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Intel Quark Delayed till Mid-Jan 2014, Users NOT Getting Galileo within Two Weeks.

Intel Quark Delayed till Mid-Jan 2014, Users NOT Getting Galileo within Two Weeks. | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
We have just received word that users will not be getting Intel Galileo with Intel Quark SoC X1000 in two weeks, having to wait instead till Mid Jan 2014.
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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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HP Sprout - reimagine what you can do

Sprout's dual-screen multi-touch experience and capture of 3D objects means you don't just see our idea, you can touch, move, manipulate and share it.

Via Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com
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Here's the video on the HP Sprout 3D Printer

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dual-screen multi-touch experience

LELIEVRE's curator insight, Today, 9:06 AM

waouuuu !

Valerio Angelini's curator insight, Today, 11:36 AM

Pc con doppio schermo touchscreen.  Possibilità di muovere, manipolare e condividere oggetti in 3d 

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'The Internet Of Things' Will Change Virtually Everything About How Large Companies Operate

'The Internet Of Things' Will Change Virtually Everything About How Large Companies Operate | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
The Internet of Things will create new priorities, costs, and opportunities in virtually every industry.

Via Pekka Puhakka
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  • Industrial uses including Internet-managed assembly lines, connected factories, and warehouses, etc.
  • Connected advertising and marketing. 
  • Intelligent traffic management systems. This includes toll-taking and congestion penalties, as well as smart parking-space management. 
  • Waste management systems. In Cincinnati, residential waste volume fell 17% and recycling volume grew by 49% through use of a “pay as you throw” program that used IoT technology to monitor those who exceed waste limits.
  • Smart electricity grids that adjust rates for peak energy usage.  Smart water systems and meters. The cities of Doha, São Paulo, and Beijing have reduced leaks by 40% to 50% by putting sensors on pumps and other water infrastructure.


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Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus To Feature Snapdragon 805 And 'Enhanced 4G'

Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus To Feature Snapdragon 805 And 'Enhanced 4G' | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Without a hint of fanfare, Samsung has just released an upgraded version of its flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone - but only in Europe.
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Outside of the SoC, nothing else seems to have changed outside of having 'Enhanced LTE', allowing the phone to peak at about 300Mbps. Aside from that, the phone still sports a 1080p resolution, 2GB of RAM under-the-hood, a 16 megapixel camera at the back, and a 2,800mAh battery. Interestingly, the S5 Plus isn't the most robust S5 out there; that honor goes to Korea's LTE-A variant, which bumps the available RAM to 3GB, and the display size to 2560x1440. It would have been nice to see these perks on Europe's release of the Plus, but arguably, those are two changes that are not very important.


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Honeywell's battle with Google's Nest Labs over home thermostats heats up this winter

Honeywell's battle with Google's Nest Labs over home thermostats heats up this winter | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Makers of thermostats that are easy to program or learn about your home themselves are competing in Ohio this year, opening the door to savings on new hardware that could lower future heating bills.
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According to Nest Labs Ben Bixby "The number one problem with programmable thermostats is that you have to program them,And then you have to update for time and season. And so you push the hold button (bypassing the program)."  - "That is a tragedy for two reasons: You are uncomfortable and you are paying a lot of money to be uncomfortable. Our solution is to get rid of it. Let Nest program itself."  - The Nest device uses occupancy sensors that determine whether anyone is in the house. It can distinguish between a toddler and a 20-pound dog, remember when and by how many degrees you adjusted it, and in short order develop a heating and cooling program for the house. Or you can "sync" it to your smartphone and try your hand at programming.

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'Zero Point' Is First 3D Film for Oculus Rift

'Zero Point' Is First 3D Film for Oculus Rift | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Virtual reality studio Condition One is set to release "Zero Point," described as "the first 3D 360-degree documentary film to be released exclusively for Oculus Rift."
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The 15-minute film was created and directed by Danfung Dennis, who was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 2012 for "Hell and Back Again." Condition One described "Zero Point" as a "an entirely engaging experience to bring viewers into the future of virtual reality."  which profiles the "pioneers of virtual reality," will be released on Oct. 28 and distributed by Steam. Owners of the Oculus Rift dev kit will be able to access the documentary on their VR headgear for a limited promotional price of $11.99 from the release date through Nov. 2, after which it will be raised to $14.99.

