A Smarter Planet

Jul 23

Mobile, Cloud and Data Lead Next Era of Business Transformation
Bridget van Kralingen, IBM, wired.com
The mobile revolution has transformed the way we connect, relax, navigate, enjoy our music and document our lives in photography. Yet, for the most part, the impact of all this native capability on the devices we carry hasn’t penetrated the world …

Mobile, Cloud and Data Lead Next Era of Business Transformation
Bridget van Kralingen, IBM, wired.com

The mobile revolution has transformed the way we connect, relax, navigate, enjoy our music and document our lives in photography. Yet, for the most part, the impact of all this native capability on the devices we carry hasn’t penetrated the world …

Jul 22

This British startup is building a super solar material
Ucilia Wang, gigaom.com
Two years ago, British researcher and entre­pre­neur Henry Snaith, and his team at Oxford Uni­ver­si­ty, were exper­i­ment­ing with a new class of com­pounds and dis­cov­ered some­thing rather unusu­al. Using these new com­pounds called…

This British startup is building a super solar material
Ucilia Wang, gigaom.com

Two years ago, British researcher and entre­pre­neur Henry Snaith, and his team at Oxford Uni­ver­si­ty, were exper­i­ment­ing with a new class of com­pounds and dis­cov­ered some­thing rather unusu­al. Using these new com­pounds called…

How Smartphones Have Unleashed Humanity’s Creative Potential -

Robert Capps, wired.com

Andy Gilmore Look at your smartphone. Think about the decisions you will make on it today. You may snag a dinner reservation, tell your spouse you’re running late, or craft a response to an email from your boss. But you might also decide that the…

Jul 21

Smarter Planet on the App Store on iTunesapple.com

Smarter Planet on the App Store on iTunes
apple.com

Jul 20

Google Smart Contact Lens Focuses On Healthcare Billions
Leo King, forbes.com
Google is devel­op­ing a smart con­tact lens, with phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal giant Novar­tis, to help patients man­age dia­betes – in one of a num­ber of moves focused square­ly on bil­lions of dol­lars of poten­tial rev­enue avail­able across the total…

Google Smart Contact Lens Focuses On Healthcare Billions
Leo King, forbes.com

Google is devel­op­ing a smart con­tact lens, with phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal giant Novar­tis, to help patients man­age dia­betes – in one of a num­ber of moves focused square­ly on bil­lions of dol­lars of poten­tial rev­enue avail­able across the total…

Jul 19

Nest’s Smart Home Plan Is A Hot Mesh
Adriana Lee, readwrite.com
This week, Nest and six other com­pa­nies announced their mas­ter plan to make smart homes bet­ter. The secret, they say, lies in mesh net­work­ing, which lets gad­gets talk to each other direct­ly—no cen­tral­ized hub nec­es­sary. To help the cau…

Nest’s Smart Home Plan Is A Hot Mesh
Adriana Lee, readwrite.com

This week, Nest and six other com­pa­nies announced their mas­ter plan to make smart homes bet­ter. The secret, they say, lies in mesh net­work­ing, which lets gad­gets talk to each other direct­ly—no cen­tral­ized hub nec­es­sary. To help the cau…

Jul 18

smartercities:

Using Big Data to Make Education Smarter | P4SC
Numbers have always been a core part of any education. Now with smart analytics, schools can harness the power of data to better measure and track student performance in real time. Read how that adds up to fewer dropouts at one school system that has instituted a program of prevention through prediction.

smartercities:

Using Big Data to Make Education Smarter | P4SC

Numbers have always been a core part of any education. Now with smart analytics, schools can harness the power of data to better measure and track student performance in real time. Read how that adds up to fewer dropouts at one school system that has instituted a program of prevention through prediction.

Jul 17

This Amazing Robot For The Home Is Being Sold By An MIT Professor Starting Today
Dylan Love, businessinsider.com
Explore the future of media as it inter­sects with tech­nol­o­gy and changes every­thing from how we con­sume infor­ma­tion to how we mar­ket, invest, social­ize, work, live, and play at IGNI­TION: Future Of Dig­i­tal. Reserve your seat now…

This Amazing Robot For The Home Is Being Sold By An MIT Professor Starting Today
Dylan Love, businessinsider.com

Explore the future of media as it inter­sects with tech­nol­o­gy and changes every­thing from how we con­sume infor­ma­tion to how we mar­ket, invest, social­ize, work, live, and play at IGNI­TION: Future Of Dig­i­tal. Reserve your seat now…

Jul 15

Apple and IBM Team Up to Push iOS in the Enterprise | Re/code

Apple and IBM today announced a broad partnership to help companies deploy wireless devices and business-specific applications to run on them.

The combination brings together two historical competitors — who decades ago struggled to dominate the nascent market for personal computers — on the next wave of computing in business: Mobile devices with access to complex data running in the cloud.

In an interview with Re/code at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., Apple CEO Tim Cook and IBM CEO Ginni Rometty described the tie-up as one that only the two companies could deliver.

“If you were building a puzzle they would fit nicely together with no overlap,” Cook said of the relationship. “We do not compete on anything. And when you do that you end up with something better than either of you could produce yourself.”

