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About smart connected products, start-ups and the people who create them.
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Smartphones killed the Fitbit star?

Smartphones killed the Fitbit star? | The Awesome Internet of Things | Scoop.it
Now that the Fitbit iOS app can track my steps using the iPhone's built-in M7 chip, I've stopped carrying my Fitbit Ultra. And that's a warning sign for the emerging wearables category. Read this post by Matthew Moskovciak on Wearable tech.
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Smartphones killed digital cameras and now...killing wearable tech products?

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More well-being #IoT products: Kolibree, the connected toothbrush

More well-being #IoT products: Kolibree, the connected toothbrush | The Awesome Internet of Things | Scoop.it
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It reminds me of other past habits+gamification products for kids a couple of years ago...

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PTC Acquires Leading Internet of Things Platform Provider ThingWorx

PTC Acquires Leading Internet of Things Platform Provider ThingWorx | The Awesome Internet of Things | Scoop.it
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2014: A Tipping Point for the Internet of Things

2014: A Tipping Point for the Internet of Things | The Awesome Internet of Things | Scoop.it
This post is part of a series in which LinkedIn Influencers pick one big idea that will shape 2014.
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Another influencer writing about 2014 to to be the IoT year

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Big surprise... or not? iBeacon In Apple's Retail Stores Has Limited Appeal

Big surprise... or not? iBeacon In Apple's Retail Stores Has Limited Appeal | The Awesome Internet of Things | Scoop.it
Apple's new iBeacon technology is now being rolled out to the company's U.S. retail stores, but it's real promise will only be realized by other retailers willing to offer discounts to shoppers.
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This is interesting since iBeacon was announced as the "super-new feature you won't be able to live without"

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Open position for Business Development Director on the Internet of Things Unit at Oracle

December 18, 2013. View the job posting for Director, Business Development, Internet of Things at Oracle in Mountain View, CA. Facilities the development of
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Boom! Gartner Predicts Internet of Things Explosion

By 2020, 26 billion units will be connected to the Internet of Things -- not including PCs, tablets and smartphones, says analyst Gartner.
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Nice brochure about example Internet of Things products for different vertical markets

Nice brochure about example Internet of Things products for different vertical markets | The Awesome Internet of Things | Scoop.it
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If you are into the Internet of Things, all these products will probably sound familiar.

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Everybody says Analytics is the killer application for the Internet of Things

Everybody says Analytics is the killer application for the Internet of Things | The Awesome Internet of Things | Scoop.it
As we move from an M2M world to the Internet of Things (IoT) we will increasingly see the value of aggregating and analyzing data from various devices – some machines, some personal devices like smartphones.
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In this article, Bosch lists some examples of how IoT and analytics may improve assets management in several industries.

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The AllSeen Alliance comes together to fulfill the promise of the ‘Internet of Things’

The AllSeen Alliance comes together to fulfill the promise of the ‘Internet of Things’ | The Awesome Internet of Things | Scoop.it
A group of consumer electronics and technology companies have banded together to form an alliance that aims to fulfill the promise of the 'Internet Of Things' and bring connectivity ...
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How JSON and Big Data Will Shape the Internet of Things

How JSON and Big Data Will Shape the Internet of Things | The Awesome Internet of Things | Scoop.it
SYS-CON Media, NJ, The world's leading i-technology media company on breaking technology news.
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Super happy to check that others also think that JSON+BigData+Electronics = Smart Experiences

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Top 10 Internet of Things | Infographic

Top 10 Internet of Things | Infographic | The Awesome Internet of Things | Scoop.it
RT @smartcitycenter: [infographic] Top 10 Internet of Things API's http://t.co/nFEsrYIzJD via @MuleSoft #IoT
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I just miss sen.se from the list, but nice infographic...

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NINJA SPHERE: Next Generation Control of Your Environment

Next generation control of your environment with accurate in-home location data and a gesture control interface.
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Beatifully crafted design, I must say.

