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Move over smartphones; it’s time for smartshorts

Move over smartphones; it’s time for smartshorts | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
A line of smartshorts premiered by a Finnish company emerged winner at an event for wearable technology in Germany. The smartwear was developed by Myontec, a Kuopio-based developer of smart clothing.
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Report: Google Is Selling Motorola to Lenovo for $3 Billion

Report: Google Is Selling Motorola to Lenovo for $3 Billion | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
The New York Times is reporting that Google will sell its Mobility unit to Lenovo for $3 billion. Details are thin, but the Times says a deal should be announced shortly.
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Sony's QX Lens Cameras Get a Funny Tablet Mount

Sony's QX Lens Cameras Get a Funny Tablet Mount | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Sony's QX100 and QX10 "lens cameras" are a weird experiment in trying to build a consumer imaging technology built around smartphones, such that it might replace the dying point-and-shoot. And it might even be working!
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Study identifies how African businesses can overcome the technology adoption gap

Study identifies how African businesses can overcome the technology adoption gap | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
IBM today announced the results of a new study entitled 'Setting the pace in Africa: How IT leaders deliver on the potential of emerging technologies', which found that while nearly 87 percent of African IT leaders rank new technologies such as analytics, cloud, mobile and social media as being critical ...
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"The primary reasons for not moving on adoption were a need for technology leaders to play a greater role in strategic business leadership, a lack of IT skills development across the continent, and information security concerns,"
 



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Beyond the Moore's Law: Nanocomputing using nanowire tiles

Beyond the Moore's Law: Nanocomputing using nanowire tiles | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
An interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers from The MITRE Corporation and Harvard University have taken key steps toward ultra-small electronic computer systems that push beyond the imminent end of Moore's Law, which states that the device density and overall processing power for computers ...
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ultra-small, ultra-low-power control processor—termed a nanoelectronic finite-state machine  - "The nanoFSM and the new methods that were invented to build it are not the whole answer for the industry. However, I believe that they do incorporate important steps forward in two of the key areas the electronics industry has been focused upon in order to extend Moore's Law."

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2014-01-law-nanocomputing-nanowire-tiles.html#jCp

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Intel’s Anthropologist Genevieve Bell Questions the Smart Watch | MIT Technology Review

Intel’s Anthropologist Genevieve Bell Questions the Smart Watch | MIT Technology Review | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Genevieve Bell, director of Intel’s user experience research, says companies building wearable computers haven’t figured out why people might want them.
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Hmmmm...what do you think?

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Why The PC Is Not Doomed

Why The PC Is Not Doomed | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
PCs have come a long way from beige boxes - such as this water-cooled monster from UK retailer OCuK There has been a lot of press coverage in recent months about slowing PC sales. Lenovo has recently reported that its smartphones and tablets outsold its PCs and the venerable computer itself [...]
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Make Your PC Run Fourty Degrees Cooler With Corsair's Hydro H75 Liquid Cooler

Make Your PC Run Fourty Degrees Cooler With Corsair's Hydro H75 Liquid Cooler | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
If you bought your PC from a store, even if you paid top dollar for it the chances are it has a pretty lowly, noisy cooler dealing with the heat the computer's processor makes. Popping open the side panel will reveal the main motherboard, usually mounted vertically at the back, with [...]
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Hmmm a hint that Intel could take a that someone else knows how to cool their microprocessors by 40 degrees

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P&G's Chocolate Toothpaste: Innovation or Desperation?

P&G's Chocolate Toothpaste: Innovation or Desperation? | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Procter & Gamble plans to launch a new line of Crest toothpaste with the flavors “Mint Chocolate Trek,” “Lime Spearmint Zest,” and “Vanilla Mint Spark”
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P&G using Crest product line using an experienced based innovation strategy (its also a evolutionary potential trend) to sell more toothpaste.  Now if mom and dad will only splurge for the likely spendier toothpaste, so that they can get the kiddies to actually enjoy brushing their teeth, we think P&G is onto something.  

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Google Hopes Designer Frames Will Sharpen Glass

Google Hopes Designer Frames Will Sharpen Glass | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
New York (AP) — Google Glass is getting glasses.
View: Google Glass Prescription Frames
Google is adding prescription frames and new styles of detachable sunglasses to its computerized, Internet-connected goggles known as Glass.
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Glasses Refocus Mobile Power Design | EE Times

Glasses Refocus Mobile Power Design | EE Times | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Wearable computers such as glasses open up the door to new user experiences in context awareness, but they need new power architectures to drive them.
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We agree - "These new platforms present many new opportunities to pursue innovation in miniaturization, power management, connectivity, sensing, and control. Their requirements play right into the hands of semiconductor innovators, most notably those that make power products." 

