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Daimler Trucks Tapping Internet of Things For Predictive Maintenance

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Daimler Trucks North America has built a sensor-based predictive maintenance system that detects operational problems in its trucks and alerts the company's call centers that they need to be serviced, said Dieter Haban, CIO of the Daimler AG subsidiary.
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Another interesting usage of IoT, the sensors applied in this truck can even detect problems before it actually happen. Besides that, the truck is sending data back to the factory in real-time reporting the condition and anticipating any problems that might occur. Although the world might see fast increase in IoT devices, this article stated that it is still hard for IoT to take-off because for the time it has no standardised architecture. But every new innovation usually started in the same manner. Just like the Internet boom back in 90's, although the technology itself already presence since 70's, but the common protocol had not been formulated until late 80's.

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Milton Keynes to host first city-wide 'Internet of Things' network - Telegraph

Milton Keynes to host first city-wide 'Internet of Things' network - Telegraph | The Internet of Things and Wearable Technologies | Scoop.it
Milton Keynes will be the guinea pig for Britain's first ever city-wide 'Internet of Things' network
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This is the first UK city that sees the application of an integrated IoT. It is very interesting to imagine how future cities will look like, intelligent monitoring of parking space, bins that connected to the Internet, smart grid, etc. The concept of smart cities like this is actually is not new, over a decade ago people start talking about making a city become more efficient. However at that time the cost is still very high, thus it is not quite feasible yet, now with the falling price of sensors and related technologies it becomes arguable more feasible. However there are still some challenges to get this all working, they need to address the privacy and security concern of its citizen and in term of technologies the article says it still needs to find a more low-powered device and more cost-effective ways to do it. Whatever that is, the future looks interesting.

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What Does Wearable Tech Mean for Businesses?

What Does Wearable Tech Mean for Businesses? | The Internet of Things and Wearable Technologies | Scoop.it
Wearable computing continues to be one of the buzziest technology topics out there, but it's application for businesses is still fuzzy.
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Different with IoT which business might see the real application of it, for now it is not the case for wearable technology. Whilst, wearable technologies may be quite an attractive products in consumer market right now, there are little that can be applied in the business environment. The article suggests the usage of wearable technology as a replacement of broadcast over speaker and messageboard in retail industry. This might one of the usages in the business, but I believe there are still much more to come as wearable technology become more common, and come in many 'shapes' (e.g. watch, glass, necklace, etc). It is still a very promising investment to be made by a business.

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IoT, cloud computing, nation-state threats redefining enterprise security, panelists say

IoT, cloud computing, nation-state threats redefining enterprise security, panelists say | The Internet of Things and Wearable Technologies | Scoop.it
Companies need to worry about securing hardware that's connected to the Web as well as Windows, said one speaker

Via Peter Azzopardi
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With more devices connected to the Internet, security issue cannot be neglected. It is now easier for the attacker to commit attack, just by exploiting the weakness in the network. IoT might increase system vulnerabilities significantly, and it could fasten the spread of an attack since now everything is connected on a single network. Enterprise should consider the implication of using IoT to their security, it is important to get a balance of high rate of sharing data using IoT and doing it securely.

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New threats are coming from nation states that include cyberattacks as part of their defense plans. In some instance, these countries are funding attackers and using them as “cybermercenaries,” he said.

 

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Impact of Internet of Things on the Retail Industry - PCQuest

Impact of Internet of Things on the Retail Industry - PCQuest | The Internet of Things and Wearable Technologies | Scoop.it
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Impact of Internet of Things on the Retail Industry
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IoT has caught the imagination of technology enthusiasts and there are many predictions of how it might revolutionize industries and practices as we know them today.
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IoT has a disruptive potential in retail industry. Every area in retails from supply chain, marketing, warehousing, and store experience can be improved. Actually in some areas like in warehousing, IoT is considered extensively use, for example the use of RFID tag in warehousing can be seen as a common practice nowadays. It is interesting to see the future of retailing if IoT is really applied. But to make it happen a lot of investments to be make in big-data and real time analytics, also acquiring the required sensors are not cheap in the meantime. However, the possibilities of IoT in retail is really intriguing, not only it could considerably cut operation costs, but it could offer new experiences for the customers in store, and it would be interesting to see.

