Wearable Technology and the Internet of Things
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How technology is becoming increasingly embedded in our lives
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Ultra-low-power transistors could function for years without a battery | KurzweilAI

Ultra-low-power transistors could function for years without a battery | KurzweilAI | Wearable Technology and the Internet of Things | Scoop.it
Schematic cross-section of an Indium-gallium-zinc-oxide (IGZO) thin-film transistor (credit: Sungsik Lee and Arokia Nathan/Science)Devices based on a
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This development could enable the Internet of Things to become ubiquitous.
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The Internet of Things Is Growing Faster Than the Ability to Defend It

The Internet of Things Is Growing Faster Than the Ability to Defend It | Wearable Technology and the Internet of Things | Scoop.it
Last week’s use of connected gadgets to attack the Web is a wake-up call for the Internet of Things, which will get a whole lot bigger this holiday season
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Change the password on that shiny new Internet of Things device that you just got, to take byte out of crime.
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Hacked Internet of Things devices helped take much of the internet offline

Hacked Internet of Things devices helped take much of the internet offline | Wearable Technology and the Internet of Things | Scoop.it
DDOS attacks took Reddit, Twitter, Github and more websites offline
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What we know now about the distributed denial of service attack on Friday.
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That Nike-branded Apple Watch arrives October 28

That Nike-branded Apple Watch arrives October 28 | Wearable Technology and the Internet of Things | Scoop.it
Maybe you’ve been waiting for the Nike+ version of the Apple Watch to arrive before running out to buy the Series 2. Because, you know, life is a marathon,..
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Nike has their own version of the new Apple Watch Series 2.
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3D holographic communication is now a reality with HoloBeam and Microsoft’s HoloLens – WinBeta

3D holographic communication is now a reality with HoloBeam and Microsoft’s HoloLens – WinBeta | Wearable Technology and the Internet of Things | Scoop.it
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ShareThe future moves one step closer as an independent developer shows their version of a HoloLens use case that had previously only been shown by Microsoft Research. your insight
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Top 7 Most Essential Apple Watch Productivity Apps of 2016 | Official Web News

Top 7 Most Essential Apple Watch Productivity Apps of 2016 | Official Web News | Wearable Technology and the Internet of Things | Scoop.it
When the 1st generation iPhone came out in the summer of 2007, it has changed the way people interacted with technology.
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For fitness apps that will keep you active, try my book, Get Fit with Apple Watch.
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What Blockchain Means for the Internet of Things - DZone IoT

Blockchain offers hardened, secure records for data, which can be integrated into IoT setups to make for more trustworthy transactions.
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IBM offers blockchain technology for the Internet of Things.
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VR will let jurors explore crime scenes as they actually appeared

VR will let jurors explore crime scenes as they actually appeared | Wearable Technology and the Internet of Things | Scoop.it
Robot will let jurors explore crime scenes as they actually appeared using virtual reality headsets.
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An interesting use case for VR
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Meron Gribetz

Meron Gribetz | Wearable Technology and the Internet of Things | Scoop.it
An augmented-reality dreamer tries to turn his vision into a business.
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Another player in augmented reality.
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NASA wants to hand over the ISS to a private corporation by the mid 2020s | Science! | Geek.com

NASA wants to hand over the ISS to a private corporation by the mid 2020s | Science! | Geek.com | Wearable Technology and the Internet of Things | Scoop.it
NASA is looking to shift its focus from low-Earth orbit to Mars and beyond, but what does that mean for the International Space Station? The current end date for NASA support of the [...]
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Want to buy an orbital space station--cheap? One might become available in 2024. Russia will probably take their modules and go do their own thing. The rest is going to be looking for a new owner.
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Intel's Project Alloy will offer the first open-source, third-party 'HoloLens' headset

Intel's Project Alloy will offer the first open-source, third-party 'HoloLens' headset | Wearable Technology and the Internet of Things | Scoop.it
Intel's Project Alloy will open-source untethered VR hardware next year, powered by Microsoft, so anyone can build a VR headset.
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Intel announces a new entry into the Windows Holographic ecosystem.
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Samsung Gear VR is invading the classroom in a big way

Samsung Gear VR is invading the classroom in a big way | Wearable Technology and the Internet of Things | Scoop.it
The presence of wearable tech in the education space is only set to grow with the Gear VR playing its part in building the classroom of the future.
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Samsung Gear VR is penetrating the education space. Competitors will not be far behind.
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Soon You'll Be Riding Trains With Augmented Reality Windows

Soon You'll Be Riding Trains With Augmented Reality Windows | Wearable Technology and the Internet of Things | Scoop.it
Augmented Reality windows could be coming soon to a train near you! NewsWatch keeps you up to date on the latest tech news and trends with daily updates.
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Augmented reality on the go.
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HoloLens gets more battlefield use by Ukranian military - MSPoweruser

