Jen Clark

By Jen Clark on August 22, 2017

Facing the threat: Big Data and crime prevention

Following last week’s horrible attacks in Barcelona, a friend asked me what IoT technology is doing to fight violent crime. While I was hardly surprised by the question, I had to admit that I didn’t know the answer. It got me thinking about the potential of big data analytics to spot patterns and trends and […]

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By Jen Clark on August 17, 2017

IoT weekly round-up: Thursday 17th August 2017

Welcome to the IoT weekly round-up – your link to the latest from the connected world. This week, customers in Canada and the U.S. can use Google Home to make phone calls, Microsoft’s been testing autonomous gliders, and machine learning could help unearth new species of plant life from among centuries of unclassified data. Google […]

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By Jen Clark on August 16, 2017

Can the Internet of Things save New Orleans from flooding?

Following weeks of uninterrupted rainfall, a five-hour downpour on top of already saturated streets led to extensive flooding in New Orleans last Saturday. While it is widely held that a weather event of this magnitude would have overwhelmed even a pump system in perfect working order, the city’s aged and out-of-action pumps and turbine generators […]

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By Jen Clark on August 14, 2017

Managing storm water with the Internet of Things

Storms are destructive beasts, especially to cities and built-up areas. Even your average bout of heavy rain can lead to overflowing rivers and flooding; damaging infrastructure, rendering roads impassible and halting transport until the damage is repaired. So can the Internet of Things help manage excess storm water, and even put it to good use? […]

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By Jen Clark on August 10, 2017

IoT weekly round-up: Thursday 10th August 2017

Welcome to the IoT weekly round-up. This week, we’re patting ourselves on the back as the Watson IoT blog pockets Platinum and Gold dotCOMM awards. In other news, there are new connected devices for plant and bee-lovers, and lost-item-tracker company Tile unveils a new line of products with better range. Watson IoT blog wins big […]

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By Jen Clark on August 8, 2017

IoT ruins movies: Bridesmaids

Setting the scene: Bridesmaids, food safety and the IoT I’m going to cheat a little on this post, by ruining just one scene from this fabulous film. Most of the dramas we encounter along the way stem from protagonist Annie’s need for a big inner tidy, and far-reaching though it is, the IoT isn’t the […]

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By Jen Clark on August 3, 2017

IoT weekly round-up: Thursday 3rd August 2017

This week, there are more deals for PayPal, smart phones are battling it out over screen sizes, and you’ll never run out of toilet paper again, if Boxed has anything to do with it. Read on for the latest from the connected world. LG’s new smartphone will feature a 6” OLED screen This year’s flagship […]

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By Jen Clark on August 3, 2017

Mahindra & Mahindra: transforming product innovation

Mahindra & Mahindra’s automotive division is transforming product innovation with IBM’s Rational solutions. Together, we are integrating every stage of the development process into a single seamless, traceable system: enhancing collaboration between stakeholders, increasing product quality and reducing time to market. The challenge: competing through innovation As India’s automotive industry undergoes rapid growth, Mahindra & […]

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By Jen Clark on August 1, 2017

Connected homes: are we there yet?

Smart homes are the new black. Or so the home appliance market would have us believe. Smart fridges, smart security systems, smart TVs, smart thermostats – they’re all here to stay, and they’re breeding like rabbits. But does a hefty number of connected devices make for a truly connected home? What are the barriers to […]

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By Jen Clark on August 1, 2017

Welcome to the Watson IoT Academy

Supercharge your cognitive understanding with the Watson IoT Academy – a free-to-use online hub offering hundreds of courses that range from the fundamentals of IoT to understanding its complexities in greater depth. Why learn about IoT and IBM’s Watson IoT offerings? Cognitive computing represents a new era of computing, radically different from conventional programmable systems. Where older […]

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By Jen Clark on July 31, 2017

IBM at Smart Summit 2017

On the 19th – 20th September 2017, the Business Design Centre in London becomes home to some of the world’s top players in IoT. We’ll be at Smart Summit 2017 to share the Watson IoT Platform’s revolutionary potential with over 180 visionary speakers, 60 exhibitors and 1,500 attendees. About Smart Summit Smart Summit is a two-day conference […]

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By Jen Clark on July 27, 2017

IoT weekly round-up: Thursday 27th July 2017

This week in the connected world: Disney tracks movie audience’s enjoyment with a new facial recognition system, Apple and Cochlear develop the first iPhone hearing implant and Google announces a new studio aimed at getting machine learning startups off the ground. Read on for the latest. Google introduces Launchpad Studio for AI startups Another week, […]

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