Tagged with: The Internet of Things

The Internet of Things and Security: How to Do it Right

The Internet of Things and Security: How to Do it Right

The Internet of Things could get out of control pretty fast. We’re still pretty far from self-aware homes trying to procreate, but as Gigaom Research analyst Craig Foster noted in his recent report on IoT security, the dangers are already very real. Take a look at the maritime industry. Earlier this yea, hackers tilted ...

We’re Already Living the ‘Internet of Things’ Lifestyle With Our Phones

We’re Already Living the ‘Internet of Things’ Lifestyle With Our Phones

There’s been a lot of talk recently about the “Internet of Things,” where all kinds of devices – everything from clothing to appliances to vehicles -- will be interconnected via the cloud. Sounds enticing, but really not much of a stretch from what’s already happening now via smartphone apps connecting us with ...

The Internet of Things is About Far More Than Just ‘Things’

The Internet of Things is About Far More Than Just ‘Things’

Internet of Things is the current hip phrase of technology evangelists, geeks and all kinds of clairvoyants. If, according to tech blogs and websites, 2013 was the year of big data, then 2014 certainly is the year of Internet of Things. New projects, big funding rounds, the general hype and excitement are everywhere. And ...

Omni is a Baby Monitoring System Designed and Built by Parents

Omni is a Baby Monitoring System Designed and Built by Parents

Satu Niemelä and Erasmus van Niekerk, the husband and wife team behind the Onni baby monitor, knew what they wanted out of a baby monitor. Instead of a cheap black-and-white camera they wanted full-color HD video. And instead of looking like a CCTV camera from the Island of Misfit Toys, they wanted the design to be ...

Report: Samsung May Buy SmartThings for $200 Million

Report: Samsung May Buy SmartThings for $200 Million

Google has Nest, Apple has HomeKit and Samsung has…SmartThings, we’re hearing. The deal was completed for around $200 million dollars, though it might have been less according to one source. (Update: The deal is not done yet, says another.) SmartThings is in the home automation space, and allows you to connect devices ...

Jibo the Robot Could Be the Link Between Us and The Internet of Things

Jibo the Robot Could Be the Link Between Us and The Internet of Things

The technology in our homes takes on a wide array of jobs: playing music, turning lights on and off and brewing coffee. One of the promises of the internet of things is that all of them could one day communicate, creating smarter homes that anticipate and meet our needs with minimal effort. There are already systems for ...

‘Thread’ is a New Wireless Networking Standard from Samsung, Google’s Nest and More

‘Thread’ is a New Wireless Networking Standard from Samsung, Google’s Nest and More

Samsung, ARM, Nest and four other companies have gotten together to build a new radio standard for the smart home. Dubbed Thread, it is a low-power, mesh network protocol that also supports IPv6. The standard is built on the existing radio hardware used by ZigBee devices (802.15.4), which means that a company could update ...

‘Manything’ Turns Old iDevices Into Home Security Thanks to IFTTT

‘Manything’ Turns Old iDevices Into Home Security Thanks to IFTTT

Manything, a cloud-based video monitoring service that allows you to use old iOS devices as security cameras around your home, has released a new version of its app on Wednesday which brings new functionality and support for its freshly-launched IFTTT channel. Announced on Wednesday, the new app allows users to set motion ...

The Internet of Things’ Biggest Potential Problem Mirrors AOL’s Early Issues

The Internet of Things’ Biggest Potential Problem Mirrors AOL’s Early Issues

For many of us old enough to remember, the early days of life online had little to do with the internet. Before we browsed the open web, we dialed into Prodigy or CompuServe or AOL with a 1400-baud telephone modem. Once connected to a particular service, we used its proprietary software to play inside its members-only club, ...

Samsung, Intel, Dell and More form the Open Interconnect Consortium

Samsung, Intel, Dell and More form the Open Interconnect Consortium

There’s yet another tech industry group focused on the internet of things in town. Samsung has partnered with Atmel, Broadcom, Dell, Intel and Intel-owned Wind River to launch the Open Interconnect Consortium, an organization aiming to create engineering standards to help electronic devices ‘talk’ to one another — ...