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The connected washing machine is still a novelty, but Whirlpool is making plans for the connected home

The connected washing machine is still a novelty, but Whirlpool is making plans for the connected home | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Whirlpool has struggled to figure out what consumers want in the connected home electronics space.
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1st it was IBM Exec on IoT and now a GE Exec says something similar. “Trying to understand the value proposition you provide to the consumer is a challenge.”  - The difference between a tech company and a product company comes down to how the tech solution is developed. For a tech company, a security solution, or a new kind of fridge, or an experimental product might by interesting in and of itself from a tech perspective, and therefore worth building. But from a consumer product perspective, building something just because it’s cool — without understanding how it benefits users — is pointless. “We’ve all tried putting tablets on fridges — Whirlpool is guilty of that too,”  

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Fiber optics could be used to predict landslides

Fiber optics could be used to predict landslides | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Landslides kill thousands of people every year, so it should come as no surprise that various systems have been developed in an effort to predict when they're about to occur.
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The new system is tougher, less expensive and more sensitive.

which consists of a linked network of sensor modules, which are buried in trenches throughout a slope. Each module is made up of a plastic tube, containing several types of fiber optic sensors.

As the soil shifts, the tube and its sensors are twisted. Officials can remotely monitor just how much the sensors in all of the modules are twisting, to get an overall picture of the amount of tensile strain that the slope is experiencing. According to lead scientist Prof. Luigi Zeni, the modules are more robust than inclinometers in that they have no moving parts, and can withstand larger deformations.

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Cooking Up a 'Protocol Soup' for the Internet of Things in Smart Buildings

Cooking Up a 'Protocol Soup' for the Internet of Things in Smart Buildings | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Jim McHale of Memoori asks how effectively the building industry can connect data protocols.
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Increasingly, the value in the internet of things is more about data than devices. Collecting data from more building services and equipment will provide a much more granular view of exactly how each building is performing. Building equipment manufacturers and providers must start (creating and) selling systems that collect, store and analyze data in the cloud, so they can use it to provide better operational efficiency (and effectiveness) for building owners and occupiers.

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Could online doctor visits become the new house calls?

Could online doctor visits become the new house calls? | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
With waits at doctors’ offices increasing, online visits are becoming the new house calls. Google is testing such a service, but other companies already offer it. Vladimir Duthiers reports.
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Watch Jony Ive explain Apple's design process in a rare public interview

Watch Jony Ive explain Apple's design process in a rare public interview | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Earlier this month, Apple chief designer Jony Ive appeared on stage for a rare interview during the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit. You can now watch the 25-minute-long interview on YouTube....
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Ive is characteristically deliberate with his words as he answers a number of questions posed. While Ive does let loose at one point, summarily criticizing those who mimic his designs, most of the interview provides a simple but intriguing view into a man who often keeps far from the public eye 

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big.LITTLE: ARM's Strategy For Efficient Computing

big.LITTLE:  ARM's Strategy For Efficient Computing | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
In Part I of this series, we discussed ARM's business model and how it works with its various partners as compared to Intel. Today, we're diving into a specific technology that ARM believes will allow it to differentiate its products and offer superior performance to Santa Clara and the upcoming 22nm Bay Trail. big.LITTLE is ARM's solution...
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big.LITTLE is ARM's solution to a particularly nasty problem: New process nodes no longer deliver the kind of overall power consumption improvements that they did prior to 2005. Prior to 90nm, semiconductor firms could count on new chips being smaller, faster, and drawing less power at a given frequency. In 2005, that stopped being true. Tighter process geometries still pack more transistors / sq mm, but the improvements to power consumption and maximum frequency have been falling every single node. Rising defect densities have already created a situation where -- for the first time ever -- 20nm chips won't be cheaper than the 28nm processors they're supposed to replace. This is a critical problem for mobile, where low power consumption is absolutely vital.

