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How wirelessly connecting objects to the Internet can help organisations anticipate change.
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Digital Natives to grow up with the Internet-of-things

Digital Natives to grow up with the Internet-of-things | Web of Things | Scoop.it

So, what are some of the key differences in the way that children play now compared to previous generations, and how has technology influenced these changes?

 

“Children’s starting point is one step ahead of ours,” Sakaria says. “They are beginning their lives in a world where the Internet is integrated into their everyday experiences – not only through mobile technologies – but soon through the mainstreaming of RFID, NFC and other ‘Internet of things‘ based developments. As a result, digital natives allow us to see unrestrained possibilities for Web-based developments.”

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Matternet | Lifting the rising billion

Matternet | Lifting the rising billion | Web of Things | Scoop.it

"Matternet will alleviate poverty and accelerate economic growth for the rising billion through a roadless transportation network."

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Looking Ahead: Hyper-connectivity and other disruptions

Looking Ahead: Hyper-connectivity and other disruptions | Web of Things | Scoop.it

"Hyper-connectivity (Internet of things, people-centric networks, mobility): The world is becoming an interconnected network as the Internet expands outside of the web and into smart "things". Connectivity or as I've often referred to it, hyper-connectivity, driven by an increasingly mobile society that is always on, has far reaching business consequences. In a real time, always connected world, personal and professional blend or merge and the very definitions of workplace changes. The addition of the social web is creating a people-centric, interconnected network that is supported by real time access to data, content, and computational tools that change decision making and interactions. Business itself is moving to a business model where connectivity leads to a broad business network of partners behaving as an ecosystem. This ecosystem is the business of the future."

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Do We Really Need an Android-Powered Fridge?

Do We Really Need an Android-Powered Fridge? | Web of Things | Scoop.it

"A really smart fridge, part of the Internet of Things, would know when you put that lettuce in the crisper, so it could alert you when it was about to become inedible. It would tweet its current temperature so you know when your kid failed to close the door all the way. A really smart fridge probably doesn't even have a display -- far better to control it from any other internet-connected device."

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A Healthier, More Connected World with RunKeeper Health Graph API

A Healthier, More Connected World with RunKeeper Health Graph API | Web of Things | Scoop.it

RunKeeper, a maker of health and fitness tracking software, has made its Health Graph API available to the public after a closed beta with a small group of developers.

 

RunKeeper provides a variety of tracking devices from arm bands and sleep devices to the fitbit tracker. These devices gather health data and store it as part of the Health Graph. This in turn creates a wealth of data that is perfect for integration into other apps and data visualizations.

 

The growth of Internet-enabled devices will open up whole new worlds of applications and visualizations while also testing what RESTful APIs can actually handle as we continue to evolve towards the Internet of things.

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Sensory Cities in China

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao’s proposal of the “Sensing China” strategy in August 2009 has triggered the development of “sensory cities” around the country. Along with the development of new-generation information technologies including the Internet of things and cloud computing, the development of sensory cities also focuses on the application of new technologies in key fields including urban management, environmental protection, health care and urban traffic.

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"Helping to transform what we expect from the Web"

"Helping to transform what we expect from the Web" | Web of Things | Scoop.it

"the Internet of Things will allow physical objects to transmit data about themselves and their surroundings, bringing more information about the real world into the online realm. Imagine getting precise, live traffic data from all the local roads; trains that tell your smartphone that they’re full before they arrive; flowers that email you when they need watering; maybe even implants in your body that give you real-time updates about your health that feed into a secure online ‘locker’ of your personal data. All this and more is possible with the Internet of Things, helping to transform what we expect from the Web and the Internet."

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Everyday objects will be linked to Internet

The Internet of Things will influence your schedule.

When things talk to each other, your car will be able to tell your alarm clock that you need to add extra time on the morning commute to fill the tank up, while accidents along your route can be avoided by a visual display of alternate routes. Smart sensors will one day allow roads to communicate with cars directly to ease the traffic flow, and the car you're traveling in may well be talking to the cars around it to ensure adequate spacing for traffic conditions.
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New Telco Services Enable the "Connected Home" Part 1

"The basic idea is to connect many personal devices to a home area network (HAN) to realize advanced functionality. But there are several versions of the connected/smart home, depending on the functionality offered by the service provider. The one common thread seems to be broadband Internet access via a residential gateway. This on-line service model also includes: a home-wide software platform, a variety of web services, system integrator provided services, and pay-as-you-go apps that solve homeowners’ problems (as perceived to be needed or wanted by the user)."
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Connected devices to save our resources

Connected devices to save our resources | Web of Things | Scoop.it
Imagine a house that detects that a toilet hasn't been flushed for two days. It uses this to assume that the owners must be on vacation, but notices they left their heat cranked up to 22C, their TV running and all their lights on.


Automatically, it adjusts all of these to an appropriate state (that might have pre-defined for being on vacation), and sends a text message, tweet or email to let the owners know. A text from the owners in return, or a tweet with #LightsOn, and the house will respond.
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The Internet of Things in China -- Beijing Review

The Internet of Things in China -- Beijing Review | Web of Things | Scoop.it
China began developing a network to allow wireless devices to communicate, or "talk," with each other as early as 1999 under the auspices of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). At the time, the concept was known simply as a "sensor network."
At the UN World Summit on the Information Society held in Tunis in 2005, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) officially introduced the concept of the Internet of Things, which has also been adopted by China.
Today, China's progress in smart technology development far exceeds the scope the ITU defined in 2005.
"Unlike its involvement in the computer and Internet industries, China will have an international say when it comes to this field of the Internet of Things," said Liu Haitao, Director of the CAS Wuxi Institute of the Internet of Things.
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Australia - The Internet of Things in 2011

Australia - The Internet of Things in 2011 | Web of Things | Scoop.it

With Australia's National Broadband Network (NBN) now well and truly underway it is important to look at what will be the real value of this new infrastructure. The infrastructure that is now being built offers a range of features such as ubiquitousness, affordability, low latency, high speed and high capacity.

 

It will link millions of devices, such as sensors, that will enable us to manage our environment, traffic, infrastructures, and our society as a whole much more efficiently and effectively.

 

This Internet of Things' is going to be a real game-changer. It will transform every single sector of society and the economy and it will be out of this environment that new businesses - and indeed new industries - will be born.

 

This is one of the reasons so many overseas ICT companies are increasing their presence in Australia. The NBN is an ideal test-bed for such developments. A great deal of attention is being paid to cloud computing and the NBN can be viewed as one gigantic cloud

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Nathan DC's curator insight, May 14, 2013 8:07 PM

It is mindblowing that the internet, what we take for granted, is underdeveloped in certain parts of the world.

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Hacking Everything

Put simply, as the Internet of Things continues its aggressive growth and more IP-enabled consumer devices show up far and wide, the environment for those who enjoy network-based vandalism, and for those who seriously hack for a living, is also becoming proportionally more target-rich.

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Matternet - Delivering Medicine By UAV

Matternet - Delivering Medicine By UAV | Web of Things | Scoop.it

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"The brilliant minds at Singularity University are developing an internet of things they dub the Matternet which plans to deliver drugs and other small necessities to people in extremely remote locations by UAV. From the article: 'This particular class of S.U. was focused on solving problems for "the next billion people," those without access to modern technology. Matternet tackled the problem of getting drugs and diagnostic or test materials to people in rural areas in developing countries that don't have access to passable roads during rainy seasons. The company proposed building a network of robotic drones to deliver medication quickly and very cost-effectively--even less than a guy on a dirt bike costs.'"

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"The Internet of Things" is the new Sorcerer's Apprentice

"The Internet of Things" is the new Sorcerer's Apprentice | Web of Things | Scoop.it

"The challenge for both brands and consumers will be the same as that faced by the Sorcerer's Apprentice - once we start providing/collecting this information, can we keep control of it, manage it and get the best benefit from it... or will it simply overwhelm us."

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The Internet of Things by Rob van Kranenburg

The Internet of Things by Rob van Kranenburg | Web of Things | Scoop.it

The Internet of Things is a critique of ambient technology and the all-seeing network of RFID by Rob van Kranenburg. Rob examines what impact RFID and other systems, will have on our cities and our wider society. He tells of his early encounters with the kind of location-based technologies that will soon become commonplace, and what they may mean for us all. He explores the emergence of the “internet of things”, tracing us through its origins in the mundane back-end world of the international supply chain to the domestic applications that already exist in an embryonic stage. He also explains how the adoption of the technologies of the City Control is not inevitable, nor something that we must kindly accept nor sleepwalk into. In van Kranenburg’s account of the creation of the international network of Bricolabs, he also suggests how each of us can help contribute to building technologies of trust and empower ourselves in the age of mass surveillance and ambient technologies.

