as new unique interfaces come online, the metaphor becomes even more important. To understand this shift, it’s worth examining how platform changes have created entirely new businesses and business models. At its heart, it’s about the relationship between the reduction of friction and the resulting increase in data collection.

Philippe J DEWOST's insight:

Very interesting post. User Interfaces have indeed moved into User Experiences and as products/services saturate our free/idle moments, context management and focus on relevance will be indeed core.

Plus we won't manage the dozen of objects in the smart home with dozens of apps and screen interactions. This is where http://hayo.io could step in.

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Omega2: $5 Linux Computer with Wi-Fi, Made for IoT

Omega2: $5 Linux Computer with Wi-Fi, Made for IoT | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Introducing the Omega2, the $5 IoT computer.

What the heck is an IoT computer? It is a Linux computer designed specifically for building connected hardware applications. It combines the tiny form factor and power-efficiency of the Arduino, with the power and flexibilities of the Raspberry Pi.

  • The Omega2 is simple, even for people who are just getting started with building hardware.
  • The Omega2 is affordable, starting at just $5.

With the Omega2, we want to lower the barrier of entry, and allow everyone to take the leap into hardware development.

 

We made the Omega2 tiny so that it can easily fit into your DIY project or commercial product. It is less than 1/4 the size of the Raspberry Pi, and less than 1/3 the size of the Arduino Uno.

 

The Omega2 has integrated Wi-Fi and on-board flash storage. This means that it springs to life the moment you power it on. You don't have to worry about buying Wi-Fi dongles or installing operating system images onto external SD cards.

 

Using the Omega2 is just like using a desktop computer. We've built simple and intuitive apps for you to interact with the Omega2. We also have an App Store where you can discover even more apps!For the more adventurous, you can even build apps with our SDK and publish them on the Onion App Store to share with the world :)

 

Don't be fooled by its size, the Omega2 is a full computer running Linux, the same operating system that powers some of the world's most mission-critical infrastructure. You can think of the Omega2 as a tiny Linux server with Wi-Fi. (Yes, it even runs Apache!)

For the BSD fans out there, the Omega2 also runs FreeBSD!

 

An important benefit of running Linux is that the Omega2 can be programmed with whatever language you want. Save time by using languages and libraries you are already familiar with.

 

The Omega2 is designed for connectivity. It has Wi-Fi built in, and we have built expansions so that you can easily add Bluetooth, Cellular, and GPS to your projects.

 

Philippe J DEWOST's insight:

The only limit is talent #HardwareIsNotDead

This being said I hope that security has been properly addressed...

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Jean-Simon Venne's curator insight, September 27, 2016 8:47 AM
The unit price of a small computer at 5$! All kind of new possibilities at that price.
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LoRa May Not Be for Long Haul at Orange

LoRa May Not Be for Long Haul at Orange | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

On the face of it, Orange has made a pretty strong commitment to LoRa, one of a crop of low-power, wide-area (or LPWA) network technologies designed to support more rudimentary Internet of Things (IoT) services. 

In November, the French incumbent revealed it was building a LoRa network in 17 of France's biggest cities and would gradually roll out the network on a nationwide basis thereafter. A few months earlier, its venture capital arm, Orange Digital Ventures, stumped up $3 million of the $25 million in funding then raised by Actility, a French company developing OSS and BSS functionality for LoRa deployments. (See Telcos Invest in IoT Tech Startup.)

Yet Orange (NYSE: FTE) has acknowledged that LoRa is far from ideal. As an "open" technology, it holds strong attractions for the service provider over Sigfox, another LPWA technology that is fully proprietary. But this openness combined with LPWA's reliance on unlicensed spectrum is also problematic, admits Luc Bretones, the executive vice president of Orange's Technocentre-named product and design facilities.

Philippe J DEWOST's insight:

May LoRa be as transitional as it looks promising ? Orange's indoor push through combining LoRa lamps with employee crowd-deployment is interesting nonetheless, as is its ambition to cover France by the end of 2016.

But with Intel reportedly readying a line of LTE-narrowband chips in the "couple of bucks" price range we could see the IoT landscape continue to evolve fast as Telcos will try to regain control.

