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 See also: Outdated thinking on wireless could...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
Official Rules: 2016 SmartThings Giveaway THIS PROMOTION IS A SWEEPSTAKES. NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. THE PROMOTION IS... read more
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
Official Rules: 2016 SmartThings Giveaway THIS PROMOTION IS A SWEEPSTAKES. NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. THE PROMOTION IS... read more
via SmartThings | on December 8, 2016
Official Rules: 2016 SmartThings Giveaway THIS PROMOTION IS A SWEEPSTAKES. NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. THE PROMOTION IS... read more
via SmartThings | on December 7, 2016
Official Rules: 2016 SmartThings Giveaway THIS PROMOTION IS A SWEEPSTAKES. NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. THE PROMOTION IS... read more
via SmartThings | on December 7, 2016
Google initial introduction into VR was with its low cost cardboard product that allowed anyone in the world with a smartphone to experience VR. The Daydream View headset builds on that approach and address some of the known issues with current VR headsets on the market. Daydream is easy to... read more
via IoT List | on December 3, 2016
The Lyric T5 adds to the ever growing list of connected thermostats offered by Honeywell. The T5 has all the features you would expect from a connected thermostat such setting the temperature when you arrive home and being compatible with other ecosystems such as Alexa, Homekit, SmartThings and IFTTT. Overall... read more
via IoT List | on December 1, 2016
Toys for children as become extremely advanced over the past few years. Talkies combines a lovable friend with a built in smartphone for communication. Talkies allow parents to stay in contact with their kids with basic messaging functionality between any phone or talkie. It is a pretty cool idea.... read more
via IoT List | on November 21, 2016
You can now order Google new home wifi system that allows you place a wifi point anywhere in the home you may have internet issues. Google Wifi also has a feature called Network Assist that leverage Google smarts to manage your network so you do not have to worry about... read more
via IoT List | on November 15, 2016
We have tested the pro version on the Ring doorbell which has in enhanced 1080p HD camera and advanced motion detection. Overall the pro version is everything we loved about the initial version. The pro version also allows you to change faceplates of on the device to match your home's... read more
via IoT List | on November 7, 2016