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Internet of Things Infographic

A new infographic, and introduction to IoT, is one of the best we’ve seen – over on

In a nutshell, internet of things aims at achieving an advanced level of connectivity of systems, devices and services beyond the existing machine-to-machine connectivity and communication

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Why it Matters That the Internet of Things Appeals to Parents

Why the Internet of Things Appeals to Parents

The Internet of Things is set to impact many aspects of our daily lives, and it seems parenting is one area that could benefit…

For modern-day parents, rescue is arriving in the form of the internet of things (IoT), which is bringing useful solutions to the daily work of raising a child. From smart baby monitors to health tracking devices and in-home digital assistants that can field questions and conduct online research while both of your hands are busy changing a diaper, IoT is already reinventing how parents juggle their responsibilities.

Read the full article on Skyword

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The Internet of Things wants to link all facets of our world

For those still unversed in the wonders of the Internet of Things this article over on the Science News for Students website is a great introduction and background to the subject.

The Internet of Things is the idea that ordinary objects can be turned into “smart” objects that measure and interact with their environments. A smart refrigerator keeps track of what’s inside. A smart lightbulb turns itself off when not in use. A smart toilet flushes itself and texts a user if it springs a leak or is about to overflow. These devices might communicate with users through their smartphones or home computer networks.

Read the full article on Science News for Students

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British police and courts get ‘clued up’ about the Internet of Things

As more and more home devices are being connected to the Internet, detectives on both sides of the Atlantic are beginning to take advantage of the clues these IoT gadgets can sometimes provide.

It may sound like something from a science fiction movie, but evidence provided by household devices could soon be proving crucial to detectives working on criminal cases

Read the full article on Information Age

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CES 2017

As the annual International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) draws to a close in Las Vegas, the BBC technology site is one of the best sources of reviews and insights into this year’s innovations…

CES provides a first glimpse at the future. Pretty much all of the tech giants attend the vast Vegas expo – either to unveil new products or to clinch deals behind the scene.

Read the full article on BBC News

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Five internet of things devices that really shouldn’t exist

kinsa smart thermometer

With manufacturers racing to connect every conceivable product to the Internet, our lives are being filled with gadgets that we neither need nor want. Matthew Reynolds at Wired gives us a roundup of some of the most ridiculous…

From smart toasters to connected rectal thermometers – nothing is safe from the march of the internet of things. Here’s our roundup of some of the strangest connected devices out there.

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The 10 Coolest IoT Products Of 2016

coolest iot products of 2016

From the Amazon AWS IoT Button to Google’s Android Things, CRN reveals the coolest Internet of Things products from 2016…

The last 12 months saw an array of cool new Internet of Things products in the consumer, enterprise and industrial segments. Here are the 10 coolest IoT products of the year.

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Amazon Alexa in hot-tub murder case

Amazon Echo

In a first of its kind investigation, it has recently been revealed that Amazon was served with a search warrant in a murder case in November 2015. Detectives wanted to learn what an Amazon Echo device in the home of the victim had potentially heard during the crime.

Investigators in the Victor Collins case argue that since an Amazon Echo is always listening, the device found on the home’s kitchen counter may have picked up conversations that could be crucial to cracking the case.

Read the full article on The Indian Express

See also: ‘Amazon Alexa search warrant in hot-tub murder case’ on GeekWire

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Project Brillo is rebranded as Android Things

Project Brillo rebranded Android Things

Google has announced changes to its Internet of Things platform. They have recently launched a developer preview of Android Things, which is an updated and rebranded version of their Brillo IoT operating system which was unveiled in 2015.

Google has released a preview of the software, a bare-bones version of Android for connected light bulbs and door locks. It also announced plans for creating a simpler protocol for linking those devices to the cloud.

Read the full article on Electronic Design

See also: “10 Things to know about Android Things” on

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10 giant steps for the Internet of Things in 2016

10 giant steps for the Internet of Things in 2016

Rather than attempting to predict the trends in IoT for 2017, Scott Nelson at CIO looks back at 2016 to see what we’ve learned from events in the last year…

Looking back at events and developments in the Internet of Things in 2016 we find 10 “giant steps” forward in the development of the ecosystem and business experience using the IoT to create value. We have new insights from the mistakes of some and new opportunities revealed by the actions of others.

Read the full article on CIO