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Robot helps autistic children develop social skills

Robot helps autistic children develop social skills | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Meet Russell. His lack of human emotions makes him an ideal conversation partner for non-communicative kids

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This article is talking about how a robot can be able to help develop social skills in autistic children. I think this could be a breakthrough and it could help many autistic children Around the world. If the robots were able to become more well known and cheaper to create,this could be a very helpful tool in dealing with autism For all kids despite financial differences. 

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5 Engineers with Fatally Terrible Inventions

5 Engineers with Fatally Terrible Inventions | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
If I stopped to count how many engineers have positively affected my life, I would have no time for anything else.
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For all the good engineers out there - here are a few misguided, misinformed, or just plain mad one's – with a back-handed genius for terrible inventions. - interesting and entertaining read if not a morality tale on making sure that an idea has a market or one that doesn't kill its users 

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Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner thwarted by hack - CNET

Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner thwarted by hack - CNET | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Reseachers at Germany's Security Research Labs were able to sneak past Samsung's fingerprint security by using a fingerprint spoof.
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"Despite being one of the premium phone's flagship features, Samsung's implementation of fingerprint authentication leaves much to be desired," the researcher from SRLabs says in the video.  "The finger scanner feature in Samsung's Galaxy S5 raises additional security concerns to those already voiced about comparable implementations."

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How Ford plans to bring cars into the 'Internet of things'

How Ford plans to bring cars into the 'Internet of things' | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it

InerFord's director of technology Vijay Sankaran spends a lot of time thinking about what the "Internet of things" means -- and where cars fit into that vision.

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Why don’t designers take Android seriously? — Medium

Why don’t designers take Android seriously? — Medium | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
If you’ve talked to me in the past few months, you’ll have heard me explain that I think Android is the dominant platform of the next…

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3D printing explained

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Android fragmentation turning devices into a toxic hellstew of vulnerabilities | ZDNet

Android fragmentation turning devices into a toxic hellstew of vulnerabilities | ZDNet | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
With vulnerabilities such as Heartbleed and Pileup likely to go unpatched on tens, if not hundreds of millions of Android devices, the platform is fast becoming a toxic hellstew that should send chills down the spines of IT admins.
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Global Patent Strategy Exchange - Giving Your Patent Portfolio Super Powers

Global Patent Strategy Exchange - Giving Your Patent Portfolio Super Powers | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
This eBook – a comic book – focuses on the key challenges being faced by some of the key players in the patent and IP world, and features stories from Qualcomm’s VP and Patent Counsel George Whitten, The European Patent Office’s Margot Fröhlinger, Principal Director of Patent Law and Multilateral Affairs and Google’s Kurt Brasch, Transactions Strategy and Patent Licensing Manager.
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This eBook – a comic book – focuses on the key challenges being faced by some of the key players in the patent and IP world, and features stories from:

- Qualcomm’s VP and Patent Counsel George Whitten, who shares his insights on managing IP litigation and what he learned from the battle between Qualcomm and Nokia

- The European Patent Office’s Margot Fröhlinger, Principal Director of Patent Law and Multilateral Affairs who discusses the new Unitary Patent System and it’s benefits

- Google’s Kurt Brasch, Transactions Strategy and Patent Licensing Manager who talks about the challenges of implementing a licensing strategy 

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Report: Smartphone Apps Processor Revenue to Hit $30B by 2018

Report: Smartphone Apps Processor Revenue to Hit $30B by 2018 | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Revenues from smartphone apps processors is expected to reach $30 billion by 2018, accoring to Strategy Analytics. 
According to Sravan Kundojjala, senior analyst for Strategy Analytics, the smartphone applications processor market will be boosted by LTE-Advanced, 64-bit, multi-core and semiconductor process technologies. 
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Multi-core penetration in smartphone applications processors is forecast to rise from 50 % in 2012 to almost 100% in 2018, by Strategy Analytics estimates,"  the report said 64-bit chip penetration in smartphone applications processors will rise from 3% in 2013 to approximately 75% in 2018. 


