December 11, 2017

Obey your commands: Home automation using Watson and PubNub

Integration of voice control in smart devices is buzzing, and adoption continues to grow. Voice control provides a more natural way of interacting with connected apps and devices ranging from news feeds, traffic information to acting as personal assistants in the home. These intelligent devices respond to commands spoken in our own voice and act immediately.

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October 9, 2017

Making bots talk with Watson and PubNub

Speech enabled devices are leaping forward, and voice is becoming the dominant bot interface. Digital assistants, or bots, as they are widely known nowadays, speak more like humans. Their popularity is growing with a multitude of apps that can make your life easier, and their application is found in domains like customer service, home automation, chat and news readers to name a few.

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September 21, 2017

Watson is getting a little emotional with PubNub

For my first API World session, I'm sharing the stage with Bhavana Srinivas of PubNub. Together, we'll cover how to make cognitive, real-time apps using IBM Watson services with PubNub Functions. As you will see at our session, combining Watson Tone Analyzer with PubNub is not only lightening fast, but it's also very easy.

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June 26, 2017

Build a Social Perception Dashboard using Watson Tone Analyzer and PubNub BLOCKS

In this blog post, we will show you how to create a social perception dashboard using Watson Tone Analyser and PubNub BLOCKS that analyzes and reflects the sentiments of social media users.

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May 31, 2017

Saving dogs with Watson Visual Recognition and PubNub BLOCKS

There are many occasions where visual content delivers more engaging and enriching experiences than the typical data-driven approach. Using IBM Watson Visual Recognition service, you can analyze and extract objects from images to gather quantitative data. In this tutorial, you’ll leverage Watson Visual Recognition to build a worldwide campaign to experience the power of visually-driven data stories. The tutorial will show you how to leverage the IBM Watson Visual Recognition capabilities to build an interactive, image-driven storyline.

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April 17, 2017

Build a home automation virtual agent with PubNub BLOCKs and Watson

Home automation is an ubiquitous application. We talk to our appliances, and they obey our orders. That is so cool! But let's take it a step further. We'll want to make it a bit more seamless, so that we talk to our home in a natural conversation. But how do we do it? Machines talk in binary code which is cumbersome for humans. In this blog article, we will show you how to build a home automation app. So follow along and check out the demonstration provided later in this article to help you understand how to build a virtual assistant for your home.

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December 29, 2016

Smart park – Reserve parking spaces and track billings based on actions

In large public places and shopping malls, it can often be quite irritating for visitors to drive around in search of a vacant parking spot. During busy hours or on weekends, this can cause an additional lead time in getting in and out of the parking area. This blog post will demonstrate how to build a prototype of an IoT-enabled smart parking meter application using IBM Bluemix and PubNub. This application can assist the driver in reserving a parking space and the system can also automatically track billing based on the driver’s actions when the vehicle pulls in or out of the space.

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June 16, 2016

Building an Android ToDo app with Bluemix and PubNub

Build and deploy an Android ToDo app using the Bluemix platform and services.

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March 31, 2016

IoT application that monitors your food pantry – Part 2

This is the second and concluding part of the earlier post where we presented a “Internet of Things” project idea around tracking kitchen food inventory. We discussed the benefits and use cases of this application from a restaurant’s point of view and presented a gist of the the project setup and components. Now it’s time to discuss the detailed hardware, software setup and the complete functionality of the system.

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