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Apple Just Bought A Tiny Display Company. That Could Mean Big Things

Apple Just Bought A Tiny Display Company. That Could Mean Big Things | Internet of Things News | Scoop.it
Apple used to push display technology with its products, most notably when it brought the Retina Display to the iPhone. But that hasn't been the case lately, which makes its recent acquisition of tiny LuxVue Technology all the more interesting. But LuxVue's technology has fascinating implications around low power and [...]
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IWatch and what else might this be for?

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Which Came First, The Invention or the Sci-Fi Prediction?

Which Came First, The Invention or the Sci-Fi Prediction? | Internet of Things News | Scoop.it
There was an interesting infographic making the rounds yesterday tracking the number of years it took for different sci-fi dreams to become reality. It looks beautiful, but unfortunately there are quite a few problems with it.
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Rufus Cuff is a Literal Smartphone on Your Wrist

Rufus Cuff is a Literal Smartphone on Your Wrist | Internet of Things News | Scoop.it
While many smartwatches aim to be every bit as sleek and stylish as a premium wristwatch, the Rufus Cuff has no problem letting you know that it's a giant smartphone slapped on to your wrist. Dubbed as a "wrist communicator" by its creators, the Rufus Cuff connects to your iPhone or Android device and lets you make calls, check e-mail, play music and send messages without reaching in your pocket for your handset. The device clings to your wrist with a wide rubber strap, which supports the Rufus Cuff's striking 3.11 x 2.13 x 0.43-inch body.
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Like something from a SciFi movie or StarTrek

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Is the iWatch incoming? Apple announces June 2nd conference

Is the iWatch incoming? Apple announces June 2nd conference | Internet of Things News | Scoop.it
It is expected boss Tim Cook will unveil the much anticipated iWatch concept in San Francisco, which is believed to have health tracking capabilities, alongside a new HealthBook app to monitor data.
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Possible big announcement from Apple

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SmartDrive Enhances Driver Safety System | socalTECH.com

San Diego-based SmartDrive Systems, which develops driver monitoring and safety systems for the fleet driving market, said this week that it has enhanced its platform. According to SmartDrive, it has add
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Smart  systems for driver management get "smarter".  Next phase of smart things begins as first wave of customer deployments yields need for additional features.  Expect this to continue in cycles that are typical of a maturing market. That will soon become more consolidated.

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Robot Startup Raises $10 Million to Reduce Chemicals in Agriculture

Robot Startup Raises $10 Million to Reduce Chemicals in Agriculture | Internet of Things News | Scoop.it
Blue River Technology, which uses computer vision and robotics to improve the efficiency of agriculture, has raised $10 million in a round led by Data Collective Venture Capital. Google Chairman Er...
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Computer aided weeding uses less herbicides.....

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At TED, Sharpening the Vision of the Internet of Things

At TED, Sharpening the Vision of the Internet of Things | Internet of Things News | Scoop.it
Smartphone-controlled coffee machine? Let's dream a little bigger.
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IoT means that "things" should be smart and not rely on the smartphone for intelligence.

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'Smart' Curtains Made From Polymer/Carbon Nanotube Bilayers

'Smart' Curtains Made From Polymer/Carbon Nanotube Bilayers | Internet of Things News | Scoop.it
Imagine working in an ultra-modern building like this one in Malaysia, next to a glass wall equipped with smart curtains that keep your workspace comfortably lit.  This soon could be a reality. A r...
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Curtains that generate light

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The Measured Man

The Measured Man | Internet of Things News | Scoop.it
Larry Smarr, an astrophysicist turned computer scientist, has a new project: charting his every bodily function in minute detail. What he’s discovering may be the future of health care.
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The quantified self

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MDDI Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry News Products and Suppliers

MDDI Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry News Products and Suppliers | Internet of Things News | Scoop.it
The experts on equipment manufacturers of medical devices and in vitro diagnostic products. MD+DI  helps industry professionals develop, design, and manufacture medical products that comply with complex and demanding regulations and market requirements.
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Smart shoe

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Are You Prepared For Big Changes In The Way We Will Learn, Work And Innovate?

Are You Prepared For Big Changes In The Way We Will Learn, Work And Innovate? | Internet of Things News | Scoop.it
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Great new info graphic from Harbor Research showing the IoT ecosystems and explaining how it all comes together.

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Marshall McClelland's curator insight, March 29, 2014 11:13 PM

Technology in the near future will revolutionize the way in which we go about our daily lives.  With the use of technologoy already being applied to our school through interactive white boards the future will only evolve and introduce new ways of learning.

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CamioCam Brings Ambitious Search Smarts to Video

CamioCam Brings Ambitious Search Smarts to Video | Internet of Things News | Scoop.it
"In the grandiose vision, we think this could be a Google for a real world."
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Smart video camera 

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Freescale makes the world's smallest ARM controller chip even tinier

Freescale makes the world's smallest ARM controller chip even tinier | Internet of Things News | Scoop.it
Apparently, Freescale didn't think the diminutive Kinetis KL02 was tiny enough -- it just unveiled the KL03, the new world's smallest ARM
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Pinhead sized ARM processor could enable many intelligent things

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Where the fridge talks to the oven and a fingerprint lets in the dog walker

Where the fridge talks to the oven and a fingerprint lets in the dog walker | Internet of Things News | Scoop.it
Stylish on the outside, state of the art on the inside. Developers are adding pricey new futuristic features to woo the Jetson set; in these homes, the refrigerator talks to the oven and a fingerprint lets in the dog walker.
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Is this the future or the new normal?

