04. August 2015 · Comments Off on Internet Of Things: IoT Tech Landscape And Rankings · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

What tech defines the Internet of Things (IoT) and who are the major IoT tech players? These are the topics of countless articles and images attempting to qualitatively define and illustrate the IoT phenomenon. One of the most important aspects of any tech analysis is analyzing which players have quantifiably demonstrated their tech leadership in the relevant technological fields. From an asset analysis perspective, the most commonly-used indicia of tech leadership has historically been, and remains, patent portfolio analytics.

Source: Internet Of Things: IoT Tech Landscape And Rankings – New Report – Forbes

23. July 2015 · Comments Off on Automobile manufacturers form cybersecurity information sharing hub  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

An alliance of twelve automakers including Ford and General Motors said it will create a center for sharing information and analysis to help make cars more secure.Today’s automobiles now come loaded with software and sensors that can help drivers navigate the roads more safely and even do away with the need to have human drivers at all.

Source: Automobile manufacturers form cybersecurity information sharing hub – Fortune

16. July 2015 · Comments Off on IoT’s harbinger is an Echo  · Categories: News · Tags: , ,

I just bought an Amazon Echo ($179) and I must say this is the first time I have felt as though the Internet of Things (IoT) has begun to realize its promise in a way that the general public can understand. It’s not perfect, but it has all the earmarks of what the IoT will one day be. And it will grow.Echo is a voice-activated IoT device that performs a variety of functions, including playing music, answering questions (using voice synthesis) based on Internet searches, and serving as a hub for the control of home automation IoT devices on your WLAN. You speak to it, using the attention word “Alexa” (or “Amazon,” your choice) and (relatively) natural language to begin your command or ask a question. The device itself simply performs speech-to-text conversion, sending the text to a cloud server for analysis and response determination. Its response comes in the form of synthesized speech. The recent user review below provides an excellent series of examples of what Echo can (and sometimes cannot) do.

Source: IoT’s harbinger is an Echo | EDN

15. July 2015 · Comments Off on IoT’s harbinger is an Echo · Categories: News · Tags: , ,

I just bought an Amazon Echo ($179) and I must say this is the first time I have felt as though the Internet of Things (IoT) has begun to realize its promise in a way that the general public can understand. It’s not perfect, but it has all the earmarks of what the IoT will one day be. And it will grow.Echo is a voice-activated IoT device that performs a variety of functions, including playing music, answering questions (using voice synthesis) based on Internet searches, and serving as a hub for the control of home automation IoT devices on your WLAN. You speak to it, using the attention word “Alexa” (or “Amazon,” your choice) and (relatively) natural language to begin your command or ask a question. The device itself simply performs speech-to-text conversion, sending the text to a cloud server for analysis and response determination. Its response comes in the form of synthesized speech. The recent user review below provides an excellent series of examples of what Echo can (and sometimes cannot) do.

Source: IoT’s harbinger is an Echo | EDN

23. June 2015 · Comments Off on Most intelligent community? Find out why Columbus, Ohio is this year’s choice · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

Every year since 1999, the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) think-tank announces which world city it deems most intelligent after a year-long evaluation that includes a quantitative analysis of extensive data, site inspections by the Intelligent Community Forum and votes from an international jury made up of experts from around the world.

Source: Smart Cities Council | Most intelligent community? Find out why Columbus, Ohio is this year’s choice