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Google purchases Nest (remember their cool thermostat?) for $3.2 billion

Google purchases Nest (remember their cool thermostat?) for $3.2 billion | The Awesome Internet of Things | Scoop.it
Google has just purchased Nest Labs, the maker of the Nest Learning Thermostat and Protect smoke detector, for $3.2 billion in cash. According to a Google press release, Nest will continue to...
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Totally unexpected!

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‘Internet of Things’ to take CES center stage

‘Internet of Things’ to take CES center stage | The Awesome Internet of Things | Scoop.it
From drones and smart cars to remote-controlled door locks and eyewear, the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show promises to showcase the "Internet of Things," along with gadgets like smartphones and tablets.
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LG & Line join forces to control home appliances via chat (buttons are so 20th century)

LG & Line join forces to control home appliances via chat (buttons are so 20th century) | The Awesome Internet of Things | Scoop.it
Messaging your friends is passé -- try messaging your smart home appliances instead.

Korean firm LG announced today that it is tapping Japanese messaging service Line to let users ...
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Super! Bosch sets up company for internet of things and services

Super! Bosch sets up company for internet of things and services | The Awesome Internet of Things | Scoop.it

The company will supply compact electronic products and software expertise designed to make devices and objects intelligent and web-enabled across a broad range of applications. It will initially focus on sensor-based applications for intelligently networked homes, or “smart homes,” as well as for activities in the fields of traffic, transportation, and logistics.

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The new company name: Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions

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(Arduino-based) Smart Plant Pot student projects 2013 at the University of Deusto

(Arduino-based) Smart Plant Pot student projects 2013: emotional representation of the plant state #iot

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Good introduction about iBeacon and Bluetooth LE

Bluetooth LE and Apple iBeacon technology will change the way consumers experience the world. In this overview, we explain what a 'beacon' is, why it's importan
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This reminds me of my SocialJewels student projects: The next generation of wearables for women

This reminds me of my SocialJewels student projects: The next generation of wearables for women | The Awesome Internet of Things | Scoop.it
A new class of wearables designed specifically for women won't just look more fashionable they'll function differently too.
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I absolutely LOVE the idea of connected jewels!

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Spanish firm Kelme develops smart running shoes with embedded wireless sensors for health monitoring

Spanish firm Kelme develops smart running shoes with embedded wireless sensors for health monitoring | The Awesome Internet of Things | Scoop.it
A new smart running shoe capable of evaluating biomechanical data like form, foot position, and even exhaustion in real-time could supercharge what we expect from wearable fitness monitors when it ...
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Proud to check that Spanish companies are also engaged into the Internet of Things, even if it is just within an EU project (what will happen after the project is over?)

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Mother by Sen.se

Mother by Sen.se | The Awesome Internet of Things | Scoop.it
she cares about your safety, fitness, comfort and joy
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The Internet of Mothers, a new IoT product by @rafigaro

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The Sproutling: Why A Fitbit For Babies Might Be Brilliant

The Sproutling: Why A Fitbit For Babies Might Be Brilliant | The Awesome Internet of Things | Scoop.it
Sproutling shares exclusive new details on how theyre building the first big baby wearable--an idea that isnt nearly as absurd as it may sound.
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Keep an eye on this: the babies market...I mean the parents market is huge!

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Pleased with the new features of Bluetooth Low Energy 4.1

Pleased with the new features of Bluetooth Low Energy 4.1 | The Awesome Internet of Things | Scoop.it
Bluetooth is making a play for being the wireless glue that holds the future smart home together, with the Bluetooth 4.1 Core Specification adding key (Bluetooth 4.1 takes on Internet of Things with flexibility boost #slashgear
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Master-slave at the same time? IP ready? Nice features for Bluetooth (Low Energy) 4.1

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Arduino Blog » Blog Archive » An interactive Twitter clock with a vintage twist

Arduino Blog » Blog Archive » An interactive Twitter clock with a vintage twist | The Awesome Internet of Things | Scoop.it
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Definitely sounds familiar to me as we designed a similar device for giving physical shape to social networks.

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