By Bret Greenstein on October 3, 2016

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Watson IoT!

Ladies and Gentlemen, we have lift off. Watson IoT now has a bird’s eye view of the world thanks to a partnership we unveiled today with Aerialtronics.  Aerialtronics designs unmanned aircraft systems or what we like to call drones. These are not the toys you see kids using on their front lawns or at the […]

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By Scott Stockwell on October 3, 2016

IBM and Schaeffler announce partnership for digital transformation

German industrial giant Schaeffler, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of precision-engineered parts that keep the world moving, has entered a multi-year strategic partnership with IBM to supercharge its entire operations with Watson’s cognitive intelligence. Using IBM’s cloud and Watson IoT technologies, Schaeffler will connect and transform every aspect of its business from its supply […]

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By Jen Clark on October 3, 2016

IoT weekly round-up: 30th September 2016

In this weeks’ tech and IoT news roundup: Google cracks the language code with a Neural Machine translation tool, newly rebranded Snap Inc revealed its first piece of hardware, the Philharmonia Orchestra’s immersive VR exhibit attracts new audiences to classical music, and you can now cram more media into Twitter’s 140 character count. More trending […]

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By Karen Lewis on September 30, 2016

How to monitor sentiment analysis in your IoT apps

The analysis of human data is becoming pervasive in technology solutions. Using sentiment analysis – which is a sub-discipline of text analytics – offers organizations and individuals another dimension in understanding of unstructured data sets like Twitter and social feeds. When combined with real time reporting, sentiment analysis can provide valuable contextual insight enabling more […]

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By Karen Lewis on September 30, 2016

The Internet of Grapes: How IoT and weather come together to support the global food system

Have you ever thought about the ordeal a bunch of grapes goes through before it lands in your basket? Irrespective of the crop, growers across the world have struggled to manage the consumption of inputs such as water and unpredictability of weather, making agriculture a high-risk business. Increasing threats about food security due to increasing […]

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By Ron Wallace on September 30, 2016

IoT, Edge Analytics and Cognitive are supporting enhanced worker health and safety

If you have been following along in our manufacturing blog series, you will have seen have cognitive manufacturing transforms manufacturing in three focused ways – intelligent assets and equipment to reduce unnecessary down time, cognitive process and operations to drive quality and enhance decision making and smarter resources using data from individuals, equipment and locations […]

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By Karen Lewis on September 30, 2016

Building intelligent weather stations with Bluemix

The integration of the supercomputer and weather stations around the world could have a huge impact on global industry. But for individual developers wanting to get current weather conditions using Node-RED and Weather Data for IBM Bluemix service, there are several recipes available to help you take the plunge. If you are interested in building […]

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By Jen Clark on September 29, 2016

Keeping it clean: IoT enabled chore cheats

Personally, I’m a little over-the-top about cleaning. Over-flowing laundry baskets and grimy counters bug the hell out of me and spending time cleaning is a chore. But whether you’re a clean freak or would prefer to avoid the loathsome task altogether, here are a few IoT-enabled cheats to make life a little easier. The smart […]

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By Anthony Behan on September 28, 2016

Telecommunications and IoT: how to start, learn, and build a strategy

Telcos all over the world are taking their first tentative steps into the Internet of Things. Of course you’ve all been involved for many years in machine to machine communications, but it’s just not the same: the Internet of Things is about layering applications value and solutions value on top of core connectivity. Once you […]

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By Russell Gowers on September 28, 2016

Integrated transport: a smarter way to travel

I recently posted on Twitter that I was amazed and disappointed to be able to hire a car and drive from Stansted airport to my home in Cheltenham, more quickly and cheaply than using public transport. I actually got a few retweets (unheard of for my slightly malnourished Twitter) suggesting that I’m not alone in […]

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By Karen Lewis on September 28, 2016

Tracking the real-life IoT solution SensAround from concept to market

SensAround smart travel app – part 1 Follow the footsteps of Vimalkumar Kumaresan and his team as they bring their IoT solution to market. The SensAround solution is a new concept in improving the everyday lives of commuters and travellers based on environmental pollutant data. We’re tracking the process of a new IoT app being […]

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By Adrian Whitfield on September 28, 2016

Can IoT fuel the next evolution of product development?

For many of us, the Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming a part of our lives. This may be in the form of a wearable device for you or your dog, perhaps a shiny connected car, or even a connected appliance such as a washing machine. These are all cool and interesting products that can […]

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