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Anything Google Glass Can Do, Your Smartphone Can Do Better

Anything Google Glass Can Do, Your Smartphone Can Do Better | The Internet of Things and Wearable Technologies | Scoop.it
There are two problems with smartphones. One is that they’re distracting. To use one, you have to pull it out of your pocket, hold it in your hand, and look away from the world around you. The second problem is that they’re small.
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Same story with some articles in here; IoT and wearable technologies in this case Google Glass, might need more time to be really useful for mass. The argument in here is that what Google Glass do is actually can be done using more efficiently using smartphone. Today's wearable technologies might get its hype because of its 'coolness' factor rather than its actual functions (i.e. smartwatches and Glass) but as it becomes more mature, and more feature rich (third party app developers are essential) then people might consider buying one of those.

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Can Google make us want Nest ads? - SlashGear

Can Google make us want Nest ads? - SlashGear | The Internet of Things and Wearable Technologies | Scoop.it
Can Google make us want Nest ads? SlashGear A recently filed Google SEC document explaining that the definition of mobile was expanding to encompass smart home hardware such as Nest, as well as wearables like Glass and Android Wear, among other...
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Another interesting angle to see IoT; in this case from marketing perspectives. Google might have Google Glass and Google NestThermostat inside their IoT catalogues, however it is argued that a 'conventional' marketing technique would not be sufficient to make people really want the products. Since customers have no really initial needs with the product. This is again sparking the old-time debate about the flow of innovation, it is either market-pull or technology-push. In this case, Google should ensure that there are enough market-demand out there, or they will need to do an innovative marketing technique to create a demand out there.

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IoT is not a revolution, it's an evolution - Dynamic Business

IoT is not a revolution, it's an evolution - Dynamic Business | The Internet of Things and Wearable Technologies | Scoop.it
Dynamic Business IoT is not a revolution, it's an evolution Dynamic Business According to research commissioned by AVG, around half of small businesses understand what is meant by IoT – yet, 15 per cent think it is a type of email system – nearly...
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Big corporation like Microsoft and computer security giant AVG believe that IoT is just an evolution. Because slowly but steadily more of more things will be connected to the Internet, and it happens not because of any new technologies had been invented, but because they think they will need to do it, whilst it can be achieved by 'perfecting' the current technologies. They are expressing idea that IoT is not turning everything to the Internet, but contextualised certain peripherals that you need the most and connect it to the Internet.

In this case they are talking about the application of IoT in SME, whilst they might agree the technology might not be infancy at this time, many SME show strong interest in adopting this in the future.  If SME could leverage this technology in the right mix, it might significantly increased their workflows efficiency and effectiveness.

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Here's What The Internet Of Things Will Need To Really Work - Business Insider

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Here's What The Internet Of Things Will Need To Really Work
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The Internet is moving beyond the rectangular confines of smartphones and tablets and helping to power billions of everyday devices, from parking meters to home thermostats.
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This article again, underlines the potential of IoT in the next couple of years as is going to be a trillion dollars business. However, in here discussed at least seven 'components' in term of technical and business aspects, that should be addressed before it really can take-off (i.e. from processors, sensors, to energy-efficiency). This technology might be already presence in current mobile technology, however as the context it will be applied is very different (e.g. door lock should work on outdoor in every conditions, or medical equipment that should has no downtime at all), a specific set of new technologies should be developed and tested first before a real commercialisation of IoT. 

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This Could Be The Biggest Thing In Retail And It's Not Mobile

This Could Be The Biggest Thing In Retail And It's Not Mobile | The Internet of Things and Wearable Technologies | Scoop.it
In an article last September The Catastrophic Social Media Content Marketing Mistake Marketers Are Making I made reference to the fact that I am not one prone to rely on hyperbole. Many writers, be they talking about the latest in marketing or advertising or the next great superstar in (insert name of sport here) absolutely [...]
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it's still fresh in memories when smartphone and mobile applications taken technology industry or even the world by storm, but as point out by this article something bigger is coming. Mobile industry might get saturated at some point, whilst now the emerging one is the IoT. We might be on the very first inception of the global commercialisation of IoT (e.g. the smartwatches, smart TV, smart glasses), but expert predicts that there will be up to 26 billions IoT device by 2020, compared to 7.3 billions. It might not be a new technology after all, but as any new innovations it might take sometimes for industry and customer to 'stabilise' the ground and creating a viable product. The opportunities are vast, we can see all of our daily things connected to Internet from door lock, thermostat, until house lighting. Imagining those possibilities, it could be a very exciting future. But before it could take-off, one thing to be working on is to overcome the major technical concerns (e.g. overall infrastructures, IPv6, security, safety, privacy, etc).

