Emerging Technologies

The Physical World Is Becoming a Type of Information System

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From McKinsey’s Internet of Things and the Future of Manufacturing In what’s called the Internet of Things,1 the physical world is becoming a type of information system—through sensors and actuators embedded in physical objects and linked through wired and wireless networks via the Internet Protocol. In manufacturing, the potential for cyber-physical systems to improve productivity […]

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IOT: Odroid, Electromagnetic Harvester, Runkeeper, HealthyCircles, Nike FuelBand, Fitbit

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  The ODROID-U2: Smallest, ultra-compact 1.7GHz Quad Core development board ODROID-U2 on the left… Hardkernel’s corporate card on the right? (via Hardkernel) Hardkernel Co, the open-source hardware company from Korea, has achieved quite a bit of success over the years with the release of several of the world’s first Android, ARM-powered development boards. Their latest […]

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Internet of Things – Hydra Project

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Internet of Things (IOT) is one of the emerging technology trends. Some indications of useful applications of IOT are given by the Hydra project team. With Hydra, all manner of devices such as electricity meters, TV sets, refrigerators, stereos as well as heating and lighting systems, can be networked without having to know what goes […]

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Internet of Things

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About 3 or 4 years ago, I cam across an Intel presentation on the web,  which predicted the spread of internet of things. Today,  I came across a fascinating  document that describes an European Initiative for Internet of Things. One major next step in this development is to progressively evolve from a network of interconnected […]