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FCC looks to boost next-gen wireless networks with 24GHz study

FCC looks to boost next-gen wireless networks with 24GHz study | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Commission examines plans to add new spectrum room
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FCC chairman Tom Wheeler said "It's been long assumed that frequencies even higher up on the spectrum chart could not support mobile applications due to physical and technical limitations. But smart thinkers, innovators, and technologists are devising solutions to this previous perceived limitation,"   "By using innovative technologies that can simultaneously track and acquire multiple signals reflecting and ricocheting off obstacles in the physical environment, future devices might be able to leverage much higher frequency bands, those above 24GHz, for mobile applications. This technology could theoretically dramatically increase wireless broadband speeds and throughput – up to 10 gigabits per second."

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Officials fear drone attacks on America

Officials fear drone attacks on America | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Law enforcement agencies are concerned that terrorists could use unmanned drones in future attacks on America. Jeff Pegues reports.
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Video from CBS news on threats that law enforcement sees coming from drones, NYC has had 40 incidents in the last year with 3 arrests. 

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Hewlett-Packard jumps into 3D printing, computing with Sprout system

Hewlett-Packard jumps into 3D printing, computing with Sprout system | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Today: Hewlett-Packard shows off a 3D printer and workstation meant to bring physical objects into a the digital realm. Also: Facebook plunges after it says expenses will rise.
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While the Sprout workstation will be available starting Nov. 9 for $1,899, the 3D printer will only be available to HP's partners as the company refines the technology, with 2016 as a target date for wider availability.  No mention of how HP will deal with the 3D materials supply chain that are locked up by the current 3D printer companies.

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OneDrive Needs More Business-Friendly Features To Kill Dropbox, Box

OneDrive Needs More Business-Friendly Features To Kill Dropbox, Box | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Microsoft now giving unlimited cloud storage through OneDrive to all Office 365 customers, but partners say more features are needed to keep up with Box and Dropbox. Page: 1
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MSFT will need more than just unlimited cloud storage to wrestle customers away from popular services like Box and Dropbox. Adding unlimited storage is a bold move, but partners would like to see MSFT focus on adding features businesses crave. - Sharing functionality in OneDrive, as well as the ability selectively sync files, are two areas business users are looking for Microsoft to upgrade.

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Apple, Samsung fuel rise in mobile device sensor sales - FierceWireless

Apple, Samsung fuel rise in mobile device sensor sales - FierceWireless | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Apple and Samsung are fuelling growth in the sales of sensors for mobile devices that will see the value of the market grow threefold between 2012 and 2018, analysts predict.
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Persuading Clients That the Need for User Research and Usability Testing Is Real :: UXmatters

Persuading Clients That the Need for User Research and Usability Testing Is Real :: UXmatters | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it

Via Jesús Hernández
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“As a UX designer, you are an expert, but your design must be informed by the environment in which you’re working—and not just user research and usability testing, but also the business context, the process you’re using, the available technology, and the available funding.” - As true for software as it is for hardware, as it is for any service or product based business.

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Comment persuader le client que la recherche utilisateur et les tests d'utilisabilité sont réellement nécessaires ? Voici la réponse de dix experts. 

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The Machines Are Self-Aware

The Machines Are Self-Aware | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
While wearable technology for consumers might be most visible manifestation of the phenomenon known as the Internet of Things, it isn’t going to have the greatest impact on the corporate bottom line. That distinction belongs to industrial smart machines. Read the Full Story >

Via TechinBiz
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Consider a Siemens’ plant in Amberg, Germany, that produces PLC's (programmable logic controllers). Smart machines connected to the Internet autonomously control 75 percent of the facility’s production, enhancing efficiency so much that there are only 12 dpm (defects per million) units produced.  - Operational Efficiencies is the trend that the IoT will go for implementation that impacts the corporate bottom line.  The caveat is in order for that to happen, all of those practitioner's of Lean, Six Sigma, and TRIZ will be needed to identify where those opportunities are to be found and how an IoT solution could be implemented.

