This Week in Internet of Things (IoT): 10/3/2014

Each week, we scour the Internet superhighway for the latest and greatest Internet of Things news. From product launches to thought leadership articles, below are our five favorite IoT items this week.

By 2018, The Internet of Things Will Be Bigger Than The Smartphone, Tablet, and PC Markets Combined

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Business Insider projects the number of everyday devices that will soon be connected to the Internet to be huge. The types of products predicted to make this shift include everything from home thermostats to intelligent traffic management systems. Read more.

Nixie Wearable Brings a Personal Drone To Your Wrist

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Earlier this year, Intel kicked off its Make it Wearable challenge, a mission to take wearable technology and do things with it that haven’t yet been done — that, maybe, no one had even thought of yet. The finalists are in, and among them is one unique undertaking: a wearable drone that flies from your wrist when needed. Read more.

Kano Ships Its First 18,000 Learn-To-Code Computer Kits, Fueled By $1.5M Kickstarter

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Kano Computing, a startup that plays in the learn to code space by adding a step-by-step hand-holding layer atop the Raspberry Pi single-board microcomputer to make hacking around with code and learning about computational thinking child’s play, has shipped all the hardware kits in its first batch of crowdfunded orders and pre-orders. Read more.

You Can’t Afford to Ignore The Internet of Things

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The internet of things (IoT) is a powerful, unstoppable, world-changing force. Analysts predict that 20 billion to 30 billion “things” will be connected to the internet by 2020. As such, launching an IoT business is quickly becoming an imperative across industries and around the world. Read more.

Meet Wedg, Another Post-Snowden Personal Cloud Device

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Paranoia is de rigueur in the digital sphere, thanks to Edward Snowden’s big reveal that governments everywhere are ceaselessly spying on their citizens via the medium of the Internet. If your data is stored by a consumer cloud service, chances are it’s open to sifting by intelligence agency algorithms (and/or being data-mined for commercial reasons by the service provider). Privacy has been traded for convenience, even if users weren’t aware that was the deal when they first signed up to use slick cloud-based services like Dropbox et al. Read more.

 

 

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