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By Jen Clark on January 22, 2018

Harry Potter and the Magic of Things

Pity the poor Muggle. Just beyond his reach is a world of mystery and magic – where photographs move, sports turn skyward and a magic wand can conjure just about anything. It’s easy to understand the allure of magic. It’s the antidote to everything ordinary. Farewell tax return, hello dragons. It’s barmy. Miraculous. Topsy turvy. […]

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By Andrea Reale on February 23, 2017

A guide to Edge IoT analytics

Advances in embedded Systems-on-a-Chip (SoCs) have given rise to many commercial devices that are powerful enough to run full-fledged operating systems and complex algorithms. The devices embed a rich set of different sensors (e.g., cameras, microphone, or GPS), integrating more than one connectivity option (e.g., WiFi, Bluetooth, or Ethernet.) The Raspbery Pi is one example, but […]

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By Jen Clark on February 23, 2017

IoT ruins movies: The Terminator

Setting the scene: Artificial intelligence and robots At the heart of the movie The Terminator is a fundamental struggle between man and machine. In 2029, the future from which the Terminator is sent back to wreak havoc on the life of Sarah Connor, a state of perpetual and horrifying warfare exists between human beings and […]

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By Jen Clark on January 31, 2017

The connected opera singer: Part 2, preparing a role

Congratulations my silver-tongued friend, you’ve got the role of your dreams! Presumably you’ll want to show up to rehearsals with at least a passing familiarity with the notes and text, so it’s time to buckle down and get learning. Let’s see what the IoT has in store to help with the process. Setting the scene: […]

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