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How the 'internet of things' could radically change local government

"The IoT is linked to a number of other emerging ideas, such as smart cities, pervasive sensing and machine-to-machine communication – all of which are being tentatively explored by businesses and government. Regardless of what name it is given, this merger of the physical and virtual worlds could allow local authorities to deliver much more efficient services, reducing waste and unlocking reams of useful data: think water mains loaded with clusters of sensors that can alert engineers to leaks or blockages, or lampposts that can detect light levels and save energy by turning themselves off. Sensors could even be used to check the effectiveness of waste removal and recycling services, or help the police locate stolen goods."

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Internet of Things, when everything is connected [The Conference]

Internet of Things, when everything is connected [The Conference] | Web of Things | Scoop.it

"The traditional internet is oriented towards person-to-person connection, whereas the Internet of Things is oriented towards connection of inanimate objects. As such, the Internet of Things covers a larger range of connections and involves more semantics. Internet and telecom networks are focused on information transfer, while the Internet of Things is focused on information services. By combining sensor networks, the Internet, telecom networks, and cloud computing platforms, the Internet of Things can sense, recognize, affect, and control the physical world. The physical world can be unified with the virtual world and human perception. This opens a whole new media market yet to be explored to see which is the killer applications."

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ludoTTV's comment, November 14, 2011 12:17 PM
More news about the internet of things: IBM open sources its M2M messaging protocol on http://tinyurl.com/c9v2zg8 and Broadcom sets WiFi sights on Internet of Things on http://tinyurl.com/cghc35v
Watch a live free debate about the IOT and interact with our participants: http://tinyurl.com/cjutxkz
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RFID technology helps farmers identify sick cows

RFID technology helps farmers identify sick cows | Web of Things | Scoop.it
As part of Newcastle University’s efforts to improve animal welfare on farms and research ways in which agriculture can become more sustainable, animals at the University’s Cockle Park farm in Northumberland are being fitted with RFID-equipped ear tags. Those tags are then used to “clock” each animal in when it approaches the feeding trough — equipped with short-range antennae — and to measure the duration of time spent there. Pedometers also fitted on the cows, meanwhile, allow the Newcastle team to measure posture, thereby relaying information about how active the animal is and how much time it spends lying down. The bottom line: Animals that feed too infrequently or for too short a time — or that spend an inordinate amount of time lying down — can be checked for other symptoms of illness.
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'Beyond the "Smart City"' by Adam Greenfield

'Beyond the "Smart City"' by Adam Greenfield | Web of Things | Scoop.it
Internationally recognised American writer, Adam Greenfield is also the Founder & Managing Director of Urbanscale LLC, a New York City-based urban systems design practice set up to promote and support a more user-centred approach to urban interface design.

First published in 2006, his book 'Everyware' became almost overnight an instant classic for ubiquitous computing advocates and practitioners alike. In attempting to unearth and diagnose some of the computing challenges (design & engineering) obstructing the path to that utopian vision of a seamlessly connected world – '...a vision of processing power so distributed throughout the environment that computers per se effectively disappear...' – it was one of the first extended texts that dared to envision how new forms of connectivity were impacting upon our understanding of the cities in which we live.
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LandWarNet conference switches to network focus

"Military users are increasingly adopting what commercial users sometimes call the Internet of things. Sensors like those now used to watch for enemy movement in remote regions can also be set up around facility perimeters. That can trim costs while also improving security."
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With RFID wristbands, park guests instantly share photos on Facebook

With RFID wristbands, park guests instantly share photos on Facebook | Web of Things | Scoop.it
Opportunities abound for brands to help consumers bring their offline lives online — and vice versa — and we’ve seen numerous examples over the years. Recently, however, we came across one that’s slightly different. Namely, at the Great Wolf Lodge chain of waterpark resorts, visitors can use RFID-enabled wristbands to transmit photos to Facebook over the course of their stay.
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LogMeIn acquires ‘Internet of Things’ Startup Pachube for $15m In Cash

LogMeIn acquires ‘Internet of Things’ Startup Pachube for $15m In Cash | Web of Things | Scoop.it
"LogMeIn, which lets you remotely control computers and mobiles, has acquired Pachube, a UK startup which is building software for sensor-enabled devices or the legendary “Internet of Things”. The $15 million purchase is all cash. We understand the team is staying on.

Pachube networks appliances, environmental sensors, cars and personal health monitors – you name it, this is a market set to explode over the next few years. Michael Simon, CEO of LogMeIn said the purchase will extend its Gravity platform into smart embedded devices."
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