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3D Printing: 2013’s Biggest Market Disruptor

3D Printing: 2013’s Biggest Market Disruptor | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Perhaps you’ve heard, 3D printing is this astounding, brand new technology that is taking the world by storm.
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Overly zealous take on 3D Printing, nonetheless there are some insights in here that are worth it to check out

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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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LittleBits CEO states CloudBit as the future for Smart devices

LittleBits CEO states CloudBit as the future for Smart devices | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
The electronic library that LittleBits has is probably one of the unique electronic libraries of the world. You will certainly be able to find each and everythi
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Very Interesting premise CloudBit is basically a connector that connects you to smart devices. It can connect you to the internet or at the same time allow you to connect two devices in such a way that was probably never possible. It can easily be stated that CloudBit brings in a sense of intelligence into devices that were not considered smart at all.

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The Internet of Things will Change the Face of Supply Chain Management, but it will require a Revolution in Analytics First - Logistics Viewpoints: A Blog for Logistics, Supply Chain, and 3PL Execu...

The Internet of Things will Change the Face of Supply Chain Management, but it will require a Revolution in Analytics First - Logistics Viewpoints: A Blog for Logistics, Supply Chain, and 3PL Execu... | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
The Internet of Things (IoT) will make our operations more efficient by combining smart sensors, cameras, software, databases/business intelligence, and the Internet (primarily in the form of private clouds) together in diverse ways. IoT is already evident in several places across the supply chain, but pundits are predicting that it will become so deeply part …
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Business Intelligence, the Industrial Internet of Things will shift emphasis to:

  • A Real-time Focus – BI has traditionally focused on the analysis of historical data. “Data analysis may occur as soon as it is captured, while the data is still ‘in-flight.’” Complex event processing engines become a core technology for analyzing multiple data streams simultaneously and generating alerts and alarms. Higher level predictive and prescriptive analytics will create larger frameworks that will allow diverse events to be correlated, quickly interpreted, and then acted upon in a timely manner.
  • A Rethinking of Data Storage Practices – The vast majority of IoT data will have only fleeting value. But companies need to think through this carefully and determine what data should be stored to help drive continuous improvement and what data can be almost instantly disposed of.
  • Business cases for determining the ROI of IoT Analytics – the business cases for IoT analytics will be very different than that of traditional BI.

“Collecting, storing and analyzing IoT data requires different processes, skills and technologies.” Acquiring those technologies and ‘growing’ the associated talent will become a key task for companies that want to use IoT to take their supply chain programs to the next level.

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Robots Able to Pick Peppers, Test Soil, and Prune Plants Aim To Replace Farm Workers

Robots Able to Pick Peppers, Test Soil, and Prune Plants Aim To Replace Farm Workers | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
At the turn of the last century, nearly half of the American workforce was dedicated to agriculture. Industrial inventions like the steel plow had made farming easier, but it was still grueling labor performed by men, women, and work animals.
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You might notice the robot is still pretty deliberate. The robots speed was slowed by researchers to avoid damage to the system and test its central functionality. But picking speed is ultimately the key to making the robot economical. Researchers estimate that a 6 second pick will be profitable when one robot costs less than 195,000 Euro (presumably they';re not there yet) and lasts five years. - And there are other tech developments in the agricultural front - read on
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LG Display unveils 18-inch flexible display

LG Display unveils 18-inch flexible display | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
LG Display Co. has developed an 18-inch flexible display that can be rolled into the shape of a thin cylinder, a step toward making a large display for flexible TVs.
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it is unclear how the nascent technology would make handsets or televisions more useful. LG said its technology would make large TVs portable and it is up to the TV makers how they expand the use of the technology. 

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Samsung Tizen Phone Delayed Yet Again

Samsung Tizen Phone Delayed Yet Again | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
See full gallery on TechnoBuffalo Fans of Samsung’s Tizen operating system—if such fans actually exist—are already used to disappointment.
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Now YouTube is calling out ISPs for crappy streaming video service

Now YouTube is calling out ISPs for crappy streaming video service | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
YouTube has recently started notifying users that their Internet Service Provider could be the reason for awful video streaming playback.
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ISP's getting a smack for poor service

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Disruptive technologies: Advances that will transform life, business, and the global economy

Disruptive technologies: Advances that will transform life, business, and the global economy | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Twelve emerging technologies—including the mobile Internet, autonomous vehicles, and advanced genomics—have the potential to truly reshape the world in which we live and work. Leaders in both government and business must not only know what’s on the horizon but also start preparing for its impact. A McKinsey Global Institute article.
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Reading just a little bit between the lines one recognizes that all of these disruptive technologies are about improving the effectiveness and efficiency of workers and consumers - and thus profitability of firms that make, sell and use the technologies that achieve that productivity 

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DFIM - Design for Innovation in Manufacturing

 a one page crib sheet of the Design for Innovation in Manufacturing, known as DFIM
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DFIM - one page crib sheet - the process steps of where, when and which tools to use in applying TRIZ in the New Product Development  manufacturing process

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ReWalk Bionic Suits Can Finally Be Sold in the US

ReWalk Bionic Suits Can Finally Be Sold in the US | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
After a spinal cord injury, there are few sentences more depressing than "She'll never walk again." Soon it may be uttered far less often: the ReWalk bionic suit , an assistive exoskeleton designed to give people with spinal cord injuries the...
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Despite the steep price ~$70K,, we think this is an awesome technology to help paraplegics get back up and going - got to love it. 