The smartphone applications processor market will be boosted by 4 things - (1) LTE-Advanced, (2) 64-bit, (3) multi-core and (4) semiconductor process technologies.  

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Developing Effective Change Leadership

Developing Effective Change Leadership | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Putting leadership development at the heart of a major operations-improvement effort paid big dividends for a global industrial company. A McKinsey Quarterly article.
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These are my same four (been using the same approach for +10 years) 

(1) Tie training to business goals. Leadership training can seem vaporous when not applied to actual problems in the workplace. People need a ‘big, hairy goal’ and a context to apply these ideas.”

(2) Build on strengths. The company chose to train managers who were influential in areas crucial to the overall transformation and already had some of the desired behavior—in essence, “positive deviants.” The training itself focused on personal mastery.

(3) Ensure sponsorship. Giving training participants access to formal senior-executive sponsors who can tell them hard truths is vital in helping participants to change how they lead. The relationship often benefits the sponsor too.  

(4) Create networks of change leaders. Change programs falter when early successes remain isolated in organizational silos. To combat this problem, the industrial company deployed its leadership-development program globally to create a critical mass of leaders who shared the same vocabulary and could collaborate across geographic and organizational boundaries more effectively.  -- or as the CIO told me go make carbon copies of yourself.

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How the Internet of Things Will Transform the Data Center

How the Internet of Things Will Transform the Data Center | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
By 2020 the IoT will include 26 billion units, creating new challenges for all aspects of the data center.
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"IoT deployments will generate large quantities of data that need to be processed and analyzed in real time," said Fabrizio Biscotti, research director at Gartner. "Processing large quantities of IoT data in real time will increase as a proportion of workloads of data centers, leaving providers facing new security, capacity and analytics challenges.

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biodesign

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They call it biodesign, but it's still biomimicry

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3D printing 'smart wood' furniture with embedded electronics

3D printing 'smart wood' furniture with embedded electronics | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
This week 4 AXYZ reveals its 3D printed furniture at the Launch festival Monday. For example the stool in the image below is printed in three pieces while it might need 8 or 9 pieces using traditional method.

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Bot & Dolly and the Rise of Creative Robots

Bot & Dolly and the Rise of Creative Robots | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
The design studio, acquired last year by Google and best known for its work on the film Gravity, specializes in robots for use in movies, architecture, and digital fabrication

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Build Cost Examined - InformationWeek

Samsung Galaxy S5 Build Cost Examined - InformationWeek | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Samsung calls early sales brisk for new smartphone, which costs $256 to build. By comparison, 32-GB iPhone 5s costs Apple $207 to manufacture.
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For the Manufacturing Engineer in you or at least the finance analyst in the company -  The GS5's display a 5.1-inch panel, offers full HD resolution, costs a whopping $63, or 24.6% of the total. The processor-memory-storage integrated circuit is a combined total of $107. The processor is the latest from Qualcomm, a Snapdragon 801 with four cores at 2.5 GHz each, but IHS didn't say how much these three components cost individually. Together, the 16-megapixel main camera and 2-megapixel user-facing camera cost $18.70. The battery costs $11, the Bluetooth and Wi-Fi module costs $9, assorted PCBs cost $5, the heart-rate monitor costs $1.45, and other individual parts total $41.

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Samsung Group aims to woo gadget market after Galaxy S5 success

Samsung Group aims to woo gadget market after Galaxy S5 success | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Smartphone penetration has been a repetitive statement of tech analysts for the last year, but Samsung is starting to show signs that it too, is another victim of saturation. The Galaxy S5 manufacturer is now struggling to retain the same kinds of smartphone profits it has boasted over the last two years. The reason for…
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Some companies have added extras to the hardware, such as fingerprint scanners and IR blasters as a way to distinguish their smartphones from the crowd. Regardless of these perks, many consumers see these features as “added unnecessaries” that they could live without. 

