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The app is dead. And the IoT killed it.

Written by Ken Herron | March 16, 2017 | Article

What’s the last app you downloaded? Did you download it willingly, or were you ‘forced’ to download it to be able to operate a new device? The world has changed for the better because we no longer need a separate app to use our things. Thanks to the IoT, we simply communicate with our devices ...read more


Redefining the automotive infotainment experience

Written by Kal Gyimesi | February 13, 2017 | Automotive

Infotainment – the first clue about how hot a concept will become is when a pithy portmanteau has been added to our language.  As the promise and capabilities of automotive infotainment has been building for some years, we can finally feel like we have liftoff.  This year, CES has been overrun by the latest technologies ...read more


IoT creations we love: A Valentine’s Day special

Written by Jen Clark | February 1, 2017 | Blog

It’s love, but not as we know it. Valentine’s Day is nearly upon us and this year we’ll be staring doe-eyed at our favourite IoT creations. There’s a little something for everyone, from cognitive candy dispensers and a Valentine’s IoT recipe for the loved-up, to life-changing tech designed to make a difference. One for the ...read more


IoT weekly round-up: Thursday 19th January 2017

Written by Jen Clark | January 19, 2017 | Blog

Welcome to the IoT weekly round-up. This week, the connected world brings you flying cars! Well, almost. They’re going to be tested by Airbus this year, apparently. TomTom acquires Berlin-based start-up Autonomos to beef up its self-driving tech, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg defends Oculus Rift against allegations of stolen trade secrets, and Brexit takes its toll ...read more


IBM at the CAR Symposium

Written by Jen Clark | January 18, 2017 | Automotive, Conferences

So far, it seems as though 2017 has been all about connected cars. If you haven’t had your fill of them at CES or NAIAS (where some of the IoT team were last week) you’re in luck: because CAR Symposium is happening on 1st February at RuhrCongress, Bochum, Germany. IBM at the CAR Symposium Each ...read more


The role of virtual assistants in driving – lessons from Ford hackathon and CES 2017

Written by Dean Phillips | January 18, 2017 | Automotive, Conferences

One thing was clear at CES 2017: virtual assistants from Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and IBM showed up in a broad range of robots, speakers, appliances and even vehicles. Amazon’s Alexa was the clear winner with an entourage of companies demonstrating new Skills that control their services and devices through Alexa commands. IBM demonstrated partnerships with ...read more


IoT weekly round-up: Thursday 12th January 2017

Written by Jen Clark | January 12, 2017 | Blog

This week sees the end of giant tech show CES 2017 and the beginning of NAIAS – the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The connected world is full of news about AI, robots and smart vehicles (including sensor-studded skateboards). Read on for the latest stories.  CES 2017 is a wrap The world’s biggest technology ...read more


Innovating the way we move and work with IoT

Written by Ryan Boyles | January 12, 2017 | Article, Automotive

Digital innovation is driving changes in the way we work. IBM has been at the forefront of this movement, working with clients to drive the development of technology to improve professional mobility and productivity. There are several challenges to overcome in the way that employees travel to and from work environments. Likewise, there are undeniable ...read more


IBM at CES: Making the IoT secure

Written by Scott Neuman | January 10, 2017 | Blog

Observing the incredible array of offerings on display at CES last week, it was obvious to see what is quickly emerging as common thread among IoT devices – security. This is not surprising in light of the recent news reports on hacking (Russia and the DNC as well as the Mirai Botnet and Dyn). To ...read more


CES 2017 wrap-up: Sunday 8th January

Written by Jen Clark | January 9, 2017 | Conferences

CES 2017 is a wrap! As the team recover from four fantastic days of exhibits, keynote speeches, supersessions and conferences, it’s time to take a look at some of this year’s best moments. IBM partnerships at CES 2017 Watson was making waves, as IBM and Medtronic teamed up to tackle diabetes and IBM partner Harman ...read more


HARMAN upgrades the hotel experience at CES 2017

Written by Victoria McClellan | January 9, 2017 | Buildings, Conferences

Bringing a Personal Concierge to your Hotel Experience with HARMAN As the leader in providing sound and lighting equipment around the world, HARMAN is innovating in the tourism industry with the help of IBM’s Watson. Like the personal room assistant for Thomas Jefferson Hospital, HARMAN and JBL are bringing this experience to the hotel industry. ...read more


CES 2017 wrap-up: Saturday 7th January

Written by Jen Clark | January 7, 2017 | Conferences

CES 2017 is well under way, and we’ve been on the ground soaking up everything IoT-related from the annual tech bonanza. Here are some of today’s highlights: Education, education, education A major theme at today’s sessions was the way VR and AR can impact education. This afternoon’s conference Beyond the Looking Glass showcased the tech ...read more