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10/20/2014

The Devices Making Healthcare Smarter

By Mary Ann Azevedo
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The Devices Making Healthcare Smarter

10/20/2014
By Mary Ann Azevedo

Pill bottles that can tell a caregiver when a patient’s missed a dose. Diapers that can pinpoint urinary tract infections and monitor hydration. A baby monitor that allows parents to get information on their baby’s breathing, temperature and body position from anywhere in the world.... Continue Reading

Tags: Healthcare, Internet of Everything, FOCUS, Mary Ann Azevedo, Internet of Things, Connected Health

 
10/20/2014

New Human-Machine Interfaces: Beyond Verbal Communication

By Kerry Doyle
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New Human-Machine Interfaces: Beyond Verbal Communication

10/20/2014
By Kerry Doyle

These multimodal interfaces are changing how humans and machines work together and offering unforeseen possibilities for wearable technology, voice-activated or gesture-based computing and emotions analytics. Parallel advancements in robotics, genetics, nanotechnology and machine-based deep... Continue Reading

Tags: Healthcare, Internet of Everything, FOCUS, Kerry Doyle, Internet of Things, Connected Health

 
10/13/2014

American Healthcare: The Startups are Coming

By Kristi Essick
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American Healthcare: The Startups are Coming

10/13/2014
By Kristi Essick

A new crop of healthcare startups are leveraging low-cost, ubiquitous technologies such as Internet of Everything (IoE), big data, wearables, cloud computing, and mobile apps in an attempt to disrupt the multitrillion-dollar US healthcare sector – each chipping away at one small part of the... Continue Reading

Tags: Mobility, Healthcare, Internet of Everything, Kristi Essick, Internet of Things

 
10/7/2014

Civic Hacking and the Maker Movement Create Smarter Cities

By Melissa Jun Rowley
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Civic Hacking and the Maker Movement Create Smarter Cities

10/7/2014
By Melissa Jun Rowley

There has never been a more opportune or crucial time to build great, smart, and connected cities than today. According to the United Nations Population Fund, by the year 2030 almost 5 billion people, 60 percent of the world’s population, will live in cities. This fact alone is pushing... Continue Reading

Tags: Smart Connected Communities, Melissa Jun Rowley

 
10/6/2014

Who's Building the Internet of Everything?

By Jason Deign
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Who's Building the Internet of Everything?

10/6/2014
By Jason Deign

Talk about the Internet of Everything and the mind soon starts to boggle. Gartner says 26 billion non-PC, tablet, and smartphone devices could be connected by 2020. IDATE forecasts 80 billion. Already, around 25,000 new things are connecting to the Internet every quarter of an hour,... Continue Reading

Tags: Internet of Everything, Internet of Things

 
9/30/2014

Network Trailblazer: A Conversation with Eric Allman

By Scott Gurvey
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Network Trailblazer: A Conversation with Eric Allman

9/30/2014
By Scott Gurvey

If he had known that most of the email he would receive every day would be unsolicited bulk email, he might have done things differently. Network Trailblazer Eric Allman was the author of delivermail , and its successor sendmail . Delivermail was the mail transport agent (“MTA”)... Continue Reading

Tags: Network Trailblazers, Internet of Everything, Eric Rabkin, Internet of Things

 
9/25/2014

Welcome to the Intercloud

By Jason Deign
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Welcome to the Intercloud

9/25/2014
By Jason Deign

An emerging concept called the Intercloud could help the IT industry from falling into a trap it got out of a decade ago. The Intercloud may prevent cloud-computing infrastructures from forming massive walled-garden silos by making it much easier to move workloads between clouds. The... Continue Reading

Tags: Cloud, Jason Deign, Fast IT

 
9/24/2014

Adding Security to the Internet of Everything

By Jason Deign
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Adding Security to the Internet of Everything

9/24/2014
By Jason Deign

Don’t panic just yet: but in a few years, your fridge could become a target for cybercriminals. As the number of devices in the Internet of Everything grows, so does the likelihood that connecting these devices and networking them together could increase the number and type of attack... Continue Reading

Tags: Security, Internet of Everything, Jason Deign, Internet of Things

 
9/22/2014

Europe's Cities Get Smarter on Tourism

By Joanne Taaffe
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Europe's Cities Get Smarter on Tourism

9/22/2014
By Joanne Taaffe

The "Mona Lisa" is estimated to attract 15,000 visitors on average per day. Such high traffic rates offer art-lovers little hope of solitary contemplation of the Louvre's most famous painting. The story is similar across Europe's principal museums, whether it is the Prado in... Continue Reading

Tags: Mobility, Innovation, Internet of Everything, Smart Connected Communities, Joanne Taaffe, Internet of Things

 
9/22/2014

Sensing Earthquakes and Forest Fires

By Anne Field
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Sensing Earthquakes and Forest Fires

9/22/2014
By Anne Field

Last August, 10 seconds before residents of South Napa, Cal., were awakened by an earthquake measuring 6.0; scientists at the UC-Berkeley Seismological Laboratory were warned of the impending quake. The conveyor of that information? ShakeAlert, an Internet of Everything (IoE) early warning system... Continue Reading

Tags: Mobility, Public Safety, Internet of Everything, Smart Connected Communities, FOCUS, Anne Field, Internet of Things, Smart Connected Focus