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The Internet of Things needs a security model to protect user data

The Internet of Things needs a security model to protect user data | The Internet of Things and Wearable Technologies | Scoop.it
IoT security becomes a hot topic at The INQUIRER and Intel's roundtable event
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Another concern about IoT security is risen. In this article, it argues that IoT needs a new security model separated from current security model. The challenge is IoT requires to be working in an open public network, whilst still try to main its security to the highest priority. Moreover with IoT there will be huge amount of user data streamed directly to the network in a real-time. Thus,  a new concrete security model is essential to balance the availability of user data in IoT network, while still maintaing privacy.

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Why wearable technology is a bad fit - FT.com

Why wearable technology is a bad fit - FT.com | The Internet of Things and Wearable Technologies | Scoop.it
If you were travelling Upper Class with Virgin Atlantic from Heathrow this spring, you might have been checked in by staff wearing Google Glass. The airline says it was trialling Glass as an “innovative pilot scheme”. “Trial” may be an overstatement,
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Another article that says wearable technology is just a gimmick, at least for now. People bought wearables just because of the 'coolness' factor, just like buying a new smartphone back in the day. There are non existing market for a wearable technology, and it is important for the manufacturers to create one, as the article says that creating wearable tech is the need of manufacturer and they should push this innovation to the market. But it does not mean it would not be successful, just went back few years time when iPad introduced, no one seems find any functionalities in it, but now it changes the everything. In order to do that, extensive r&d, testing, and marketing are need to be done profoundly, ensure customers that they need that product.

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Wearable Tech Nail Art Is Now a Thing - Vocativ

Wearable Tech Nail Art Is Now a Thing - Vocativ | The Internet of Things and Wearable Technologies | Scoop.it
Wearable Tech Nail Art Is Now a Thing
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But thanks to two MFA candidates who believe nail art could be an important new medium for wearable technology, the practice is expanding beyond its traditional realm into something a bit more…useful.
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This shows that the possibilities of wearable technology is endless. It is an interesting prototype, although the real usage of this product is still questionable. Another aspect that really need to be re-considered is the design, with the cables dangle all over the nails it might not be aesthetically pleasing. But with any wearables usually that also the case. It might be still quite a long way to go, but this is a fresh concept.

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When The IOT Fails: Nest Recalls Over 400K Smoke Detectors

When The IOT Fails: Nest Recalls Over 400K Smoke Detectors | The Internet of Things and Wearable Technologies | Scoop.it
Nest, the smart sensors and controls company recently acquired by Google for $3.2 billion in cash, just officially announced a massive recall of 440,000 Nest Protect smoke and CO detectors due to the possibility of complete failure to sound an alert...
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To be an early adopter, by using this kind of technology might be intriguing. But when it comes to safety, is it really what you want when a 'normal' smoke detectors is proven to work solidly over all these years. As mentioned in some of my insights in other articles, IoT is considered a new thing, and for the time being testing is everything. Moreover in a safety product like this, it should has no tolerance for errors. That might be a big ask, but that needs to be done to convince people,  gain their trust, and make them buy a product like this.

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Silicon Valley will get the first U.S. wireless network for the Internet of Things - Silicon Valley Business Journal

Silicon Valley will get the first U.S. wireless network for the Internet of Things - Silicon Valley Business Journal | The Internet of Things and Wearable Technologies | Scoop.it
Silicon Valley will get the first U.S. wireless network for the Internet of Things Silicon Valley Business Journal French company SigFox has chosen Silicon Valley as the location to build a wireless network that will exclusively support the...
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Besides the peripherals and devices itself, the infrastructure also plays a key role in IoT commercialisation. The wireless network specifically designed for IoT is actually similar with our daily wireless network, but it is uses low-power and a lower speed. Whilst in this case, even in the US, this kind of infrastructure was just emerged. Thus it can be argued that it might take quite a long time for IoT and this infrastructure to spread over the world.