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Some drones may be consumer toys, but they’re about to bring big data to big industries

Some drones may be consumer toys, but they’re about to bring big data to big industries | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Drones will be more than delivery vehicles or cool cameras, said 3DRobotics CEO. Expect to see them in industries in the next two years.
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“In the press you hear about Amazon delivering a book or pizzas may come to your house,” Hanspal said. “That is a cute thing to talk about, but the real action is in more B2B, industrial applications.”  A drone has access to the sky, an sensor-less area where it’s normally expensive and dangerous to send humans to gather the same level.  Once the drones start flying, they’re generating mountains of data in many forms. “One of these can gather about a half terabyte per hour per drone, and there are hundreds of thousands of them out there,” “In terms of a big data opportunity, what you’ve seen what Google did with street view. This is sky view. The question is what are we going to do with it?” - Both Anderson and Hanspal see drones moving beyond its current use as basically a flying GoPro and becoming an industry tool, scanning everything from a construction site to a farm.


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Ingenious new app is every math teacher’s nightmare come true

Ingenious new app is every math teacher’s nightmare come true | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
If your school doesn't already collect your smartphones before you go to class, we're certain that it will start doing so after seeing this new mobile app.
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In the posted video the app uses your camera to scan the page for mathematical symbols and will then decipher the precise syntax of the problem it sees and then solve it. - Likely math teachers will need to claim all phones from students before students start taking tests.

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Cisco announced winners of its IoT Innovation Grand Challenge

Cisco announced winners of its IoT Innovation Grand Challenge | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Today we’ve successfully completed the IoT Innovation Grand challenge that was announced in April 2014. When Cisco embarked on this journey, our goal was to d
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1st place $150,000 Relayr (Berlin, Germany) is providing simple and inexpensive tools that will accelerate developers ability to take advantage of IoT and start programming for the physical world around us.
2nd place $75,000 Waygum. (Dublin, California) is connecting mobile devices to machinery and empowering developers to create mobile-enabled industrial applications.
3rd place $25,000 Toymail (Gross Points, Michigan) is changing how the world plays by bringing IoT to toys and fostering communication between children and their families

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Intel / Rockchip XMM 6321 Solution for Low Cost 3G Smartphones and Tablets

Intel / Rockchip XMM 6321 Solution for Low Cost 3G Smartphones and Tablets | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Back in May, Intel and Rockchip announced a partnership to develop 3G and LTE “Sofia” SoC for mobile devices, a few months later, Rockchip VP posted a picture of dual core development...

Via cnxsoft, maher megadmini
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XG632 will be the first processor from Intel and Rockchip collaboration, but it may not be part of “Sofia” family. with quad core 64-bit Sofia 3G-R and Sofia LTE SoCs coming at later date. XG632 is for entry-level smartphones (<$30) and tablets (<$40), whereas the upcoming Sofia SoCs will be seen in mainstream devices.

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Samsung Uleashes Exynos 7 Octa ARM Cortex-A57 And Cortex-A53-Based 20nm Powerhouse Mobile Chip

Samsung Uleashes Exynos 7 Octa ARM Cortex-A57 And Cortex-A53-Based 20nm Powerhouse Mobile Chip | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
It's been a busy week in mobile. To recap, Google added a couple of Nexus devices to its lineup courtesy of Motorola and HTC, there's a new version of Android (Lollipop), and Apple rolled out new iPad tablets.
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Samsung's chip utilizes ARM's big.LITTLE Heterogeneous Multi Processing (HMP) to dump loads on the appropriate set of cores. For heavy lifting duties, the Cortex-A57 cores kick into high gear, while the Cortex-A53 cores handle less demanding loads, like background tasks. Unlike earlier versions of big.LITTLE, HMP enables all cores to fire up at the same time. This allows devices built around the Exynos 7 to be able to handle high-end tasks while balancing battery life.  

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New privacy protection software has FBI fuming at tech giants

New privacy protection software has FBI fuming at tech giants | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
In an effort to assuage consumer privacy concerns, tech giants Apple and Google have ramped up encryption methods for their new devices. The software allows users to enter a security code that would permanently lock their phones. FBI Director James Comey stressed that the technology could severely hamper criminal investigations. Bob Orr reports.
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The backlash of the Ed Snowden leaks - now raises the issue of criminal behavior being protected by encryption.  

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