By Susan Visser on June 16, 2016

What can businesses learn about technology from a cyclist?

Did you like cycling as a child? Perhaps as you grew older, your bicycle become a primary source of transportation—that is, until you got your driver’s license and access to a car! For people in many parts of the world the bicycle remains a primary mode of transportation for getting to work, taking kids to […]

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By Scott Stockwell on June 16, 2016

Double Queen’s Birthday Honours for Raspberry Pi

Sunday 11 June was Queen Elizabeth II’s official 90th birthday. In her Birthday Honours List she awarded Raspberry Pi ‘s inventor Dr. Eben Upton a CBE. Her ‘real’ birthday was in April, when it become Britain’s best-selling computer – a double celebration. Don’t Rain on a British Parade Why do Royals have two birthdays? The […]

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By Chris O'Connor on June 16, 2016

Using smart engineering to overcome IoT complexity

The Internet of Things is changing the rules for how companies can leverage design and engineering practices to get a leg up on competitors. Smart engineering practices can help you engineer reliable, smart, connected products and systems that enable innovation in the face of complexity. These devices are bringing new and exciting possibilities into our […]

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By Amy Bennett on June 16, 2016

SilverHook: It’s plane sailing with Watson IoT

For those wanting to dive in to IoT, our partnership with Cisco and SilverHook is the perfect example of why you should take the plunge, and get your feet wet… SilverHook powerboats These stunning vehicles reach speeds surpassing 100 MPH in the open ocean. SilverHook Powerboats pride themselves on their advanced monohull designs. These specialized […]

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By Wired Brand Lab on June 16, 2016

NASA: Virtual reality and cognitive computing

‘Virtual reality’ and ‘cognitive computing’ have become the trends to watch in the tech industry in recent years. In many ways, the excitement makes sense. The world around us continues to converge and become infinitely more connected, driven largely by the ability for businesses to sort, analyze, and action on the vast amounts of data […]

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By Liza Cooper on June 15, 2016

David Haase rides with IoT data

Dave Haase, four-time top American finisher in the Race Across America (RAAM) is setting off once again. The Race Across America is a cycling race like none you have seen before. The race spans three thousand miles, from the pacific to the Atlantic. The race begins in Oceanside California and ends in Annapolis, Maryland. Cyclists […]

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By Amy Bennett on June 15, 2016

Chain reaction: USA cycling and IBM Watson IoT

Photos by John Huet. In February USA Cycling Coach Neal Henderson first announced how Team USA would use the IBM Watson Internet of Things (IoT) platform to help his riders. One of the first of its kind, this gold standard of sporting partnerships meant that cyclists could learn to make adjustments as they rode, using cutting edge technology to […]

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By Jacqi Levy on June 6, 2016

3 BIG ways the IoT is impacting the way we experience buildings

This is the final post in a four-part series on how the Internet of Things is impacting buildings. Over centuries, buildings have evolved from simple shelters to specialized habitats where we work, eat, shop, and find entertainment. Once constructed, these structures can last for hundreds of years, and yet, they are largely static. They can’t […]

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By Doug Barton on June 5, 2016

Create your own luck with analytics

The US is the third largest country in the world by land area, behind only Russia and Canada. Like those vast countries, the US features a variety of terrain—from mountain ranges and deserts to plains and forests. Travelers across the US also encounter a wide range of weather conditions, even in summertime: sweltering heat, high […]

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By Scott Stockwell on June 3, 2016

Farewell to the ‘5 Whys’

On Valentine’s Day 1867 a poor carpenter and his wife welcomed Sakichi to the Toyada family, little knowing he was to become the father of Japan’s industrial revolution. Amongst his many inventions, Toyoda started the Toyota Industries company and created a concept he called the ‘5 Whys’. The 5 Whys identifies a problem’s root cause […]

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By Chris O'Connor on June 3, 2016

Cisco and IBM: What’s possible in IoT

Today, in a typical industrial deployment, only 1% of IoT data is actually analyzed. This is because of legacy processes and drawbacks in current IoT platforms that make it too expensive and slow to analyze the other 99% of data Let’s take a look at a typical oil platform to understand why most data goes […]

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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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