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What is Internet of Things (IoT)? - Definition from WhatIs.com

What is Internet of Things (IoT)? - Definition from WhatIs.com
The Internet of Things (IoT) is an environment in which objects, animals or people are provided with unique identifiers and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction. IoT has evolved from the convergence of wireless technologies, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and the Internet. The concept may also be referred to as the Internet of Everything. In this Insider guide, InfoSec pros will learn about the risks related to the IoT and what they can do to mitigate them. A thing, in the Internet of Things, can be a person with a heart monitor implant, a farm animal with a biochip transponder, an automobile that has built-in sensors to alert the driver when tire pressure is low -- or any other natural or man-made object that can be assigned an IP address and provided with the ability to transfer data over a network. IPv6’s huge increase in address space is an important factor in the development of the Internet of Things.

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Cambridge quantum leap for wireless comms and IoT Cambridge engineers believe they have found the ‘Holy Grail’ of the semiconductor industry. Researchers from the University of Cambridge say they have cracked one of the mysteries of electromagnetism which could enable the design of antennas small enough to be integrated into an electronic chip. These new nano antennas are the so-called ‘last frontier’ of semiconductor design and would provide a massive leap forward for wireless communications and the Internet of Things. In new results published in the journal Physical Review Letters, the researchers have proposed that electromagnetic waves are generated not only from the acceleration of electrons, but also from a phenomenon known as symmetry breaking. Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2015 Share Smart Machines Deep analytics applied to an understanding of context provide the preconditions for a world of smart machines.

Digital and Information Literacy Framework What is digital literacy and how is it different from information literacy? Digital literacy includes the ability to find and use information (otherwise known as information literacy) but goes beyond this to encompass communication, collaboration and teamwork, social awareness in the digital environment, understanding of e-safety and creation of new information. Both digital and information literacy are underpinned by critical thinking and evaluation.

Ten Popular Ed Tech Tools That Were Updated This Summer During the summer the IT department at your school may have been working to update the technology infrastructure in your school. At the same time, the developers of many of your favorite apps and services were working hard to update what you can do with technology in your classroom. Here are ten popular services that were updated over the summer. Remind 101, the popular service for sending text messages to students and parents, changed its name to simply Remind. The service itself has not changed and the your Remind 101 account was not affected by the name change.

Stan Shih to work with European firms on IoT development Taipei, April 12 (CNA) Stan Shih (施振榮), founder of Taiwan's personal computer maker Acer (宏碁), said Sunday that a foundation he plans to establish with European companies will hold a forum in Berlin on April 16 and another one in Taipei on June 1 to promote the development of the Internet of Things (IoT). The Stans Foundation will form the Wangdao Alliance (王道聯盟) with high technology companies in Taiwan and Europe to collaborate on IoT development, starting with the ExA Summit, Shih said. "Wangdao", a philosophy advocated by Confucianism, refers to using the most righteous and kind way to do thing well. He said he hopes that through the ExA Summit, a Wangdao platform that aims to facilitate collaboration among IoT enterprises will be established. The collaboration between IoT vendors in Europe and Asia is expected to expand to the world, giving Berlin status as Europe's Silicon Valley, and Taipei as Asia's Silicon Valley, Shih said. (By Lo Hsiu-wen and Evelyn Kao)Enditem/pc

Internet of things: Connect your TV, home, even your body, to the internet. But beware hackers You may have noticed that there’s a lot of talk about the “internet of things” – things that aren’t computers but with connectivity, such as appliances and sensors. Think of an internet-connected lightbulb, thermostat, door lock, washing machine or oven you can control from inside or outside your house. Think of a bridge that can communicate when its concrete structure is starting to show signs of ageing in places that can’t be reached by normal inspection. Think of a car that communicates with other cars about traffic and road conditions. It’s a thrilling concept if you believe in the power of the internet to transform our lives, and connectivity and intelligent (or at least constantly monitoring) systems to improve our wellbeing.

UKeU fiasco lost £20m in three years - 21 Jul 2004 UKeU, the government's failed online learning scheme, lost more than £20m in three years, while generating revenue of less than £300,000, according to a document leaked to Computing. The document has been sent out to creditors before UKeU is wound-down. It shows that the company lost £1.6m in 2002, £6.4m in 2003 and £13.4m in 2004. Staff costs almost doubled between 2003 and 2004 from £2.6m to £4.8m. At the same time, revenue at UKeU totalled just £5,000 in 2003 and £284,000 in 2004. Under the proposed voluntary arrangement, some £2m will be made available to creditors that include UK universities.

Ten Popular Ed Tech Tools That Were Updated This Summer During the summer the IT department at your school may have been working to update the technology infrastructure in your school. At the same time, the developers of many of your favorite apps and services were working hard to update what you can do with technology in your classroom. Here are ten popular services that were updated over the summer. Remind 101, the popular service for sending text messages to students and parents, changed its name to simply Remind. The service itself has not changed and the your Remind 101 account was not affected by the name change. Click here to learn more about Remind.

Join the Gatesense project During 29 and 30 November the first Gatesense Hackaton took place at Copenhagen Business School (CBS) facilities. We welcomed 30+ eager hackers and entrepreneurs from all over the world, including Germany, Denmark, Poland, China, USA and Holland and representing all profiles from hard core software developers to Elon Musk-like visionary entreprenours. Four Hackaton teams worked on: Generic Middleware of the Gatesense platformGatesense toolbox – Open Source plug-insDevelopment of a traffic app Building a Gatesense community worldwide and Gatesense business models Fujitsu and Microsoft collaborate to transform manufacturing processes through IoT innovation HANOVER, Germany and TOKYO, April 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- At the Hannover Messe event, Fujitsu Limited and Microsoft Corp. announced their collaboration to bring innovative operational excellence to manufacturing with the help of Fujitsu devices powered by Windows 8.1 Pro, the Internet of Things (IoT) services of FUJITSU Cloud A5 for Microsoft Azure, and the Fujitsu IoT/M2M (machine-to-machine) platform. Having recognized a solution was needed to optimize processing by both machines and humans, Fujitsu brought together its Eco-Management Dashboard, the IoT/M2M platform, Microsoft cloud services and Windows tablets in a way that could enable managers, engineers and scientists to improve product quality, streamline systems and enhance functionality while reducing costs. This solution is based on the innovative work Fujitsu performed in Aizu-Wakamatsu, Japan. Fujitsu and Microsoft are on the leading edge of advancing the next generation of manufacturing.

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