Who’s Winning the Internet of Things (IoT)? Each and every week we curate the best, most interesting, and informative IoT news from around the world. From wearables to smart homes to business applications, we cover it all.
The latest IoT includes a smart sensor startup, large-scale hacking, robotic farms, and more.
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IoT Winner: Smart Sensors
Internet of Things startup aims to bring IoT smart sensors to your home. Startup company, Notion has raised another round of funding in an effort to create smart homes.
Notion is working to create a home awareness system using IoT smart sensors. The sensors will monitor multiple aspects including, leaks, doors/windows opening, temperature, smoke alarms going off, structural movement, light changes, and more (see above). Learn more about Notion smart sensors >
Watch the video about smart sensors below:
MySpace was hacked, creating one of the largest data breaches in history. MySpace, the social network nobody uses anymore, was recently hacked on a massive scale.
Although the platform is no longer the social media frontrunner, MySpace still has a massive amount of user information such as emails, usernames, and passwords. A leaked source states that over 360 million accounts were obtained during the hack. Of that 360 million, 68 million had 2 passwords associated with the account. Moral of the story, if you still use your MySpace password for other logins, you should probably consider changing them.
Samsung’s startup incubator has developed 5 new IoT companies. As the Internet of Things continues to grow and advance, the need for large corporations (such as Samsung) to adapt and progress also grows. 18 employees from Samsung’s electronic department are breaking off to work full time on new companies, which will remain under the Samsung umbrella. A smart belt
18 employees from Samsung’s electronic department are breaking off to work full time on new companies, all of which will remain under the Samsung umbrella. A smart belt known as the Welt (wellness + belt) is just one of the new IoT smart device companies. See the rest of the devices that came of out of the incubator >
Random & Interesting
They’re taking our jobs! Soon robots will take over the farming industry altogether. A professor at the University of Sidney, Salah Sukkarieh, is working to remove the human element from farming. Well, sort of. Mr. Sukkarieh is developing a robot who will monitor livestock. The four-wheeled robot that will be solar and electric powered, and will roam pastures alongside livestock. During this process, the robot will monitor the animals using cameras, thermal sensors, and infrared. A computer system will then analyze data to determine how the animals are doing. Learn more about this project >
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