Tagged with: The Internet of Things

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. ...

The Internet of Things Will Come in Looks You Won’t Expect

The Internet of Things Will Come in Looks You Won’t Expect

An IT guy, Ed Konowal, wanted to bring a bit of the analog world back to his office; he stared at computers for too long every day. So, rather than tracking his clients' Internet usage on digital graphs for hours on end, he created a system called the Internet SteamGauge, to let him track bandwidth on an antique steam ...

Samsung Acquires Home Automation Company SmartThings for $200 Million

Samsung Acquires Home Automation Company SmartThings for $200 Million

Samsung has bought SmartThings, the startup that makes smart-home controllers. While the companies did not disclose the price, sources said the South Korean consumer electronics giant paid about $200 million. SmartThings will continue to be run by CEO and founder Alex Hawkinson and operate independently, Samsung said. But ...

Home Depot Wants All of Its Connected Products to Work With Wink

Home Depot Wants All of Its Connected Products to Work With Wink

With over 2,000 stores, and $79.38 billion in revenue from the last twelve months, Home Depot has the potential to be a giant force in home automation. It now has more than 600 “smart” devices in stock and is pushing the Wink home hub platform as its play in the smart home. According to Jeff Epstein, a merchandising ...

Yo Wants to Be Able to Connect The Internet of Things

Yo Wants to Be Able to Connect The Internet of Things

Yo, the app that lets you send folks a simple “Yo,” has gone from being a one-trick pony to attempting to become a hub for all kinds of notifications with an app update on Tuesday. Yes, it looks a bit like If This Then That (IFTTT) — and that means it’s one of many startups that are attempting to aggregate a slew of ...

Big Data’s Current State is Miniscule in Comparison to the Future

Big Data’s Current State is Miniscule in Comparison to the Future

We’ve been hearing a great deal about the power of Big Data over the last couple of years. The hype says that as we gather more data, we will be able to get better answers to business problems, but the data levels we have seen so far could pale in comparison to what happens when we start adding sensors to the world. When ...

This Year’s Black Hat Convention to Focus on The Internet of Things

This Year’s Black Hat Convention to Focus on The Internet of Things

As many as 13 previously unknown vulnerabilities in home Wi-Fi routers and networked storage systems are set to be disclosed at the Black Hat computer security conference that kicks off in Las Vegas on Wednesday. Known as zero-day vulnerabilities, they allow hackers to exploit previously unknown security flaws in a wide ...

The Internet of Things and You: A Beginner’s Guide

The Internet of Things and You: A Beginner’s Guide

I love The Internet of Things. You do, too, even if you don’t know exactly what it is yet. Hardly a day goes by where I don’t find a story about some awesome company creating some new awesome gadget that taps into The Internet of Things. Scrolling through these stories is like taking a peek at the world (and our homes!) ...

ShotSpotter Uses the Internet of Things to Alert Police to Gunfire

ShotSpotter Uses the Internet of Things to Alert Police to Gunfire

There are amusing ideas for the Internet of Things -- Net-connected houseplants, for example. But lest you think hooking just about everything up to the Internet is silly or sci-fi, consider this more serious example: telling police exactly where in a city somebody has just started shooting. A company called SST has been ...