Category Archives: IoT, Internet of things, smart connected devices, IoT analytics

Programmable Self-Assembly in a Thousand-Robot Swarm

This video covers some interesting project done at Harvard University recently: “Form a sea star shape,” directs a computer scientist, sending the command to 1,024 little bots simultaneously via an infrared light. The robots begin to blink at one another and … Continue reading

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The Hierarchy of IoT “Thing” Needs

Below is the Hierarchy of IoT “Thing” Needs.  It’s sort of an outlook on IoT from IoT’s point of view.  The absolute necessities (and things that need to be taken care of first) are at the bottom.  The ultimate goals, … Continue reading

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Enterprise View of the Internet of Things

This is an interesting way to summarize the main building elements of enterprise IoT: One thing that is implied in this diagram through phrases such as “connected workplace,” “business process monitoring, control, & optimization,” etc., is that humans are still … Continue reading

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High Tech Humor Week

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High Tech Humor Week

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Personal Privacy in the Age of IoT

The Internet of Things is all about data, which is needed to make all the decisions and to deliver services to the customers.  But, if you are not careful, this data collection can really backfire – and this is just … Continue reading

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The (True) First Smart Watch

The Casio Databank CD-40 debuted in 1984. It was one of the first digital watches created in the 1980s that allowed the user to store information, following a Pulsar model released in 1982.  It probably is the first real smartwatch. According to Wikipedia, … Continue reading

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