By Bill McCabe on June 3, 2016

Creating smart cities with IoT

Parking meters, information signs, CCTV, traffic signals – almost everywhere that you look in a modern city, there’s a microchip embedded device, connecting to the all-encompassing Internet of Things. Modern cities are run just like businesses. Cities compete for residents, investors, tourists, and even funding from central government. For cities to remain relevant, they have […]

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By Liza Cooper on June 3, 2016

New IoT Center of Excellence at APU

Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU) recently announced a new IoT Center of Excellence in Malaysia. This center will be the first of its kind in the country and will aim to broaden the reach of cognitive computing. The IoT Center of Excellence will leverage Watson IoT technologies to strengthen the already robust, […]

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By Liza Cooper on June 3, 2016

Get your teeth into IoT with Grush

Watch the video Meet Grush, a toothbrush dedicated to making oral hygiene fun and engaging for kids. Grush combines tooth brushing with video games in order to motivate children to brush their teeth more frequently and effectively. The video games that accompany the brush are designed to encourage proper brushing techniques. Grush uses sensors and […]

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By Mary Bunzel on June 3, 2016

Getting started with Watson IoT

Much has been written about how the Internet of Things has disrupted traditional businesses — and how that disruption is poised to skyrocket as we distill better insights from our connected devices. Today, smart leaders already know it’s time to get started exploring the power of IoT for business. What most don’t know, however, is […]

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By Jim Beneke on June 3, 2016

The MicroZed Industrial IoT Starter Kit

There are a number of IoT Starter kits on the market today, with many focused on the Maker and DIY enthusiasts. The price points are attractive – in the $50 to $100 range. They seem to be capable of doing just about anything and are often promoted as a great starting point for IoT developers. So […]

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By Jacqi Levy on June 3, 2016

3 BIG ways IoT impacts the financial management of commercial buildings

This is the third post in a four-part series on how the IoT is impacting buildings. So far in this series, I’ve looked at how the Internet of Things (IoT) is impacting both building design and construction and building management. Now, I’m going to turn my attention to everyone’s favorite topic: money. More specifically, money […]

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By Lynne Slowey on June 3, 2016

(Return of the) Jedi mind trick and the BB-8 robot hack

Watch the video This news has been out there for a while, and some would assume it happened in a galaxy far, far away. But it didn’t. It happened here, at IBM, in an office around the corner and down the road. As a new member of IBM I am constantly inspired by what is […]

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By Scott Stockwell on May 17, 2016

Is Messaging Moving to the IoT?

Google introduces ‘Spaces’ with built in AI Google introduced ‘Spaces’ to us yesterday, “a new app that lets people get together instantly to share around any topic”. Searching, sharing and messaging in small groups is now a snap. What’s especially interesting is that machine learning, or ‘Artificial Intelligence (AI)’ is baked in. If you’re looking […]

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By John Cohn on May 17, 2016

Internet of Thinks: Munich IoT HQ

Today I’m attempting the first of a regular monthly column to the new IBM Internet of Things blog. I’m planning to use it to share my thoughts on what’s new, what’s happening and what I’ve been up to recently… And what a week it’s been, well eleven days actually! I’ve just returned from Munich, my […]

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By Chris O'Connor on May 16, 2016

Why now is the right time to make the IoT investment

Watch the video Like any other business decision, if you are looking at or working with IoT technologies, you’re focused on how to leverage the technology to most quickly improve business results. Almost every enterprise focusing on IoT implementations looks at a starting point of operational value. If you can get the data and bring […]

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By Bret Greenstein on May 16, 2016

Coursera: a developer’s guide to the Internet of Things (IoT)

The rapid growth and popularity of the Internet of Things has inspired many to think of ideas that will challenge the status quo. There are countless of examples of IoT businesses that were started by individuals tinkering and exploring with electronics and prototyping boards. It is through the act of connecting their device to the […]

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By Lynne Slowey on May 12, 2016

IoT for the OAP: new technology for an ageing population

I’m only at week five of my career with the IBM Watson IoT team. I am in a perpetual state of fascination, fear, confusion. I’m overwhelmed by what I don’t know, and very excited for everything I am about to learn. Day 19 saw me on a tour of the IBM IoT lab. It’s where […]

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