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Evena Eyes-On Glasses Will Give Doctors Almost X-ray Vision

Evena Eyes-On Glasses Will Give Doctors Almost X-ray Vision | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
What if you could go into the doctors office with a broken bone and all your nurse or doctor had to do was put on a pair of glasses to see what was wrong. Now what if that wasn't just a fantasy? Well,...
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The Internet of Things and M2M – Some Predictions for a Bubbly Next Few Years | Blue Hill Research

The Internet of Things and M2M – Some Predictions for a Bubbly Next Few Years | Blue Hill Research | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
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The best prognostication so far on IoT, where it is going and who is going to be using it - Definitely a worthwhile read

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Not Mobile, Automotive to See Max Semiconductor Growth!

Not Mobile, Automotive to See Max Semiconductor Growth! | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
There is no denying that mobile market is almost matured, the growth in the semiconductor industry has to pick up somewhere else. Although it’s expected that worldwide cellphone subscription will exceed the world population in 2015 (already exceeded in many parts of Europe) and continue for some time (while CAGR in unique subscription will decline to 3% by 2018, see report (http://us1.campaign-archive2.com/?u=77cdbf15a0a91de4d98102b0a&id=2a939469cd&e=5df5ee1989)), the actual rise in CAGR in revenue is going to be much higher in automotive semiconductor segment.



According to IC Insights forecast report (http://us1.campaign-archive2.com/?u=77cdbf15a0a91de4d98102b0a&id=e6164a26bd&e=7d246f3eb2), in 2013-2018 the automotive IC segment is going to see 10.8% CAGR, much higher than other segments including communications, industrial and consumer. While cars and other vehicles will see more and more infotainment, ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) and safety systems (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has mandated backup cameras as a must in all new vehicles), some of the communication systems such as IoT
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Wireless and consumer sector players such as Qualcomm, Intel and NVidia will also get benefited from car electronics and infotainment systems. Automotive memory IC market is also expected to double ($2B to $4.2B) by 2018.

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Why technology and content are inseparable at Netflix

Why technology and content are inseparable at Netflix | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Netflix Chief Product Officer Neil Hunt spoke with Gigaom about how important data science and cloud computing are to the company's business, as well as why the internet is the perfect medium to drive adoption of new video formats.
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Believe it or not, Hunt thinks the importance of Netflix’s recommendation engine is actually underestimated. Customers watch about 7 billion hours of video every quarter, he explained, which breaks down into about 150 million events per day when someone actively chooses to watch something.- We agree this is one of the strengths that the rest of Netflix's competitor's don't have as of yet.

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Details on Quark Seal Beach SoC revealed in leaked Intel roadmap

Details on Quark Seal Beach SoC revealed in leaked Intel roadmap | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
We've obtained more information on Intel's Internet of Things (IoT) system on a chip (SoC), Quark Seal Beach.
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Hopefully the Quark Seal Beach will provide more for would be IoT designers to work with,  user interface and program-ability with sensors, as well flexibility in easy to do changes for designers will go a long way for Intel.

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Increase the Return on Your Information Investments With the Information Yield Curve

Increase the Return on Your Information Investments With the Information Yield Curve | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Few IT leaders know how much return they receive from their investments in information and its management. Many cannot explain how investments are accretive, or provide compound returns. We show IT leaders how to mitigate the drivers that inhibit the effectiveness of their IM investments.
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Gartner's analysis for Big Data ONLY for the serious minded

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What’s Missing from the Industrial Internet of Things Conversation? Software

What’s Missing from the Industrial Internet of Things Conversation? Software | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
These days, you can hardly have a technology conversation without talking about the Internet of Things (IoT). And when that conversation shifts its focus to the industrial sector, including energy, Oil & Gas, Power & Utilities, and petrochemicals, among others, the discussion changes to what is being called the “Industrial Internet of Things” (IIoT). So…
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IIoT can and will be different. Unlike consumer-based IoT that is trying to devise a way to make your world a better place by telling you when your washing machine needs service or letting you control all of your home’s systems while you are away, the IIoT is working to make our collective world a better place by improving the monitoring, control and safety of everything around us. In short, reducing risk and improving the reliability of our massive industrial systems. No small task given the amount of data that will be generated by all of those devices running around the clock.