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Emmanuel HAVET's curator insight, March 18, 2016 6:16 AM

May LoRa be as transitional as it looks promising ? Orange's indoor push through combining LoRa lamps with employee crowd-deployment is interesting nonetheless, as is its ambition to cover France by the end of 2016.

But with Intel reportedly readying a line of LTE-narrowband chips in the "couple of bucks" price range we could see the IoT landscape continue to evolve fast as Telcos will try to regain control.

michel verstrepen's curator insight, March 18, 2016 8:53 AM

May LoRa be as transitional as it looks promising ? Orange's indoor push through combining LoRa lamps with employee crowd-deployment is interesting nonetheless, as is its ambition to cover France by the end of 2016.

But with Intel reportedly readying a line of LTE-narrowband chips in the "couple of bucks" price range we could see the IoT landscape continue to evolve fast as Telcos will try to regain control.

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OOCar is the personal trainer for your car

OOCar is the personal trainer for your car | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Imagine there was a device that could help make your car run quicker, cheaper and help you save the environment? Well that’s what OOCar is offering with its latest service.

The company has a small dongle that you attach to your car’s diagnostics port – every vehicle made after 2001 has one. Once there, it then tracks your car’s performance and sends it to the OOCar app where it can give you tips and advice on how to save cash.

The startup claims it can save you as much as 30 percent on fuel costs and 40 percent on insurance premiums. Not bad.

When the dreaded engine warning light comes on, it can give you a breakdown of the damage and also a rough cost of repairs, so you can tell if a mechanic is trying to pull a fast one. The app is only available in France right now, but the team hopes to start expanding across Europe soon.

Philippe J DEWOST's insight:

You shall watch this startup and project carefully...

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Jane Shamcey's curator insight, March 10, 2016 2:57 AM

You shall watch this startup and project carefully...

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IPv6 will get a big boost from iOS 9, Facebook says

IPv6 will get a big boost from iOS 9, Facebook says | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Apple's iOS 9 is expected to cause a boom in the use of IPv6, which could speed up service provider networks but create a lot of work for mobile developers. 

The new Apple mobile OS, coming out on Wednesday, will treat the new Internet Protocol as an equal to IPv4 instead of favoring the older system. That will cause iOS devices to use IPv6 much more, as long as apps, websites and carrier networks support it, according Facebook engineer Paul Saab. He led a panel discussion on IPv6 at Facebook's @Scale conference on Monday.

Even when all the pieces are in place for IPv6, iOS 8 only makes an IPv6 connection about half the time or less because of the way it treats the new protocol. With iOS 9, and IPv6 connection will happen 99 percent of the time, Saab predicts. 

IPv4 is running out of unused Internet addresses, while IPv6 is expected to have more than enough for all uses long into the future. Adoption has been slow since its completion in 1998 but is starting to accelerate. The release of iOS 9 may give a big boost to that trend. 

"Immediately, starting on the 16th, I'm expecting to see a lot more v6 traffic show up," said Samir Vaidya, director of device technology at Verizon Wireless. About 50 percent of Verizon Wireless traffic uses IPv6, and Vaidya thinks it may be 70 percent by this time next year as subscribers flock to the iPhone 6s. 

Philippe J DEWOST's insight:

"as long as apps, websites and carrier networks support it" is the key part of the equation here. Hope french telcos are ready (there were some data glitches yesterday in Paris by the way)

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Adept is IBM’s proposal for an IoT combining BitTorrent, Blockchain, and a secure messaging protocol called Telehash

Adept is IBM’s proposal for an IoT combining BitTorrent, Blockchain, and a secure messaging protocol called Telehash | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Paul Brody, the head of mobile and internet with IBM, is proposing a system called Adept, which will use three distinct technologies to solve what he sees as both technical and economic issues for the internet of things. The Adept platform is not an official IBM product, but was created by researchers at IBM’s Institute for Business Value (IBV). Adept will be released on Github as open-source software. The platform consists of three parts:

1/ Blockchain: As mentioned above, block chain is the distributed transaction processing engine that keeps track of Bitcoin and other crypto-currencies. The beauty of block chain is that it can be used for many purposes. Basically it’s a technology that allows data to be stored in a variety of different places while tracking the relationship between different parties to that data. So when it comes to the internet of things, Brody envisions it as a way for devices to understand what other devices do and the instructions and permissions different users have around these devices.In practice this can mean tracking relationships between devices, between a user and a device and even between two devices with the consent of a user. This means your smartphone could securely communicate with your door lock or that you could approve someone else to communicate with the door lock. Those relationships would be stored on the locks, your phones and come together as needed to ensure the right people had access to your home without having to go back to the cloud.

2/ Telehash: It’s one thing for devices to use block chain to understand contracts and capabilities, but they also need to communicate it, which is why Adept is using Telehash, a private messaging protocol that was built using JSON to share distributed information. It’s creator Jeremie Miller says at its simplest telehash is a “very simple and secure end-to-end encryption library that any application can build on, with the whole point being that an “end” can be a device, browser, or mobile app.” He added, “Perhaps, you can think of it as a combination of SSL+PGP that is designed for devices and apps to connect with each other and create a secure private mesh?” A new version of the software is expected soon.

3/ BitTorrent: And finally, to move all this data around, especially because not everything has a robust connection to each other — especially if they are using a low data rate connection like Bluetooth or Zigbee, Adept uses file sharing protocol BitTorrent to move data around keeping with the decentralized ethos of Adept.

Philippe J DEWOST's insight:

Detailing IBM's "Device Democracy" position paper, IBM's Adept system looks quite similar to / inspired from Ethereum while clearly evidencing blockchain as a generic piece of infrastructure. Comments in the post are equally worth a read.

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Sigfox lève 100 M€

Sigfox lève 100 M€ | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Le Fonds Ambition Numérique du Programme d’Investissements d’Avenir (PIA) et Bpifrance via son fonds Large Venture participent la levée de fonds de 100 millions d’euros de Sigfox.

Société toulousaine créée en 2011, Sigfox est spécialisée dans la connectivité des objets. Elle a pour objectif de déployer un nouveau réseau mondial de transmission pour les objets connectés. Ce réseau va permettre de connecter des milliards d'objets en optimisant la consommation électrique, tout en réduisant drastiquement la complexité et les coûts d'exploitation des solutions pour l’internet des objets. Cette levée fonds de 100 millions d’euros, record pour une startup française, va permettre à Sigfox d’accélérer fortement son développement à l’international.

Philippe J DEWOST's insight:

Une très belle opération du Fonds Ambition Numérique, souscrit par la @caissedesdepots pour le compte du Programme d'Investissements d'Avenir.

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10 free tickets to GizWorld Conf ! Nov 18

10 free tickets to GizWorld Conf ! Nov 18 | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

One day. One night.
WearableTech Paris, curated by industry experts come to Paris this fall. With a full day of 20 dynamic keynotes, cutting-edge technologies, investment opportunities, and 50 speakers (experts, entrepreneurs, athletes (NBA, L1, French car racer..)), WearableTech Paris is the wearable event of the year in Paris.

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To all interested @LaFrenchTech members : I have 10 free tickets for GizWorld Paris. Please DM / email

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A new wireless registry for 50 billion things

A new wireless registry for 50 billion things | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

When Cisco’s CEO, John Chambers, took the stage at CES in Vegas this year and announced that there was a difference between The Internet of Things (IOT) and the Internet of Everything (IOE), many cried “semantics.” But there is a difference and one that ripped across the US to the National Retailer Federation (NRF) Big Show at the Javits Centre in New York.

IOT, according to Chambers, is made up of billions of connected objects; however, IOE are the smart networks that are required to support all the data these objects generate and transmit. What will help move the IOT into the IOE and drive what Chambers predicts to be a $19 trillion in new revenue by 2020?

IOE requires a universal solution to tie the billions of sensor data into an intelligent device and system agnostic solution.

To our detriment, we are so focused on the idea of a hardware (IOT) solving all our problems that we neglected that simple insight that all these hardware solutions require a method of managing the people and service behind them.

The industry needs a wireless domain (DNS) naming solution that can provide profile, tools and privacy controls to enterprise and the consumer.

