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Elon Musk: A thermostat-sized box may one day power your house

Elon Musk: A thermostat-sized box may one day power your house | Smart home and internet of things | Scoop.it
Elon Musk’s Tesla is working with SolarCity to meet the energy storage needs of its solar customers.
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Direct-to-device connectivity in the Internet of Things

Direct-to-device connectivity in the Internet of Things | Smart home and internet of things | Scoop.it
A comparison of three approaches for building embedded Internet of Things designs: a traditional embedded web server, virtual cloud devices, and peer-to-peer device configurations.
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If the internet of things moves to peer to peer, voice and data could follow  which could be a medium to long term threat to telcos

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Wireless electricity? It's here

Wireless electricity? It's here | Smart home and internet of things | Scoop.it
Katie Hall was shocked the second she saw it: a light-bulb glowing in the middle of a room with no wires attached.
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Not that new - there are already induction chargers for mobile devices. But this company's vision is bigger

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SimpliSafe: Home Security Systems

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SimpliSafe Official Site: get the wireless home security system that let's you take control of your safety - in your home, apartment, or business
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New company attacking the ADTs of the world with Self-install monitored home security without contractual lock-in (at a cheaper price)

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How the "Internet of Things" is Killing Capitalism - YouTube

The "Internet of things" has the potential to push large segments of economic life to near zero marginal cost in the years to come, and that will alter capit...

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Many of us have been talking for some time about the trends for free and freemium services where others can subsidise from their business models across into another industry.  This video discusses how another angle on the trend (crowd sourcing and the growth of the not for profit sector) could fundamentally impact the economy.

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Daniel Morrison's curator insight, April 13, 2014 9:18 AM

More old, bald, white guys predicting the future -- "everything is going to be terrible, the internets are going to take over our world" 

 

OK, not really (one of the guys is not old and bald), but the questions seem focused towards 'why does my happy life have to get complicated?' rather than 'where are the new opportunities in this groovy IoT economy?'

 

Will IoT destroy capitalism? Hell no. Will it disrupt a lot of old, bald white guys? Hell yes.

 

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Don't Underestimate The Impact Of The Internet Of Things

Don't Underestimate The Impact Of The Internet Of Things | Smart home and internet of things | Scoop.it
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a new hot buzzword and like most buzzwords, its purpose and definition are grossly misunderstood. When some people hear the term IoT they immediately associate it with a refrigerator reminding us to order milk or our Fitbit wearable device tweeting how we just “crushed [...]
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iPhone mesh networking - how an under-appreciated iOS 7 feature will change the world

iPhone mesh networking - how an under-appreciated iOS 7 feature will change the world | Smart home and internet of things | Scoop.it

A curious download hit Apple’s app store this week: a messaging app called FireChat.

 

It’s a new kind of app because it uses an iOS feature unavailable until version 7: the Multipeer Connectivity Framework. The app was developed by the crowdsourced connectivity provider Open Garden and this is their first iOS app.

 

The Multipeer Connectivity Framework enables users to flexibly use WiFi and Bluetooth peer-to-peer connections to chat and share photos even without an Internet connection. Big deal, right?

 

But here’s the really big deal — it can enable two users to chat not only without an Internet connection, but also when they are far beyond WiFi and Bluetooth range from each other — connected with a chain of peer-to-peer users between one user and a far-away Internet connection.

 

It’s called wireless mesh networking. And Apple has mainstreamed it in iOS 7.

 

It’s going to change everything. Here’s why...

 

 


Read more at http://www.cultofmac.com/271225/appreciated-ios-7-feature-will-change-world/#BZt2zmloqkSecRmT.99


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Could this peer to peer apple functionality underpin the internet of things and eventually allow mobile voice and data traffic to bypass today's fixed and mobile operators?

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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, March 23, 2014 7:51 PM

Mesh networking for Apple's iPhone ... let's see where that leads.

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Is This the Nest of Air Conditioners?

Is This the Nest of Air Conditioners? | Smart home and internet of things | Scoop.it
Quirky and GE partnered to make the Aros -- a window air conditioner with smart home, Nest-like features and one of the first products from the partnership.

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We're going to see an explosion of these types of product

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Nest for Tesla: App Lets Model S Owners Heat Car Remotely

Nest for Tesla: App Lets Model S Owners Heat Car Remotely | Smart home and internet of things | Scoop.it
This app promises to make your Tesla even smarter by automating several of its critical functions.
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Presumably the smart home user interfaces will also try to integrate the new smart car interfaces that are going to arise from apps like this

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