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Using creativity to frame new technologies in a positive way

Written by Karen Lewis | March 1, 2017 | Interview

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 ...read more


4 BIG ways the IoT is impacting design and construction

Written by Jacqi Levy | February 12, 2017 | Buildings, Cities, Environment

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 ...read more


How to become an inventor: Part 3

Written by Laura Storey | December 11, 2016 | Article

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 ...read more


IoT and the environment: A greener world

Written by Liza Cooper | August 3, 2016 | Environment

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 ...read more


Getting started with Watson IoT

Written by Mary Bunzel | June 3, 2016 | Article, Blog

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 ...read more


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

Written by Lynne Slowey | June 3, 2016 | Article, Blog

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 ...read more


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

Written by Mary Bunzel | May 4, 2016 | Business, Factories

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 ...read more


IoT: A lifeline for the washing line

Written by Lynne Slowey | April 21, 2016 | Environment, Home

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 ...read more


The IoT flips ‘garbage in, garbage out’

Written by Scott Stockwell | April 21, 2016 | Automotive, Buildings, Business...

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 ...read more


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

Written by Lynne Slowey | April 17, 2016 | Retail, Travel

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 ...read more


Eat and drink smart – IoT offers food solutions

Written by Lynne Slowey | April 6, 2016 | Home

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 ...read more