Who’s Winning the Internet of Things (IoT) this week, 8/22/2016 – 8/29/2016? From connected jackets, connected liquor bottles, and an improved drone, a lot of IoT companies are advancing rapidly.
The Internet of Things is a quickly growing concept and industry. The goal of connecting everyday objects to the internet is proving to be possible in many different industries. Whether or not the objects should be connected is an entirely different discussion and one that is up to you.
Connected jacket will warm you up when you get cold. A connected jacket recently won a wearables competition in the United Kingdom. Smart fabric startup The Crated now has the additional support needed to develop their heat garment prototype. Keep reading wearable contest winner >
Self-driving taxi service, nuTonomy has started public testing in Singapore. The company, which came from MIT, will begin the trial in a 2.5 square mile radius in the downtown area. The race to self-driving ride share or taxi services seems to be on between companies like nuTonomy and Uber. Uber has recently partnered with Volvo to begin their own testing in Pittsburgh. Read more about nuTonomy >
St. Jude implanted medical devices prove to have security vulnerabilities. A team of hackers discovered some security concerns with the company’s pacemakers and defibrillators. Instead of going directly to the device manufacturer, the hackers partnered with an investment firm in order to short the stock and ultimately (hopefully) profit. Keep reading about the security findings and stock short >
7 cool smart city innovations. This is a great article with great information and cool illustrations. The 7 innovations are as follows, bus stops, vehicles, waste, parking, bicycles, footfall, and water levels. Keep reading about the 7 smart city innovations >
Intel and AT&T partner to launch an IoT platform. Because so many devices are being connected to networks every single day, the need for increased performance is key. The Intel and AT&T partnership is instrumental in giving the companies and headstart in supporting networking technologies as well as products for peripheral devices and data centers. Keep reading about the IoT platform >
Parrot’s new fixed wing drone. This thing looks awesome! The new drone will cost $1299 and be able to travel 50 miles an hour with 45 minute flight times. It even comes with a headset which will allow the operator to see the flight as if they were on board. Read more about the new parrot drone >
Proxy raised 1.6 million to assist in Internet of Things effort. The company has developed an app that turns smartphones, something a lot of people already carry day and night in the U.S., into a kind of beacon. Keep reading about Proxy and the investment >
Random and Interesting IoT
Malibu Rum now comes in connected bottles. As they say, in the world of the IoT, anything that can be connected will be connected. This seems to be the case with the connected bottle. The initial rollout will include 40,000 near field communication-enabled bottles. Read more about the connected bottle >
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