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IoT

June 16, 2015

Controlling Robots with Web Apps

Anyone who's watched a science fiction movie knows that autonomous robots tend to run amok and annihilate mankind. So it's important that we have ways to control robots in real time, in order to keep them on their best behavior.

June 02, 2015

Amazon Dash and IoT Product Design

The Internet of Things is rapidly growing, and Amazon’s new Dash Button demonstrates how mobile IoT technology is revolutionizing day-to-day household routines.

May 21, 2015

What does the Internet of Things encompass?

The Internet of Things (IoT), which connects previously inert devices in the home or workplace to the Internet to allow users to operate and oversee them remotely, is exploding: Connected-home device shipments, alone, are projected to grow at a compound annual rate of 67% over the next five years, much faster than smartphone or tablet device growth, and hit 1.8 billion units shipped in 2019 according to BI Intelligent.

May 19, 2015

Smartphones as IoT Hubs

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a rapidly growing collection of devices that are network connected. ABI Research predicts that 30 billion devices will be connected to the Internet of Things by 2020. These are almost all siloed, sending data to dedicated servers that don’t allow the information to be shared with other services. Siloed experiences aren’t consumer-friendly because it makes managing different brands difficult, and attempts to lock them into a proprietary family of products. There is an opportunity for a central IoT hub, but who will fill that void?

May 05, 2015

Rapid Prototyping the Internet of Things: Tools for Wiring

Development for the Internet of Things is more complex than mobile app development. Here’s a summary of how it’s done.