While security is a hot topic for the architects of IoT devices and applications, good IoT infrastructure planning shouldn’t stop there, and should also include best practices for IoT interconnection at the digital edge.
The annual Consumer Electronics Show that wrapped up in Las Vegas last week is widely known by its initials, CES, but Time.com suggests the 2017 version could easily have been known as “The IoT Show.” Why? “Just about any product shown will have some form of connectivity.”
“Sleep should be regarded as important as exercise and diet,” said Amy Bender, a University of Calgary researcher who helped the Canadian women’s eight crew team improve sleep and maximize performance in the run-up to this month’s summer games in Rio de Janeiro.
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Big data’s potential has been a big story for some time now, as the things in the Internet of Things multiply by the billions, and all those connected sensors stream out huge amounts of data. This is information we never thought we could capture, unleashing insights we didn’t know we could uncover.
In our “Things in the Internet of Things” series, we try to make the IoT less about what’s possible tomorrow and more about what’s happening today. And since everyone enjoys being healthy, we thought we’d look at some things in the IoT that aim to keep us that way.
Virtual reality products are dominating the exhibition at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The term “virtual reality” has been kicked around the industry for years, but until now we’ve never had the processing power, camera technology or connectivity to enable true virtual reality (VR) solutions. And for that reason, there is palpable excitement buzzing through the crowds gathered around the new VR products at the show.
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Here’s a look at some of football’s new tech. Some of it will be available on the field in Santa Clara on Super Bowl Sunday, some of it won’t. But it’s all pretty cool.
Fitbit’s success also signals a paradigm shift in how people interact with the digital world. Fitbit’s calorie-counting, workout-tracking users are similar to people everywhere who now customize their online experiences and tailor them to meet their changing needs. Companies must start thinking about incorporating these evolving user requirements into their strategies, because those that don’t will struggle.
A single mobile payment transaction requires an unprecedented amount of interaction between distinctly different ecosystems. These interactions must be fast AND secure, requiring direct, high-performance, private interconnections among the various players.
It’s imperative for companies to prepare for this massive increase in traffic now, before it’s a crisis.