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Atmel and SIGFOX Join Forces on Long-range Internet of Things

Atmel and SIGFOX Join Forces on Long-range Internet of Things | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it

Atmel’s ATA8520 High-performance System-on-Chip Offers Easy Connectivity and Low-power Consumption for Devices Running on SIGFOX’s Dedicated IoT Network. 


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The combination of Atmel’s dedicated SIGFOX-certified IC with SIGFOX’s proprietary network enables low cost, long-range, low-power wireless connectivity for a wide array of IoT applications including environmental sensors, smart meters, patient monitors, security devices and street lights. Atmel’s new ATA8520 SoC and SIGFOX’s scalable, high-performance network offer industry-leading wireless performance and ultra-low power consumption in a cost-effective solution for wireless networking applications operating in the sub-GHz band.  The SIGFOX global IoT network operates in several European countries and will begin deployment in the U.S. later this year.

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The True Cost Of Building A Mobile App

The True Cost Of Building A Mobile App | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Don’t make the mistake of thinking that just because many mobile apps are free (or nearly so) to download, a good app can be built in an afternoon for the price of lunch.
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For those who think that software applications are a walk in the park, there is a lot of work and costs associated with the effort.  

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Preparing the enterprise for the wearable technology revolution

Preparing the enterprise for the wearable technology revolution | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
The future of wearable technology is so bright we’ll soon all be wearing Google sunglasses.  Juniper Research expects worldwide spending on wearable devices to jump from $1.4 billion this year to $19 billion by 2018.
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Balancing an employee’s device freedom and the need for corporate control, security and compliance will be best met by a unified endpoint platform approach that provides centralized and remote monitoring, deployment, provisioning, and management.

This is especially true in vertical markets including healthcare, manufacturing, retail and law enforcement, where the benefits of hands-free technology are far-reaching. Given evolving trends in health fitness, messaging, retail and social media, it’s no surprise the wearable technology ecosystem is attracting significant levels of interest. OEMs, wireless carriers, health insurers and retailers are all vying for a stake in this market. The adoption of wearable tech is not a "maybe," it’s a given.

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Vsenn to Challenge Google's Project Ara with a New Modular Smartphone

Vsenn to Challenge Google's Project Ara with a New Modular Smartphone | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
The company, still in the early stages, is headed up by an unnamed "Nokia Android X Program Manager."
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Not quite as in-depth as what Google's promising with Project Ara: the ability to hot-swap nearly all of its modules, minus its CPU or its actual display.  Vsenn also notes that its smartphone will be protected with "triple layer encryption" and will come with free access to a VPN service and some kind of "secure Cloud" service. The smartphone will also be highly customizable.

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Drone Saves Window Washer

Drone Saves Window Washer | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
It turns out drones can be used for more than wedding videos, champagne delivery, and Martha Stewart’s amusement. 
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Officials used the drone’s microphone to first “calm down the cleaner.” Then, using a camera attached to the flying robot, they identified what exactly was wrong with the rig. After that, the emergency crew on site instructed the worker how to fix the platform. He made it to the ground safely. Dubai’s ruler, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has embraced the machines as helpful high-tech tools. “We want to reach to people before they reach us,” he said when he announced the United Arab Emirates’ Drones for Good award in February 2014. “We want to save time, to shorten distances, to increase effectiveness, and to make services easier.”

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The Internet of Things: 3 Security Requirements

The Internet of Things: 3 Security Requirements | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
As the Internet of Things proliferates, so too do IoT-based vulnerabilities and attacks. These three tips will help secure your IoT-enabled network.
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Think security up front, walk through the use case and all the possibilities, and then audit the infrastructure. 

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'Regin' malware described as 'groundbreaking and almost peerless'

'Regin' malware described as 'groundbreaking and almost peerless' | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Regin is malware that has been lurking in computers for as long as six years, according to Symantec. But experts don't know much about where it is from, what it does and who has been targeted.
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It is similar to the Stuxnet worm, which is widely believed to be a U.S.-designed weapon against the Iranian nuclear program. Iran is one of the 10 countries where Symantec says it found the Regin bug.- Symantec said the malware conceals itself well and has several levels of protection. It uses multiple types of encryption, for example, and can communicate with the hacker that deployed it in several different ways.

