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By Jen Clark on October 17, 2017

IBM Employee Wellness and Safety solution in top 20 IoT industrial applications

The Internet of Things Institute has selected a safety project undertaken by IBM and North Star BlueScope Steel as one of the top 20 IoT industrial applications for 2017. North Star, which produces steel for global building and construction industries, piloted IBM’s Employee Wellness and Safety solution in 2016, using connected wearable devices and analytics to help monitor […]

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By Jen Clark on October 12, 2017

IoT weekly round-up: Thursday 12th October 2017

Welcome to the weekly IoT round-up! This week, we get a sneak peek at the new Star Wars VR experience (coming soon to Disney Parks), and there’s good news for autonomous vehicles as California DMV rules to allow testing of driverless vehicles. Read on for the latest. Science and Star Wars: real-world droids IBM’s thought […]

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By Jen Clark on October 5, 2017

IoT weekly round-up: Thursday 5th October 2017

This week, the announcements came thick and fast from Google and Amazon. Google Clips and a talking fish that can connect to Alexa make headlines, Snap is launching an augmented reality art platform, and at IBM we’ve been busy at the Genius of Things event in Boston. Read on for the latest news from the […]

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By Jen Clark on September 22, 2017

IoT weekly round-up: Thursday 21st September 2017

This week, the connected world brings artificial intelligence and augmented reality to medicine, robots have a go at music making and Matternet’s autonomous drones ditch their human minders and successfully refuel themselves. Read on for the latest. Autonomous Matternet drones are self-fueling and loading Autonomous drone delivery service Matternet has developed an automated base station where […]

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By Jen Clark on September 14, 2017

IoT weekly round-up: Thursday 14th September 2017

It’s all about Apple this week, as the unveiling of the iPhone X and Apple Watch 3 are greeted with mixed reactions. In other news, we’ve been putting in a showing at Frankfurt’s international motor show (IAA), where autonomous tech and cars that combine transport, PA capabilities, entertainment systems and retail hubs in one are […]

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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 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 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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