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Quoted: Now Google Glass is a pain in the eye? - SiliconBeat

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Quoted: Now Google Glass is a pain in the eye?
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The report cites several anecdotes from people who wore the Internet-connected glasses and said it gave them headaches — although Dr.
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This indicates that certain IoT and wearable technologies might not really ready be sold to the mass. Whilst, innovating is essential, testing is arguably more important, moreover in the new radical product development landscape. Google in this case already did prototyping, close and open testing since 2012 and planned to continue this until 2015 (however US citizens can get it at mid 2014). But looking at this concern, it can be seen an extensive testing might be not enough to address the issues in a quite radical innovation like this. They still have one year to fix all of those issues (also including privacy and design).

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BlackBerry to take on IoT headaches with Project Ion

BlackBerry to take on IoT headaches with Project Ion | The Internet of Things and Wearable Technologies | Scoop.it

BlackBerry says it can take back-end software development off the to-do lists of enterprises that want to take advantage of the Internet of Things. On Wednesday, the company showed off concept software for a cloud-based service on which enterprises will be able to create IoT applications. That... http://www.techlone.com/mobile/blackberry/blackberry-to-take-on-iot-headaches-with-project-ion/


Via Bob Wolmer
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Another big player shows their seriousness in investing to IoT. BlackBerry who was then focusing on handheld devices is shifting its locus to offer enterprise solutions. In this case, unlike other hardware manufacturers who are racing to create the IoT peripherals itself, they are designing an enterprise high-level platform for IoT (based on cloud and real-time data flow) running its own API. The aim is for corporation to use the platform and build their own apps based on the API, thus they can create a more taylor app for their company and gain competitive advantage.

 

This is a bold move by BlackBerry who is finding a current gap in the market, and focus on it. More platforms like this are needed for the fast grow of IoT, since it might be less meaningful if each company just create a single device capable to talk only to the same device, it defeats the whole point of IoT.

 

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Telemedicine, and wearable tech's impact on healthcare regulation ...

Telemedicine, and wearable tech's impact on healthcare regulation ... | The Internet of Things and Wearable Technologies | Scoop.it
EMC World - David Bratt Earlier this month, theCUBE was at EMC World 2014, held at The Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas, featuring two live broadcasts for SiliconANGLE. In this interview, Jeff Frick and Steve ...
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When talking about a real commercialisation of technologies, it is not merely talking about the technical aspect of it but also the whole package including the human resources, the management support, and regulations behind it. This article shows that, now with IoT and wearable techs, the hospital could track in real-time more data from patient than ever before. On the other, the implication is with that huge amount of real-time dataflow, there should be regulations shift in term of Human-Resources who monitor the data and how to keep its confidentiality. Moreover, patient health-record is considered one of the most confidential data out there. 

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Dubai police use Google Glass to crack down on traffic violators

Dubai police use Google Glass to crack down on traffic violators | The Internet of Things and Wearable Technologies | Scoop.it
Police in Dubai have begun using Google Glass as part of an effort to crack down on traffic violations. An official with the emirate's police force confirmed to Gulf News this week that traffic...
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This might be the one of the early 'proper' usage of Google Glass. Although it is deemed to be quite an innovative product, at least in the meantime many people still questioned the real functions of it, but that was also what people thought with the launching of iPad few years ago. But as long as app developers are interested on the platform, they will make apps for it, thus functionalities can be significantly increased.

For now, It is good to utilise such new technologies to improve their workflow, however in this scenario the privacy concern should be addressed seriously. A strict code of conduct should be formulated for the officers using this, especially when dealing with wearable camera features on it.

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DeSENSORtised: Why the 'Internet of Things' will FAIL without IPv6

DeSENSORtised: Why the 'Internet of Things' will FAIL without IPv6 | The Internet of Things and Wearable Technologies | Scoop.it
What's stopping a tinyputer invasion? An IP address shortage, says Cisco
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It is interesting to reflect the slow adoption of IPv6, although it got a lot of buzzes for the past 5-10 years as we are starting to run out IPv4 addresses. For the success of IoT, the adoption of IPv6 is essential, since we are talking up to 50 billion devices connected (can be anything from wearable technologies, to Internet fridge) to the Internet by the end of 2020 (IPv4 only provides up to around 5 billions). Both vendors and customers should really change their mindset to understand the importance of IPv6. It seems that the deployment complexity and the fear of technical issues that come from IPv6 hinder the rate of adoption. They should start to get out of comfort zone.

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