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IoT weekly round-up: Thursday 26th October 2017

Written by Jen Clark | October 26, 2017 | Blog

Welcome to the IoT weekly round-up. This week, LinkedIn’s smart reply function keeps the conversation flowing, a table-tennis-playing robot can teach humans to up their game, and The Weather Company teams up with TripAdvisor to make weather-based activity recommendations for travelers. Forpheus is a table tennis playing robot Omrom have unveiled their latest incarnation of more

Facing the threat: Big Data and crime prevention

Written by Jen Clark | August 22, 2017 | Blog

Following last week’s horrible attacks in Barcelona, a friend asked me what IoT technology is doing to fight violent crime. While I was hardly surprised by the question, I had to admit that I didn’t know the answer. It got me thinking about the potential of big data analytics to spot patterns and trends and more

The enchanted brolly stand: a Lucy Rogers recipe

Written by Dr Lucy Rogers | June 27, 2017 | Blog

Ever been caught without your umbrella on a rainy day? If only you had a connected brolly stand to alert you to the weather outside! Dr Lucy Rogers presents a recipe for a connected brolly stand you can create yourself, with a little help from IBM and Weather Company Data. Overview Connect Neopixels to WeMos more

IoT: Reducing the effect of weather on industries

Written by Hannah Merry | March 28, 2017 | Environment

The weather has a direct, daily impact on us as it affects what we wear, our mood and the industries we work for. The Weather Company estimated that it’s the largest external factor affecting business performance, leading to $1 trillion lost annually in the US alone. The Internet of Things (IoT) can help improve our understanding of more

How Watson can help the Buffalo Bills win the Super Bowl

Written by Stephen Mikolajczak | February 1, 2017 | Sport and fitness

The Buffalo Bills? Yes, that’s right, you read it correctly. With the help of IBM Watson, the Bills might just win the Super Bowl. While the Super Bowl is getting the headlines this week, that represents only two teams. Meanwhile, there are fans of 30 other teams who are left looking forward to the NFL more

Around the world in 80 days by electric motorcycle – part 7 – weather data

Written by Ed Cuoco | February 1, 2017 | Automotive

In this blog series, business partners detail their experiences of the StormWave research project, which involved 23 students from Eindhoven University building an electric motorcycle (StormWave) to cover 40,000 kilometers in 80 days. Over the past few weeks, NXP shared their contribution to this promising IoT story, as well as KPN, TomTom, Itility and IBM. more

Traveling home for Christmas: the smart way

Written by Matt Bellias | December 15, 2016 | Travel

Travel and transportation companies are looking to the Internet of Things and cognitive computing to transform every aspect of their businesses, from marketing and purchasing to the provisioning of services and post-travel engagement. Exploiting the insights locked away in big data challenges will bring travel providers closer to their customers and transform complex operations in more

IoT ruins movies: Cast Away

Written by Jen Clark | November 23, 2016 | Blog

Setting the scene: how the IoT could ruin Cast Away When I was researching Robert Zemeckis’ survival epic Cast Away, I came across a little gem of a factoid that pretty much sums up what this blog is about. Fans of the film may remember that Chuck Noland, stranded for four years on his desert more

Incorporating weather data into IoT is a game changer

Written by Franklin Morris | November 16, 2016 | Environment

Weather has long been a source of headaches for businesses across all industries. Extreme conditions can cause power outages and supply shortages, leading to production delays. Changing resource availability, due to a blizzard or hurricane, will often raise operating costs. Severe storms shut down facilities, interrupt communications, transportation and power systems. And let’s not forget more

Hurricane Matthew: can IoT help safeguard us in crisis?

Written by Jen Clark | October 14, 2016 | Environment

The U.S. is still reeling from the effects of Hurricane Matthew, which for two weeks has swept destructive hurricane-force winds along the Florida coast, pushing north to Georgia and the Carolinas. A Reuters report estimates that nearly 900 people have died in Haiti, with 17 killed in the U.S., due to a devastating combination of rainfall more