At SmartThings we’ve always prided ourselves on being open and honest with our community–and sometimes that hurts. To be as transparent as possible, we’d rather tell you the good (and... read more
via SmartThings | on January 13, 2017
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via SmartThings | on December 18, 2016
Ofgem, the U.K. government’s regulator for gas and electricity, has revealed that projects trialled under the Low Carbon Networks Fund (LCNF) could save 215 tonnes of CO2. The program ran for six years, ending in 2015, with the aim of helping Distribution Network Operators (DNOs) develop cost effective and energy... read more
via ReadWrite Blog | on December 15, 2016
The Internet of Things is sweeping across the globe at breakneck speeds, and before we know it, our entire lives will be facilitated by connected technology. We’re already seeing the IoT make an incredible impact on how the industrial world operates, and we’re seeing it seep into household goods to... read more
via ReadWrite Blog | on December 15, 2016
PARC, the research and development arm of Xerox, announced on Tuesday that it has secured part of $19 million in federal funding from the Energy Department to develop peel-and-stick sensors for homes, businesses, and other buildings. The peel-and-stick sensors will be able to detect air quality, temperature, humidity, occupancy, and... read more
via ReadWrite Blog | on December 15, 2016
Studies of traffic congestion regularly point much blame at cars circling for parking. To tackle this perennial problem, Get My Parking is joining a smart city initiative to launch a smart parking pilot in India. As reported in Firstpost, the Delhi-based startup’s technology is being tested in government smart city... read more
via ReadWrite Blog | on December 15, 2016
According to a recent Gartner survey, almost a third of fitness tracker or smartwatch owners end up ditching them. The survey studied about 9,000 users from the U.S., Australia and the U.K. Reasons for the dropped tech use vary from wearables breaking, to just becoming bored of them. “Dropout from... read more
via ReadWrite Blog | on December 14, 2016
An increasing number of farm fires are being caused by electrical arc faults, a high-power discharge of electricity between two or more conductors. Nare IoT Labs, a South Korean startup, has developed a cost effective solution to prevent and warn farmers of any faults, before the fire starts. The system,... read more
via ReadWrite Blog | on December 14, 2016
A new report says Google has spun out its self-driving unit — now called Waymo — and is undertaking a major pivot away from making its own autonomous vehicles, instead moving to become a provider of self-driving car tech for major automakers. These Google car revelations revealed in a lengthy... read more
via ReadWrite Blog | on December 14, 2016
Scotland’s seven major cities are teaming up to develop a number of smart city projects, backed by a $31 million war chest. According to Scottish Construction Now, the seven cities will springboard off the funding to collaboratively develop themselves into future-capable digital hubs. See also: Outdated thinking on wireless could... read more
via ReadWrite Blog | on December 14, 2016
With trends like ride sharing, autonomous vehicles, and the connected car, the auto industry is increasingly in the spotlight. As drivers contemplate letting computers take over control of the wheel for them, it brings up some important questions. What will cars of the future look like? What things will drivers... read more
via ReadWrite Blog | on December 14, 2016
Several months ago, CCS Insight surveyed 2,000 people in the US and UK about what they would most like to have tracked about themselves, and a large portion of them answered with, “stress levels.” It looks as though their requests are being answered.  Mental health is a big focus in... read more
via ReadWrite Blog | on December 13, 2016
While wearable tech has been thrown a few curve balls over the last 12 months, leading to ultimately a consolidation in wearables (think Fitbit’s purchase of Pebble Watch) and a decline in the sale of wearable devices, one subset that continues to advance significantly is hearable tech. From wearable in-ear... read more
via ReadWrite Blog | on December 13, 2016
The USPS expects to deliver 750 million packages this holiday season — that’s 5 million packages a day. This is a 12% increase from 670 million in the 2015 holiday season. In response, U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is deploying more than 5,000 additional Honeywell mobile devices as part of its... read more
via ReadWrite Blog | on December 13, 2016
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via SmartThings | on December 13, 2016
Peña Station, currently a remote rail station south of Denver International Airport, may be the location of one of the most futuristic smart city developments. Denver Mayor Michael Hancock expressed his desire for Peña Station to be more than just a transit hub and earlier this year Panasonic jumped at... read more
via ReadWrite Blog | on December 13, 2016
A large number of drivers in the Pacific Northwest aren’t buying the hype that driverless cars offer a better future. GovTech.com discussed the findings of a survey by Pemco Insurance of drivers in Oregon and Washington states. 58% of those surveyed believed that the will see autonomous vehicles on roads... read more
via ReadWrite Blog | on December 12, 2016
Chris Urmson, the former chief technology officer in charge of Google’s self-driving project, is reportedly preparing to launch a new company that will compete with Mountain View and others building autonomous transport systems. The self-driving guru, regarded as one of the three key people in the early stages of Google’s... read more
via ReadWrite Blog | on December 12, 2016
This post is an excerpt of the Chapter 4 of “Getting Started with Embedded Systems” in Building the Web of Things, a Manning book by Dominique Guinard and Vlad Trifa. There are two broad categories of physical objects in the Web of Things: tagged objects and connected objects. The first... read more
via WebOfThings | on December 12, 2016
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via SmartThings | on December 8, 2016