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24th May 2016 00:41
What if those defibrillators you see on walls everywhere didn’t just help you help someone sick, they could also call 911 and tell you how far away an ambulance is? The winning concept at a recent “IoT for Cities” smart cities hackathon, held earlier this month in Santa Clara, California, could do all of those... Read more » The post Could this smart defibrillator idea save more lives? appeared first on ReadWrite.
23rd May 2016 22:45
Wearables require an extra layer of flexibility and durability to last for more than a few years. A new self-healing electronic material, created by researchers at Penn State University, could be that extra layer. The new material is able to fix bends and major incisions, and unlike previous tries, the researchers have been able to... Read more » The post I’ll be baaack: Self-healing wearable tech extends their lifespan appeared first on ReadWrite.
23rd May 2016 21:00
It seems that every day a new IoT device or means to connect existing devices is revealed. With so much energy in being devoted to tell us how, when, where, what we can connect to each other, the “why” may be getting a little blurry. So we want to take a step back every now and... Read more » The post Calm, cruel and connected: May’s best and worst of IoT appeared first on ReadWrite.
23rd May 2016 20:00
The city of Los Angeles is opening up the data floodgates by giving researchers unprecedented high-speed access to its smart city data, a move that could spark a raft of new data-driven discoveries. City leaders announced it will link its databases and computers to a 100 Gbps system called California Research and Education Network (CalREN).... Read more » The post LA making massive smart city dataset available at high-speed appeared first on ReadWrite.
23rd May 2016 18:00
An energy group comprised of retired U.S. military officials and business executives has come out in favor of removing regulatory barriers for autonomous cars at the federal level. Currently, all autonomous cars on public roads must have a driver able to take over at any time, but federal approval of Level 4 autonomy would allow... Read more » The post Energy group calls for slashing autonomous car regs in US appeared first on ReadWrite.
23rd May 2016 16:30
A health wearable in development at Michigan State University with collaboration from Bell Labs could provide doctors with a complete and impartial picture of patients suffering from obesity, diabetes or asthma. The wearable, which is called HeadScan, sticks to the patient’s shoulders and bounces radio waves off their head. The radio waves can capture all... Read more » The post Can this new wearable detect depression? appeared first on ReadWrite.
22nd May 2016 23:00
Alphabet’s Google announced it has opened up its Internet of Things (IoT) protocol for its Nest systems, as competition with Amazon for smart home market share heats up. As reported by the Motley Fool, Google launched its first open-source foray for Nest’s Thread protocol, which paves the way for better connectivity between IoT devices from... Read more » The post Google invites all to its Nest in Amazon IoT battle appeared first on ReadWrite.
22nd May 2016 20:00
Utilities will be among the sectors rushing to keep their fast-growing Internet of Things (IoT) systems safe from hackers will drive growth in the IoT security market by 55% between 2016 and 2020, according to a new study. The report by MarketResearchReports.biz entitled “Global Internet of Things Security Market 2016-2020” found that IoT security will be... Read more » The post Will utilities will drive IoT security market growth? appeared first on ReadWrite.
22nd May 2016 17:00
SAM Labs, a London-based startup, wants to educate everyone on the Internet of Things (IoT), by providing an easy-to-learn programming platform and tools to let people be creative. Currently, IoT is a buzzword for most people outside of the tech industry, but Joachim Horn believes that people of all ages can learn how to program... Read more » The post London startup SAM Labs wants everyone to try out IoT appeared first on ReadWrite.
21st May 2016 23:00
A Taiwanese investment firm is looking to capitalize on the red hot Internet of Things (IoT) market, by launching a $625 million global IoT investment fund. The China Post reports that Fu Hwa Securities Investment Trust Co. will begin operations of its IoT investment fund by late June. The firm said its new fund will... Read more » The post Taiwan firm to launch $625m global IoT fund appeared first on ReadWrite.
21st May 2016 20:00
Columbus, Ohio is considering throwing its hat in the ring for the $40 million federal Smart City Challenge that will transform the city into a next generation transportation concern. As reported in GovTech.com, Columbus is weighing a bid for the U.S. Department of Transport’s $40 million Smart City grant. The winning city will use the... Read more » The post Columbus eyes $40m grant to build smart transport appeared first on ReadWrite.
21st May 2016 17:00
While smart city news occupies an increasing amount of media bandwidth, a new survey reveals that millennials would rather live in a connected “youthful city.” According to the Urban Millennial Survey most millennials interviewed said they want to live in a “youthful city” that is connected like a smart city, but is also dynamic, open,... Read more » The post Millennials want to live in “youthful” – not just smart – cities appeared first on ReadWrite.
21st May 2016 13:00
On the 100th anniversary of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, can a Tesla set a new record on what’s considered one of the world’s most dangerous races? Race car driver and serial entrepreneur Blake Fuller will take the wheel in the modified stock version of the Tesla Model S, the first time the world’s best-selling electric... Read more » The post Tesla (dis)charging to victory on Pikes Peak? appeared first on ReadWrite.
20th May 2016 23:00
Google has filed a patent application for the “sticky bonnet,” which, in the event of a collision between its autonomous car and a pedestrian, would stick the pedestrian to the car. In the patent, published by the the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Google said that if the car is able to hold... Read more » The post Google car to protect pedestrians with…flypaper tech? appeared first on ReadWrite.
20th May 2016 22:56
While Google I/O 2016 didn’t feature any Larry Page sightings, it was a great look at some of the newest IoT-related developments inside Mountain View. The firm has clearly begun to focus on machine learning and how interactions between AI and humans can be valuable for both parties. Here is a roundup of what we... Read more » The post Google I/O added lots of T this year appeared first on ReadWrite.