This Week in the Internet of Things (IoT): 1/30/2015

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.

COLU Wants To Protect IoT Consumers Using Bitcoin Blockchain Tech

colu

What do you get when you cross Bitcoin with the Internet of Things? A very innovative idea. Read more.

FTC Recommends Limits On Data Collection Via The Internet Of Things

FTC IoT

In a much-anticipated report on the so-called-Internet of Things, the Federal Trade Commission laid out on Tuesday steps businesses can take to protect consumers’ privacy. Read more.

How The Internet Of Things Will Solve Traffic Jams And Parking Issues

Traffic And The IoT

The report, which discusses the future of technology as part of the Internet of Things (IoT) — a fancy word for devices that talk to each over WiFi without requiring human interaction — imagines a time 10 to 30 years down the line where cars can communicate with each other to control traffic. Read more.

Kansas City Dreams Of Being The City Of The Future

Kansas City Smart City

In short, Kansas City wants to turn itself into a smart city, the new buzzword used by urban planners and municipal visionaries. The idea is to use more technology to track what’s happening in the city to help improve the quality of life. Read more.

The Deadbolt You Can Unlock With Your Phone

Deadbolt Phone App

The Bolt can connect to your smartphone via Bluetooth LE, letting you unlock your door as you walk up to your house or apartment with an app on your phone. Read more.

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