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Thermal power: Use your body heat to power wearable technology | Factor

Thermal power: Use your body heat to power wearable technology | Factor | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
There’ll soon be no need to ever take off wearable technology as your body heat will be able to run a generator to keep it powered-up.

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IoT 2014: Tiny Sensors, Open APIs and Hybrid Clouds | Internet of Things Journal

IoT 2014: Tiny Sensors, Open APIs and Hybrid Clouds | Internet of Things Journal | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
IoT 2014: Tiny Sensors, Open APIs and Hybrid Clouds by @DHDeans ▸ http://t.co/m7m8c0mS2k #API #IoT #M2M #InternetOfThings

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Google patches 31 Chrome flaws, issues bug bounty rewards | ZDNet

Google patches 31 Chrome flaws, issues bug bounty rewards | ZDNet | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Thousands of dollars have been awarded to bug hunters for the Chrome 34 release who reported 31 flaws, 19 deemed critical.
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Self-Destructing Electronics Are Here and They Are Awesome

Self-Destructing Electronics Are Here and They Are Awesome | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
A renegade professor and his team at Iowa State just unveiled a mind-bending new technology. Put bluntly, they've created self-destructing electronics: gadgets that disappear with the flip of a switch. And, yes, it's just like Mission Impossible.
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Garmin's Edge 1000 May Be the Smartest Bike Computer Yet

Garmin's Edge 1000 May Be the Smartest Bike Computer Yet | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
While the phones in our pockets have been getting smarter and smarter at an alarming rate, bike computers (despite having the word "computer" right in their name) have been lagging way behind. But as sensors, radios, and chips have shrunk smaller and smaller, we've seen more and more intelligence come to the handlebars. The new Edge 1000 from Garmin is trying to pack the most in.
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It has built-in Wi-Fi for rapidly downloading detailed map data. The built-in GPS allows you to do turn-by-turn directions, or just track backwards to your starting point. With an upcoming software update, you'll even be able to punch in a location, then chose from three different routes for how to get there (after perusing elevation data). There's Bluetooth 4.0 as well, for connecting to your smartphone. If you have an iPhone 4S or higher, you'll be able to see incoming text messages and the names of callers on the Edge 1000's screen (likely coming to Android late this year). 

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Tapping the Power of Hidden Influencers for Effective and Lasting Change

Tapping the Power of Hidden Influencers for Effective and Lasting Change | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
A tool social scientists use to identify sex workers and drug users can help senior executives find the people most likely to catalyze—or sabotage—organizational-change efforts. A McKinsey Quarterly article.
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Excellent advice for firms and those seeking to influence their company.  "Employee resistance is the most common reason executives cite for the failure of big organizational-change efforts.Winning over skeptical employees and convincing them of the need to change just isn’t possible through mass e-mails, PowerPoint presentations, or impassioned CEO mandates. Rather, companies need to develop strong change leaders employees know and respect—in other words, people with informal influence. But there’s one problem: finding them. How can company leaders identify those people beforehand to better harness their energy, creativity, and goodwill—and thereby increase the odds of success?

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Change leader, change thyself | McKinsey & Company

Change leader, change thyself | McKinsey & Company | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Anyone who pulls the organization in new directions must look inward as well as outward. A McKinsey Quarterly article.
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Excellent read if you hope to effectively influence your organization.  Not so much a technology post as a human one.  I have to agree with this (in my experience as well), "we’ve become convinced that organizational change is inseparable from individual change. Simply put, change efforts often falter because individuals overlook the need to make fundamental changes in themselves."  

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Stigmergic Fibers – A new approach to material behaviour

Stigmergic Fibers – A new approach to material behaviour | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it

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Got a few Managing and Junior Partners researching - investigating and working on this stuff, totally cool - material science is awesome for disruptive technology

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biodesign

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If you do TRIZ and biomimicry, one of my professional directions,  definitely worth checking out that is if you're into the doing the disruptive / innovation thing

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Is digital fabrication and 3D printing sustainable?

Is digital fabrication and 3D printing sustainable? | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Kris De Decker questions some of our most cherished assumptions.

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