Tagged with: The Internet of Things

The Internet of Things is Inspiring a New World of Partnerships

The Internet of Things is Inspiring a New World of Partnerships

When it comes to the smart home, big names like Nest and Dropcam have gotten most of the attention due to their product success and lucrative acquisition figures. But as impressive as these products have been, there are a multitude of other unknown products ranging from door locks to basic thermostats that require ...

This Ant-Sized Radio Could Power the Future of the Internet of Things

This Ant-Sized Radio Could Power the Future of the Internet of Things

Engineers at Stanford University have developed a tiny radio that’s about as big as an ant and that’s cheap and small enough that it could help realize the “Internet of things”—the world of everyday objects that send and receive data via the Internet. The radio is built on a piece of silicon that measures just a ...

Open Garden’s Mesh Network Now Works WIth The Internet Of Things

Open Garden’s Mesh Network Now Works WIth The Internet Of Things

Open Garden launched at TechCrunch Disrupt NY more than two years ago. At that time, the company was focused on building a mesh network for Android phones, but since then, it has also found success through its FireChat app for offline chatting. Now, the company is expanding into the Internet of Things. Open Garden’s ...

The Internet of Things and the Problem of Nepotism

The Internet of Things and the Problem of Nepotism

The “Internet of Things,” which refers to the billions of devices that are expected to be connected to each other and to the Internet, is a catchphrase that’s hard to escape these days. Even network storage maker Cisco has predicted some 25 billion devices will be connected by 2015, and 50 billion by 2020. But at the ...

The Internet of Things and the Old School vs. New School Culture Clash

The Internet of Things and the Old School vs. New School Culture Clash

There’s a gold rush underway to connect our devices to the web. For many, the devices are the keys to the kingdom — either riches in the form of selling data or from creating a widely used platform for services or applications. Yet what is becoming increasingly clear is that these models reflect a divide between ...

Whirlpool Has a Plan for the Smart Home of the Future

Whirlpool Has a Plan for the Smart Home of the Future

Before I consider my home smart, I’m going to need to replace my appliances. While the smart fridge is a cliché, having a smarter kitchen (that might include the fridge) or a washer and dryer that are connected to my air conditioning system will make my home more energy-efficient and could help me take full advantage of ...

Heat Seek is Using The Internet of Things to Fight NYC Slumlords

Heat Seek is Using The Internet of Things to Fight NYC Slumlords

Google’s Nest thermostat makes it easy to save money by automatically turning down the heat when you’re not around. But many people don’t have the luxury of controlling their own temperature settings, let alone the money to buy expensive gadgets that can do it automatically. But now a group of civic-minded hackers is ...

The Internet of Things Needs a Human Touch in Order to Succeed

The Internet of Things Needs a Human Touch in Order to Succeed

Often when discussing the internet of things, we tend to go on and on about collecting data and the potential efficiencies that come from understanding that data. The assumption is that much of that understanding will come in the form of an algorithm, but an article by John Hagel and John Seely Brown offers another ...

The Internet of Things’ Next Phase Aims to Improve Your Life

The Internet of Things’ Next Phase Aims to Improve Your Life

There has been a lot of talk in the venture capital industry about automating the home and leveraging Internet-enabled devices for various functions. The first wave of this was the use of the smartphone as a remote control to manage, for instance, a thermostat. The thermostat then begins to recognize user habits and adapt ...

Shelly Palmer Talks About The Internet of Things on CNNi’s World Business Today

Shelly Palmer Talks About The Internet of Things on CNNi’s World Business Today

Shelly Palmer talks about The Internet of Things on CNNi's World Business Today. ...