Calling Apple the “gold standard for consumers,” Rometty said the team-up will allow the two giants to address significant opportunities facing large businesses. “We will get to remake professions and unlock value that companies don’t yet have,” she said. “We’re addressing serious issues that before this had been inhibiting deployment of wireless in the enterprise.”

Apple and IBM Team Up to Push iOS in the Enterprise | Re/code

Apple and IBM today announced a broad partnership to help companies deploy wireless devices and business-specific applications to run on them.

The combination brings together two historical competitors — who decades ago struggled to dominate the nascent market for personal computers — on the next wave of computing in business: Mobile devices with access to complex data running in the cloud.

In an interview with Re/code at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., Apple CEO Tim Cook and IBM CEO Ginni Rometty described the tie-up as one that only the two companies could deliver.

“If you were building a puzzle they would fit nicely together with no overlap,” Cook said of the relationship. “We do not compete on anything. And when you do that you end up with something better than either of you could produce yourself.”

Calling Apple the “gold standard for consumers,” Rometty said the team-up will allow the two giants to address significant opportunities facing large businesses. “We will get to remake professions and unlock value that companies don’t yet have,” she said. “We’re addressing serious issues that before this had been inhibiting deployment of wireless in the enterprise.”

Nest, Samsung Create Low-Power Network ‘Thread’ for Smart Home Products
Samantha Murphy Kelly, mashable.com
Nest and six other man­u­fac­tur­ers includ­ing Sam­sung announced on Tues­day they are launch­ing a new wire­less net­work called Thread that will allow smart gad­gets to talk to each other as a greater part of the smart home rev­o­lu­tion.Thr…

Nest, Samsung Create Low-Power Network ‘Thread’ for Smart Home Products
Samantha Murphy Kelly, mashable.com

Nest and six other man­u­fac­tur­ers includ­ing Sam­sung announced on Tues­day they are launch­ing a new wire­less net­work called Thread that will allow smart gad­gets to talk to each other as a greater part of the smart home rev­o­lu­tion.

Thr…

Jul 09

Welcoming Home: Honda Opens Green Smart-House Plans To All
Dale Buss, forbes.com
Shades of Linux and Tesla: Honda is open­ing the plans, schemat­ics and specs for its new Honda Smart Home pro­to­type to all mem­bers of the curi­ous com­mer­cial com­mu­ni­ty and pub­lic who want to see how the place is put togeth­er and fig­ure…

Welcoming Home: Honda Opens Green Smart-House Plans To All
Dale Buss, forbes.com

Shades of Linux and Tesla: Honda is open­ing the plans, schemat­ics and specs for its new Honda Smart Home pro­to­type to all mem­bers of the curi­ous com­mer­cial com­mu­ni­ty and pub­lic who want to see how the place is put togeth­er and fig­ure…

IBM kicks off first-ever accelerator program | The Times of Israel

. On Tuesday, the international company inaugurated its first-ever technology accelerator in the world at its headquarters in Petah Tikva, next to Tel Aviv.

Called Alpha Zone, the program teams IBM’s vast resources with start-ups, helping the newcomers develop their products and market them.

IBM kicks off first-ever accelerator program | The Times of Israel

. On Tuesday, the international company inaugurated its first-ever technology accelerator in the world at its headquarters in Petah Tikva, next to Tel Aviv.

Called Alpha Zone, the program teams IBM’s vast resources with start-ups, helping the newcomers develop their products and market them.

How an iOS app and IFTTT channel could help secure your home
Ben Woods, thenextweb.com
Many­thing, a cloud-based video mon­i­tor­ing ser­vice that allows you to use old iOS devices as secu­ri­ty cam­eras around your home, has released a new ver­sion of its app today which brings new func­tion­al­i­ty and sup­port for its…

How an iOS app and IFTTT channel could help secure your home
Ben Woods, thenextweb.com

Many­thing, a cloud-based video mon­i­tor­ing ser­vice that allows you to use old iOS devices as secu­ri­ty cam­eras around your home, has released a new ver­sion of its app today which brings new func­tion­al­i­ty and sup­port for its…

Jul 07

A new Kinect for Windows is coming, and this is why you should care
By Tom Warren, theverge.com
July 15th marks a new era for Kinect hacksMicrosoft’s sec­ond Kinect for Win­dows sen­sor is arriv­ing on July 15th for $199, and it’s aim­ing to take things even fur­ther away from gam­ing. While Kinect’s early usage was boost­ed by the Xbox 3…

A new Kinect for Windows is coming, and this is why you should care
By Tom Warren, theverge.com

July 15th marks a new era for Kinect hacks

Microsoft’s sec­ond Kinect for Win­dows sen­sor is arriv­ing on July 15th for $199, and it’s aim­ing to take things even fur­ther away from gam­ing. While Kinect’s early usage was boost­ed by the Xbox 3…

To start with, the IBM IoT Cloud Beta will enable you to:

Create an Organization
Register up to 10 devices to your Organization
Securely connect your devices to the service
Have devices send events to the cloud and receive commands from the cloud
Store device events for 7 days
Create API-Keys to access your data from applications in Bluemix or elsewhere

To start with, the IBM IoT Cloud Beta will enable you to: