16. July 2016 · Comments Off on The 5 biggest markets the IoT is poised to disrupt  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Few disagree that the Internet of Things is accelerating at rapid speed. Gartner Inc. predicts there’ll be more than 25 billion connected devices in the world by 2020, generating revenues of more than $300 billion for those who catch the wave. But even with this massive amount of growth being forecast, most enterprises fail to understand the opportunity and are not invested in the IoT. Consulting firm Bain & Company Inc. believes a big reason for this is that the definition of the “Internet of Things” is still being misrepresented.To try and add some clarity to the issue, Bain & Company recently published a new report that focuses on “the major emerging battlegrounds” in the IoT that enterprises need to be aware of.

Source: The 5 biggest markets the IoT is poised to disrupt | SiliconANGLE

03. July 2016 · Comments Off on Google Home vs. Amazon Echo: AI is Coming To Your Home · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The next major, revolutionary tech device might not be far off from mass adoption, given how many big tech players are moving into the space. Now, I’m not talking about smartwatches (please), I’m talking about smart speakers that live in your home and allow you to interact with their personal digital assistant software. amazon was first in this space with the Echo coming out way back in 2014. But now Google has announced Google Home, it’s own smart speaker system. And there’s even rumors that Apple has been working on a Siri smart home speak for years (well before Amazon unveiled the echo).It’s quite possible in a few years time smart speaks in our homes could be as ubiquitous as the smartphones in our pockets. Apple’s yet-to-be-announced Siri speaker aside, how does Google’s smart speaker stack up against Amazon’s? We took a look to find out.

Source: Google Home vs. Amazon Echo: AI is Coming To Your Home | Know Your Mobile

21. June 2016 · Comments Off on How Google Home and Amazon Echo will convince people smart homes aren’t useless · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Google and Amazon’s entrance into the Internet of Things (IoT) industry will help sell the concept of a ‘smart home’, according to major tech players.The launch of smart home assistants like Google Home and Amazon Echo proves that the technology is rapidly approaching maturity, but the public has been noticeably slow to jump on board the connected bandwagon.However, Bosch, a company that has been very active in IoT, believes that these kind of products with wide consumer appeal will also benefit other manufacturers of smart home technology.

Source: How Google Home and Amazon Echo will convince people smart homes aren’t useless | IT PRO

19. June 2016 · Comments Off on Google Plans Self-Driving Car Development Center Near Detroit · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Google, following its first deal earlier this month with a major automaker on self-driving cars, plans to open a development center for the technology in the home of the U.S. auto industry.The company said Wednesday it will open a self-driving technology development center in Novi, Michigan, a city about 30 miles from downtown Detroit. Google is expanding efforts to make autonomous cars at a time startups such as Uber Technologies Inc. and Comma.ai, as well as established companies like General Motors Co. are investing in the technology.

Source: Google Plans Self-Driving Car Development Center Near Detroit – Bloomberg

17. June 2016 · Comments Off on Intel Acquires IoT, Autonomous Vehicle Specialist Itseez · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Intel has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Itseez, a specialist in computer vision algorithms and applications for embedded and specialized hardware.These types of algorithms have applications in the Internet of Things (IoT) and for autonomous vehicles, which major technology companies and global automakers have been giving increasing levels of investment.The acquisition is part of Intel’s transition from a chip company that mainly focused on PCs to one that powers cloud technologies and smart-connected computing devices.

Source: Intel Acquires IoT, Autonomous Vehicle Specialist Itseez – InformationWeek