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10 Hot Internet of Things Startups

10 Hot Internet of Things Startups | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
As Internet connectivity gets embedded into every aspect of our lives, investors, entrepreneurs and engineers are rushing to cash in. Here are 10 hot startups that are poised to shape the future of the Internet of Things (IoT).

Via Marie-Perrine Durot
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Good Use Case and Biz model analysis 

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Form Devices team designs Point as a house sitter

Form Devices team designs Point as a house sitter | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
A Scandinavian team "with an international outlook" and good eye for electronics, software and design aims to reach success with what they characterize as "a softer take" on home security.
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Interesting competition for Google's Nest, and Honeywell's offering's - Point works by combining sounds with data from its particle detector and sensor array. Point combines the sound and sensor data to let you know if anything is wrong. "We found existing home security solutions too invasive," said its creators, who think that the home is no place for surveillance cameras. Engadget reviews editor Jamie Rigg said, "The plain white, palm-sized puck hosts sound, humidity, temperature, air quality and particle sensors, but no camera. This was a very intentional omission, not just because Point is supposed to be small and inconspicuous, but so users have peace of mind that nobody will ever be watching them."

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The 10 Most Profitable Industries According To Big Data

The 10 Most Profitable Industries According To Big Data | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Forget what you may have previously heard about the most profitable industries, because big data analytics has a new answer.
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Might be a good idea to consider this a goto list for IoT activity, except that they missed explicitly stating automotive and health

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Michelin Sees Tire That Avoids Flats on Cars Eventually

Michelin Sees Tire That Avoids Flats on Cars Eventually | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Michelin & Cie.’s plan to be the first large-scale maker of airless tires that avoid punctures will first target flat-prone industries such as construction: Passenger cars may eventually use the technology, too.
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As reported by one Michelin team leader... “Partly as a result of TRIZ training, my team produced greater than 30% of all the invention records submitted by our research site over the course of 2003, whereas we only represent 7% of the population that usually submit such records” 

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From wearables to … invisibles

From wearables to … invisibles | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it

With the introduction of the Apple HealthKit late last month and other digital health solutions coming onto the market, digital technology is on the verge of disrupting medicine in profound ways.

 


Via Tictrac, Lionel Reichardt / le Pharmageek
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A more profound development is happening in labs around the world. Implantable, microscopic sensor technology will soon change our fundamental relationship with technology. Advancing sensor technology has already started to create an entirely new market: invisibles.  We are living in the wearable era. Wearables bring technology and information into users’ consciousness. But they don’t rely on ambient intelligence, they’re not yet integrated into our environments, and they address micro information rather than the bigger picture of our health. They are a necessary step in the evolution of body computing, but a bigger step is about to overshadow wearables, comparable to the impact of the smartphone on a regular cell phone.  Wearables can be put on or taken off, which takes away the type of continuous monitoring that creates intelligent and actionable data. The current state of wearables is an important step toward something better and bigger.

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The 10 prerequisites of Bob Sproull's Ultimate Improvement Cycle

The 10 prerequisites of Bob Sproull's Ultimate Improvement Cycle | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
the ten prerequisite beliefs that your organization must be prepared to accept if you are to successfully implement and navigate through the Ultimate Improvement Cycle:

Believing that leveraging the constraint and focusing your resources on the constraint is the key to improved profitability
Believing that it is imperative to subordinate all non-constraints to the constraint
Believing that improving your process is a never-ending cycle
Believing that involving your total workforce is critical to success
Believing that abandoning outdated performance metrics like efficiency and utilization, reward or incentive programs, and variances is essential to moving forward
Believing that excessive waste is in your process and that it must be removed
Believing that excessive variation is in your process and that it must be reduced
Believing that problems and conflicts must be addressed and solved
Believing that constraints can be internal, external, physical or policy or any combination of the four
Believing that the organization is a chain of dependent functions and that systems thinking must replace individual thinking.

