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 …
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…
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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…
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…
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.
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…
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.
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.
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…
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…