 
9/22/2014

Where Urban Innovators Go To Grow

By Amy Cortese
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Where Urban Innovators Go To Grow

9/22/2014
By Amy Cortese

On a recent evening in San Francisco’s South of Market district, seven teams of entrepreneurs took the stage to pitch their tech startups to an audience of potential investors and partners. But this wasn’t your typical Demo Day. All seven startups—participants in a two-year old... Continue Reading

Tags: Social Media, Smart Connected Communities, Amy Cortese, Smart Connected Focus

 
9/22/2014

Famed California Tunnels Combine Technology with Beauty

By Mary Gorges
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Famed California Tunnels Combine Technology with Beauty

9/22/2014
By Mary Gorges

The Devil's Slide area just south of San Francisco has seen its share of drama – quite literally. This incredibly scenic stretch of Highway 1 was featured in the 1960 movie thriller "Portrait in Black" about a couple who drives a car carrying the woman's dead husband off... Continue Reading

Tags: Internet of Everything, Smart Connected Communities, Mary Gorges

 
9/17/2014

Retrofitting Smart Cities

By Jason Deign
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Retrofitting Smart Cities

9/17/2014
By Jason Deign

Smart cities are on the rise. According to a recent study , the number of smart cities across the world is set to quadruple between 2013 and 2025. Many of these should be new city developments. India, for example, is planning to spend US$1.13 billion on 100 of them. But what of the rest?... Continue Reading

Tags: Mobility, Innovation, Internet of Everything, Smart Connected Communities, Jason Deign, Internet of Things, Smart Connected Focus

 
9/15/2014

The Power of Mobile Apps and Analytics in Times of Crisis

By Melissa Jun Rowley
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The Power of Mobile Apps and Analytics in Times of Crisis

9/15/2014
By Melissa Jun Rowley

During times of crisis, such as violent conflicts and natural disasters, cities, buildings, and homes aren’t the only things that get torn apart. It’s more common than not for family members to go missing in action during such devastation. In the wake of chaos, emergency evacuations... Continue Reading

Tags: Mobility, Innovation, Collaboration, Melissa Jun Rowley

 
9/9/2014

How NASA is helping to build a "Highway in the Sky"

By Mary Gorges
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How NASA is helping to build a "Highway in the Sky"

9/9/2014
By Mary Gorges

Just like there’s traffic control for cars, we need it for drones (or UASs) but starting at 1,200 feet above the ground. NASA is leading an effort called the UTM (or Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Traffic Management System) to do just this. NASA’s Dr. Parimal Kopardekar explains.... Continue Reading

Tags: Cloud

 
9/9/2014

Forget Selfies. You Can Now Be ‘Droned'

By Mary Gorges
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Forget Selfies. You Can Now Be ‘Droned'

9/9/2014
By Mary Gorges

While we hear a lot about drones carrying missiles for the military – or even packages some day for Amazon – the other real payload is often cameras and sensors. Drones from all over the world are being tested in Alaska's interior, and are carrying up everything from a simple consumer camera... Continue Reading

Tags: Internet of Everything

 
9/3/2014

Mobile and Social Shifts Grow Sharing Opportunity

By Sue Tabbitt
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Mobile and Social Shifts Grow Sharing Opportunity

9/3/2014
By Sue Tabbitt

Over the last few years, consumerism has taken a hit as a new Sharing Economy has blossomed. Definitions of this vary. In its broadest form, it’s where members of the public harness the wide reach of the Internet to borrow, swap and recycle things, buy and sell second-hand goods, or trade... Continue Reading

Tags: Social Media, Mobility, Collaboration, Sue Tabbitt

 
8/19/2014

Oakland's Industrial Legacy Spawns a New Generation of Makers

By Amy Cortese
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Oakland's Industrial Legacy Spawns a New Generation of Makers

8/19/2014
By Amy Cortese

Silicon Valley may be #1 for mobile apps and big data, but across the bay, Oakland has become a mecca for the maker movement and big art. Building on the city’s rich legacy of shipbuilding and industrial infrastructure, as well as its affordable real estate, Oakland has attracted a... Continue Reading

Tags: Innovation, Amy Cortese

 
8/18/2014

How a Hotel Chain Led Green Buildings in India

By Prasanto Kumar Roy
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How a Hotel Chain Led Green Buildings in India

8/18/2014
By Prasanto Kumar Roy

When Hillary Clinton landed in New Delhi in 2009, she drove from the airport to ITC Green Center, a building in the satellite town of Gurgaon. That building, which she called “a monument to the future”, is the headquarters of the hotels division of Kolkata-based conglomerate ITC.... Continue Reading

Tags: Innovation, India, Smart Connected Communities, FOCUS, Connected Travel, Prasanto Kumar Roy

 
8/18/2014

Travel by Numbers

By Sue Tabbitt
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Travel by Numbers

8/18/2014
By Sue Tabbitt

The travel industry is currently alight with technology activity – particularly in the area of mobile apps, and even more so where these intersect with consumers' shown preferences and social commentary. It reflects a shift in the way people choose and report back on holidays, which has... Continue Reading

Tags: Social Media, Mobility, Innovation, FOCUS, Connected Travel