13 octobre 2014

IKEA Motivational Mirror Provides Reflection, Morale Boost !

The Swedish furniture retailer uses a talking mirror to make customers feel better about themselves.   It’s no secret that a compliment can be a real self-esteem booster and an instant pick-me-up on a bad day. Receiving one unsolicited, however, is a rare occurrence in this day and age, especially when the media is geared to lower self-esteem. Swedish furniture company IKEA has decided to try and remedy this by giving out some compliments of its own. The Motivational Mirror is a new installation in one of IKEA’s London... [Lire la suite]
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06 octobre 2014

The Beginner's Guide To The Internet Of things

What does ‘the internet of things’ mean, anyway? It is a term that I’ve heard periodically over the past few years but explored little and never wrote about here, as it doesn’t specifically refer to education and there are so many other (specifically) relevant things to share and talk about. The short explanation is that the Internet of Things refers to the interconnectedness of devices of all types – especially ‘smart’ devices that can react, anticipate, and adapt as necessary. In short, this interconnectedness and advancing... [Lire la suite]
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30 septembre 2014

Intel, Mitsubishi Electric to develop factory automation systems using IoT

Intel on Tuesday announced that it is working with Mitsubishi Electric to advance factory automation (FA) systems utilizing Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity and big data analytics.  The companies are targeting product availability in 2015. Following a pilot at Intel’s manufacturing facility in Malaysia, demonstrating the benefits of IoT, Intel realized $9 million in savings through cost avoidance and improved decision making. Intel a annoncé mardi qu'il travaille en collaboration avec Mitsubishi Electric pour faire avancer... [Lire la suite]
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30 septembre 2014

World's First 3D Printed Car Took Years to Design, But Only 44 hours to print

One day, in the not-too-distant future, you’ll be able to walk into a car dealership, choose a design — including the number of seats — and have a 3D printed car by the end of the day.  This is Jay Rogers’ vision. Rogers is the CEO of Local Motors, the company that just built the world's first 3D printed car known as the Strati. The electric, pint-sized two-seater was officially unveiled last week at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago, Illinois. Un jour, dans un avenir proche,  vous serez... [Lire la suite]
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24 septembre 2014

Introducing the wearable camera taht flies off your wrist when you want to take a photo !

The Nixie is a hands-free camera that allows you to take pictures from a totally new perspective – you just release it with a flick of the wrist and it will fly off ‘past your arm’s reach’, compose the perfect shot, and snap away. No more embarrassing selfie sticks then. Nixie est un appareil photo mains libres qui vous permet de prendre des photos à partir d'une perspective totalement nouvelle - vous le détachez avec un simple mouvement du poignet et il va s'envoler hors de portée de votre bras, composer la photo parfaite. read... [Lire la suite]
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20 septembre 2014

From missiles to wearables: U of I startup gets $650 000 !

University of Illinois researchers figure that the same techniques that can be used for tracking missiles and space junk can make wearable fitness devices perform better. They envisioned commercializing their motion-recognition technology for defense companies until Mr. Tilton was at a developers conference last year. A speaker was trying to demonstrate a next-generation wearable fitness tracker that automatically would recognize different physical activities. But the technology wasn't working very well because it was slow to... [Lire la suite]
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01 septembre 2014

Internet of things : $8.9 trillion market in 2020, 212 billion connected things

IDC tries to put a number on the Internet of things and while you may quibble over the forecast, the numbers are huge assuming multiple hurdles can be overcome. In a nutshell, the Internet of things is the product of sensors, technology and networking all coming together to allow buildings, infrastructure and other resources to swap information. Today, the Internet of things and machine-to-machine data falls under the big data umbrella with projects just beginning.IDC said the installed base of things connected will be 212 billion by... [Lire la suite]
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27 août 2014

Connected Car Manufacturers Embracing Big Data

In today’s connected world, cars have changed and so have their owners. Big data analytics have transformed driver experiences, capturing real-time data insights from inside and outside of vehicles to improve driver safety, vehicle services and improve the driving experience. With the connected car market reaching $130 billion US dollars by 2019 (Smart Mobility Management), it is no surprise that auto manufacturers are rapidly adopting connected car technology and embedding it within their vehicles. GM recently announced that it... [Lire la suite]
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24 août 2014

M2M and the Internet of Things: A guide

The Internet of Things will consist primarily of machines talking to one another, with computer-connected humans observing, analysing and acting upon the resulting 'big data' explosion. Here's how the next internet revolution is shaping up. L'Internet des objets sera principalement constitué de machines parlantes à l'autre, avec les humains reliés à un ordinateur à observer, analyser et agir sur l'explosion résultant «big data». Voici comment la révolution de l'Internet de la prochaine s'annonce. Read more:... [Lire la suite]
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09 août 2014

Therapy by robots : children play angry birds with them

The use of robots to treat children with psychiatric disorders is not new. But researchers wanted to try an experiment by reversing the roles with a touch pad and app Angry Birds, they let the child tell the robot how to play the game. A tablet and Angry Birds, and now children with mental disorders are able to put themselves in the shoes of a programmer robots. A team of researchers at the Georgia Tech Institute, headed by Pr. Ayanna Howard, has developed a tool for rehabilitation of children with disabilities. L’utilisation des... [Lire la suite]