The Internet of Things: What is the IoT Toolkit? This is the second of a three-part series on the Internet of Things with Atmel’s Tom Vu and Internet of Things Council member Michael Koster. Read Part 1 here. Tom Vu (TV): What is in the roadmap for IoT Toolkit? Michael Koster (MK): Welcome to ZyXEL Communications Corporation Guess where this pic was taken for a chance to win our NSA320! Protected from HeartBleed Manage, deploy, maintain Wi-Fi easily by NXC Series Controller When Simplicity Meets Smart Networking Switch. Kaspersky Labs Alliance Program More Than a Billion Enterprise Devices Are on the Internet of Things We hear a lot these days about the Internet of Things, everyday appliances connected to the Internet. But there’s another side to the IoT — using smart devices in the business environment — and rarely do we get a solid look at how big a business it is and how fast it’s growing. That changed today with the release from Verizon of a fairly comprehensive report that outlines the size of the business and the scope of its growth. For starters, Verizon (with help from ABI Research) estimates that as of 2014 there were 1.2 billion different devices connected to the Internet, and that the number will rise to 5.4 billion by 2020 for an annual growth rate of 28 percent.
My Favorite App at SXSW There are many apps on your smart phone. How many do you really use? Me: Yelp, Facebook, Twitter, Huffington Post, Lastfm, and Google maps. My 100 other ones collect dust because they don’t solve a problem or are a bad imitation. At SXSW I discovered an unique app called iTouru: remember listening to an audio tour at a museum, now imagine if the entire world had an audio tour. These stories could provide new perspectives for a city.
World Economic Forum-Rethinking personal data Report: Unlocking the Value of Personal Data: From Collection to Usage, February 2013 Unlocking the Value of Personal Data: From Collection to Usage, prepared in collaboration with the Boston Consulting Group, examines the need for new approaches in the policies which enable the managing of personal data in ways that are flexible, adaptive and contextually driven. The report highlights outcomes from a nine month, multistakeholder, global dialogue on how the principles for using personal data may need to be refreshed to ensure they protect the rights of individuals, unlock socio-economic value and are fit for the complexities of a hyperconnected world. A key insight from the report notes that the age of Big Data creates both new opportunities and risks, particularly as they relate to the privacy of individuals. The report calls for the importance of establishing an updated set of principles and the means to uphold them in a hyperconnected world.
Dragrove - Generic gateway for internet of things Dragrove is an open source based generic gateway for internet of things. It combines Dragino (Easy Internet Access, powerful CPU, Linux system), Arduino compatible interface board (monitoring and controlling the physical world), and RF networks like X-Bee. Dragino MS12 is a wifi/linux enabled appliance for MCU projects. The goal of the Dragino is to solve the connectivity problem and greatly enhance microcontroller products. The Arduino compatible daughter board provides plug and play interface like Grove, it also provides 8 IO terminals for developers to easily create Internet of things projects, Robotics, Smart Home, Wireless Sensor Networks and many beyond. Features:
PowerMeter - Save Energy. Save Money. Make a Difference. We launched Google PowerMeter as a free energy monitoring tool to raise awareness about the importance of giving people access to their energy information. PowerMeter included key features like visualizations of your energy usage, the ability share information with others, and personalized recommendations to save energy. We partnered with device manufacturers and utilities around the world. Many of our partners now have new options available for accessing energy information. Right Now, the Internet Of Things Is Like The Internet Of The 1990s Unless you think of technology as a geeky hobby unto itself, giving an Internet connection to everyday objects might seem like a waste of energy. Who needs really needs an online toaster, anyway? But just as the Internet was easy to underestimate in its infancy, this new push to connect everyday devices—a concept known as the "Internet of Things"—is barely representative today of what it might become tomorrow. And the parallels go beyond just potential. Today's Internet of Things faces a lot of challenges and setbacks reminiscent of the Internet of the '90s. If tech firms can get over these hurdles, the effects could be just as far-reaching.
A totally new medium for storytelling 6,000 Stories You Can Take With You (And Counting) With the Broadcastr app, there is a new story to discover around every corner. Available for free download on the iPhone, the location-aware app allows users to automatically stream stories about their surroundings. Or, if you feel moved by the muse, you can record your own stories and pin them to the map for other users to enjoy. Download your Broadcastr app here! Broadcastr, a project of Electric Literature, is a social media platform for audio-storytelling shared on an interactive map. 5 Best Open Source Tools to Create Scalable Online Social Networking Platforms While Facebook and Twitter is the core of the Internet’s social networking world, some companies and organizations may have reasons to set up their own social networking applications. For some companies, setting up their own social network is a good option because the public Internet may not be secure enough for certain conversations concerning sensitive proprietary information or customer contact information. Top 5 Open Source Social Networking Software Deploying your own uniquely branded social media tool with open source software could be a good choice especially if you plan to differentiate your product through custom development built on top of the open source tools.