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Sensor Security Is Just As Important As System Security

Sensor Security  Is Just As Important As System Security | Internet of Things News | Scoop.it
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Companies need to make sure that the sensors they use for IoT implementations are not easily hacked -- especially when all the attention goes to the control system

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The next generation airline seat will know everything about you

The next generation airline seat will know everything about you | Internet of Things News | Scoop.it
A select group of members of the press were invited to a preview of the new prototype business class seat which the aviation tech geniuses at Thales have designed in collaboration with B/E Aerospace, one of the two world-dominating aircraft seat manufacturers, and BMW, who make some nice cars. This completely radical prototype design merges...
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Not sure if I want an airplane seat to know me this well......

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Review: New health tool changes how we see our bodies

Review: New health tool changes how we see our bodies | Internet of Things News | Scoop.it
With the growth of technology, our bodies don't seem so mysterious and complicated anymore. Take this new health tool, Wello, for example. How can it change our perception of the human body?
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Body health metrics by simply holding your phone

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3 More Ways Smart Devices Are Becoming Medical Devices | Qmed

3 More Ways Smart Devices Are Becoming Medical Devices | Qmed | Internet of Things News | Scoop.it
Qmed (formerly Medical Device Link) is the world's first completely prequalified supplier directory and news source for medical device OEMs. Find medical device suppliers and IVD suppliers who are FDA-registered, ISO 13485- and ISO 9001-certified. Qmed is also the home of Medical Product Manufacturing News and the most relevant breaking news for the medical device industry.
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Personal health monitoring may well change how patients and doctors cooperate on managing wellness and prevent/deal with down stream conditions through prevention versus current methods.

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Caryn Vorster's curator insight, March 25, 2014 6:49 AM

Wow! So amazing! :D

Daiki Urata's curator insight, March 25, 7:18 AM

Smart device is not only used for watching videos, chatting, or browsing, but also becoming medical device.  It records the user's data and tells how well you are. Smart devices can be used for many purposes, so they can still exist in the next 5 to 10 years.

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Zadara Powers Farming Data Provider | socalTECH.com

Irvine-based Zadara Storage, which provides cloud-based, enterprise storage technology, reports that its products are being used by a provider of farm data. Zadara said its products are being used by
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Smart farming for real....

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Leak Reveals Apple's Healthbook App for mHealth | MDDI Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry News Products and Suppliers

Leak Reveals Apple's Healthbook App for mHealth | MDDI Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry News Products and Suppliers | Internet of Things News | Scoop.it
There's been a lot of speculation around Apple's plans to enter the healthcare space very soon. Health tracking capabilities built into the iPhone 5's M7 chip, a number of high-profile hires, and rumors of the company developing its own “iWatch” for health monitoring have fanned flames that Apple wants a piece of the mhealth and digital health space.
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This looks like it could take the self tracking of health data to a new level while  also allowing for sharing medical records with care providers.

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Volkswagen: Big Data Doesn't Have to Mean Big Brother

Volkswagen: Big Data Doesn't Have to Mean Big Brother | Internet of Things News | Scoop.it
The comments came at the start of CeBit, where data protection concerns are likely to loom large in the wake of the NSA revelations.
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Psst!  Can your car keep a secret? 

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Momenta's curator insight, March 22, 2014 2:13 AM

A prescient statement from the chairman of Volkswagen regarding the value of data - this conversation is only beginning...

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Car makers offer smartphones access to dashboard, but not control

Car makers offer smartphones access to dashboard, but not control | Internet of Things News | Scoop.it
Apple and Google are stepping on the gas to integrate their smartphones with car communications systems, but car makers are insisting the dashboard screen belongs to them.
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Data is what's valuable  here....

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The Internet of (Dumb) Things | VentureFizz

The Internet of (Dumb) Things | VentureFizz | Internet of Things News | Scoop.it
The Internet of (Dumb) Things - blog post by Ben Einstein, Managing Director & Co-Founder of Bolt
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Volvo, Ferrari, And Mercedes First To Add iOS In The Car Next Week | TechCrunch

Volvo, Ferrari, And Mercedes First To Add iOS In The Car Next Week  | TechCrunch | Internet of Things News | Scoop.it
iOS in the Car, announced by Eddy Cue last year at the iOS 7 launch, was supposed to appear in 2014 and, according to the Financial Times, it's finally coming..
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Apple iOS hits the road...Siri,take me home please....

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U.S. Navy buys into smart glasses trend in deal with Vuzix

U.S. Navy buys into smart glasses trend in deal with Vuzix | Internet of Things News | Scoop.it
It will be interesting to see what the Navy uses smart glasses for. But better training is a no-brainer.
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Augmented reality goes to work

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Bill Miller's curator insight, February 27, 2014 10:16 AM

...this may be a major trend...very intriguing!