Internet of Things

By Jen Clark on December 12, 2017

Christmas stocking fillers for Santa. Love, Watson IoT

Santa has a tough job. He’s got to find out who’s naughty and who’s nice, manufacture enough gifts to keep everyone happy, and work out which toy to give which child. Then, of course, there’s all that travelling on Christmas Eve. Feeling guilty that I still get a Christmas stocking even though I’m far too […]

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By Luc Hatlestad on November 17, 2017

Watson IoT and embracing the future of health care

Few business sectors have more to gain—or lose—from technological developments than health care. That’s why so many health care organizations find themselves at the forefront of the intriguing possibilities that Watson IoT-enabled solutions can provide. Kaiser Permanente’s Andrew Hendl detailed these possibilities on day one of the 2017 IBM Continuous Engineering Summit in New Orleans. […]

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By Wired Brand Lab on November 1, 2017

Digital Twin: Bridging the physical-digital divide

It’s impressive enough just to consider a few of the technologies coming together in next-generation autonomous vehicles—visual radar and image recognition, vehicle-to-vehicle communication, IoT sensor capabilities, and the layers of software that will orchestrate the gradual process of taking our hands off the wheel. Industry estimates predict we’ll see more than 10 million such vehicles […]

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By Wired Brand Lab on November 1, 2017

People are the point of IoT

New cognitive environments—not just buildings—will serve our needs in unprecedented ways. What’s in it for me? As waves of new technologies—and in particular, those emerging from the Internet of Things—wash over us and enter our lives, it’s a fair question. The IoT will serve all of us The advent of cognitive computing suggests that there […]

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By Wired Brand Lab on November 1, 2017

Creating a building’s ‘digital twin’

Buildings have long functioned a bit like our bodies. Plumbing circulates through the building walls, wires innervate every room while concrete and I-beams underpin the whole frame. But until recently these indispensable bedrocks of the modern world have lacked the most critical body part—a brain. Without one, humans have had to manage the lights, power […]

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By Wired Brand Lab on November 1, 2017

Designing buildings that learn

Our buildings are snapshots of our ideas and culture, physical representations frozen in place and time. The Empire State Building, the Roman Forum or even the Los Angeles Forum, were designed and built to serve a purpose, a population or a team of the moment. But things change. Economies shift and empires fall—yet our buildings […]

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By Wired Brand Lab on November 1, 2017

This is my building’s final offer

One day in the not-too-distant future, when a building manager and tenant sit down to haggle over the terms of a new lease, the building itself—not the manager—will hold most of the cards in the negotiation. The manager may have an idea about how much a tenant uses a building’s facilities. The tenant will have […]

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By Wired Brand Lab on November 1, 2017

One day, you’ll remember when your house didn’t know you so well

An odd pattern reoccurs with new technologies that creep into our lives: We forget we ever managed without them. Think about life before Google, or before that smartphone found a permanent place in your pocket, or you welcomed a digital assistant into your house. We adopt, adapt, then forget—and that’s a good thing. If escalators, […]

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By Wired Brand Lab on November 1, 2017

The retail future isn’t about products—It’s about possibilities

If you want to buy a bike today, chances are you research parts online, ask your cyclist friends for tips and visit multiple shops to try out frames. Imagine walking into a next-gen retail bike shop with nothing more than your data—from your fitness tracker, health apps, GPS, body scan, purchase history—and the cyclist guru […]

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By Wired Brand Lab on November 1, 2017

Manufacturing is about to cross the physical-digital divide

If you’re curious about what the future of manufacturing holds for years to come, you won’t necessarily find it by touring an assembly line or a cutting-edge chip fab. Nor would you appreciate its potential by sitting down in a new car or powering up an Intel-powered laptop. It’s not really so much about the […]

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By Wired Brand Lab on November 1, 2017

IoT in electronics is revolutionizing the way we live and work

We tend to think of fitness bands and the refrigerator as separate electronics. They have vastly different costs, functions, and purposes. One’s the size of a bracelet, the other’s the size of, well, a fridge. One tracks steps and heart rate while the other keeps your food dry and cool. The only quality they share […]

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By Wired Brand Lab on November 1, 2017

Smarter circuitry instills intelligence and the Internet of Things into business and products

Modern electronics are omnipresent. Sometimes they’re front and center—like when we gawk over the breathtaking colors of a new Ultra HDTV. But more and more, they’re cleverly positioned behind the scenes—like when a smart thermostat turns down the heat after it determines that no one’s at home, or when sensors on an airplane wing identify […]

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