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IoT Storage: Considerations and Recommendations

IoT Storage: Considerations and Recommendations

The first thing that increasingly comes to mind of an IT professional for Internet of Things (IoT) is—a lot of data. For medium and large organizations, on the other hand, IoT is about the potential business outcomes. The reason is simple; more connectivity of devices to the internet will enable the business operation for greater intelligence and bolstered efficiency and …

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Google’s Plan for the Post-Typing World

Google’s Plan for the Post-Typing World

Google wants to make it easier to navigate the world, just by pointing your smartphone at an object. Google makes money by showing people ads after they type in search queries. But who will take the time to type when they can find an answer simply by pointing a smartphone or asking a question to a voice assistant? Google is …

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Cera is building an AI for social care decision support

Cera is building an AI for social care decision support

Can AI overhaul the social care system? That’s the pitch underpinning UK home care provider Cera ‘s plans. The startup has today taken the tiniest baby steps to launch an AI chatbot that it hopes will, at an unspecified point in future, be able to assist carers with recommendations for home care of people with conditions such as dementia. And …

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Alexa can control your dumb AC unit using Ambi’s smart hub

Alexa can control your dumb AC unit using Ambi's smart hub

Some of you may recall that back in October 2014, Hong Kong startup Ambi Labs unveiled its Ambi Climate as a gateway between your smartphone and your dumb air conditioner at home. But it isn’t just about replacing your infrared remote control; what makes Ambi Climate unique is its machine learning capability, so that over time it learns your comfort …

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Pinterest launches that ‘Shazam for food’ feature from HBO’s Silicon Valley

Pinterest launches that ‘Shazam for food’ feature from HBO’s Silicon Valley

In a peculiar case of life imitating art imitating life, Pinterest has announced a new recipe-finding feature that makes use of computer vision to tell you about a dish when you point your smartphone camera at it. The company is billing the feature as a way to perform real-time “dish recognition,” which allows Pinterest to then recommend users new recipes …

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IoT takes control of colleges

IoT takes control of colleges

Vast network of devices can save energy and boost convenience, but security concerns persist Kelly Walsh is CIO of The College of Westchester in New York. The internet of things—known in acronym-speak as IoT—seems to be popping up everywhere. Everything is getting connected. Thermostats, fitness bands, voice-controlled assistants, remotely controlled webcams, smartphones, washing machines, autonomous vehicles—the list goes on and …

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Netshield introduces cost-effective WIFI IOT Multi Sensor devices that can be installed in minutes

Netshield introduces cost-effective WIFI IOT Multi Sensor devices that can be installed in minutes

Inus Dreckmeyr, CEO of Netshield South Africa. Customers looking to dramatically simplify the installation process of IOT (Internet of things) sensors, can now take advantage of Netshield, a WestconGroup company’s WIFI IOT Multi Sensor and IO modules. These devices are the perfect accompaniment to IOT environments where power and cost may be an issue, enabling customers to monitor the environmental …

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How the Cloud and Artificial Intelligence Will Change Your Life

How the Cloud and Artificial Intelligence Will Change Your Life

At Microsoft’s Build conference in Seattle last week — its annual seminar/dog-and-pony-show for software developers, similar to Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference — one thing became abundantly clear: the Apple vs. Microsoft war is over. Microsoft won. Well, so did Apple . Now that you mention it, Google won, too. Okay, it’s complicated. The reason it’s so complicated is because the …

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2018 Audi SQ5 first drive

2018 Audi SQ5 first drive

Audi’s Q5 is a premium B-segment crossover, occupying a sizable chunk of real estate in the epicenter of the automotive market. To broaden its SUV’s appeal, Audi introduced a high-powered version in 2013: the SQ5. Sharper styling and improved performance brought younger, predominately male consumers into the fold. With the Q5 now in its second generation, Audi has overhauled the …

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