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NEXT Biometrics and IOTA Partner to Bring Trust to Internet of Everything

NEXT Biometrics and IOTA Partner to Bring Trust to Internet of Everything

“The integration of IOTA into NEXT Biometrics sensors is a key step to build solutions that enable safe, effective user identification at the device level. Together these solutions will provide digital trust as we move towards the Internet of Everything.” – Holger Köther, Director of Partnerships, IOTA Foundation NEXT Biometrics is getting more involved in the…

Sansa Security Named Cool Vendor in IoT

Sansa Security Named Cool Vendor in IoT

Sansa Security has won a cool new distinction in the world of the Internet of Things. The company was just named a Cool Vendor in Gartner’s new Cool Vendors in the Internet of Things, 2015 report. The distinction means that Sansa is a vendor in the IoT market pursuing innovative approaches to the IoT that…

IoT Device Compiles Shopping List by Dictation, Barcode Scanner

IoT Device Compiles Shopping List by Dictation, Barcode Scanner

US supermarket chain Coles is pilot-testing a new device meant to streamline the shopping process via digital shopping lists, according to a Computerworld article by Rohan Pearce. Called Hiku, the small, nearly circular handheld device is apparently designed to be part of the emerging smart home network. Sporting WiFi connectivity, Hiku is used to add…

Twitter IoT Integration Could Make User the Medium for Things

Twitter IoT Integration Could Make User the Medium for Things

Twitter could play an important role in the Internet of Things, writes Michael Wolf in an article for Forbes. Wolf believes the social media platform could offer a transformative social aspect to IoT connectivity. Wolf notes that a growing number of connected machines are already using the Twitter API to interact with users, as in…

IoT Could Improve Lives of the Elderly

IoT Could Improve Lives of the Elderly

The Internet of Things could offer dramatic improvements to the lifestyles of retirees, according to an article by Joseph Coughlin for The Wall Street Journal. Coughlin essentially argues that the growing array of connected devices will help to monitor and safeguard the elderly as they struggle with diminishing physical and mental capabilities. Coughlin offers several plausible…

IoT Will Drive Huge Datacenter Growth: Report

IoT Will Drive Huge Datacenter Growth: Report

IT market research firm International Data Corporation has released a new report predicting major investment in datacenters to support expansion of the Internet of Things. The report, entitled “Impact of Internet of Things on Datacenter Demand and Operations”, suggests that between 2014 and 2019, the datacenter capacity used by the IoT will increase by 750 percent.…

RE.WORK Summit to Focus on Internet of Things

RE.WORK Summit to Focus on Internet of Things

RE.WORK has organized an Internet of Things Summit to convene in Boston. The event will take place at the Hyatt Regency Boston from May 28 – 29. In a press release, RE.WORK asserted that the IoT is not some far-off future technological landscape, but is instead “already here in the sensors, devices, data and cloud…

Ten New Members Join AllSeen IoT Alliance

Ten New Members Join AllSeen IoT Alliance

Ten new members have joined the AllSeen Alliance, a group dedicated to a common, open source platform for the Internet of Things (Though the group calls it the Internet of Everything). The new members are a diverse crew, including a major US-based telecommunications company (CenturyLink), a nonprofit advocating for ICT standardization (TTA), and a smart home…

News Roundup: Wearable Fever

News Roundup: Wearable Fever

This past week at Mobile ID World wearables were the name of the game as iPhone owners counted down to the impending Apple Watch street date. Mobile commerce made the news too, while the week was rounded out by smartphone updates and Internet of Things headlines. Wearables With the Apple Watch scheduled to start adorning…

Amazon Steps Into Smart Home Market

Amazon Steps Into Smart Home Market

Amazon has unveiled two new services that appear to be the tip of the iceberg with respect to the company’s emerging Internet of Things strategy, according to a Fortune article by Stacey Higginbotham. The first is the company’s new Dash Buttons, which are essentially little WiFi-connected buttons that can be used to conveniently and immediately…

IBM Announces $3 Billion for IoT

IBM Announces $3 Billion for IoT

IBM has announced that it’s going to invest $3 billion over the next four years into the Internet of Things. The computing giant will use the money create its own IoT unit, and will build what it calls “a cloud-based open platform designed to help clients and ecosystem partners build IoT solutions.” It’s a massive investment…

IoT: The Internet of Change

IoT: The Internet of Change

How The Internet of Things Is Changing The Identity Conversation The conversation around identity is changing quickly in terms of mobility thanks to the rising interest in the Internet of Things and connectivity in general. So far, 2015 has been host to a number of big announcements and major presentations at global technology events that have…