When I was invited to sit on a panel at the launch of the new wireless registry (www.wirelessregistry.com) at the NRF show and I realized that this registry could be the silver-bullet platform.

Philippe J DEWOST's insight:

Congrats @Patrick Parodi (aka @paparodi) for this initiative that is gaining deserved exposure and traction !

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Conference: The digital transformation of organisations at #FENS

Conference: The digital transformation of organisations at #FENS | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

June 12 02:00 - 04:00pm: Conference "The digital transformation of organisations:  faster, better and connected! " Musée room at Le CNAM (Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers), 292 rue Saint Martin, 75003 Paris

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I will speak in this IoT driven session along with a few usual suspects.

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Sigfox change de dimension avec Anne Lauvergeon

Sigfox change de dimension avec Anne Lauvergeon | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

C’est décidé, Sigfox va continuer l’aventure en solo. Alors que plusieurs repreneurs potentiels se sont manifestés, Ludovic Le Moan, qui a fondé cette start-up en 2009 à Toulouse Labège avec Christophe Fourtet, préfère accélérer sa croissance pour bâtir un champion technologique français. Il vient de recruter Anne Lauvergeon comme présidente du conseil pour incarner cette ambition.

Avec plus de 200.000 éléments connectés sur son réseau (panneaux publicitaires, conteneurs de déchets, compteurs de gaz, centrales d’alarmes...), Sigfox est déjà le premier opérateur de l’Internet des objets hors réseaux cellulaires traditionnels (2G,3G, 4G). Les fondateurs viennent de lever 15 millions d’euros, portant le total des fonds collectés depuis le début à 27 millions d’euros (auprès d’Intel Capital, Partech, Elaia, IDinvest, Bpi France, IXO). Le chiffre d’affaires, 3 millions d’euros en 2013, devrait être compris entre 8 et 10 millions cette année.

Philippe J DEWOST's insight:

Un investissement (d'Avenir) du Fonds Ambition Numérique (souscrit par la Caisse des Dépôts et géré par bpifrance)

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Nike Has Fired Most Of Its FuelBand Team And Will Stop Making Wearable Devices

Nike Has Fired Most Of Its FuelBand Team And Will Stop Making Wearable Devices | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

As many as 55 people of the 70-person hardware team, part of the larger Digital Sport division, were let go on Thursday, according to CNET's source. 

It seems obvious that Nike would jump out of the hardware game right now, with the upcoming iWatch on its way, as well as wearable Android devices, such as Samsung's Gear Fit, flooding the market.

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Things of the Internet happening in the Internet of Things

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Telecom Council of Silicon Valley nominates SIGFOX as one of the world's 5 most innovative startups

Telecom Council of Silicon Valley nominates SIGFOX as one of the world's 5 most innovative startups | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

The Telecom Council of Silicon Valley connects companies and individuals involved in the Communications Technology industry with one another for business development, collaboration, and education.

Every year, the council organizes the TC3, Telecom Council Carrier Connections. This 2-day executive summit highlights the relationship between the companies building communication networks, with the companies and new ideas that are fueling its growth.

This event is also the opportunity for the Telecom Council to highlight innovative telecom companies with the SPIFFY Awards. And this year, SIGFOX has been invited as a nominee in the category Edison Award for Most Innnovative Start-Up.


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Pierre-Damien Vaujour's comment, July 22, 2013 11:12 AM
Fantastic!
Fabien Bardinet's comment, July 29, 2013 2:04 AM
Really impressive !
Pierre-Damien Vaujour's comment, August 23, 2013 6:04 AM
Nice!
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Hayo is what you get when you cross an Amazon Echo with a Kinect

Hayo is what you get when you cross an Amazon Echo with a Kinect | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Earlier this week, I sat down with the company’s co-founders Gisèle Belliot and José Alonso Ybanez Zepeda, along with Uber co-founder-turned-investor Oscar Salazar, to discuss the product. The company’s ramping up for a formal announcement at CES, in tandem with the launch of an Indiegogo campaign, and it’s still working out some of the kinks around contextualizing its product.

