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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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By Jen Clark on July 20, 2017

IoT weekly round-up: Thursday 20th July 2017

Welcome to the IoT weekly round-up. This week, IBM gets a coveted spot on the IoT Podcast, an MIT researcher may have solved the mystery of integrated touch with virtual reality experiences, and Google’s Expeditions app allows the public to travel virtually to over 600 destinations via a smartphone and VR headset. Bret Greenstein takes […]

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By Jen Clark on July 13, 2017

IoT weekly round-up: Thursday 13th July 2017

This week in the connected world, DARPA funds the efforts of six groups to develop a brain-to-computer, two-way interface, there’s a new tool for the visually impaired with text and facial recognition, and IBM has a new solution in town: The IBM Services Platform with Watson. Read on for the latest. DARPA agency awards $65 […]

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By Dr Lucy Rogers on July 12, 2017

Build your own GlowOrb, so you’ll always know when to open a window

Visual alerts show when the carbon dioxide levels are getting high in meeting rooms at IBM’s IoT HQ in Munich. They use the building’s carbon dioxide sensors combined with GlowOrbs, designed and made by IBM’s Andy Stanford-Clark, to highlight when it is time to open a window. I decided to make an “at home” version. […]

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By Jen Clark on July 4, 2017

IoT weekly round-up: Tuesday 4th July 2017

It’s all about AI this week. IBM and Wimbledon join forces to put tennis fans at the heart of the action with SlamTracker, Ford announces a new Robots and AI Research team, and Instagram cracks down on offensive comments with an automated text classification system. Meanwhile, on the racier end of the spectrum, adult site […]

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By Jen Clark on June 27, 2017

IoT ruins movies: Die Hard

Setting the scene When a gang of organized criminals take over an LA skyscraper in order to steal the valuable bonds locked in its vault, it falls to a lone, off-duty cop (John McClane) to try and stop them. Any Die Hard fans will probably agree that McClane performs his task admirably, and probably couldn’t […]

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By Dr Lucy Rogers on June 27, 2017

The enchanted brolly stand: a Lucy Rogers recipe

Ever been caught without your umbrella on a rainy day? If only you had a connected brolly stand to alert you to the weather outside! Dr Lucy Rogers presents a recipe for a connected brolly stand you can create yourself, with a little help from IBM and Weather Company Data. Overview Connect Neopixels to WeMos […]

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By Jen Clark on June 27, 2017

IoT weekly round-up: Tuesday 27th June 2017

The IoT weekly round-up is back! A lot has happened this week – from flying cars at the Paris Air Show and an autonomous wheelchair at MIT, to updated pet-recognition smarts for Kuri, domestic robot and one of the stars of CES earlier this year. Read on for the latest. Spotlight on autonomous flying tech […]

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By Chris O'Connor on June 1, 2017

The cognitive drone and the promise of IoT

In ten short years, the Internet of Things has made the leap from conceptual to actual. Early predictions for IoT that once seemed out of this world are starting to feel more like an understatement. As the IoT becomes ubiquitous, we see a steady push to adapt IoT technologies to industry-specific applications to save money […]

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By Hannah Merry on May 26, 2017

IoT (doesn’t) ruin movies: Passengers

For many of my adolescent years I wanted to be an astrophysicist. I took a huge interest in space, the stars, solar systems and everything which came with it. Watching Passengers was everything I hoped for, it has is everything I think of when I imagine futuristic space travel. Slick, seamless interior with efficient connected […]

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By Hannah Merry on May 15, 2017

IBM’s Harriet Green named as one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business 2017

This year sees Fast Company name IBM’s Harriet Green as one of its 100 Most Creative People in Business for 2017. From senators to creative directors, this award gives recognition to leaders who are shaping the future of business in the most creative ways. Today’s quick shifting business landscape requires experts of business, art, technology, […]

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By Lynne Slowey on May 10, 2017

Watson predicts the winners: Eurovision 2017

Yodeling rappers, dancing gorillas, a horse on a step ladder, excessive key changes – that’s right ladies and gentlemen, Eurovision 2017 is here, and this Saturday we’ll see who shines and sings to steal the show. I’ll admit I’m writing this post as an excuse to spend work time watching the rehearsals and reading up […]

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