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The Ultimate Improvement Cycle is about using the TOC (remove bottlenecks) - Lean (remove waste) - Six Sigma (remove variability).  Verified by Sanmina in their groundbreaking work of 2006 where >80% of productivity gains were made by using this combination of (manufacturing) system improvement

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How design changes the way investors see your startup

How design changes the way investors see your startup | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it

A few weeks ago during a moment of self-reflection, I noticed a recurring theme throughout the top deals in our pipeline and became suddenly aware of my tendency to value startups with well-formed user experience and user interface (UX/UI) design elements over more technical elements.

My initial reaction was to think of ways to weigh this aspect of the evaluation less (don’t be influenced by the pretty). However, perhaps there is a deeper meaning for this gut intuition. A great user experience correlates to a deep understanding of the customer and more importantly, how to deliver the technology/product/solution to the market.

Even as a startup, an understanding of how the end-user will interact with the product is immensely important. There are many amazing technologies that we pass on because the team lacks the vision to deliver the technology to the user. UX/UI design is an early indicator that the team understands their user and can deliver a quality product.





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The technology and IP behind a startup will always be important, but user experience and design can be just as important in determining the success of the company and often harder to achieve.

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, November 10, 8:30 AM

Presentation and a 'flowing' user experience makes the difference!

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The Latest in Automated Driving Technology

The Latest in Automated Driving Technology | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
The Latest in Automated Driving Technology

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Video from Ford using WiFi technology for obstacle avoidance

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Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, November 10, 8:33 PM

Ford has successfully experimented with a new "Obstacle Avoidance" technology which uses Wi-Fi devices to help avoid potential dangers on the road.  If an emergency is imminent, the avoidance technology will take control of the car and avoid an accident.  This is something every car and truck should have.  Great safety idea from Ford.

Lexie Allen's curator insight, November 11, 8:11 PM

"Automated Driving Technology." 2014. Web. 10 Nov 2014

 

    This is a video demonstrating the new technology in cars that is designed to maneuver itself to avoid potential car accidents and even park itself. Watching this video it would be difficult for a person to pick out by this technology would be a con rather than a pro. I must admit, it is pretty neat, but there is one thing in this video that I would like to point out. In order for the car to sense danger as in another car ahead, it uses WiFi which syncs the cars together so that it would move or adjust accordingly. What if the stopped car ahead doesn't have the same technology as the one going 90 miles per hour? If the person behind the wheal was relying soulfully on the vehicle to get him or her out of danger, they were in for a rather not so good surprise. The point is, if people rely on technology too much, it could literally be life threatening. 

ubiqinno's curator insight, November 14, 5:39 PM

Using peer-to-peer WiFi to connect cars is an interesting concept to make not just the car intelligent but the traffic intelligent.

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How the exoskeleton helps veterans walk again

How the exoskeleton helps veterans walk again | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
The new head of the VA says the "best thing" he's seen on the job so far is the exoskeleton, which helps wounded vets walk again
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Elon Musk Allegedly Plotting to Launch Internet Satellites

Elon Musk Allegedly Plotting to Launch Internet Satellites | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
The cost for such an endeavor? Likely around $1 billion.
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According to a new report from The WSJ, Musk is allegedly working on a $1 billion idea that involves launching 700 different satellites into space. These satellites, about 1/2 the size of the communications satellites typically launched today, could be used to deploy some kind of Internet connectivity around the world.

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Internet of Things: Are we nearly there yet?

Internet of Things: Are we nearly there yet? | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
We might have been talking about it for years, but it's far from obvious that the so-called Internet of Things has arrived.
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In an effort to speed up adoption, start-up Spark has created a set of chips that make it easy for developers to connect "dumb products"–your average coffee machine or car–to the internet over wifi.  Currently, 20,000 engineers are making products using the company's platform. Projects to date include a wifi-connected sprinkler system and a solar-powered security camera dubbed "the infinity camera" because - in theory - it never stops taking photos.

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Aquarius Spectrum selects Telit Modules to Provide Alerts In Water Leak Detection

Aquarius Spectrum selects Telit Modules to Provide Alerts In Water Leak Detection | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it

Aquarius Spectrum’s advanced technology based on fixed acoustic vibration sensors, is essential for water utilities utilizing asset-management programs requiring reliable, up-to-date data from the pipe network.


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The system’s multi-sensor algorithms detect very small to large leaks at a range of over 400 meters with 1-2 meter location accuracy. Distance between sensors is between 300 and 500 meters.  

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