We met up at a shared workspace in Manhattan, in a meeting room made up to resemble a living room — except for the big construction paper cutouts of buttons like Play and Pause adhered to different surfaces (another shorthand visualization of the product’s functionality).

By way of shortening this elevator ride, I’d describe the startup thusly: It’s Amazon Echo with a Kinect camera built in. In place of voice commands, you’ve got gestures.

In some ways Hayo is designed to fulfill similar functionality as Amazon’s hardware — a sort of connected home hub that ties together various smart devices — lights, music, thermostat, etc. When you get down to it, the possibilities are really endless when it comes to gesture controls in a three-dimensional space.

The company is, understandably, starting off simply with regards to functionality. At launch, the system will allow the user to designate 10 “buttons” per device. A button here is a point in space — a surface on, say, a wall or table. Each button can be assigned two different functions, which can adjust based on variables like time of day and user.

Philippe J DEWOST's insight:

Hayo is one of the most ambitious #IoT man machine(s) interface projects I have ever seen, led by an incredibly talented team in both New York and Paris, and backed by extremely strong IP.

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Altice, Sigfox Join Forces in French IoT Battle

Altice, Sigfox Join Forces in French IoT Battle | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

International cable group Altice has unveiled plans to use the network technology developed by Sigfox to support a range of Internet of Things (IoT) services in France and other markets. 

The strategic alliance promises to pit Altice against French rivals Orange (NYSE: FTE) and Bouygues Telecom in France's fast-developing IoT sector. (See Orange Hails LoRa Breakthrough as Bouygues Ups IoT Game .)

Both Orange and Bouygues have announced IoT plans based around the use of LoRa, a rival to Sigfox in the market for so-called low-power, wide-area (or LPWA) network technologies. 

Owned by French-Israeli billionaire Patrick Drahi, Altice controls Numericable-SFR , France's second-biggest operator, as well as Portugal Telecom SGPS SA (NYSE: PT), US cable operator Suddenlink Communications and businesses in several smaller markets. It is also trying to finalize a $10 billion takeover of Cablevision Systems Corp. (NYSE: CVC), another US cable company. 

Altice initially appears to be focused on IoT opportunities in France, where Sigfox already claims to cover about 92% of the population with its network, but says it will ultimately bring Sigfox services to all of its markets, including Portugal, the US and Israel. 

Boasting that its 4G network was available to 64% of the French population at the end of 2015, Numericable-SFR is positioning Sigfox as a low-bandwidth "complement" to connectivity services based on 4G and WiFi technologies. 

Like LoRa, Sigfox is designed to support IoT services that require small amounts of bandwidth and more energy-efficient solutions. Market leader Orange claims that LoRa is about 15 times as energy-efficient as cellular technologies and that special LoRa lamps it has developed for use inside buildings are able to carry signals over a distance of one kilometer in rural settings. (See LoRa May Not Be for Long Haul at Orange.)

Philippe J DEWOST's insight:

Like in the movie title, "there will be blood", as IoT network solutions accelerate in collision course mode.

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Twitter and Paris’ Plume Labs launch pigeons with air pollution sensors over skies of London

Twitter and Paris’ Plume Labs launch pigeons with air pollution sensors over skies of London | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Perhaps it was only a matter of time before Twitter actually started working with real, live birds.

The company with a bird logo that gave us the “tweet” has partnered with Plume Labs of Paris and DigitasLBi to launch a flock of Internet-connected pigeons to monitor air pollution in London.

Plume Labs is an IOT company that uses a network of sensors around the world to deliver targeted pollution reports to people’s smartphones. DigitasLBi is a global marketing and technology agency.

Yesterday was the first of three days during which the group plans to launch a team of 10 pigeons wearing small pollution-monitoring backpacks. The sensors were specially designed by Plume Labs and are stuffed in small vests that are placed on the pigeons.

 

The sensors are able to monitor levels of nitrogen dioxide and ozone, the two main ingredients in urban air pollution, according to a press release from Plume.

 

The results of the “Pigeon Air Patrol” are posted directly onto the project’s Twitter account. Residents can also follow the birds on the Pigeon Patrol website, which will also show their location.

