Innovation IOT News

  • Freight Farms Sows Seeds and Technology

    A Boston startup thinks its tech-infused approach can make urban farmers far more productive.

  • Child, Pet Dog or Pet Rock? Olea Sensor Networks Knows

    Using a multisensor device that includes Doppler technology, combined with proprietary algorithms, the startup is hoping to change the way in which automakers and others design safety systems.

  • How Texas Instruments and IBM Plan to Secure IoT Devices

    Security is one of the biggest threats to the Internet of Things, and it should be designed into IoT devices starting at the beginning of their lifecycles. TI's Avner Goren explains why and how his company and IBM are pursuing a role in that process, by collaborating to build a framework for authenticating IoT devices.

  • IoT News Roundup

    IBM, TI announce IoT asset-authentication service; Silver Spring Network plugs into city-wide lighting-control system; AvaLAN announces solar-power kits for remote radios; Withings using ams sensor for air-quality monitoring in Home device.

  • From Magazines to Malls: How Retailers Are Leveraging Beacon Technology

    Beacons are enabling location-based advertising services to bridge the divide between products placed in magazines and retail shopping experiences.

  • Drought Highlights Need for Businesses to Rethink Water

    California's Department of Water Resources is taking unprecedented steps to curb water usage, with new mandates targeting commercial and residential users. Smarter water systems could help businesses save water and money—and not just during periods of scarcity.

  • IoT News Roundup

    ZigBee, Thread announce standard sharing; Amazon's Dash Button is real; Novatel grows IoT business with Feeney Wireless purchase; survey shows consumer attitudes about smart-home products.

  • IoT News Roundup

    Parse announces IoT development kits; Senate resolution backs IoT, FTC launches group to study IoT; Konekt surges past Kickstarter goal; Silicon Labs launches IoT contest.

  • Industrial Internet Consortium Announces Microgrid Testbed

    The group, which is working to advance industrial IoT deployments across sectors, is working with a number of utility providers to develop a responsive, reliable architecture for microgrids, which rely on networks of electricity sources.

  • Tennessee Aquarium Uses Beacons to Engage Visitors

    The system, using technology from CloudBeacon, enables visitors to utilize their smartphones to locate animals and play the role of researcher.

  • IOT News Roundup

    Smart-MEMPHIS Consortium developing energy-harvesting sensors for medical, industrial applications; Recon Instruments, APX Labs join forces for workplace smart glasses; Numerex launches SmartGuide global tracking offering; Linear Technology announces SmartMesh IP development kit for developers.

  • Waggle: An IoT Platform by Scientists, for Scientists

    Computer scientists at the Argonne National Laboratory are working with a range of stakeholders, from academics to urban planners, to deploy easy-to-use sensor networks for better understanding the built and natural environments in which we live.

  • Sephora Sees Beauty in Beacon-Based Services

    As it continues piloting the technology's use at two sites in California, the global cosmetics company plans to expand the deployment.

  • Leveraging IoT Technology to Make Driving and Cycling Safer and More Efficient

    With solutions emerging everywhere, from automotive titans to scrappy startups, technological approaches to improved safety and efficiency for drivers, cyclists and even motorcyclists are quickly evolving.

  • Technical Machine: IoT Enabler

    What do insects and sensors have in common? Quite a lot at Tiny Farms, which is using sensor boards from Technical Machine to grow its contract cricket-farming enterprise.

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