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By Karen Lewis on March 1, 2017

Using creativity to frame new technologies in a positive way

After writing the initial post about the Living Sculpture, I bumped into Michael Szivos, the chief architect responsible for the Living Sculpture installation. Michael Szivos founded SOFTlab after completing a post-graduate architecture program at Columbia University. In between SOFTlab, he also teaches design studio and seminars at Yale University and Pratt Institute. Here’s what we […]

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By Jacqi Levy on February 12, 2017

4 BIG ways the IoT is impacting design and construction

This is the first post in a four-part series on how the IoT is impacting buildings. The Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming every facet of the building – how we inhabit them, how we manage them, and even how we build them. There is a vast ecosystem around today’s buildings, and no part of […]

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By Laura Storey on December 11, 2016

How to become an inventor: Part 3

A few weeks ago, I posted a blog about the journey to invention that my team and I started as part of IBM’s Patent Group Incubator Project (PGIP). We have been undertaking an experiment examining whether the hypothesis ‘Anyone can invent‘ would hold true. And so far, we’re on our way. My team’s on a roll, with three […]

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By Liza Cooper on August 3, 2016

IoT and the environment: A greener world

The Internet of Things opens up a world of possibilities for the future of businesses, environments, and lives. One of the many impacts of the Internet of Things is the increased understanding of energy needs and consumptions. Through smart-architecture, building designers and tenants can understand how people interact with their physical spaces. IoT technology gives […]

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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 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 Mary Bunzel on May 4, 2016

As much as half of every dollar you spend on preventive maintenance is wasted

Yep, that’s right – you read correctly. The average company can reduce its spend on preventive maintenance by up to 50%, according to ARC Advisory Group’s Enterprise Asset Management and Field Service Management Market Study. This stat is surprising, especially since time based cycles for preventive maintenance is an industry standard practice. It’s not because […]

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By Lynne Slowey on April 21, 2016

IoT: A lifeline for the washing line

Back in 2014 you may have seen reviews of Berg’s Cloudwash prototype. A smart washing machine designed to make laundry a breeze. More recently at CES2016 Glenn Reid introduced us to The Marathon Laundry Machine. Both of these prototypes connect you to your washing machine via a smartphone app. They simplify the settings, tell you […]

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By Scott Stockwell on April 21, 2016

The IoT flips ‘garbage in, garbage out’

The adage ‘garbage in, garbage out’ may once have held true, particularly in the land of software programming where it originated, but in today’s connected world, the Internet of Things is flipping it into ‘one man’s trash is another man’s treasure’ – literally. A team from the National Taipei University of Technology’s Department of Electronic […]

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By Lynne Slowey on April 17, 2016

Doing the robot: Watson really is all singing, all dancing

Watch the video Watson Nao, IBM’s concierge robot had the chance to bust some moves at the Nvidia’s GTU technology conference last week, thanks to a presentation by IBM Watson’s Chief Technology Officer Rob High. Nao decided took the opportunity to show his / her / its human side and sang a catchy version of […]

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By Lynne Slowey on April 6, 2016

Eat and drink smart – IoT offers food solutions

We all know that eating the right foods and drinking plenty of water is good for us, and it’s that kind of stat and fact that we’ve recorded for years via various fitness and diet trackers. But thanks to cognitive computing and IoT the world of smart eating and drinking is evolving quicker than you […]

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