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HSAIL: AMD explains the future of CPU/GPU cooperation | ExtremeTech

HSAIL: AMD explains the future of CPU/GPU cooperation | ExtremeTech | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
AMD's heterogeneous system architecture (HSA) initiative has been a steady interest since the company first started talking about
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AMD’s heterogeneous system architecture (HSA)  is an intermediate translation language that’s created at runtime and mapped to the hardware vendor’s ISA. It’s the secret sauce that allows multiple vendors like Imagination, ARM, AMD, and Qualcomm to benefit from the technology, even though they each have very different GPU hardware. - Making GPUs more programmable and useable has implications for mobile and for complicated tasks like facial recognition and natural language processing. AMD’s goal with HSAIL and HSA is to provide a common framework that can accelerate a number of tasks, but the road to gaming use may be more complex than for other areas, where CPUs and GPUs have virtually no history of data sharing and the goal is to allow the GPU to be leveraged in the first place.- Which is to say there is nothing saying that you can't do it

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Looking beyond iPhone, ARM 64-bit chips get into servers with GPUs

Looking beyond iPhone, ARM 64-bit chips get into servers with GPUs | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Small server makers Cirrascale and E4 Engineering will be the first to ship 64-bit ARM servers
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Saw this happening last year, ARM originally announced in Q4 of 2012, But now we finally see how 64-bit processors are gonna blow the doors off of servers but our bet is the smaller, multi-core processors are going to be the winners, being the one that can do lowest cost, lowest power, highest performance - we love that too because that is classic contradiction space and we love breaking contradictions in design and performance..

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50 Competitive Intelligence analysis techniques

50 Competitive Intelligence analysis techniques | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it

Analysis is often where the ball drops as far as competitive intelligence analysts are concerned. Yet this is the only way the team can truly extract insights from the data and the intelligence gathered, and have a chance to play a role in the company’s strategic planning process.


You will find below 50 analysis techniques you should master. This is not a complete list, and it should be adapted depending on the strategic needs of your company, as well as the nature of your business.


Via Emeric Nectoux
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Just in case you don't have this list 

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Emeric Nectoux's curator insight, May 9, 1:31 AM

A fantastic library of analysis technics, including links and insights. 


A must read and bookmark!

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A Quest for Smartphone-Controlled Coffee

A Quest for Smartphone-Controlled Coffee | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Your coffeemaker might actually know when you're rolling out of bed. Is this real life?
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More than just an evaluation of smartphone controlled coffee, but a 1st taste test evaluation of installing and dealing with a smarthome.   The writer does a great job analyzing many of the costs and issues with building out the infrastructure of a smart home, let alone getting a coffee maker to brew when you want it to without leaving the confines of your bed. -


We are pretty sure there aren't any real  value-added benefits from smart devices until OEM's start paying attention to the processes we use in our homes, which is where the benefit will be, not in kitchen kitsch like being able to turn something on or off with my smartphone.

 

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The Internet Of Things Will Radically Change Your Big Data Strategy

The Internet Of Things Will Radically Change Your Big Data Strategy | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Companies are jumping on the Internet of Things (IoT) bandwagon and for good reasons. McKinsey Global Institute reports that the IoT business will deliver $6.2 trillion of revenue by 2025. Many people wonder if companies are ready for this explosion of data generated for IoT. As with any new technology, security is [...]
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The point that all of the OEM's in IoT are Missing:  Processing all of the data from the IoT is an exercise in big data that boils down to 3 major steps: data ingestion (harvesting data), data storage, and analytics. -- Experts estimate that over half of all big data projects fail and most of those failures are due to projects never getting past the data ingestion phase.-- Even if enterprises manage to make it past the data ingestion phase, the data storage phase presents another set of challenges. In this area, companies must learn new technologies like Hadoop, Map Reduce, etc. and be able to provision enough disk, network, and compute capacity to keep up with the influx of new data. There is a major skills shortage in the area which creates a serious challenge in the do-it-yourself (DIY) model.  

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Transform Manufacturing with the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things is revolutionizing manufacturing. Intel provides the foundation for intelligent factories with silicon that scales from factory floor ...
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This suggestion by Intel sounds good but for firms to buy into the idea internal advocates / external consultants will need to show manufacturers how the technology will actually achieve profitability - practitioner's of Lean, Six Sigma, TRIZ, -- all of them system analysis methods - otherwise it will come across as a technology push versus a pull from the market....just saying

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A Crash Course in Transistors, Processors and Moore's Law

A Crash Course in Transistors, Processors and Moore's Law | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Do you sometimes wonder what the hell people a talking about when the discuss transistors, processors, binary or Moore's Law? Or have friends that need a simple introduction to the topics? Then this is the video for you.
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Samsung Ending its Plasma TV Line

Samsung Ending its Plasma TV Line | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
You can add another nail to the coffin to the plasma TV format with the latest announcement from Samsung.
When the HDTV movement began, it was a choice between plasma and LCD displays.
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When the HDTV movement began, it was a choice between plasma and LCD displays. While the plasma sets were generally considered to have the better picture quality, they were not as cheap as their LCD brethren, and many people opted for the more cost effective format in their upgrade to the HD generation.  - Panasonic had already pulled the plug on plasma, but recently Samsung joined in as well saying that this would be the last year it would release plasma sets.