HoloLens gets more battlefield use by Ukranian military - MSPoweruser | Wearable Technology and the Internet of Things | Scoop.it
We have already seen the HoloLens mixed reality headset put to military use by the Israeli Defense Force for advanced battlefield planning. Now Ukrainian company LimpidArmor has shown off a new application for the augmented reality device on the actual battlefield to improve the field of view of tank commanders without exposing them to additional …
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Microsoft HoloLens goes military.
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My new book on the Microsoft HoloLens will go on sale on December 2. Pick it up as a gift for a geeky friend.
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My new book on the Microsoft HoloLens mixed reality device and how to program it will be available on December 2 from sellers of technical books everywhere.
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Internet of Things gets its zombie apocalypse, and this is just the beginning

Internet of Things gets its zombie apocalypse, and this is just the beginning | Wearable Technology and the Internet of Things | Scoop.it
The Internet of Things is under attack, and it might be time for some rules.
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Batten down the hatches folks. The zombie apocalypse is upon us for real.
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This Canadian company wants to bring ‘mixed reality’ to the masses

This Canadian company wants to bring ‘mixed reality’ to the masses | Wearable Technology and the Internet of Things | Scoop.it
Hands-on with Markham-based Sulon Technologies 'mixed reality' VR/AR headset.
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Another Windows 10-powered mixed reality device is on the horizon. It claims of twice the field of view of the HoloLens.
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Connectivity, networks and computing for the Internet of Things data deluge

Connectivity, networks and computing for the Internet of Things data deluge | Wearable Technology and the Internet of Things | Scoop.it
An overview of the connectivity, network, cloud and IT infrastructure evolutions, including fog computing, in the Internet of Things data deluge challenge.
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Overview of where the Internet of Things is going.
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Apple Watch Series 1 review: Fewer features, but better value

Apple Watch Series 1 review: Fewer features, but better value | Wearable Technology and the Internet of Things | Scoop.it
It was easy to miss in Apple’s barrage of announcements earlier this month, but the Apple Watch Series 1 is actually a different product from the (now-extinct) 1st-generation Apple Watch​. If only by a little. We got a Series 1 in house: Read on for our quick review.
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Apple Watch Series 1 is a good value.
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The $200 billion question: Can wearable tech help us get fit and lose weight?

The $200 billion question: Can wearable tech help us get fit and lose weight? | Wearable Technology and the Internet of Things | Scoop.it
Step goals, calorie counting, logging running routes, they all produce a lot of data in health and fitness apps. But how do you make it useful?
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Wearables and connected devices really have the ability to impact outcomes, to help people stay healthy, get healthier, manage chronic diseases or prevent them altogether in the first place.
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Apple Watch 2 Rumored Battery Leaks; Nike Launches Redesigned App Ahead Of Wearable’s Release

Apple Watch 2 Rumored Battery Leaks; Nike Launches Redesigned App Ahead Of Wearable’s Release | Wearable Technology and the Internet of Things | Scoop.it
A photo of the rumored battery for the Apple Watch 2 has surfaced on Chinese microblogging site Weibo.
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Next iteration of Apple Watch to have longer battery life, but otherwise look pretty much like the existing mode
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The LTE Apple Watch 2 is dead, but it may still have GPS

The LTE Apple Watch 2 is dead, but it may still have GPS | Wearable Technology and the Internet of Things | Scoop.it
That LTE Apple Watch you’ve been wishing for is probably not coming any time soon — but the new version will have GPS tracking as previously rumored.
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Informed speculation on what the next iteration of the Apple Watch will be like.
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Intel Joule is a high performance platform for Internet of Things

Intel Joule is a high performance platform for Internet of Things | Wearable Technology and the Internet of Things | Scoop.it
Intel's Joule platform enables developers to take a concept into a prototype and production at a fraction of the time
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RealSense video makes the Joule a product that will open up new markets.
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Trump, Brexit and ISIS are the symptoms, and technology is the problem

Trump, Brexit and ISIS are the symptoms, and technology is the problem | Wearable Technology and the Internet of Things | Scoop.it
The Third Industrial Revolution is already happening. We now have a choice: Do we take advantage of technology and create an incredibly better world for the..
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The future has already arrived. The signs of the disruption it will cause are just starting to appear. Trump, Brexit and ISIS are three of those signs.
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Microsoft HoloLens Concept Eliminates Need For Construction Blueprints

Microsoft HoloLens Concept Eliminates Need For Construction Blueprints | Wearable Technology and the Internet of Things | Scoop.it
A new video shows one of the coolest use cases we’ve seen yet for Microsoft’s HoloLens: the entire shell of a room built using only the headset as a guide.
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Here's use case for mixed reality that could transform an industry.
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