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By Jen Clark on October 26, 2017

IoT weekly round-up: Thursday 26th October 2017

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 […]

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By Jen Clark on August 22, 2017

Facing the threat: Big Data and crime prevention

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 […]

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By Dr Lucy Rogers on June 27, 2017

The enchanted brolly stand: a Lucy Rogers recipe

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 […]

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By Hannah Merry on March 28, 2017

IoT: Reducing the effect of weather on industries

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 […]

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By Stephen Mikolajczak on February 1, 2017

How Watson can help the Buffalo Bills win the Super Bowl

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 […]

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By Ed Cuoco on February 1, 2017

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

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. […]

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By Matt Bellias on December 15, 2016

Traveling home for Christmas: the smart way

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 […]

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By Jen Clark on November 23, 2016

IoT ruins movies: Cast Away

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 […]

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By Franklin Morris on November 16, 2016

Incorporating weather data into IoT is a game changer

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 […]

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By Jen Clark on October 14, 2016

Hurricane Matthew: can IoT help safeguard us in crisis?

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 […]

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