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This is Samsung's beastly new Exynos processor for smartphones and tablets

This is Samsung's beastly new Exynos processor for smartphones and tablets | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Expert Reviews This is Samsung's beastly new Exynos processor for smartphones and tablets BGR Samsung on Thursday unveiled a next-gen mobile system-on-chip (SoC) – as previously teased – that could equip future generations of Galaxy Android...
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The new SoC integrates a quad-core application processor, an integrated LTE modem and an advanced image signal processor.

Built on a 28nm HKMG process, the Exynos ModAP is said to be faster and more battery-friendly than predecessors. The advanced internal image signal processor is supposed to offer an even better camera experience,

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Disrupting the Global Economy: How Information Changes the Way We Live and Work

A conversation on the transformational nature of the new data economy, and what's in store for people and businesses in ways we have yet to imagine -- and if...
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Panelists from The Economist, McKinsey and Eric Schmidt (Google CEO) discuss the impact of disruptive technologies on our society - basically follow the money - Interesting note on improvements in the Healthcare domain are not only requisite but also where there are many inefficiencies e.g. where MD's are not paid to deliver the Outcomes that they should be. Definitely worthwhile to watch
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TRIZ Flash Movie

TRIZ overview presentation originally in flash format. This was first presented at the Intel Innovation conference in 2006. As the Senior Instructor and Program…
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A short video for managers who want to know what TRIZ is about

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Nvidia Refocuses Its Plan to Target Servers, Instead Promoting Its GPUs In ARM ... - Trefis

Nvidia Refocuses Its Plan to Target Servers, Instead Promoting Its GPUs In ARM ... - Trefis | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Nvidia Refocuses Its Plan to Target Servers, Instead Promoting Its GPUs In ARM ...
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... to develop its own 64-bit ARM-based CPU processor for servers.
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The server market is currently dominated by the x86 processors, which account for well over 80% of total server shipments. When combined with a GPU, the x86 processors can do more work per watt than a standalone x86 processor. ARM processors can help cut down on power consumption as they are known for their low power processors, an important criteria given the size and energy demands of most HPC (High Performance Computing) systems. AMD believes that ARM CPUs have the potential to account for 20% of the server market by 2016 or 2017
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Death of Moore’s Law?: EUV rollout slowed, 450mm wafers halted, and an uncertain path beyond 14nm

Death of Moore’s Law?: EUV rollout slowed, 450mm wafers halted, and an uncertain path beyond 14nm | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
There have been a number of events over the past few weeks that collectively point to serious problems ahead for the semiconductor market and all the players in that space. The entire economic structure that was supposed to support both Intel and the major foundries as they moved to next-generation manufacturing technologies, such as 450mm wafers, extreme ultraviolet lithography, and 20nm CMOS, is on the verge of coming apart.
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If per transistor costs rise, suddenly higher transistor counts become a liability. It’s still possible to pack more transistors per square mm, but that mindset becomes a financial liability — every increase in density increases costs instead of reducing them.

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AMD claims it can deliver 25x Energy Efficiency Improvement in the next 6 years

AMD claims it can deliver 25x Energy Efficiency Improvement in the next 6 years | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
AMD is claiming that it'll offer a 25x performance-per-watt improvement by 2020. Is the company serious, or blowing smoke?
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Big Goal - not for nothing but AMD is going to have break a number of contradictions and do it fast, repeatably and reliably to do this, not impossible (despite the author of this article's skepticism), that is if you have the "know how" to break contradictions with inventive principles....just saying

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Researcher finds over 300,000 servers still Heartbleed-vulnerable

Researcher finds over 300,000 servers still Heartbleed-vulnerable | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Back in April, discoveries made headlines over a vulnerability in OpenSSL known as Heartbleed. The flaw in OpenSSL, a software library for the protection and security of websites, was uncovered and reported it to the OpenSSL team, triggering widespread awareness and advice on what steps administrators ...
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Placing the Heartbleed events in perspective, Greg Kumparak, mobile editor at TechCrunch, said on Sunday that "There's a really good reason why security researchers were so spooked by the Heartbleed bug: there's just no silver bullet. Even if we somehow banded together to get most of the world's systems patched, a big chunk of the Internet would likely be left vulnerable. Sure enough, Heartbleed beats on."
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Intel Developing RFID Tracking And ‘Kill Switch’ Technology For Laptops

Intel Developing RFID Tracking And ‘Kill Switch’ Technology For Laptops | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Dirty rotten laptop thieves may want to consider another way to make a quick buck, as there are forces in play that will hopefully render this business model obsolete. Intel has teamed up with Impinj, Technology Solutions UK Ltd.
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Good to have we think

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