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Congratulations to Romain Lacombe for deploying real birds and monitor our air. Very interesting combination of IoT + SmartCity + BigData approach

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6 IoT startups that are making your stuff smarter

6 IoT startups that are making your stuff smarter | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Every year, The Next Web holds hundreds of interviews with young startups in order to shortlist the cream of the crop and invite them to Boost, our early-stage growth program at The Next Web Conference.

With the eleventh edition of our flagship Amsterdam conference coming up in May .../...

This week, we’ve selected six Internet of Things startups that are sure to make your stuff smarter. Whether it’s keeping up to date with your home’s power usage and security, or saving money by changing your driving habits, there’s bound to be something here for your wish list.

Check out the six companies that have been invited to participate here

Philippe J DEWOST's insight:

Congratulations to Philippe Chassany and OOCar for being selected by TheNextWeb 

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Sense: Know More. Sleep Better.

Sense: Know More. Sleep Better. | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Sense is a simple system that tracks your sleep behavior, monitors the environment of your bedroom and reinvents the alarm. 

Sense combines the insight of your sleep patterns with the data of the environment in your bedroom, including noise, light, temperature, humidity and particles in the air.

With Sense's Smart Alarm, it can even wake you up in the morning at the right point in your sleep cycle, to avoid that groggy feeling we all hate so much.

Philippe J DEWOST's insight:

My Sense has finally arrived ! (with the now usual 9 months Kickstarter delay) - Remember that they raised $2.4 M against a $100k target...

 

While the unboxing experience was made slightly complicated by how tight the additional sleep pill box was closed, the overall setup is a pure bliss and the product finish is amazing. Sense may be paired with several "sleep pills" that you clip on the pillow and allow to monitor your sleep as well as your spouse's without interferences other than snoring :-)

 

(The remarkable and fluid phone UI has 2 slight glitches

1/ when setting the alarm tone, it doesn't play in on the Sense (just on your phone) hence making you to guess whether the Sense has or not sound capabilities
2/ in Europe, would have appreciated a temperature in degrees Celsius not Fahrenheit)

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IBM "Device democracy" links IoT to blockchain in a very promising way

IBM "Device democracy" links IoT to blockchain in a very promising way | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

In the emerging device-driven democracy, power in the IoT will shift from the center to the edge.

As devices compete and trade in real-time, they will create liquid markets out of the physical world.

In the IoT of hundreds of billions of devices, connectivity and intelligence will be a means to better products and experiences, not an end.

Philippe J DEWOST's insight:

"Device Democracy" is one of the most enlighting yet comprehensive paper about computing power shifting to the edge and blockchain like protocol's role in enabling the Internet of Things

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WeIO Web of Things platform

WeIO Web of Things platform | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

WeIO is a Web of Things - Internet of things platform. It lets you connect and control your objects from any device using only your web browser. Connect easily objects between them or with Internet services like social networks.

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Impressive #DIY project turned into a product/platform. #HarwareIsNotDead #OpenCompute

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Samsung Electronics’ 60GHz 802.11 ad Wi-Fi Technology Accelerates Data Transmission by 5x

Samsung Electronics’ 60GHz 802.11 ad Wi-Fi Technology Accelerates Data Transmission by 5x | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Samsung Electronics announced the development of its 60GHz Wi-Fi technology that enables data transmission speeds of up to 4.6Gbps, or 575MB per second, a five-fold increase from 866Mbps, or 108MB per second, the maximum speed possible with existing consumer electronics devices.

Unlike the existing 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi technologies, Samsung’s 802.11ad standard 60GHz Wi-Fi technology maintains maximum speed by eliminating co-channel interference, regardless of the number of devices using the same network. By doing so, Samsung’s new technology removes the gap between theoretical and actual speeds, and exhibits actual speed that is more than 10 times faster than that of 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi technologies.

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Is Samsung 802.11ad 60Ghz WiFi "a threat or a promise" ? 15 years after 802.11b, max throughput will have increased more than 400 times ...

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Google's Nest Is Buying Wi-Fi Camera Company Dropcam For $555 Million

Google's Nest Is Buying Wi-Fi Camera Company Dropcam For $555 Million | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

The company's cameras are used primarily for home monitoring. Its two most popular cameras sell for $199 and $149.