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Encrypt your Android smartphone for paranoid-level security

Encrypt your Android smartphone for paranoid-level security | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Jack Wallen walks you through the process of encrypting your Android device.
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My dream smartwatch: Building a perfect wearable gadget from the best bits so far

My dream smartwatch: Building a perfect wearable gadget from the best bits so far | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it

There's no perfect piece of wearable tech, and everything out there has problems. But here's what I like from what I've seen in 2013 and gotten a peek at in early 2014


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Is it worth buying a smartwatch or are you better off waiting for Apple and Google to enter the race? Can any gadget emerge that hopes to be that thing, that perfect little easy-to-understand and highly-desirable thing?

Well, though the product category is still evolving, why not cobbling together the dream gadget.

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Wearable technology: helping you look stupid in 2014 and beyond

Wearable technology: helping you look stupid in 2014 and beyond | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
If you’re a lover of wearable technology, look away now because this one’s not for you
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Anti-wearables, important feedback

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Report: Samsung Will Stop Screwing Up Android

Report: Samsung Will Stop Screwing Up Android | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Samsung's super Android phones, and its Android devices in general, have long been hindered by the terribleness of the proprietary UI and apps the company insists on bundling with its hardware. Re/Code reports that Samsung's gonna cut it out. Let's hope so.
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More detail on Samsung not messing w/ Android

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The 5 Most Incredible PCs Of 2013

The 5 Most Incredible PCs Of 2013 | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
PC modding has been a popular pastime amongst PC enthusiasts for decades but as people with skills in carpentry, engineering, metalwork and all-manner of other things turned their attentions to their PCs, the end results have often been spectacular. Last year saw countless spectacular projects featured both in print and online [...]
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Woof 

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Heat control in nanoscale SQUIDs

Heat control in nanoscale SQUIDs | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Nanoscale Superconducting QUantum Interference Devices (nanoSQUIDs) are potentially the most sensitive measurement devices in the world. They detect changes in an electromagnetic property known as magnetic flux, which means they can be used to detect single photons or to characterise the tiny quantum ...
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Nanoscale Superconducting QUantum Interference Devices (nanoSQUIDs) are potentially the most sensitive measurement devices in the world. They detect changes in an electromagnetic property known as magnetic flux, which means they can be used to detect single photons or to characterise the tiny quantum oscillations in nano-electromechanical systems (NEMS).

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2014-01-nanoscale-squids.html#jCp

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Wearables to create personal data streams

Wearables to create personal data streams | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Did you know that mobile users will provide personalized data streams to more than 100 apps and services every day by 2017? 

Indeed, according to Gartner research director Brian Blau, wearable dev...
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Atmel chiming in on IoT, wearables and "little data" (the undiscovered country)

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Glue Networks: Cisco Systems Secret Weapon For WANs?

Glue Networks: Cisco Systems Secret Weapon For WANs? | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
The networking market has been nothing, if not rigid, for the last 20 years.  Now in the space of a few short quarters, it’s suddenly heating up with talk of Software Defined Networks (SDN) and now even Software Defined WANs.  Businesses are becoming more global and more decentralized while at [...]
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"....developed a solution that sits on top of the Cisco Systems routers that companies are most likely already using. This solution is software-based, there is no hardware to buy (or amortize) so the decision becomes much less risky for a business.  ....helps companies get that agility and savings that they need without having to “rip and replace” the Cisco Systems routing equipment (that probably hasn’t fully depreciated yet.) Because Glue Networks operates on a leading brand of networking hardware instead of making their own, even the most risk averse CIO is probably open to a value proposition like this."

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The 20 Most Amazing PCs Ever Made

The 20 Most Amazing PCs Ever Made | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Rebel Alliance by modding company Mnpctech is just one of thousands of amazing modded PCs to be made in 2013. The personal computer has been a popular household tool for several decades. I’ve been building my own for nearly as long, but aside from being powerful devices for all-manner of tasks, [...]
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Fur and feathers keep animals warm by scattering light

Fur and feathers keep animals warm by scattering light | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
In work that has major implications for improving the performance of building insulation, scientists at the University of Namur in Belgium and the University of Hassan I in Morocco have calculated that hairs that reflect infrared light may...
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The evolutionary potential and technology trend of webs and fibers demonstrated in nature...go figure.  Also an important trend in semiconductor research albeit most OEM's R&D units don't recognize it.

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Trusting too Much in Data

Trusting too Much in Data | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
In recent weeks I’ve run into multiple posts, articles, and discussions concerning some findings that employee morale does not equate to productivity.
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Google’s Ray Kurzweil predicts how the world will change

Google’s Ray Kurzweil predicts how the world will change | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Ray Kurzweil is sitting in an office in San Francisco’s tallest building overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. Over 45 minutes, speaking rapidly in mo
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The Internet of Things Is Wildly Insecure — And Often Unpatchable | Wired Opinion | Wired.com

The Internet of Things Is Wildly Insecure — And Often Unpatchable | Wired Opinion | Wired.com | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
We’re at a crisis point now with embedded systems, which includes the Internet of Things. These computers are riddled with insecurities -- and there’s no good way to patch them.
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The Internet of Things Is Wildly Insecure — And Often Unpatchable | Wired Opinion

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