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By Karen Lewis on November 30, 2017

How to build a better bed: IoT and AI at the zoo

What do queues, zoos, and machine learning have in common? Watson IoT, of course! Marwell Zoo is building better beds for their animals with IoT and machine learning. Using Watson IoT Platform, the park’s keepers are working in tandem with IBM, designing a better way to reduce energy consumption. All while creating a more comfortable […]

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By Jen Clark on October 31, 2017

A very personalized Halloween

Over the past few years, tech tinkerers have raised many a shudder with home-made connected devices designed to spook unwary visitors. You can create a connected pumpkin patch with little more than an Arduino and some motion sensors, if you know what you’re doing. And thanks to the rise of home automation devices, even relative technophobes can […]

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By Jen Clark on October 12, 2017

IoT weekly round-up: Thursday 12th October 2017

Welcome to the weekly IoT round-up! This week, we get a sneak peek at the new Star Wars VR experience (coming soon to Disney Parks), and there’s good news for autonomous vehicles as California DMV rules to allow testing of driverless vehicles. Read on for the latest. Science and Star Wars: real-world droids IBM’s thought […]

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By Jen Clark on October 5, 2017

IoT weekly round-up: Thursday 5th October 2017

This week, the announcements came thick and fast from Google and Amazon. Google Clips and a talking fish that can connect to Alexa make headlines, Snap is launching an augmented reality art platform, and at IBM we’ve been busy at the Genius of Things event in Boston. Read on for the latest news from the […]

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By Jen Clark on August 8, 2017

IoT ruins movies: Bridesmaids

Setting the scene: Bridesmaids, food safety and the IoT I’m going to cheat a little on this post, by ruining just one scene from this fabulous film. Most of the dramas we encounter along the way stem from protagonist Annie’s need for a big inner tidy, and far-reaching though it is, the IoT isn’t the […]

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By Jen Clark on July 27, 2017

What can you do with your buildings? 5 key articles have the answer

What if a building could tell you how much energy it’s using? Or where there’s a leak in the heating system? Or how many people are in the space at any given time? It would be much easier to prevent wasted energy, or avoid costly maintenance by fixing problems as they emerge. Five key articles […]

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By Jen Clark on April 6, 2017

IoT ruins movies: Single White Female

Setting the scene There’s nothing like a tale of stolen identity, sex and murder to spice up an otherwise ordinary Tuesday morning. Today, the IoT will get its clutches into Single White Female – a psychological thriller guaranteed to put you off roommates for life. We’ll investigate how blockchain and the smart home could have […]

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By Karen Lewis on March 20, 2017

Fitly’s SmartPlate takes cognitive to heart with Watson IoT

Fitly is a two-time Digital Health award winner with a proven track record for vetted technological innovation. Backed by medical, research, and financial institutions in the U.S. such as Penn Medicine, University City Science Center, and Ben Franklin Technology Partners, Fitly is creating a new category in healthcare aptly called “Culinary Medicine.” Fitly was first […]

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By Matt Bellias on January 9, 2017

IoT for water utilities

It’s often said that water is the world’s most valuable commodity, but in many Western countries water has been so cheap and accessible that many people don’t even think about its cost. But with rapid urbanization – nearly 70% of the world’s population lives in cities – it is estimated that almost half of the […]

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By Lynne Slowey on January 7, 2017

Making sense of sensors and IoT

This years’ CES is all about connectivity. It’s sensors, sensors, and more sensors. But has the tech industry lost its common sense when it comes to sensors and IoT? Strolling the through Tech West, just one of CES’s massive floor shows in Las Vegas this week, I was overwhelmed by the amount of smart technology […]

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By Dan Bigos on December 3, 2016

Bring the benefit of IoT to older manufacturing equipment

A recent Wall Street Journal article, ‘How U.S. Manufacturing Is About to Get Smarter,’ contrasts the promise of the IoT with the reality faced by many manufacturing organizations. The ability to realize IoT benefits varies by industry and age of equipment. With recently acquired, already-instrumented equipment and hi-tech manufacturing, you’re likely already realizing the benefits. For […]

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By Jen Clark on December 1, 2016

IoT weekly round-up: Thursday 1st December 2016

It’s been a musical sort of week in the connected world, as computers get to know Beethoven through annotated scores and a neural karaoke program generates music by analyzing a digital image. In other news, spectators at this weekend’s Big Tem Championship game will get a new perspective thanks to GoPro, and a sensor-embedded suit […]

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