Synapse’s system is like a real-time monitor, reminding people to wash their hands. A Huntsville, Ala.-based sensor-network company called Synapse Wireless is moving from the machine-to-machine world into cloud platforms and big data. Here’s how it did it and how it thinks its work could actually end up saving lives.
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The real opportunity is building pan-device business services. The Internet of Things is exploding, but the big money will not come from Internet nor the Things. Instead, the big money will derive from business services that pull data from those IoT networks.
Thanks to the disruption that the Internet, mobile phones, and social media are all bringing to the shopping experience retail is at a reset moment. It means the entire supply chain — retailers, suppliers, and third-party logistics providers (3PLs) — has to become more efficient, competitive, and knowledgeable to be able attract and keep customers. […]
According to a new study, Twitter’s data-gathering ways can be used to predict big. potentially world-shaking events. Nathan Kallus, a PhD student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, analyzed thousands of tweets associated with the 2013 coup in Egypt, and claims that the social unrest associated with it was, in fact, predictable ahead of time.
Smart plug Smart plugs may be the trojan horse that will bring the internet of things and the smart home to mainstream consumers. But is there enough value in connecting a lamp or a coffee maker to make smart outlets an entry point to the internet of things for mainstream consumers?
Bitcoin will start its transformation from a mere currency into an entire open-source. Bitcoin’s valuation didn’t just skyrocket in 2013, but its infrastructure, services, and adoption exploded as well, culminating in recent announcements that major online retailer Overstock.com and NBA team the Sacramento Kings would accept the digital currency as payment.
We saw such a change in web design over the last couple of years that it is unbelievable to anticipate what could possibly the next hot things. What trends will flourish this year and which ones will fade off? This year the design scene will be very interesting to watch as there will be a […]
Like the Cloud in 2012, the Internet of Things is about to come on strong. Google bought Nest for an incredible amount of money a few weeks ago. Do you know what Nest is or what they do? More specifically, do you have any idea what Nest is trying to do or what platform they […]
The Internet affects the economy differently than the new businesses of the past did. John Doerr, a venture capitalist, predicted in the 1990′s that the Internet would lead to the “the largest legal creation of wealth in the history of the planet.” The Internet has created a tremendous amount of personal wealth. Just look at the […]
In the cryptocurrency world, Bitcoin (and Litecoin) garner the most attention, but there are now 83 (and counting) virtual currencies to store your wealth in. Bitcoin’s market cap is over $10 billionis and is by far the highest but we wonder whether the miasma of mimiccers – from Unobtainium to the ironically-named StableCoin and from ‘Philospher Stones’ […]