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Internet of Things

Hackers Could Tap Into 'Smart' Baby Monitors With Ease: Researchers

AP | Alexandra Ma | Posted 09.02.2015 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) -- Several of the top Internet-connected baby monitors lack basic security features, making them vulnerable to hackers, according to ne...

This 'Smart' Toothbrush Could Save You Money On Dental Insurance. But At What Risk?

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 09.02.2015 | Technology

Watch out, America: The Internet is about to enter your mouth. Last week, Ohio-based Beam Technologies launched a new dental insurance plan ...

Mom, the Selectric, and the IoT for Health

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 08.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

Might Rosie the Robot boss Jane Jetson around? Could a Jeep get hacked? A so-called "smart" front door lock keep a homeowner locked out for a ransom? ...

Do We Really Want Empires of Connected Things?

Philip N. Howard | Posted 08.07.2015 | Technology
Philip N. Howard

The technologists and venture capitalists who go to events like CES love comparing the current internet of things to the Wild West: lots of people doing crazy, creative things on the frontiers of computer science and engineering. The comparison is a good one, but one that makes the case for FCC guidance.

Data Overload: The Growing Demand for Context and Structure

Claire Topalian | Posted 08.05.2015 | Technology
Claire Topalian

In a world inundated with information, data, and content, businesses are facing a demand to implement new, adaptive strategies to mitigate their growing mass of unorganized information.

Startup Insider: RISE Conference Recap -- Time For Asia To Think 'Global'

David Ongchoco | Posted 08.12.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

There was a lot of hype and buzz involved when Web Summit announced that they were holding their first ever event in Asia, the RISE Conference. Web Summit is the technology conference held in Dublin, Ireland. Web Summit has grown from 400 to over 22,000 attendees since it started back in 2011 but RISE Conference started out with a bang with over 5000 attendees from over 75 countries.

Who Will Govern the Internet Is the Key Global Issue Today

Carl Bildt | Posted 08.04.2015 | World
Carl Bildt

STOCKHOLM -- The Internet has already become the most important infrastructure of the world. And that's just the beginning. Soon it will also be the infrastructure of all of our other infrastructures. So far, the governance of the net has been a biosphere of informal and formal institutions with multiple stakeholders having a say, but none having a dominating influence. But the dynamics of its development would not have been possible without the strong role of the tech community.

We Need To Protect Drivers' Privacy As We Connect Cars To The Internet, Sen. Blumenthal Says

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 07.22.2015 | Technology

Connecting a car to the Internet raises different concerns than putting sensors, appliances, parking meters or thermostats online. That's why Sens. Ed...

IoT: We All Believe the Hype -- Now What?

Syed Hoda | Posted 07.22.2015 | Business
Syed Hoda

rather than further contributing to the hype, the question for many is quite simply: now what? Well, now, it's about "doing" IoT rather than just preaching about IoT...to help make IoT more of a reality.

The American Police State from A to Z

John W. Whitehead | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

The warning signs are all around us. The question is whether you will organize, take a stand and fight for freedom, or will you, like so many clueless Americans, freely walk into the slaughterhouse?

Could the Apple Watch Be Worse Than Google Glass?

Gene Marks | Posted 07.16.2015 | Technology
Gene Marks

What's the lesson for small business owners like you and me? You should continue to ignore the Apple Watch for now. Like Google Glass, the jury's still out on its future success. But unlike Google Glass, there still doesn't seem much about it that will help you be quicker, better and wiser.

How Big Is the Internet of Things? How Big Will It Get?

Philip N. Howard | Posted 07.15.2015 | Technology
Philip N. Howard

Bullish industry estimates suggest that in five years there will be billions of devices connected to the IoT generating trillions of dollars of value for the economy. So why even compare these numbers?

See 54 Years Of Internet History In One Cool Timeline

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 07.15.2015 | Technology

Connecting billions of devices, machines, sensors and appliances to the Internet could generate tremendous economic value and introduce new ...

Embracing the Internet of Things Means Managing Privacy Risks With Care

Alexander Howard | Posted 07.06.2015 | Technology
Alexander Howard

The public needs to understand the risks and benefits of putting connected sensors into our gadgets, appliances, homes, cars and cities and connecting them to external networks.

Will the Coming 'Internet of Things' Mean the Death of Privacy?

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 07.01.2015 | Technology
Vivek Wadhwa

Technology companies say they will use the Internet of Things to improve our energy usage, health, security, and lifestyle and habits. In reality, companies such as Apple and Google want to learn all they can about us so that they can market more products and services to us -- and sell our data to others.

Alexander Howard

Digitizing The World Could Be Worth $11 Trillion By 2025

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexander Howard | Posted 06.26.2015 | Technology

Creating the "Internet of Things" by connecting everyday objects like factory machines, vehicles and buildings to the web could be worth between $...

Artificial Intelligence, the Hope or Illusion of the Future

Paul Mashegoane | Posted 06.23.2015 | Technology
Paul Mashegoane

The race has begun, every decade brought a ground breaking technological innovation, this decade is starting to unravel a mystery that men like Alan M. Turing spoke about in the 20th century, where machines will be more intelligent than humans, improving by themselves over time.

Dr. Orujyan Encourages Young Entrepreneurs to Leverage Technology and Use the 'Internet of Things' to Innovate

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 06.12.2015 | Business
Ashley Jude Collie

Dr. Orujyan, who I count as a personal friend and a mutual source of inspiration, is an American immigrant success story that's still being told.

4 Things a Startup Can Learn From a Fresh, Outside Perspective

Amine Chouaieb | Posted 06.12.2015 | Business
Amine Chouaieb

As a startup that is launching its flagship product soon, our management has spent a lot of time on execution, rather than on strategy and organization. This might sound familiar to a lot of entrepreneurs: we spend most of our time putting out fires.

As Consumers Access Health Data, a New Market Emerges

Techonomy | Posted 06.05.2015 | Technology
Techonomy

Four leaders of the emerging "Internet of Bio Things" market joined Buzzfeed News reporter Stephanie Lee on stage at Techonomy Bio 2015 for a discussion about how they aim to improve consumer access to health data.

Your Smart Home: Google's Brillo Pad

John Bates | Posted 06.02.2015 | Technology
John Bates

Beyond the home, as the smart city evolves, we'll have street lamps that only come on when someone is there, traffic systems that dynamically reroute based on what's happening on the roads, buildings that optimize themselves to the number of people and weather conditions - so much is possible.

Energy Efficiency in the Digital Age: A Win-Win

Tim Mohin | Posted 06.02.2015 | Green
Tim Mohin

As we move into the era of the "Internet of Things," digitally enabled devices are being utilized in a myriad of ways that can save energy and benefit society.

Little Brother's Big Moment

Daryl Twitchell | Posted 05.27.2015 | Business
Daryl Twitchell

It's not that data-collecting services don't have dark risks for personal privacy. Everyone knows that. But now that everyone knows that, what's it worth to you to take that risk?

Why Is My Smart Home So Stupid?

Markus Giesler | Posted 05.26.2015 | Business
Markus Giesler

One of the projects I currently work on is concerned with the consumption of smart home technology. And one question I have heard a million times from the consumers we have interviewed is this: why is my smart home so stupid?

Smart Manufacturing: A Path to Profitable Growth

Brian Kennell | Posted 05.21.2015 | Business
Brian Kennell

A bullet train is leaving the station, and it promises to transform and propel U.S. manufacturers who climb on board--in a wave of information technology known as smart manufacturing.