crowdcurator:

Blink
Blink is simply too good to be true. And while it’s not unusual for a crowd funded product to make enormous claims and under deliver, Blink earns a feature just because we want so desperately for it to deliver on what it promises.
Blink is a wireless home security system that has some serious appeal to it. It will ultimately provide live HD video streaming, temperature sensors, night vision, motion detection and more, and all without a monthly fee. But it’s the supposed 1 year battery life that’s raising the most eye brows in the comments section.
No firm answers on Nest or HomeKit support, but the creators talk of IFTTT integration after launch.
Back on Kickstarter

crowdcurator:

Blink

Blink is simply too good to be true. And while it’s not unusual for a crowd funded product to make enormous claims and under deliver, Blink earns a feature just because we want so desperately for it to deliver on what it promises.

Blink is a wireless home security system that has some serious appeal to it. It will ultimately provide live HD video streaming, temperature sensors, night vision, motion detection and more, and all without a monthly fee. But it’s the supposed 1 year battery life that’s raising the most eye brows in the comments section.

No firm answers on Nest or HomeKit support, but the creators talk of IFTTT integration after launch.

Back on Kickstarter

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:

  • 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
smartercities:

These Smart Umbrellas Measure Rainfall Data For Meteorologists (And Send It Back To The Cloud) | FastCompany
A team of Dutch scientists wants to use the crowd instead, by turning umbrellas into mini weather-monitoring stations. Every time it rains, smart umbrellas would use sensors to detect falling drops, and then use Bluetooth to send a report to a smartphone app. As people walk around with umbrellas throughout a city during a storm, each app would send in data to a central system where meteorologists could use it to come up with better predictions.

smartercities:

These Smart Umbrellas Measure Rainfall Data For Meteorologists (And Send It Back To The Cloud) | FastCompany

A team of Dutch scientists wants to use the crowd instead, by turning umbrellas into mini weather-monitoring stations. Every time it rains, smart umbrellas would use sensors to detect falling drops, and then use Bluetooth to send a report to a smartphone app. As people walk around with umbrellas throughout a city during a storm, each app would send in data to a central system where meteorologists could use it to come up with better predictions.

smartercities:

This Is What It’s Like to Drive on a Glow-in-the-Dark Highway | The Atlantic

In the Dutch city of Oss, 60 miles southeast of Amsterdam, there’s a highway named N329. During the day, N329 is a stretch of road like so many others around the world—paved, painted, studded with signs. At night, however, N329—a 500-meter stretch of it, anyway—transforms. Its markings glow in the dark. 

IBM to start crunching connected car data for Peugeot — GigaOM


IBM is putting its data analytics to work on information collected from Peugeot’s in-car sensors, ostensibly combining it with data from traffic infrastructure and smartphones to create better car apps and more network-aware vehicles.

IBM to start crunching connected car data for Peugeot — GigaOM


IBM is putting its data analytics to work on information collected from Peugeot’s in-car sensors, ostensibly combining it with data from traffic infrastructure and smartphones to create better car apps and more network-aware vehicles.

Relayr’s innovative WunderBar for the Internet of Things and App Development.
European startup relayr, founded in January last year and currently based at the StartupBootcamp accelerator, has kicked off a crowdfunding campaign for a hardware kit for developers aimed at making it easier for them to experiment with building apps for the long-promised Internet of Things. (via TechCrunch)

Relayr’s innovative WunderBar for the Internet of Things and App Development.

European startup relayr, founded in January last year and currently based at the StartupBootcamp accelerator, has kicked off a crowdfunding campaign for a hardware kit for developers aimed at making it easier for them to experiment with building apps for the long-promised Internet of Things. (via TechCrunch)

(via techspotlight)

Smart Contact Lens for Diabetics

By now, we’re all familiar with the idea of wearable health trackers. But we’re used to seeing them on our wrists. If Google gets its way, the next batch of wearables may be worn in your eyes.
The company’s experimental wing, Google[x], announced on Thursday its plan to test a prototype of a smart contact lens that would monitor the sugar levels of diabetes patients, possibly alerting them when glucose levels become dangerously high or low.
Google is making a smart contact lens

Smart Contact Lens for Diabetics

By now, we’re all familiar with the idea of wearable health trackers. But we’re used to seeing them on our wrists. If Google gets its way, the next batch of wearables may be worn in your eyes.

The company’s experimental wing, Google[x], announced on Thursday its plan to test a prototype of a smart contact lens that would monitor the sugar levels of diabetes patients, possibly alerting them when glucose levels become dangerously high or low.

Google is making a smart contact lens

Smart letterbox notifies users when they’ve got mail
When it comes to digital technology, its common to name platforms after the real-world things they aim to virtually replicate — online messages arrive in an inbox. But today’s digital inboxes have become something much more than their physical counterparts, offering greater functionality. Aiming to redress the balance, Mr. Postman is a solar-powered mailbox that offers notifications, package tracking and smart security features. READ MORE…

Smart letterbox notifies users when they’ve got mail

When it comes to digital technology, its common to name platforms after the real-world things they aim to virtually replicate — online messages arrive in an inbox. But today’s digital inboxes have become something much more than their physical counterparts, offering greater functionality. Aiming to redress the balance, Mr. Postman is a solar-powered mailbox that offers notifications, package tracking and smart security features. READ MORE…

More wearables/connected devices and quantified-self launches at CES:
Socks with sensors that improve your running (from Sensoria)
A connected/smart bed that improves your sleep (from Sleep Number)
Two more fitness trackers/wearables/smart watches hybrids (from Atlas and Scosche)

More wearables/connected devices and quantified-self launches at CES:

  • Socks with sensors that improve your running (from Sensoria)
  • A connected/smart bed that improves your sleep (from Sleep Number)
  • Two more fitness trackers/wearables/smart watches hybrids (from Atlas and Scosche)

(via analyticisms)