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A proposed development of the Internet in which everyday objects have network connectivity, allowing them to send and receive data
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The Internet of Things: it's a really big deal

The Internet of Things: it's a really big deal | Internet of Things | Scoop.it
Within a few years, the Internet of Things is going to be worth trillions of dollars, writes John Naughton
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Facebook buys virtual reality specialist Oculus VR (Wired UK)

Facebook buys virtual reality specialist Oculus VR (Wired UK) | Internet of Things | Scoop.it
Facebook is to acquire Oculus VR, the company that makes the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, in a cash-and-stock deal worth around $2 billion
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Facebook makes another move into wearable tech and the IOT
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Google Buys Nest for $3.2 Billion in Cash | Wired Business | Wired.com

Google Buys Nest for $3.2 Billion in Cash | Wired Business | Wired.com | Internet of Things | Scoop.it
Google now owns a little piece of Apple. Today, Google announced that it's spending $3.2 billion to acquire Nest, a successful home hardware tech startup founded by Tony Fadell, the father of the Apple iPod.
Mark Daykin's insight:
It will be interesting to see how Google use Nest, I suspect for more than serving you an ad when your house is burning down!
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All the World's Internet-Connected Things in One Place - The Atlantic

All the World's Internet-Connected Things in One Place - The Atlantic | Internet of Things | Scoop.it
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All the World's Internet-Connected Things in One Place
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A new website seeks to catalog all of the world's Internet-enabled devices. So far, they've got more than 2,000 listed, and they plan to add many more in the months ahead.
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There are a fair few

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Amazon's Dash is 'remote control' for buying groceries (Wired UK)

Amazon's Dash is 'remote control' for buying groceries (Wired UK) | Internet of Things | Scoop.it
Amazon announced a new stand-alone gadget today called the Dash. It’s basically a remote control for buying groceries
Mark Daykin's insight:
An interesting addition to the IOTs, only in the US at the moment, but can't imagine Tesco's are far behind
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Are the robots about to rise? Google's new director of engineering thinks so…

Are the robots about to rise? Google's new director of engineering thinks so… | Internet of Things | Scoop.it
Ray Kurzweil popularised the 'singularity' concept, when artificial intelligence overtakes human thinking. Now he is trying to make it a reality for Google. Carole Cadwalladr meets him
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Interactive print could breathe new life into travel agent brochures

Interactive print could breathe new life into travel agent brochures | Internet of Things | Scoop.it
The offline travel agent is not dead or going away any time soon, contrary to what many would have the industry or public believe.
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I'd be interested to know how much it cost per insertion

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