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22nd July 2016 22:00
Eyes are considered to be the most powerful human sense. The equivalent technological tool is an intelligent video camera that can observe, analyze and act on provided information. This technology is know as Intelligent Video Analytics or Video Content Analysis. Vendors such as Cisco and IBM are key companies in the market. Internet of Things... Read more » The post IoT and cameras: Going from smart to intelligent appeared first on ReadWrite.
22nd July 2016 20:30
Philadelphia has announced a goal to create a large multi-purpose wireless network — called the “Smart City Challenge” — that will depend on public-private partnerships to address the digital divide and enhance existing operations and services. Site of the upcoming Democratic convention, Philadelphia has frequently been recognized for placing among the top municipal governments for the utilization of technology... Read more » The post Philadelphia preps for its Smart City Challenge appeared first on ReadWrite.
22nd July 2016 20:00
32.6 trillion liters. That, roughly, is the amount of water annually lost through leaky pipes before it gets to homes, businesses and hospitals. Put another way, if you could detect those leaks and plug them, you could almost fill China’s Three Gorges Dam to the brim every year with clean, treated water.* The “leaky pipe” problem highlights... Read more » The post Making the megacity sustainable through IoT appeared first on ReadWrite.
22nd July 2016 18:00
Despite a fatal crash setback for the self-driving car industry, the leading U.S. car safety regulator said it is standing behind autonomous vehicles. Automotive News reported on a conference with Mark Rosekind, chief of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. During the conference Rosekind indicated that the U.S. government would not pull back its support... Read more » The post Tesla fatality can’t dissuade NHTSA from self-driving upside appeared first on ReadWrite.
22nd July 2016 18:00
I am one of those people that firmly believes that implanted wearables are the future of health technology. Devices like cochlear implants have been around since the 1980s, contraceptive implants since the late 1990s and there are many other implanted medical devices that add quality to life — or even preserve life — from hip... Read more » The post Will these wearables finally make us cyborgs? appeared first on ReadWrite.
22nd July 2016 16:30
Experts estimate 50 billion connected devices by 2020. We typically think of the Internet of Things (IoT) in terms of autonomous cars, fitness wearables and smart homes, but some of the best applications of IoT technology are in fields that are industrial and intensely practical. One such example is waste management. The U.S. generates nearly 230 million tons... Read more » The post IoT and waste management: Revolutionizing an old industry appeared first on ReadWrite.
22nd July 2016 01:01
After a premiere season that saw Grush — an IoT-enabled gaming toothbrush aimed at getting kids to brush their teeth more effectively — take home the $1 million top prize, America’s Greatest Makers is coming back for another season of bringing IoT inventors together in a head-to-head battle for a sweet cash prize. The primetime television show is... Read more » The post Come out for the next season of America’s Greatest Makers appeared first on ReadWrite.
21st July 2016 23:00
India’s IT minister sees a big future in Internet of Things (IoT), and is expanding the country’s internet infrastructure to capitalize on it. An article by India’s dna covered IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad’s remarks at a recent IoT conference organized by the country’s National Association of Software and Services Companies. “As per Gartner, IoT... Read more » The post India expanding internet infrastructure to ride the IoT wave appeared first on ReadWrite.
21st July 2016 22:30
The transition into the era of electronic health records and health wearables has resulted in a plethora of electronic patient information including dates of birth, home addresses, social security records, insurance details and medical data. This data is highly desirable on the black market. But there are ways to prevent the risk for fraud. I recently... Read more » The post Digital trust could be the key to ensure personal health data appeared first on ReadWrite.
21st July 2016 22:06
The terms serverless, lambda and “#noOps” have been circulating. At a cocktail party, it will cause business owners to find that now is the perfect time to go freshen up their drink. Don’t. Serverless architecture is as important to businesses as electricity was to the Industrial Revolution. Serverless architecture is an infrastructure breakthrough in allowing developers... Read more » The post Is serverless architecture the electricity of software? appeared first on ReadWrite.
21st July 2016 16:30
Smart cities will soon churn out so much information that flash memory data centers might be the only way to control the environmental footprint. In an essay on IT ProPortal, NetApp’s Laurence James makes the case for smart cities switching to solid state drives (SSD), or flash memory, in their quickly growing data centers. NetApp... Read more » The post How will smart cities avoid data overload? appeared first on ReadWrite.
20th July 2016 23:00
Ford Motors recently dropped $6.6 million on California startup Civil Maps that is using AI-driven smart mapping software for self-driving cars. Ford executives know that self-driving cars are going to happen — they have over 100 experts trying to perfect the self-driving car — and they want in on this lucrative venture. See Also: Accenture sees... Read more » The post Ford’s autonomous vehicle work opens wallet for Civil Maps appeared first on ReadWrite.
20th July 2016 22:00
Narrative Science has released a new report based on a survey of 235 business executives focused on adoption of artificial intelligence in the enterprise. This report, titled Outlook on Artificial Intelligence in the Enterprise 2016 sheds light on a number of important details regarding the growing adoption of artificial intelligence as part of an organization’s overall... Read more » The post AI adoption coming quickly to the enterprise sector appeared first on ReadWrite.
20th July 2016 21:00
Nest revolutionized the humble thermostat and in many ways made the concept of Internet of Things (IoT) part of the mainstream consumer tech conversation. Smart homes would have intelligent devices communicating among themselves and with the owner via a mobile app over the cloud. That’s the theory, anyway. In practice, even things like the fussy... Read more » The post How eero uses Akka to make the truly connected home a reality appeared first on ReadWrite.
20th July 2016 20:00
New York is undergoing some interesting changes in the pedestrian world, having begun the installation of LinkNYC smart sidewalk kiosks throughout the city. These new sidewalk kiosks offer pedestrians free device charging and tablets for web browsing, along with a 911 call button and the ability to make phone calls. See Also: Are smart citizens... Read more » The post New York’s sidewalks get a smart upgrade appeared first on ReadWrite.