By Jen Clark on September 15, 2016

Star Trek: the start of the IoT?

Happy Birthday Star Trek! It’s 50 years since the first episode aired on NBC, in which a crew of astronauts aboard the Starship Enterprise explored a fictional United Federation of Planets in the 23rd century. At the time of filming, Star Trek was a goldmine of imaginative technological goodies. But could it have also been the […]

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By Zach Jory on September 13, 2016

Observations from ThingMonk: people making IoT platforms

I’m writing from ThingMonk and I can’t do any better than the summary on their event page “the developer conference for people making IoT platforms. We bring together technologists and designers building core infrastructure for IoT for 2 days of awesome, unique talks on topics including bots, industrial automation/industry 4.0, machine learning, time series data, […]

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By Jen Clark on September 13, 2016

IoT and the telecommunications industry

Nicola Villa and Richard Savage have co-authored a white paper that addresses how the Internet of Things can add value in the telecommunications industry. The white paper explores how Telecom operators have engaged with the IoT over the last 10 years, and focuses in particular on the application of IoT within smart cities. The authors […]

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By Kim Kemble on September 13, 2016

Data and more data: how IoT could impact the lives those with diabetes

If you think about it, the life of a Type 1 diabetic (T1D) abounds with data. For example, it is recommended that most Type 1 diabetics test their blood glucose (BG) at least 5-6 times a day. So that’s 5-6 data points each day. I’ve been a T1D for over thirty-three years. I can’t say […]

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By Jen Clark on September 8, 2016

Revolutionary eAscot app guides blind marathon runners

IBM’s Bluemix Garage has designed an app to guide blind marathon runners using audio cues when they veer too far off course. The development makes a welcome addition to other technical aids for blind elite athletes ahead of this year’s Paralympics, such as ‘Blind Cap’, a swim cap that vibrates when it is time for […]

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By Russell Gowers on September 8, 2016

OEMs and the multi-faceted customer

One of the age-old ways of relaxing before a big presentation is to ‘imagine the audience in their underwear’ or ‘imagine them tucked up in bed’. In so doing, you strip away the mystique which surrounds our workplace portrayals of ourselves – our work costumes if you like. For most ordinary workers, a meeting with […]

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By Jen Clark on September 8, 2016

Clever Buoy: Bondi Beach tests the world’s first IoT shark warning system

It’s no surprise that IoT technology can make life more convenient; automating mundane repetitive tasks so that we don’t have to waste precious energy. But it can also be life-saving too. Clever Buoy – a clever combination of sonar, satellite and mobile networks – can use facial recognition techniques to warn beach users of approaching […]

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By Harriet Green on September 7, 2016

The Internet of Things: changing the way we live

By Harriet Green, Global Head of Watson Internet of Things We live in an age of immense technological and social change, much of which has been brought about by the emergence of such advanced technologies as cognitive computing, the Internet of Things and robotics. In fact, the current pace of change and the potential for […]

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By Jen Clark on September 7, 2016

Connected commuting: IoT and smart public transport

Public transport. What a joy. Who hasn’t been top-to-toe in tail lights, quietly seething and wishing that apparition (à la Harry Potter) would hurry up and be a real thing already. While disappearing and reappearing instantly in another place is confined to the realms of fantasy, for now at least, Internet of Things technology is […]

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By Karen Lewis on September 5, 2016

Level up your IoT game with new skills and competencies

Many organizations see the need for IoT, but they haven’t yet worked out exactly what it means for their industry and for their company in particular. Organizations worry that IoT will be a really disruptive technology which will allow their competitor’s to get to market first, taking out a whole market sector which had previously […]

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By Karen Lewis on September 5, 2016

Full marks for The Developer’s Guide to the IoT

As the very first commercial curriculum partner for Coursera (the world largest MOOC), IBM Watson IoT needed to adhere to the same rigorous university standards for delivering challenging and instructional education content for IoT application developers. “The hands-on labs and exercises inspired me to try out other examples / ideas to further extend my IoT […]

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By Karen Lewis on September 5, 2016

Discover new Watson IoT Platform recipes

Check out these new recipes for Watson IoT Platform. No matter what your interests are, there is bound to be a recipe to spark your interest. After you try them out, let us know how you used the recipes in the comments fields below. Recipe: Using Node-RED on Docker with weather APIs Recipe: Trying out […]

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