Monthly Archives: May 2016

A $15 Computer From Intel? What does it do?

A $15 Computer From Intel? What does it do?
If you go to a major tech website like CNET or TechCrunch, you will see new IoT device features almost daily. The amount of IoT devices being created is amazing. If you predicted this amount 10 years ago, you would have been called crazy. Connecting billions of devices to the internet did not seem possible at the time. One of the newest devices is the Quark Microcontroller Developer Kit D2000 created by Intel. This is .

6 Things to Think of When Considering an IoT Solution

6 Things to Think of When Considering an IoT Solution
The concept of the Internet of Things has been around for a few years now, but it is just now becoming more and more popular. However, many people are still unaware how IoT can benefit them or their company. Here are 6 things to consider when you are looking into an IoT solution. We have written extensively about IoT and IoT misconceptions in our past blogs, but in this blog we will cover key .

Toyota, Microsoft, and the Connected Car

Toyota, Microsoft, and the Connected Car
Smart and connected cars are becoming more and more popular. Many cars that have come out in recent years have internet connectivity. This trend does not seem to be stopping anytime soon. Recently, the popular car company Toyota is expanding their partnership with Microsoft. The have had a partnership for the last five years and are continuing this partnership. The duo is developing a new internet connected vehicle service for owners and dealers alike. .

A Connected Yard? This is Now Possible with Scotts Miracle-Gro and IoT

A Connected Yard? This is Now Possible with Scotts Miracle-Gro and IoT
It seems that every day we see something new being connected to the Internet of Things. At SXSW this year, Scotts Miracle-Gro showed their smart yard solution that works with their Gro app. We have seen IoT used in agriculture and the impact drones have on agriculture, but we have not seen IoT in residential yards.  Scotts has been leader in the garden industry for a century and a half, but this is the .

Trackr: The Newest Way To Find Lost Items

Trackr: The Newest Way To Find Lost Items
Have you ever lost your car somewhere only to end up walking around a parking lot aimlessly? Chances are you have, especially if you live in an area with large parking garages. If not, you have probably lost your wallet. There is a new solution called Trackr that is trying to help fix this problem. You have probably heard of many other apps or solutions that try to address this problem, but they are .

The Internet Of Things And Machine Learning

The Internet Of Things And Machine Learning
The Internet of Things (IoT) market is expected to grow more than $1.7 trillion by 2020. IoT connected devices are climbing to more than 30 billion in the near future. An IoT platform requires sensors, storage, a fast network, security and application software to offer smart features. Manufacturing companies are focussing on IoT platforms with the support from IT companies. Sensors will mainly help devices to gather data to monitor environmental conditions and notify .

Apple Reveals How They Approach Security

Apple Reveals How They Approach Security
After all of the issues Apple has had with the FBI, it seems as if they are finally willing to give more information on their security approach. Apple recently came out with a press release discussing how the security on iOS works. Now Apple did not discuss the specifics of the battle with the FBI, but their responses gives some explanation on why they did not want provide the FBI the information they asked .

IoT World Event to Discover Latest IoT Trends in 2016

IoT World Event to Discover Latest IoT Trends in 2016
The Internet of things (IoT) is an increasingly growing concept and provides huge business opportunities for almost all industries. It is already having an impact on us. It impacts how we live and how we work. Internet services are connecting people through mobile devices and technology at a low cost. These costs are also going down, creating a perfect growth opportunity for IoT and changing the world we live in. Almost every day, there .

Does Oculus Rift Live Upto Expectations?

Does Oculus Rift Live Upto Expectations?
Virtual reality devices probably were not even been considered 10 years ago and now, we have quite a few different types of virtual reality devices. The newest being the Oculus Rift. Now this has been discussed for some time now, but it has finally been released. For those who do not know what Oculus Rift is, you put on a helmet-type device and it is like you are transported into another reality. You can .

SplunkLive Chicago Event to Learn More About IoT and Big Data Solutions

SplunkLive Chicago Event to Learn More About IoT and Big Data Solutions
Operational intelligence is as like business intelligence, but has the ability to bring real-time data streams that can provide advanced data analytics, which can help avoid machine failure. Operational intelligence is about data monitoring and analyzing so that a business knows what is happening at any time. It often provides a business dashboard view with charts and graphs and also other customized visuals based on the specific needs and goals of the businesses. There .