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Ninja Sphere: A one-stop intelligent Internet of Things platform for the home | GizMag.com

Ninja Sphere: A one-stop intelligent Internet of Things platform for the home | GizMag.com | Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it

Wouldn't it be nice to have a digital house elf that handles the operation of all your various electronic devices? That's what the Ninja Sphere aims to be, a one stop intelligent hub designed to add your various household devices to the Internet of Things. Like other home automation systems, such as Revolv, Ninja Sphere can monitor and allow the remote control of connected devices, but offers expanded capabilities with its gesture control interface and the ability to map the location of devices in the home in real time.

 

Ninja Sphere was created by Sydney-based company, Ninja Blocks, which released its namesake product in 2011. Not unlike Twine, Ninja Blocks are wireless sensors that connect to a home network and allow electronic devices to be controlled remotely or triggered automatically in response to environmental factors. Ninja Sphere takes things further, with the system consisting of a sleek dome-like unit called a Spheramid, which features an LED matrix that can display information.

 

Depending on the size of the house, multiple Spheramids can be placed around the home and act as gateways to the "Ninja Sphere," a wireless network that consists of the Spheramids and all the devices connected to them. While the Spheramids act as a gateway to the Ninja Sphere, additional gateways can be located around the home in the form of "waypoints." These are small USB devices that act as additional nodes and, by analyzing their overlapping Bluetooth low energy (BLE) signals, allow the system to construct a digital 3D model of the environment. This lets the system locate where various devices are within the house and recognize when something is out of place.

 

In addition to smartphone or smartwatch control, users can operate their various devices by simply gesturing at the Spheramid gateway. With a few hand swipes, you can check things like how much energy you've used, or turn the heating, lighting or sound system up or down.

 

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Why the Internet of Things is more than just a Smart Fridge

Why the Internet of Things is more than just a Smart Fridge | Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
It’s easy to dismiss the Internet of Things as something that reminds you to buy more milk, but it’s impact will span every industry

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Techstore's curator insight, October 3, 2014 5:54 AM

Why the Internet of Things is more than just a Smart Fridge.

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Why the Internet of Things may never happen (Part 2) | Mike Elgan | ComputerWorld.com

Why the Internet of Things may never happen (Part 2) | Mike Elgan | ComputerWorld.com | Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it

The Internet of Things is great -- if, that is, you like the Internet and you also own some things.

Until this week, the Internet of Things vision had a fatal flaw. But now, it has two fatal flaws.

To avoid hyperbole, let me be clear that these flaws are fatal to the vision, but not necessarily to your things that are connected to the Internet.

Hoo-boy. Three paragraphs in, and I've already got a lot of explaining to do. But stick with me. The payoff is worth it.

I'm going to describe the vision, then the flaws. And then I'm going to tell you what I think is actually going to happen.

 

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Philippe Andre's curator insight, September 30, 2014 3:21 AM

This article describes two important problems of the Internet of Things: the lack of international standards and security. Two major problems to deal with. Maybe because I'm an optimist, I would be less pessimistic than the author of the article. Regarding standards, IEEE seizes the question. One might think that this body may happen to publish a standard accepted by all. But it will be long and the universal adoption of standard also long (just think about the interoperability of our electrical outlets in the world). About safety, I am also quite pessimistic. The safety of a single server behind a firewall, despite the treasures of deployed technologies is still threatened, then what about tomorrow and dispersed devices everywhere connected to the Internet?

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Will wearable tech become more popular than smartphones and tablets?

Will wearable tech become more popular than smartphones and tablets? | Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
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How The Internet Of Things Will Transform Everything - According To IT Experts

How The Internet Of Things Will Transform Everything - According To IT Experts | Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
The Internet of Things is about to transform businesses, cities and our homes - and probably make us all much smarter.

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Peter Azzopardi's curator insight, April 30, 2013 5:14 PM

These are amzingly mind boggling numbers!!

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THE CONNECTED-HOME: Forecasts And Growth Trends For The Leading 'Internet Of Things' Market

THE CONNECTED-HOME: Forecasts And Growth Trends For The Leading 'Internet Of Things' Market | Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
The connected-home category will make up about 25% of shipments within the Internet of Things.

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Finally! A Beautiful Piece of Wearable Tech

Finally! A Beautiful Piece of Wearable Tech | Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
Over the past year, several wearables devices have emerged to give people an alternative to constantly checking their mobile phones for updates. However, there is only one device that has materialized at the intersection of couture and technology...
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