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29th May 2016 23:00
Big data billionaire Mike Lynch, who sold his company Autonomy to HP for $11.7 billion in 2011, questioned the role of wearables in healthcare, specifically pointing to a growing trend of Fitbit or Apple Watch owners showing doctors useless information from their wearables. “What the hell is a GP supposed to do [with that data]?”... Read more » The post Big data billionaire questions role of wearables in healthcare appeared first on ReadWrite.
29th May 2016 20:00
Arduino has announced two new developer boards aimed at the Internet of Things (IoT) community, called the Primo and Otto. It comes just one month after the MKR1000 was announced worldwide. The Primo is Arduino’s first IoT computing board to feature all the traditional wireless standards, such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth low-energy, near-field communications (NFC), and... Read more » The post Arduino drops two new IoT developer boards appeared first on ReadWrite.
29th May 2016 17:00
Video games in the future may involve strapping a bunch of wearables to your head, arms, and feet, in order to get the most immersive experience. That’s what some industry observers are suggesting, as virtual reality (VR) devices like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive VR start to arrive in homes. See Also: Huawei focused... Read more » The post Will wearables’ biometrics out you as a bad shot? appeared first on ReadWrite.
28th May 2016 22:00
A private medical device maker, BACtrack, earned the $200,000 cash prize for the National Institute of Health Wearable Biosensor Challenge this week for its BACtrack Skyn wristband, an alcohol monitor. This challenge was issued back in March to encourage the creation of wearables that improve the measuring of blood alcohol levels, while remaining discreet. See... Read more » The post Your wearable alcohol monitor is worried about you appeared first on ReadWrite.
28th May 2016 20:00
The Internet of Things is a category of products that, if executed correctly, can improve the life of its users in many ways. IoT devices can make it easier to get through your day, improve on traditional solutions to everyday problems, and even inspire creativity in new and exciting ways. This week’s lineup of crowdfunded... Read more » The post This week in IoT crowdfunding: We’ve got your back appeared first on ReadWrite.
28th May 2016 18:38
On this Memorial Day weekend – traditional start of the racing season the US and the calendar home of the Indy 500 – we thought we’d take a look at the future of racing, and whether Ricky Bobby will find himself hammering it home in the driver’s seat…or pushing fries in the concession stand. Autonomous... Read more » The post Algorithms (and gentlemen), start your engines! appeared first on ReadWrite.
28th May 2016 17:00
Smart city ambitions just leveled up thanks to a partnership between South Korean firms Samsung Electronics and SK Telecom that will build a nationwide Internet of Things (IoT) friendly network. As reported by TheVerge.com, the companies announced plans to construct a network across South Korea for connected devices and smart city technology. The coast-to-coast network... Read more » The post Nationwide IoT network to link up South Korean smart cities appeared first on ReadWrite.
27th May 2016 22:30
Smart home company Netatmo announced earlier this week its own API for third-party Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Called Netatmo Connect, the API provides developers with the ability to connect to Netatmo’s products and create meaningful interactions. Connect has three major platforms – weather, smart home, and enterprise. Weather uses data from the Netatmo Weather... Read more » The post Netatmo launches Connect API for smart home developers appeared first on ReadWrite.
27th May 2016 21:00
In a move geared toward driving its autonomous vehicle program further down the road, tech giant Google will open a self-driving car technology center in the Detroit area. As reported on the Yahoo! Tech site Google is launching an advanced facility in Novi, Michigan for engineers and other specialists to test cars for its self-driving... Read more » The post Google’s self-driving car lab rolls into Motor City appeared first on ReadWrite.
27th May 2016 19:00
Sam George, director of Microsoft’s Azure IoT program, sat down with us to discuss how Azure IoT came about, his views on what IoT means today, why the hype is real — and what it will all mean in the future. George describes Microsoft’s decision to launch Azure IoT as an opportunity to examine what’s next in... Read more » The post RW Q&A: Sam George, director of Microsoft’s Azure IoT appeared first on ReadWrite.
27th May 2016 18:00
Wearables are extremely popular among the fitness conscious, counting steps, measuring heart rates, and more. But for them to become an all-encompassing health diagnostic tool – like the cool, tricorder-wielding doctors of the future use – they have to go a bit further and give you a more detailed view of your actual health. This... Read more » The post Is a real-world wearable tricorder logical? appeared first on ReadWrite.
27th May 2016 16:30
Scientists at Harvard have created an amazing new 3D pen that creates metallic objects with ease. Similar to the recent 3Doodler pen in some concepts, this new pen goes above and beyond and was created for adult use, with various possibilities in mind. See also: 10 Crazy Things 3D Printers Can Make Today This new... Read more » The post Is this pen your next 3D printer? appeared first on ReadWrite.
26th May 2016 22:30
Autonomous cars can currently perform most of the basic driving tasks, like switching lanes or parking, but avoiding an oncoming vehicle or avoiding an animal on the road is still too complex for most systems. That is why Georgia Tech has built two rally trucks, 20 percent the size of normal trucks, to test some... Read more » The post Georgia Tech gives self-driving some redneck spark appeared first on ReadWrite.
26th May 2016 21:00
As the Internet of Things (IoT) grows to an enormous scale, new security and scalability challenges are bound to emerge. According to the chief information officer (CIO) of the federal government, Tony Scott, the issues may be fixed by implemented self aware systems and lowering the amount of data analysed. Speaking at the ICIT Forum... Read more » The post US government CIO calls for “self-aware” systems for IoT appeared first on ReadWrite.
26th May 2016 20:00
Germany’s “Big Three” automakers, Audi, BMW, and Mercedes, are leaders in connected car features and user friendly experience, according to a new study that looks at the usage of connectivity in cars. Market research firm TNS and BearingPoint Institute came to this conclusion after conducting a study of 3,700 connected car owners in seven European countries.... Read more » The post Who is at the head of the connected car class? appeared first on ReadWrite.