In addition to its hardware business, Dropcam also sells cloud storage for its videos. Last year the company said 39% of its customers pay for the video storage service.

Dropcam will probably look to Nest's success in the "Internet of Things" space for guidance. It plans to move beyond video surveillance and hopes to incorporate movement sensors into its products, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Philippe J DEWOST's insight:

When a Data company buys another Data Pump through an IoT subsidiary. At Amazon Summit 2014 in Paris, the above chart was unveiled (courtesy Geoffrey Arduini) claiming that Dropcam is generating more video uploads than YouTube.

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AXA conditionne un avantage santé à un objet connecté

AXA conditionne un avantage santé à un objet connecté | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Aurez-vous encore votre liberté lorsqu'il faudra choisir entre payer cher sa mutuelle santé, ou accepter de voir son comportement scruté par des machines au service de l'assurance ? Pour le moment sous forme d'un jeu donnant droit jusqu'à 100 euros de médecine douce, AXA montre l'avenir de l'assurance santé liée aux objets connectés et à la médecine personnalisée...

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Article à mon avis un peu biaisé ex ante, et qui a mon sens omet deux enjeux que sont : la fidélité de la mesure (j'aimerais savoir de combien un Pulse, un FitBit, et une appli comme Moves divergent en moyenne) d'une part, et l'intégration de ces mesures ou non dans le champ de l'hébergement des données de santé.

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mobiLead, lauréat 2014 du concours Red Herring Top 100 Europe | mobiLead: Internet of Things enabler (IoT, NFC, QR Code, QR+, xTag)

mobiLead, lauréat 2014 du concours Red Herring Top 100 Europe | mobiLead: Internet of Things enabler (IoT, NFC, QR Code, QR+, xTag) | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Le classement Red Herring Top 100 Europe permet de mettre en lumière quelques entrepreneurs et entreprises innovantes à fort potentiel. L’équipe Red Herring a été parmi les premières à détecter des sociétés telles que Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Skype, Salesforce.com, YouTube et eBay – entreprises qui ont su radicalement modifier nos façons de vivre et de travailler.

En 2014, le classement Red Herring Top 100 Europe comporte 18 entreprises françaises innovantes lauréates : Adways, BIONEXT, CROSSJECT, DynAdmic, FAMOCO, Hospitalweb,MADGIC, Maeglin Software, MANGOPAY, mobiLead, Movea, Nanoplas , Nexway, PayTop,Teads, Teevity, Weroom and Withings.

« Sélectionner les entreprises à fort potentiel, vecteurs de rupture et de croissance, n’est jamais une tâche aisée », a déclaré Alex Vieux, éditeur et CEO de Red Herring. «Nous avons étudié plusieurs centaines de candidatures à travers l’Europe et, après beaucoup de réflexions et de débats, réduit la sélection à 100 d’entre elles. Chaque année, la compétition devient de plus en plus difficile. mobiLead a su démontrer une vision originale, une grande capacité d’innovation et une mise en œuvre efficace – éléments qui définissent parfaitement les critères de sélection des lauréats au concours Red Herring Top 100. »

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Félicitations à Laurent Tonnelier de la part d'un ancien lauréat :-)

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Google 3.2 Bn$ purchase of Nest is an interesting milestone in the Internet of 18 Billion Things story

Google 3.2 Bn$ purchase of Nest is an interesting milestone in the Internet of 18 Billion Things story | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Nest, a company founded by former Apple employee Tony Fadell that makes smart thermostats and smoke detectors, sold to Google for $3.2 billion. Take the purchase as a sign that big tech companies truly do think we'll one day live in a future where everything is connected online. 

According to analysis from Business Insider Intelligence, more than 18 billion devices will be connected to the Web by 2018.

Philippe J DEWOST's insight:

Hopefully we have a long tradition of CES award winning, pioneering companies in the IoT space. French "things" fly, capture your body and activity parameters, monitor your air in and outdoor, as well as you eating habits and, more recently, your toothbrushing patterns.

 

Now they need a business and an exit footprint and in that respect, the #frenchtech ecosystem will be key.

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